7 days from $2,352 per person*
  • Visit the Roluos Temples and receive a monk's blessing for good luck and good health.
  • Private guided tour of UNESCO-listed temple complex Angkor Wat.
  • Tour the sorrowful "Killing Fields" outside Phnom Penh with private guide.
  • Explore Beng Mealea, an ancient Khmer empire temple, with your private guide.
  • Selection of premium accommodations.
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A journey inward to the heart of Cambodia is a journey alongside devout spirituality. With a private guide, explore ancient temples and monuments that have remained cultural icons through the country's modern rebirth.

Upon arrival to Cambodia, we'll have a representative waiting for you at the airport to expedite your visa processing in a fast track line. Let the history of Phnom Penh unfold in front of you, as a private guided tour of the city brings you amidst stunning colonial architecture and Buddhist temples, then venture outside the city and experience the somber realities of the Killing Fields, learning of the genocidal atrocities of the 1970's under the Khmer Rouge. Head to Kampong Thom, where with a private guide you'll explore the Prasat Sambor, Prasat Tor and Prasat Yeah Puon temples complexes on foot. Get closer to the local people as you learn of a nearby community's conservation and betterment project. Explore Beng Mealea, an ancient Khmer empire temple, with your private guide, then arrive to Siem Reap, gateway to Angkor Wat, the world's most revered Buddhist temple complex. Explore the highlights of Angkor with your guide, learning of the true significance of these ancient structures. Visit the Roluos Temples and receive a monk's blessing for good luck and good health, before a magical outdoor dining experience in the stunning countryside rounds out your adventure. Welcome to the heart of Cambodia. ... Show More »

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Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Phnom Penh
    Phnom Penh
    • Fast Track VISA Service - Fast Track VISA Service
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 2 Phnom Penh
    Phnom Penh
    • Tour - Private - Phnom Penh City Tour with Lunch (9 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 3 Phnom Penh to Kampong Thom
    Phnom Penh to Kampong Thom
    • Transfer - Private - Phnom Penh - Kampong Thom via Sambor Preikuk
    • Local Villages and Biking
  • Day 4 Kampong Thom to Siem Reap
    Kampong Thom to Siem Reap
    • Transfer - Private - Kampong Thom - Siem Reap via Beng Mealea
  • Day 5 Siem Reap
    Siem Reap
    • Tour - Private - Highlights of Angkor with Lunch (9.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Tour - Shared - "Phare Ponleu Selpak" Cambodian Circus by Private Tuk Tuk (1 hr) - Tuk Tuk/Driver
  • Day 6 Siem Reap
    Siem Reap
    • Tour - Private - Roluos Temples and Monk Blessings (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Tour - Private - Destination Dining in the Siem Reap Countryside (5.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Host
  • Day 7 Siem Reap
    Siem Reap
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
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Day 1: Phnom Penh

Upon arrival in Phnom Penh, you will be met by an escort who will be holding a signboard with your name. Your escort will assist you with the VISA on arrival application form (VISA fee included). Afterwards, your escort will assist you to pick up your luggage and later walk you through the arrivals gate to meet your guide.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English-speaking guide.

Accommodation: Raffles Hotel Le Royal (5*)

Located in the heart of Phnom Penh, Raffles Hotel Le Royal is only a 30-minute drive from Pochentong International Airport and within easy access of the city's attractions such as the Royal Palace, Central Market, Russian Market and the National Artefacts Museum. Raffles Hotel Le Royal is the premier hotel in Phnom Penh, a hotel boasting those rare attributes of history and style. It was first established in 1929 and later reopened in 1997. After a careful restoration and refurbishment program by Raffles International, the property is now Phnom Penh’s premier hotel. Its facilities and amenities provide all the requirements of a modern world-class hotel, while still imparting an old-world charm through its style and décor, which is elegant yet comfortable, classic yet casual.

Heart of Cambodia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Raffles Hotel Le Royal
Raffles Hotel Le Royal

Day 2: Phnom Penh

Today, flutter away in Cambodian history with temples, palaces, and antiquities. Visit the city's oldest and tallest religious structure, the Wat Phnom. Your guide will show where the 14-century stupa and small pagoda stands, as you admire the temples historical architecture. Then continue the Royal Palace, built in 1866 under King Norodom for a glimpse of Khmer architecture. You will also visit the Silver Pagoda - named after its floors, which it's designed with 5000 silver tiles. 60% of the pagoda's contact was destroyed under Pol Pot's regime, but what remains is utterly spectacular. After the palace, wonder in the National Museum and seek its huge collection of fine Khmer sculptures and artifacts, recovered from ancient Angkor Empire. Lunch will be at Friends Restaurant, which will give you the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of the hospitality business.

After lunch, you will be transferred by tuk-tuk to visit the Tuol Sleng Prison, housed in a high school, to capture the devastating horrors that occurred during Cambodia's Marxist movement. This excursion may prove distressing for some but is an important piece of Cambodia's recent past. After that, head to Choeng Ek, site of former orchards where more than 17,000 civilians were killed and buried in mass graves by victims of the Khmer Rouge between 1975 - 1979. Known as the "Killing Fields," this location sits around 17 kilometers outside of Phnom Penh. This private tour includes transportation an English speaking guide, entrance fees, food, cool water, and towels.

Accommodation: Raffles Hotel Le Royal (5*)
Heart of Cambodia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Royal Palace
Royal Palace

Day 3: Phnom Penh - Kampong Thom

This morning your driver and English speaking guide will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Kampong Thom. En route you will stop briefly at Skun where the local specialty is fried spiders, crickets, Krolan (rice in bamboo tube) sold on the roadside. You will have a traditional Khmer picnic lunch at a local restaurant. Upon arrival in Kampong Thom you will continue to Sambor Preikuk, also known as Isanapura. The complex belongs to the Pre-Angkorian era of Chenla (late 6th to 9th centuries AD) and it was one of its capitals. You will visit the three main temples complexes Prasat Sambor, Prasat Tor and Prasat Yeah Puon on foot.

In the afternoon, you will visit Isanborei community project - this project was set up with the purpose to generate more income for the local people and improve their standard of living as well as to conserve nature, culture and the ancient temple ruins. You will visit the rural village, the handicraft village and the noodle village. This is your chance to get closer to local people and learn about their daily life.

Accommodation: Sambor Village Hotel (3*)

Sambor Village is the only boutique hotel in Kompong Thom and offers its guests a relaxing and comfortable way to discover Cambodian village life. Hidden in a fragrant garden surrounding a shady pool, Sambor Village is ideally located on the quiet river bank of the Stung Seng river, and only 650 yards from the center of Kompong Thom, and 40 minutes drive from the Angkorian site of Sambor Preh Kukh. Sambor Village offers a mix Cambodian traditions and European comfort, a great place to escape from the heat and bustle of the city, relax and lose yourself in secluded tranquility.

Heart of Cambodia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Sambor Prei Kuk Temple Ruins
Sambor Prei Kuk Temple Ruins
Heart of Cambodia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Sambor Village Hotel
Sambor Village Hotel

Day 4: Kampong Thom - Siem Reap

This morning, continue your trip towards Siem Reap passing through the beautiful Khmer countryside observing countless rice fields and local villages. En route, you will stopover in Kompong Kdei to see one of the ancient Angkor bridges that were built to span the rivers. Spean Praptos has more than 20 arches and is a spectacular sight. You will also visit Beng Mealea, another seldom visited ruin. Beng Mealea is a spectacular jungle temple, located about 40 kilometers north of Siem Reap. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. Continue on to Siem Reap to check into your hotel in the late afternoon. 

Accommodation: Heritage Suites Hotel (5*)

At Heritage Suite Hotel, guests will stay in a sumptuous colonial villa with spacious, comfortable suites. This sophisticated boutique retreat is nestled in tropical gardens within what is called the village, a few paces from the peaceful Siem Reap River. Some suites are up to 500 sq. feet, with a private Jacuzzi.  A bath time in an oversized bathtub with a view of the gardens can be a memorable experience. It is a ‘temple’ of rest near one of the world’s most stunning archaeological sites: the temples of Angkor, less than four miles away.  It takes an easy 4 minutes tuk tuk ride to reach the Old Market, the new fascinating National Museum and lively Pub Street. The architecture, the beautifully spacious suites, the kindness and efficiency of the staff and its culinary delights make Heritage Suites a unique, luxurious sanctuary, just 15 minutes from Siem Reap international airport.

Heart of Cambodia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Siem Reap
Siem Reap
Heart of Cambodia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Heritage Suites Hotel
Heritage Suites Hotel

Day 5: Siem Reap

Today your private guide and driver, will show you a full day of historical adventures, as you're being whisked away to see the breathtaking architecture and natural setting of one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. The different sites of Angkor cover around 250 square miles, including the forested areas. It features ruins dating back to a period between the 9th and 15th century, all sculpted in the distinctive Khmer style. As you approach the park, you will first see the South Gate of Angkor Thom. A walk along a half a mile trail past the walls that lead to a hidden temple is optional, but your guide will definitely ensure that you see the amazing temple areas of Bayon and Baphoun, as well as the Terrace of Elephants and Leper King. Take a break and have lunch inside the park before you head over to the grey-stoned jungle temple of Ta Phrom. Here you enter a mysterious world, as tree stumps seem to grow out of the temple and roots crawl up its walls. For many people this is the highlight of Angkor. The most famous part of the park is, of course, Angkor Wat, known to visitors around the world. Finish the tour with a peaceful sunset, as shades of violets, oranges, and pinks spread across the sky. This private tour includes transportation, an English-speaking guide, lunch, water, and towels.

This evening you will be picked up from your hotel by tuk tuk, to visit the Phare Circus Tent, located just outside of town. Enjoy a show at what is called the Cambodian Circus, which starts at 8 pm, and lasts about an hour. Phare is a Cambodian non-profit art organization founded in 1994 by eight young Cambodians, returning from refugee camps along the Thai Border. The purpose is to improve the development of local communities by providing education and professional artistic training. The shows are constantly rotating depending on the time you visit. Transportation by tuk tuk and entrance tickets are included.

Accommodation: Heritage Suites Hotel (5*)
Heart of Cambodia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Angkor Wat Temples
Angkor Wat Temples
Heart of Cambodia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Phare Ponleu Selpak Performers
Phare Ponleu Selpak Performers

Day 6: Siem Reap

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up by your private guide and driver to visit the Roluos Group of temples, the remains of the first major capital of the Angkorian-era Empire. Included are Lolei, Preah Ko and Bakong. The sandstone carvings in the niches of the temples are as noteworthy as the Sanskrit inscriptions on the doorposts. The Bakong temple was built and dedicated to Shiva by Indravarman I. This is the largest and most interesting of the Roluos Group of temples and still has an active Buddhist monastery. After visiting the temples, you will receive a monks blessing for good luck and good health before returning back to Siem Reap.

Experience a fabulous late afternoon and evening in the Cambodian countryside on this unique excursion. Dinner at Villa Chandara is much more than just dinner, it’s a magical experience with the perfect balance of authenticity and luxury. You will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to and from the dining experience in a private air conditioned vehicle with an English-speaking host at 4pm. You then cross the Western Baray by boat (depending on water levels), welcomed with a glass of Prosecco, walk through tranquil villages, enjoy a five course Khmer or western set menu with live tradition Khmer music and free flowing house wines, beer, cocktails and soft drinks in a gorgeous and intimate setting.

Accommodation: Heritage Suites Hotel (5*)
Heart of Cambodia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Novice Monks
Novice Monks
Heart of Cambodia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Destination Dining in the Siem Reap Countryside
Destination Dining in the Siem Reap Countryside

Day 7: Siem Reap

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and an English-speaking guide.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Raffles Hotel Le Royal (5*): Phnom Penh

Located in the heart of Phnom Penh, Raffles Hotel Le Royal is only a 30-minute drive from Pochentong International Airport and within easy access of the city's attractions such as the Royal Palace, Central Market, Russian Market and the National Artefacts Museum. Raffles Hotel Le Royal is the premier hotel in Phnom Penh, a hotel boasting those rare attributes of history and style. It was first established in 1929 and later reopened in 1997. After a careful restoration and refurbishment program by Raffles International, the property is now Phnom Penh’s premier hotel. Its facilities and amenities provide all the requirements of a modern world-class hotel, while still imparting an old-world charm through its style and décor, which is elegant yet comfortable, classic yet casual.

Heart of Cambodia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Raffles Hotel Le Royal
Raffles Hotel Le Royal
Heart of Cambodia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Lobby
Lobby

Sambor Village Hotel (3*): Kampong Thom

Sambor Village is the only boutique hotel in Kompong Thom and offers its guests a relaxing and comfortable way to discover Cambodian village life. Hidden in a fragrant garden surrounding a shady pool, Sambor Village is ideally located on the quiet river bank of the Stung Seng river, and only 650 yards from the center of Kompong Thom, and 40 minutes drive from the Angkorian site of Sambor Preh Kukh. Sambor Village offers a mix Cambodian traditions and European comfort, a great place to escape from the heat and bustle of the city, relax and lose yourself in secluded tranquility.

Heart of Cambodia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Sambor Village Hotel
Sambor Village Hotel

Heritage Suites Hotel (5*): Siem Reap

At Heritage Suite Hotel, guests will stay in a sumptuous colonial villa with spacious, comfortable suites. This sophisticated boutique retreat is nestled in tropical gardens within what is called the village, a few paces from the peaceful Siem Reap River. Some suites are up to 500 sq. feet, with a private Jacuzzi.  A bath time in an oversized bathtub with a view of the gardens can be a memorable experience. It is a ‘temple’ of rest near one of the world’s most stunning archaeological sites: the temples of Angkor, less than four miles away.  It takes an easy 4 minutes tuk tuk ride to reach the Old Market, the new fascinating National Museum and lively Pub Street. The architecture, the beautifully spacious suites, the kindness and efficiency of the staff and its culinary delights make Heritage Suites a unique, luxurious sanctuary, just 15 minutes from Siem Reap international airport.

Heart of Cambodia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Heritage Suites Hotel
Heritage Suites Hotel
Heart of Cambodia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Temple
Temple

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Patrick T — August 22, 2017 — Asia

    Preparations were excellent - we really appreciated the attention to detail. The VIP Visa handling in Vietnam & Cambodia was much appreciated also. Guides were outstanding - particularly Borin in Cambodia.

  • Levi P — August 22, 2017 — Asia

    Used Kensington Tours to book my honeymoon in the foreign speaking country of Thailand. It was great to not have to worry about transportation or accommodation. Our itinerary was amazing but the best part was probably our English speaking guides. We had three separate guides and each of them became like close friend to us. The travel was long but I wouldn't trade our experience in Thailand for anything.

  • Karen K — August 22, 2017 — Asia

    I went to private tour w Kensington to Japan for 3 weeks last month. It was incredible. My daughter was studying in Niigata so I wanted her to hook up with me periodically throughout my tour to see all the highlights of Japan. It worked out perfectly. I'd personally like to thank Adam Watkins who was incredible with detail, kindness and professionalism. The guide selection was a perfect fit. I cannot say enough about my and my daughter's experience with Kensington Tours. A trip of a lifetime.

  • Debra Y — August 22, 2017 — Asia

    All the accommodations were great. The guides were very personable and knowledgeable. As a woman traveling alone, I never felt unsafe.

  • Kathleen P — August 22, 2017 — Asia

    My husband and I had a wonderful trip to Japan with Kensington Tours. Our private tour guides were incredibly knowledgeable and charismatic. We cannot wait to make a return visit to Japan! Thank you again for helping us create an amazing honeymoon.

  • Ellen Weisstein — May 23, 2017 — Asia

    Poopsha in Thailand was extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic and great company!!!!

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    This was the first time I used a tour company and loved it. We REALLY REALLY appreciated Phusa in Chiang Mai, when she suggested the Silk factory tour and Pottery factory tour, that was great.

  • Sydni Smith — May 23, 2017 — Asia

    All travel guides were excellent!! Mutchalin from Chiang Mai is new to Kensington.She should be used by you again. Excellent

  • Jane L — March 29, 2017 — Asia

    Having Cindy Kwan organize our trip made it incredibly easy. Everything flowed smoothly.

  • Pamela G — March 17, 2017 — Asia

    It was perfect!

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