cambodia, asias best kept secret
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Cambodia, Asia's Best Kept Secret

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The Facts
Flight timefrom UK: 14hrs 30mins; from US: 20hrs 25mins
Ideal length7 Days
PriceFrom £1,799 pp
When to goNovember - April

Look forward to...

Getting a taste of Cambodia’s turbulent past as you journey through the jungle once home to the Khmer Rouge.

Watching the sunset from the grounds of the Angkor Wat Temple complex. As the sun goes down, the iconic towers are reflected in the ceremonial pools in front of the temple to provide a truly incredible spectacle.

Staying at the Hotel de la Paix which is perfectly situated to give you easy access to explore the markets during the day and enjoy what Siem Reap’s nightlife has to offer.

Cambodia always comes in near the top of Far East travel wish lists. So these days it's all about getting off the beaten path and really delving into the heart of this fascinating country. Just beneath the tourist veneer there are some incredible landscapes, a vibrant culture and a wealth of history (much of it turbulent) to take in - and believe us, it's worth putting in the extra effort to find it.

a bit of history

Venture into the 'heart of darkness' by speedboat up the Tonie Sap River on

monks walking in the temple grounds

your way to the northern city of Siem Reap. You'll journey through swathes of jungle which once served as home to the Khmer Rouge; still untouched by the western world, this region provides a thrilling start to your Cambodian adventure.

explore the magical angkor wat

Based in Siem Reap you'll have 4 days to explore the surrounding jungle and of course the world-class wonder that is the Angkor Wat temple complex. Built in the early 12th century this complex is a hallmark of classical Khmer architecture and is best at sunrise when you'll have the stunning, ghostly complex almost to yourself. There are also a range of

cambodian temple

activities to enjoy in the surrounding area like micro-lighting over the jungle, jet-skiing on the rivers and elephant trekking through the beautiful landscape.

Simply put, Cambodia is stunning; the people and their hospitality are unrivalled; and the sights and activities available are beyond compare. So have we tempted you to get in on the secret?

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