Whilst Cambodia may not seem the most obvious destination for a family holiday, this can also be part of its charm as you’ll be giving your children an insight into a unique culture still relatively unknown to much of the world – definitely something to talk about when they’re back at school and hopefully creating memories and impressions which will last forever…
This itinerary has been carefully created to suit our younger travellers, taking sightseeing at a fairly leisurely pace, including various activities which will hopefully appeal and a few days relaxing on a beach at the end.
Note: since most travellers will need to travel through Thailand in order to reach Cambodia, if you would like to add a few days exploring Bangkok itself or perhaps enjoy an extended beach stay, this can easily be arranged.
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Day 1: Siem Reap Arrival
Upon arrival in Siem Reap, you will be met by our guide and transferred to your hotel to relax after your journey.
Day 2: Siem Reap Full Day Temple Tour
After breakfast, head to the temple complex, accompanied by your English speaking guide. Begin with a 15 minute balloon ride gain a unique overview of the vast Angkor Complex before continuing to visit Angkor Wat temple itself. Continue to the atmospheric jungle temple of Ta Prohm, synonymous with the film Tomb Raider. Here the ancient ruins lie beneath the winding vines and ancient trees of the Cambodian jungle; a truly remarkable sight. In the afternoon, return to your hotel to wind down, escape the midday heat and relax by the pool.
Day 3: Siem Reap Temples and Horse Riding
After breakfast, return to the temple complex to visit Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphoun, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. These remarkable temples and complexes offer a startling insight into the beauty and power of the Angkorian era. After lunch, return to your hotel before taking a horse ride through the small villages that surround the temple complex.
Day 4: Siem Reap – Tonle Sap
Today you'll head by tuk tuk to Tonle Sap lake - the largest lake in South East Asia. Take a boat trip to the floating villages before a walking tour of the fascinating pagodas and settlements that surround the lake. Head back to your hotel for lunch and spend the afternoon at leisure. In the evening, explore the vibrant night market - great for picking up souvenirs and local bargains.
Day 5 Siem Reap – Phnom Kulen Walking
Take a 2 hour drive to Phnom Kulen, stopping along the way to view the breath-taking scenery. Ascend to the hilltop summit to visit the Reclining Buddha before following the river of 1000 lingas back down the hill to a waterfall. Stop here for a wonderful picnic lunch served in a small house just along from the river. Spend the rest of the day swimming and exploring the enchanting jungle surroundings before returning to your hotel.
Day 6: Siem Reap - Phnom Penh
After breakfast, take the morning flight to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival you will be met by your English speaking guide and transferred to your hotel. After lunch, take a cycle rickshaw to the National Museum and Royal Palace before an hour long boat trip on the Mekong River to view the sunset.
Day 7: Half day Cycling Silk Island (25 km cycling from Phnom Penh)
Travel by private vehicle to Silk Island - where you can see the traditional silk weaving techniques still practiced in this region. Then take a traditional sampan boat across the Mekong and explore the picturesque villages by bicycle. Return to your hotel and spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure.
Day 8: Phnom Penh - Kep
After breakfast, take a 4 hour drive from Phnom Penh to Kep. The sleepy seaside town of Kep is a real hidden gem… once the premier beach destination for the French elite, Kep is still dotted with art deco architecture and retains a very French feel. After check in, the rest of day is free to relax or explore the lush rugged coastline and charming town.
Day 9: Kep
Free day at leisure.
Day 10: Kep - Phnom Penh - Depart
After breakfast, drive from Kep directly to Phnom Penh International Airport for your onward flight.
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Prices start from around GBP 980 per person based on two adults travelling together.
Price includes accommodation, transfers, most meals and activities.
Price includes domestic flight - Siem Reap to Phnom Penh (one way).
We can arrange this itinerary at ANY time of year, subject to availability.
This itinerary can be tailor-made to suit your particular interests.