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Summary

Spend five days exploring the untamed beauty of Cambodia. Start in phenomenal Phnom Penh and experience iconic sights like the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and Wat Phnom temple. Our Cambodia tours reflect on the country’s tragic history with visits to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museums and Killing Fields. Experience the colourful floating villages of Chong Kneas on board a traditional wooden boat, just like a local. Spend a day exploring the magnificent Angkor Wat, one of Cambodia's most renowned ancient temples. This Cambodia holiday will leave you forever changed!

If you'd like to experience Vietnam in addition to Cambodia, consider the Vietnam & Cambodia Explorer tour - click here.

Highlights

  • Tour the Angkor Wat temple complex with a local guide
  • Phnom Penh city tour, including the Royal Palace
  • Visit the Killing Fields and Wat Phnom Temple
  • Shop at the Russian market in Phnom Penh

Start Point

Hotel in Phnom Penh | 02:00 PM

End Point

Hotel in Siem Reap | 10:00 AM
DAY 1: Start of tour in Phnom Penh

Welcome to Phnom Penh and this tour of Cambodia! Check in at the hotel and, if you arrive early enough, take to the streets to drink in the vibrant bustle of the Cambodian capital. Top sights include the Cambodian Landmine Museum, Angkor Silk Farm and the Wat Thmei monastery. Why not relax at a roadside cafe and watch the world go by or simply walk around and absorb the city’s atmosphere? This evening, meet the tour leader and rest of the group at the hotel for an overview of what to look forward to over the next five days!

DAY 1: Start of tour in Phnom Penh

Welcome to Phnom Penh and this tour of Cambodia! Check in at the hotel and, if you arrive early enough, take to the streets to drink in the vibrant bustle of the Cambodian capital. Top sights include the Cambodian Landmine Museum, Angkor Silk Farm and the Wat Thmei monastery. Why not relax at a roadside cafe and watch the world go by or simply walk around and absorb the city’s atmosphere? This evening, meet the tour leader and rest of the group at the hotel for an overview of what to look forward to over the next five days!

Accommodation

Hotel


DAY 2: Phnom Penh

Explore Phnom Penh on a city tour today. Start with a visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Once a former school, it was later used to hold many prisoners captive under the merciless Khmer Rouge regime. Follow in their footsteps in the Killing Fields (Choeung Ek Extermination Camp). After a morning of the tumultuous past, experience light and humbling experiences this afternoon. Visit the bustling Toul Tom Poung Market and shop for souvenirs and keepsakes. Then, it’s onto the Royal Compound, where you can encounter the famous Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda.  Round it all off with a visit to the Wat Phnom Temple perched atop a hill.

Experiences

Visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S-21 prison): The security forces of the Khmer Rouge, under the instruction of Pol Pot, kept countless prisoners captive at the infamous S-21 prison. 

Experience the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek: In the horrific period between 1975 and 1978, more than 17,000 prisoners were executed at Choeung Ek after being detained at the S-21 prison. This included me, women and children who were kept as political prisoners of the Khmer Rouge. 

Explore the Toul Tom Poung Market: This bustling market is also referred to as the Russian Market because it was favoured by Russian expats in the 1980s. Today it’s a great spot to pick up some travel bargains.

Tour the Royal Compound: The Royal Palace is a complex of structures that serve as the home of the king of Cambodia. There are many wonderful things to see in the area that is passable to the public. This includes the Silver Pagoda, where the king meets with the monks. 

See Wat Phnom Temple: Constructed in the late-1300s, the beautiful Wat Phnom temple is situated atop a tree-lined knoll just shy of 30m high.

Meals

BreakfastDinner

Accommodation

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DAY 3: Siem Reap

Enjoy a local breakfast before travelling to Siem Reap. This resort town is the gateway to the famous ruins of Angkor. Check in at the hotel and kick off with a visit to the friendly and colourful floating village of Chong Kneas. Explore Tonle Sap Lake on a traditional wooden boat, just like locals do! Enjoy the rest of the day at Chantiers Ecoles - Les Artisans d'Angkor, observing how young Cambodians train in the age-old traditions of the Khmer culture.

Experiences

Experience Chong Kneas floating village: This is a unique shopping experience if ever there was one. Take a traditional wooden vessel to the central market of the floating village on Tonle Sap Lake. 

Visit Chantiers Ecoles - Les Artisans d'Angkor: This social business is instrumental in creating job opportunities for young people from rural communities. They are taught traditional wood- and stone carving, silk painting, lacquerware and other artisanal skills. 

Meals

Breakfast

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DAY 4: Angkor Wat

Today, it’s time for a highlight of the tour - Angkor Wat! This temple complex is a symbol of Cambodia and one of the country’s most popular travel attractions. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is also the largest monument of its kind in the world. The Angkor temple complex covers over 400 km2 (including the forested area). It's home to the remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire. Take the day to explore the sights, which include the Bayon Temple, Royal Enclosure and more.

Experiences

Explore Angkor Wat: For many centuries, Angkor was the centre of the Khmer Kingdom. One of its most iconic sites is the Angkor Wat temple, which was constructed in the 12th century. This temple is the largest and best-preserved structure in the Angkor Temple complex. Another notable temple is the Ta Prohm temple. This jungle-covered temple is a testament to the strength of the forces of nature. The huge fig trees and enormous creepers have almost completely absorbed the man-made temple.

Meals

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DAY 5: End of tour in Siem Reap

After a whirlwind five days, this Taste of Cambodia tour comes to an end today. The tour will finish after breakfast this morning. Take some time to exchange contact details with your fellow travellers so you can keep in touch afterward before saying goodbye! Expat Explore hopes to welcome you on another tour again soon!

Meals

Breakfast

What's Included

Accommodation

  • 4 nights' accommodation in twin rooms with private en-suite facilities
  • Single travelers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room

Meals

  • 4 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
    *Vegetarian options available for all meals on request

Transport

  • Modern air-conditioned private van or coach

Tour Leader

  • Fully guided tour with experienced local guide
  • Local guide will accompany group throughout and manage all logistical details

8 Experiences!

  • Visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
  • Experience the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek
  • Explore Toul Tom Poung market
  • Tour the Royal Palace complex
  • See the Wat Phnom Temple
  • Shop at the Chong Kneas floating village
  • Watch ancient Khmer traditions at the Chantiers Ecoles
  • Explore the iconic Angkor Wat temple complex

Accommodation

Hotels are chosen closer to departure date. We do use a variety of hotels in each destination, so you may stay in a hotel different to that listed here.

Phnom Penh

Photos of the tour

Optional Excursions

Unless marked as “Pre-Book”, all optional excursions can be booked on tour and paid for in cash (in the stated currency) to your tour leader.
Prices and availability are subject to change

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Additional Information

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Reviews

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27 reviews
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V&B Verified Buyer 2023-10-12
Amazing experience
It was my 3rd tour with Expat,but first time traveling solo and once again,EE did not disappoint. This tour has a little bit of everything. From a beautiful scenic cruise yo Halong Bay, hike to the cave and mountain, it was an experience that I will always remember as I celebrated my birthday onboard. As I always say since that day, It was the best birthday ever! The experience at Cu Chi mountain, War Remnants museum,Genocide Museum and Killing Field was an eye opener for me.
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Nettie Verified Buyer 2023-09-14
What a great experience
From the bustling streets of Hanoi, to the beautiful Halong Bay, the calm of Hue, the history of Hoi An and the atrocities of Cambodia, this tour is an unforgettable adventure. So much to see and do, lovely hotels, tasty food and fascinating scenery, this tour is a must do.
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B Verified Buyer 2023-04-03
Good trip
Very cool trip
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Kimberley Verified Buyer 2022-10-19
Highly recommended tour!
Absolutely wonderful tour of Vietnam and Cambodia. Our tour guides in both countries, Tuan and Vuthy, were friendly, knowledgeable and really did go above and beyond to help make our experiences once in a lifetime. Highly recommend this tour - but maybe book a few extra days in Cambodia to enjoy more of the Angkor temples! Thank you!
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Tan Verified Buyer 2020-04-09
Amazing experience!
Our tour guide Tuan was amazing. He is an absolutely wonderful person and excellent guide, he went above and beyond to ensure the trip was a success. The tour was sensational and I highly recommend it to anyone. Two very beautiful countries with fascinating cultures.

Why this tour?

This Cambodia vacation is ideal for adventurous and curious travellers who are eager to experience a unique culture. With a 5 day tour in Cambodia, you’ll discover stunning natural beauty, explore iconic temples like Angkor Wat and learn about Cambodia’s tragic yet important history at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museums and Killing Fields. 

This Taste of Cambodia tour features many incredible highlights:

  • Discover Phnom Penh, Cambodia‘s bustling capital city, and tour the Royal Palace complex!
  • Shop for souvenirs at Toul Tom Poung Market and the colourful floating village of Chong Kneas. Explore Tonle Sap Lake on a traditional wooden boat!
  • Visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and pay your respects at the Killing Fields.
  • Watch young local artisans train in the ancient traditions of Khmer culture.
  • Explore the iconic Angkor Wat and Wat Phnom temples. No trip to Cambodia would be complete without seeing these stunning spots!

Is this the right tour for me?

Expat Explore Cambodia tours offer an affordable, convenient and fun way to see this spectacular country. Tours of Cambodia combine important history and untamed natural beauty with vibrant cultures and fascinating customs. If you would like to make memories to last a lifetime, then this Taste of Cambodia tour is for you!

What is the best month to go to Cambodia?
The best time to tour Cambodia is during autumn or winter as summers can be unbearably hot. While Cambodia’s climate is warm all year round, December and January are the best months to visit as they are dry and slightly cooler.

Is Cambodia a safe place to visit?
Expat Explore’s Cambodia holiday packages offer a safe and convenient way to travel around this country. Local guides and tour leaders offer peace of mind and up to date information on all of the areas visited.

Is Cambodia a good place for a holiday?
Cambodia is a beautiful and fascinating destination. Cambodia vacations are full of adventure, unique experiences and unforgettable moments. If you would like to experience another country that is equally as vibrant and exciting, have a look at our Vietnam & Cambodia Explorer tour which combines this 5-day Cambodia tour with an 11-day Vietnam tour!

Discover Cambodia’s top sights, local gems and much more when you tour Cambodia with Expat Explore!