The perfect introductory tour, spend
two weeks embracing Cambodia’s
complicated history and fascinating
heritage whilst you cover all the best
bits of this charming kingdom.
Pay a visit to the extraordinary Angkor Wat, the most iconic structure within the Angkor Complex, as seen on BBC One's Sacred Wonders.
Wander the airy boulevards of Cambodia's charming capital city
Sit back and relax on these tranquil white sandy beaches
Discover your adventurous side at Cambodia's most famous temple complex
Cruise the tranquil waters of this great lake
15 Day Around Cambodia Tour Itinerary
DAYS 1-2 FLY TO SIEM REAP
Fly overnight to Siem Reap. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.
DAY 3 TEMPLES OF ANGKOR
Rising early, journey to the old city of Angkor Thom and pass through the magnificent South Gate flanked by 54 gods and demons. At Angkor Thom's centre is the enigmatic Bayon, a breath-taking temple of innumerable sculptural decorations. Also admire the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Continue to Ta Prohm before the rest of the day is dedicated to Angkor Wat, the most magnificent, and best preserved of all of Angkor's treasures.
DAY 4 CAMBODIAN PHARE CIRCUS
Journey to Kbal Spean to see the intricate stone carvings, and continue on to Banteay Srei, a captivating carved Hindu temple made of rose sandstone. This evening, enjoy the talents of the Phare Cambodian Circus.
DAY 5 CRUISE TONLE SAP LAKE
High Water Season (Aug to Feb) Enjoy a morning cruise on Tonle Sap Lake, visiting the floating village of Kampong Kleng and observing the way of life of these lake communities. Back on dry land visit Beng Mealea, a mysterious temple overrun by the jungle. Return to Siem Reap via Artisan D'Angkor, an organisation working to revive traditional Khmer arts and crafts. This evening sit down to dinner and the Apsara dance show.
DAY 6 THE NATIONAL SILK CENTRE
Begin the journey towards Battambang, 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 Battambang the rest of the day is at leisure.
DAY 7 LA MAISON DE COCO
Head out of town to the 12th century Prasat Banan Temple and admire the breathtaking hilltop views. Return to Battambang and take a stroll through the village of Wat Kor, then explore a local house for a glimpse of traditional Khmer life. Visit a local NGO, La Maison de Coco, where traditional skills such as weaving are taught to locals before a visit to Phnom Sampov to see the bat cave.
DAY 8 VENTURE TO PHNOM PENH
Journey south to Phnom Penh, stopping at the former capital city Udong, a potters' village and Touch Hill.
DAY 9 PHNOM PENH BY CYCLO
A somewhat European city of airy boulevards and colonial villas, scarred still by the events of 1975, Phnom Penh has been engulfed by energy and optimism making it a pleasurable place to be. Today's visits include a cyclo ride to the magnificent Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the National Museum, before reflecting on the past at the harrowing Tuol Sleng Museum and Killing Fields. Sunset at hilltop Wat Phnom rounds off the day.
DAY 10 KAMPOT PEPPER FARM
Depart for the beach town of Kampot, and visit a pepper farm to learn about the renowned Kampot pepper. Enjoy a walking tour of the harming riverside town and it's colonial architecture.
DAY 11 RABBIT ISLAND
Take a boat ride out to Koh Thonsay where you can spend a few hours relaxing on the beach before returning to Kep. Also visit the Kep Crab Market, a seafood lovers' heaven, before continuing to Sihanoukville.
DAY 12 SIHANOUKVILLE AT LEISURE
Spend the day at leisure – explore this lively town or just hit the beach for total relaxation. A delicious group lunch at a local restaurant is included.
DAY 13 RETURN TO PHNOM PENH
Return to Phnom Penh and spend the day at leisure.
DAYS 14-15 FLY PHNOM PENH TO UK
Grab your last minute souvenirs before boarding an overnight flight to the UK, arriving home the following day.
Any customer looking to travel between September - December 2019 should refer to the 2019 Tour Dossier
Tour Dates & Prices
All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal. If your tour departs in less than 30 days, please call our travel experts to book.
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A visa is required for entry into Cambodia. Standard visa processing service is included in your tour cost. We will require your passport, completed visa application forms, and 2 passport photos, taken within the last 6 months, to process your visas. We will require all this information 8 weeks prior to departure. As per our standard visa processing service, passports will usually be returned within 4 weeks of your tour’s scheduled departure. In rare cases you may be required to provide further information or documentation to the Cambodian Embassy; if this is the case we will notify you as soon as possible.
To call the UK the international access code is 0044 then the number. To call Wendy Wu Tours it is 00 44 207 403 7860. Emergency 24 hour telephone (out of office hours) is 00 44 7984 041 625. Mobile Phones Mobile phones are growing in popularity and you will find high quality coverage. We recommend that you contact your mobile supplier if you intend to use international roaming during your holiday and ensure you investigate all associated costs before you leave the UK.Some hotels may have Wi-Fi which usually comes at an additional cost.
Tipping is an expected element in the tourism industry today and Cambodia is no exception. We have established a tipping system whereby every passenger gives a set amount to the National Escort who will distribute the amount appropriately. On multi-country tips, this amount will be paid in stages on arrival in each country. If there is no National Escort, you will need to give your money to your Local Guides and tipping amounts for each city will be shown in your final itinerary. The amount is calculated for each tour. We will indicate the tipping amounts in your final documents for guidance.
Shopping can be a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure. In keeping with most people’s interests whilst on holiday, your tour will include a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs. We have included visits to establishments that not only provide an opportunity to purchase a locally produced, but you’ll witness first-hand how these local products are made, their history and how they support the economy. We are aware that people like to take home souvenirs, so we ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity.
The cost of all meals is included in your group tour cost. Breakfast is served in the hotel and usually includes western dishes. We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or unusual in taste. Any food/diet requests MUST be specified at the time of booking and you should mention it again to the National Escort/ Local Guides when you meet them – they will do their utmost to cater for any special requests, such as vegetarian meals or food to be avoided in case of allergies.
SAMPLE TOUR HOTELS
We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.
Sun & Moon, Urban Hotel
This modern, stylish 4* hotel is centrally located in the heart of Phnom Penh, a stone’s throw from the Mekong. Facilities include a spa with sauna, Jacuzzi, and private treatment rooms, plus a 24-hour gym. Relax with a cool drink in one of the hotel bars, or enjoy the views from the rooftop infinity pool. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel....Read more
Sokha Beach Resort
Sokha Beach Resort is a coastal resort with its own private, sandy beach. Facilities include a spa, salon, fitness centre and currency exchange service, along with in-room Wi-Fi access. You may wish to relax in one of the poolside bars, surrounded by the resort’s private gardens, or enjoy a cool drink on the beachfront deck overlooking the Gulf....Read more
Classy Hotel & Spa
Perfectly located in central Battambang with an outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre, the Classy Hotel embraces both French architecture and more traditional styles. Bedrooms are contemporary, light and spacious with an ensuite bathroom with bathtub. The restaurant serves both local and Western food....Read more
Lotus Blanc Resort
Perfectly combining a French and Khmer aesthetic, the Lotus Blanc is a 10 minute tuk tuk ride from the lively heart of Siem Reap. Stately but chic, there is a large pool, fitness centre, spa, 3 bars and 3 restaurants serving a variety of local and international dishes. Rooms are expansive, bright and minimalist and boast a balcony, bathroom with rain shower, television, tea and coffee making facilities, safe, armchairs and air-conditioning. ...Read more
Boutique Kampot is a comfortable, atmospheric hotel within a modern building inspired by French colonial style. The airy, tiled bedrooms include WiFi access for your convenience. The hotel also features a rooftop terrace where you may enjoy relaxing at sundown after your day exploring this beautiful region....Read more