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5-Day Cambodia Essential Tour

5-Day Cambodia Essential Tour

By Updated Nov. 2, 2023
First-timer's Trip to Cambodia

This 5-day private tour is excellent for people eager to explore Cambodia's essential sights in a limited time. It contains the complete once-in-a-lifetime visit list of Cambodia: the glorious medieval Khmer legacy—the Royal Palace, National Museum, Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom; the darkest era of the Khmer Rouge—S21, the Killing Fields; and the hopeful present—lively Prek Toal floating village, amazing landmine-detecting APOPO rats.

We can customize this trip by adding anything you're interested in and scheduling days to fit your pace. We would happily organize a unique theme or activities for birthdays, young children, anniversaries, etc.

  • Days:
  • Best For:First-timers
  • Depart ure date:Up to you
  • Sample Price:From US$1,149each (2 per room)*
  • Flights:International on request

*The price is based on a private tour for 2 people.

The Map of Highlights

Phnom Penh and Siem Reap tour map

Tour Highlights

Here are the fantastic attractions, the most must-do activities selected by Asia Highlights (AH Hand-Picked), and exclusive cultural experiences offered by Asia Highlights (Only With AH) included in this tour:

Unveil the mystery of Angkor Wat after a fantastic sunrise.

angkor wat sunrise

Interact with the rustic villagers living on Tonle Sap lake.

Prek Toal floating village and Bird Sanctuary
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Learn how APOPO Rats are trained to detect landmines and why they've saved hundreds of lives.


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Suggested Itinerary for Inspiration

The itinerary serves as a mere example of a personalized tour, designed exclusively for you.
Your preferences will shape the authentic journey. We are fully prepared to craft an tailor-made tour that fulfills your desires.

Day 1
Phnom Penh Arrival, Cambodia
  • Welcome to Cambodia's capital city—Phnom Penh.
  • You'll be met by your private guide and escorted to a cozy hotel.
Day 2
Phnom Penh—Siem Reap | Heart-Breaking Past and Hopeful Present
  • Discover the Khmer Empire's glory at the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and National Museum.
  • Take a thought-provoking trip to the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek and Tuol Sleng Prison Museum(Known as S-21).
  • Discover the prosperous side of Phnom Penh in Russian Market.
Phnom Penh Royal Palace
The majestic Grand Palace in Phnom Penh.
Day 3
Phnom Penh—Siem Reap | Love Siem Reap at First Sight
  • We'll transfer you to Phnom Penh airport for a short flight to Siem Reap. Upon your arrival, you'll be met by the private guide and transferred to the city.
  • Learn how APOPO Rats have saved hundreds of lives and give a big hug to the "Hero Rat".
  • Pay a visit to Banteay Kdei.
  • Witness the breathtaking sunset from the Pre Rup temple.
APOPO Rats—landmines detection specialist.
Day 4
Siem Reap | Unveil Angkor Wat—Dreamy Dawn Discovery
  • Enjoy the speechless experience of an Angkor Wat sunrise, followed by the Angkor Wat exploring.
  • Discover the essential parts of Angkor Thom: Angkor Thom South Gate, Bayon Temple, and Ta Prohm.
Ta Prohm Temple
The famous jungle temple in Angkor Thom.
Day 5
Siem Reap Departure | Prek Toal Floating Village and Unique Bird Watching
  • Visit one of the less-touristy floating villages—Prek Toal. Witness the panorama of life on the lake, such as shops, houses and even a church— everything is built on rafts. Discover more of their lives than just fishing.
  • Watch a large number of wild birds flying in, and enjoy a natural peace in a wooden birding shelter.
  • We'll transport you to the airport for your onward flight.
Prek Toal bird sanctuary
Prek Toal floating village and bird sanctuary.

Ideas for Making This Trip Uniquely Yours

Special experiences can be added to brighten a honeymoon trip, a family vacation, a birthday, or satisfy personal interests.

entertainment of the night
Enjoy the Cambodian Circus at night.

For family with kids

Beng Mealea Ruin
Beng Mealea Ruins Explore

For discovery-seekers

Khmer Cooking Class

For foodies

Quad Bike Adventure
Quad Adventure in the Countryside

For adventurers

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Hand-Picked Hotels

We select hotels with style and local features. Let us know your preferences and we'll find your ideal hotel.

palace gate hotel& resort
Be a neighbour of the Royals.
Amansara resort
Resort once for the imperial guests.
family friendly hotel
Family-friendly resort with central location.
zannier phum bitang
Angelina Jolie's choice of luxury and service.

Our Service Includes:

5 days from
US$1,149 p/p
Private tour for 2 people in low seasons. Price varies based on program, travel date, number of people, chosen hotel. We accept payments in multiple currencies (GBP, AUD, CAD, EUR...).
  • Private transfers and English-speaking tour guide
  • All guided sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • Accommodations for 4 nights
  • International flights on request
  • Breakfasts at hotels, lunches for every guided day.
  • Governmental taxes

Tour code: ah-cb-1

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