Dig into the nature, history, and fascinating culture of Cambodia on this two-week trip that takes you from temples to tropical beaches, a lush national park, and the bustling capital city. Start in the gateway to the temples of Angkor, Siem Reap, where you'll take a cooking class and see the amazing Phare Circus. Spend a few days relaxing in an island paradise, take a boat trip to a secluded resort deep in the Cardamom Mountains, and end your trip with a food tour in Phnom Penh.
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When is the best time to visit?
There’s no bad time of year to visit Cambodia, but the main tourist season happens when temperatures are coolest from November through February. To avoid some of the crowds, visit towards the end of the country’s dry season, which extends all the way into May.
Where to go in Cambodia?
For an iconic Cambodian experience, tour the temples of the ancient city of Angkor. Additionally, there are many undiscovered off-the-beaten-path gems, like the untouched island beaches of Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem, the up and coming bustling city of Phnom Penh, and the 216 stone faces carved at Angkor Thom.
How many days do I need?
Budget at least 6 days in Cambodia to explore the temples and also get to know the vibrant community.
This 15-day tour of Cambodia brings you to the wonders of Angkor, Phnom Penh, the heritage town of Battambang, the pristine natural beauty of the Cardamom Mountains, and the tropical island paradise of Koh Rong. Get off the tourist trail and experience a different side of the Kingdom of Wonder, with visits to remote temple complexes and villages, and the chance to experience the Phare Circus and take a boat trip through the rainforest with a backdrop of mountains and rivers.
See Cambodia by bike, following a pilgrimage route from Angkor to the Siem Reap Province. By getting off the beaten path, this challenge is a truly unique way to experience the lost temples and unknown sites of Cambodia. Alternatively, the tour can be completed on foot, offering great opportunities for trekking and hiking.
This journey through Indochina will walk you into the ancient Khmer city of Angkor, take you on a trip to the authentic floating villages on Tonle Sap Lake, and let you explore the world-famous Halong Bay. You will start your journey in historical Siem Reap in Cambodia and continue to Vietnam, where you will explore the Imperial City in Hue, the famous 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, and Ho Chi Minh City—the largest city in Vietnam.
Culture & Nature of Cambodia: Siem Reap, Battambang, Phnom Penh, Cardamom Mountains & More - 15 Days
Explore remote temples hidden in the jungle, ride bicycles through rice paddies and past traditional stilted houses, and go on boat trips to waterfalls and remote fishing villages on this 15-day culture and nature tour through the Kingdom of Wonder. Start in the historic city of Siem Reap where you can marvel at the ancient capital of Angkor, then make your way to Battambang and Phnom Penh, before ending your trip with a week exploring Cambodia's wild and beautiful southwestern regions.
Discover the ancient ruins and delights of Angkor, just outside the bustling modern city of Siem Reap, on this 4-day trip to northern Cambodia. You'll hike and bike around Angkor's sacred sites, experience the nightlife of Siem Reap, and learn to cook and farm the Khmer way.
January is right in the middle of the cool, dry season in Cambodia, and it's one of the busiest months of the year for tourism. If you don't mind sharing iconic destinations...
February is in the middle of Cambodia's cool, dry season, but "cool" is a relative term, and visitors can still expect warm-to-hot temperatures. The conditions are ideal for...
March is the final month of the cooler, drier season in Cambodia. Visitors flock to the country mainly to spend time at the unparalleled Angkor Wat complex, while the skies are...
Cambodia in April is shoulder season. Although it's still drier than at other times, the temperatures are increasingly hot. It's a great time to travel if you are comfortable in...
This two-week itinerary covers the bases for a complete Cambodian experience, combining top sites, fun activities, insights into local life, and sampling authentic dishes from rice cakes to pepper crab. Over 14 days, you'll explore Angkor's temples, boat among Tonlé Sap Lake's floating villages, cycle the countryside, meet landmine-sniffing rats, and enjoy glamping in Cardamom Mountains National Park. Plus, there's time to relax by the beaches of Kep before rounding out your adventure in Phnom Penh.
You can experience every facet of Cambodia in two weeks, from exploring its ancient culture and archaeological treasures to off-the-beaten-path rainforest adventures and a relaxing beach idyll. Spend several days exploring the ancient sites and rural culture of Siem Reap, the Royal Palace and markets of Phnom Penh, and the wildlife-rich rainforest of Botum Sakor National Park. Top it off with four days kicking back by sunning and snorkeling on the beaches of Koh Rong.
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.
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Pissa was the best guide and the insight and ... · Cambodia - Feb 16 - Feb 23, 2020
Pissa was the best guide and the insight and cultural history I learned from the inside was invaluable. High highly recommend KimKim and, if possible, a solo tour with one of their guides.
Laos and Cambodia for the Holidays! · Cambodia - Dec 23 - Dec 30, 2019
We had the most amazing experience in Laos and Cambodia thanks to Steve at KimKim travel. He planned everything exactly like we wanted. Luang Prabang was phenomenal. Such an incredible country and our guide Van made it perfect. His english was excellent and he personally made a point for us to have a great time and get a real feeling for the uniqueness of his country. We loved playing games with the locals and eating at "locals only" establishments!
Cambodia was a perfect balance of... read more
Cambodia Itinerary · Cambodia - Oct 1 - Oct 15, 2019
It has been an amazing experience visiting Cambodia for a two week period..
To start with a lot of communication was exchanged with Steve and he was quick in understanding what experience we were looking for and he soon suggested the itinerary. With some changes we were assured of a great time and could not wait to get there.
Dy our guide for the Siem Reap circuit and Sreylen for the Phnom Penh circuit were knowledgeable and took care of the plan. The drivers of both circuits were brilliant... read more