Remnants of once powerful kingdoms are being reclaimed by dense jungles as the nation recovers from a tyrannical regime. Explore the country's temples, palaces, markets and French Colonial architecture before escaping to a tropical hideaway in sight of the country's remote white sand beaches and island life. This itinerary moulds the past and present.


  • Gin & tonic in the famous Elephant Bar of Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh.
  • Marvelling at the intricacy of carvings on Banteay Srei.
  • Discreet luxury and seclusion on the private island of Song Saa.
  • Sunrise at Angkor Wat.
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  1. Arrive
  2. Day 1 Phnom Penh

    Arrive in Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital city with its French colonial architecture and riverfront bars and restaurants.

    Overnight: Raffles Hotel Le Royal

  3. Day 2 - 3 Phnom Penh

    Your exploration of the capital will include the beautiful Royal Palace and time to browse the treasures of the National Museum. Though deeply upsetting the terrifying reign of the Khmer Rouge should not be ignored. The former high school of Tuol Sleng and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek lay bare the reality of Cambodia's recent past, allowing a far greater appreciation of this fascinating country.

    Overnight: Raffles Hotel Le Royal

  4. Day 4 Siem Reap

    Fly to Siem Reap and begin exploring the temples this afternoon. The impressive Preah Khan is the sister temple to Ta Prohm and a great place to start before inspecting the petite yet elaborate fountains of Neak Poan. The royal crematorium at Pre Rup offers great views at sunset.

    Overnight: La Residence d'Angkor

  5. Day 5 - 7 Siem Reap

    Your time will be carefully planned to avoid the crowds where possible whilst capturing key images in their best light. Experience Ta Prohm at dawn, climbing through the tree roots which are reclaiming a beautiful temple, made famous by the film Tomb Raider. The temples of Roluos are the oldest and some of the simplest, whilst the most elaborate carvings are found at Banteay Srei. So fine is the detail here that it is assumed to have been made by women rather than men! Variety is added with a short trek to the fascinating carved riverbank of Kbal Spean and a cruise through medieval floating villages on the Tonle Sap Lake. Discover the blueprint for Angkor Wat as the vast Beng Melea lies engulfed in the voracious forest. Lasting memories will include a dramatic sunrise over the majestic Angkor Wat and the 216 enigmatic faces of the Bayon, which overlook the immense walled city of Angkor Thom.

    Overnight: La Residence d'Angkor

  6. Day 8 Sihanoukville

    Fly to Sihanoukville and board a speedboat, zipping across to your remote private island paradise.

    Overnight: Song Saa

  7. Day 9 - 11 Song Saa Private Island

    Enjoy the seclusion and luxury of jungle island hideaway. Snorkel with the seahorses, meditate in the jungle or gaze out to sea from your private infinity pool. World class cuisine and a choice of superbly selected wines are included throughout so there is no need to dread the final bill!

    Overnight: Song Saa

  8. Day 12 Depart

    Return to the mainland and travel by road to Phnom Penh to catch your flight home.

  9. Depart


Low £ 3,120 $ 4,250
Mid £ 4,200 $ 5,722
High £ 5,040 $ 6,866
Low £ 1,001 $ 1,364


  • Based on two people sharing a twin/double room throughout.
  • Song Saa does not have a good beach, but fabulous local beaches are only a short boat ride away.


  • All accommodation as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and guide services as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Internal flights where detailed in the itinerary.


  • International flights.
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, gratuities (discretionary).
  • Entrance fees and excursions not specifically mentioned as included.
  • Travel insurance or visa fees.

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