Places Visited: ANGKOR, KOH KER, BANTEAY SREI, PREAH VIHEAR, PHNOM PENH, KOH KONG, KEP
LUXURY PRIVATE JOURNEY COVERING THE TOP KHMER TEMPLES AND COAST
As well as the must-see monuments of Angkor, this tour cherry-picks a handful of lesser visited Khmer sites in the north of the country – including the magical clifftop complex of Preah Vihear on the Thai border – before cutting down to the coast via Phnom Penh. The second week offers a mixture of boutique luxury and off-beat explorations of the remote rivers, waterfalls, beaches and mountains in the nature reserves along the south and western seaboard. You get to see all the big hitting sights (guided by experts who know how to sidestep the crowds) and enjoy a quick fix of city life in the capital, but the focus of the trip is mostly on quiet, off-the-beaten-track spots where you’ll gain a vivid experience of Cambodia’s nature, history and rural life.
Accommodation and transport
We’ve selected our absolute favourite properties in the country for this trip, including the legendary Raffles in Phnom Penh and a gorgeous, French-colonial-era Knai Bang Chatt for your 4-night coastal break at the end. All of the resorts and hotels have great character, and are five-star, except the one we use in the far north, which is a pleasant four-star boutique place with a pool. Throughout, the highest standards of comfort possible are maintained, and you’ll be travelling with your own luxury car, driver and guide.