Custom Guided Tours for travel to Cambodia, Angkor Wat & Khmer Culture
A short flight from Phnom Penh, the present day capital of Cambodia, brings you to the small town of Siem Reap. Just north of Siem Reap lies the magnificent Angkor Wat, which has been declared a World Heritage Site. Because there is so much to see and do, it takes minimum of three or four days to see the main wat and the minor surrounding ones, which have a magnificence of their own.
Siem Reap is the place to start a tour of Cambodia, as it’s surrounded by temples and structures, so many, in fact, that you can easily spend four or five days in Siem Reap alone, but we highly recommend a visit to Beng Mealea, which is a beautiful and quite untouched temple. It is recommended that you visit the Angkor National Museum before visiting any temple to get enough understanding about Khmer civilization in order to really appreciate the temples afterward. Make a day trip out of it, enjoying the scenery on the way, stopping somewhere for lunch, and visit a local market or two as you go. At these markets you can find local foods such as Nom Banh Chok or Prahok ki’Tih. Or if you want to eat like a local, visit a street vendor and sample the rice and meat they have to offer.
Next, take a tour in the countryside. In November the fields are still green and so nice. It is breathtaking.
Visiting workshops, particularly the Angkor Artwork lacquer workshop, or Sombai Liqueur, is also a fun activity while touring. Or go shopping at night markets like the Angkor Night Market or the Made in Cambodia Market, both of which offer a glimpse into Cambodia’s rich culture.
If street vendors don’t sound appealing, you can enjoy high quality local food at places like The Sugar Palm, Embassy, or Cuisine Wat Damnak. There is also French cuisine to be found at Abacus, Olive, L’Annexe, or fusion restaurants such as Mie Café and Mango Cuisine. There is a variety of choices at a very reasonable price.
Finish up the Cambodia tour by going to see the floating fishing village on Tonle Sap Lake, which is fascinating to see. After that, head back to Phnom Penh and enjoy the city nightlife one more time and maybe try a local drink
For an extended and in depth tour of Cambodia, the Khmer route can be booked as well, and a trip to Cambodia can easily be combined with a tour of Vietnam.
Cambodia Tours and Travel Packages
- Angkor Wat Temple exploration
- Khmer Rouge Trail — 11 days
- Khmer Rouge Trail Explorations — 11 days
- Contact us for full details of available Cambodia travel packages and personalized travel planning
Travel to Cambodia can be extended into Thailand, Laos and Vietnam for a complete coordinated Southeast Asia Grand tour package.
For a full itinerary of Cambodia tour packages, or to ask about our other travel options in Cambodia and the rest of Asia, please contact us by phone or email.