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Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Best of Cambodia

14-day tailor-made holiday from £3,580 pp incl. flights


Short description

Ancient icons, coastal relaxation and mountains filled with wildlife


  • Watch sunrise over Angkor Wat, the former capital of the Khmer Empire
  • Uncover Cambodia's sometimes turbulent history in Phnom Penh
  • Enjoy seafood and sunsets on the island of Koh Rong
  • Explore ancient rainforests from a floating river lodge

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Phnom Penh
  • 1 Night Kampong Thom
  • 3 Nights Siem Reap
  • 3 Nights Koh Rong
  • 2 Nights Koh Kong


Recommended for:
Activity adventure | Best of holidays | History & culture | Natural world

Open the door to Cambodia's centuries-old cultures and diverse landscapes on this country-spanning tour, beginning with Phnom Penh's gilded temples before guided tours introduce you to the jungle ruins of Angkor and the floating villages of Tonlé Sap. Then it's on to Koh Rong seafood and sunsets on Cambodia's palm-studded southern coast. Explore everything from coast to jungle on a range of optional activities before heading west to Koh Kong and the floating Canvas & Orchids Retreat. This unique riverside hotel, set among the Cardamom Mountains, is the ideal base for exploring the region's ancient rainforests and rare wildlife.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Depart UK

Arrive at your departure airport where included VIP lounge access will leave you feeling relaxed for your overnight to Phnom Penh.

Days 2-3
Phnom Penh

Arrive into Cambodia's capital where you'll be met for a private transfer to your chosen hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore, so perhaps venture out to one the many restaurants that line the river for your taste of authentic Cambodian cuisine. The next day, a guided city tour will introduce you to the capital's sights. Visit the National Museum with its astonishing collection of pre-Angkorian and Angkorian artefacts. Then, spend time at the Royal Palace and its neighbouring Silver Pagoda, whose silver floor is made up of some 5,000 individual tiles. In the afternoon, visit the chilling Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the site of the notorious S-21 security prison, and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek. Both sites are a testament to the insanity of the Pol Pot era and while they can be challenging, heart-wrenching places to visit, they give an important insight into recent Cambodian history. Please note, dinner is included on day three only.

Stay: Pavilion Hotel (Superior) or Raffles Hotel Le Royal (Deluxe)

Meals: B D

Day 4
Phnom Penh to Kampong Thom

Set out today on the picturesque drive to Kampong Thom, stopping along the way to stretch your legs in Skuon and wander around the busy market. Look out for the local delicacy – sautéed spiders. Then, stop for lunch at a silk farm before a tour of the ruins of Sambor Pre Kuk, the pre-Angkorian capital of the Chenla civilization and one of the oldest temple cities in Southeast Asia. The city was built by King Ishanavarman I (616-635) and dedicated to Shiva in the 7th century. In more recent times, Sambor Pre Kuk became a Khmer Rouge stronghold during Cambodia's civil war and was the target of heavy American bombing. It's believed that there were up to 200 temple remains here before hostilities began; sadly only around 100 remain today but you'll have the chance to explore some of the most impressive.

Stay: Sambor Village, Kampong Thom (Superior)

Meals: B L

Day 5
Siem Reap

Drive north to Siem Reap along a road used during Angkorian times as a trading and pilgrimage highway. A small number of the road's original, now-1000-year-old stone bridges are still in place. After lunch at a local restaurant, you'll arrive into Siem Reap to begin exploring the vast temple complex of Angkor Wat. Marvel at the grand interiors of the great temple, wandering its corridors, central chambers and upper terraces as your local historian guide helps you decipher the myriad stories behind the intricate, bas-relief carvings. Later on, weather permitting, you'll head to a vantage point to watch the sun set over the temple ruins. And, on return to the city, perhaps head out on an optional tour, with a nighttime Vespa tour introducing you to the after-dark delights of Pub Street with food and street-food snacks included.

Stay: Shinta Mani Angkor, Siem Reap (Superior) or Park Hyatt Siem Reap (Deluxe)

Meals: B L

Day 6
Angkor Temples

Set off before dawn to see the sunrise over Angkor Wat, soaking up the unique atmosphere from the edge of the ancient library pools. Then, enjoy breakfast outside the temple before continuing to Angkor Thom and the enigmatic stone faces of Bayon. Return to your hotel before an afternoon visit to Preah Khan – a temple of tumbling stone structures bound together by tree roots – and jungle-clad Ta Prohm. Once home to 2,740 monks, Ta Prohm today looks much as it did in the early 1850s, when French explorer Henri Mouhot 'rediscovered' this crumbling site.

Stay: Shinta Mani Angkor, Siem Reap (Superior) or Park Hyatt Siem Reap (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 7
Tonlé Sap Lake

A day trip from Siem Reap brings you to the vast expanse of Tonlé Sap – the 'Great Lake'. In the morning, you'll drive to Chung Khneas village for a cruise to the lake's floating villages, communities that come complete with schools, restaurants and even a hospital. Call into the Gecko Environment Centre, an educational project funded by the United Nations Development Program, to raise awareness among the local community of Tonlé Sap's ecological importance and the threats it faces. You'll then continue through dense mangroves and out onto the lake itself to watch as local fishermen ply the waters in a dazzling array of colourful boats. In the afternoon, having returned to Siem Reap, there will be free time for shopping at the local markets or to spend a few relaxing hours by the hotel pool.

Stay: Shinta Mani Angkor, Siem Reap (Superior) or Park Hyatt Siem Reap (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Days 8-10
Koh Rong

Take a private transfer to the airport for the short flight south to Sihanoukville. From there, another transfer will take you to the port where you'll embark on a speedboat ride to the breathtaking island of Koh Rong. Prepare to be enchanted as you spend three unforgettable nights in this sun-kissed island paradise, with a choice of beachfront accommodation offering everything from jungle trekking to snorkelling and diving.

Stay: Anaya Koh Rong (Superior) or Royal Sands (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Days 11-12
Koh Kong

Returning to the mainland, you'll head by road, then boat, to Koh Kong, watching as the countryside changes from flat, open plains to the jungle-clad Cardamom Mountains. And it's here, bobbing on a pontoon in the Tatai River, that you'll find your boutique hotel. Framed by unspoilt virgin rainforest, it's a delightfully secluded spot to relax for the final few days of your holiday. Enjoy sunset cruises, kayak through mangrove waterways and hike to hidden waterfalls as you look out for rare clouded leopards, Asian elephants, gibbons and Malaysian sun bears, or, simply relax at the lodge with a hydro-massage or on your private deck, taking in the views.

Stay: Canvas & Orchids Retreat, Koh Kong (Superior)

Meals: B

Days 13-14
Depart for UK

Lodge staff will accompany you on a boat journey back to Koh Kong, where your guide and driver will be waiting to transfer you to Phnom Penh for your overnight flight home, arriving in the UK on day 14. 

Meals: B



Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior Deluxe

14-day tailor-made holiday
from £3,580 pp incl. flights


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from £3,580 pp. incl. flights

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from £4,370 pp. incl. flights


  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return flights between London, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanouk
  • Private transfers through-out
  • 11 nights accommodation in 4* (Superior) hotels on a mix of B&B and half-board basis
  • Private touring with local guides, highlights include:
  • Learn about the Khmer history in Phnom Penh
  • Visit ancient ruins of Sambor Pre Kuk, pre Angkorian capital
  • Explore the huge temple complex of Angkor Wat
  • Sunrise at Angkor Wat with breakfast outside the temple
  • Ancient ruins of Preah Khan bound together by tree roots and jungle-enveloped Ta Prohm
  • Cruise on Tonle Sap Lake

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Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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Helicopter Ride Over Angkor Wat


While in Siem Reap, there is the option of taking a helicopter ride over Angkor Wat and the floating village, for a unique, bird's-eye view of the temples. The views are simply sensational and few get to see the temples of Angkor Wat from such a vantage point.

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