Kingdom of Adventure
This trip is designed to engage the hearts and minds of the whole family. We've packed it full of diverse ways to experience the amazing landscapes and unique culture of Cambodia.
From a scavenger hunt to a homestay, the jungle to a street food tour, acrobatics to a paradise island, this trip is chock-a-block with opportunities to experience Cambodia and its culture with all your senses. But this is just a starting point, tell us all about your family’s ideas for a perfect Cambodian holiday and we’ll design a trip just for you.
Transport in detail
Ferries between Sihanoukville and Koh Rong Island, all other journeys are by private car.
We’ve packed this itinerary with adventure activities that everyone can get stuck into for a family-bonding experience, as well as plenty of downtime to hang out by the pool or wander at leisure
You’ll have lots of educational opportunities to learn about Khmer culture and interact with local people
As well as the classic sights, you'll experience the amazing diversity Cambodia has to offer, from rice paddies to rainforests to beaches
Things to consider
The rice farming experience near Siem Reap is only available from June to October
We’ve eschewed domestic flights which does mean some long car journeys, but this way you’ll see more of the gorgeous Cambodian countryside
Adventure activities are suitable for children aged eight and above. If your family is younger, we’ll adapt the itinerary to suit
You’ll find basic facilities and no air-conditioning at the Banteay Chhmar homestay, but you’ll get to eat dinner with the locals and experience life in a rural Cambodian village
All of our itineraries are completely tailormade, so what’s outlined below is just an example of the kind of trip we can put together. Let us know what you’re looking for in a Cambodia holiday and we’ll design a route to suit your family.
Welcome to Siem Reap, gateway to the magnificent temples of Angkor. Channel your inner Lara Croft at Ta Prohm, the vine-covered Tomb Raider temple. Meanwhile, Angkor Wat looks like something out of The Jungle Book – it's not hard to imagine King Louis swinging from the rafters. We’ll also keep the kids entertained with a scavenger hunt through the ruins of Angkor Thom. Beyond the temples, Siem Reap is a great hub for hands-on activities including pottery making and rice farming. You’ll also get to zipline over the jungle canopy in a high-octane adventure, take an early evening street food tour and visit the circus where acrobats tell moving stories of Cambodian life and society.
Solve scavenger hunt clues to uncover the mythology behind the Angkor temples
Try your hand at traditional pottery making and rice farming
Fly above the trees on an exhilarating zipline course
Now it’s time to leave the tourist trail and immerse yourselves in the rhythm of rural Cambodia. Tonight, you’ll be staying in a traditional homestay in the small village of Banteay Chhmar. Facilities are basic and there’s no air-conditioning, but it’s only one night and a very authentic experience. The villagers will be your hosts and they’ll take you on a tractor tour of the surrounding settlements, rice paddies and reservoirs. As night falls, you’ll all sit down together for a torch-lit barbecue. Before you leave, take a peek at Banteay Chhmar temple. It’s one of our favourites in Cambodia, its crumbling ruins being slowly reclaimed by nature.
Spend the night in a traditional homestay in a typical Cambodian village
Join the locals for a Khmer barbecue and music
Explore atmospheric Banteay Chhmar temple, currently applying for UNESCO status
The finer detail
- Breakfast every day
- Four lunches: two in Banteay Chhmar; one at an NGO restaurant in Phnom Penh; one at the Cardamom Tented Camp
- Five dinners: a street food tour in Siem Reap; one at Banteay Chhmar temple; Khmer barbecue in Phnom Penh; two at the Cardamom Tented Camp
- Nine half-day experiences: Angor Wat by tuk tuk; classic Angkor temples; pottery class; Siem Reap countryside tour; Angkor Zipline; bicycle tour of Battambang; bats of Phnom Sampeau; cyclo tour of Phnom Penh; bicycle tour in the Phnom Penh countryside
- Four evening experiences: Phare, The Cambodian Circus performance; street food tour; Khmer barbecue; Cambodian Living Arts performance
- Banteay Chhmar homestay activities
- Cardamom Tented Camp activities
- All entrance fees to sites included in guided experiences
- All internal transport & accommodation
Logistics and journey times
Car transfer from Siem Reap Airport to hotel (20 minutes)
Car transfer from Siem Reap to Banteay Chhmar (2.5 hours)
Car transfer from Banteay Chhmar to Battambang (3 hours)
Car transfer from Battambang to Phnom Penh (6 hours)
Car transfer from Phnom Penh to Botum Sakor National Park (5 hours)
Car transfer from Botum Sakor National Park to Sihanoukville (3 hours)
Ferry from Sihanoukville to Koh Rong Island (45 minutes)
Ferry from Koh Rong Island to Sihanoukville (45 minutes)
Car transfer from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh Airport (6 hours)
What's not included
- International flights
- Meals not mentioned
- Entrance fees to any sites not included in guided experiences
- Tips for guides & porters