Example Itinerary

Cambodia's Coast and Culture

Duration
9 days / 8 nights
Price Per Person
Interests
Beaches, Heritage
Destinations
Cambodia

This 9-day luxury tour traverses the country, starting in charming Phnom Penh for some insight into Cambodian culture, moving onto the indelible Tuol Sleng Museum and the Killing Fields. You'll take time out on a luxurious private island off the coast of Kep, then finish with a trip to the fascinating Angkor Wat temple complex to explore the largest religious monument in the world.

This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.

Highlights

  • Cambodia Living Arts: A stalwart supporter of traditional Khmer arts, Cambodia Living Arts teaches locals and visitors about the country's artistic heritage. Watch, learn, and support this worthy foundation.
  • Seaside Escape: Kep is a charming coastal town that beckons visitors with its laid-back vibe, white sand beach, national park, and famous sweet blue crabs.
  • Sustainable Luxury: Song Saa is not only an ultra-luxe private island getaway but also supports local conservation and humanitarian initiatives through its NGO. Relax in your private overwater villa as well as do some community outreach or reef planting.

Day-by-Day

Day 1

Map

Phnom Penh

Your tour begins with a visit to Tuol Sleng Museum and the Killing Fields – solemn reminders of the Khmer Rouge regime, and sites integral to understanding the Cambodia of today. To close the day, take a relaxing stroll along the Tonle Sap River before retiring to your luxury hotel. 

Hotel Options
Why We Love This Hotel

History: This 1929 hotel has a long distinguished history of hosting VIP guests, from writers to royals.

Services: Having served the likes of Jackie O, this hotel offers only the highest level of discreet, attentive service from a dedicated butler.

Location: This property is only a 30-minute drive from the airport, and a short stroll from cafés, shops and restaurants.

Read More
Raffles Hotel Le Royal Preferred Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel

Heritage: Although the Rosewood Phnom Penh comprises part of the world-renowned Rosewood family, the luxurious hotel is also dotted with aesthetics inspired by local Cambodian culture and roots.

Wellbeing: After a workout in the state-of-the-art gym and dip in the pool, the spa’s treatments, inspired by ancient and modern wellness techniques, are certain to leave the minds and bodies of guests feeling relaxed and healthy.

Cuisine: The exciting mix of interactive and immersive dining experiences offered promises to excite even the most discerning of guests.

Read More
Rosewood Phnom Penh Preferred Hotel

Day 2

Map

Phnom Penh

Today, you'll see the city sights of Phnom Penh with a visit to the National Museum, the majestic Royal Palace and the iconic Foreign Correspondents Club. You'll also be treated to a performance by the Cambodian Living Arts organization and even try out your own moves in a dance class. You'll also see the ancient capital of Phnom Udong, with its impressive chedis and temples still intact. In the evening, return to your five-star hotel.

Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh

Day 3

Map

Kep

The seaside city of Kep is your next destination. This area is famous for its crab and locally-grown kampot pepper, and you'll enjoy some of the best seafood dishes in Asia here. King Sihanouk's abandoned palace is in the nearby hills – a worthwhile diversion – or you can take a day trip out to the charming Rabbit Island – Koh Tonsay – and enjoy a swim in the Gulf of Thailand's warm tropical waters. 

Hotel Options
About

This accommodation has been personally vetted by the Remote Lands team and is the best available in the area. More information on this property is available on the “Hotels” tab at the top of the page.

Day 4

Map

Koh Rong

Next it's off to the truly indulgent private Island, located off the coast of Sihanoukville. This pristine island is home to a unique luxury resort, which promotes sustainable travel and holistic healing, giving you the opportunity to completely unwind and reconnect with nature. 

Hotel Options
Why We Love This Hotel

Villas: 27 palm-roofed villas, all with private pools and sun decks.

Extra Special: The stunning Overwater Villas have an area of glass floor where you can watch exotic fish swimming in the water below.

Location: Exclusive private location situated on two immaculate islands in Cambodia’s remote Koh Rong Archipelago. The islands Song Saa are known in Khmer as ‘The Sweethearts’.

Environment: Rich in marine life, discover turtles, seahorses and plentiful species of tropical fish.

Read More
Song Saa Preferred Hotel

Day 5

Map

Koh Rong

Today you'll explore more of Song Saa Private Island. The resort offers bird-watching, kayaking and snorkeling around the nearby coral reefs. There's also a mangrove tour and the property can organize an intimate beach picnic. The onsite spa offers a wide array of holistic therapies, such as poolside yoga, healing massage, meditation and reiki. 

Southern Islands
Southern Islands

Day 6

Map

Siem Reap

Fly to the heritage city of Siem Reap and explore the Angkor temple complex which dates from the late 12th century and is a truly fascinating remnant of Khmer history. Today you get to explore Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple and Ta Prohm with an archaeologist as your own private guide. After visiting these amazing monuments, head to the local markets and haggle for mementos. 

Hotel Options
Why We Love This Hotel

History: Amansara is situated on a property that once housed the personal guests of King Sihanouk, revered widely by his subjects as the father of the nation.

Service: Amansara, like all other Aman properties, provides top-notch service in an intimate, atmospheric setting.

Location: Amansara is located within close proximity to Angkor Wat, a short bike ride away.

Read More
Amansara Preferred Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel

Location: This hotel is ideally and strategically placed in the epicentre of Siem Reap, just a short distance from boutique shops, bars, restaurants and a host of other attractions, as well as the international airport.

History: History is the main draw for visitors to Siem Reap, with the magnificent temples of Angkor being the highlight of any visit to this charming ancient city.

Service: The Park Hyatt prides itself on its flawless 24-hour concierge service, allowing guests to have their desires fulfilled at any time, day or night.

Read More
Park Hyatt Siem Reap Preferred Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel

Location: Situated in the heart of Siem Reap’s old French quarter, this luxurious hotel enjoys all the benefits a central town location, whilst the glorious Angkor Wat Temple is only 15 minutes away by taxi or tuk-tuk.

History: Designed by acclaimed architect Bill Bensley, this relatively new boutique hotel is part of the luxurious Shinta Mani brand who also have a popular resort under the same name nearby.

Service: With four stars to its name, expect a whole host of on-site services, including all-day pampering at the spa, a luxurious swimming pool and private cooking classes.

Read More
Shinta Mani Angkor and Bensley Collection Pool Villas Preferred Hotel
Siem Reap
Siem Reap

Day 7

Map

Siem Reap

Today you'll travel to the 10th century Banteay Srei temple, a fascinating red sandstone tribute to the Hindu god Shiva. After that, check out Khmer arts and crafts in a bespoke shopping experience. In the evening, return to your hotel for dinner, or explore the restaurants and street stalls of Siem Reap.

Day 8

Map

Siem Reap

A trip to Siem Reap is not complete without seeing the sunrise at Angkor Wat, the famous World Heritage Site. For your final day, you'll get to experience this beautiful sight before visiting the Siem Reap School of Arts, where young students learn traditional Khmer apsara dancing. To add some really special experiences to your trip, we recommend getting a feel for the city from a different angle with a helicopter tour, and capping off your trip with a romantic private dinner on temple grounds. 

Siem Reap
Siem Reap

Day 9

Map

Departure

Today is the final day of your journey exploring Cambodia's coast and rich culture. After breakfast, enjoy your time at leisure until your private transfer to the airport for your flight onward. 

Why Remote Lands?

Exclusively Asia

With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.

Travelogues

An Asia-focused magazine brought to you by Remote Lands - a platform for adventure, luxury, and authenticity from experts and explorers around the continent.

What Others Say

Here is a small selection of the kind words our clients have said about us recently.