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Lead Price
From £3980pp
Duration
16 days & 13 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Cambodia Explorer

Explore the jungle temples, lively cities and wild waterways of Cambodia on this private holiday tailored to you. Begin your journey in Siem Reap with an exclusive tour of the temples of Angkor, the crowning glory of the Khmer Empire. Continue to Battambang with its centuries-old wats (temples), and stop by a traditional floating village. Next, tour the capital city, Phnom Penh, including the Royal Palace, the National Museum and the Killing Fields. Finish at an eco-retreat on the shores of the Tatai River.

Itinerary

YEAR:
DAY 1: Depart UK
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Depart UK

Catch your overnight flight from the UK to Siem Reap, Cambodia. (N) 

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

DAY 2: Siem Reap
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Siem Reap

Arrive in Siem Reap, gateway city to the Angkor ruins of Cambodia. Transfer to Tara Angkor Hotel for a four-night stay in a superior room. (N) 

DAY 3: Siem Reap
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Siem Reap

Spend the full day touring the temples of Angkor on a private excursion, tailored to you. You may wish to visit the temple complex of Angkor Wat, the crowning achievement of the Khmer kingdom; the temples of Bayon, with their iconic smiling Buddha faces; Ta Phrom, a 12th-century monastic temple whose ruins are entangled by jungle greenery; and the ninth-century Ruluo temples, some of the oldest surviving Khmer buildings. (B) 

DAY 4: Siem Reap
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Siem Reap

This morning, see the sun rise over Angkor Wat as you enjoy a picnic breakfast. The rest of your day is at leisure, with an optional helicopter flight over Angkor Wat and Tonle Sap lake, or a shared Khmer cookery class this afternoon. (B) 

DAY 5: Siem Reap
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Siem Reap

Spend the day at leisure, enjoying the facilities at your hotel, exploring Siem Reap’s bustling centre, or visiting more of the hallowed ruins of the Khmer kingdom. (B) 

DAY 6: Battambang
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Battambang

Early this morning, you transfer by road to Battambang, stopping en route to visit Ang Trapeang Thmor – a protected habitat of the rare sarus crane. Upon arrival, transfer to Bambu Hotel for a two-night stay in a suite. (B, L) 

DAY 7: Battambang
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Battambang

Enjoy a half-day tour of Battambang city, set on the Sangkae River. Your tour includes visits to the temples of Wat Banon and Wat Ek Phnom; and the Battambang Museum, which houses an interesting collection of historical artefacts. The afternoon is at leisure. (B) 

DAY 8: Phnom Penh
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Phnom Penh

Today, you drive to Phnom Penh. En route, enjoy excursions to the floating village of Kampong Luong, set on Tonle Sap lake; and to Kampong Chhnang, where you can watch villagers producing traditional Khmer pottery, including jars, vases, piggy banks and cooking pots. After arriving in the capital city, stay at La Rose Boutique for two nights. (B) 

DAY 9: Phnom Penh
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Phnom Penh

Spend a full day touring Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital city, including lunch at a local restaurant. You visit the resplendent Royal Palace, residence of the current monarch; the National Museum, with its large collection of cultural and archaeological exhibits; Tuol Seng Genocide Museum, which chronicles the Cambodian genocide of the 1970s; and the Killing Fields, where victims of the genocide were taken and are today memorialised. (B, L) 

DAY 10: Phnom Penh • Tatai
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Phnom Penh • Tatai

Your morning is at leisure. This afternoon, transfer to Tatai, a riverside village set amid the Cardamom Mountains. Stay at Canvas & Orchids Retreat – a tranquil eco-lodge set on the Tatai River – for three nights. (B, D) 

DAY 11: Tatai
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Tatai

Join a shared excursion to Tatai Waterfall from your eco-lodge, cruising by boat along a tributary into the heart of the Cardamom rainforest. A picnic lunch will be served beside the waterfalls. (B, L, D) 

DAY 12: Tatai
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Tatai

Take a shared boat excursion to a mangrove forest, passing lush jungle scenery. Enjoy a picnic lunch aboard your boat. (B, L, D)  

DAY 13: Tatai • Phnom Penh
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Tatai • Phnom Penh

Your morning is at leisure. This afternoon, transfer to Phnom Penh. Overnight at La Rose Boutique, a contemporary hotel and spa with French Indochinese flourishes. (B) 

DAY 14: Depart via Bangkok
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Depart via Bangkok

This afternoon, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK via Bangkok, Thailand, flying with Thai Airways. (B) 

DAY 15: UK
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UK

Arrive in the United Kingdom. (N) 

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Experience the temples of Angkor with an expert guide, witnessing the site at sunrise  
  • Guided tour of Phnom Penh, learning Vietnam War history  
  • Stay at an eco-lodge in the Cardamom Forest and visit the Tatai Waterfall by boat  
  • Visit protected conservation areas and experience Cambodian wildlife 
Low Season
From £3980 per person
High Season
From £4075 per person

What's included

  • International flights & domestic flights (if applicable)
  • UK departure & overseas airport taxes
  • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
  • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
  • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
  • Local guides & entrance fees where applicable

Important information

Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
Tailor-made travel
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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