10 action-packed days in beautiful Cambodia!
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Group Size: Avg 12, Max 20
Trip code: CMIN
Duration: 10 days
Spend 10 days exploring Cambodia on this action-packed group tour. Discover the bustling city streets of Phnom Penh and learn about Cambodia’s dark recent history. Check out the world-famous Kampot pepper fields and learn how to whip up delicious Khmer food. Spend 3 days on the blissful white sands of Koh Rong Samloem and then explore the iconic Angkor Wat temples on an unforgettable sunrise tour. This is the ultimate introduction to the unique flavours, beauty and culture of Cambodia!
- Learn about the tragic history of the Khmer Rouge at Phnom Penh’s infamous S21 prison and Killing Fields
- Visit one of Kampot’s world-famous pepper plantations and put your pepper to use in a cooking class
- Enjoy a dreamy island escape on Koh Rong Samloem, with boat trips, beach parties & a Khmer massage included!
- Discover authentic Cambodian ways of life with a visit to Siem Reap’s floating villages
- See the legendary Angkor Wat temples at sunrise – a true bucket-list experience!
Day 1: Arrive into Cambodia. Touch down into Phnom Penh airport where you’ll be met by the local team and transferred to your accommodation in the city. Spend the rest of the day relaxing, recovering from your flight and getting to know your fellow travellers!
Day 2: S21 Prison. Explore Phnom Penh with a tuk tuk tour and then visit the S21 Prison and Killing Fields, where you’ll learn about the tragic history of the Cambodian people under the Khmer Rouge regime. Tonight, head out into town for dinner and drinks with your group, and then hit some of Phnom Penh’s best nightlife. Breakfast included.
Day 3: Kampot River Trip. Leave the city behind and head south to Kampot, home to Cambodia’s famous pepper fields. Go river tubing and enjoy a fun kayak trip down the river. Tonight, you’ll embark on a beautiful sunset boat cruise. Breakfast included.
Day 4: Kampot Pepper & Cooking. Plunge into the colourful Kampot markets and explore a nearby pepper plantation. You’ll pick up some pepper here to use in your next activity – a Khmer cooking class. Learn to whip up some delicious local delicacies and then eat what you’ve made! Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 5: Koh Rong Samloem. Transfer to the stunning island of Koh Rong Samloem. This tropical paradise is all white-sand beaches, swaying trees and crystal-clear waters. Tonight, enjoy an incredible beach party on the sands! Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 6: Island Boat Trip. Board a private long tail boat this morning and cast off in search of the island’s best snorkel and swimming spots. After an out-of-this-world sunset, enjoy another peaceful night on the island. Breakfast included.
Day 7: Khmer Massage & Chill. Indulge in a luxurious Khmer massage on the beach this morning. Make the most of your final moments on the island and then zip back to the mainland on a fast ferry. Tuck into dinner in coastal Sihanoukville and then board an overnight bus that’ll take you up to Siem Reap. Breakfast included.
Day 8: Siem Reap Floating Villages. Wake up as the bus rolls into Siem Reap and spend the morning soaking up the sun by the hotel pool. This afternoon, you’ll experience an authentic slice of local culture with a visit to Siem Reap’s traditional floating villages. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 9: Angkor Wat. Wake up before sunrise and travel up to the incredible Angkor Wat temple complex. Watch the sun climb above this iconic temple, and then enjoy a guided tour of the biggest and best temples in the area, including iconic Ta Prohm where the Angelina Jolie tomb raider movies were filmed. Spend the rest of the day relaxing and celebrating this epic adventure. Breakfast and dinner included.
Day 10: Onward Travel. Your fantastic Cambodia Intro tour has come to an end! Check out of your accommodation this morning and then make your own way to the airport. Your guide will help you organise your onward travel.
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You should arrange your flight to arrive into Phnom Penh on day 1 of your tour. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your accommodation in the city. If you wish to arrive a few days early, you will still be entitled to a free pick up, but extra accommodation will be at your own cost of around £40 payable locally.
You tour ends in Siem Reap on day 10. A return airport transfer is not included but is easy to arrange. Siem Reap airport is just a short tuk tuk ride away from the city.
9 nights of accommodation are included on this tour. You will stay in a combination of hotels, guesthouses and bungalows which are twin-share. 1 night will be spent on an overnight bus from Sihanoukville to Siem Reap. The bus will be fitted with individual beds.
6 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 1 dinner are included. You will need to purchase the rest of your meals yourself. This is a great opportunity to throw yourself into Khmer culture and try local food. Western meals are readily available in most restaurants, or you could try local curries and amok dishes.
Our local team have installed safe refillable water stations at every overnight stop on this tour and also at many of the activity destinations as well. In an effort to reduce the use of single use plastics, we ask that you bring your own refillable water bottle with you on this trip.
The minimum age to join this group is 18 years old.
British passport holders will need a visa to enter Cambodia. You can apply for a visa online before travelling or simply complete a form on arrival at Siem Reap airport. If you wish to obtain a visa on arrival, please make sure you take a couple of passport-sized photos and approximately $30 USD cash. If you are planning to extend your stay it is your responsibility to ensure that you have a valid visa for the entire duration, or obtain any necessary visa extensions while you are in Cambodia. Visa rules and regulations are subject to change. Please check the relevant embassy websites for up to date information.
This trip requires you to show evidence that you have been fully vaccinated against covid-19 (final dose administered a minimum of 14 days prior to the start of the trip).
This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:
Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.
Proof of vaccination or negative covid test
For the safety of all travellers, at the start of some trips you may be required to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated (14 days after your second dose) and/or show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the tour start date in order to join the programme.
Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.
Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.
Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.
Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.
Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.
24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.
It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.