Angkor and the Southern Coast

Explore Cambodia's historical heartlands and beautiful southern coastline on this 2-week guided tour

Angkor and the Southern Coast

Discover the fascinating temples and history of Siem Reap and Battambang, the former heartlands of the Angkor Empire, before journeying to Cambodia's beautiful Southern Coast for an extended beach break.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Siem Reap

    Your itinerary begins in Siem Reap, the heartland of the former Khmer Empire and gateway to the temples of Angkor. On arrival, you'll be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel.

  2. Day 2: Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat

    Today you visit the most famous and spectacular of the Khmer temples: Angkor Thom, centring on the Bayon, and Angkor Wat.

  3. Day 3: Siem Reap; Ta Prohm, Banteay Temples, and blessing ceremony

    In the morning you'll visit some of Siem Reap's more obscure and least-visited temples, including Banteay Samre and Banteay Srei, dedicated to the goddess Shiva, and Ta Prohm, the “jungle temple”.

  4. Day 4: Siem Reap to Battambang

    Leave Siem Reap this morning for Battambang, a drive of approx. 2 and a half hours.

  5. Day 5: Bamboo train and village tour

    After breakfast at the hotel, take a ride on the Bamboo train, or norrie, and travel 8km through scenic countryside to a village outside Battambang.

  6. Day 6: Battambang to Phnom Penh via Pursat Province

    Depart Battambang this morning for Phnom Penh. Along the way, you'll pass through Pursat Province, where you'll visit the floating village of Kampong for a taste of rural Cambodian life.

  7. Day 7: Phnom Penh

    Phnom Penh is revealing of the great contrasts in Cambodia's history, from the glories of the Khmer civilisation to the tragedy of the country's 20th-century history. This morning you'll have the chance to learn more about the latter, with a visit to the notorious Killing Fields of the Khmer Rouge and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.

  8. Day 8: Phnom Penh to Kep

    Leave Phnom Penh and journey south into Takeo Province. This a half-day drive, but with opportunities to stop along the way for lunch and to visit a number of Khmer temples, including Ta Prohm at Tonle Bati, Yeay Peau and, time-allowing, the hillside temple at Chiso.

  9. Day 9: Kep

    Today is at leisure to relax on the beach or explore the surrounding region.

  10. Day 10: Kep to Sihanoukville via Ream National Park

    Leaving Kep this morning, you'll drive to Sihanoukville, a major city in the Bay of Cambodia. En route you'll stop to explore Ream National Park, Cambodia's best marine reserve. Ream is vast (over 20,000 hectares) and encompasses a huge area of coastline.

  11. Day 11: Sihanoukville

    Today is at leisure; relax on the beach or take part in any of the water spots and other activities available locally.

  12. Day 12: Sihanoukville to Koh Kong

    Today you'll leave Sihanoukville for the town of Tatai, Koh Kong province, a drive of approx. 5 hours.

  13. Day 13: Koh Kong

    This morning, enjoy a leisurely boat cruise into the mangrove forest, exploring its network of waterways.

  14. Day 14: Departure

    After breakfast, return to Tatai by boat, where you’ll be met by your guide and driver for the return transfer to Phnom Penh.

Price guide

The price shown is based on two travellers in twin/double accommodation. Please see full itinerary for inclusions & exclusions. This is a private itinerary and can be tailored to your interests, and priced for families and larger group sizes.

14 days from £1995pp


14 days from £1995pp

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