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14 days Phnom Pehn-Battambang-Siem Reap-Kampong Thom-Kampot-Sihanoukville

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Phnom Penh

Phnom Pehn
2days
National Museum, City Tour

Battambang
2days
Bike Trip, Bamboo Train

Tonle Sap Lake
1day
Floating Villages

Angkor
2days
Angkor Complex

Sambor Prei Kuk
1day
Homestay, Local Life

Kampot
2days
Colonial Architecture

Sihanoukville
3days
Leisure Beach Life

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Phnom Penh

Highlights

  • Hotel: 4 Stars
  • Attractions: 21+
  • Destinations: 7
  • Age: All Age
  • Comfort: Standard
  • Style: Cultural & Natural

Explore the many sights of Phnom Penh

Bike trip through the beautiful surrounding countryside of Battambang

Embark on a tour with your local homestay

Classic journey by private boat across the Tonle Sap Lake

Discover the jewels of the Kampot Province countryside

Explore Sihanoukville

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Welcome to Cambodia!

    • Accommodation:

      The Plantation Urban Resort and Spa  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      សួស្ដី Sua s'dei! Welcome to Phnom Penh,Cambodia. After check in, enjoy your free time at leisure. 

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      In your free time, strolling the streets of Phnom Penh and explore the city, taking in the interesting French colonial architectureThe National Museum, with its collection of classic Khmer craftsmanship, is well worth a visit. Consider a visit to Wat Phnom, a peaceful temple situated on a hill for which the city is named. According to legend, a 14th-century woman named Penh found sacred Buddhist objects in the nearby river and placed them here on the small hill. A great way to spend your first evening after the meeting is to stroll along the famous Sisowath Quay and enjoy a coffee or cocktail at one of the many cafes while observing the busy river traffic.

  • Day 2 - Learn the Modern History of Cambodia

    • Accommodation:

      The Plantation Urban Resort and Spa  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

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      Phnom Penh remains a living relic of the country’s past struggles and successes. Your included visits to the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek tell the story of the tragic legacy of the Khmer Rouge. Tuol Sleng is a former school that served as a Khmer Rouge torture centre, and it’s estimated that more than 20,000 people were held and tortured here. The Choeung Ek Memorial is home to stupa made up of some 8,000 human skulls, marking the site of the infamous Killing Fields. This was the execution ground for the torture victims of Tuol Sleng, and standing in this peaceful setting it's almost unthinkable to imagine that to date nearly 9,000 corpses have been exhumed from the area. In the afternoon you will visit to the Royal palace. The private quarters of the Royal Palace are home to King Sihamoni and are closed to the public, but you can visit the Silver Pagoda that lies in the palace complex, which is the most sacred temple in the country.After the tour, return to hotel.

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      An ideal way to spend your second evening here is to relax in a cafe by the riverfront.

  • Day 3 - Stroll around the Idyllic streets of Battambang

    • Sights: 1

    • Accommodation:

      Battambang Resort  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Today you will head to Battambang (approximately 5-6 hours) by private car. Cambodia's second-largest city, Battambang, is a pretty riverside town of French elegance, friendly Khmer people and beautifully preserved colonial architecture. The city is famous for its many statues of animals and divinities that decorate the streets and buildings. The city lacks the traffic of Phnom Penh and the visitor numbers of Siem Reap, so it’s a great place to get a real slice of Cambodia. In the evening, perhaps walk along the riverfront where locals indulge in hobbies such as yoga and folk dancing.

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  • Day 4 - Half-day Bike Trip around Battambang

    • Sights: 1

    • Accommodation:

      Battambang Resort  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      This morning you’ll enjoy a half-day bike trip through the beautiful surrounding countryside of Battambang. Stop along the way to discover the local rural way of life, discovering small cottage industries producing sticky rice, noodles, and fish paste.

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      There are a number of activities for your free afternoon today. Perhaps take a ride on the famous bamboo train, a great chance to interact with locals. Previously mainly used for transporting agricultural products and people, it’s often one of people's favourite activities. The train is made of a wooden and bamboo carriage powered by a small engine. Maximum speed is around 15 km per hour and it can easily be disassembled when carriages come in the opposite direction. You can also see students rehearsing in their circus and music school, and young painters at work in visual arts (open on Mondays and Thursdays only). There’s also an optional cooking class to learn the secrets of local dishes such as amok, Khmer curry, and fried spicy chicken.

  • Day 5 - Classic Cruise on Tonle Sap Lake

    • Accommodation:

      Golden Temple Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Make a classic journey by private boat across the Tonle Sap Lake (approximately 7 hours), taking in the magnificent views, scattering of fishermen and local people living atop their floating villages. The small but expanding town of Siem Reap is the gateway to Angkor. This is the most popular destination for travellers in all of Cambodia, perhaps even in South East Asia. You'll probably notice a change of pace here, so take a walk and enjoy the atmosphere. A visit to the old market is a must, even if you're not looking for souvenirs; wandering through the stalls and surrounding shops, the silks, cottons, sarongs, silver and statues are a riot of colour and a feast for the eyes. There's also a long tradition of shadow puppetry in the region, and if you're lucky you might catch a show at one of the local restaurants in the evening, perhaps while you're eating the speciality cuisine of Cambodia – amok, the name given to curry steam-cooked in banana leaves.

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      Between April and August, when water levels are typically at their lowest, we are unable to travel by boat and instead make this journey by mini bus. So that our Intrepid travellers at this time don't miss out on the Tonle Sap experience, we instead include a boat tour of Tonle Sap from Siem Reap.

  • Day 6 - Full Day Temple-hopping Tour in Angkor

    • Accommodation:

      Golden Temple Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

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      Spend a full day temple-hopping with your local guide to make the most of your visit to the world-famous Angkor complex, built between the 9th and 13th centuries when the Khmer empire was the pre-eminent influence in South-East Asia. The ruins are scattered over an area of some 160 square kilometres, but the main cluster of temples is close to Siem Reap so you'll have plenty of time to fully appreciate the great archaeological sites. These include Angkor Wat, the Bayon and the jungle-covered Ta Prohm. The temples were believed to represent the cosmic world and were set in perfect balance, symmetry and composition. The intricately carved bas-reliefs and architectural designs are mind-blowing and there are spectacular photographic opportunities at any time of day - watching a sunrise or sunset is a must.

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  • Day 7 - Temple Tour in Angkor and Afternoon Free

    • Accommodation:

      Golden Temple Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Continue your exploration of the Angkor Complex this morning on a half-day tour. The constructions you’ll see yesterday and today include the eponymous Angkor Wat, the largest and most complete structure, and the only one of Angkor's temples that has its entrance facing west – the others face east. Then there is Angkor Thom, the 'Great Royal City', a temple that is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone. Of all the temples visited, Bayon temple is the centrepiece, with over 200 smiling carved faces and more than 50 gothic towers. You’ll also visit Ta Prohm temple, where nature has taken over again and large trees are embedded in the stone foundations of the structure. Your afternoon will then be free. 

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      If you feel like some adventure, maybe do the Angkor zip-line course in this afternoon, which gives you a birds-eye view of the beautiful rainforest – and an adrenaline rush, of course. You could get to the heart of Cambodia through its food with a cooking class, where you’ll whip up a 3-course gourmet meal, get to experience local village life, and, best of all, eat your culinary creations. Another option is to visit the sobering Landmine Museum. It's located a little further field, but is well worth the journey.

  • Day 8 - Immerge into the Local Daily Life in Rural Cambodia

    • Accommodation:

      Homestay in Cambodia  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Travel by private car to Sambor Prei Kuk, Kampong Thom and your homestay. You will embark on a tour of the village with your local guide. The guide will introduce you to the way of life of the local people, your homestay facilities and your hosts for tonight. Facilities are simple at your homestay, but this is a fantastic opportunity to experience everyday life in rural Cambodia.In the evening, relax and unwind as you enjoy a traditional Khmer dinner with your host family. There will be a thin mattress on the floor, with pillow provided and mosquito net. The bathroom facilities will be shared and will often consist of a squat style toilet and a washing area. The washing area may be a shower or it could be Asia-style with a bucket shower. This is when there will be a large bucket of water with a small scoop that you use to poor water over yourself. Towels will be provided for you to use for washing. 

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      For passengers wanting a little more comfort we recommend bringing your own towel and extra pillow.

  • Day 9 - Stroll around the Attractive Old Town-Kampot

    • Sights: 1

    • Accommodation:

      Two Moons  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Take a private car to Kampot, one of Cambodia's most attractive old towns. Famous for its pepper, Kampot supplied most French restaurants with this vital spice for many years during colonial rule. Today, the region is more renowned for its plantations of durian, a spiky, pungent fruit that either incites adoration or sheer loathing. Try it if you dare! 

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      In some free time you might choose to stroll along the riverside and observe the French colonial architecture, or have a cup of coffee on the veranda of one of the riverside restaurants and admire the view of Bokor Mountain Range. A traditional massage is also highly recommended. Certainly one of the most enjoyable ways of supporting a local charity, you change into loose cotton pajamas before putting yourself in the capable hands of one of the blind masseurs or masseuses. In a country with no social security, the training and support provided by the centres allows blind Cambodians to support themselves with dignity.

  • Day 10 - Visit the Kampot Countryside and Explore Kep’s Oceanfront

    • Accommodation:

      Two Moons  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Enjoy a day out in the countryside, giving you the opportunity to discover the jewels of the Kampot Province. Visit the Kampot Pepper Project and learn why Kampot pepper has been acknowledged by international chefs as the world’s best. Also visit the Kampot salt field: the only salt field in Cambodia. A short walk through the rice fields and a climb provides a lovely outlook over the surrounding countryside. A few steps later and you enter the mouth of Phnom Chhnork limestone cave that has a small 7th century brick temple inside it. You will also visit different villages along the way, where you'll have the opportunity to talk to villagers and witness their daily lives. Explore the old buildings near Kep’s oceanfront. The town used to be Cambodia's most popular and prestigious beach town from the early 1900's until the 1960's. During the Khmer Rouge years, many of Kep's mansions and villas were destroyed, but the ghostly remains of many still stand as a silent reminder.

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  • Day 11 - Travel from Kampot to Sihanoukville

    • Sights: 1

    • Accommodation:

      Tamu Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Travel from Kampot to Sihanoukville. Named after the Cambodian royal family, this town has miles of lovely beaches and warm, welcoming people. It's also a jumping-off point to many beautiful islands. For a tasty lunch today you’ll visit one of our Intrepid Foundation projects. The Starfish Project supports local people with disabilities, along with disadvantaged families, so that they can ensure to send their children to school. It also provides a relaxing, attractive environment where travellers can enjoy fresh, delicious food, home-baked bread, coffee, fabulous brownies and cookies. Afterwards, settle in to the beach-life vibe and perhaps take a refreshing swim.

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  • Day 12 - Take a Boat out Sihanoukville and Enjoy Your Beach Life

    • Sights: 1

    • Accommodation:

      Tamu Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      You’ll seek out paradise today when you take a boat out to one of the nearby islands, where you're free to enjoy a barbecue lunch and relax among swaying palms, white sands and blue waters. Enjoy your final day in this paradise by soaking up the beach life and just generally taking it easy. There will also be plenty of time though to explore the town, the market at Otres, the pagodas, and to take in the view from Sihanoukville's surrounding hills. Tonight for dinner, you can try out some of the wide range of tasty food options that line the beaches.

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  • Day 13 - Back to Phnom Pehn and Evening Free

    • Accommodation:

      The Plantation Urban Resort and Spa  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      This morning you’ll leave the coast and take your private car back to Phnom Penh. The rest of the afternoon and evening is free for further exploration, or maybe some last-minute shopping. 

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    • Good to know

      Maybe take a walk on the riverfront at the Chatomok, where the Tonle Bassac, Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers meet. Perhaps search for an adventurous dinner – in the early evening market stalls set up selling fried cockroaches, spiders, crickets, grasshoppers and other culinary delights.

  • Day 14 - Return Flight

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      This adventure comes to an end today. There are no activities planned for the final day and you will depart the accommodation for your international flight.

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Accommodation

The Plantation Urban Resort and Spa

#28, Street 184 Street 184, Phnom Penh 12206 Cambodia

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  1. 10.3km Airports
  2. 0km Public Transport
  3. 3.6km Center
Why This Hotel:

Situated directly behind the Royal Palace. 

10-minute walk from the lively riverfront and Phnom Penh’s entertainment area.

Two outdoor swimming pools. 

One child under 4 years stays free of charge when using existing beds. One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.

Battambang Resort

Battambang resort rd, battambang, Cambodia

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  1. 77km Airports
  2. 3.4km Public Transport
  3. 4km Center
Why This Hotel:

4 km from Battambang Railway Station and Battambang Town.

Home to an outdoor pool, restaurant and bar the resort is surrounded by rice fields and provides free private parking.

WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge. 

Golden Temple Hotel

Angkor High School Road, Siem Reap,

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  1. 8km Airports
  2. 0km Public Transport
  3. 0.35km Center
Why This Hotel:

Less than a 5-minute walk from the Old Market area, Golden Temple Hotel is a 15-minute drive from Angkor Wat and Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport. 

The property offers complimentary two-way airport transfer services and free bicycle rental.

Features traditional Khmer décor and hospitality blended with modern comforts.

Natural wood furnishing, spacious air-conditioned rooms.

Homestay in Cambodia

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  1. 0km Airports
  2. 0km Public Transport
  3. 0km Center
Why This Hotel:

Two Moons

Riverside Rd, Kampot, Cambodia

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  1. 59km Airports
  2. 0km Public Transport
  3. 4km Center
Why This Hotel:

10-minute walk from the city centre

Pets are allowed. No extra charges. 

Offers a variety of activities including cycling, board games and fishing trips.


Tamu Hotel

Marina Rd, Krong Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia

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100% satisfaction!

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  1. 0km Airports
  2. 11km Public Transport
  3. 25km Center
Why This Hotel:

4-hour taxi or bus ride to reach Phnom Penh.

Offering a private balcony with ocean and pool views.

Water sport activities available for guests include snorkelling, kayaking and kite surfing. 

    All transfers specified, in private car or air-conditioned minibus

    The service of an English Speaking guide

    Accommodation based on two people sharing (for each person not sharing a room, the single supplement will be added)

    The flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai to Phuket, Phuket to Bangkok, including baggage fee

    All excursions specified in the itinerary

    All entry fees

    All meals specified in the itinerary

    All bank charges and exchange rate changes at time of payment

    All insurances including cancellation, travel, repatriation and lost luggage insurances

    All drinks with meals and other items of personal expenditure

    All tips

    All services not specified in the itinerary

    All meals not specified in the itinerary

    Domestic flights not mentioned

    International flights

    Additional insurance

    Entry visas and visa fees (contact us for further information)

    Travel Insurance (Please DO purchase the Travel Insurance before your trip)

17 Reviews
4.7

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  • MarkBridger
    4.7

    We booked a 9-day Cambodia tour and also flight tickets with UME Travel. The whole tour was excellent! My husband and I enjoyed all parts of it. Sunsern, our guide, was very knowledgeable, excellent English speaker, very polite, with good humor and a big smile! He definitely made our trip very pleasant! Both restaurants we visited for lunch were exquisite! Best local food we ever had!

  • Kyle Y
    4.7

    Earlier this month my husband and I and our 7-year-old son took a 9-day trip to Cambodia. The planning process was easy and quick and we felt like our trip was set well in advance of our arrival. Arrangement with ume travel is convenient and fuss-free. Both guides were very knowledgeable. We got a lot of historical and cultural information in Genocide Museum and Killing Fields, yet were able to also get some personal details of everyday life of people in Kep sunset cruise. Great experience and full of fun.

  • Sophie
    4.7

    I had a really amazing time with ume travel. The accommodation was better than I expected; and the restaurants suggested had amazing, yet affordable, local foods. There was a great deal of flexibility with regards to activities, though the organised tours were fantastic and I would highly recommend doing all of the optional extras. I met heaps of amazing people, everyone on tour was friendly and open to trying new things. It was a very diverse group of people in terms of nationalities, age, etc. Finally, the tour ran incredibly smoothly thanks to our awesome tour guide. I can't thank him enough for the trip.

  • Sarah
    4.7

    I did a tour through Cambodia and the tour was fantastic! It was a great way to connect and meet new people as well as explore unknown places. The tour was better than I expected in that we were really well looked after by our guide but we also had a lot of flexibility to do our own thing if we wanted.

  • Andrew
    4.9

    My partner and myself were on a ume tour of Cambodia in June/July of this year. The tour was very good and the tour guide was exceptional. No detail was left to chance and Ryan was the perfect tour leader. He was pleasant, knowledgeable, and easy going. Nothing was too much trouble. He had everything organised and got everyone getting along with good humour and a willing attitude. A very impressive young man. The tour was excellent, the accommodation, transport and food supplied was excellent value. We had a great bunch of people on tour and it was a real joy. We have many happy memories. I would not hesitate to recommend a ume tour hosted by Ryan Robson to anyone.

  • Laura
    4.7

    Great tour, had such an amazing time seeing the sights of Cambodia!

  • Erica
    5.0

    The tour was great! Our guide (Ryan Robson) was fantastic - he really made it an unforgettable experience. The highlights for me were the Battambang circus, the island cruise, Angkor Wat and my birthday party in Sihanoukville!

  • Carly
    4.5

    I did a ume tour through Cambodia. The accommodations were STELLAR, and I can comfortably say that based on where I stayed in Asia when I wasn't with ume haha. The food was mostly pretty good except that I did get sick. I can't see that being ume's fault, and is probably either my own weak constitution or sanitary practices as a whole in Cambodia. We saw many amazing sites along the way, and for the most part, I feel everything was well planned. We had an exceptional tour guide who made sure the partiers got to party, the chillers got to chill, and when I had bad news from home, he had me smiling in minutes and made me feel better. AND checked up on me every day after. I could have been miserable because of the heat, food, and sad news, but instead had a fabulous trip. I accredit most of that to Ryan the guide and the excellent people on the trip. And maybe drinking the beer out of the snorkel :p

  • Kayla
    4.5

    Once again exceeded expectations. Cannot rate Ryan our guide more highly!

  • Jake
    4.5

    Recently went on a Cambodian adventure tour had an amazing time and saw amazing places , my tour guide Ryan was an absolutely incredible person with an amazing personality hope to cross paths in the future as I have gained a life long friend , Ryan and I's bromance flourished throughout the trip

  • Hannah
    4.9

    My time with UME was absolutely wonderful! Not only did I get to meet great people but our guide was wonderful. Ryan Robson was our guide for this tour and he was a delight! He was extremely helpful, knowledgable, and caring. He was there for you whenever you needed him and he was full of fun and positive energy. The tour would not have been the same without him. It truly is a freestyle travel company. You get to choose what you want to do and you have the freedom to decide to do your own thing. I love traveling like this because it gives you the power to decide what works best for you. I really had an amazing time and would highly recommend this company to anyone!

  • James
    4.9

    Seb was awesome on the trip I did through Cambodia and Thailand. He was a great tour guide and made everything run smoothly but he was also a really good mate to hang out with on the trip. Would happily attend any tour he was running in the future.

  • Cass
    4.8

    I did the tour of Cambodia and it was such an awesome trip. I didn't know what to expect going there but it's an amazing country and I would definitely go back. the bus about tour was well organized and included some cool activities. Our tour guide Seb was a top bloke and really added to the experience. He had heaps of knowledge on the country and gave good tips on where to eat and what to see!

  • Adam
    4.6

    Trip was better than expected. Too many memories with Seb/daddy to list. His the life of every party, I look back at the memories and just smile. 10/10 tour guide, Seb made my Cambodia experience so good that I recommended the trip to friends who are undertaking it in December 16.

  • Timara
    4.6

    Thanks to my amazing tour guide for making our Cambodian adventure so memorable, exciting and inspiring. A wonderful educational and adventure packed tour, with great people and great fun!

  • Jenn
    4.8

    I went on the 14 Day Cambodia Adventure with UME in mid July. I didn't have any big expectations of Cambodia, but I had heard from friends that it is a good country to visit. The country and the tour outdid themselves. The country is filled with amazing people who are humble. polite, and happy to educate you on their history and culture. The tour itself was a good mixture of exploring and down time. We went to towns and cities I hadn't thought of researching or visiting when reading up on Cambodia, and I believe that it gave me a better understanding of its people and the culture. Our guide on the trip was Ryan, who did a great job of informing us on what to see in our down time and (more importantly) where to eat. He made an effort to get to know his passengers and include everyone to create a friendly and inviting atmosphere. He was approachable and would answer any questions we had as best as he could. I would highly recommend the tour and will be using UME again in the future.

  • Justine
    5.0

    Took part in the 14-day Cambodia Aventure with UME & every time someone asks if I enjoyed it, I respond saying that it was more than I expected. The whole 14-days was very organized and I feel that we got a good taste of different parts of Cambodia & saw the culture all around. I was very pleased with our guide, Ryan, who went above and beyond to not only make the 14 days enjoyable, but to get to know his passengers and help whenever needed. Based on this UME adventure and it being my first one, I would definitely consider doing another UME tour in the near future!

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