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Lost cities, exotic allure

Cambodia tailor-made holidays


‘Grander than anything left to us by Greece or Rome,' declared the French explorer Henri Mouhot, who rediscovered the fabled temple city of Angkor, the spiritual and cultural centre of Cambodia. These staggering ruins, some partly covered by trees and creepers, others salvaged from the jungle and free to explore during our Cambodia holidays, remain the country's major draw.

But there's plenty more to this beguiling country, which is moving on from the blood-tinted days of the Khmer Rouge and is an increasingly popular destination for travellers. Many of the old colonial buildings from the French protectorate are being restored in pretty towns like Kep, and awareness is growing of the allure of Cambodia's natural wonders alongside its architectural gems.

Rare Irrawaddy dolphins can be seen at Kratie on the Mekong River, an artery that flows through beautiful countryside dotted with small villages and pretty waterfalls. Cambodia's other great waterway is the Tonlé Sap, the ‘Great Lake' that provides food in abundance and floodwaters that, after the summer rains, turn this into the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia. Explore both on a tailor-made trip to Cambodia.

Elsewhere, coastal reefs shelter abundant marine life and forest-clad mountains are home to elephants, tigers, monkeys and bears. Of course you'll want to visit the mysterious remains of Angkor, but in the course of your Cambodia holiday leave a little time for some other attractions too.


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At a glance

Flying time from UK
14-18 hours hours

Time zone
GMT +7

Riel (CRI)= 100 sen

Khmer. Chinese and Vietnamese also spoken

Travel advice
Check the FCDO for visa & travel advice

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Special offers in Cambodia

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap

Vietnam & Cambodia Highlights by River

15-day river cruise holiday from £3,995 pp incl. flights

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Save up to 45% off selected dates – Save up to £3,000pp
Book by: 31 July 2024

Pair the Angkor-Wat and Golden-Palace headlines of Cambodia and Vietnam with their off-the-beaten-track gems on this luxury Mekong cruise with APT. Think all-inclusive open bars, full-board dining and exclusive signature experiences.

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Essential Vietnam & Cambodia

14-day river cruise holiday from £3,795 pp incl. flights

cruise offer

Save up to £1,250 per person off selected dates
Book by: 31 July 2024

Discover the ancient and cultural wonders of the Mekong on this two-week tour of Vietnam and Cambodia, travelling from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap with Travelmarvel by APT.

Buddha statue next to waterway at Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Charms of the Mekong with AmaWaterways

14-day luxury river cruise holiday from £3,710 pp incl. flights

cruise offer

Save up to £750 pp off selected departure dates
Book by: 31 July 2024

Enjoy a luxury cruise along the Mekong River between Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap with AmaWaterways, discovering culture-rich cities and hidden gems with plenty of local flavour.

Top itineraries in Cambodia

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Best of Cambodia

14-day tailor-made holiday from £3,580 pp incl. flights

Uncover Cambodia's fascinating history as you discover that, although compact, the country contains a wealth of riches, from glorious beaches and national parks to ancient, jungle-shrouded temples.

Koh Russey Villas & Resort

Cambodia in Style

15-day tailor-made holiday from £6,735 pp incl. flights

From temple visits to spotting wild elephants in verdant national parks, discover Cambodia in luxurious style on this spectacular showcase of one of South East Asia’s true gems.

Heritage Line - MK The Jahan ship

A River Journey through Indochina

14-day river cruise holiday from £4,910 pp incl. flights

This luxury Mekong cruise between Cambodia and Vietnam’s rural idyll brings you between luxury stays and tours in two world-travel highlights – Angkor Wat and Saigon.

Hoi An, Vietnam

Highlights of Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia

23-day tailor-made holiday from £6,870 pp incl. flights

Experience the highlights of Indochina on this wide-ranging tailor-made holiday, taking in the unique cultures, history and natural world of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

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What our clients say about our Cambodia holidays

  • We had a very good holiday and we are grateful to Adam for his help with it. All the hotels and the mix suggested worked very well. We were very pleased with the Halong Bay package on a small comfortable junk just for us as we would not have enjoyed the big tourist boats and the limit that puts on viewing those lovely islands. Our guide and driver in Siem Reap was knowledgeable, interesting on different topics and very anxious to please and the driver produced a good clean car. We recommend the visit to Chau Doc and the delightfully unsophisticated but very comfortable Victoria Hotel. The hotel on the waterway and the speed boat plus our drive to Chau Doc showed us the life of the Mekong very well without the constraints of communal tourist boat travel. Staff in the hotels and those we met outside were so very nice and welcoming.

    Alan A

Top places to stay in Cambodia

Knai Bang Chatt Kep, Cambodia

Knai Bang Chatt, Kep

Designer hotel

Embodying the clean lines and uncluttered minimalism of ancient Japanese philosophy, Knai Bang Chatt is situated in a modernist former private home in the enchanting coastal town of Kep, on the southwest coast of Cambodia.

Rivers Lodge, 4 Rivers Floating Lodge, Koh Kong, Cambodia

Canvas & Orchids Retreat, Koh Kong

Small & intimate lodge

This eco-tented lodge in southern Cambodia offers top-of-the-line accommodation in unspoilt and breathtakingly beautiful natural surroundings.

White Mansion Hotel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

White Mansion Hotel, Phnom Penh

Small & intimate hotel

This characterful hotel - formerly the US embassy - is located in the centre of Phnom Penh, within easy reach of attractions including the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda.

State Room, Raffles, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh

Traditional hotel

Boasting the most impressive address in Phnom Penh, the Raffles Hotel Le Royal has a rich heritage catering for eminent historical figures and exudes a traditional colonial splendour.

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Where to go in Cambodia

Phnom Penh

Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh is sprawling, vibrant and often chaotic, a compelling mixture of old and new. At the heart of an increasingly confident city is the enticing Sisowath Quay area, lined with French restaurants and local eateries, bookshops and boutiques, and the departure point for river…

Cambodia's South Coast

Along Cambodia's south coast, rainforests stretch down to the sea, meeting mangroves and coral reefs. Turtles, sharks and dugongs are among the marine life found here, while the inland mountains are home to bears, tigers, elephants and plentiful bird species.

Battambang and Tonlé Sap

The area around Siem Reap is well worth exploring after enjoying the delights of Angkor. The riverside city of Battambang comes complete with splendid French colonial architecture, nearby ruins and the popular ‘Bamboo Train'.

Siem Reap & Angkor Wat

Cambodia's most iconic landmark and cultural heart, Angkor Wat, is the reason that most people visit the charming riverside town of Siem Reap, in north-west Cambodia.

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When to go to Cambodia

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Cambodia has two distinct weather seasons - dry (October to April) and wet (May to September). March to June is hottest, with temperatures sometimes in excess of 35°C. Humidity is greatest during March and April, whilst the coolest months are October to December when daytime temperatures hover around 25°C. The dry, cool months are when visitor numbers peak, but Angkor Wat is particularly stunning in the wet season, surrounded by lush greenery, with moats brimming with water - and far fewer tourists.

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