Authentic Cambodia

12 Days

from £2,165

This classic tour is the perfect introduction to Cambodia, encompassing many of the country’s highlights into a compact time frame, with the option of extending your stay at the charming beach resort of Sihanoukville.

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Day 1 UK to Phnom Penh

Fly from the UK to Phnom Penh from London Heathrow, or you local regional airport. Please ask for details of options available.

Day 2 Arrive Phnom Penh

Upon arrival at Phnom Penh Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure, to relax or explore the local area.

Day 3 Phnom Penh (BL)

Following breakfast at your hotel,  join a city tour. Start at the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, the most sacred shrine in the country, where 5,000 silver tiles cover the floor. Continue to the National Museum filled with Khmer art and sculpture. In the afternoon, following lunch, visit the moving Genocide Museum, a reminder of the Khmer Rouge regime, offering an insight into how the country has developed since this difficult time. End the day with a stroll along the Mekong, and a cocktail with scenic views.

Day 4 To Battambang (BL)

Enjoy breakfast before starting your morning drive to Battambang, located to the north-west of Phnom Penh. On the way, visit a traditional floating village by boat, as well as a local pottery village. On arrival in Battambang, check-in to your hotel.

Day 5 Battambang (BLD)

Today, you get to experience the real Battambang, starting with an enjoyable half-hour ride aboard the Bamboo Train, followed by lunch. In the afternoon, visit a local vineyard and winery, and maybe sample some produce, before dinner.

Day 6 To Siem Reap (BL)

Have a tasty hotel breakfast, before your drive to Siem Reap, which will take around 3 hours. On arrival, check-in at your hotel and make the most of your afternoon at leisure in this fantastic location.

Day 7 Siem Reap and Temples (BL)

Visit the impressive Angkor Wat Temple complex. Spend time exploring the main temple, before heading to a quiet corner of the complex for a tasty picnic lunch. In the afternoon, travel around the rural countryside of Siem Reap by vintage army Jeep, and witness the local rural life. Return to your hotel and relax before your evening at the renowned Phare Circus Show.

Day 8 Siem Reap and Temples (BL)

Breakfast at your hotel is followed by a morning visit to Banteay Srei, made of magnificently carved red sandstone, the jewel of Khmer art, to meet the chef who will take you on a cookery adventure. Explore the market, learn about the ingredients and cook some traditional Khmer dishes in a beautiful villa garden. In the afternoon, visit Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple and Ta Prohm Temple,
unlike most other Angkor temples, it has been left just as it was when discovered, overgrown by the jungle.

Day 9 Fly to UK (B)

Transfer to Siem Reap airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your holiday to Sihanoukville.

Sihanoukville Extension

from £375

Continue to the coastal region of Sihanoukville, to spend a few days relaxing on the glorious white sand beaches.

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Day 9 Fly to Sihanoukville

Fly to Sihanoukville and transfer to your hotel for a three night stay.

Days 10-11 Sihanoukville (B)

Enjoy a daily hotel breakfast, before spending the rest of the time relaxing on Sihanoukville’s white sand beaches, and swimming in the calming waters.

Day 12 Fly to UK (B)

Transfer to Phnom Penh Airport for your flight back to the UK.

Your 4★ Accommodation

Tour Name: Authentic Cambodia

Duration: 9 or 12 Days

Price from £2,165

Land only from £1,395

Single supplement from £255

Sihanoukville Extension from £375

Sihanoukville single supplement from £215

Prices and products are subject to availability at the time of booking.

The deposit for these arrangements is £300 per person. Balance is due 10 weeks before departure.

Please call 020 8543 8133 for more information or to make a booking.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • International flights
  • Accommodation based on twin share at 4★hotels
  • Transfers
  • Transportation
  • Tours as stated
  • Meals as stated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Local tips
  • Personal spending
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees

Sihanoukville Extension

Includes:

  • Flight to Sihanoukville
  • Airport transfers
  • 3 nights accommodation at a 4★ hotel
  • Meals as stated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

Phnom Penh: Aquaris Hotel & Urban Resort

This contemporary hotel is a short walk away from the Tonle Sap River and 11 km from Phnom Penh International Airport. The rooms feature free WiFi and flat-screen TVs, plus minibars, tea and coffeemakers, and either city or river views. Other amenities include an open-air restaurant/bar, a rooftop infinity pool with sun loungers, a spa and an art gallery.

Battambang: Battambang Resort Hotel 4★

Battambang: Battambang Resort Hotel 4★

Located on the outskirts of Battambang, in a scenic village set amidst rice fields, the comfortable guest rooms have views of the garden or lake. There is an outdoor pool.

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Siem Reap: Tara Angkor 4★

This elegant hotel is a short walk from the archaeological exhibits at Angkor National Museum and just 6 km from the iconic Angkor Wat temple complex. The modern rooms provide free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, mini fridges, and tea and coffeemakers. There are 2 lounges and 2 restaurants, plus a bar by an outdoor pool, a spa and a gym.

Sihanoukville: Dara Independence Beach Resort & Spa 4★

Set on 35 hectares of lush vegetation, overlooking a private beach, this resort & spa is 650 m from the shores of the Gulf of Thailand. The rooms come with flat-screen TV’s, minibars, safes, and tea and coffeemakers; some offer water views. Family units have living areas/kitchenettes. Amenities include a private beach, a gym, an outdoor pool, and a spa with Gulf views, in addition to a playground, billiards and tennis. There are 2 restaurants (1 on a terrace) and 2 bars.