Discover the Khmer culture on this classic Cambodia tour. Guided by knowledgeable experts, you’ll explore Cambodia’s exciting cities, idyllic countryside and legendary Angkorian temples. You’ll also learn about local life while taking part in sustainable tourism projects.
Start your Cambodia holiday with a sunset cruise along the shores of Phnom Penh. Dine at fashionable Romdeng next, a restaurant with a social mission, will give you the opportunity to help former street children get hospitality training. You’ll also take a cyclo to explore the city and visit S-21, the infamous Khmer Rouge detention center set in an old school.
A boat will take you up the Mekong to an overnight stay on beautiful Koh Trong Island. After an expedition to view the rare Irrawaddy Freshwater Dolphin, you’ll plant a tree to contribute to local reforestation efforts.
From Siem Reap and its environs, you’ll have the chance to head deep into the forest and discover the little-known temples of Sambor Prey Kuk. Have a chance to watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat, and explore the idyllic countryside with a trip to the Western Baray. Your inner archaeologist will marvel at the spectacular ruins of Ta Phrom and the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire, the ancient city of Angkor Thom.
You’ll find yourself visiting the floating cities of Tonlé Sap Lake and clambering over the ruins of Beng Mealea, which lay undiscovered for centuries. You’ll also have the opportunity to view Banteay Srey, the “gem of Angkor.” A stunning boat trip to the town of Battambang will acquaint you with Cambodia’s beautiful countryside.
On the return to Phnom Penh, a visit to local communities will offer chances to observe Cambodian artisanship in action. After a stop at Silver Village, you’ll enjoy a sumptuous Khmer farewell dinner in Phnom Penh to mark your last evening in this historically riveting, culturally rich, naturally beautiful country.