Grand tour of Cambodia

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Travel Style: Array Full on
Physical Level: Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
18 days
From: $ 5,181 $ 288 / day
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Overview

Short Description

The intricately carved Temples of Angkor are Cambodia’s main draw, but elsewhere in the country you’ll find vibrant minority villages and great swathes of wilderness. Our Southeast Asia specialists have visited Cambodia time and time again, meeting knowledgeable guides and seeking out comfortable beds in sublime locations. Aiming to take you beyond the obvious, our specialists can build a tailor-made itinerary to help you make the most of your Cambodia holiday.

Gradually reclaimed by jungle over hundreds of years, Angkor’s temples still retain their mystery and we can point you toward some of the smaller, lesser-visited sites. French colonists have left behind a legacy of European-style villas and baroque-influenced gardens, best seen along the boulevards of Phnom Penh. To the northeast, the hills and forests shelter wild elephants and mighty waterfalls, as well as resilient minority peoples. To the south you can soak up the relaxed atmosphere of sleepy coastal towns and enjoy the local delicacy, crab.

Style Private guided tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Comfort (4*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions All internal transport included (including local flights)
Start City Siem Reap
End City Phnom Penh

Itinerary

Day 1 : International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Siem Reap.

Day 2 : Siem Reap

Arriving into Cambodia you will be met by your private guide and driver for transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 3 : Siem Reap

Visit Angkor Thom with the enigmatic Bayon temple, the Terrace of Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. This afternoon travel out to the floating village of Kompong Khleang, a fascinating trip which offers a chance to see life unfold on the great Tonle Sap lake.

Day 4 : Siem Reap

In the early morning visit our personal favourite, Ta Prohm. By far the most atmospheric of all the temple ruins, it has been reclaimed by the jungle and is being crushed by massive tree roots. Then visit Angkor Wat, the iconic symbol of Cambodia.

Day 5 : Kep

This afternoon your time in Siem Reap ends as you fly south to Sihanoukville, the gateway to Cambodia's major beach destinations.Your time there is short though as you transfer through to the pretty seaside town of Kep.

Day 6 : Kep

A free day to explore Kep and the surrounding area.

Day 7 : Kep

Explore the colonial gem of Kampot today with your own private tour.

Day 8 : Koh Kong

Your time in Kep ends this morning as you transfer along the south coast to spend two nights at the beautiful 4 Rivers Floating Lodge.

Day 9 : Koh Kong

A full day at leisure at the 4 Rivers Floating Lodge to choose your activities.

Day 10 : Phnom Penh

This morning you transfer to the capital city Phnom Penh.

Day 11 : Phnom Penh

Today explore the stunning Royal Palace complex and the Silver Pagoda, named after the 5000 silver tiles covering the floor. Later you will visit the sombre museum of S21 and the Killing Fields, two sites related to the Khmer Rouge regime.

Day 12 : Kratie

Depart Phnom Penh for the overland transfer to Kratie. Spend the night on the Island of Koh Trong in the middle of the Mekong River.

Day 13 : Sen Monorom

This morning board a small boat and cruise along the Mekong looking for the rare Irrawady dolphin.Later drive to Sen Monorom in Mondulkiri.

Day 14 : Sen Monorom

Spend the day visiting the Elephant Valley Project. This is truly a unique experience to see elephants cared for in their natural environment.

Day 15 : Sen Monorom

Spend the day exploring the surrounding area where you can see impressive waterfalls, local tribes and coffee plantations.

Day 16 : Phnom Penh

Return to Phnom Penh by road today.

Day 17 : International return flight

A free day in Phnom Penh before you head to the airport for your flight home.

Day 18 : International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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I’ll use Audley for all my travel moving forward

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Ewan was fantastic in helping me arrange a US trip for me and my Fiancée. Gave me all the top spots and recommendations on what to do, when all I really had to start with was a broad idea of where I wanted to go.
The locations were perfect and the activities made the experience extra special.
I would definitely recommend Audley and especially Ewan to anyone looking for a more bespoke experience.
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Unfortunately, I can't review our TRAVEL experience with Audley Travel, but can comment on their non-responsiveness.

I contacted Audley as they came recommended by Wilderness Travel, the company we traveled with previously.

I left multiple messages for their regional specialist Adam -- voice messages through his co-workers (Alec and Jacky), email, website inquiry -- he didn't reply. I finally spoke to another specialist at the office (Lydia) and pressed her to not take yet another message for Adam, but tell me honestly if they are interested in working on our itinerary or we should move on. She then told me that they are busy. Well, wish they had some integrity to tell me on the first call, so I didn't have to loose time on trying to contact their "specialist".

p.s. They sent their automated marketing message with ALL their trips listed in response to my website inquiry. In this message they included: "When you are ready...". I replied that, indeed, we are ready, as I explained in my inquiry -- ready, know where and when we want to travel and are inquiring if you are interested in creating a private journey for us. No reply! Instead, they sent another marketing message the next day (and after Lydia already told us that they are very busy and won't be able to make reservations.) The second marketing message had no option to "unsubscribe". Again, I replied to that message and asked them to stop spamming me with marketing materials.

UPDATE: Audley's Client Experience Executive reached out to me in response to this review. She apologized profusely and wanted me to know that my "feedback is being heard". She said that she spoke with the employees' manager to "ensure mistakes like this don’t happen again and provide additional training to support their growth." She also promised to ask the marketing to delete my name from their marketing list. I took her at her word.

I don't know if this interaction with the client experience executive convinced me to seek Audley's services in the future, but I promised her to include in my review this "status update".
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There are much better travel companies than Audley

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Unfortunately Audley Travel are so arrogant they don’t believe anyone else can provide a better holiday at lower cost

I’m booking for South Africa and they simply can’t accept that another company can provide a better itinerary at a lower price - even to the point of asking for the other quote and saying this is usual practice in the industry!! ( rubbish) . Totally unprofessional behaviour. Furthermore , sending me emails knocking my choice of hotel and safari park while at the same time promoting hotels that clearly have issues as evidenced by poor ratings on the major sites

I use another well known travel provider that actually provide high quality at a decent price

Audley are simply interested in selling the highest price hotels etc that give them the maximum profit rather than what is right for you

They love themselves and keep on saying nonsense such as “ I’m really pleased with what I’ve come up with and hope you are too “

They need to get real

I won’t reveal the name of the agent dealing with me as that’s probably unfair
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Where do I start, a trip of a life time, with experiences and memories for all my family. Every detail of our amazing journey in Cambodia & Vietnam was exceptional. The key was the guides provided, local, knowledgable and flexible, they all became friends over our stay. Engaging in the culture, experiencing life from food to travel, to luxury and amazing people. I would like to thank Mark Hotham for creating such special trip with many memories, to all the guides, Sophea, Tien & Tan and the drivers. Will I be booking another trip with Audley - yes, my only problem is what location
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We were planning a special family holiday in Thailand to celebrate our Golden Wedding anniversary. We were a party of 11, coming from the UK and Australia at slightly different times.
Mark Hotham at Audley Travel helped us to put together the holiday of a lifetime. He helped us through the complexity of different start dates, advised on a suitable hotel and arranged a terrific trip to the Elephant Hills camp in the jungle.
The arrangements worked splendidly, the hotel in Khao Lak was first class and the Elephant Hills trip was magical.
Nothing was ever too much trouble for Mark and every effort was made to deliver the holiday we were looking for.
We have already recommended Audley travel to our friends and they will be our first choice of travel agency from now on.
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This was our first time using Audley to organise a holiday for us and Ewan did a simply fantastic job. From the very first contact call, where we explained what we hoped to see and do, to wishing us 'Bon voyage' as we stepped on to the plane, Ewan was always there, helping and guiding. He selected exactly the sort of hotels and experiences we were looking for as well as the flights and car hire in one seamless operation. We will definitely be using Audley again !
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Flight & Transport Inclusions

All internal transport included (including local flights)

Group Size

Intimate Group - 12 max

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