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Day 1: UK to Phnom Penh
Fly overnight from the UK to Phnom Penh.
Day 2: Phnom Penh
Upon arrival, you will be met by your driver and transferred to the White Mansion where you will be staying for 3 nights. Located in the heart of the capital close to the Mekong River, the Royal Palace and many lovely restaurants, the friendly staff will help you organise your time spent here offering the best local advice!
Days 3: Phnom Penh
Today you will have a private guided tour of the sobering Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Housed in a former school, it was taken over by the Khmer Rouge and used as a torture centre named ‘S-21’. You will then visit the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek. A moving, but important visit that allows you to understand Cambodia better. Later you will board a boat for a sunset river cruise, and as the sun disappears for the day you will see the riverfront awaken and come to life.
Day 4: Phnom Penh
A full day at leisure in Cambodia’s exciting capital. If you would like to add a tour in on this day, call us on 01273 923100 to discuss what you’d like to see!
Day 5: Phnom Penh to Koh Kong
Today you will be transferred 4½ hours to 4 Rivers Floating Lodge in Koh Kong where you’ll spend the next 3 nights. This incredible property sits right on the Tatai River in beautiful surroundings and offers a true slice of riverfront paradise. With the rest of the day at leisure, take a dip and soak up life on the river.
Days 6 & 7: Koh Kong
You have two full days at leisure to enjoy this beautiful riverfront lodge. Various activities and excursions are on offer during your stay. You have complimentary use of the kayaks so you can explore the nearby water network. Catch your own dinner with complimentary use of the hotel’s fishing equipment! Tours to nearby areas and sites such as the Tatai Waterfall can also be organised through the hotel. Speak to us if you’d like to organise these before you arrive!
Day 8: Koh Kong to Sihanoukville
This morning you will bid farewell to the peaceful atmosphere of the Tatai River and transfer 3 hours to Sihanoukville with plenty of opportunities to stop for photos. In Sihanoukville, you will be staying at the Tamu Resort for 3 nights. Located on the south end of Otres beach, this beautiful property has a lovely pool and perfect access to the beach. Being westward facing, the sunsets over the ocean are stunning. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you wish.
Day 9: Sihanoukville
Embark on a full day cruise on a wooden motorboat to tropical paradise on this Sihanoukville Islands Tour. Experience the lesser known, stunning beaches free from the crowds as you head to the Cambodian islands of Koh Chaloh, Koh Tres and Koh Ta Kiev. Stop at each island to swim in the sea and soak in the sun. Walk along long, sandy beaches and explore the rugged island jungles. Snack on fruit and indulge in a delicious seafood lunch on the beach. Return to the mainland in the early evening feeling relaxed and refreshed from a day at sea with the remainder of your evening free. If you fancy a day trip to Koh Rong instead, call us on 01273 923100 to discuss how to make this holiday work for you.
Day 10: Sihanoukville
A full day at leisure in Sihanoukville and a perfect time to relax by the pool or on the beach. Speak to one of our specialists if you’d like to add a tour of the nearby Ream National Park by motorboat to see the wildlife of the nearby area.
Day 11: Sihanoukville to Siem Reap
After a final morning on the beach, you’ll transfer to Sihanoukville Airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, you will be met by your driver and transferred you to HanumanAlaya Villa where you will be staying for 4 nights. This lovely hotel wrapped in lush foliage provides spacious rooms, traditional decor and incredibly helpful staff. Enjoy the rest of your day free to spend as you wish.
Day 12: Siem Reap
Today you will be collected for your full day tour of Siem Reap and the Angkor Wat Temple Complex. You’ll start by heading to the fascinating ancient city of Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire. You’ll visit the Bayon Temple and the wonderfully overgrown Ta Prohm, also known as ‘Tomb Raider Temple’. In the late afternoon, you will head for the highlight: the magnificent Angkor Wat. You will then watch the sunset over this iconic national monument, watch the monks go about their evening rituals and witness the surroundings shine in the most beautiful light – a perfect Sundowner moment. You’ll return to your hotel for a well-earned evening to yourself.
Day 13: Siem Reap
A morning and afternoon at leisure to relax or explore as you wish. This evening you will be collected for your Evening Vespa Street Food Tour. Wiz through the night on the back of a Vespa tasting a seemingly endless variety of unusual foods that offer a spectacular diversity of flavours and colours… some not for the fainthearted! Choose to end the night in the centre of Siem Reap or back to your hotel – your choice! If you think you might prefer a walking street food tour of Siem Reap, then speak to a specialist about how we can alter this, and any other, part of the holiday.
Day 14: Siem Reap
This morning you will be collected for your full day tour of Tonle Sap Lake – the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and officially designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Travel out to the stilted village of Kampong Phluck for the best place to see the authentic lives of the local fisherman and their families who live amongst the flooded mangrove forest. You’ll enjoy a delicious local lunch in one of the floating houses and take in the beautiful scenery dominated by the tranquillity of the lake. You’ll return to your hotel in the late afternoon for an evening at leisure. If you’d like to add in an evening excursion, a specialist will help you decide what you want to do – ‘Phare, The Cambodian Circus’ is highly recommended!
Day 15: Siem Reap to the UK
Today is the today you leave this incredible country and head back to the UK. Remember that all our holidays are tailor-made so if you want to make any amendments or additions, contact us on 01273 923100 and we can talk through the whole plan and work out the best holiday specifically for you!
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This Simply Cambodia Holiday idea costs from £2,697pp and includes – international flights (price based on London), all internal flights, all accommodation on a sharing basis, 13 nights B&B, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, land transportation by private vehicle with driver, English speaking local guide, 5 private tours, all entrance fees (as outlined above).
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