Day 1 UK to Phnom Penh
Fly from London Heathrow, or a regional airport to Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Day 2 Arrive Phnom Penh
Upon arrival in Phnom Penh, you will be met and transferred to your hotel to check-in. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax, or explore the local area.
Day 3 Phnom Penh (B)
In the morning, following breakfast at the hotel, there will be a Cyclo Tour of Phnom Penh. See Wat Phnom Temple, where the city was founded, then continue to the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda and the poignant Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Visit the colourful Russian Market, and later in the afternoon, head to the riverside area of Phnom Penh for an atmospheric sunset river cruise.
Day 4 Phnom Penh and to Kratie (B)
After breakfast, leave Phnom Penh for Kampong Cham, a former French trading post on the Mekong River. After a brief tour, your journey continues to Wat Nokor, an 11th century Angkor era Buddhist temple. Travel onward to Kratie, and check-in at your hotel on Koh Trong Island. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Day 5 Kratie (B)
Enjoy a hotel breakfast, before driving to the village of Kampi, one of the best places to view the rare Irrawaddy Dolphins on the Mekong River. After hopefully, spotting some dolphins, continue towards the village of Sambo, and visit Wat Sorsor Mouy Roy, the 100 Pillar Pagoda. Return to Koh Trong and experience a local horse cart ride, or you may prefer to pedal yourself around the island on a bicycle. Visit the island’s Wat, where you can join in a special tree planting project by planting your own tree. Sample some local fruits and visit a traditional Vietnamese floating village.
Day 6 Kratie to Kampong Thom (B)
Breakfast at the hotel is followed by the start of your journey to Kampong Thom province, pausing en route at Phnom Santuk Mountain. Here you can climb the 980 steps to the top, to visit the pagoda and marvel at the panoramic views over the countryside. Upon arrival, and check-in at your hotel, enjoy a leisurely afternoon cycling tour along the river, or relax by the beautiful hotel pool.
Day 7 Kampong Thom to Siem Reap (B)
Fill up with breakfast, before your drive to Siem Reap, and a visit Sambor Prei Kuk, one of the most important pre-Angkorian sites in the country. Stop at a local village to see bamboo and rattan goods being made. Arrive into Siem Reap, check-in at your hotel, and the remainder of the day is at leisure.
Day 8 Siem Reap (B)
Explore Ta Prohm Temple, unique in that it has been left largely as it was found, overgrown by jungle trees and vines. Continue to Banteay Kdei and Srah Srang. Later, visit the historic city of Angkor Thom, entering the city through the ancient South Gate. Also see the Bayon Temple, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. This evening there will be a performance of ‘Phare, the Cambodian Circus’ for you to enjoy.
Day 9 Siem Reap (B)
Visit Angkor Wat at sunrise, and enjoy a tasty breakfast at Angkor Café, just across from Angkor Wat, before visiting the temple. Continue to Banteay Srei, constructed of pink sandstone, and marvel at the rural sunset over the paddy fields and beautiful countryside, from the pyramidal Pre Rup Temple.
Day 10 Fly to UK (B)
Take your transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK at the end of your Discover Cambodia tour.
Your 4★ Discover Cambodia Accommodation
Tour Name: Discover Cambodia
Duration: 10 Days
Price from £2,055
Land only from £1,355
Single supplement from £245
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.
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- International flights
- Accommodation based on twin share at 4★ hotels
- Tours as stated
- Meals as stated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Local tips
- Personal spending
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Phnom Penh: Queen Grand Boutique 4★
Positioned in the centre of Phnom Penh, the hotel has a rooftop spa pool, a Sky Bar with great views and a restaurant serving a selection of Khmer and Western cuisine.
Kratie/Koh Trong: Rajabori Village Resort 4★
Set just a 10-minute boat ride from Koh Trong Island, Rajabori Village Resort, offers a peaceful retreat in traditional Cambodian style. It is a 10-minute walk from Wat Chong Koh Pagoda and Wat Kbal Koh Pagoda, and Kratie City is a 20-minute boat ride away. The rooms have large windows that overlook the garden, and are equipped with a fan and comfortable seating area. The restaurant offers a variety of local, as well as Western dishes.
Kampong Thom: Sambor Village 4★
Opposite the Stung Sen River, this hotel is just 2 km from the Tep Nimitt Buddhist Pagoda. The rooms, featuring wood floors, come with tea and coffeemakers, minibars and free WiFi, as well as furnished terraces. Other amenities include a restaurant, an outdoor pool with a terrace and sun loungers, and a poolside bar.
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.