Cambodia beaches and temples

Phnom Penh, Kep, Kampot, Sihanoukville, Battambang, Angkor Wat

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Overview

Cambodia has reinvented itself as a destination full to bursting with breathtaking temples, gorgeous beaches and a fascinating heritage. A laid-back and enticing land, the real pleasure comes from its ability to make you feel like an explorer again.

Itinerary Summary

By Day Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Phnom Penh arrival
Day 2 Explore Phnom Penh Breakfast
Day 3 Kep and Kampot Breakfast
Day 4 Sihanoukville Breakfast
Day 5 Sihanoukville Breakfast
Day 6 Phnom Penh Breakfast
Day 7 Journey to Battambang Breakfast
Day 8 Colonial Battambang Breakfast
Day 9 Travel to Siem Reap Breakfast
Day 10 Angkor Wat Breakfast
Day 11 Siem Reap Breakfast
Day 12 Siem Reap Breakfast
Day 13 Siem Reap departure Breakfast

Full itinerary

Day 1

Phnom Penh arrival

Arrive to Cambodia’s captivating capital, Phnom Penh. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

Meals:

Day 2

Explore Phnom Penh

A somewhat European city of airy boulevards and colonial villas, scarred still by the events of 1975, in recent years Phnom Penh has been engulfed by energy and optimism. Today’s visits include the magni cent Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the National Museum, before time to re ect on the past at the harrowing Tuol Sleng Museum and Killing Fields. Sunset at hilltop Wat Phnom rounds off the day.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3

Kep and Kampot

Depart for the beach town of Kep, stopping en route at Tonle Bati, a peaceful site of Angkor-era temples. Travel on to a pepper farm to learn about the renowned Kampot pepper. Take a boat ride out to Koh Thonsay where you can spend a few hours relaxing on the beach before returning to Kep.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4

Sihanoukville

Visit the impressive cave temple of Phnom Chhnork before traveling to Kampot for a walking tour. A charming riverside town, Kampot has a wealth of colonial architecture to discover. Travel to Sihanoukville, Cambodia’s premier beach resort. Head up to the summit of Victory Hill for late afternoon views down over the city and Gulf of Thailand. The next day spend it at leisure at the sunny beach.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5

Sihanoukville

Free at leisure in Sihanoukville 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6

Phnom Penh

Return to Phnom Penh with a stop en route at the Kirirom National Park. Here footpaths wind their way amongst lush greenery and gushing waterfalls – keep an eye out for a variety of bird species.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7

Journey to Battambang

Journey north to Battambang stopping at Udong, a former capital city. Also visit potters’ village and Touch Hill. Set in some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes, Battambang is also home to Cambodia’s grandest colonial architecture.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8

Colonial Battambang

Head out of town to the 12th- century Phnom Banan Temple returning to Battambang via Cambodia’s only vineyard for a wine tasting. Take a stroll through the village of Wat Kor, and explore a local house for a glimpse of traditional Khmer life. Visit a local NGO, La Maison de Coco, where skills such as weaving are taught to locals.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9

Travel to Siem Reap

Begin the journey towards Siem Reap, stopping in Puok District to visit the National Silk Centre. Learn about the cultivation of silk, from the planting of mulberry trees used to raise the silkworms to the harvesting of silk threads. Observe the artisans using the dyed and treated silk threads to create beautiful products in the workshops. On arrival in Siem Reap the rest of the day is at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10

Angkor Wat

The Angkor Archaeological Park encompasses over a thousand temples, all the remains of different capitals of the Khmer Empire between the 9th and 15th centuries. Rising early, the tour begins at Ta Prohm – a temple which has been left in the grips of the jungle. Continue to the walled city of Angkor Thom and pass through the magni cent South Gate. At Angkor Thom’s centre is the enigmatic Bayon, a temple of innumerable sculptural decorations. The rest of the day is dedicated to the indescribable Angkor Wat. While away an afternoon in its shady precincts, and examine its wealth of intricate embellishments.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 11

Around Siem Reap

Journey to Kbal Spean to see the intricate stone carvings in the river bed and banks. Continue on to Banteay Srei, a richly embellished Hindu temple. Explore the early 12th-century temple of Banteay Samre before climbing to the summit of the Pre Rup for views over the lush paddy elds at sunset. Lunch will be taken at a traditional Khmer home.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 12

Tonle Lake and Floating villages

Enjoy a morning cruise on Tonle Sap Lake, visiting a oating village and observing the way of life of these lake communities. Back on dry land visit Beng Mealea, a mysterious temple overrun by jungle. Return to Siem Reap via Les Artisan D’Angkor, where disadvantaged youth are taught traditional Cambodian crafts.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 13

Siem Reap

Grab your last minute souvenirs before transferring to airport for a departure flight back to your home-country.

Meals: Breakfast

Trip Notes

Inclusions

  • Accommodtion with daily breakfast
  • English speaking guide [Other language are available]
  • All transfers / transportation
  • Daily bottled water on coach
  • Meals plan as mentiond in the tour plan

Exclusions

  • Visa
  • International and or Domestic flights
  • Tips

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