After decades of civil war and the genocide wrought by the Khmer Rouge, the violence of Cambodia's modern history looms large. But with the advent of democracy, today Cambodia sits poised on the edge of a new revolution: tourism. This is due in no small part to the jungle-choked ruins of Angkor Wat, ancient capital of the Khmer Empire and the world's largest single religious monument. Only a handful of the 1000-plus temples have been cleared of forest, while the rest remain so atmospherically cloaked in vines they were used as a backdrop for Tomb Raider. But no matter whether you follow in the footsteps of Lara Croft or plumb the dark depths of the killing fields, Cambodia leaves an indelible impression.
Cambodia Experience (AVCW)
Stand in awe of the architectural achievement of Angkor Wat and contemplate the horrors of the Killing Fields at Phnom Penh. This 9-day trip is ideal for the traveller who is short on time but wants to soak up the colours, culture and history of this incredible country. Its natural beauty, coupled with its tumultuous history, make this country a truly fascinating destination. With your accommodation, transportation and entrance to Angkor arranged by our CEOs, you can concentrate on experiencing the region's highlights.
Highlights: Exploring exciting and fast paced Ho Chi Minh City, floating through the Mekong Delta, learning about Cambodian history ancient and modern, drinking in the magnificence of Angkor Wat, hustling through bustling Bangkok.
Cambodia on a Shoestring (ATRC)
Marvel at the incredible Khmer ruins of Angkor Wat and the clear turquoise waters at Sihanoukville. This journey packages Cambodia’s treasures into 10 well-paced days. Brave Ho Chi Minh City’s jam-packed streets with other travellers your own age—you can be sure they’ll keep pace with you—or check out the more laid back waterways of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. With your accommodation, transportation and general trip logistics arranged, you can concentrate on choosing the activities that interest you most.
Highlights: Exploring bustling Bangkok, catching the sunrise over Angkor Wat, enjoying a delicious Khmer meal at a vocational training restaurant funded by Planeterra, walking the bustling streets of Phnom Penh, chilling out on golden beaches, connecting with the locals on an overnight homestay, cruising the Mekong Delta, discovering intriguing Ho Chi Minh City.
Ancient Angkor Wat (TAKAAC)
A perfect add-on to any trip, explore the Angkor Temple complex with an expert local guide. Built over a period of 400 years by a number of different rulers and covering an area of more than 400 sq km, the temple complex of Angkor was only rediscovered 150 years ago. This magnificent site holds incredible structures and sculptures from the Khmer Empire and is one of the most important archaeological sites in South East Asia. With its beautiful gardens, stone carvings, and endless photo opportunities, a visit to the magical and mysterious UNESCO World Heritage Angkor will remain with you forever.
Highlights: Taking in the archaeological splendour of the majestic Angkor Temples with an expert local guide, Exploring vibrant Siem Reap,