We have segmented the country into 4 areas:
We have also listed 18 main points of interest and try and incorporate as many of these into your Cambodia holiday depending on your interests.
Most people take a Cambodia holiday just to visit Angkor Wat. Regarded by many as one of the 7 manmade wonders of the world, they visit the site and the surrounding temples then leave without knowing anything else about this fabulous destination.
Each part of the country has hidden secrets and offers you different experiences throughout your Cambodia Holiday.
Cambodia is justly famous for its magnificent temples, but will soon be renowned for its abundant natural attractions and empty beaches. The tourist infrastructure in Cambodia has developed tremendously in recent years, including the opening of quality hotels and restaurants and the upgrading of roads and transport links. Cambodia is more accessible today than ever and a journey here is a journey to a land of timeless grace and charm.
Get back to nature see the famous Irrawaddy river dolphins and local tribes people. Take a mountain walk by a crystal clear volcanic lake and swim under a cascading waterfall. Go elephant riding or simply take time to relax on the sandy beaches and enjoy the fabulous seafood. It is all here for you to enjoy on your Cambodia holiday.
Nowhere is this better symbolised than at the majestic temples of Angkor, a timeless testament to the ingenuity of the Khmer people. Away from Angkor, lies the vibrant capital of Phnom Penh, gateway to the remote north-east, a land of hill tribes, wildlife and bold landscapes, and the south coast with hidden beaches and empty islands.
Many of these destinations are unknown to the outside world, helping the Cambodia holiday visitor feel more of an explorer than a tourist.
Holiday Cost Comparison (Europe V Cambodia)
One of the main reasons we find people spending their holidays in Europe as opposed to Cambodia is because they believe that a holiday in Cambodia is considerably more expensive than a holiday in Europe. This simply is not the case. Below you can see a price comparison between a two week holiday in Rome and a two week Holiday in Cambodia. As you can see the day to day costs in Cambodia are considerably cheaper than the costs that you would face in Rome. We haven’t even included more specific things such as local guides, tourist attractions and daily travel costs as we are aware that different groups will incur different costs in these areas. However, we hope that the costs we have provided will illustrate that while Cambodia and Rome are over 5,000 miles apart and a completely different cultural experience but the financial cost is reasonably similar.
|Holiday in Rome||Holiday in Cambodia|
|Flights||£200 pp||£800 pp|
|12 nights’ Accommodation 3*||£1,000||£750|
|12 nights’ Accommodation 4*||£1,500||£1,250|
|12 nights’ Accommodation 5*||£3,000||£1,850|
|Food and Beverages||£800 – £1,000||£250 – £350|
|Total based on 2 people sharing||£2,200 – £4,400||£2,600 – £3,800|