Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

A Journey to Cambodia's Heart (16 days)

Remote Lands, Inc

Phnom Penh, Cambodia To Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Valid for Departures Now Through: 18 Mar 2019


Day 1
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Raffles Hotel Le Royal Dinner

A guide will welcome you upon your arrival in Phnom Penh and transfer you to one of two recommended hotels: Raffles Hotel Le Royal or Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra. Check in and freshen up before an afternoon of sightseeing. Visit the Royal Palace, and the Silver Pagoda, also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Marvel at the nearly 200-pound Buddha made of solid gold, made in 1907. The pagoda is filled with fascinating artifacts, each providing a window to the past.

Day 2
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Raffles Hotel Le Royal Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today begins with a somber tone as you visit Toul Sleng Genocide Museum and the Cheung Ek Killing Fields. It is in this very space where thousands of civilians were killed and buried in mass graves. You are sure to be moved by the reminders of such atrocious crimes against humanity in this important space honoring the dead. A trip to the Russian Market will provide temporary relief from an emotionally-trying morning. In the afternoon, visit a Dutch-Cambodian orphanage.

Day 3
Kampong Cham, Cambodia
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Monorom VIP Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, travel to Kampong Cham, with a stop or two along the way. Check in to your hotel before enjoying some sightseeing - visit the city’s male and female hills, Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei, respectively, and 12th-century temple, Nokor Bachey. Climb up Han Chey Mountain and take in a sunset view, followed by dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 4
Kratie, Cambodia
Kampong Cham, Cambodia
Le Tonle Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy breakfast before checking out of your Kampong Cham hotel. This morning, you will get to explore the rubber plantations, rubber being one of the region’s top exports. Check in to your hotel in Kratie before taking the unique opportunity to visit the Mekong dolphins on a boat excursion. Try some traditional cuisine at a local restaurant, and enjoy a relaxing evening.

Day 5
Stung Treng, Cambodia
Kratie, Cambodia
Golden River Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A morning drive will bring you to the province of Stung Treng. Take in the beautiful plateau landscapes along the way. Check in, rest and refresh before an afternoon of teaching English to monks and the local disadvantaged.

Day 6
Preah Rumkel, Cambodia
Stung Treng, Cambodia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A scenic boat ride will bring you to the village of Preah Rumkel, where you will meet a homestay family. This is a renowned eco-tourism site hemmed by Mekong River rapids, waterfalls and forested hills, providing a truly stunning vista. Interact and break bread with a local family who will welcome you to spend the night in their traditional wooden home.

Day 7
Preah Rumkel, Cambodia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you will explore the tropical forests of Preah Rumkel. By mountain bike and foot, make your way to the top of a hillside to fully appreciate the incredible panoramic views of the countryside below. Keep an eye out for wildlife in the RAMSAR flooded forests and conservation area. Enjoy a peaceful sunset over the Mekong and forest landscape, followed by a typical dinner and the region’s famous rice wine.

Day 8
Preah Vihear, Cambodia
Preah Rumkel, Cambodia
Preah Vihear Boutique Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a three-mile adventure walk with a local guide to breathtaking Sopheakmith waterfall. Take a motorbike transfer to Kompong Simi en route to Preah Vihear, where you will enjoy dinner and spend the night.

Day 9
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Preah Vihear, Cambodia
Amansara Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, journey to the Thai border to visit the Preah Vihear temple. Climb to the top of Dangrek Mountain to take in the spectacular view of Thailand. Journey to the past on a history-based tour of this pre-Angkorian temple, a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site that is infamous for its border-straddling controversy. Travel to Siem Reap, and check into one of four recommended luxury hotels – Amansara, La Residence d’Angkor, Park Hyatt Siem Reap, or Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.

Day 10
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Amansara Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before a tour of the area’s ancient temples. Visit the 12th-century sites of Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat, and Bayon. Take in the sights of the South Gate with its massive statues depicting the churning of the Ocean of Milk. Continue on to the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Elephant Terrace, and Ta Prohm, one of the region’s most incredible sights. Hop on an Angkor Gondola at Angkor Thom, and travel from the south gate to the west gate. Serenaded by traditional music, allow your imagination to run free as you take in the sights and sounds around you. Round off the day with a climb to the top of Bakheng Hill for a spectacular sunset view over the ancient city.

Day 11
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Amansara Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before visiting Koh Ker temple, built by king Jayavarman IV, and dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Next stop is Beng Mealea Temple, which, covered in a thick layer of lush moss, resembles a blue sandstone façade. Take the time to observe the locals making joss sticks – traditional incense – and other everyday activities that can be seen along the roadways. Return to the hotel for dinner and a good night’s sleep.

Day 12
Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Sokha Beach Resort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before transferring to Sihanoukville. Relish in the beauty of the mountainous countryscape. Check in to one of two recommended hotels – Song Saa or Sokha Beach Resort. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy.

Day 13
Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Sokha Beach Resort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The last few days of your tour should be spent relaxing on the beach and enjoying the sights and activities of Sihanoukville. The area boasts fantastic and varied dive sites, with two shipwrecks. Sihanoukville is also known for its many architectural splendors; visit a number of pagodas, temples and cathedrals. Wat Chotyniec, located in the heart of the city, is a definite highlight.

Day 14
Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Sokha Beach Resort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before exploring Ream National Park. Just east of Sihanoukville, the park showcases Cambodia’s diverse wildlife. Featuring dolphins, monkeys, and mangrove forests teeming with diverse bird species, there is much to see. The choice is yours - either spend the rest of your day lounging by the pool or take in more of the area’s attractions.

Day 15
Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Sokha Beach Resort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On this, your last full day in Sihanoukville, enjoy free time. Reflect back on the incredible journey upon which you have just embarked, and enjoy your tranquil surroundings.

Day 16
Sihanoukville, Cambodia
None Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, say goodbye to this Cambodia and the little piece of paradise you have been enjoying. Transfer to Phnom Penh airport for the next leg of your travels, either home or to your next destination.

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VIP Arrival

The following VIP services are complimentary for all Virtuoso guests upon arrival at participating airports.

  • Meet and greet as you disembark the aircraft
  • Luggage assistance
  • Escort through immigration and customs formalities
  • Escort to your private guide

Further services may be available, contingent upon individual airport regulations. Please enquire for further details.

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This 14-day tour highlights the beauty, history, culture and resilience of the Cambodian nation. From the magnificent jungle-tangled temples of Angkor to the mountain-hemmed white-sand beaches of the south, and all the rarely-visited villages of the North, this tour has something for every type of traveller. On your journey from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville and back again, stop at such mesmerizing sites as the Cheung Ek Killing Fields and ancient temples of the Angkor Kingdom. This journey to the heart of Cambodia is sure to evoke every emotion from awe, to compassion and absolute relaxation.


  • Marvel in such decadent sights as Buddhist sculptures made of pure gold and crystal at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha

  • Pay homage to the departed at the site of the Cambodian genocide, the Cheung Ek Killing fields

  • Hop aboard an Angkor Gondola and be serenaded as you travel from Siem Reap’s south to eastern gate

  • Be enchanted by the beauty and mystery of the renowned Ta Prohm Temple

  • Spend the night with a local family in a traditional wooden home in Preah Rumkel

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  • Fully refundable, less a 15% of total trip price cancellation fee, if cancelled 91 days or more before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
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  • Please note that some vendors have onerous cancellation policies with substantial penalties for changes where funds paid are non-refundable

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Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2013

excellent at making sure everything is taken care of...personal cell phone contact appreciated and very customized orientation...also very nice
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Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2013

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Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2018

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By: Cindi

Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2018

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By: Mike

Reviewed on: 18 May 2018

we had to different tour guides, both were just excellent and well worth the money definitely made the trip more memorable
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Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2018

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Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2018

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