The Best Cambodia Tour for the First-time Travelers

The in-depth 15-day Cambodia tour takes around two weeks to bring you to travel around the county and explore all the essentials of the Khmer empire from the Angkor Wat in Siem Reap to the ruins of the Khmer King Jayavarman VII in Kampong. You will also enjoy a cruise on the Mekong River to spot the rare Irrawaddy Dolphins in Kratie, and finally relax on the island paradise of Koh Rong.
Travel Route: Phnom Penh - Battambang - Siem Reap - Kratie - Kampong Cham -Kampot - Koh Rong - Phnom Penh
Day: 15
Best for: First-timers
Tour Type: Escorted private tour with personal tour guide and vehicle
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The specialist who designs this trip have lived in this country for several years, in some cases, born here. Our first-hand knowledge will help you have an authentic experience, making the most of your vaction.
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Spend weeks exploring all the best of Cambodia

Travel around Cambodia with all the essentials like Phnom Penh, Battambang, Siem Reap, Kampong Cham, and Sihanoukville to get a full version of this mysterious country.

Trace back to the Glory of the Ancient Khmer Dynasty

Take a full-day trip to Angkor Wat to discover the mystery behind the ancient stone faces.

Cruise on the Mekong River in Cambodia

Get a better understanding of how important the Mekong River is by visiting the river villages and floating markets, as well as spot the rare Irrawaddy dolphins in Cambodia.

Get to Know Both Sides of Cambodia from the Capital

Visit Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia to know more about this land in both its glorious and dark sides. 

Silver Pagoda
Kayaking along the river
Koh Rong beach

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Phnom Penh Arrival
Welcome to Cambodia!
Upon arrival, our guide will meet you at Phnom Penh International Airport and take you to your hotel.
The rest of the day is for you to take a good rest or have a leisure walk around to have a glimpse of the city.
Stay overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 2: Phnom Penh Tour
Today’s tour starts with a visit to the Silver Pagoda, which is decorated with about 5,000 silver tiles on the floor. Then, you will visit the Royal Palace, where the Khmer Royal family lives.
The next trip to the National Museum will give you a detailed look at the history of Cambodia and a deeper understanding of the mysterious Khmer Culture.
Today will end with a visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S-21 Prison) and Choeung Ek (Killing Fields), where you will learn about the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge and the dark history and devastation that occurred at the Security Prison.
Stay overnight in Phnom Penh.
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the memorial site of the S-21 interrogation.
Day 3: Phnom Penh to Battambang
After breakfast, you will head to Battambang, a quiet city famous for its Buddhist temples and colonial buildings.
You can rent a bike or take a Tuk Tuk tour (optional) to travel around the city, explore the cultural village of Watkor, the agricultural villages of Kompong Seyma, and Ksach Puoy, visit the Ek Phnom temple, and visit the Battambang Provincial Museum.
If you want to know more about the dark history of the Khmer Rouge, you can go further to Phnom Sampouv (the “Killing Caves”), which is 12 kilometers away from Battambang City.
Stay overnight in Battambang.
Ek Phnom Temple, an older Hindu temple
Day 4: Battambang to Siem Reap
Today you will head to Siem Reap, where the best remains of the Khmer Empire are.
After check-in at the hotel, the rest of the day is for you to take a good rest or have a leisure walk around to have a glimpse of the city.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 5: Siem Reap Tour
Today, you will enjoy a full-day trip to Angkor Wat, the will of the Khmer Empire that once ruled much of Southeast Asia.
Your morning will begin with a tour of Ta Prohm, a site wrapped in giant silk-cotton trees and strangler figs through which you'll feel like you're in a Tomb Raider set.
Then you will come to Banteay Kdei, a smaller version of Ta Prohm. You will go through the Victory Gate, Terrace of the Leper King, Royal Palace, Baphuon Temple, and Bayon Temple. Weaving and climbing through winding tunnels and secret chambers, you can experience the mystery of the land up close.
After lunch, you'll have the whole afternoon to explore Angkor Wat, peering through the intricate and ancient stone carvings to see how it once flourished.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
Banteay Kdei is a Buddhist temple in Angkor, Cambodia.
Day 6: Siem Reap Tour
After breakfast, you will first visit Banteay Srei. This temple, built in 976 AD and carved out of red sandstone, is one of the three sacred temples in Cambodia and is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.
In the afternoon, you will visit Tonle Sap Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. You’ll enjoy the beautiful lake view and mangrove forests on a boat trip. Then, you will sit in Kampong Phluk village on the lake to discover the life of the local people who live on the water.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
Tonle Sap Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia.
Day 7: Siem Reap to Kratie
In the morning, you will take a 6 to 7 hours drive from Siem Reap to Kratie, the home of the Irrawaddy Dolphin.
Upon arrival, you can have a rest at the hotel or explore the surroundings on your own.
Stay overnight in Kratie.
Day 8: Kratie Tour
Today you will enjoy a kayaking tour on the Mekong River and enjoy a perspective of seeing the rare Irrawaddy dolphins from your kayak.
After that, you will visit Phnom Sombok Temple to enjoy a stunning scenic view of the Mekong River from the mountain.
Stay overnight in Kratie.;
Experience Mekong River life by kayaking.
Day 9: Kratie to Kampong Cham
Today you will take a drive to Kampong Cham, the fourth largest city in Cambodia that lies on the banks of the Mekong River.
Upon arrival, you will visit the 11th-century Wat Nokor complex, former capital of the pre-Angkor period. There is a series of structures and temple ruins made of sandstone and laterite stone, which were built under the reign of Khmer King Jayavarman VII.
Stay overnight in Kampong Cham.
Wat Nokor complex, an ancient temple complex.
Day 10: Kampong Cham to Kampot
After breakfast, you will continue your Cambodia tour to Kampot, a peaceful riverside town surrounded by stunning mountain views.
Upon arrival, you will enjoy the scenery of the river by kayak. Just enjoy the sunshine while weaving slowly down the river!
Stay overnight in Kampot.
Day 11: Kampot Tour
Today’s tour starts with a visit to a local pepper plantation. Since the pepper produced in Kampot is world-class, you will learn more about farming the famous Kampot peppers by visiting the pepper plantation.
Then, you will head to the local market to get some fresh ingredients for a Cambodian cooking class in the afternoon. In the cooking class, you will learn how to make some iconic Cambodian dishes.
Stary overnight in Kampot.
Visit Kampot Pepper farm in Kampot.
Day 12: Kampot to Koh Rong
Today you will travel to Koh Rong, one of the best beach destinations in Cambodia. Located near the coast of Sihanoukville, Koh Rong is famous for its pristine white sandy beaches and warm crystal-clear ocean waters.
Upon arrival, you can relax and enjoy leisure beach time.
Stay overnight in Koh Rong.
Day 13: Koh Rong Tour
In the morning, you will take a long-tail boat to some of the best snorkel spots on the island. You can explore the underwater world as you like or just lie on the beaches to enjoy the sunshine.
Later, after back to your beach bungalows, you can enjoy a peaceful sunset after a day of activities, bringing your beach trip to a wonderful end.
Stay overnight in Koh Rong.
Enjoy the leisure day in Koh Rong beach.
Day 14: Koh Rong to Phom Penh
Say goodbye to the island paradise! Today you will get back to Phom Penh.
Upon arrival, the rest of the day is for you to take a good rest or explore the city on your own.
Stay overnight in Phom Penh.
Day 15: Phom Penh Departure
Say goodbye to Cambodia.
You are free to arrange your time before taking the scheduled transfer to the airport.
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Service Included

Private English-speaking tour guide
Local transfers mentioned in the itinerary
All entrance ticket fees for sightseeings listed in the itinerary
Meals as specified in the itinerary
Hotel accommodation
Governmental taxes

Service Excluded

International flight to and out of Cambodia
Cambodia visa
Lunches and dinners as not listed in the itinerary
Tips and gratitude to the guide and driver
Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks, etc.

Cambodia Travel Restriction 2022

Cambodia has reopened to overseas visitors on September 15, 2021.

If you have received at least two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, then you do not need to be quarantined and are free to travel to Cambodia after applying for a visa.

For the latest and more detailed information about entering Cambodia, please feel free to contact us.

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