Stone murals and sculptures in Angkor wat, Cambodia


A country which never fails to enrich the soul. Let us take you to the places that truly reflect the Cambodian way – trips to the temples at Angkor and a cruise on the Mekong Delta are musts for any bespoke itinerary.

Cambodia is all too often overshadowed by its more visited neighbours. However, a holiday to Cambodia will provide cuisine to match that of Vietnam, pristine beaches to rival those found in Thailand and architectural wonders, which overshadow many found in Myanmar and Indonesia.

In short, Cambodia is a fascinating South East Asian gem and a journey there remains an adventure as much as a holiday.

Cambodia Angkor Banteai Kdei temple
Angkor temple

What to expect on your Cambodia holiday

Cambodia is a beautiful and beguiling country, which rarely fails to enchant its visitors. Its artistic and cultural heritage is typified by the sprawling 1,000-year-old temple complex of Angkor, the impressive legacy of the Khmer Empire and one of the truly spectacular wonders of the world.

Explore Cambodia

  • Siem Reap
  • Phnom Penh
  • Mekong River
  • Cambodian National Parks
  • Cambodian beaches


A selection of activities and experiences you could consider including in your holiday to Cambodia.

Sunrise at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Temples at Sunrise

Witness sunrise at Angkor Wat followed by a picnic breakfast away from the crowds at Ta Phrom.

Suggested Holiday Idea

Close up of golden silk hanging to try.

Artisan Centre

Visit the Artisans d’Angkor Centre in Siem Reap, one of the best workshops in town with excellent quality sandstone, silver, wood and silk products.

Stone murals and sculptures in Angkor wat, Cambodia

Angkor with an Expert

Explore the vast complex of temples at Angkor with a resident archaeologist – a highlight of any holiday to Cambodia.

Suggested Holiday Idea

Village House in a Paddy Field, Battambang, Cambodia

Paddy Field Dining

Enjoy a private dinner outside Siem Reap, amongst the paddy fields.

Room in a market overflowing with auto parts.

Russian Market Haggling

Bargain for anything you can imagine, from car parts to gem stones at the Russian Market in Phnom Penh.

Village on the Water, Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia

Margins of Tonle Sap Lake

Explore the ever-transforming Tonle Sap Lake by kayak or traditional boat, meeting locals from the floating villages and learning their way of life.

Tourists cycling through rural crops past cows and local houses.

Islands of the Mekong by Bike

Escape the hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh and venture into the capital’s surrounding countryside on a relaxing half day cycle tour of the Islands of the Mekong.

Suggested Holiday Idea

The Phare Cirus acrobatics

Watch the Phare Circus

Take your VIP seats at Phare, The Cambodian Circus in Siem Reap. Founded by nine Cambodian men after their return from a refugee camp following the fall of the Khmer Rouge, the show is a spectacle of remarkable acrobatics and proceeds support a local arts school.

Ancient Stupa, Udong, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Royal Cambodia

Wander through the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh, followed by Udong, the former imperial Cambodian capital.

Malayan sun bear on a rock.

The Bear Care Tour

Take an exciting, behind-the-scenes tour at the centre for rescued sun bears and moon bears at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre.

Shinta Mani Wild, Waterfall, Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia

Cardamom Mountains

Visit the Cardamom Mountains, home to Shinta Mani Wild and explore the spectacular jungle wilderness with nights under canvas, perched high above waterfalls and rivers.

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A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Clare Higginson

It was my passion for languages that first encouraged me to leave the UK behind and grab my rucksack. Since then, it’s been a mixture of intriguing cultures, jaw-dropping landscapes and the wonder of seeing animals in their natural habitat that sees me continuously extending my travel wish list.

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Paul Craven

Paul is the Conde Nast Traveller chosen Specialist for Central Asia and the Silk Route.

Being from a family with Army connections I can from an early age remember travelling. From camping in Europe and then later being sent to boarding school when we lived in Germany at the age of eight, complete with shorts, long socks, a cap and my suitcase. In appearance not too dissimilar to the children evacuated to the countryside during the blitz.

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Rachael Tallents

Adventure, discovery and my curiosity for people and the natural world is what drives my love of travelling.  I am grateful for my parents’ desire to explore, and from an early age my eyes were open to diverse landscapes, cultures, and underwater worlds.

For the last 16 years, I have worked for a leading luxury tour operator designing incredible journeys for discerning clients and travelled to some magical places. I am excited to have joined Steppes Travel, and to be working for a company with such strong ethical and sustainable values.

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