Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Private

Cambodia Essentials In Style (12 days)

EXO Travel - Cambodia

Phnom Penh, Cambodia To Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Valid for Departures Now Through: 30 Sep 2018


Day 1
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Raffles Hotel Le Royal Dinner

Arrive at Phnom Penh International Airport and be welcomed by an English speaking guide. Transfer by luxury car to the hotel in the heart of the city.

Considered one of the most beautiful cities in the Orient, Phnom Penh continues to retain a colonial charm. Wide tree-lined boulevards and many colonial-era buildings reflect these glorious days and add to the allure of the city.

Check in to the hotel and spend the afternoon at leisure. Enjoy a delicious welcome dinner at Malis Restaurant, one of Phnom Penh’s finest places to taste Cambodian food.

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

After breakfast, meet the driver and tour guide of this morning, and enjoy a tour to the most remarkable sights of Phnom Penh from a cyclo, -Cambodia’s inverted rickshaw.

Begin in the French Quarter and see the most beautiful examples of French-colonial buildings. Proceed to Wat Phnom temple, the founding place of the city and a great spot for hanging out and observing everyday life. Throughout the day, locals gather here for exercise classes and Khmer dancing.

Continue to the Central Market, an art deco landmark and one of the largest markets in the city, if not all of Cambodia.

Stop for lunch before continuing to the National Museum, built in traditional Khmer style. Housing the world's foremost collection of ancient Khmer artifacts, it boasts over 5,000 pieces. It is also said that its beautiful roof structure houses a large bat colony.

Next up is the Royal Palace, which dates back to 1866 and stands as the last palace built during the French colonial period. The same complex houses the Silver Pagoda, named for its use of over 5000 heavy silver floor tiles.

Return to the hotel by private car and take some time to relax before dinner.

Meet the driver at the reception for a short drive to Topaz Restaurant. This venue is renowned as one of the top fine dining French restaurants on the continent. Their unparalleled chefs have created a sophisticated menu, using only the finest ingredients sourced from around the world. Topaz also boasts an exceptional wine cellar, as well as a selection of imported cigars.

Distances and journey time:

Phnom Penh Airport to Phnom Penh (11 km): 30 minutes

Day 3
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Raffles Hotel Le Royal Breakfast

This morning learn about the darker history of Cambodia’s past turmoil at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Housed in a former school building that the Khmer Rouge appropriated, it was used as a detention and torture centre named ‘S-21’.

Feel free to use the driver’s services for the rest of the day, until the end of the afternoon.

Transfer to the docking pier of the Kanika boat for a sunset cruise along Tonlé Sap and the Mekong rivers. Enjoy wine and tapas while taking in the riverfront views and the Phnom Penh skyline.

Spend the evening at leisure, with the car and driver available at all times.

Day 4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Amansara Breakfast

Fly to Siem Reap this morning, the gateway to the ancient temples of Angkor. Meet the local English speaking guide at the airport, and transfer to the hotel for check in.

Enjoy an early afternoon drive through this charming little town in a vintage car and visit the Angkor Panorama Museum. Given the enormous size of the temple complex, this museum helps visitors visualizing the complex and its different areas.

Continue to Angkor Wat and explore the country’s national symbol and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Proceed to the pier for a relaxing cruise in a gondola around the moat of Angkor Thom, and enjoy the gorgeous sunset at Prasat Chroung temple. Glide through the water and enjoy a glass of champagne while the skies turn orange and purple.

Enjoy the evening at leisure and spend the night in Siem Reap.

Distances and journey time:

Phnom Penh to Phnom Penh Airport (11 kilometres): 30 minutes

Siem Reap Airport to Siem Reap (8 kilometres): 15 minutes

Siem Reap to the Temples (6 kilometres): 10 minutes

Day 5
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Amansara Breakfast

Wake up early and drive to the temples of the Small Circuit for a spectacular sunrise. The ancient Ta Prohm temple is unique, with heavy trees and heavy vines crawling over this archeological site.

Ta Prohm is unlike any other temple in the country and the cube-like structure held down by massive roots is a memorable sight. Be amazed at the first rays of sun gradually revealing the savage beauty of this preserved archaeological temple.

Continue to stay ahead of the crowds by traveling to Srah Srong Baray. This ancient reservoir features mythical statues of naga and garuda, -snake and bird like deities. Enjoy a champagne breakfast overlooking the lake from a luxurious cushion.

Continue to the ancient city of Angkor Thom. This was the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire and it is surrounded by an 8-metre-high wall, drawing a perfect square. Continue to the Bayon Temple in the exact centre of the city. This 12th century masterpiece is a well-known for its 54 towers and the enigmatic faces that represent the 54 provinces of the Great Khmer Empire.

Spend the afternoon at leisure until the driver arrives for a pickup from the hotel. Travel to Theam’s House Art Gallery, maintained by Mr Theam. This Cambodian artist and designer draws inspiration from both Khmer and contemporary international design, training a team of artisan apprentices. Observe various works being created such as lacquerware, painting and fine sculptures.

After the visit of the Gallery, enjoy dinner at the landmark hotel Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, followed by a graceful performance with Cambodian dances and Khmer martial art at Apsara Terrace and spend the night in Siem Reap.

Distances and journey time:

Siem Reap to the Temples (6 kilometres): 10 minutes

(Note: Apsara Terrace is open daily between November and March and Wednesday-Friday-Sunday between April and October)

Day 6
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Amansara Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an early breakfast, take the road to embark on an private boat trip on Tonlé Sap Lake. Cruise through Kampong Phluck, a village full of houses on stilts that submerge when the lake expands.

Pass floating houses and impressive flooded forests, truly portraying life on the water. Enjoy brunch during the trip, and return to Siem Reap.

Back in town, get ready to be pampered with a three-hour spa treatment and body massage.

Conclude the day with a romantic twilight dinner in a beautiful wooden house overlooking Sra Srong, -the Royal Pool.

Spend the night in Siem Reap.

Distances and journey time:

Siem Reap to Tonle Sap (20 kilometres): 30 minutes

Note: Due to low water levels during the dry season, the boat trip is only possible from June to March. However, an alternative floating village at Chong Kneas can be arranged instead

Day 7
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Amansara Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel by private vehicle to the beautiful countryside of Siem Reap Province.

Stop at quiet Beng Mealea, a temple complex around 65 kilometres from Siem Reap. Get that explorer feeling by discovering the completely overgrown Hindu temples. Undiscovered for centuries, Beng Mealea has only recently been made accessible and remains unrestored. It is one of the very few temples that offer the opportunity to climb through it.

After this hands-on experience, proceed to the highlight of the Angkor area, the beautiful temple of Banteay Srei. The so-called ‘Citadel of the Women’ remains the best preserved temple in Cambodia. It displays some of the finest examples of classical Khmer artwork, as this small temple features truly remarkable engravings. Constructed with pink sandstone, it is unlike any of the other Angkor structures.

Make a lunch stop Devatas, a Khmer restaurant in the middle of rice fields, lotus ponds and tree orchards.

After Devatas, continue to the Golden Silk Pheach Farm, where local artisans managed to bring back long-forgotten weaving techniques and who’s silk is used by the Royal Family. A must-see for connoisseurs of high quality craftwork.

With this being the last evening in Cambodia, enjoy dinner at the incredible Embassy Restaurant, an exclusive fine dining experience unparalleled in Siem Reap. With a constantly changing menu based around seasonality, guests can enjoy skillfully prepared masterpieces paired with a selection of fine wines.

Day 8
Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia
THE ROYAL SANDS Breakfast, Lunch

Spend the morning at leisure, exploring Siem Reap’s colourful markets with a last chance to shop for souvenirs or observe the vibrant local scenes. Alternatively, just relax by the pool until the airport transfer arrives.

At the airport, board a private helicopter and fly to the magnificent white sand beaches of Koh Rong Island. Upon arrival, enjoy a late lunch at the Beach Bar & Grill and spend the rest of the day at leisure. The resort offers a wide range of activities such as snorkelling, kayaking, sailing, fishing, biking or a relaxing visit to their Bliss Spa.

Distances and journey time:

Siem Reap to Siem Reap Airport (8 kilometres): 15 minutes

Siem Reap to Koh Rong: One hour

Day 9
Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia

Spend the day at leisure

Day 10
Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia

Spend the day at leisure

Day 11
Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia

Spend the day at leisure

Day 12
Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Enjoy a final breakfast at the resort and prepare for a VIP helicopter transfer to Phnom Penh Airport for a flight to the next destination.

Tour Features


  • Cruises & Water Tours
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Food & Wine
  • Islands & Beaches
  • Sightseeing


Travel to Cambodia and explore Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, its two major cities. Venture into the jungle, and visit some of the most amazing temple complexes on the planet VIP-style, away from the crowds.

Dine in some of the best restaurants of Cambodia, and conclude the trip with several days at a secluded island resort.

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Rainy season usually means a short, heavy shower mid-afternoon that does not disrupt sightseeing. The benefits are excellent promotional hotel rates, less visitors and stunning countryside views.

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Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2016

We really loved everything EXO had planned and the guides were wonderful. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.
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By: neron

Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2017

good service of their guides
Travel Advisor:  Francis Contreras

Cambodia alone

By: Patricia

Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2018

It was a very big challenge to arrive in Siem Reap all by myself. I was a bit scared, but relieved when the person from A&K took me to the counter to get my visa. My luggage was lost and he took care of everything. When I arrived at the BEAUTIFUL resort, I was welcomed by a great staff that made me feel protected and safe. It was geat.
Travel Advisor:  Francis Contreras