Around Cambodia
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Around Cambodia

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Cambodia has reinvented itself into a destination full to bursting with breath-taking 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.

tour duration 15 Days from
tour price 1,990pp
tour type Group Tour

Places Visited

UK - Phnom Penh (3N) - Kep (1N) - Sihanoukville (2N) - Battambang (2N) - Siem Reap (4N) - UK

Tour Highlights

Wander the airy boulevards of charming Phnom Penh
Discover the rustic towns of Kampot and Kep
Relax on the white sandy beaches of Sihanoukville
Embrace the colonial charm of Battambang
Discover your adventurer side at Angkor Wat
Cruise the tranquil waters of Tonle Sap

Days 1-2 Fly to Phnom Penh
Fly overnight to Phnom Penh. On arrival you will be met by your expert tour guide and transferred to your hotel. You have the rest of the day to explore this fascinating city.
Days 1-2 Fly to Phnom Penh
Day 3 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 making it a pleasurable place to be. Today's visits include 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 3 Explore Phnom Penh
Day 4 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 for your overnight stay.
Day 4 Kep and Kampot
Day 5 Journey to Sihanoukville
Visit the impressive cave temple of Phnom Chhnork before returning 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.
Day 5 Journey to Sihanoukville
Day 6 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 6 Sihanoukville at leisure
Day 7 Travel to 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.
Day 7 Travel to Phnom Penh
Day 8 Journey to Battambang
Journey north to Battambang stopping at Udong, a former capital city, and Touch Hill. Set in some of the country's most beautiful landscapes, Battambang is also home to Cambodia's grandest colonial architecture.
Day 8 Journey to Battambang
Day 9 Battambang Countryside
Head out of town to the 12th century Prasat Banan Temple returning to Battambang via Cambodias only vineyard for 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.
Day 9 Battambang Countryside
Day 10 Travel to Siem Reap
Drive towards Siem Reap, stopping at Puok District to visit the National Silk Centre. Learn about the silk creation process, and the growing and harvesting of mulberries. Continue to Siem Reap where the rest of the day is at your leisure.
Day 10 Travel to Siem Reap
Day 11 Angkor Wat
Start the day with a visit to Ta Phrom. One of the most atmospheric temples, being slowly swallowed by the jungle. Continue to the fortified city of Angkor Thom. We start at the Southern Gate and continue to The Bayon, which is beautifully carved with numerous striking faces. You'll also visit the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the magnificent Angkor Wat.
Day 11 Angkor Wat
Day 12 Tonle Sap & Angkor Wat
This morning take a boat to see the floating villages of Siem Reap. Afterwards, you'll visit the temples of Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre before climbing to the summit of Pre Rup Temple at sunset for a spectacular view of the surrounding landscape.
Day 12 Tonle Sap & Angkor Wat
Day 13 Temples & Siem Reap
Visit the magnificent temple of Beng Mealea, explore a local market and visit Les Artisan D Angkor, where disadvantaged youths are taught how to make traditional Cambodian crafts. In the evening, you'll enjoy an Apsara Dance Show.
Day 13 Temples & Siem Reap
Day 14 Fly Siem Reap to UK
Buy any last minute souvenirs in Siem Reap, before catching an overnight flight to the UK via Bangkok, arriving home the following day.
Day 14 Fly Siem Reap to UK
Day 15 Arrive UK
Arrive home.
Day 15 Arrive UK

Also Available

Private Departures for this tour

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 Departure would be more ideal. Based on exactly the same itinerary as the group tour, our Private Departures give you the freedom to choose your own departure date and simply enjoy your holiday with your family, your partner, or your friends. On Private Departures your tour will be led by an English speaking local guides in each destination

See our private departure itinerary of this tour

Tailor Your Tour

If you like most of the itinerary which we have suggested but you'd like to change the route and the accommodation, speak to our specialist Tailormade team, who can build your perfect itinerary based around where you would like to go, what you would like to see and how much you'd like to spend. Just call us on 0800 9884 888 and we'll help plan your dream holiday.

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Additional Price Information:

Based on London Heathrow departures
Flight upgrades available on request
Land only from £1390 (Phnom Penh - Siem Reap)
Single room from £290
Tipping paid locally US$70

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Additional Price Information:

Based on London Heathrow departures
Flight upgrades available on request
Land only from £1390 (Phnom Penh - Siem Reap)
Single room from £290
Tipping paid locally US$70

Wendy Wu Tours, inspect all of our hotels to ensure they meet the high levels of service which we require for our guests. If the hotels details below for your tour are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be used.

Cardamom Hotel & Apartment
Cardamom Hotel & Apartment - Phnom Penh, Cambodia (3 Nights)
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Located in the heart of Phnom Penh, the Cardamom Hotel & Apartments offers modern rooms with air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, tea making facilities and a minibar. The hotel also offers free Wifi, a restaurant featuring local and international dishes, and a bar.



Kampot Diamond
Kampot Diamond - Kampot, Cambodia (1 Nights)
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Featuring superb mountain and river views, the Kampot Diamond Hotel provides spacious air conditioned accommodation with private balconies, satellite television and a minibar. Private bathrooms come with shower facilities and complimentary toiletries. Complimentary Wifi is available, and there is an onsite restaurant serving local cuisine.



Holiday Villa Nataya Hotel
Holiday Villa Nataya Hotel - Sihanoukville, Cambodia (2 Nights)
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Less than a 2 minute walk to Serendipity Beach, Holiday Villa Nataya provides modern, air conditioned rooms. Offering city or ocean views, each en-suite room has satellite television, a safety deposit box and tea making facilities. The hotel also features an outdoor pool, a fitness centre and Wifi throughout. The onsite restaurant offers local and international cuisine.



Classy Hotel
Classy Hotel - Battambang, Cambodia (2 Nights)
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Angkor Holiday Hotel
Angkor Holiday Hotel - Siem Reap, Cambodia (4 Nights)
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This small hotel features air conditioned rooms with flat screen satellite television, en-suite facilities, safety deposit box and complimentary bathrobes. There is also a spa with sauna, an outdoor pool with a hot tub, and an onsite restaurant offering international cuisine. Room service is available and there is also an onsite bar.



Bangkok Extension

Bangkok Extension

tour duration 4 Days from tour price 380pp
Hong Kong Glimpses

Hong Kong Glimpses

tour duration 3 Days from tour price 240pp
Hong Kong in Focus

Hong Kong in Focus

tour duration 4 Days from tour price 420pp

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.

Phone Calls
International and domestic calls can be made from your hotel room. To call the UK the international access code is 00, followed by the country code 44, then the local area code (omitting the first 0), 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. There are active roaming agreements with all phone carriers; however SMS and call rates can be expensive. 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.
 
Internet & Email
Internet cafes can be found in all major cities and even in some small towns. This is often the easiest and cheapest way to stay in touch. Most hotels have a business centre with internet access, but at a slightly higher rate. Some hotels may have Wi-Fi which usually comes at an additional cost and may only be available in hotel lobbies. 

Tipping is an expected element in the tourism industry today and Cambodia is no exception. Many passengers are often uncertain of how much to tip so 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 for the kitty is calculated for each tour depending on the length, group size, and services used during the trip.
 
We will indicate the tipping amounts in your final documents for guidance.

A lot of tourist shopping in Southeast Asia is made up of copied brand items and reproduced antiques. We have had cases where passengers have bought goods in stores, especially jewellery only to find upon their return home that they are of inferior quality.
 
In keeping with most people’s interest whilst on holiday, your tour will include a reasonable number of opportunities to visit local shops and government factories. This may vary depending on local conditions, and should never interfere with your itinerary’s included sightseeing.
Shopping can be fun and entertaining, especially in local markets in Southeast Asia where souvenirs can be purchased for next to nothing. However passengers must realise that in Southeast Asia the authenticity and value of goods is always questionable. If the price seems too good to be true, then it probably is! 

The cost of all meals is included in your group tour cost. Breakfast is a combination of local and western food, usually served buffet style at the hotel you are staying in. Lunches and dinners consist of traditional cuisine and are served at reputable local restaurants. As is traditional in this region, lunch and dinner consists of small dishes of local cuisine which is then placed on the table for everyone to share so you can experience the variety of speciality dishes. The amount served is more than ample for the whole group. We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or unusual in taste.
 
Drinks will be at each tour members’ own expense and paid for at the end of each meal. Beer is widely available and cheap. Westernstyle wine is very expensive to import and is not widely available except at upmarket restaurants. Bottled drinking water, soft drinks and fruit juices are also widely available – remember that you should only have ice or fruit juices from a trusted restaurant, where they will use boiled or bottled water.

Due to the French colonial influence in some Southeast Asian countries, black tea (commonly referred to as ‘lip-ton’ by the locals), coffee and baguettes are available in most places. However, the local style is to have sweet condensed milk with their tea and coffee. Fresh dairy milk is not usually served but many restaurants will provide this if requested. ‘Cafe Sua-da’ (or iced coffee with milk) is a favourite choice amongst the locals.

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What's Included

all international airfares
all domestic transportation, departure taxes and current fuel surcharges
all accommodation
all meals
entrance fees, guides and daily tours
visa fees for UK passport holders

Why Book This Tour?

This tour is ideal for those looking for a comprehensive tour of Cambodia’s famous cities and scenic areas, as well as some more off the beaten track destinations. We have designed this tour to make the most of the time available and have utilised travelling by road to allow you to experience Cambodia’s scenic countryside.

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