About Trip

We could say this is the trip of a lifetime, but we’d be lying. It’s more than that. Much more than that. Gasp as the sun rises over the temples of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, marvel at the Spider Market of Phnom Penh, take a traditional cooking class in sleepy Kampot, and lounge on the idyllic beaches of Koh Rong. With its jaw dropping scenery, humbling history and welcoming culture, every TruTraveller returns with a different, amazing story to tell. What will yours be? Cambodia Explorer is one of our longest running adventures and one of our highest rating tours too! Cambodia is an unskippable country in South East Asia. When you visit this incredible country you will be horrified by the history and the way in which the locals are still affected by it to this day but humbled by the way they share there stories in order to make the world a better, more kind and compassionate place. It is a beautiful country to, after exploring the cities, we'll visit Koh Rong which is known as "The Maldives of Cambodia" but we think its even more amazing than The Maldives. The sea is crystal clear and it is a Tru paradise. If you are looking to explore a country that is still authentic, beautiful and incredibly welcoming - Cambodia is calling your name! If you fancy exploring Vietnam too then check out our Cambodia and Vietnam multi-country trip!

Tour Rating

Here at Tru our 'People and Planet Promise' is crucial to designing and running every tour. We also want to be transparent about what we are doing to give back to the local communities and the planet too! Check out the measurements of sustainability below to find out more about how we are giving back.

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Trees Planted
5
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This refers to the amount of trees planted per tour bought. For every £1000 spent we plant 5 trees! Read More
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Carbon Offset
0.11 Tons
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Tour Impact
84.3
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Travel Style

classic

We’ve perfected the balance between culture, adventure, beaches and parties. A high level of inclusions at a low cost. Think of a Ferrari for the price of a Ford. Highlights, hotspots & hidden gems are crafted into each itinerary with our own TruExclusives. We stay in a variety of different accommodations such as hotels, hostels, homestays, beach huts & even boats. Maximum adventure, minimum hassle.

What's Included

  • Activities
  • Airport Pickup
  • Travel Ninja
  • Transport
  • TruExclusives
  • Accommodation
  • Meals

Activities
Cooking Class
Pepper Plantation visit
Sunset BBQ
Sunrise at Angkor Wat
Pub Street, Siem Reap
Markets in Phnom Penh
S21 & Killing Fields
Arcadia Water Park in Kampot
Koh Rong Island Paradise
Snorkelling boat trip
But...wait there's more! Show Less
Cooking Class Pepper Plantation visit Sunset BBQ Sunrise at Angkor Wat Pub Street, Siem Reap Markets in Phnom Penh S21 & Killing Fields Arcadia Water Park in Kampot Koh Rong Island Paradise Snorkelling boat trip

Airport Pickup
If you are arriving less than 48 hours before the start of the tour and booked the pre-nights directly with TruTravels at the start hotel, you will get a free airport pickup.
If you are arriving the day of the tour you will also be eligible for an airport pick up.
If you are arriving less than 48 hours before the start of the tour and booked the pre-nights directly with TruTravels at the start hotel, you will get a free airport pickup. If you are arriving the day of the tour you will also be eligible for an airport pick up.

Travel Ninja
Your Guide! Like travelling with your best mates & one of them happens to know where they're going!
Your Guide! Like travelling with your best mates & one of them happens to know where they're going!

Transport
All Transport Included
Private Van
Speedboat to Koh Rong
Return journey from Koh Rong to Phnom Penh
All Transport Included Private Van Speedboat to Koh Rong Return journey from Koh Rong to Phnom Penh

TruExclusives
Cambodia Rural Experience & Sunset BBQ
Step into the shoes of a local Mango/Rice farmer and learn what it takes to harvest everyone’s favourite tropical fruit. You’ll even get to enjoy the fruits of your labour. See what we did there? Fruits of your labour. No? Oh, forget it. After that it’s time to join our local guide in his family home - you can't get more special than that!
Cambodia Rural Experience & Sunset BBQ Step into the shoes of a local Mango/Rice farmer and learn what it takes to harvest everyone’s favourite tropical fruit. You’ll even get to enjoy the fruits of your labour. See what we did there? Fruits of your labour. No? Oh, forget it. After that it’s time to join our local guide in his family home - you can't get more special than that!

Accommodation
10 Nights Accommodation
Twin-share,
Dorm Rooms on Koh Rong
Local homestay
Boat accommodation
10 Nights Accommodation Twin-share, Dorm Rooms on Koh Rong Local homestay Boat accommodation

Meals
10 x Breakfasts
2 x Lunches
1 x Dinner
10 x Breakfasts 2 x Lunches 1 x Dinner

Your Trip Planner

Cambodia Explorer
11 Days

U$1,225 U$980

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Angkor Wat
Koh Rong
Traditional Cooking Class
Pub Street
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Itinerary

Day 1

siem reap - your adventure begins!

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Today’s the first day of your epic adventure and your Tru welcome day! Give us a ‘Hell yeah!’ We kick things off in the gateway to Siem Reap, famous for Angkor Wat, rice wine (Sraa) that could power a ballistic missile, and a dining and bar scene that’s 78.6 times better than a night out in Llandudno. You can take advantage of your free airport pick up, or meet us at our hostel where you’ll join the rest of the family, along with your Travel Ninja. (Side note: Don’t worry, our Travel Ninjas aren’t real Ninjas. It’s just a name we made up to make us sound edgy.) You’ll have the day to chill, before joining your group for the welcome speech and heading out for a meal near the legendary Pub Street. You heard us right. PUB. STREET. A place of bonkers bars, weird and wonderful food, and enough neon lights to make Blackpool look like amateur hour. Then, if you fancy it, sink a drink or two - there’s no better way to get to know your Tru fam than via the medium of slurred, drunken jibber-jabber. (Non-drunken jibber-jabber also accepted.)

Siem Reap
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Day 2

cambodia rural experience, sunset bbq

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Today we set off for a Tru Exclusive. That’s right. An exclusive. You ain’t getting this shiz anywhere else, kids. Hop in a tuk tuk and drive through the bustling streets of Siem Riep to today’s cultural experience. Step into the shoes of a local Mango/Rice farmer (not literally. It’s against Cambodian law to steal shoes from farmers) and learn what it takes to harvest everyone’s favourite tropical fruit (if in season). You’ll even get to enjoy the fruits of your labour. See what we did there? Fruits of your labour. No? Oh, forget it. After all that, it’s time to join our local guide in his family home. Then we’ll head back to the city to relax or take a dip in the pool, before a sunset BBQ this evening. You’ve got a big day ahead tomorrow, so once you’ve had your fill, we’d advise you get some kip and sleep off today’s mangover (that’s ‘mango hangover’ for any newbs).

Siem Reap
Cambodia rural experience, sunset BBQ
1 X Breakfast, 1 X Lunch, 1 X Dinner
Rural Experience & Sunset BBQ Dinner
Day 3

sunrise at angkor wat

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Group of Young Travellers in front of Angkor Wat Temple in Cambodia at Sunrise with Palm Trees
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Rise and shine people. You won’t forget today in a hurry. It’s your final day in Siem Reap, and you’re off to visit the world’s biggest religious monument. Say (Angkor) waaaat? Yup, you heard us right. We’re off to Angkor Wat, a vast 500 acre site built in the image of Mount Meru, the crib of the Hindu gods. Now, we don’t like to jinx it by saying this’ll be one of the most amazing experiences of your life but...well...this will be one of the most amazing experiences of your life. We’ll arrive at the UNESCO Heritage site just in time for sunrise. Get your cameras at the ready. After all, if you don’t put it on the ‘gram, did you even go? #DefinitelyNoFilterNeeded. The afternoon is yours to explore Siem Reap, call loved ones to chew their ears off about your day, or take a much needed nap before our last night out on Pub Street. Chant after us: PUB STREET! PUB STREET! PUB ST- no? OK, maybe later.

Siem Reap
Sunrise tour of Angkor Wat
1 X Breakfast
Day 4

travel by bus to phnom penh

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Wave goodbye to Siem Reap and head towards Cambodia’s capital city, Phnom Penh. After last night’s antics, you’ll probably need some sleep, so lie back, close your lids and dribble on yourself whilst we all take photos of you. Kidding. We’re not that mean. Then, stop off in the countryside for a spot of lunch. Take in the beautiful surroundings and enjoy some delicious food. Get checked into our Phnom Penh accommodation and freshen up, ready to head out for an evening stroll and dinner. Post-grub, get your bargain on at the night market or skip that and head straight to the bars in an attempt to get rid of that lingering tarantula taste.

Phnom Penh
Travel to Phnom Penh
1 X Breakfast
Day 5

khmer killing fields & s21

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If there’s one place every person should visit at some point in their life, it’s the Killing Fields, the location of a haunting Cambodian genocide that took the lives of millions, and the S21 Prison, where the Khmer Rouge held 17,000, very few of which survived. Its devastating effects can still be felt today. Your visit here won’t be easy. Nor pleasant. And it’s a story that will stay with you. But it’s a huge part of Cambodia’s recent history that shaped their modern culture, making it something anyone visiting should take the time to learn about. After our humbling visit, we’ll head back for dinner. It’s been an emotional day, so feel free to spend the rest of your evening in whatever way you like. Talk to your Tru buds, take a stroll. There’s no right way to feel after such an eye opening experience. You do you.

Phnom Penh
Killing Fields & S21
1 X Breakfast
Day 6

arcadia water park

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Group of young Travellers on River with Kayaks and Jumping Platform
Group of Young Travellers on large River Raft with Diving platform with Palm Trees and blue Sky
Rope Swing into River with large inflatable and over Water Bungalow

It’s day 6 and do you know what that means? No? Of course you don’t. Otherwise you’d be running the trip and we’d be reading this itinerary. Well, we’re off to the riverside town of Kampot, surrounded by stunning mountain views and picturesque scenery, where we’ll stop off at Arcadia Waterpark, a place of lush greenery, cool waters, slushy cocktails, rope swings and pontoons. The perfect place to let your hair down, and spend some quality time with your TruFamily. Because who doesn’t love a chilled afternoon? Y’know, like having a chilled sunbathe on the bank with a cold beer. Or a chilled meander in a kayak. Or a chilled paddle in the cool river. Or a chilled go on the ‘The Blob’, a giant inflatable that flings you into the air, before you crash into the water, lose your bikini bottoms, and emerge, spluttering. Like we said. Chilled.

Kampot
Water Activities
1 X Breakfast
Day 7

pepper plantations & cooking class

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Today we’re off to a local pepper plantation where we’ll learn everything you need to know about farming the famous Kampot peppers. Will it be fun? You pepper believe it will be! Tell you what, you’ll soon realise you know absolutely nothing about peppers. After that intensive lesson, it’s time to use your newfound pepper knowledge to cook a delicious, traditional Khmer meal, learning from the best in a traditional Cambodian cooking class. Will you be able to get a job as the head chef of a Michelin star restaurant now? Probably not. But you’ve got a tasty, Cambodian meal in your repertoire that’ll blow anyone’s socks off back home. In the evening, we'll make our way in and out of the quaint streets lined by faded blue and green wood shutters, making your way down to the waterside for a dinner overlooking the river. Will it be anywhere near as good as the meal you cooked earlier? We all know the answer to that question.

Kampot
Pepper Plantations & Cooking Class
1 X Breakfast, 1 X Lunch
Day 8

travel to koh rong

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Imagine this. You’re on a boat, the sun glistening off crystal waters, the cool breeze dancing through your hair. You look up. Your breath catches in your throat as you’re greeted by immaculate, white sands, quaint beach huts and boats bobbing lazily in the bay. You squint. There’s barely a soul for miles bar the occasional friendly local, and the trees that line the beach sway gently as though welcoming you to this secluded paradise.

*Sigh* Dreamy, right? Well, no need to imagine it because that’s you. Today. Check in and spend the afternoon relaxing on the idyllic beaches, cocktail in hand, watching the sun set over this tranquil island. They say you haven’t seen beauty ‘til you’ve seen this place, and they ain’t (Koh) Rong.

Koh Rong
Relax on a paradise island
1 X Breakfast
Day 9

snorkelling boat trip

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Aaaaaahhhhhhh. Today’s all about that island paradise. Have a lie in, enjoy a late breakfast, stroll along the warm sands before island hopping along the emerald waters. Soak up the rays, top up your tan, and have a pop at a traditional way of fishing. Show off your belly flopping skills, or find your inner Khmer-maid (see what we did there?), snorkel over the vibrant coral, and check out the various marine life that call the warm waters home. The afternoon is yours to chill, have a few cold beers, cut a few shapes, burst into song and dance and perform every song from the Greatest Showman for your Tru pals. Whatever you fancy. This is your last full day on this incredible island, so savour every. Last. Minute.

Koh Rong
Snorkelling Boat Trip
1 X Breakfast
Day 10

one last night in phnom penh

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Today we bid farwell to paradise and the beauty that is Koh Rong! It's been an incredible few days of crystal clear waters and golden sandy beaches but it's time to head back to the city for one last BIG night out! We travel by boat and bus and check into our a hotel in Phnom Penh. We'lll have a few hours to chill before we get dressed and head out for the big finale! One last TruFam dinner together! We grab some food and see where the night takes us!

Phnom Penh
Boat and bus from Koh Rong to Phnom Penh
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Day 11

chilled check out

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Ah. The final day. *Sniffle* No, you’re crying. Well, as they say, all good things must come to an end and, after an epic 11 days, it’s time to say your goodbyes to your TruFamily and check out of the hotel. If your adventure’s continuing, our Travel Ninjas will be on hand to help with any onward travels plans you have. Fam, bring it in. It’s been unreal.

Help & support with onward travel
1 X Breakfast

Reviews

Cambodia Trip 11/06/2024
Nana was a fantastic tour guide! He made the trip so fun for us all. Would highly recommended this trip!
Toby Heaver - Jun 2024
Great tour and great fun
The culture and the information about the sights were just beautiful. Especially the guide was great fun and always helpful.
Sven - Jun 2024
Fantastic.
I would recommend this tour to people looking for a mix of sight seeing, food and nightlife experiences. Our tour guide Jay was very helpful and caring about our wellbeing.
Daniel Blacklock - Apr 2024
Cambodia trip with nana
Nana was incredible, he was so much fun, so caring, so attentive. He made sure that everyone was okay at all times and made sure everyone was comfortable and able to have the best time. If anything wasn't perfect, he would do what he can to make sure it was. Nanas personal touch of taking us to his house and meeting his family was incredible. It felt like a real experience that you wouldn't get anywhere else. Thank you Nana for everything. Bong Srolang oun. Sabai sabai
Sean van den Ordel - Apr 2024
The entire trip was absolutely amazing
, enjoyed every minute of it from the start to finish! We’ve had a great time in Siem Reap where we were welcomed to a bbq sunset dinner party organised by Nana, our tour guide and his family. Had lots of fun visiting the rural areas and party on Pub Street. Nana was excellent, organised and super friendly, he made sure we had fun and always looked out for our group. The visit at Angkor Wat was again super but again Nana was there supporting with all the information, organising food, drinks, transport and just made the entire day super fun. At Phnom Penh, the hotel was great and we’ve visited the killing fields and S21 prison, sad day but Nana was there for us and ensured everyone is looked after. The stay at Kampot was absolutely fantastic, we went to visit the pepper fields and had a blast at the water park 😂 so much fun 🤩 Nana was outstanding, food well organised and entertainment too, can’t even describe how much fun the day was. The last part of the trip was at Koh Rong island 🏝️ this place is a little paradise. This trip was a real success due to Nana, highly recommend the trip but please ask for Nana as your guide, best fun ever 🥰🥰
Miss Burca - Mar 2024
Cambodia explorer nana the best tour guide!!
Nana was a great tour guide from start to finish and always brought the fun which made the group integrate easily. It was so nice to have him pick us up from the airport which I haven’t had on my other legs of the tour. He always tried his best to get everyone involved, and was always friendly and helpful- whether that was with questions I had or carrying our bags for us! It was also so lovely to meet his family and be really integrated into his life and culture- an experience I never would’ve gotten if I’d come by myself! It’s clear how much he loves his country and wanted us to have an amazing time- which he succeeded in! Would highly recommend him to anyone who was thinking of coming to Cambodia.
Alice Wightman - Mar 2024
The best Cambodian experience!
Wow!! What a fantastic experience Cambodia has been. Mr Hul was absolutely incredible. He was so knowledgable and fast to act on any issues. The most memorable thing for me would definitely be S17 prison and the killing fields trip. We had another guide who came and helped us for this to add depth of knowledge and understanding for us and he delivered! Although this was a very very moving experience, it’s so interesting and enlightening about the history of Cambodia.
Flo Hills - Mar 2024
10 Days in Cambodia - Mr Hul Vong
Wow. We decided to book a tour for our leg in Cambodia while travelling South East Asia, i decided on this because we had limited idea of the country and I wanted to ensure that we could digest the culture while being safe. What a decision that was. We had never don’t a group tour before, but this experience has changed the forever. Our tour guide Hul was absolutely brilliant. So personable, so passionate, he was oozing with pride for his country and we grew to love Cambodia more and more each day. Being able to see Cambodia through the eyes of a man who adored its every fibre, was a total blessing. The activities were brilliant, the accommodation was top-notch, the Cambodian food was delicious. The array of things that we got upto was just incredible and will be forever engrained in my memory. Thank you to Hul as he truly set the foundation for this trip, and also thank you to my new friends who, without them, this trip would also not be the same. I would not hesitate to rebook this tour right now, as the value for money, raw experience, and recommend-ability is through the roof. If you decide to do this, Hul will spare no energy in making it a trip of a lifetime. Thank you!
Samuel Ness - Feb 2024
Mr Hul is a legend!!
Mr Hul was fantastic. His energy and enthusiasm was infectious and he truly wanted each of us to have the best time. It was a privilege to learn about Cambodia through his eyes and even be taken to his family home! He went above and beyond to answer any questions and make sure we all had everything we needed. He can also party better than any of us!! Very grateful to have had him as our tour guide ❤️
Anna - Feb 2024

FAQs

Where does the trip start & Finish?

The trip begins in Siem Reap and ends in Phnom Penh.

Which airport do I need to fly into?

You will need to fly into Siem Reap international airport (REP).

What is the closest airport to the end destination?

The closest airport is Phnom Penh international airport (PNH).

What kind of accommodation is included on this trip?

The accommodation for this trip is a mainly twin share rooms but dorm rooms in Koh Rong.

How much is a pre night’s accommodation?

If you would like to book a pre-night please contact our sales team on info@trutravels.com.

What is the currency?

The original currency of Cambodia is Riel however the currency which is withdrawn and used in every part of Cambodia is actually USD.

Is my money protected?

Yep! You’re protected. TruTravels is both ABTA and ATOL registered meaning your money is safe. We also offer 1 free date change before 60 days of your departure date.

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