With two weeks in Cambodia, travelers have a wealth of options. Go on a classic tour of the highlights, such as Angkor, Phnom Penh, Botum Sakor National Park, and Kon Rong, or opt for an active rural adventure with cycling, kayaking, and exploration by tuk-tuk. Travelers keen to compare Cambodia and Laos can enjoy a journey that begins in Luang Prabang and ends in Angkor. And those with a social conscience can opt for a "feel good" adventure spanning community arts projects to an elephant care center.

Itinerary #1: Best of Cambodia: Temples, Beaches & Nature 

On this two-week journey around Cambodia, you'll visit Angkor's ancient temples, hike and kayak in Botum Sakor National Park, relax on the beaches of Koh Rong, and end by roaming Pnohm Penh—the exciting "Pearl of Asia."

Idyllic beaches await at Koh Rong
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Siem Reap, At Leisure Siem Reap
Day 2 Explore Angkor Temples by Remork (Full Day) Siem Reap
Day 3 HeroRATS, Banteay Srei, Floating Village Cultural Tour & Cambodian Circus Siem Reap
Day 4 Phnom Penh via Spean Praptos, Santuk Silk Farm & Skuon Phnom Penh
Day 5 Phnom Penh, Royal Palace & National Museum, Foodie Tour Phnom Penh
Day 6 Botum Sakor: Cardamom Tented Camp & Afternoon Jungle Hike Botum Sakor National Park
Day 7 Full-Day Cardamom Tented Camp Hiking & Kayaking Botum Sakor National Park
Day 8 Botum Sakor National Park to Koh Rong Koh Rong
Days 9-12 Free Time in Koh Rong (Self-Selected Activities) Koh Rong
Day 13 Koh Rong to Phnom Penh, At Leisure Phnom Penh
Day 14 Depart Phnom Penh  

Kick off your adventure in Siem Reap with two days to explore Angkor's ancient temples, meet the APOPO Visitor Center's landmine-sniffing rats, and paddle the "floating villages" of Tonlé Sap Lake. You'll then travel to Phnom Penh, stopping en route to visit the incredible 12th-century Spean Praptos bridge, the Santuk Silk Farm, and Skuon—nicknamed "Spiderville" for its famous local specialty of deep-fried tarantula. Arriving in the capital city, you'll explore the ornate, pagoda-style Royal Palace, the National Museum, the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and the Choeung Ek Genocidal Center.

Then depart for a journey down the Preak Tachan River to Cardamom Tented Camp in Botum Sakor National Park for hiking and kayaking into the wildlife-rich jungle—a rare chance to spot endangered creatures such as the Siamese crocodile, Asian black bear, and pileated gibbons. You'll then thrill to a high-speed ferry ride to the idyllic tropical island of Koh Rong, where you can indulge in four days of total relaxation. By day, laze on Kon Rong's deserted white-sand beaches, cycle the isle to visit small fishing villages, enjoy snorkeling, or even scuba diving while a vibrant bar and rave scene awaits by night.

You'll return to Phnom Penh for an evening at leisure on the town before saying goodbye to Cambodia. Learn more

Itinerary #2: Siem Reap to the Coast

Explore Cambodia's many facets with this two-week itinerary that starts in Angkor, then explores the countryside around Battambang, the colorful capital city of Phnom Penh, the wilderness of Cardamom Mountains National Park, and the laid-back coastal region of Kampot and Kep.

Pileated gibbons are commonly seen around the Canvas & Orchids Retreat
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Siem Reap, Angkor Wat Sunset Siem Reap
Day 2 Discover Lesser-Visited Angkor Temples, Countryside Walk Siem Reap
Day 3 Explore Angkor Thom by Remork, HeroRATS & Phare Cambodian Circus Siem Reap
Day 4 Transfer to Battambang Battambang
Day 5 Cycle the Countryside, Bamboo Train Ride & Phnom Sampeau Sunset Battambang
Day 6 Battambang to Phnom Penh via Andong Rossey Phnom Penh
Day 7 Koh Kong Canvas & Orchids Retreat in Cardamom Mountains National Park Koh Kong
Day 8 River Cruise and/or Wilderness Hike at Canvas & Orchids Retreat Koh Kong
Day 9 Morning at Canvas & Orchids Retreat, Transfer to Kampot Kampot
Day 10 Kampot Pepper Farm Visit, Transfer to Kep Kep
Day 11 Kep Crab Market, Rabbit Island Excursion Kep
Day 12 Morning at Leisure in Kep, Transfer to Phnom Penh Phnom Penh
Day 13 Royal Palace & Central Market, Sunset cruise on the Mekong Phnom Penh
Day 14 Depart Phnom Penh  

Start the adventure in Siem Reap with an exploration of Angkor Wat, lingering to watch the sunset over the world's largest religious monument. Then take two days to explore other highlight Angkor temples, meet landmine-sniffing rats, and enjoy a night of Cirque du Soleil-style Cambodian circus. Next, boat across Tonlé Sap Lake and up the Sangker River, visiting "floating villages" and spotting crocodiles and waterbirds en route to the laid-back town of Battambang. From here, you'll cycle into the countryside to learn about, and try your hand at, local artisanal industries, and visit the temples atop Phnom Sampeau.

Then drive to Phnom Penh via the pottery-making village of Andong Rossey and Udong, where you'll climb 509 steps to its hilltop stupas. The next day, head west to Cardamom Mountains National Park for two nights of luxury glamping at Canvas & Orchids Retreat for jungle hikes and a river cruise for a chance to spot endangered wildlife, including the Irrawaddy dolphin. Departing Cardamom, head for laid-back Kampot, on the Gulf of Thailand. You'll visit a pepper farm (including a buffalo-drawn ride to Secret Lake) before continuing to the coastal resort of Kep. Here, highlights include a visit to the colorful Crab Market and a boat excursion for a day of relaxation on Kon Tonsai (Rabbit Island).

Finally, return to Phnom Penh for a guided tour that includes the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, and bustling Psar Thmei (Central Market), ending with a sunset cruise on the Mekong RiverLearn more

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Itinerary #3: Rural Adventure in Cambodia

Immerse yourself in the Cambodian countryside and daily life on this two-week active adventure by trekking, cycling, and kayaking to ancient temples and charming villages.

Threshing rice the traditional way
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Siem Reap Siem Reap
Day 2 Explore the Temples of Angkor by Tuk-tuk Siem Reap
Day 3 Cycle to Angkor's Hidden Temples Siem Reap
Day 4 Kayaking Excursion to Tonlé Sap Siem Reap
Day 5 Trekking & Waterfalls at Phnom Kulen Siem Reap
Day 6 Countryside Cycling Excursion: Pagodas, Villages & Rice Fields Siem Reap
Day 7 Boat Journey to Battambang Battambang
Day 8 Countryside Cycling Tour: Local Businesses & Buddhist Temples Battambang
Day 9 Battambang Tour, Bamboo Train, Phnom Sampeau & Dinner at Jaan Bai Battambang
Day 10 Explore Banteay Chhmar & Ta Prohm Temples Banteay Chhmar
Day 11 Discover the Banteay Chhmar Way of Life Banteay Chhmar
Day 12 Transfer to Siem Reap via Banteay Toap Siem Reap
Day 13 Countryside Cooking Class, Phare Ponleu Selpak Cambodian Circus Show Siem Reap
Day 14 Depart Siem Reap  

This journey begins in Siem Reap with two full days exploring the awe-inspiring temples of Angkor by remork and bicycle, including Angkor Wat and the Ta Phrom "Tomb Raider" temple. You'll then kayak Tonlé Sap Lake and visit its "floating villages" for insight into the lives of the Cham inhabitants. Next, hike to the summit of Phnom Kulen to visit its temples and, later, the beautiful Phnom Kulen Waterfall. On day six, you'll cycle into the countryside around Siem Reap to gain a sense of local Khmer farming techniques and rural living before boating the next day up the Sangker River to Battambang, where you might spot Siamese crocodiles and rare waterbirds.

Another day of cycling led by Soksabike includes lunch at a local family home. You'll also take a short ride on the "Bamboo Train" and head to Phnom Sampeau to visit the temples and Khmer Rouge "Killing Caves" atop this limestone plateau. Next, head northwest to Banteay Chhmar for forays to its 10-temple complex and, by kuyon (tractor-taxi), to a silk center, the Mebon Temple, and the ancient Banteay Toap military temple. Returning to Siem Reap, you'll head to a local village to learn the art of traditional Khmer cooking in an interactive group culinary class and end your stay with a Phare Ponleu Selpak performance. Learn more

Itinerary #4: Feel Good Cambodia

Support do-good causes with this 14-day responsible tourism itinerary that includes hiking, cycling, and exploration by boat and remork as you visit such community projects as an art school, elephant care center, and even a circus.

Meet Asian elephants at Kulen Elephant Forest
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Phnom Penh, Royal Palace, Riverside & Dinner at Romdeng Phnom Penh
Day 2 Heritage Tour, Champey Academy, Wat Phnom Cyclo Tour & Sunset Cruise Phnom Penh
Day 3 Farmhouse Resort & Spa via Udong Hill Temples Kampong Chhnang
Day 4 Anlong Svay Waterfalls & Picnic Lunch, Free Afternoon Kampong Chhnang
Day 5 Battambang via Andong Russey, Phnom Sampeau Sunset & Jaan Bai Battambang
Day 6 Countryside Cycling Tour with Soksabike, Phare Ponleu Selpak Circus Battambang
Day 7 Walking Tour in Battambang, Bamboo Train Ride Battambang
Day 8 Explore Siem Reap: Ta Phrom Temple & Dinner at Spoons Siem Reap
Day 9 Explore Angkor Thom & Grand Circuit by Remork (Full Day) Siem Reap
Day 10 Floating Village Boat Tour, Bird Sanctuary, Angkor Wat Sunset & HAVEN Siem Reap
Day 11 Kulen Elephant Forest, Artisans Angkor & Made in Cambodia Market Siem Reap
Day 12 Experience Rural Life, Free Afternoon & Dinner at Chanrey Tree Siem Reap
Day 13 Free Day Siem Reap
Day 14 Depart Siem Reap  

Experience Phnom Penh's cultural scene on day one as you enjoy a guided highlights city tour. The next day, armed with a digital tablet, hop aboard a remork to visit 22 narrated stops, including the Champey Academy of Arts, which trains young disadvantaged students. Then you'll meet Buddhist monks at the Vipassana Dhura Buddhist Meditation Centre en route to the Farmhouse Resort & Spa for two nights at this multi-faceted community aid project—your base for an excursion to Anlong Svay. On day five, depart for Battambang via Andong Rossey and Phnom Sampeau, with dinner at a training restaurant run by the Cambodian Children's Trust.

You'll cycle the countryside to learn about traditional Cambodian life and artisanal industries, then enjoy an evening performance by Phare Ponleu Selpak. Arriving in Siem Reap, you'll spend two days exploring the ancient temples of Angkor, including Angkor Thom and the "Grand Circuit." Then take to the water to visit the "floating villages" of Tonlé Sap and Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary, including a visit to a community-based ecotourism project in Saray. Next, you'll see freely roaming elephants at Kulen Elephant Project and the work of a local NGO active in a rural community. Learn more

Itinerary #5: Laos & Cambodia: Luang Prabang Overland to Siem Reap 

Combine the best of these two distinct countries on this two-week overland adventure. You'll explore Laos' ethnic minority villages, spectacular waterfalls, and Cambodia's ancient temples and "floating villages" as you immerse yourself in the region's rich history and culture.

Luang Prabang's graceful Royal Palace Museum
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Luang Prabang, At Leisure Luang Prabang
Day 2 Cultural Highlights City Tour & Ethnic Villages Luang Prabang
Day 3 Nam Ou River Cruise, Pak Ou Caves & Wat Done Khoun Temple & Monastery Luang Prabang
Day 4 Local Farm Visit & Cooking Class, Waterfall & Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre Luang Prabang
Day 5 Fly to Pakse, Tad Fan Waterfall & Coffee Plantation in Paksong Paksong
Day 6 Ethnic Minority Villages, Tad Lo & Tad Paxuam Waterfalls, To Champasak Champasak
Day 7 Wat Phou UNESCO World Heritage Site, Don Khong Island & Free Afternoon Don Khong
Day 8 Bike & Ferry Tour of "4000 Islands" (Full Day) Don Khong
Day 9 Khone Phapheng Falls, Transfer to Sra'aem (Cambodia) & Preah Vihear Temple Sra'aem
Day 10 Transfer to Siem Reap via Anlong Veng & Choam Siem Reap
Day 11 Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom & Ta Phrom Temples by Remork Siem Reap
Day 12 Floating Village Boat Tour, Bird Sanctuary & Phare, The Cambodian Circus Siem Reap
Day 13 Countryside Cycling: Pagodas, Villages & Dine with the Locals Cooking Class Siem Reap
Day 14 Depart Siem Reap  

In Luang Prabang in Laos, you'll start with a cultural city tour before visiting ethnic minority villages. Then take a boat ride on Nam Ou River to the Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of Buddha effigies. On day four, you'll head to a farm where you'll learn how to make sticky rice into kapoen (Lao noodles). Then enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking the Kuang Si waterfall before visiting Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre. You'll then fly to Pakse, drive to the Bolaven Plateau, high above the Mekong Valley, to visit visit a coffee roaster, villages of the ethnic minority Alka and Katu people, plus the beautiful Tad Fan, Tad Lo, and Tad Paxuam waterfalls.

Next, explore the ruins of Wat Phou, before arriving at Don Khong, the largest of the "4000 Islands." Here you'll spend a day exploring several isles by bicycle and ferry. After visiting the Khone Phapheng falls, cross into Cambodia to visit the 9th-century Preah Vihear Temple and spend a night in the village of Sra'aem. The next day, you'll arrive in Siem Reap, for a full day exploring the ancient temples of Angkor. You'll also explore the "floating villages" and Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary by boat, and cycle the countryside for a "Dine with the Locals" cooking class, before departing Cambodia the next day. Learn more

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