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Otres Beach, Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Beaches and Rivers

Spend some time at the end of a trip relaxing on the beach or explore the region near the Thai border, sometimes known as the Koh Kong Conservation Corridor.

This is the second largest virgin forest in Southeast Asia and extends over 20,000 square km. Home to the richest biodiversity in the country.

Despite some development, it is still possible to discover untouched beaches and relax and enjoy the exquisite surroundings which are unique to this part of Cambodia. Alternatively travel to the Four Rivers Floating Lodge found in the shadow of the Cardamom Mountains, on the banks of the Tatai River.

Experiences

Tell us what you love doing and we’ll curate a journey that’s perfect for you.

Cruise the Mekong Delta

Take a luxury cruise on the Mekong River between Vietnam and Cambodia.

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Islands of Cambodia

Visit marvellously untouched islands off the coast of Cambodia, which possess a serenity not easily found elsewhere.

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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.

Colonial Kep

Visit ‘Kep-sur-Mer’, a sleepy coastal resort and the go to destination for the French Colonials in the early 1900’s. Home to fabulous sunsets, seafood, history and home of Kampot pepper.

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.

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Accommodation

Below is some of the wonderful accommodation to include on your journey.

Alila Villas Koh Russey £££££

  • Cambodia
  • Beach and Island Escapes

Found just a stone’s throw off the Cambodian coast, the bamboo-covered island of Koh Russey is home to the sublime Alila Koh Russey. Copper sand beaches, gentle aquamarine seas and native jungle frame this stylish and sensitively constructed resort. Blending with the landscape the design of Alila Koh Russey was inspired by Krama, a patterned cloth used widely in Khmer life and the style fuses traditional Khmer touches with an ultra-modern and sleek design.

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Shinta Mani Wild £££££

  • Cambodia
  • Tented Camps
  • Boutique
  • Wilderness

Located on the banks of a fast-flowing river, interspersed with waterfalls, Shinta Mani Wild is made up of 15 spacious tents perched above the water with just the rainforest and nature as a soundtrack. The tents are classic safari in style with outdoor space to relax and soak up the surroundings as well as al fresco bathtubs. Remote yet comfortable the owner set out to create a private nature sanctuary to protect the 400-acre river valley which is also a wildlife corridor. The camp has a spa, bar and restaurant and it is even possible to arrive by zip line.

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Song Saa Private Island £££££

  • Cambodia
  • Beach and Island Escapes
  • Wilderness

Song Saa spans the two tiny islands of Koh Ouen and Koh Bong off the coast of Cambodia. Connected by a footbridge these remote, jungle-covered islands are fringed with white sandy beaches and surrounded by a 100-hectare marine reserve, established by the Song Saa Foundation. The 27 one and two-bedroom villas each have a decked area, ocean views and private pool with either a jungle or stilted, overwater location. Thatched roofs, timber beams and stone walls hide elegant and chic interiors. An infinity edge swimming pool, spa and delicious cuisine all combine to make this a special place to stay.

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Meet our experts

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.

Paul Craven

Paul is the Conde Nast Traveler 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. Later, my father’s postings took us to Nepal where we had to transit Delhi and Kathmandu where we were sometimes stranded for days and Hong Kong from where I travelled in 1983 through China for two months.

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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. I also seek adventure; exploring the deep blue or hiking a peak often winning favour. Although it’s my time horse herding in Mongolia that I regularly want to relive.

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Deborah Brock-Doyle

My first journey for Steppes was in 1999 when I set off to explore Thailand to gather those little details that constitute Steppes Travel’s trademark knowledge. I have since been lucky enough to travel extensively in Southeast Asia, China, the Middle East and India. A few special memories include being joined at dinner by an otter in Laos, proudly being shown an illicit picture of the Dalai Lama in Tibet and diving with manta rays on Christmas day in Indonesia. I’m pretty sure I always leave a country wishing I had done more, seen more, learned more ….. but I also always hope to return …

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