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Cambodia – Tours

Tours in Cambodia

With lush rolling hills, expansive emerald rice paddies, rugged mountain ranges and sacred temples from centuries past, Cambodia’s wilderness is rich with fascinating history and embedded with ancient Buddhist customs.

Our four-day Classic Cambodia tour begins in the vibrant, bustling city of Phnom Penh. Take in the grandeur of the Royal Palace complex with its manicured gardens, ornate vihara houses and extravagant Silver Pagoda – lined with 5,000 tiles of silver and home to myriad Buddha statues of gold, silver and crystal, all encrusted with precious gems. Climb the steps of the 14th century Wat Phnom temple – the city’s most central point – gazing up at its towering stupas (dome-like structures used for meditation) and observe the painstakingly intricate murals and paintings adorning its walls. Shop for handmade crafts, electronic goods and clothing among the vast halls of the thriving art deco Central Market, the air alive with excited negotiations between vendors and customers.

Enjoy the intense flavours of lap Khmer (Khmer beef salad marinated in lime and seasoned with garlic and mint) and fish amok (a spicy fish curry consisting of lemongrass, ginger and coconut, served with rice in a banana leaf), and glide across the tranquil Tonle Sap Lake on a traditional wooden boat excursion, before journeying on to the dense jungles and ancient temples of Siem Reap. Our Angkor Circuit tour sees you exploring the historic ruins of Ta Prohm and the Elephant’s Terrace, reclaimed by nature, before visiting the iconic Angkor Wat temple and the 3,000 asparas (heavenly nymphs) carved into its spectacular holy sandstone exterior.

15 days Royal Palace Phnom Penh

Grand Tour of Indochina

 

Embark on the ultimate journey travelling through 3 different countries, starting in Luang Prabang and completing your trip in Siem Reap. From the saffron-robed Buddhist monks in Luang Prabang and the limestone islets of Halong Bay to the charming historic...

City holidays

Grand Tour of Indochina
10 days

Cambodia Discovery Tour

 

Experience the real Cambodia, from the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, to the ancient temples of Angkor. This beautiful country has so much to offer, experience the traditional way of life at laid back Mekong Villages and the haunting genocide...

Couples Holidays

Cambodia Discovery Tour
11 days Angkor Wat Temple

Classic Vietnam and Cambodia Small Group Tour

Guide Price €2,749 pp  

With a wealth of UNESCO World Heritage sites, charming towns and undoubtedly friendly people, this comprehensive tour is a must for the first time visitor to Indochina. Sunrise at Angkor Wat or from your wooden junk on Halong Bay are...

Multi centre holidays

Classic Vietnam and Cambodia Small Group Tour
4 days Bayon Temple

Classic Cambodia Tour

 

For those who have limited time to spare or want to combine Cambodia with a longer Indochina itinerary, this tour gives you the opportunity of exploring Siem Reap and the temples of the Angkor Complex as well as the capital...

Honeymoons

Classic Cambodia Tour
3 days

Angkor Circuit Tour

 

Experience the amazing ruins of the once mighty Khmer Empire at Angkor, an ancient city of temples and palaces built between the 9th and 13th centuries and spread across more than 75 square miles of jungle.

Family holidays

Angkor Circuit Tour

Frequently Asked Questions

Khmer is the official language of Cambodia, though a significant proportion of locals speak French. With an increasing number of Cambodian universities teaching English, and the rapid growth of its tourist industry, you’ll find that many road signs include English directions. However, we recommend you bring a Khmer phrasebook to ease communication with locals.

The official currency of Cambodia is the Cambodian riel; however the US dollar is now widely considered to be the first currency, and is accepted almost everywhere. We recommend you carry both dollars and riel and enquire with vendors regarding the currency they prefer to be paid in. ATMs are in abundance across Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, though keep in mind some banks may charge international usage fees.

As with most religious sites, it is expected you dress appropriately to show your respect. In particular, Angkor Wat has a strict dress code and access will be refused should your shoulders, back or legs (above the knee) be exposed.

With its mythical temples, lively marketplaces, delicious cuisine and lush jungles, Cambodia promises an unforgettably immersive, cultural adventure – a feast for the senses. Learn of ancient Buddhist traditions and admire the ruins of empires centuries past.

Why you'll love Cambodia...

• Observing the splendour of the Royal Palace complex and the jewels of the Silver Pagoda
• Discovering the temple sanctuary of Wat Phnom
• Shopping for souvenirs in the vast Central Market
• Wandering along the 15th century Terrace of the Leper King
• Exploring the lush jungles and ancient ruins of the Ta Phrom Temple
• Watching the Independence Monument light up at night in Phnom Penh
• Visiting the largest religious monument in the world – the Angkor Wat temple complex
• Enjoying a scenic boat ride across the Tonle Sap Lake
• Gazing up at the enormous statues of Angkor Thom’s South Gate
• Capturing incredible photographs of the historic medieval Banteay Srei temple

Did you know?

• Cambodian wedding ceremonies can last as long as three days and nights, as this represents the “three jewels” of Buddhism: the Buddha, Sangha and Dhamma.
• Traditionally, Cambodians do not celebrate their birthdays, while some older generations will not know their birth date.
• In 2016 it was discovered that there are enormous underground city networks and canals beneath the city of Angkor, spanning multiple provinces.