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Travel to Cambodia and combine history with food, adventure, beach and authentic living on this itinerary that showcases a fresh new side to the country. This is ideal for couples and families, but also has plenty to keep kids entertained and educated too.
Arrival Phnom Penh
Upon arrival at the airport, you'll be met by a representative and privately transferred to your hotel, approximately 30 minutes' away.
After settling in to your accommodation, the remainder of your day will be spent at leisure.
Full day tour Phnom Penh
This morning you’ll be met at your hotel for a tour of Phnom Penh. You’ll see the iconic buildings of the city including the Post Office square, Van’s Restaurant, and some of the locations used in the film City of Ghosts. You’ll also visit some lesser-known Chinese temples.
Visit Le Bibliotheque, the striking national library; the classic Raffles Hotel Le Royal; the beautiful Phnom Penh Railway Station; and the Central Market.
Street Food Safari
The Cambodian capital has a thriving street scene and you’ll start your day with a guided tour of local markets and back streets. Sample local drinks, try out some delicacies such as fried insects (optional!) or Cambodian waffles. Try barbecued skewers and fruit shakes and end with a barbecue dinner at a popular riverside restaurant.
The afternoon will be spent at leisure and you can choose whether you’d like to stay in Phnom Penh or return to the luxury of your hotel.
This morning you’ll be collected by your guide for a cycling tour.
See a slice of rural Cambodia and stop off to learn how the silk-weavers produce beautiful sarongs and scarves.
In the afternoon you’ll be escorted to a nearby island in the Mekong River called Koh Dach, also known as ‘Silk Island’. Here you can see the weaving techniques first-hand and experience the realities of village life before returning by ferry and tuk-tuk to the capital.
Phnom Penh - Kep
After checking out of your hotel you'll be transferred to Kep, approximately four hours' drive away. The road passes through some gorgeous rural areas and there may be some good photo opportunities.
On arrival, enjoy lunch in the Crab Market before heading out to explore Kep with your guide.
This morning you’ll enjoy a day of activities.
You can choose how you’d like to spend your time, but this could include a boat trip to Rabbit Island, home to a small community of fisherfolk and farmers; a visit to Phnom Chhnork cave pagoda, a large cave that contains a 7th century brick temple; or embarking on a Kampot Boat Sunset Cruise as the sun sets behind the mountain of Bokor.
Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can advise on activities to suit you prior to departure.
Rise early for a morning visit to Kep Crab Market, a seafood lover’s destination especially noted for its fresh crab that can be brought direct from the fishermen.
Afterwards, take a cooking class to learn three famous Cambodian recipes and enjoy the fruits of your labour with a lunch overlooking a nearby lake.
Continue your day with a tour of the pepper vines. A local guide will explain the entire pepper process from planting and picking, to processing and packing.
At the end of your tour, you'll be driven to the Six Senses jetty where you'll board the Six Senses cruiser for the short crossing to Krabey Island.
Six Senses Krabey Island
Today will be free to spend at your leisure. We recommend starting with a yoga class, watching a Khmer cooking demonstration, and enjoying a signature Kampot pepper scrub at the indulgent spa before toasting the evening with some beachside cocktails.
Krabey Island – Koh Rong Archipelago
After breakfast you'll be met by a representative and transported by speedboat to Alila Koh Russey in Koh Rong Archipelago.
Spend the day relaxing at the resort.
Alila Villas Koh Russey
Enjoy some free time today.
Go island hopping, head on a temple tour, sign up for a customised spa treatment, or embark on a spiritual encounter with a visit to the Ream Pagoda. Alternatively, just kick back in your beautiful beachy surroundings.
Koh Rong Archipelago – Shinta Mani Wild
After breakfast you'll be privately transferred by boat to Sihanoukville Pier. Upon arrival, you'll be met by your driver for your private transfer to Shinta Mani Wild, approximately three hours' drive away.
The rest of your day is free for you to relax.
Shinta Mani Wild
Spend today having a wonderful time at Shinta Mani Wild.
Activities here are both creative and varied. Go on an orchid walk; try mountain biking or kayaking; hike into the far reaches of the property, go wild swimming in the waterfalls; or just simply stay where you are and make the most of your extraordinary location.
Today you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey.
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- Head on a tour of Phnom Penh, taking in iconic buildings and history
- Discover the Cambodian capital’s thriving street scene with a guided food safari of markets, restaurants and alleyways
- Visit Kep’s early morning crab market and take part in a cookery class
- Enjoy watersports and beach time on the island of Koh Russey
- Go swimming in the waterfalls near to the luxurious Shinta Mani Wild
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Get in touch with our Lightfoot Travel experts and they will create a bespoke itinerary designed to your exact needs and budget.
We won't take you to the usual tourist traps, instead we'll introduce you to people that show you the true side of a country. With our contacts in each destination, we can arrange for you to meet locals away from the crowds and ensure an authentic experience.
You can rely on our extensive first-hand knowledge and years of experience in the country you’re visiting. We use only the best expert guides, and provide insider tips on the local customs, and everything from vibrant festivals to hidden Himalayan monasteries
Your holiday will be as unique as you are. By getting to know you and what makes you tick, we fuse our wealth of expertise and a deep understanding of our destinations to create unique day by day itineraries that are built around you.