13 days / A Great Cambodia Circuit

From $1,390
Group size Regular
Depart Daily
Tour ID CAM13
culture
history
wonder

Imagine a country full of ancient and modern history, saturated with beautiful religious monuments, teeming with wildlife, and lush with rice fields, grasslands, and rivers. This is probably not how most people think of Cambodia, but after travelling through the country on this 13-day tour, your opinion is likely to change. Get off the tourist trail and let our travel experts show you the real heart of Cambodia.

			

The tour starts in the capital of Phnom Penh, where the former granduer of French Indochina shines through in glimpses amongst the modern buildings of this rapidly growing city. Although the city was the epicentre of the tragic Khmer Rouge regime of the late 1970s, Phnom Penh’s main sights remained relatively untouched. The splendour of the Royal Palace, graceful lines of the National Museum, and the tree lined river quay are just some of the highlights of the capital.

From Phnom Penh, head north to the rural areas of Kampong Thom and Kratie. Situated upon river banks, these two towns receive gloriously few tourists. Pre-Angkorian temples, rice fields, and dense grasslands dominate the scenery of these towns. But perhaps the biggest draw to the area, is a chance to see the endangered Irrawaddy dolphins that inhabit the shallow pools of the Mekong around Kratie.

Spend 3 days in Siem Reap , the base town for exploring the Temples of Angkor. Built between the 9th and 13th century, hundreads of temples lie within the area that once served as the capital for the mighty Khmer empire. With your expert guide, your tour will not only expose you to the beauty of the temples, but also to the wonders of this ancient kingdom. As well as this you will have the unique experience of taking a hot air baloon ride over the temples.

As you continue your loop through rural Cambodia, travel toward the country’s second biggest city, Battambang. Full of semi-neglected, French colonial buildings and situated on the banks of the Sangker River, the town has a quiet charm about it. But the surrounding countryside is what really makes Battambang shine as it is filled with rice paddies as far as the eye can see, stilted wooden houses, fruit farms, and, of course, temples. From here you will make your way back to Phnom Penh and end your tour where it began.

See the best Cambodia has to offer as you travel from city to countryside on the ‘Grand Tour’. Visit ancient wonders and witness the everday life of the local people, whose giant smiles and friendly greetings will be a constant reminder just how special place Cambodia is.

Day 1: Phnom Penh / Arrival

Arrival in Phnom Penh. We welcome and transfer you to hotel. Rest of the day is your leisure time to explore the city on your own.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 2: Phnom Penh

Morning, visit the notorious Choeung Ek Killing Fields & Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21 prison) which serve as a testament to the crimes of the Khmer Rouge (From 1975–1979. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, take some minutes at Independent Monument for photo taking. After that, visit the opulent Royal Place, home to Cambodia’s Royal family, and its Silver Pagoda. Continue your visit at The National Museum with its superb collection of Khmer art. The last place to visit today is Wat Phnome, the most famous buddhist temple in Phnom Penh.

Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.

(B,L)

Day 3: Phnom Penh → Kratie

Head to Kampong Cham, soak in the scenery of rural Cambodia, drive through cashew nut plantations, rice fields, and traditional villages. Tour the town center before continuing to Wat Nokor.

Afternoon, your lesiure in the sleepy riverside town of Kratie. Enjoy a spectacular Mekong sunset.

Overnight in Kratie.

(B,L)

Day 4: Kratie

Morning, a walk to a local market, see local people trading. Set out for a countryside tour. And then board a boat to try and catch a glimpse of the endangered, freshwater Irrawaddy dolphins. Continue towards the village Sambo for a visit of Wat Sorsor Mouy Roy Pagoda.

Afternoon, cross the river to the island of Koh Trong, take a horse cart or biking, see floating village and much more. Return to Kratie by boat.

Overnight in Udom Sambath, Kratie.

(B,L)

Day 5: Kratie → Kampong Thom

Depart for Kampong Thom, see the countryside scenery and the local life during the transfer. Visit take 1000 steps climbing up to Phnom Santuk Mountain, enjoy spectacular vistas from the top. Continue by road to Kampong Thom. Afternoon, your leisure time in Kampong Thom.

Overnight in Kampong Thom.

(B,L)

Day 6: Kampong Thom → Siem Reap

Heading out to north of town, visit Sambor Prei Kuk, a jungle-enclosed temple complex, very less touristy and worth your visit. See the melding of architecture with nature surrounding. Lunch with local food. Continue towards Siem Reap.

On arrival in Siem Reap, check-in at the hotel and leisure in the afternoon.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

(B,L)

Day 7: Siem Reap

Morning, visit to the antique capital of Angkor Thom. Continue your visit at Ta Prohm, one of the most beautiful temples in Angkor. Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon, visit Angkor Wat the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor.

Evening, enjoy buffet dinner and watch Khmer Traditional Dance Show at a local restaurant.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

(B,L,D)

Day 8: Siem Reap

Morning, visit some famous temples in Siem Reap including: East Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Panan, Preah Khan, Pre Rup.

Afternoon, sightseeing at the Tonle Sap Lake, the “Great Lake” of Cambodia, on a traditional wooden boat.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

(B,L)

Day 9: Siem Reap

At 8.00am, we drive out of the city to go to Koh Ker. Abandoned to the forests of the north, Koh Ker, capital of the Angkorian empire from AD 928 to AD 944. It takes about 1.5 hour to reach Koh Ker. On arrival, we start to explore the complex.

10.30am, we drive back to Siem Reap. On the way back, we stop at two famous temples: Prasat Neang Khmaw & Prasat Pram. Lunch at a local restaurant near Beng Mealea temple.

1.30pm, we visit Beng Mealea temple. Enjoy a short walk through the dense jungle and discover the wonders of an overgrown temple, Beng Mealea, which lay undiscovered for centuries. We proceed to the last one that we visit today, Banteay Srey, the “gem” of the Angkor area.

Overnight in Siem Reap. (B,L)

Day 10: Siem Reap → Battambang

Transfer from Siem Reap to Battambang. Afternoon, arrive in Battambang, home to some of the most well preserved colonial French buildings and is Cambodia’s second largest city. After checking into hotel, rest of the day is spent at your leisure.

Overnight in Battambang.

(B,L)

Day 11: Battambang

Exploring the city. Visit Phnom Sampeau, home to the killing caves and a small temple. Continue the tour with a ride on a bamboo train. Disembark and visit local villages and farms on the way to Wat Banan, an 11-century temple on a mountain. Climb to the top and enjoy the views over the beautiful countryside. Afternoon, visit to the many cultural villages around Battambang and many more.

Overnight in Battambang.

(B,L)

Day 12: Battambang → Phnom Penh

Morning, depart from Battambang and travel to Kampong Chhnang, known for its traditional pottery. Continue to Oudong, the former royal capital of Cambodia and enjoy an ox-cart ride through the city. Climb the stairs to the top of Oudong Mountain and enjoy magnificent views. Afternoon, drive to Phnom Penh, stop at Koh Chen, an island in the Tonlé Sap River. Arrival in Phnom Penh, check-in to hotel.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

(B,L)

Day 13: Phnom Penh / Departure

Morning, breakfast at hotel. Your leisure time for walking around and shopping in Phnom Penh until we transfer you to airport for your departure flight.

(B)

Tour price per person in USD

Option Basic
3 star
Deluxe
4 star
Luxury
5 star
First Class
Price 1,390 1,650 1,990 2,590

Saving 5% of the price for group from 3 persons upwards

The price includes:

  • Hotels & accommodations.
  • Meals as mentioned (B,L,D = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • English speaking local guide
  • Transfers as mentioned
  • Entrance fees.

Excludes:

  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses

Note: The tour price based on two persons onwards.

Hotels & Accommodation

3 star hotels

HANOI: La Dolce Vita hotel, Golden Rooster hotel, La Suite hotel

Halong Bay: Royal Palace Cruise, Majestic cruise, Renea Cruise

SAPA: Panorama Sapa hotel, Vista hotel

HUE: Rosaleen Hue hotel, Serene Palace Hue hotel, Shining Serene Hotel

HOI AN: Hai Au hotel, Kim An hotel, Vinh Hung Library hotel, Thanh Binh 3 hotel

NHA TRANG: Asia Paradise hotel, Majestic Nha Trang Hotel, Paris Nha Trang hotel, Balcony Nha Trang hotel

HO CHI MINH: Le Duy hotel, Elios hotel, Lavender Le Anh Xuan, Cap Town Hotel, Ha Hien Signature hotel

CAN THO: Hau Giang hotel, Anh Dao Mekong hotel, Sai Gon Can Tho hotel

CHAU DOC: Chau Pho hotel, Hung Cuong hotel

PHNOM PENH: King Grand Boutique hotel, Le Grand palace boutique hotel, Flora Boutique hotel

SIEM REAP: The Amazing Residence, Angkor Holiday Hotel, Central Boutique Hotel

Kratie: Mekong Dolphine hotel

VIENTIANE: Aaron Hotel

VANG VIENG: Annecy Hotel 

Xieng Khuang: Vansana Hotel Plain of Jars

Luang Prabang: Villa Mahasok Hotel

YANGON: Hotel Grand United (Ahlone), Hotel Grand United (21st Downtown)

BAGAN: Bawga Theiddhi Hotel, Bagan Umbra Hotel , Bagan View Hotel

MANDALAY: Hotel Amazing Mandalay, Sakura Princess Hotel Mandalay

INLE: Royal Inlay Hotel (Nyaungshwe), Hotel Amazing Nyaung Shwe

NGAPALI BEACH: Thande Beach Hotel, Jade Marina Resort

KYAIKHTIYO: The Eternity Resort, Golden Rock Hotel

KALAW: Hill Top Villa Resort Kalaw, Dream Villa Hotel

MONYWA: Win Unity Resort Hotel

4 star hotels

HANOI: Tirant Hanoi hotel, The Light hotel, Rex hotel, Pearl hotel, Conifer boutique hotel

Halong Bay: Sapphire Cruise, Sliversea Cruise, Aclass Stellar

SAPA: Chau Long Hotel, Sapa Legend hotel, Bamboo hotel

HUE: Emm Hue hotel, Cherish hotel

HOI AN: Belle Maison Hadana Hoi An hotel, Silk Luxury Hoi An hotel, Lantara Boutique hotel, Emm Hoi An hotel

NHA TRANG: Rosaka Nha Trang hotel, Nha Trang Palace hotel

HO CHI MINH: Harmony Saigon Hotel, Eden Star hotel, Golden Central hotel

CAN THO: Iris hotel, West Can Tho hotel, Fortuneland Hotel

CHAU DOC: Victoria Nui Sam Lodge

PHNOM PENH: Queen Grand Boutique Hotel

SIEM REAP: Queen grand boutique hotel, Iroha Garden hotel, Sunway Phnom Penh hotel, Tara Angkor hotel, Somadevi Angkor Boutique, Memorie Angkor Boutique

Kratie: Rajabori Resort

Kapongthom: Glorius hotel & Spa

Shihanuk Ville: Mary Beach Resort, Legacy Resort

VIENTIANE: That Luang d’Or Hotel

Vang Vieng: Inthira Vang Vieng

Xieng Khuang: Vansana Hotel Plain of Jars (DLX) Hotel

Luang Prabang: Souphattra Hotel

YANGON: Esperado Lake View Hotel Yangon, Best Western Green Hill Hotel

BAGAN: Amazing Bagan Resort, Myanmar Treasure Resort

MANDALAY: Eastern Palace Hotel, Yadanarpon Dynasty Hotel

INLE: Ananta Inlay Resort, Myanmar Treasure Resort Inle

NGAPALI BEACH: Amata Resort and Spa, Amazing Ngapali Resort

KYAIKHTIYO: Mountain Top Hotel

KALAW: Royal Kalaw Hill Resort, Kalaw Heritage Hotel

MONYWA: Win Unity Resort Hotel

5 star hotels

HANOI: Hilton Hanoi hotel, Pan Pacific Hanoi hotel

Halong Bay: Sealife Cruise, La Regina Royal, Cruise, La Regina Legend Cuise, Stellar of the Sea Cruise, Orchird Cruise

SAPA: Victoria Sapa hotel, Silk Path hotel

HUE: Indochine Palace hotel, Imperial Hue hotel

HOI AN: Sunrise Hoi An Resort, Palm Garden Beach Resort & Spa, Silk village Hoi An, Royal hotel Hoi An.

NHA TRANG: Sunrise Beach hotel & Spa, Mia Resort, Novotel Nha Trang, Sheraton NT, Diamond Bay Resort & Spa, Champa Island Nha Trang Resort.

HO CHI MINH: Nikko hotel, Majestic Sai Gon Hotel, Pullman hotel, New World Saigon Hotel.

CAN THO: Victoria Can Tho resort, Vinpearl Can Tho hotel

CHAU DOC: Victoria Chau Doc hotel

PHNOM PENH: Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel , Palace Gate hotel & resort

SIEM REAP: Sokha Angkor Hotel , Sarai Resort & Spa , Ajaili hotel

Shihanuk Ville: Sokha Beach Resort

Vientiane: Green Park Vientiane

Vang Vieng: Riverside Boutique

Xieng Khouang: Vansana Hotel Plain of Jars

Luang Prabang: Luang Prabang View

YANGON: Rose Garden Hotel, Chatrium Royal Lake Hotel Yangon

BAGAN: Aureum Palace Hotel Bagan, Bagan Lodge

MANDALAY: Mercure Mandalay Hill Resort, Rupar Mandalar Resort

INLE: Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min Hotel, Aureum Resort Inle

NGAPALI BEACH: Aureum Palace Hotel Ngapali, Ngapali Bay Villas And Spa

KYAIKHTIYO Limited choices: Mountain Top Hotel 3*

KALAW: Kalaw Heritage Hotel, Kalaw Hill Lodge

MONYWA: Win Unity Resort Hotel


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