Cambodia Travel Guide – 25 Day Trips you can Do in Cambodia

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The beautiful country of Cambodia is slowly recovering from the horrors of the Khmer Rouge’s reign of terror. Major problems still exist land mines, poverty, and a devastated infrastructure but the reconstruction and healing process is now well underway and increasing numbers of tourists are rediscovering Cambodia’s attractions.

The stunning temples of Angkor are the obvious draw for most tourists, but the country has much else to offer: tropical beaches, colonial buildings and an abundance of natural attractions.

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Siem Reap Day Trips

1. Angkor Temples Sunrise Day Tour

Tour features

  • A hassle-free way to arrive at Angkor Wat in time for sunrise
  • Full-day Angkor Wat sunrise tour from SiemRiep

The experience

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site with ease on a full-day tour from Siem Reap, limited to a maximum of 15 people for an intimate atmosphere. With a guide, you’ll watch the sunrise, explore the site, and learn things about the temples you may otherwise have missed.

Important information

  • Ladies are required to cover up to enter the temples

Timing

  • Departure: 4:15am

Cost starts from US$ 10.00

You can Book it here

2. Angkor Temples Tour

Tour features

  • See the iconic Angkor Wat
  • Full-day tour of Angkor Temple Complex from Siem Reap

The experience

Discover the mysteries of Angkor on this full-day, small-group temples tour from Siem Reap. See the iconic Angkor Wat and the enigmatic faces of Bayon temple. Wander around Ta Prohm, where the trees are intertwined among the ruins, and enjoy a traditional lunch at SrasSrang — the Royal Baths.

Important information

  • This group tour is not suitable for children aged 9 years and below
  • This tour is available with an English-speaking or Chinese-speaking guide

Timing

  • Departure: 8:00am

Cost starts from US$ 13.00

You can Book it here

3. Angkor Temples Small Circuit Private Tour

Tour features

  • Learn about the history and culture of Cambodia and Siem Reap
  • Explore the highlights of the Angkor Archeological Park

The experience

No trip to Cambodia is complete without visiting the famous Angkor Archeological Park. Visit the UNESCO-listed Angkor Wat along with Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm, and BanteayKdei, and many more ancient monuments during this private tour.

Important information

  • Please note that all visitors must respect the strict dress code at the temples.
  • Not wheelchair accessible

Timing

  • Departure: 8:00am

Cost starts from US$ 14.00

You can Book it here

4. Banteay Srei Backcountry Tour

Tour features

  • Marvel at these stunning buildings, all filled with detailed ancient carvings on the walls
  • Spend your afternoon exploring these unique temples: East Mebon, Ta Som and Preah Khan Temples

The experience

After seeing the mighty Angkor Wat, take a day trip from Siem Reap to explore some of the region’s other magnificent temples. Visit the Hindu temple Pre Rup temple; admire the grand Banteay Srei temple, the ‘Citadel of Women’; and learn more about the ancient Khmer empire as you tour the Ta Som and East Mebon temples.

Important information

  • This group tour is not suitable for children aged 0-9
  • The tour will start with a visit to the ticket office in order for guests to purchase an Angkor Pass

Timing

  • Departure: 8:00am

Cost starts from US$ 15.00

You can Book it here

5. Koh Ker and BengMealea Day Tour

Tour features

  • Walk safely around the jungle-clad sites with your guide
  • Go off the beaten track to see Khmer temples without the crowds

The experience

Get away from the crowds at Angkor Wat on a full-day tour to two Khmer temples outside of Siem Reap. The BengMealea and Koh Ker temples are located in the Cambodian countryside within a 2-hour drive of Siem Reap. You’ll also pass small villages and pristine jungle en route for a close look at daily life in rural Cambodia.

Important information

  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • The tour will start with a visit to the ticket office in order for guests to purchase an Angkor Pass

Timing

  • Departure: 8:00am

Cost starts from US$ 40.00

You can Book it here

6. Angkor Sunrise Cycling

Tour features

  • See ancient monuments such as Elephant Terrace, Bayon and Ta Prom on foot and by bike
  • Full-day bicycling tour of Angkor Wat, from Siem Reap

The experience

Get an early start to watch the morning light splash over Angkor Wat’s triple towers, a fantastic beginning to your full-day bicycling tour among the ruins of the Angkor Kingdom. Your local guide leads you through the Angkor Archaeological Park, showing you several iconic temples in the sprawling complex.

Important information

  • Angkor pass is required to enter the Angkor complex.
  • The air-conditioned van will travel alongside bikers on this tour to provide water and relief

Timing

  • Departure: 4:30am

Cost starts from US$ 80.00

You can Book it here

7. Private Photography Guide

Tour features

  • The perfect way to commemorate a honeymoon or other major milestone!
  • 2-hour private professional photo shoot in Paris

The experience

Create beautiful lasting memories of your vacation with a 2-hour private photo shoot in Paris. Let a professional photographer guide you toward some of Paris’ most gorgeous backdrops or ask him or her to capture candid moments as you venture through the city on your own path.

Important information

  • Between 130-150 photos will be emailed to you after the tour at no extra cost
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Timing

  • Departure: in the morning. Please specify a time to suit your schedule at check out

Cost starts from US$ 55.00

You can Book it here

8. Angkor Custom Tour in Siem Reap with Optional Guide

Tour features

  • Explore the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom
  • Private Angkor temples tour from Siem Reap

The experience

Relive the glory of the Khmer Empire on this full-day private tour of UNESCO-listed Angkor from Siem Reap. Stand in awe before the magnificent Bayon temple; explore the ancient Royal city of Angkor Thom and marvel at archaeological wonders like the Baphuon temple and the Terrace of the Elephants.

Important information

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

Timing

  • Departure: 8:00 AM

Cost starts from US$ 25.00

You can Book it here

9. Trek Phnom Kulen Waterfall Day Tour

Tour features

  • Take a dip in cold water
  • Enjoy the surrounding mountains

The experience

Explore the natural wonders and ancient treasures of the Phnom Kulen waterfall on this full-day tour from Siem Reap.

Important information

  • Kids are not allowed
  • Bring clothes like a rain jacket

Timing

  • Departure: 8:00 AM

Cost starts from US$ 35.00

You can Book it here

10. Kompong Phluk Floating Village Half-Day Tour

Tour features

  • Learn about the local culture
  • A chance to go fishing

The experience

Thanks to mangroves, this fishing village of distinctive stilt houses boast an ever-changing landscape due to Cambodia’s dramatic wet and dry seasons.

Important information

  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible

Timing

  • Departure: 8:00 AM

Cost starts from US$ 18.00

You can Book it here

11. Phare, The Cambodian Circus

Tour features

  • Guaranteed admission without wasting time
  • Be wowed by the talents of this young theatre troupe

The experience

Enjoy the captivating choreography and hypnotic color of a Phare performance in Siem Reap. It’ll surely be a lifetime trip for you.

Important information

  • Confirmation will be available at arrival
  • Come at least 5 minutes before the start of the show

Timing

  • Departure: 8:00pm

Cost starts from US$ 18.00

You can Book it here

12. Beng Mealea Private Tour by Tuk-Tuk

Tour features

  • Ideal for first-time visitors or those short on time
  • Enjoy the tuk-tuk ride

The experience

Marvel over the mighty monuments of Beng Mealea on this half-day tour. Travel like a local as you hop aboard a traditional tuk-tuk.

Important information

  • Confirmation will be received at a time of booking

Timing

  • Departure: 8:00 AM

Cost starts from US$ 33.00

You can Book it here

13. Koulen Restaurant Apsara Cultural Show and Dinner

Tour features

  • Enjoy dinner of Khmer-style cuisine at Por Cuisine restaurant
  • Enjoy a mesmerizing performance of traditional Apsara dance

The experience

During the tour, you’ll get a chance to explore the rich history and culture of the Khmer people with an unforgettable evening out in Siem Reap.

Important information

  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking

Timing

  • Departure: 6:30pm

Cost starts from US$ 12.00

You can Book it here

14. Angkor National Museum Admission Ticket

 Tour features

  • No waiting in line for tickets
  • Marvel at artifacts from the Angkor Temples and the Khmer Empire

The experience

Enjoy fascinating exhibitions on the history of Angkor and the Khmer Empire. You’ll also get a chance to learn about the history of the city.

Important information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Timing

  • Departure: 8:30am

Cost starts from US$ 12.00

You can Book it here

15. Kulen Mountain Motorbike Adventure

Tour features

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

The experience

Marvel at the River of 1,000 Lingas (Stung Kbal Spean River) and swim under waterfalls flowing around tree roots. Also, enjoy mountain biking.

Important information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Bring swimsuit and towel

Timing

  • Departure: 7:30am

Cost starts from US$ 90.00

You can Book it here

16. Rosana Broadway Trip

Tour features

  • Choice of seating available
  • Enjoy the music and dance

The experience

Immerse yourself in the rhythms and rituals of Cambodian culture during a spectacular evening of entertainment in Siem Reap.

Important information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Timing

  • Departure: 7:30pm

Cost starts from US$ 25.00

You can Book it here

17. Traditional Water Blessing

Tour features

  • Visit Wat Athvea
  • Listen as your guide translates and describes the Buddhist ceremony

The experience

Visit one of Siem Reap’s most famous pagodas for a behind the scenes looks at the lives of Buddhist monks.

Important information

  • Accompany your children

Timing

  • Departure: 8:00 AM

Cost starts from US$ 22.00

You can Book it here

Phnom Penh Day Trips

18. PlaePakaa Cambodia Living Arts Show Ticket in Phnom Penh

Tour features

  • Family friendly
  • A perfect introduction for first-time visitors

The experience

Discover a night of traditional Cambodian dance during a performance by the Cambodian Living Arts on Stage. You’ll have time to tour the stunning gardens of the National Museum of Phnom Penh as part of this memorable evening of culture and tradition that is perfect for the whole family.

Important information

  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • Video recorders and cameras are strictly prohibited

Timing

  • Departure: 7:00pm-8:00pm

Cost starts from US$ 14.00

You can Book it here

19. Kingdom Breweries Beer Tasting Experience

Tour features

  • Free-flowing drinks samples are included
  • Hotel transfers can be arranged for groups of five or more

The experience

Beer and cider lovers will enjoy this brewery tour and tasting in Phnom Penh. You’ll be given a guided tour of the Kingdom Breweries, where you can learn all about the beer-making process and the contemporary drinking culture in the Cambodian capital. You’ll also have time to relax and enjoy a drink in The Taproom bar attached to the brewery.

Important information

  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions

Timing

  • Departure: Monday-Saturday: 1:00pm-5:00pm (last admission: 4:00pm)

Cost starts from US$ 15.00

You can Book it here

20. Mekong Island Cycling Tour from Phnom Penh

Tour features

  • Ride a ferry across the Mekong River to the Silk Islands
  • Pedal through the countryside, past pretty pagodas, and lush rice fields

The experience

Pedal your way around the islands of the Mekong on this 5-hour morning tour from Phnom Penh. Enjoy a glimpse of everyday life in rural Cambodia as you glide around the countryside, then hop on a ferry across the Mekong River and explore the Silk Islands.

Important information

  • Dress code: comfortable clothes for cycling and current weather conditions
  • Good footwear for cycling—no flip-flops

Timing

  • Departure: 7:30am

Cost starts from US$ 40.50

You can Book it here

21. Silk Islands at Twilight Cycling Tour from Phnom Penh

Tour features

  • Stay overnight in coastal resorts and riverside lodges
  • Visit the memorable Killing Fields and Khmer temples

The experience

There is no better way to explore Cambodia’s countryside than traveling on a bike. This pedal-powered vehicle is the perfect companion to take when visiting the country’s peaceful and serene sceneries that are located near the city of Phnom Penh.

Important information

  • This tour operates daily
  • Child prices are not available for this tour. The price is the same for all ages

Timing

  • Departure: 2:00pm

Cost starts from US$ 37.00

You can Book it here

22. Phnom Penh City Walking Tour

Tour features

  • Professional guide
  • Join in tour

The experience

Meeting up in the mid-afternoon puts us in good stead to explore Phnom Penh during its relatively quiet afternoon. This tour is designed to give you an insight into the locals perspective of Phnom Penh, whilst also ticking some of the must-see boxes.

Important information

  • This tour operates daily
  • This tour is not suitable for pregnant women, PWDs, and people with limited mobility

Timing

  • Departure: 2:15pm

Cost starts from US$ 33.25

You can Book it here

23. Phnom Penh Food Tour by Lost Plate Food Tours

Tour features

  • Food served during the tour
  • English speaking guide

The experience

Phnom Penh is a huge city and it can be difficult to find the best local restaurants, so leave the hard work to us! Our fleet of tuk-tuks will take you to local, family-run restaurants and stalls that don’t make it into the guidebooks and top ten lists, where you’ll hear the story behind each dish and its importance to the local culture.

Important information

  • Children aged 0-3 may join the tour for free, provided that they will not occupy a separate seat
  • Stops will include 4 sit-down restaurants and a rooftop bar

Timing

  • Departure: Between 5:30pm-6:00pm

Cost starts from US$ 33.25

You can Book it here

SihanoukvilleDay Trips

24. KohRongSamloem Snorkeling and Diving Experience from Sihanoukville

Tour features

  • All the snorkeling equipment you need is provided free of charge
  • Let a guide take you to the best snorkel spots surrounding Koh Ron Sanloem Island

The experience

Let a guide take you to best snorkel spots surrounding KohRongSamloemisland, many of which are impossible to find on your own, on a snorkeling tour from Sihanoukville Bay. Under the guidance of certified PADI instructors, you’ll observe diverse marine life and receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 15 people.

Important information

  • Participants must know how to swim
  • Rates are the same for participants of all ages

Timing

  • Departure: 9:30am-11:30am, daily

Cost starts from US$ 15.00

You can Book it here

25. KohRongSamloen Snorkeling with Bioluminescent Plankton from Sihanoukville

Tour features

  • Dangle your feet into the water or take a swim to activate the magical glow of the phytoplankton
  • Be mesmerized as you snorkel with hundreds of bioluminescent plankton in KohRongSamloem!

The experience

Sparkling like a starry sky all around you, Koh Rong’s bioluminescent plankton are a wonderful sight to behold at night times. Although this phenomenon is abundant on the islands, the glowing plankton can only be seen in places with very little light pollution. As such, if you’re staying on Koh Touch (the main tourist area on Koh Rong Island) or on Saracen Bay (the main tourist area on KohRongSamloem)

Important information

  • Rates are the same for participants of all ages
  • This activity is not recommended for children aged 0-5

Timing

  • Departure: 6:30pm

Cost starts from US$ 10.00

You can Book it here

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