Travel Guide to Cambodia: Here's Your Classic Cambodia Tour Itinerary

Author: Priyanka Saxena on Mar 04,2024

Cambodia, a much-celebrated tourist destination in Southeast Asia, is bordered by Thailand to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Laos to the northeast, and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest making a tour to Cambodia an amazing way to begin a trip of Southeast Asia. So, get ready for your next vacation excursion towards an off-center destination which is a blend of adventure and serenity with our travel guide to Cambodia, and have an unmatchable experience.


Places To Visit

Siem Reap, Battambang, Phnom Penh, Kampot, Koh Rong, Kep


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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Siem Reap

Today you begin your Cambodia journey by boarding your international flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, you're met by your private guide at the airport and taken to your hotel. After check-in and having some time to relax, make your way out for an afternoon tour to the wonderful temples of Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre. Banteay Srei means Citadel of the Women, and your guide will explain you about how it's locally considered to been constructed by women since the carving is too fine to be done by the hand of a man.

Day 2: Siem Reap Exploration

This morning, youll visit the most iconic site of Cambodia, i.e. Angkor Wat. Explore this phenomenal temple in the early morning light, thus escaping the crowds. Your private guide will be able to assist you in exploring the site, discovering hidden spots that don't make the postcard images. Later in the afternoon, experience something extraordinary and escape from the temples and town of Siem Reap with a boat trip on Southeast Asia's largest freshwater lake, the Tonle Sap. Accompanied by your experienced guide, visit some of the floating markets and experience the exceptional daily life of the people so entangled with this distinctive biosphere. Keep your eye out for some rare variety of birdlife as well.

Day 3: Private Tour of Siem Reap

Start your exploration of the wonderful temples of Angkor today, visiting the mysterious Ta Prohm at dawn accompanied by an experienced private guide. You can opt to go back to your hotel for some relaxation or continue exploring as you wish. After lunch, continue with a private guided tour of the medieval city of Angkor Thom, which houses the alluring faces of the Bayon. End your day watching the sunset from the Bayon.

Day 4: Some More Time in Siem Reap

Today is the final day to continue exploring the temples of Angkor with your guide, the itinerary can be customized as per your interests. Perhaps explore new temples or revisit some of your favorite ones from the previous two days.

Day 5: Enjoying Activities in Siem Reap

A free day today to explore Siem Reap town, relish a leisurely day by the pool, join a cooking session or splurge in a spa treatment.

Day 6: Venturing to Battambang

After breakfast, you will traverse overland to the colonial town of Battambang and will spend two nights in a character property.

Day 7: Full Day Tour of Battambang

Today you will enjoy a full day tour around the area starting with a fun cooking session at a street side venue followed by an entertaining audio cyclo tour.

Day 8: Heading to Phnom Penh

Your guide takes you to the airport this morning for your flight to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel before getting on a private guided tour of the city's cultural highlights. The Royal Palace and National Museum are special delights and also the busy market and a number of lively pagodas.

Day 9: Exploring Phnom Penh

Today is a relaxing experience exploring the recent tumultuous history of a nation virtually ruined by civil war. Your private guide will take you to the Killing Fields outside Phnom Penh as well as to the genocide museum, a striking reminder of the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge. The afternoon is free for you to explore the city on your own, you could have a stroll around the Russian market.

Day 10: Traveling to Kampot

Traverse down to Cambodia's southern coast today where you soak in the colonial wonders and pepper culture around Kampot. Check in to your basic yet characterful hotel.

Day 11: Cooking Session in Kampot

Today, get ready for a full day tour at one of Kampot's finest pepper plantations where you get to know about the various processes involved, create some superb pepper infused dishes and enjoy dinner with views of the ocean beyond.

Day 12: Visiting Koh Rong

Today, youll depart Kampot and continue your journey west along the coast to Sihanoukville and the unperturbed island of Koh Rong. Spend the next few days at the splendid Royal Sands Hotel.

Day 13: Walking Tour of Koh Rong

Spend the full day today at leisure. Perhaps enjoy a stroll along the vast stretch of white sand beach or try out one of the many activities on offer at the hotel.

Day 14: A Relaxing Day in Koh Rong

Spend your last day relaxing at leisure. Discover a good spot on the beach, by the pool or splurge in a signature spa treatment.

Day 15: Journey to Kep

Today, youll be driven to the coastal village of Kep accompanied by your private guide. This 3-hour journey passes through pepper plantations which used to be one of the most in-demand spices in the world. The calm fishing village of Kep is the perfect place to relax at the end of your vacation.

Day 16: Enjoying Boat Ride in Kep

Spend the day at leisure today. Visit Rabbit Island, which is at a short boat ride away from the mainland. Relax in a hammock, swim in the sea and feast on seafood.

Day 17: Free Day in Kep

Today is entirely free for you to relax. Your hotel has a magnificent pool area or you might like to try out the spa. For a special occasion, you can also book a private barbecue overlooking the Kep National Park.

Day 18: A Private Tour of Kep

Faded French colonial architecture and a quaint, laidback atmosphere impart an air of the forgotten colonial past to Kampot. Your private guide will show you around the major sites today on a private tour.

Day 19: Departure Back Home

Today you return back to Phnom Penh, a journey of 3 hours with private guide, for your onward flight back home. For more travel inspiration, read all our articles for some amazing trips around the world.

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