There’s a time and a place for the kind of vacation where you spend all week lounging on a beach with your book and a bottle of sunscreen. Cambodia’s beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world and you’re welcome to spend a lazy week there if you have it to spare, but when you take the time to travel so far, consider making the very most of your trip by taking one of the many tours that are available throughout the Kingdom. From day trips to waterfalls, to week-long motorcycle rides into the Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia has a tour to suit everyone.
We’ve come up with a list of some of the best Cambodia tours, including package tours to multiple destinations and smaller trips to local attractions. Read on to find out more about Cambodia tours currently on offer in the Kingdom.
One of the top tour companies operating in Cambodia, Intrepid offers some of the fullest and most enriching Cambodia tours, visiting spots in Cambodia that are not quite so frequented by tourists and other tour groups.
- Cambodia – Hike, Bike and Kayak
This 9-day tour is a true adventure. You will start the trip in the nation’s capital, Phnom Penh, where you will take a boat ride to a nearby island on the mighty Mekong river to cycle through villages and rice paddies. Day 3 will see you heading to Kratie and another island for a truly unique homestay experience. Don’t forget to try a fried spider on the way.
Days 4 and 5 are spent in the far away Stung Treng where you will spend the morning cycling and hiking, and the afternoon kayaking out to the Anlung Chheuteal dolphin pool to check out the rare Irrawaddy stub-nosed dolphins. This trip ends with a trek through Siem Reap’s quieter region and time to explore the Angkor Archeological Park on foot and by bike.
- Real Food Adventure
That’s right, there are even Cambodia tours for true foodies. Spend 10 glorious days sampling Cambodia’s delicacies and even preparing some of them yourself. The trip begins with dinner at a Phnom Penh restaurant where former street kids have been trained to cook up some of Cambodia’s most popular dishes. You will spend the next two days in the beautiful town of Kampot, famous for its pepper, durian and even tarantula wine. One morning you’ll be down at the port watching the fisherman bringing home their hauls and the next you’ll be munching on tasty bread from one of Cambodia’s best bakeries, a remnant of the French colonial era.You’ll find nowhere quite so peaceful and friendly as Battambang where the locals will show you how rice is turned into noodles and rice wine. Battambang is also home to the best prahok (fermented fish paste) in the country. Are you brave enough to try a bite?
End your trip in Siem Reap where you will not only see the sunrise coming up over Angkor Wat, but will even enjoy high tea at the Raffles Grand Hotel and take a cooking class that you’ll never forget.
True to its name, Gecko Adventures provides some of the most unique and enriching Cambodia tours, with enough variety to suit just about everyone. We’ve mentioned one of Gecko’s great Cambodia tours and what intriguing attractions it has to offer, but keep in mind that Gecko has a multitude of other Cambodia tours for you to enjoy.
- The Real Cambodia
This six day experience gives you the chance to see both sides of Cambodia, ancient and modern. Start your trip experiencing the hustle and bustle of city life in Phnom Penh, sampling odd street foods and take advantage of the optional activities like a visit to the Royal Palace or Wat Phnom. Day 2 includes an evening meal at a Khmer family’s home. By day 4 you’ll find yourself discovering the ancient remains of the once mighty Khmer Empire where you can see the many faces of Bayon, the Elephant Terrace, Ta Prohm and of course the vast Angkor Wat complex. Day 5 involves a trip to the Tonle Sap lake to view the fishing villages and maybe even a quick zip through the forest at the Flight of the Gibbon zip line.
Peregrine Adventures does things a little differently. Its 3- and 4-day independent Cambodia tours are for 1-3 people and allow you to enjoy your travel without the push and pull of large groups. The Phnom Penh Experience tour follows a path around the city from the Royal Palace to the National Museum and then on to the Cheung Ek centre, a place of horrific bloodshed that plays a huge part in Khmer history but is now a serene park full of flowers and trees. Similarly, Angkor Wat Experience takes to you Siem Reap’s key attractions including the majestic Angkor Wat complex, Ta Prohm where Tomb Raider was filmed and of course the huge Angkor Thom with its many faces.
Kayaking Cambodia tours are available throughout various locations including Phnom Penh, Battambang, Kratie and Siem Reap.
- DNQ Travel
Multi-day Cambodia tours in Ratanakiri, Kratie and Phnom Penh. Visit the Silk Islands, see fresh water dolphins and discover the jungle covered regions where tribes and ethnic minorities reside.
- Unique Kayak Cambodia
Based in Siem Reap province, in and around the Tonle Sap lake, tours visit the famous floating villages, a community centre and the wild bird sanctuary. A very unique sunset tour is also available.
- Green Orange Kayaks
Explore Battambang by taking a tuk-tuk 11km out of the city to Green Orange Kayaks. After a refreshing drink at the cafe, paddle gently down the calming Sanke river where goats nibble at the grassy banks and children shout their hellos to you as you float back toward the gorgeous French colonial style city.
Cambodia’s winding, dusty, uneven village roads make it the perfect place for dirt biking. There are a couple of dirtbike tours in parts of Cambodia. Most of these are less than a week long and can be added into your trip as an extra activity.
- Stray Dog Asia
One of the top dirtbike tour companies in Cambodia, Stray Dog offers a variety of Cambodia tours that range from single day trip that cater to all skill levels, to four and five day tours that involve lots of technical riding through sandy, muddy areas and other difficult terrain. With Stray Dog, you can explore the stunning Cambodian coastline with its crystal clear waters and perfect white sand beaches, or take a trip up through the famous Cardamom mountains spending some nights at a local’s home and getting to know Cambodia more intimately.
- Cambodia Cycling
This trusted company offers a number of fantastic group cycling tours that start in Siem Reap, cycling around the Angkor Archeological Park, and go all the way down to Sihanoukville and Kampot on Cambodia’s beautiful southern coast. These Cambodia tours stop at locations such as Battambang, Kampong Chhnang, Phnom Penh and more.
- Soksa Bike
This company is located in Battambang city and tours leave from Kinyei cafe in the morning, visiting many of the ancient temple ruins and lush green lanscape. The tours stop at homes and village locations where rice paper, traditional scarves, bamboo sticky rice and rice wine are produced. You can even enjoy lunch at a local’s home and then take a little trip on the bamboo train.
Book One of These Fantastic Cambodia Tours
Now that you’ve got an idea of the many different kinds of Cambodia tours available, you’ve probably figured out which one you might like to go on. So go ahead and book your trip early so that you don’t miss out on the adventure of a lifetime in the incredible Kingdom of Cambodia.