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Angkor Wat, Siem Reap

Cambodia is best known as the home of the magnificent temples of Angkor, yet journey south of Siem Reap and you'll find stretches of pristine beaches. Travel northeast and you'll encounter remote hillside villages, while in the capital you’ll be met with the sobering reality of the former Khmer regime. There's more to discover here than you might realize.

Our travel guides are an invaluable resource for those planning a tailor-made vacation to Cambodia, whether choosing a cruise along the mighty Mekong River or simply wanting to take in the highlights of the country at your own pace.

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Our travel guides share our specialists' passion and knowledge for Cambodia. We travel here regularly to discover new experiences, explore untried areas and dig deeper into the better-known places and attractions. At the same time, we gather advice and up-to-date information on the best-quality guides, new hotels and restaurants, and the most memorable forms of transportation.

  • A guide to Vietnam & Cambodia riverboat tours
    Taking goods to market in the Mekong Delta.

    A guide to Vietnam & Cambodia riverboat tours

    A guide to Vietnam & Cambodia riverboat tours

    Southeast Asia specialist Tom explains why traveling along the Mekong River is an ideal way to visit Vietnam and Cambodia in a single trip. Giving you time to take in floating villages and markets, the temples of Angkor, as well as Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh.

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  • Cambodia's best beach vacations and island resorts
    Two bedroom Pool Villa, Song Saa Private Island, Sihanoukville

    Cambodia's best beach vacations and island resorts

    Cambodia's best beach vacations and island resorts

    Lauren from our Cambodia team shares five of her best-loved Cambodian beach and island resorts. From luxurious to eco-friendly, she explains what resonates with her about each beach and suggests the best activities and places to stay on each island.

    6 min read

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  • What to do in Cambodia: our highlights guide
    South Gate of Angkor Thom

    What to do in Cambodia: our highlights guide

    What to do in Cambodia: our highlights guide

    Think Cambodia and the famous temples of Angkor might automatically come to mind. However, our guide encompasses diverse destinations, from fishing villages to the capital Phnom Penh, and the elephants in the remote hills of Sen Monorom,

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  • Crossing the border: multi-country trips through Southeast Asia
    Views on boat to Chiang Rai

    Crossing the border: multi-country trips through Southeast Asia

    Crossing the border: multi-country trips through Southeast Asia

    The typography of Southeast Asia allows you to travel across borders, on trips that cover not just multiple countries, but a variety of experiences, cultures and landscapes. Our Southeast Asia specialists give their take on four of the most interesting pairings.

    9 min read

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  • Angkor Wat & the temples of Angkor
    Monk gathering thoughts, Angkor Wat

    Angkor Wat & the temples of Angkor

    Angkor Wat & the temples of Angkor

    The temples of Angkor are comprised of one of the world's greatest man-made wonders and if you travel with Audley we will recommend ways to appreciate some of the busiest sites and would encourage you to visit some of the less-known temples further afield.

    8 min read

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  • Cambodia family vacations: timeworn temples and jungle adventures
    Ta Prohm

    Cambodia family vacations: timeworn temples and jungle adventures

    Cambodia family vacations: timeworn temples and jungle adventures

    Cambodia specialist, and Siem Reap ex-resident, George explains why he sees Cambodia as an ideal family vacation destination. He has picked out experiences that are suitable for children, from exploring temples deep in the jungle to counting the gemstones in Phnom Penh’s glimmering Royal Palace.

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  • Mekong river cruises
    RV Mekong Cambodia and Vietnam

    Mekong river cruises

    Mekong river cruises

    The Mekong is one of the greatest rivers in Asia, and on an Audley tailor-made trip we will ensure you're able to take in the local culture, wildlife and scenery at a relaxed pace in comfortable surroundings.

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  • Our top 7 experiences in Cambodia
    Faces at The Bayon, Siem Reap

    Our top 7 experiences in Cambodia

    Our top 7 experiences in Cambodia

    Cambodia specialist Gareth picks out his top seven experiences in Cambodia to help you create your ideal trip. Phnom Penh’s cuisine, sleepy coastal villages and conservation projects have made the list, as well as a curated selection of Angkor highlights.

    5 min read

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  • Indochina cruises
    Sunset upon return to Indochina Sails Junk, Halong Bay, Vietnam

    Indochina cruises

    Indochina cruises

    Southeast Asia specialist Mark shares his cruising in Indochina highlights. Picking his favorite ways to travel down the Mekong through Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, as well as taking in the limestone karsts of Halong Bay, and the local culture and landscapes along the Red River and on Lake Tonle Sap.

    8 min read

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  • Top 5 luxury experiences in Cambodia
    Waterfall at Shinta Mani Wild

    Top 5 luxury experiences in Cambodia

    Top 5 luxury experiences in Cambodia

    Cambodia specialist Rachel shares some of the best luxury experiences that Cambodia has to offer. She recommends how to get off the beaten path in style, where to go for a luxe beach getaway, and an exclusive way to see the temples of Angkor.

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  • Ultimate Cambodia: a guide to the cities and beyond
    Fishing in the paddy fields, Cambodia

    Ultimate Cambodia: a guide to the cities and beyond

    Ultimate Cambodia: a guide to the cities and beyond

    Cambodia warrants a longer visit than you might think, says specialist Mark. Remote temples, islands and national parks are opening up to visitors, while Siem Reap and Phnom Penh still have plenty of little-known facets to explore.

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  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Southeast Asia
    Young monks studying the bas relief, Angkor Wat

    UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Southeast Asia

    UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Southeast Asia

    Whether you want to spot elephants in the wild, marvel at intricate carvings on ancient temple walls, or sample locally produced coffee on the banks of the Mekong, Southeast Asia’s UNESCO sites showcase the region’s wealth of cultures and histories. Specialist Mark reveals his recommendations.

    11 min read

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  • Cruising in Southeast Asia
    Sunrise on the Mekong, Khong Jiam

    Cruising in Southeast Asia

    Cruising in Southeast Asia

    Travel by river, lake or sea in Southeast Asia to explore places which would otherwise be inaccessible. Cruising in Southeast Asia offers the chance to relax and observe everyday life, the scenery and wildlife.

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