Cambodia In Depth

12 days Phnom Penh-Kep-Phnom Penh-Battambang-Siem Reap-Angkor

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Phnom Penh

Kampot
3days
Salt Field

Phnom Penh
2days
Modern History, City Tour

Battambang
2days
Bamboo Train

Tonle Sap Lake
1day
Floating Life

Angkor
4days
Temple, Cooking Class

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Siem Reap

Highlights

  • Hotel: 4 Stars
  • Attractions: 15+
  • Destinations: 5
  • Age: 7 - 80
  • Comfort: Standard
  • Style: Cultural & Historical

Explore Phnom Penh by taking in its interesting French colonial architecture

Take off on a local river boat,see fishing boats returning home and people’s daily life

Get close to local life and bamboo train

Explore traditional floating life in the Tonle Sap Lake

Marvel at temple complex in Angkor

Visit theravada Buddhism and cooking class

Visit Angkor Children’s Hospital Friends Centre


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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. You'll be met on arrival at Phnom Penh airport and transferred to your hotel.Enjoy your free time before head to have your dinner at the Friends restaurant, run by the Friends organisation, a group which offers food, shelter, medical care, training and educational facilities for homeless, vulnerable or abandoned children. It's a great restaurant to support and the food is delicious–the Western and Asian fusion tapas dishes has put this restaurant on the must visit list. Please note that the restaurant run by the Friends organisation is closed on public and school holidays. Alternative dinner arrangements will be made at these times.

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      If you have free time in the afternoon, perhaps stroll the streets of Phnom Penh and explore the city, taking in the interesting French colonial architecture.The National Museum, with its collection of classic Khmer craftsmanship, is well worth a visit. 

  • Day 2 - Transfer to Kampot

    • Sights: 1

    • Accommodation:

      Two Moons  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Drive south along National Road 2 in a private car through the town of Takeo towards Kampot, one of Cambodia's most attractive old towns. Arrive in Kampot, where the afternoon is free for your own relaxation.In the late afternoon, you will take off on a local river boat up the Kampot River. See fishing boats returning home and people’s daily life on the banks of the river. As the sun sets over the Elephant Mountain Range, the engines will be turned off so the sounds of rural Cambodia can be enjoyed. As you head back to town you may be lucky enough to see fireflies in the bushes lighting up the night sky.

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  • Day 3 - Visit Kampot Salt Field and the Prestigious Beach Town- Kep

    • Accommodation:

      Two Moons  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Enjoy a day out in the countryside. You will 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 which has a small 7th-century brick temple inside it. You will also enjoy a walk along the beach at Kep, and explore the old buildings near the ocean front. The town was Cambodia's most popular and prestigious beach town from the early 1900s until the 1960s. 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 4 - Free Time and Return to Phnom Pehn

    • Accommodation:

      The Plantation Urban Resort and Spa  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Enjoy free time in the morning. You might like to explore further, or simply relax and unwind. After lunch, return to Phnom Penh by private car.

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  • Day 5 - Confront Cambodia's Modern History

    • Accommodation:

      The Plantation Urban Resort and Spa  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Confront Cambodia's tragic past today with a guided tour of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a former school which served as a Khmer Rouge torture centre. It's estimated that more than 20,000 people were held and tortured here. You will also head out to the Choeung Ek Memorial, where a stupa made up of some 8,000 human skulls marks the site of the infamous Killing Fields, the execution ground for the torture victims of Tuol Sleng. In the afternoon, enjoy some free time before an included cyclo ride through the city streets in the evening.

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  • Day 6 - Transfer to Battambang and Watch Traditional Craft

    • Sights: 1

    • Accommodation:

      Battambang Resort  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Dinner

    • Activity:

      Travel by private car through the countryside to Battambang. There will be stops along the way to see local pottery-making and silversmithing. You will also gain an insight into claypot making in Kampong Chhang en route. Cambodia's second-largest city, Battambang, is an attractive riverside town with traces of French elegance, friendly Khmer people and well-preserved colonial architecture.

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  • Day 7 - Get Close to Local Life and Bamboo Train

    • Accommodation:

      Battambang Resort  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Travelling by remork (Cambodian tuk-tuk), explore the beautiful surrounding countryside of Battambang today. Stop along the way to visit the village of Wat Kor. The village is known for its historic stilted wooden houses some of which pre-date French colonial times. The large wooden floor boards are shiny from generations of feet walking across them and the owner’s small collection of antiques and agricultural tools paint a picture of Cambodia in the early 1900s. Then it's off to see some small cottage industries producing rice paper, dried banana, sticky rice cooked in bamboo, and fish paste (Cambodia’s equivalent of vegemite or marmite).Afternoon is free at your leisure.

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      In the afternoon you can choose to ride the historic Bamboo Train. Also visit Prasat Phnom Banan Winery, Cambodia’s first winemaking enterprise, and perhaps enjoy a tasting. Nearby, a modern temple, Wat Bai Dom Ram, is interesting to visit for the large fruit bats that hang from a great tree at the entrance. There is often a bat at the cave around sunset.

  • Day 8 - Explore Traditional Floating Life in the Tonle Sap Lake

    • Accommodation:

      The Plantation Urban Resort and Spa  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Drive from Battambang to Phnom Penh by private car. After a break for lunch we head out to visit a farming community near the Tonle Sap lake. Meet locals, see the traditional Cambodian stilt homes, hear about daily life, walk around the fields and see the growing of rice and other crops (season depending), watch the buffalo and cows return to home after work in the fields, and, finally, enjoy a drink at a scenic lookout point as the sun sets over the gorgeous countryside.

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  • Day 9 - Amazing Temple Complex in Angkor

    • Accommodation:

      Golden Temple Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Spend a full day among the amazing temples of Angkor. Angkor Thom, the 'Great Royal City', is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone. The impressive Bayon temple is the centrepiece. The famous Angkor Wat is the largest and most complete structure, whereas Ta Prohm, with trees embedded in its stone structure, has a different kind of beauty. For lunch today, enjoy a meal prepared by students at the Sala Bai Hotel School. In the evening, attend a performance of Phare, the Cambodian Circus, a riveting way to end the day. Please note that the Sala Bai Hotel School is closed on public holidays and school holidays. On these days, an alternative restaurant will be used.

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  • Day 10 - Visit Theravada Buddhism and Cooking Class

    • Accommodation:

      Golden Temple Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Explore the Angkor complex some more in the morning. After lunch travel out of town to a working Monastery to learn more about the life of a Monk and Theravada Buddhism. Buddhism in Cambodia is a way of life that most local people incorporate into their daily life, and monks and local people welcome you to learn more about meditation and spirituality. During this activity you will meet the Monks and hear about their daily life and why they joined the Pagoda, make merit by burning incense and offering lotus flowers, enjoy a sacred water blessing for good luck and prosperity, receive a red band around your wrist to keep you safe in your travels, and see the pagoda art depicting the life of Buddha and his teachings. The day's activities conclude with a cooking class – a great chance to learn a few Khmer kitchen secrets.

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  • Day 11 - Visit Angkor Children’s Hospital Friends Centre

    • Accommodation:

      Golden Temple Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      In the morning, visit Angkor Children’s Hospital Friends Centre. The hospital was founded in 1999 through the efforts of acclaimed photographer Kenro Izu. It helps treat poor children in Siem Reap and surrounding provinces as well as providing training for health professionals from all over Cambodia. The Friends Centre features rotating art and photography exhibitions as well as the work of founder Kenro Izu. In the afternoon, enjoy free time before dinner.

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  • Day 12 - Return Flight

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Your trip comes to an end today, you will be transferred to the airport for your international flight home or to your next destination.

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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.

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.


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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We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  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.

    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)

14 Reviews
4.8

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  • Neta R
    5.0

    Overall experience was amazing! Best Cambodia private tour! Our guide in Phnom Penh, Jack, was energetic, knowledgeable, polite, and attentive.

  • Michelle
    4.3

    The tour was fantastic and definitely one of the highlights of my whole trip! I'd been travelling without a tour through SE Asia before I got to Cambodia and it was so nice to have everything organised, it really allows you to enjoy yourself more! The hostels we stayed at were great and the tour itinery kept everything exciting. Amy was absolutely brilliant, she was very organised, down to earth and you could tell that she genuinely cared about how everyone's tour was going. Would definitely recommend.

  • Ben
    4.7

    The tour was fantastic and definitely one of the highlights of my whole trip! I'd been travelling without a tour through SE Asia before I got to Cambodia and it was so nice to have everything organised, it really allows you to enjoy yourself more! The hostels we stayed at were great and the tour itinery kept everything exciting. Amy was absolutely brilliant, she was very organised, down to earth and you could tell that she genuinely cared about how everyone's tour was going. Would definitely recommend.

  • Jess
    5.0

    just completed the 12 day- UME trip in Cambodia and can't speak more highly of it! Awesome guides luke and Kyle made everyone feel welcome and we're always making sure everyone is having a good time, plus some of the funniest people you will ever meet. Accommodation was incredible at every stop with comfy rooms, big pools and amazing food at the hostels! To start my trip in Asia I couldn't have asked for a better tour to jump on with a great balance of seeing Heaps of Cambodia but still getting to relax and do what you wanted ! Absolute legends ume travel!

  • Tyron
    4.8

    Well, where do I start? Firstly I have been in the travel industry for over 20 years. In that time I have travelled a fair bit both independently and on tours. Hands down ume travel has been the best organised tour i have ever experienced. Luke our fun manager was just superb, he makes a difficult job look easy, nothing ever too much trouble and always knowledgable and his story telling skills are 2nd to none. The tour itself is fantastic value for money and the accomodation is of a good standard. As for my group, what can i say? We had a total blast and have 18 new friends. I will never forget my time in Cambodia and for that I have to say thanks to all the ume travel family.

  • Zack
    4.5

    Amazing holiday with amazing people. I don't think the group could of been better I was in stitches for at least half of the time. The ume crew were wicked made you feel like a part of the family ! ( and even put up with my drunken states

  • Danielle
    4.7

    Had an amazing 12 days! Luke was the best tour guide you could ask for with all of his knowledge stories and charisma. We had a smaller group so it was nice to get to know everyone on a more personal level by the end of the 12 days we were like a little family. Another team leader Ewan was on the first week of the tour and he was great fun to have around also! We packed so much into 12 days travelling the best places Cambodia had to offer. The tour offers a perfect mix of beach/partying/relaxing and culture. I would 100% recommend ume Travels and this tour. I will most definitely be signing up for another tour in the future.

  • Della
    5.0

    AAAAYYYYY if I could give these legends 11 out of ten I would! I'd never even planned to do a tour but I met a bunch of the group leaders in a hostel and was SO charmed by them I couldn't say no. I don't regret that decision for a second!!! Thank you,UME TRAVEL, for giving me the opportunity to see Cambodia in such a unique way and enjoy experiences only afforded to us by virtue of having the most excellent dude, Luke, leading us (astray). We also had the pleasure of meeting the gorgeous and talented Holly and Ewan. All three went above and beyond to ensure we had the sickest time EVEERRRRR - and we did. Thanks legends!

  • Nancy
    5.0

    All i can say is I'm still recovering from such an awesome two weeks. This tour is the perfect way to experience Cambodia and its amazing sights. Theres a great mixture of culture, parties & some really tasty food! I couldn't have asked for better tour guides, Luke & Kyle. They made everyone feel so welcome from start to finish, took care of the injured & offered any advice they could whilst still managing to be the life and souls of the party. Before the tour i had done some solo travelling - now i'm back on my own until April but those two weeks will most likely go down as the best part of my trip. Sunrise at Ankgor Wat & Koh Rong Samloem are definitely my highlights however the endless nights out with a group of incredible people were hard to beat. Couldn't recommend this trip more. The accommodation also exceeded expectations! Thanks for a great time everyone at UME Travels! :)

  • Stephanie
    5.0

    Soo I have just done the 12 day monkey ladder tour with ume. it was bloody great :) Cambodia is such an amazing country and this tour really takes you to some great places! One of the tour highlights for me was the tour guides Luke and Holly who make you feel so welcome and are always there if you need anything!! I would totally recommend this tour for first timers to Cambodia, you will not regret it :)

  • Maddie
    5.0

    so just finished our 12 day umetravel and what a great experience of a country I had so little knowledge on. The great thing about this tour is you don't feel like your constantly on the move because it's so chilled and laid back. Our tour guides luke and holly were brilliant, accommodation was great and the tour is such a good value for money, I would definatly recommend to anyone and I also gained a really cool new SnapBack from them! Thanks guys!

  • Sammy
    5.0

    This was my second ume tour and it didn't disappoint! Kyle and Holly were the tour leaders and made the trip so much fun, as soon as you met them they made you feel excited to be part of the tour. Every place we visited was amazing and there was a great mix of culture, learning about the history of Cambodia and partying. The atmosphere everywhere was awesome from the Sihanoukville boat party, Love Club in Phnom Penh and Pub Street in Siem Reap!! I loved the Cambodia tour thanks to Holly and Kyle and I now love Cambodia!

  • Hayley
    4.7

    My first Cambodia tour didn't dissapoint! My tour leaders Kyle and Holly were super fun, helpful and full of energy. The tour had a great mix of culture and partying from crazy booze cruises to ancient temples to secluded islands! The amazing scenery made me fall completely in love with Cambodian people and culture. Kyle and Holly were always organised and ready with the days plan and always provided us with different options. They had so much knowledge about Cambodia which made it an awesome learning experience and allowed us to really experience the way Khmer people live. Awesome tour with awesome leaders

  • Dani
    4.9

    This is my second Cambodia tour and won't be my last! Holly was amazing, not only an incredibly knowledgeable tour guide but a fun loving crazy friend! Always smiling and full of energy, perfect person to show me beautiful and historical Cambodia. An experience I'll never forget!

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