Asia + The Middle East
Majestic temples, fascinating history and an unspoilt coastline
Cambodia’s magnificent past and recent troubled history make it a culturally fascinating country to visit.
Your holiday in Cambodia will almost certainly take you to the spectacular Angkor. The artistic, architectural and cultural legacy of the Khmer Empire which dominated much of Southeast Asia between the 9th and 13th centuries is epitomised in the ruins of the Angkor area. This truly vast archaeological site enables one to trace each stage of the fascinating history of the Khmer peoples. Our specialists on the ground guide you expertly through the ruins, pointing out historic and cultural details and are able to organise visits to lesser-known ruins hidden further into the jungle.
Elsewhere, we can help you get under the skin of Cambodia. Explore the bustling streets of capital Phnom Penh with a private guide and see the colourful markets in action.
The options in this charming destination are endless. We can arrange a picnic on a deserted island or lunch overlooking the exquisite views of Bokor Mountain, a deserted hill station relic of Cambodia’s 60’s heyday. Cruise the waterways of Tonle Sap, the main artery of life in Cambodia, or follow the Mekong River as it weaves its way to Vietnam. Secret spots on Cambodia's coastline and off-shore island are reminiscent of Thailand 30 years ago and round-off any trip to the country perfectly.
Getting it right every time
Your Destination Expert will build a relationship with you and a nuanced understanding of what you want from your holiday.
Once we know you, we can match our years of specialist knowledge to you and begin designing your extraordinary trip.
We will continue refining your itinerary, adding in those special touches and leaving no stone unturned to make sure that every day is spectacular.
From the moment you leave home, we will be on hand to ensure a totally seamless experience.
Stories from Cambodia
"We came back from our trip last night, exhausted but on a great high and so wanted to email you immediately to say what an extraordinary time we have had. I don't think we could possibly have realised what incredible experiences you had arranged for us, all of which were outstanding."
"One of the many highlights of our trip to Siem Reap was taking a trip to the countryside with Mr Kimleng a tuk-tuk driver and passionate photographer. The rural way of life was a step back in time and the villagers were so friendly and welcoming. We loved seeing the local crafts, from making spring roll wraps to basket weaving and an improvised BBQ. As life improves with technology and very importantly education, we all hoped these skills will continue as whole families were involved from oldest to youngest in creating traditional foods, utilitarian goods and materials like the banana leaf roofing."
"Each of the four guides allocated to us were ALL exceptional and charming in different ways - we so enjoyed meeting them. There are no highlights to mention as there is nothing to choose between all the things we did - day after day yet more impressions and sights which impressed all ages from 15 to 55. Thank you very much for arranging it all for us and I am wondering where we can go next... Apologies for sounding like an advert..."
We cannot thank you enough for putting together such a magical trip. It was smooth from end to end. The evening at Villa Chandara in Cambodia was such a lovely surprise – thank you so much for organising that wonderful experience for us. We even had the opportunity to spend some time with Andy Booth, and it was [amazing] to speak to the man who quite literally wrote the book on our time at Angkor.
It's difficult to choose just one highlight, as every part of the journey was special in its own way, though overall, we really treasured our time in Cambodia and would jump at the opportunity to return and explore further. From the accommodation at Sala Lodges and our fantastic guide to the splendour of Angkor and our surprise evening at Villa Chandara – everything was just perfection.
I didn’t really want to leave Vietnam at all but, of course, Cambodia was just as dazzling. Dany was a wonderful guide and opened our eyes to things we may never had noticed had we tried to explore Angkor with just a guidebook. There is no doubt that Angkor, particularly Angkor Wat, is extraordinary and I am sure you can go back again and again and always find something new. We also loved our long walk on Phnom Kulen (necessary after all our foodie explorations in Vietnam!) and Phum Baitang was out of this world.
As for the highlights, our favourite place in Vietnam was Hoi An – we loved just wandering around the city, the Ancient Hue Garden hotel, The Secret Garden restaurant, our lunch with the fishermen, our cooking class with Mr Thanh and Von, and going to meet Phab and his family on his farm and going round the markets.
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