This luxury tour of Cambodia offers just the right combination of everything − ancient temples, culture, traditions, nature, conservation, exquisite cuisine, and the generous warmth of its people. Despite the country’s horrific past, it now stands as a symbol of raw beauty and resilience, and visitors are welcomed everywhere. Marvel at the temples, enjoy a lavish glamping experience, cruise the Mekong River, explore Phnom Penh, participate in a cooking class, and adventure through the rainforest and jungle. This tour can be tailored in accordance with your personal wishes.
The Temples of Angkor
Begin your ‘Best of Angkor Wat temple tour’ by watching the sun rise over Angkor Wat, followed by a guided tour. This is the most famous, the most magnificent and the largest of all the Angkor temples, and a prime example of classical Khmer design. Later, visit a selection of Siem Reap’s best-known hot spots for fine art and fashion. The next day, discover the ancient city area of Angkor Thom, with its many carved-stone faces standing as silent witnesses to former days of glory, and Ta Prohm, a temple complex slowly being reclaimed by the jungle, as well as the Bayon Temple and many more. Go glamping at Banteay Chhmar temple complex, see Cambodia’s off-the-beaten-path countryside, and step back in time while you wander through the 12th century temple ruins hidden amongst the trees and overgrowth.
The Cambodian Circus Show
Be amazed by the Phare Circus show, during which you’ll be entertained with dance, theater, original live music, juggling, gymnastics, and breath-taking circus arts that are used to tell Cambodian stories from recent history, folklore and modern society.
Your Mekong Cruise
Begin your luxury cruise on the Mekong River at the mighty Tonlé Sap Lake, where the local people make their living by fishing on the water. The houses of the surrounding villages are built on stilts to allow for the lake’s changing levels. See the villages, including silversmiths’ and pottery villages along the way, as well as a floating ice factory. Later, explore the Prek Toal Core Bird Reserve by boat and spot large waterbirds such as the spot-billed pelicans, milky stork, black-headed ibis and the elusive masked finfoot. You can also visit the quaint and charming Silk Island to learn about Cambodia’s silk weaving process and history.
Tour Phnom Penh by tuk-tuk. Admire the stately columns of the Royal Palace, see the National Museum and the Silver Pagoda. If you wish, learn about Cambodia’s tragic past at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and the Killing Fields at Choeung Ek; it’s not a warm experience but it is essential if you want to understand what happened in Cambodia during the time of the Pol Pot regime. The next day, unravel the culinary secrets associated with Khymer cuisine, by participating in a cookery class. You will have the opportunity to source your ingredients at a bustling market, before being expertly led through the creation of three dishes.
Head into the wild
Finally, spend three nights deep in the heart of Cambodia’s untouched wilderness − a landscape of dense rainforest, fast-flowing rivers, and cascading waterfalls − in a pioneering, ultra-luxe retreat of world-class design, hospitality, and conservation. Your stay here makes a real difference in protecting unique and endangered species. Spread out over 800 acres, this private nature sanctuary is the perfect tented basecamp for adventure activities across the Southern Cardamom National Park.