Cambodia Discovery

Cambodia
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Immerse yourself in ancient sites and breathtaking beauty on this nine-day Cambodian adventure. Start in the hustle of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and then wind your way through cities and countryside to Cambodia, where you’ll learn about the country’s sobering history, discover the laidback culture of the Khmer communities, stay with locals on an immersive homestay and try delicious local eats cooked by your hosts (and at the many markets). Take a river cruise at sunset and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Angkor complex – full of ancient temples, jungle-covered ruins and fascinating landmarks.

Availability

From 02/03/2024 to 05/01/2026

Departure dates & prices

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  • Mar Sat 02 2024 to Mar Sun 10 2024
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    $954*
  • Apr Sun 07 2024 to Apr Mon 15 2024
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    $892*
  • Jun Sun 16 2024 to Jun Mon 24 2024
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    $1,000*
  • Jul Sun 14 2024 to Jul Mon 22 2024
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    $950*
  • Jul Tue 30 2024 to Aug Wed 07 2024
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    $1,000*
  • Aug Sun 11 2024 to Aug Mon 19 2024
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    $950*
  • Sep Sun 01 2024 to Sep Mon 09 2024
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    $1,000*
  • Sep Sun 15 2024 to Sep Mon 23 2024
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    $1,000*
  • Oct Sun 13 2024 to Oct Mon 21 2024
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    $1,040*
  • Oct Sun 27 2024 to Nov Mon 04 2024
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    $1,040*
  • Nov Sun 10 2024 to Nov Mon 18 2024
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    $1,040*
  • Nov Sun 17 2024 to Nov Mon 25 2024
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    $1,080*
  • Nov Sun 24 2024 to Dec Mon 02 2024
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    $1,080*
  • Dec Sun 01 2024 to Dec Mon 09 2024
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    $1,080*
  • Dec Sun 15 2024 to Dec Mon 23 2024
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    $1,080*
  • Dec Sun 22 2024 to Dec Mon 30 2024
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    $1,080*
  • Dec Sun 29 2024 to Jan Mon 06 2025
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    $1,080*
  • Jan Sun 05 2025 to Jan Mon 13 2025
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    $995*
  • Jan Sun 19 2025 to Jan Mon 27 2025
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    $995*
  • Feb Sun 16 2025 to Feb Mon 24 2025
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    $995*

What's included

Enjoy the guidance of a local expert as you temple-hop at the dazzling Angkor complex, one of Southeast Asia's most stunning sights and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Confront the sobering but important Khmer history with a visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21) and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek in Phnom Penh.
Stay with locals during a homestay in Chambok that puts you right in the heart of everyday life in Cambodia.
Enjoy a village walk and waterfall visit, then join in for a local dinner and cultural performance.
Watch the sun set over Bokor Mountain on an evening cruise in Kampot – one of Cambodia's most attractive old towns.
Make the most of your free time with hiking, cycling and spa-day opportunities and see all the natural beauty that Cambodia has to offer.
By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, CRST.
Donations help them break the cycle of poverty in Cambodia by inspiring and empowering children with education opportunities.
Breakfasts Included: 1.
Dinners Included: 1.
Guesthouse (4 nights),Homestay (1 night),Hotel (3 nights).
Public bus,Private minibus,Boat,Train.
Age: min 15.
Group Size: 1 - 16.
Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21).
Phnom Penh - The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek.
Kampot - Sunset cruise (join-in).
Kampot - Heritage walking tour.
Chambok - Traditional dancing.
Chambok - Waterfall hike.
Chambok - Homestay and activities.
Chambok - Khmer Dinner.
Siem Reap - One day Angkor Pass.
Siem Reap - Angkor Temples Guided Tour.
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Itinerary

  • 1 - Ho Chi Minh City Xin chao! Welcome to Vietnam. Your adventure begins with an important welcome meeting at 6 pm. If you arrive early, get out and discover the city's blend of old and new, East and West and sample a baguette or some of the excellent coffee on offer - both markers of the city's strong French influence. Equally essential are visits to the Reunification Palace (the site of South Vietnam's surrender in April 1975) and the War Remnants Museum. As there isn't much time to explore Ho Chi Minh City on this tour, it's highly recommended you spend a day or two extra to get a real taste of this busy city. After your meeting, why not get a taxi and head to the night markets at Ben Thanh - teeming with good food and local handicrafts, it's a perfect start to your adventure.
  • 2 - Phnom Penh Travel by local bus through rural Vietnam and Cambodia this morning, making your way to Phnom Penh. With two border crossings and a stop for lunch, this is a long travel day, so maybe have a good book or a road trip game handy. Cambodia's capital city is set on a major junction of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers and boasts some fine examples of French-inspired architecture. You may want to take a cyclo tour of the city's sights when you arrive, which includes the central market, US Embassy, Wat Phnom, Mekong Riverfront, independence monument and Royal Palace. If you're in the mood for shopping, stop in at the art deco Psar Thmei (Central Market) or travel out to Psar Tuol Tom Pong (the Russian Market) for the best range of local souvenirs.
  • 3 - Phnom Penh Take a day to explore the swirl and bustle of Phnom Penh. Visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21) and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek. These serve as sobering reminders of the violent rule of the Khmer Rouge. Here you can learn more about this confronting but important chapter in history - if you'd rather not visit these sites, simply let your leader know. Otherwise, the rest of the day is free for you to explore. You could visit Wat Phnom - a Buddhist temple shrouded in myth - or the National Museum and its excellent Khmer collection. In the evening, maybe head out with your group for a drink overlooking the Tonle Sap River.
  • 4 - Kampot Take a local train to Kampot this morning - one of Cambodia's most attractive old towns. Famous for its pepper, Kampot supplied most French restaurants with this vital spice for many years during colonial rule. Today, the region is more renowned for its plantations of durian - a spiky, pungent fruit that you'll either love or hate - try it and see! Follow your leader for a stroll along the riverside and observe the French architecture, learn about the local heritage buildings and maybe have a cup of coffee on the veranda of one of the riverside restaurants to admire the view of the Bokor Mountain Range. A traditional massage is also highly recommended here from the local enterprise Seeing Hands - one of the most enjoyable ways of supporting a local charity, you'll change into loose cotton pyjamas and then put yourself in the capable hands of one of the blind masseurs. In a country with no social security, the training and support provided by the centres allow blind Cambodians to support themselves. This afternoon, head to the dock at the Kampong Bay River and board a local boat for a serene cruise with a stunning view of the sun setting over Bokor Mountain.
  • 5 - Kampot Enjoy a free day in the chilled-out town of Kampot today. For a unique photo opportunity, head to the centre of the town, where a giant durian statue sits smack in the middle of a roundabout. Maybe browse for some goodies to take home at the covered market. The nearby countryside is also a delight to explore - among fields of Kampot pepper and rice, there's a salt field and limestone cave. Inside the cave sits the small 7th-century brick temple Phnom Chhnork.
  • 6 - Chambok This morning, take a private vehicle into rural Cambodia to the village of Chambok in the Kampong Speu region. There's a lot of natural beauty to discover here and the Chambok community is renowned for its ecotourism. A member of the Chambok community will take you on a village walk when you arrive and will be happy to chat about their community's history, lifestyle and local ecotourism projects. Meet the families you'll spend the night with and settle into your homestay before walking around the village and exploring at your own pace. Maybe head to a nearby waterfall - if it's warm enough, you may even opt for a swim! Tonight, head to the community centre to enjoy a traditional Khmer dinner prepared by women from the community. You'll also be treated to a traditional dance performance - tonight is an unforgettable local experience!
  • 7 - Siem Reap Today, take a private transfer to Siem Reap - this small but expanding town is the gateway to the famed Angkor archaeological site. This is the most popular destination for travellers in all of Cambodia (maybe even all of Southeast Asia!). When you arrive, maybe explore the markets - a great place to shop or try some cheap, delicious street food. Tonight, you're free to fine the best spot for a local feed - your leader is always on hand with great recommendations.
  • 8 - Siem Reap Today, you'll visit the world-famous Angkor complex with your local guide. These temples were built between the 9th and 13th centuries when the Khmer Empire was the pre-eminent influence in Southeast Asia. The temples were believed to represent the cosmic world and were set in perfect balance, symmetry and composition. The intricately carved bas-reliefs and architectural designs are mind-blowing, and there are some spectacular photo opportunities at any time of day! The ruins are scattered over some 160 square km, but the main cluster of temples are close to Siem Reap. You'll have plenty of time to fully appreciate the great archaeological sites of Angkor Wat, the Bayon and the jungle-covered Ta Prohm, among others.
  • 9 - Siem Reap With no activities planned for today, you can depart the accommodation at any time. That doesn't mean your adventure has to end! If you wish to spend some extra time in Siem Reap, just speak to your booking agent.
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