LUXURY CAMBODIA TOURS
TAILOR-MADE LUXURY TRAVEL TO CAMBODIA
CAMBODIA LUXURY TOURS: ALLURING ANCIENT TEMPLES, TROPICAL ISLANDS & TOUCHING HISTORY
Luxury traveling to Cambodia attracting more and more people since this amazing destination has much more to offer than the famous Temples of Angkor. Cambodia is blessed with golden undeveloped beaches, unspoilt forests and beautiful old colonial cities like Phnom Penh, Battambang, Kampot and Kep, all of which have a very relaxing atmosphere. It is also the gentle, polite and charming personality of the Khmer people which makes Cambodia such a memorable destination.
Luxury private Cambodia holidays offered by us, will take you into the realm of gods, where elaborate temples emerge from a latticework of jungle vines and trees. There are few destinations in the world where you will get the feeling of having stepped back in time. One of these incredible destinations bears the signature of ancient Khmer genius – the Angkor temples of Cambodia. Enigmatic, stimulating and sometimes baffling, Cambodia also invites you to enjoy the tranquility of endless paddy fields, to share the serenity found in the eyes of a young monk, or to savor unforgettable fragrances and flavors. There are also the tucked away beaches to unwind on afterward.
Recommended Cambodia Luxury Tours
Luxury Cambodia Travel: Utterly charming for those seeking a reviving, authentic holiday
With a private luxury tours of Cambodia, we give you a complete freedom to choose your preferred hotel, ease of trip, where to go and what to experience. Beyond all, the magisterial temples of Angkor and its captivating temple complex will be a big highlight of your trip. Cambodia has a rich and proud culture, a charming French-era capital (albeit a little weathered) and impressive natural scenery. Explore them all on a luxury travel package by us
BEST TIME TO VISIT
November to January are the best months to visit Cambodia. The temperatures are cooler (you might even need a light jacket early in the morning and late at night.) From early February, the temperatures start rising. The hottest month is April, when the temperatures often exceed 100°F. May to October is the rainy season. May and June (monsoon season) are hot and humid. Fall is also a nice time to visit Cambodia to enjoy temples in the foliage.
Travelling to Cambodia with us, you can be safe in the knowledge that your accommodation has been hand-picked to best suit the luxury tour you are travelling on and the locations you’ll visit. Our Classic Tours feature comfortable, locally hotel properties, ranging from smart business hotels to luxury boutique accommodations. On Active, Flexible and or relaxing tours, you may find yourself in more unusual, characterful or more rustic accommodation which fits perfectly with our offered Cambodia luxury holidays’ adventurous spirit. Our Exclusive Collection features world class, luxury properties in Cambodia’s best hotels and spa resorts.
LANGUAGE & ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Khmer is the official language but English is widely spoken in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, followed by French which is becoming increasingly popular. Passport must be valid for 6 months beyond the length of stay. Visas are required for most nationalities, including American, Australian, Canadian, British and European which you can apply a 30 day tourist visa upon arrival with US$ 30 to 40 (depending on your nationality)
Places to visit in Cambodia
Capital of the Country, located at the confluence of three great rivers – the Mekong, Tonle Sap and Bassac. It is the commercial and political hub of Cambodia as well as home to nearly a million of the country’s 11.5 million people. Its buildings are a mix of traditional Khmer and fine French colonial influenced architecture. Read more about Capital of Cambodia
Siem Reap & Temples of Angkor
The provincial capital of Siem Reap is an energetic tourist destination due to its proximity to both the ancient Khmer national capital city of Angkor and Tonle Sap Lake. Angkor Wat is the spiritual and cultural heart of Cambodia. The huge complex of palaces and temples were built on the sprawling alluvial plain to the north of Tonle Sap.
Battambang, Phnom Srok & North West
The second largest city in Cambodia, Battambang is located in a rich and fertile plain. The Sangker River flows through the colonial town centre. The region has numerous Angkorian and post-Angkorian sites.
The South Coast: Sihanoukville, Kep, Kampot & Bokor
Kampot is a pleasant town 5km inland on the banks of the river Tuk Chhou and is used as a base for excursions to Bokor National Park in the Elephant Mountains. The nearby seaside resort of Kep (Kep-sur-Mer) is located 25 km from Kampot and was once the favourite holiday spot for Cambodia’s French-influenced elite, during the turn of the 19th century. Sihanoukville is Cambodia’s only deep-sea port and has some of the most unspoiled and finest beaches in all of Southeast Asia.
Killing Fields of Choeung Ek
The Choeung Ek Killing Fields are a grisly reminder of the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge. Some 17,000 people were killed here and over 8000 skulls, arranged by sex and age, are visible behind the clear, glass panel of the Memorial Stupa, which was erected in 1988.
Free of both landmines and Khmer Rouge activity, which means it is fairly safe to explore the surrounding countryside and visit some of the hill tribes in Cambodia. Four km east of Ban Lung is Yak Lom Volcanic Lake, one of the main attractions of the region.
Events & Festivals
Prominent cultural events include the Bon Om Tuk or the Water Festival. It begins in late October or early November when the Tonlé Sap River reverses its flow and begins to empty into the Mekong River. Pirogue (long canoe) races are held in Phnom Penh at this time. Chaul Chnam is held in mid-April, and is a three-day celebration of the Khmer New Year. Ethnic Chinese and Vietnamese celebrate Lunar New Year in late January or early February.
Culture & Lifestyle
Khmer architecture reached its zenith during the Angkorian era (seen in Angkor Wat and the structures of Angkor Thom). Many fine examples of Khmer sculpture can be found in the National Museum in Phnom Penh. Cambodia’s classical dance is highly stylised and usually accompanied by an orchestra or choral narration.
A Cambodian meal almost always includes a soup, which is eaten with the other courses. Fish is the nation’s mainstay, and grilled freshwater fish, wrapped in lettuce or spinach and dipped into a nutty fish sauce, is a particular speciality. `Salad’ dishes are flavoured with coriander, mint and lemon grass – three flavours which find their way into many Cambodian dishes. The French influence is seen in the bread, baked turtles and frogs legs which are sold in the markets. Sweet dishes include sticky rice cakes and jackfruit pudding. The most popular local drink is soda water with a squeeze of lemon.