• Discover Angkor's jungle ruins
  • Swap floating villages for ancient temples in Cambodia's rural heartland
  • Admire Phnom Penh’s golden splendour
  • Relax in boutique luxury on the palm-fringed south coast
  • Knit it all together with private transfers and expert-led tours

Spoil yourself

  • Upgrade your south-coast stay to the Six Senses Krabey Island

In Cambodia, swathes of jungle hide entire temple cities, paradise islands pepper idyllic coastlines and whole villages jut out onto giant lakes. Uncover its mysteries on this in-depth private tour, starting with the wonders of Angkor Wat's ancient temples before cruising through the floating villages of Tonlé Sap. You’ll then arrive at its capital, Phnom Penh, for golden royal palaces and silver pagodas before disappearing into the wildlife-rich Koh Kong rainforest to stay in a luxury tented suite floating on the River Tatai. End with a stay on the country's idyllic south coast where you'll enjoy the perfect mix of palm-fringed relaxation and national-park adventure, all framed by sweeping views across the sparkling Gulf of Thailand.

Day 1

Depart UK

Enjoy premium lounge access at the airport before your overnight flight.

Days 2 – 3

Discover the mysteries of Angkor Wat

After a private arrival transfer, check into your marbled accommodation before heading out to explore a true world wonder – the mist-shrouded Temples of Angkor. You’ll start with its eponymous centrepiece, uncovering its maze of corridors, chambers and terraces all adorned with ancient carvings. Your guided touring continues the next morning as you set off before dawn to watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat, enjoying breakfast with a view.

You’ll then uncover the secrets of its surrounding complex; there are Bayon’s giant faces, Angkor Thom and the jungle-clad Preah Khan where whole trees grow over crumbling balustrades.

Breakfast included

Sunrise at Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Sunrise at Angkor Wat

Statues at Angkor Thom, Cambodia

Statues at Angkor Thom

Preah Khan, Angkor, Cambodia

Preah Khan, Angkor

Day 4

The floating villages of Cambodia’s ‘Great Lake’

A private transfer brings you to Chung Khneas village to board your riverboat on the shores of Tonlé Sap whose 5,000 square miles of waterways and expansive shimmer dominates Cambodia’s interior. You’ll then cruise along a network of canals, past floating villages complete with schools, restaurants and hospitals, to pause at the equally afloat Gecko Environment Centre where you’ll learn about the lake’s ecological importance to local communities.

Then, continue through a section of mangroves onto Tonlé Sap itself to join in the throng of local fishermen. It’s an exclusive glimpse into a unique way of life.

Breakfast included

Floating Houses, Tonlé Sap, Cambodia

Floating Houses, Tonlé Sap, Cambodia

Park Hyatt, Siem Reap

Park Hyatt, Siem Reap

Day 5

Rural Cambodia and its millennia-old temple complexes

Travelling along an Angkorian pilgrim route and passing 1,000-year-old stone bridges carved with naga serpents, you’ll arrive at Sambor Prei Kuk – the pre-Angkorian capital of the Chenla civilization. Dating back to the 7th century, it’s one of the oldest temple cities in Southeast Asia. An off-the-beaten-track gem, it’s largely untouched by tourism – some 100 temples hide among verdant canopies cloaked by strangling vines.

Travel on to your jungle-clad accommodation in Kampong Thom to sample Cambodian village life with a visit to a local market and Buddhist temple.

Stay: Sambor Village Hotel

Breakfast & Lunch included

Prei Kuk Pre-Angkorian temple ruins, Cambodia

Prei Kuk Pre-Angkorian temple ruins

Swimming pool, Sambor Village Hotel, Kampong Thom

Swimming pool, Sambor Village Hotel

Days 6 – 7

Phnom Penh’s riverside heritage

Continue through Cambodia’s rural heartland, pausing at a remote village for an included lunch; watch as artisans carve Buddhas from rough stone and sautéed spiders are hawked at busy marketplaces. You’ll then arrive at Phnom Penh and its most prestigious address – Raffles Hotel Le Royal. A colonial gem, it’s your Art Deco base for your private tour of the Cambodian capital. There’s the glorious Silver Pagoda, the golden, sweeping curves of the Royal Palace and the National Museum’s Khmer and pre-Angkorian artefacts.

Contrast their magnificence with the atrocities of the Pol Pot era, memorialised in the Choeung Ek Killing Fields and the chilling Tuol Seng Genocide Museum, a high school turned prison where 20,000 were executed.

Breakfast included

Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Royal Palace, Phnom Penh

State Room, Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

State Room, Raffles Hotel Le Royal

Days 8 – 9

Sleeping on a rainforest-fringed river

Head west to plunge into the virgin jungles of Koh Kong, arriving at your unique eco-accommodation – the world’s first floating tented camp. Here, you’ll explore the rainforest through a range of activities. Enjoy a sunset cruise, kayak through mangrove waterways to reach waterfalls hidden in the jungle or hike to the Cardamom Mountains – the picture-perfect view from your tent’s private balcony.

It’s all animated by a surprising array of wildlife, from gibbons and Siamese crocodiles to the rare Indochinese tigers and Asian elephants. For some relaxation, book onto a hydro-massage or simply cast a fishing line from your sun lounger.

Breakfast included

Koh Kong, Cambodia

Koh Kong, Cambodia

Canvas & Orchids Retreat, Koh Kong, Cambodia

Canvas & Orchids Retreat, Koh Kong, Cambodia

Days 10 – 12

Cambodia's Koh Rong idyll

A private land and boat transfer will see you to the idyllic island of Koh Rong and your luxury hotel. Set right on a glorious, white-sand beach you'll settle into a few well earned days of relaxation, enjoyed from the fineries of your private villa. You can then choose between a host of optional activities, from island hopping, kayaking, snorkelling and diving to mountain biking and guided jungle explorations.

There's also the chance to upgrade your stay here to a private-island retreat on the Koh Rong archipelago. The stunning Six Senses Krabey Island offers private-pool relaxation, pristine golden sands and a host of superb dining options. Call our specialists for information and prices.

The Royal Sands Koh Rong

The Royal Sands Koh Rong

The Royal Sands Koh Rong

The Royal Sands Koh Rong

Days 13 – 14

Return to the UK

Hopping to relaxed, beachside Sihanoukville, you’ll transfer back to Phnom Penh and your overnight flight home. 

Breakfast included

About the itinerary

"By just visiting Cambodia and not its neighbours, you'll be able to get off the beaten track and reflect on the country's beauty. The temples of Angkor are a must-see in anyone’s book, but you'll also see Cambodia’s Pol Pot past, etched in history and unavoidable. It'll help you understand the country more and marvel at its resilience. To finish, kick back in style with a beachside stay at Knai Bang Chatt – a luxury boutique hotel overlooking the Gulf of Thailand."

Katrin Rummer

Destination Specialist

Pricing information

Guide price from £4,610 pp incl. flights

Low Season from: £4,610 pp
High Season from: £5,145 pp

  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return International and domestic flights between London, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh
  • Private transfers through-out
  • 11 nights accommodation staying in mostly 5* (Deluxe) hotels including breakfast, with the exception of Sambor Village and Canvas & Orchids Resort, which have been hand-picked for their unique locations and best available
  • Private touring with local guides, highlights include;
  • Enjoy breakfast outside the Angkor Wat temple complex, discover local village life first hand, learn about Phnom Penh's chilling past and explore the rainforest at your floating camp