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Snapshot of Cambodia

  • Phnom Penh
  • Siem Reap
  • 5 nights from
  • £675 per person
  • Trip Code: SB-1162

Holiday Overview

Snapshot of Cambodia 

A fantastic short break, perfectly combinable with Thailand, Vietnam or a beach extension in Cambodia

Experince the hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh before visiting Siem Reap and the stunning temples of Angkor Wat. Theres also time for a cruise on Tonle Sap Lake,

Start Phnom Penh - End Siem Reap (or vice versa)

4 nights / 5 days



Snapshot of Cambodia includes:

  • Transfers and sightseeing as listed
  • 2 nights accommodation Phnom Penh
  • domestic flight
  • 2 nights accommodation Siem Reap

Day 1 - Phnom Penh

Arrive in Phnom Penh, check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure

Meals Included - None

Featured accommodation

Samnang Laor Phnom Penh Hotel


Day 2 - Phnom Penh

Let's see what Cambodia's capital city has to offer,  the riverfront promenade that lines the mighty Mekong is a hive of activity, from the chaotic traffic to busy pavements full of street-side vendors and pedestrians. We'll visit the National Museum and the Silver Pagoda, and then rub shoulders with the royals in the Royal Palace, where King Norodom Sihamoi still lives today. And of course, there's time for shopping for exotic souvenirs in one of the city's fabulous markets. We'll either visit the art-deco Central Market or the sprawling Russian Market to barter for locally made silk, crafts, jewellery and lots more. Just let us know your preference.

Excursion to the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Museum

The city still bears the scars left by the Khmer Rouge. In particular the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum. Formerly the high school, it became the main interrogation and torture facility. Largely unchanged, it bears witness to the thousands of victims that passed through the doors - only seven of whom survived. Just outside the city, in a peaceful rural setting, we find the Killing Fields. Thousands of people were killed here between the years of 1975 and 1978 and buried in mass graves. These are distressing places to visit, but it's necessary to get a clearer idea of how Cambodians have suffered and how they have survived. 

Meals Included – Breakfast

Featured accommodation

Samnang Laor Phnom Penh Hotel


Day 3 - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap

Transfer to the airport for the short flight to Siem Reap before sightseeing in Angkor Visit Angkor Thom The fortified city of Angkor Thom covers an area of 10 square km. Enclosed by a wall and wide moats; the city includes many of Angkor's most popular sights. Enter by the monumental South Gate over a causeway lined on either side by statues of demons and gods, each carrying a giant naga. Continue to the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper Kings, former spaces for public ceremonies, both adorned with dramatic bas reliefs. Visit the ruined Baphuon, Royal Enclosure and Phimeanakas before continuing to the mysterious Bayon Temple. In this temple, one of the most popular and compelling in Angkor, explore the galleries of beautifully preserved bas reliefs and ascend narrow stairs to reach the central sanctuary, where giant stone faces smiling enigmatically down from every angle. Visit Preah Khan Preah Khan is a temple built by King Jayavarman VII with towering enclosures and shoulder-hugging corridors in a jungle setting. Preah Khan covers a very large area but the temple itself is enclosed within a rectangular wall of around 700 by 800 metres. Visit a temple for sunset Watch the sun set over the Cambodian countryside from the upper terraces of an ancient Angkorian temple – 

Meals Included - Breakfast  

Featured accommodation

ibis Styles Siem Reap


Day 4 - Siem Reap

Sightseeing in Angkor


Visit Angkor Wat

The crown jewel of Khmer architecture, Angkor Wat is the national symbol and the highlight of any visit to Cambodia. The largest, best preserved, and most religiously significant of the Angkor temples, Angkor impresses visitors both by its sheer scale and beautifully proportioned layout, as well as the delicate artistry of its carvings. To approach the temple, first cross the vast moat, continuing along a broad causeway lined with naga balustrades. Upon entering the main structure, ascend through a series of galleries and courtyard before reaching the central sanctuary, which offers beautiful views back over the causeway and across the surrounding countryside. On the way, stop to enjoy the intricate stone carvings that adorn nearly every surface of the temple, with some 1,700 Apsaras, or celestial dancers, sculpted from the walls. Along the outer gallery walls run the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which narrates stories from Hindu mythology, including the famous Churning of the Ocean of Milk. Angkor Wat is stunning at any time of the day, but sunrise and sunset are especially beautiful times to watch the play of light on the stones.

Visit Ta Prohm temple

Ta Prohm is one of the most popular attractions of Angkor as much of the jungle has not been cleared and it looks very much as most of the Angkor monuments would have appeared when European explorers first stumbled across them.

Excursion to Kampong Kleang with boat trip

All you need to do today is sit back on a boat, relax and enjoy the views of Kampong Kleang, a fishing community on the edge of the Tonle Sap Lake. We'll cruise past wooden houses built on towering stilts, submerged forests and fish farms. 

Meals Included - Breakfast

Featured accommodation

ibis Styles Siem Reap


Day 5 - Siem Reap

Today your tour concludes with a transfer to the airport.

Melas Included - Breakfast

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