Cambodia in Depth

Our 12 days Cambodia in Depth tour allows you to uncover the country’s culture and historical artifacts through various outdoor activities. Start in Siem Reap with a bird’s eye view of Angkor Wat on a helium balloon. You will also visit local villages, take a trek to see stone carvings at Kbal Spean, and enjoy a boat ride to Battambang. Discover the fascinating capital city of Phnom Penh, before relaxing in the country’s beautiful beach resort of Sihanoukville.

Day 1

Siem Reap Arrival

Upon your arrival in Siem Reap, be greeted by our local representative and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 2

Siem Reap (B,D)

Get a first glimpse of Angkor  by visiting the early temples of the Roluos Group. Enjoy the spectacular view from above as you depart on a tethered helium balloon flight.
Finally, indulge in a traditional Khmer dinner, set on the terrace of a typical wooden house.

Day 3

 Siem Reap (B)

After breakfast, discover the main Angkor sites on a leisurely bicycle ride. Explore Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King.
In the afternoon, visit Siem Reap’s colorful markets and finally end your day with a tour to the temples of the Small Circuit (including picturesque Ta Prohm) by Cambodian “remork“.

Day 4

Siem Reap (B,L)

Start the day by exploring in depth the famous temple of Angkor Wat, then travel to the countryside to visit the “Citadel of the Women”, continue to the Hindu pilgrimage site Kbal Spean before to go back to Siem Reap, with a stopover at the Landmine Museum.

Day 5

Siem Reap – Battambang (B,L,D)

Start your day by embarking on a private boat that will take you on a fascinating journey across Tonle Sap Lake to Battambang, passing by floating villages and flooded forests (Note: boat trip possible only during high water period between July-December. Alternative transfer by road during low water season).

In the afternoon, explore the surroundings, before to visit in the evening the School of Music & Performing Arts Phare Ponleu Selpak to watch a circus performance (available only on Monday & Thursday).

Dinner at Pomme d’Amour restaurant where you will enjoy a mix of French and Khmer cuisine.

Day 6

Battambang (B)

Have a morning walking & cycling tour of  Battambang to experience the local life. In the afternoon, head to the Bamboo Train station and enjoy the fun traveling  8km aboard a very basic “bamboo platform on 4-wheels”. Finally head to Phnom Sampeau for a fantastic view over the Cambodian landscape.

Day 7

Battambang – Phnom Penh (B,L)

Overland transfer from Battambang to Phnom Penh, with stopover in Kampong Chhnang and Oudong. Evening at leisure.

Day 8

Phnom Penh (B,L,D)

In the morning, visit the most famous landmarks of Phnom Penh by Cambodian “Cyclo”. Head to the Royal Palace and the National Museum before lunch, then continue to the Russian Market, visit the local NGO Apsara Arts Association (AAA) and finish the day tour with a visit to the Wat Phnom.

Finally, enjoy dinner at the renowned Foreign Correspondent’s Club (FCC) located on the riverside.

 Optional: During your day tour, you may include a visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, also infamously named S-21 during the Khmer Rouge regime (only €5 per person).

Day 9

Phnom Penh – Sihanoukville (B)

Transfer from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville. Rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 10

Sihanoukville (B)

Enjoy your day at leisure or enjoy with the optional tour.

Optional: Day trip to Ream National Park. Enjoy one of Ream’s most scenic isolated beaches, surrounded by thick pristine jungle, mangrove forest and off’shore coral reefs. BBQ seafood included (only €55 per person based on 2 people).

Day 11

Sihanoukville (B)

Enjoy your day at leisure or enjoy an optional tour.

Optional: Three Islands tour. Explore Koh Chaluh, Bamboo Island and Koh Tres or Koh Takiev. Snorkel, fish, rest or relax. BBQ lunch included (only €45 per person based on 2 people).

Day 12

Sihanoukville – Phnom Penh – Departure (B)

Transfer back to Phnom Penh for your onward flight.

Siem Reap Accommodation


 

Battambang Accommodation


 

Phnom Penh Accommodation

 

 

Sihanoukville Accommodation

 

 

 4* and 5* accommodation options also available
Please ask our experts today

 

 

What is included in this tour:

  • Return flights from Dublin.
  • Hotel accommodation in half-twin/double shared room with daily breakfast.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner).
  • English speaking local guide, except during the Sihanoukville beach stay which is unescorted
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle unless stated otherwise.
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in itinerary.
  • Boat trip as indicated in itinerary
  • Daily drinking water and cold towels

 

Please note:

  • Price stated is subject to availability & based on two people sharing.
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature are not included.
  • Small deviations in the tour are sometimes necessary depending on road conditions and availability of rooms.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this tour However, we recommend you take out insurance for such a trip. Please ask our Travel consultants for a quote today.

 

 

Country Information

Currency: Cambodian Riel (KHR). US Dollar is also widely accepted.

Vaccinations: No compulsory. Please check with your GP.

Visa: Required for Irish Nationals. You can obtain your visa on arrival. Cost of the visa $20.

Best time to Travel: Cambodia can be visited at any time of the year.

 

 

 

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