Highlights of Cambodia

Experience overview

Our Highlights of Cambodia holiday gives you a relaxed but well-rounded taste of one of Asia's most rapidly transforming countries. See what's up & coming in its modern capital, before drifting back in time to witness the wonders of Angkor Wat, via one of our favourite little beachside towns. 


  • Explore the buzzing city of Phnom Penh
  • Learn how Cambodians are recovering from their horrific recent history
  • Meet some bears with Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue
  • Kick back in Kep, a beautifully sleepy coastal town
  • Navigate the flooded forests & floating villages of Tonlé Sap
  • Hop on a bike to discover the fabled ruins of Angkor

Phnom Penh, Kep, Siem Reap, Angkor Temples, Tonlé Sap Lake

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Phnom Penh

On arrival in Cambodia, you'll be met by your private guide, who will accompany you to your hotel.

This level of personal service (such as private transfers, private tours etc) is what you can expect throughout your trip. A few services (eg boat cruises) will be shared, but we'll always make sure you're aware of these.


Day 2 - City Tour, Tuol Sleng & Cheung Ek

Your guide will escort you around the Royal Palace complex, with its lavish ceremonial buildings. You’ll also have the option to visit the National Museum, which is full of intriguing artefacts from several millennia of Cambodian culture. Lunch will be at ‘Friends’, a restaurant which trains ex-street children and other vulnerable groups in the hospitality trade. The food also happens to be excellent! The afternoon will be a far more sombre experience: Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocidal Crimes and the Cheung Ek ‘killing fields’ will open your eyes to the true brutality of the Pol Pot regime. There’s no sugar-coating this deeply disturbing insight into human capacity for cruelty - but it’s essential to understanding Cambodia and its people today. Your guide will have almost certainly lost loved ones to the regime, and will answer your questions as you try to comprehend what you’ve learnt.

Day 3 - Free The Bears Centre

Spending the day with rescued bears is probably the best possible response to learning about Pol Pot, so today you’ll visit Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre, a sanctuary for over 100 bears. You’ll get behind-the-scenes access as you help to prepare the bears’ food and treats, and - yes - you will get an opportunity to meet the residents. 

Day 4 - Drive to Kep

Journey by car to Kep. The remainder of your day will be free to kick back and relax.

Days 5, 6 & 7 - R&R; time

Your days will be at leisure to kick back and relax, hop over (sorry!) to Rabbit Island and tuck into some fresh seafood.

Day 8 - Drive to Phnom Penh & fly to Siem Reap

Start the day with a journey from Kep to Siem Reap, by car and short flight. Once you arrive, your day will be at leisure, be that a swim in the hotel pool or a wander around town - perhaps using our InspirAsian app to find a recommended local restaurant for dinner.

Day 9 - Angkor Temples exploration

Begin your exploration of Angkor Wat, and the complex of ruined temples and palaces around it. You’ll be driven between them, so you can fit quite a few in (if you want to), and our guides know when to see the ruins at uncrowded times. If you wish, start the day with the magical (but popular!) sunrise over Angkor Wat, and let your guide know what kind of pace you prefer, whether you want to fill your day with archaeology, or spend some of it on Tonlé Sap lake, or even back at your hotel pool.

Day 10 - Tonlé Sap's flooded forest & floating village

Step aboard your private boat to visit Kampong Klaing, a water village built entirely on stilts in Tonle Sap, the lake at Cambodia’s centre. See the little school, church and shops before puttering off to a floating fishing village, and a flooded forest, where - if water levels are high enough - you can pass amongst the branches by boat. The voyage will finish around mid-afternoon, leaving the rest of your day at leisure.

Day 11 - Angkor Temples by bicycle

Return to Angkor, on two wheels this time as you take a leisurely loop around the temples, taking time to appreciate the ancient craftsmanship and humour in the bas reliefs. Break for lunch at a local restaurant, and see the fabulous Ta Prohm Temple overtaken by 100 year old fig trees and giant creepers. Afterwards, there’ll be more time to relax back in Siem Reap.

Day 12 - Depart Siem Reap

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Booking Policy

English speaking, local guide
All accommodation listed
Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles
Any domestic flights listed (unless marked otherwise)
All admission fees at attractions, temples and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
All meals listed
International flight reconfirmation.

Entry visas
International airport departure taxes
Any meals not listed in the itinerary
Drinks, other than water on activity days
Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
Travel insurance
All other services not listed in 'inclusive'

Personalised design
We’ll plan your trip around your specific interests, tastes and preferences, providing helpful tips and honest advice based on firsthand knowledge of the destionation.
Authentic Experience
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What our clients say about us

Feb 2023
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An amazing trip out together by Stephen at My Way Travel! This was our second trip ( went to Vietnam and Cambodia 2019). Stephen is great to work with- very flexible and listens to what we wanted to do. This trip was originally scheduled for April 2020. A honest company that asked if I wanted my deposit back and I said no - that I would use it in a future trip! How many companies around the world did this???? We had great guides In Bangkok and Chiang Rai and Chiang Rai. Fon was full of energy and fun in Bangkok. Ann was one of the best guides I have ever had- she took us to a couple of places not noted on the tour. We went for a hike at a waterfall and visited the cave where the Thai boys were rescued in the cave. Both Ann and Fon gave us wonderful suggestions for restaurants. I would absolutely recommend Stephen and My Way Travel! We plan to use him again in planning Bali!
April 18, 2023
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Our group of 26 people traveled to Japan & Thailand with My Way Travel, and had an incredible time. This was our third trip with My Way Travel and the trip was planned perfectly with every detail accounted for. Our tour guides were exceptional in every way. They exuded a warmth and friendliness that immediately put us at ease, making our trip more enjoyable. Not only were they amiable, but they also had extensive knowledge about the places we visited. We would highly recommend My Way Travel to anyone planning a trip to Asia.
July 28, 2023
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We have just returned from a 16 Day/15 Night trip to southeast Asia including stops in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand planned by Stephen at My Way Travel. We reached out to My Way Travel with quite a tall order asking them to arrange a trip for us that included visiting 9 cities in 15 nights! From the first point of contact, our experience with My Way Travel was absolutely fantastic. Stephen was very attentive and let us customize our tour however we pleased. All of the hotels he booked for us were incredible and the tour guides and drivers made us feel like family. It was very easy to keep in touch with Stephen throughout our trip via Whatsapp. The only thing we really needed during our trip was to add baggage for one of our flights and he was able to take care of it the day before we arrived at the airport. All the drivers/guides showed up on time and made transferring from airport to hotel to tour to wherever extremely easy. I will definitely recommend this company to anyone that plans on traveling to Asia.
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