Magnificent early civilizations, big history, weather - beaten temples, mighty Mekong river, unexplored highlands and sleepy towns are what you can see in a tour to Cambodia.
Cambodia is a not a big country and you just need less than 10 days to travel and see the all highlights of Cambodia. Below are the top places to visit in a Cambodia tour.
1. Angkor Temples
Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Stretching over some 400 km2, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. They include the famous Temple of Angkor Wat and, at Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations. UNESCO has set up a wide-ranging programme to safeguard this symbolic site and its surroundings.
2. Tonle Sap Lake Siem Reap
The Tonle Sap Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. During the monsoon season between June and October the Tonle Sap River reverses its flow and runs in the opposite direction, filling the Tonlé Sap Lake, making it the only river in the world that flows in both directions...
3. Phnom Penh Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda Phnom Penh
Built in 1866, the site contains various buildings of interest, including the Khmer-style Throne Hall, now used for special ceremonial occasions. South of the Throne Hall are the Royal Treasury and the Villa of Napoleon III, built in Egypt in 1866, for the opening of the Suez Canal, and was later presented to the Cambodian king as a gift.
4. Tuol Sleng Museum & Choeng Ek Memorial Phnom Penh
Cambodia's tragic past can be seen less painfully through the perspactive of time and its war museum, if not the most cheerful place in the world, can be extremely instructive in terms of coming to grips with what actually happened during those terrible years.
The town of SihanoukVille is surrounded on 3 sides by the Bay of Thailand. From the beaches and surrounding hills, many of the country's small islands can be seen. Many of the beaches are filled with grass hut restaurants and bars, some of the beaches are rocky, a couple are big resorts, and some are pure sandy beach. A dozen Islands surround SihanoukVille, and these are fairly unspoiled for the moment. Beaches, forest treks, diving, swimming, and chilling are the main activites here.
6. Battambang & Surroundings Battambang
Battambang is somewhat of an ode to French colonialism. The city lies in the heart of the Northwest and until the war years it was the leading rice-producing province of the country. It offers not only one of the best preserved examples of the French Colonial era, but also the small-town feel you expect to encounter in Cambodia as a rule.
Best time to visit Cambodia:
There are two two seasons in Cambodia, the dry season runs from October-May and the rainy season runs from the end of May through to the first half of October. Actually, you can travel Cambodia at any time of the year, but the best time is from October-May.
Cambodia - Vietnam tour combination:
It is a fact that it is bad idea to travel all the ways just to visit Cambodia while you can combine with famous Angkor temples with romantic cruise in Halong bay, amazing rice terraces in Sapa, walking tour around Hoi An ancient town, pristine beaches of Phu Quoc island,etc.
Suggested Cambodia Vietnam tour:
Cambodia tour combined with Vietnam is suitable for people of all ages and travel styles such as; honeymoon, family, adventure, discovery, cuisine, beach break or combination.
Day 1: Siem Reap Arrival (Guide)
Day 2: Angkor Tour (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) (Guid)
Day 3: Angkor Tour(Breakfast, Lunch ) (Guide)
Day 4: Tonle Sap Lake - Flight to Hanoi (Breakfast, Lunch ) (Guide)
Day 5: Hanoi City Tour (Breakfast, Lunch ) (Guide)
Day 6: Hanoi - Halong Bay (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ) (Guide)
Day 7: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Flight to Danang - Hoi An (Brunch ) (Guide)
Day 8 & 9: Hoi An Free Days (Breakfast)
Day 10: Hoi An - Hue - Flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Breakfast, Lunch ) (Guide)
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels (Breakfast, Lunch ) (Guide)
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong delta (Breakfast, Lunch ) (Guide)
Day 13: Mekong delta - flight to Phu Quoc island (Breakfast) (Guide)
Day 14 & 15: Phu Quoc island free days (Breakfast)
Day 16: Phu Quoc - flight to HCMC and departure (Breakfast)