Go beyond the temples and get immersed in the culture, cuisine, and curiosities of Cambodia.
The Angkor Wat temples are so incredible that Cambodia put them on their national flag. Stare into the eyes of serene stone faces, leap over roots that have burst through ruins, and watch the sunrise over a spire-strewn horizon. But on this trip, we show you there’s more to Cambodia than the temples. Discover the laid-back beaches of Sihanoukville, learn about the country’s difficult history at the S-21 Prison, and taste some surprisingly tasty tarantulas. Go beyond the temples and discover the culture, cuisine, and curiosities of Cambodia.
We spend 9 days exploring Cambodia. We visit Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Kampot, Sihanoukville, Battambang.
What Is Included...
Your fantastic Busabout crew
6 nights’ accommodation in 2/3-star hotels (twin share)
2 nights’ accommodation in hostel (twin share)
8 breakfasts,1 lunch, 1 dinner
Air-conditioned Private transport
Tonle Sap floating village boat trip
Dinner in Battambang
Koh Rong Samloem Boat Trip
Cambodia Adventure Starts at 6pm at Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh
The Tour Ends at 10am at Siem Reap, Siem Reap
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9 Day Itinerary
Day 1: Phnom Penh
Your adventure begins in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh. Meet with your fantastic Busabout guide and fellow passengers and get a feel for the excitement to come. Head out to the Romdeng Restaurant, a Tree Alliance member, for a delicious optional traditional dinner including deep fried tarantula for the brave at heart. Afterwards the night is yours, so head back and get some sleep or join us at a few of our favourite bars to ensure a well lubricated first night's meet and greet.
Day 2: Phnom Penh
Spend the day exploring this dynamic city and its rich history. See the magnificence of the towering Independence Monument, visit the Royal Palace complex and stroll through the gardens, or relax in one of the city’s many fine cafes. The capital is overflowing with plenty to see and do but for those looking for a glimpse into the darker history of Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge we offer an optional excursion to visit the infamous S-21 Prison and Killing Fields to gain insight into the brutality of this communist regime. We meet this evening for a refreshing riverside cocktail as we watch the sunset over the city. Hop in a tuk tuk and join us tonight as we venture out into Basaac Lane to experience its quaint hipster bars.
Day 3: Phnom Penh to Kampot
This morning we say goodbye to the Cambodian capital as we head to the idyllic riverside town of Kampot. We have a stop en route in Kep on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand, here we visit the local fish markets before heading to one of the seafront restaurants to enjoy a world famous Kep crab lunch. We arrive in Kampot shortly after and you have the afternoon to relax or hire a bike, explore the riverside and visit a local Kampot pepper farm. This evening we have an optional sunset cruise on the river to soak up the pristine natural beauty of Cambodia.
Day 4: Kampot to Koh Rong Samloem to Sihanoukville
We make our way west to Sihanoukville via Koh Rong Samloem. After a short drive we take an included boat trip to enjoy a day of relaxation on the overgrown island of Koh Rong Sanloem. Relax on the white sand beaches, go for a refreshing swim, or get active and play a game of beach volleyball. In the late afternoon we head back to the mainland to prepare for a night to remember in the party hotspot of Sihanoukville, in the evening enjoy an optional BBQ dinner with the beach underfoot and the stars overhead. Tonight it’s all about getting lost in Sihanoukville’s vibrant nightlife as you party your way across this resort town’s numerous pubs and clubs.
Day 5: Sihanoukville
Explore this coastal resort paradise in depth or head out to the beach for a day of frolicking in the sun and surf. Today we have an optional excursion to picturesque Otres Beach, so hop aboard a tuk tuk and head out for a day spent relaxing in the coastal waters i, get a massage and swing in a hammock whilst sipping a refreshing cocktail. This is the epitome of island living! Tonight we head out for another epic night awash in the eclectic ambience of Cambodia.
Day 6: Sihanoukville to Battambang
This morning we hop on the coach to take the long road north to Battambang. We have two stops on route beginning in the morning with a visit to a popular roadside shrine to receive the blessings of the local Buddhist monks. After lunch we have our second scheduled stop at Tonle Sap Lake, where we board a boat and head out to visit the floating village and learn more about the unique lifestyle of its inhabitants. This evening marks our arrival on the banks of the Sangkae River and the city of Battambang. Join us for an optional visit to the Battambang Circus and bear witness to the rich Khmer culture through the lens of performance art. Then we visit a student-run restaurant for an included dinner of traditional Khmer food!
Day 7: Battambang to Siem Reap
We continue our journey to the ever popular gateway to the Angkor region, Siem Reap. En route we have a stop at a traditional Khmer roadside BBQ for the adventurous to sample some Cambodian specialties. We arrive in the early afternoon and have an orientation walk after checking in. The night is yours to enjoy so head out to Pub Street and let the party begin.
Day 8: Siem Reap
Breakfast can wait, don’t miss the opportunity to see the sunrise over ancient Angor Wat, chat to your friendly Busabout guide to help arrange a tuk tuk or join us for our optional sunrise excursion to explore this majestic location. See the sunrise over the world’s largest religious monument then head off to visit Bayon temple, the centrepiece of the ancient royal city of the Khmer Empire, Angkor Thom. See the”Tomb Raider” temple and Terrace of the Elephants all from the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle safe in the care of an expert local guide. Tonight we have an optional cocktail making class to enjoy some of the region’s unique cocktails. Then we hit the vibrant nightlife of Siem Reap for our final night together.
Day 9: Siem Reap
The tour ends after breakfast!
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