Tourism took off in Cambodia in the late 1970s, after the terrible years of Khmer Rouge rule. It is testament to the Khmer people that, despite three dark decades of civil war, there is a pervading feeling of optimism wherever you go. But it is this “what doesn’t break us makes us stronger” attitude that makes a Cambodia holiday such an eye-opener. You can’t help but be charmed by their smiles, and admire their courage.
Whilst the majestic temples of Angkor Wat – one of the seven wonders of the forgotten world - are worth every accolade that has been bestowed upon them, there is so much more to this captivating country. Soak up the hazy atmosphere of Phnom Penh, where the Wild West meets Asia; enjoy the laid-back, Colonial heritage of Kep and Kampot; explore the natural wealth of Koh Kong and the Cardamom Mountains; find solitude on the southern sands; and experience the magic of the untamed north-east. Or try a cycling holiday in Cambodia. This history-laden kingdom is full of surprises.
Cambodia's eastern states have also now opened up, thanks predominantly to improved infrastructure and, in a handful of cases, some creatively minded expats and locals. The results are some of the country's most unique travel experiences, with Mondulkiri’s Nature Lodge unquestionably being amongst our favourites.
Our tailor-made holiday specialists have years of experience, travelling extensively throughout Cambodia and South East Asia, researching the best hotels, sites and activities. Book a holiday in Cambodia with us and we’ll take you to the heart of this enigmatic country.