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Come to Cambodia in 2019

Home to the world-renowned temples of Angkor, Cambodia often makes it to the top of everyone's travel wish list, and it’s no wonder why. Whether you would like to discover the capital city of Phnom Penh or cruise down the Mekong River, our tailor made team would be happy to help you design your perfect trip to Cambodia in 2019. Alternatively, if you’d like to combine Cambodia with the sights of neighbouring Thailand, Laos or Vietnam, just let us know and we can create the ideal Southeast Asian adventure for you.

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Our top picks for a tailormade holiday in Cambodia

Captivating Cambodia, the lesser explored of the Southeast Asia nations is definitely one to explore more of. From the sunkissed beaches of the west to iconic Angkor Wat and Siem Reap in the north and the former Khmer empire of Battambang in the east – whatever takes you to Cambodia we’ve got some inspiration below to help you decide what to do on your holiday to Cambodia.

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Siem Reap

Siem Reap is the gateway to Cambodia’s vast and spectacular Angkor Temple Complex, which is undoubtedly one...
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Phnom Penh

Once considered the ‘gem’ of Asia, Phnom Penh has overcome its tragic past and sprung back to life....
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Kompong Thom

Kompong Thom is a small, picturesque town in central Cambodia, on the Stung Saen River. Given its strategic...
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Battambang

Despite being the second largest city in Cambodia, with a population of over 250,000 and the leading...
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Sihanoukville

White sand beaches, undeveloped tropical islands and a laid-back traveller vibe make Sihanoukville...
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Kep

Kep was Cambodia’s first seaside resort, founded by the French elite in 1908, who imported sand, built...
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Angkor Wat

The symbol of Cambodia and a staggering example of Khmer genius, the temples of Angkor have to be seen to be...
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Preah Vihear

The raw wilderness of Preah Vihear has remained virtually untouched by tourism, making it the perfect getaway...
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Useful tips for planning your tailor-made holiday to Cambodia

How long would you like to holiday in Cambodia for?

Cambodia's main attractions of Phnon Penh - capital city and international transport hub, and Siem Reap - gateway to the temples of Angkor, can easily be visited in as little as six days. With anything longer than this you can add to your itinerary lesser-visited temples outside of the Angkor complex, spend a little time on the beach, explore the charming coastal towns or go in search of the rather cute Irrawaddy dolphins.

What sort of accommodation would you prefer?

There's an ever-improving accommodation range in Cambodia from functional 3 star hotels to superb 5 star properties inspired by colonial France with something to suit all budgets. A number of well-known international chains have hotels in the major cities from Sofitel to Park Hyatt though there's also a fantastic selection of boutique hotels with plenty of style and character. Depending on your itinerary you may wish to mix it up a little using different standards of hotels according to the destination - a large resort with plenty of facilities in one city and a smaller boutique property in another.

What internal transport options would you prefer?

As a relatively compact country most touring itineraries in Cambodia can be completed by car with the average journey time between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap just 5.5 hours. After years of bombing during the Vietnam War, Cambodia's road network requires a fair amount of TLC so be prepared for potholes, traffic and delays especially on routes between lesser-visited destinations. Domestic flights with Cambodia Angkor Airways are available between the major cities and can shave a few hours off travel time on longer journeys. With 1,900km of navigable waterways, Cambodia is an ideal destination to sample travelling by boat, whether it's scenic cruises between Siem Reap and Battambang or on Tonle Sap Lake or a luxury week-long cruise from Phnom Penh to Saigon in neighbouring Vietnam.

What pace of travel would you be comfortable with?

The pace of a tour can make or break your holiday - if it's too hectic you may spend more time tired than excited and if it's too slow you may regret missing out on more sights. Once you know how long you have to spend in Cambodia and what places you wish to visit, our tailor-made team will be able to advise on the amount of time best spent in each place and if required, can work in the odd morning or afternoon at leisure for you to explore independently or simply relax at your hotel.

Are there aspects of Cambodia that you are particularly interested in?

Whether it's Cambodia's tragic recent history that you're passionate about or you have a keen interest in Buddhism, we'll do our best to accommodate your interests by including unique cultural experiences, guided touring to particular spots or fun activities. As you'd expect of a country sandwiched between culinary powerhouses Thailand and Vietnam, Cambodia has a wonderfully varied and tasty cuisine so perhaps consider a cooking class during your visit to take home a skill that'll impress friends and family.

Would you like to combine neighbouring countries with your Cambodia itinerary?

Vietnam and its capital Saigon are a simple day's journey from Phnom Penh and would make a wonderful addition to your South East Asia adventure. From Saigon you can spend a few days cruising the waterways of the Mekong Delta, visiting floating markets and candy industries, or include a luxury beach stay along the coast. From Cambodia you can either fly to Vietnam or take a combination of road transfer and boat. Alternatively, you may wish to combine Cambodia with neighbouring Thailand or Laos.

How you can make the most of your budget

The best way to make your money go further is to stay in 3 star accommodation and travel in the shoulder seasons when the weather is starting to change and prices are reasonable. Peak holiday seasons will see costs of services soar so if you are planning to travel during these busy times, book far in advance to ensure the best prices and availability. If you let us know your approximate budget at the planning stage we will be better able to select hotels that fit within your budget and offer the best value for money.

Inspirations for a holiday in Cambodia

Take the road less travelled and see some parts of Cambodia that are sometimes missed. Here are four inspirational things to see and do when travelling to Cambodia

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Visit the Foreign Correspondent's Club

The Foreign Correspondents Club (or FCC) in Phnom Penh gained fame and notoriety in the late 70’s. It was the haven for foreign journalists in need of solace and cold beer away from the war weary streets of the capital. They’d hastily get their exclusive stories ready for the morning papers. Nowadays it is a popular hangout and a great place to grab a cold beverage especially from the cool roof top bar!

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Relax on Sihanoukville's beaches

White sand beaches, undeveloped tropical islands and a laid back traveller vibe make Sihanoukville Cambodia’s most happening beach destination. Occheuteal Beach is a 4km long strip of sand with ramshackle restaurants, Serendipity Beach is a rocky outstrip with atmospheric bars while Victory Beach is perfect for families. Excursions to the nearby islands offer opportunities for snorkelling, diving and kayaking.

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Aspara Dance Performance

The walls of the sprawling Angkor complex are adorned with engravings of ladies performing an ancient dance – known as Aspara. Whilst in Siem Reap (home to Angkor Wat) you can head to a traditional dance and dinner evening where you will witness firsthand how these dances look plus you get to enjoy some delicious authentic Cambodian cuisine at the same time!

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The faces of Bayon

In the middle of the Angkor Thom complex in Siem Reap sit 54 gothic towers, each with four faces on them – one facing in each direction. These impressive 216 faces are said to represent the four sublime states of Buddhism – charity, compassion, sympathy and equanimity. A walk through here is highly recommended and sure to put a smile on your face!

Suggested Tailor-made Holiday itineraries for Cambodia

Whether you're looking for a foray into Cambodia's many incredible archaeological wonders or an Indiana Jones-style adventure combined with some beach time, we've got an itinerary to suit you encompassing neighbouring Thailand and Vietnam for double the fun.

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Cambodia Discovery

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Best of Thailand & Cambodia

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Spend a week in Thailand uncovering the buzz of Bangkok, learning how to prepare Thai cuisine, visiting the...

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Classic Vietnam & Cambodia

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An inspirational 16 day journey through Vietnam and Cambodia! Taking in the limestone peaks of Halong Bay and...

Beyond Angkor

With wild jungles and national parks, pristine southern beaches and offsure islands, beautiful temples and vibrant cities, Cambodia has so much more to offer. Aside from Phnom Penh, the nation’s proud capital located on the mighty Mekong River with beautiful colonial architecture and old-world charm, and Siem Reap, gateway to the fabled Angkor Temples, Cambodia remains refreshingly untouched by tourism and is ripe for discovery.

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