For an unforgettable experience, explore the temples of Angkor in Siem Reap under the cover of darkness.2/33
Wander alongside local Buddhist monks as you explore the magnificent temples.3/33
Experience the colours of day to day life in Cambodia's bustling capital, Phnom Penh.5/33
Have a private picnic on one of the many deserted island surrounding Song Saa Private Island.6/33
Fulfill all your desert island fantasties while staying in one of Song Saa's Jungle Villas.7/33
Feel the sea breeze from the comfort of your four poster bed at Song Saa Private Island.8/33
Get involved in local Cambodia life while based at Song Saa Private Island.9/33
Bathe with a view at Song Saa Private Island.10/33
Not just for honeymoons, Song Saa is able to put on exclusive and intimate weddings for its guests.11/33
Jungle meets beach at the hotly-anticipated Six Senses Krabey Island.12/33
Cambodian sunsets are just bliss.14/33
Located just outside Siem Reap, Tonle Sap's floating villages are some of the most interesting in Cambodia.16/33
Meditate at sunrise on Knai Bang Chatt's sea jetty.17/33
Gaze out over the Gulf of Thailand from Knai Bang Chatt's impressive infinity pool.18/33
Take in views of everyday life in the Cambodian countryside, like these rice pickers cultivating their fields.19/33
Discover Khmer cuisine. Cambodia's traditional dish is 'amok', where rice and, often, fish is steamed in banana leaves. The result is delicious!20/33
Admire the elegant Khmer architecture and design of Phnom Penh's Royal Palace.22/33
Travel around the temples of Angkor in style with one of Victoria d'Angkor's vintage Citroen cars.23/33
Be amazed by the ancient temple of Bayon. Dating from the 12th century, Bayon is one of the many temples found at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor.24/33
Explore the expansive Angkor complex by bicycle with one of our local guides.26/33
Relax by Amansara's pool, surrounded by tranquil gardens.27/33
After a morning of temples and trekking, relax by poolside at Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor, Siem Reap.30/33
The far-flung Alila Villas Koh Russey beach hotel is the place to switch off from it all, surrounded by golden sand, gin-clear water and modern architecture.31/33
One of the hottest openings in recent months has to be Shinta Mani Wild tented camp and it does not disappoint with its incredible attention to detail and Bill Bensley-designed interiors.32/33
Shinta Mani Wild's bathrooms are open to the elements, complete with rainfall showers and outdoor bathtubs overlooking the river.33/33
Cambodia: Best time to go
During the summer rainy season rains tend to be short and take place in the late afternoons, meaning that having a Cambodian Holiday in these months is still enjoyable. Angkor can be lovely in the monsoon.
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When considering one of our Cambodia holidays, you should bear in mind that there are no direct flights into Cambodia from the UK; flights to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap go via Asian hubs such as Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong. You can also enter Cambodia via the Mekong from Vietnam.
British passport holders require visas for Cambodia which can be obtained prior to departure or on arrival in Cambodia. You may apply in person at the Cambodian Embassy in London or by post. All visas are valid for 30 days from the date of entry and currently cost £15 per person in the UK or US$20 upon arrival in Cambodia. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your return from Cambodia and have at least 2 blank pages. You will need to complete a visa application form and provide 2 passport photos on application. Alternatively you can apply for an e-visa from the Cambodian Embassy website www.evisa.gov.kh. If applying on arrival in Cambodia a 30 day tourist visas cost £15 and you will need to provide a passport photo.
If you would like to use a visa service to process your visa on your behalf, we recommend CIBT Visas. They have expert knowledge in visa requirements, and are dedicated to ensuring that obtaining your visas is as efficient and hassle-free as possible.
CIBT provide various levels of visa service, including detailed information about which visas and documentation you and your party require, clear and user-friendly application forms, and a full concierge service to manage your application from start to finish. There is a team of experts on hand to offer advice, and liaise with embassies on your behalf.
Ampersand can personally endorse the services CIBT provides, and our partnership secures a 20% discount on all CIBT services fees for our clients. We would highly recommend speaking to a specialist at CIBT to determine which service would best suit your needs.
You can begin the process of finding out which visas you require and how to apply by following this link. This will log you in to the Ampersand CIBT account, securing your dedicated discount. For more information, please contact the CIBT visa team on 020 7593 6100 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or discuss with your Ampersand consultant.
It is essential to visit your GP as soon as possible to check if you need any vaccinations prior to travel. Risk for vaccine preventable diseases can change at any time. MASTA (Medical Advisory Services for Travellers Abroad) can supply a quick and easy online Travel Health Brief. This includes easy to understand vaccination advice for single or multi-country trips. Their website is www.masta-travel-health.com.
London - Phnom Penh: There are no direct flights from London to Phnom Penh. The best route would be to fly via Bangkok or Ho Chi Minh City. With a short connection, the flying time is usually 14 hours 20 minutes.
London - Siem Reap: There are no direct flights from London to Siem Reap. The best route would be to fly via Bangkok or Ho Chi Minh City. With a short connection, the flying time is usually 14 hours 20 minutes.
We highly recommend you reconfirm your onward and return international flights at least 72 hours prior to departure.
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