Cambodia Holidays

Guaranteed to charm you, Cambodia offers incredible temples, beautiful beaches and the friendliest of locals whose stories will touch and whose infectious optimism will leave you humbled.

After years of hostility and challenge, Cambodia now welcomes visitors with open arms and ubiquitous smiles, and offers an experience teeming with history, culture and beauty. Learn about the history of the Khmer Rouge in Phnom Penh; relax on the beaches in Sihanoukville and sample the local delicacy of Beef Lok Lak for an authentic taste of the country. When you are in Siem Reap we also recommend setting your alarm to ensure you don’t miss the stunning sunrise over Angkor Wat; a sight that is sure to be a highlight of your holiday.

Destination Highlights
  • Angkor Wat complex and surrounding temples
  • Learn about the recent history of Cambodia in Phnom Penh
  • Irrawaddy Dolphins found in the Mekong River
  • Beautiful palaces and temples

Time Zone

GMT +7 hours

Flight Time

No direct flights from Ireland.

Currency

KHR - Cambodian Riel

Visa Information

Irish citizens are required to obtain a Visa to enter Cambodia.

Language

Khmer

Health Information

Recommended travel vaccinations should be up to date and precautions against mosquito's should be taken to reduce the risk of Malaria.

As well as the main attractions to visit such as the Angkor Wat complex in Siem Reap and the Killing Fields close to Phnom Penh, there are many other activities available which you may not necessarily know about, here are a few to think about adding into your itinerary,

  • Kayaking in a Tonle Sap Lake Fishing Village

    The village you visit on the day will depend on the water level of the lake, some villages have developed well with the drastic rise and fall of the water that can be experienced throughout the year, for example Kampong Kleang Village most buildings are perched on top of 8 metre high stilts. See local life and enjoy lunch on the verandah of a stilted hous ealong with the views. Operating from Siem Reap this is a private 6 hour excursion and all abilities and experience of kayaking are welcome.

  • Boat trip to the islands from Sihanoukville

    Enjoy a private full-day 10 hour boat trip to the beautiful islands off the coast of Sihanoukville. Embark on a public speedboat and enjoy the sea breeze while discovering islands that offer coral white sandy beaches. Lunch is a sumptuous seafood BBQ before you take the opportunity to swim in the warm crystal clear waters.

  • Champagne Breakfast near Srah Srang

    From Siem Reap before your temple visits, you can enjoy a Champagne Breakfast at a Village close to Srah Srang. Experience one of the most scenic areas of Cambodia, interact with locals at and then enjoy a delicious champagne breakfast.

  • Pub Street in Siem Reap

    Of an evening Pub Street is a great place to have a meal, relax with a drink, have a well earned foot massage or hit a bar till the early hours. Easily assessed from the hotels by a short tuk tuk journey.

  • Phnom Penh City Tour by Tuk Tuk

    Begin your tour of the capital with a visit to the city's namesake, Wat Phnom, the Royal Palace and right next door the Silver Pagoda. Continue to the nearby National Museum, built in 1917 it is an exceptional example of traditional architecture and is exclusively devoted to preserving and displaying Khmer art and sculptures.

Best time to visit Cambodia

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Average weather in January

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Siem Reap
24ºC
Phnom Penh
26ºC

Average weather in February

Best travel weather

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Avg. rainfall
Siem Reap
26ºC
8mm
Phnom Penh
27ºC
12mm

Average weather in March

Average travel weather

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Avg. rainfall
Siem Reap
28ºC
22mm
Phnom Penh
29ºC
7mm

Average weather in April

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Avg. rainfall
Siem Reap
29ºC
46mm
Phnom Penh
31ºC

Average weather in May

Average travel weather

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Avg. rainfall
Siem Reap
28ºC
101mm
Phnom Penh
30ºC
5mm

Average weather in June

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Avg. rainfall
Siem Reap
28ºC
144mm
Phnom Penh
29ºC
35mm

Average weather in July

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Siem Reap
27ºC
181mm
Phnom Penh
28ºC
16mm

Average weather in August

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Siem Reap
27ºC
219mm
Phnom Penh
29ºC
40mm

Average weather in September

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Siem Reap
27ºC
218mm
Phnom Penh
28ºC
61mm

Average weather in October

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Siem Reap
26ºC
263mm
Phnom Penh
27ºC
66mm

Average weather in November

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Siem Reap
25ºC
73mm
Phnom Penh
27ºC
23mm

Average weather in December

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Siem Reap
24ºC
6mm
Phnom Penh
26ºC
2mm
  • “I recommend Cambodia to everyone. Whether it’s your first trip to Asia, or you have been many times before, you’ll fall in love with the country and the people.” 

  • Emma, Destination Manager

    Emma

    Destination Manager

    “One of the best local dishes I’ve ever tasted on my travels is beef Lok Lak in Cambodia. Served with rice, it’s a really tasty beef stir fry dish marinated in lime, salt and black kampot pepper.”

  • Christie, Destination Executive

    Christie

    Destination Executive

    “Siem Reap was my favourite stop of my recent trip to Cambodia. The temples of the Angkor complex are truly fascinating, and Pub Street is a great place to relax after a long day of sightseeing.”  

Our Cambodia destinations

Angkor Thom

Cambodia

Siem Reap

Siem Reap

Cambodia

Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh

Cambodia

Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville

Types of Cambodia holidays

You may have heard Cambodia in the main is a sightseeing destination, this is correct, however there is also some great beaches to be enjoyed and exclusive islands just off the coast of Sihanoukville once you have finished seeing the main attractions.
Sunset behind Royal Palace

Cambodia Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Flights to Cambodia take at least 14 hours. There are currently no direct flight options from the UK to Cambodia; however, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and British Airways offer indirect flights from UK airports to either Siem Reap or Phnom Penh international airports all year round.

A single day ticket to Angkor Wat costs $37 (£28) and a three-day pass costs $62 (£48). You can also buy a pass for £55 that will allow you entry into the temple complex for up to seven days.

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