Highlights of Cambodia – 9 Days

Tour Code: CT-1

Experience the incredible diversity, fascinating history and natural beauty of Cambodia on this nine-day tour, travelling through 4 cities, Siem Reap – Kep – Kampot – Phnom Penh. You’ll be amazed by Cambodia’s rich and vibrant culture as you visit famous temples like Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat, sail along the Tonlé Sap River, see the dazzling Royal Palace Complex, visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Prison, the chilled out seaside town of Kep and much more.

Start ~ Siem Reap, Cambodia
Finish ~ Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Physical rating: 2 out of 5

The Itinerary

On arrival in Cambodia, you’ll be met by your airport transfer team, who will accompany you to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Accommodation: Hotel / Meals: Meal is not included on this day.

This tour is hands down the best way to explore Cambodia’s incredible feats of religious architecture. After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll set off to Angkor Wat. Walk through one of the largest religious structures in the world and admire the intricate carvings of heavenly nymphs on the walls. You’ll also learn some interesting history facts as well as fun trivia from your local tour guide as you stroll through the complex. Continue to the Bayon Temple, in the heart of Angkor Thom, where you can marvel at the numerous massive faces of Avalokiteshvara engraved on the towers.

Next, we’ll visit Ta Prohm Temple, filled with crumbling towers and overgrown trees that are centuries-old! Inspect the curious root formations on the walls and live out your Tomb Raider fantasy. 

The tour will end with a sunset at the Pre-Rub Temple before you will be dropped off at the hotel. The glow of the evening light produces reddish hues that contrast beautifully with the surrounding green jungle. The temple also offers stunning views over the rice fields of the Eastern Baray.

Accommodation: Hotel / Meals: Breakfast

Experience the rural side of Cambodia with this half-day tour of Kompong Phluk Floating Village from Siem Reap! The tour begins with a pick up at your hotel, followed by a scenic drive through small yet beautiful villages as well as some rice paddies. Once we arrive, we’ll jump in a boat to enjoy a serene boat ride through the calm waters of Tonle Sap Lake, where you will see big mangrove trees and herds of cattle feeding on grass. Go into the main area of Kompong Phluk, home to approximately 3000 fishing people, and explore this one-of-a-kind floating village. Learn how rural fishing villages work and what the people’s daily routines are like, as well as discover how they’ve built the village to adapt to the changing seasons. Once you’re done walking around, you’ll make your way back to your hotel. (Please note: During the dry season, boats cannot get all the way to the main villages because the water level may be too low; however, the village can be visited by car.)

In the evening, we’ll head off to enjoy Phare, The Cambodian Circus. This traditional Cambodian performance is a phenomenon not to miss! You’ll be left in absolute awe at the talents of these brilliant young performers. An amazing blend of traditional and modern theater, music, dance, acrobatics, juggling and contortion all beautifully choreographed in a story about Cambodian lives and society. Though performed in Khmer with English subtitles on a screen, the story is easy to follow without words and you’ll probably be too enthralled by the performers to keep up with the narrative anyway!

You will head back to the hotel at the end of the show. 

Accommodation: Hotel / Meals: Breakfast

Today, you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Phnom Penh. The flight time is approximately an hour. Once you arrive at Phnom Penh, you will be met by the transfer team and the team will take you to the hotel for a check-in. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Accommodation: Hotel / Meals: Breakfast

This morning we take in everything Phnom Penh has the offer. After breakfast at the hotel, we will be heading to The Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the Central Market where you will enjoy seeking unique souvenirs. 

Afternoon, we will explore the Choeung Ek Killing Field and learn about the atrocities that took place here.  We will continue to visit The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a former school served as Khmer Rouge prison. 

The tour will end with a drop off back to the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel / Meals: Breakfast

Journey by car to Kep after breakfast at the hotel. The chilled out seaside town of Kep is one of our favourite places to wander in Cambodia. This drive is approximately 3 hrs. Once we arrive at Kep, we’ll visit a famous local crab market for lunch, at your own expense. We will then drive to the hotel for a check-in. The remainder of your day will be free to kick back and relax.

Accommodation: Hotel / Meals: Breakfast

Your days will be at leisure to kick back and relax. Suggestion for your free time => You can hop on a boat to glorious Rabbit Island and tuck into some fresh seafood.

Accommodation: Hotel / Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, we will leave for the riverside town of Kampot, around 35 minutes by car from Kep, and very much worth a visit during your stay in Kep. The town is famous for its home-grown Kampot Pepper, salf field, and borders the Gulf of Thailand. En-route, we will visit a salt field where you will find it really interesting to see salt is produced from sea water​​ then let it evaporate naturally into salt crystals under the hot sun. Continue to a local paper farm where you will get to know why Kampot Pepper is well-known. Then, we’ll drive to Phnom Penh to check in the hotel for an overnight stay.

Accommodation: Hotel / Meals: Breakfast

Transfer to Phnom Penh airport for your onward flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Don’t forget you can modify this tour. Whether you enjoy travelling as a part of a small group with other like-minded travellers, or perhaps you are looking for your very own private journey, we have the right option for you. Click on talk to us button to send us your enquiry.