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The Ideal 7-Day Cambodia Itinerary

Publisher: Rain Proun
Date: July 7, 2024

The truly unique Cambodia one week itinerary includes visits to Phnom Penh, the stunning beaches of Sihanoukville, and the ancient Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, all within a week’s time . Working with a tour operator from Slovenia, we can craft a 7-day Cambodia itinerary that you won’t want to miss.

Day 1: Arrival in Siem Reap with Tour Guide and Driver

angkor wat siem reap tour cambodia
angkor wat siem reap tour cambodia

We will pick them up at the airport, holding the guest’s name. The activity lasts approximately one hour. We consistently provide well-prepared cold towels and arrange for a tour guide to greet tourists at the airport. This is of utmost importance because it allows us to teach them about various aspects of Cambodia, such as restaurant options, tour itineraries, night safety precautions, and other relevant information.

Most tourists picked up in the afternoon, specifically between 12 and 3 p.m., have the opportunity to explore Siem Reap.

During the afternoon, you can start your Cambodian journey by exploring

  • the Angkor National Museum. This museum offers a superb overview of the history and culture of the Khmer Empire, providing you with the necessary background for your next temple excursions.
  • If you have a strong interest in learning more about Khmer history, it is worthwhile to come there. The admission fee is $12 per individual. The museum features eight galleries showcasing monuments from various periods of the Khmer Empire, along with informative videos that delve into the history of the kingdom. We highly recommend visiting this museum if you have a genuine interest in history.

Evening

  • Old Market (Psar Chaa): Visit the Old Market to do some local shopping. At this location, you can discover a wide range of items, including souvenirs, handicrafts, fresh fruit, and street food.
  • Traditional Apsara dance, Originating from Cambodian culture, this traditional dance style showcases a captivating combination of poise and refinement. Several dining establishments in Siem Reap provide dinner shows, enabling you to savor a delectable meal while simultaneously witnessing the live entertainment.
  • There is a restaurant that offers an Apsara dancing show. It is advisable to depart from the hotel by 6:30 p.m. There are various dining options available, including a buffet, an Amazon restaurant, and a set menu. We recommend visiting the Crystal Angkor restaurant for the best experience.

Day 2: Enjoy a private tour of Siem Reap in Cambodia with a tour guide.

Cambodia siem reap
Cambodia siem reap

Early Morning

  • Angkor Wat Sunrise: We will pick you up from your hotel at 5:00 a.m. We have already purchased the entrance tickets for the temple. This will allow us to witness the breathtaking sunrise at Angkor Wat, which is one of the most famous and symbolic landmarks in Cambodia. The view of the sun ascending behind the spires of the temple is genuinely awe-inspiring. Following the sunrise at Angkor Wat, we will enjoy breakfast in close proximity to the temple before proceeding to explore the inside of Angkor Wat Temple. The typical duration is approximately 3 hours.
  • Angkor Wat Exploration: Dedicate the morning to exploring Angkor Wat, the world’s most extensive religious structure. Admire the intricate carvings and learn about their historical and cultural significance.
  • The Angkor Thom Complex offers the opportunity to return to your hotel after sunrise, but please note that there will be an additional charge of USD 10 for the vehicle service. This fee is due to the approximately 13-kilometer distance between the city and the hotel. The staff will be pleased to provide their services and ensure your satisfaction. After visiting Angkor Wat, one may continue on to Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphoun, and Elephant Terrace. Following the visit to the Angkor Thom complex, proceed to the Taprom temple and Kravan temple before returning to the guesthouse.

In the evening:

You can watch a performance by Phare, The Cambodian Circus, at Phare. This avant-garde circus production integrates elements of theater, music, dance, and acrobatics to narrate distinctively Cambodian narratives. The pricing remains the same whether you choose to book through this company or opt for the tour operator to make arrangements on your behalf, with no additional fees.

Day 3: A Siem Reap Tour with a Tour Guide Cambodia

Best time to Visit Cambodia
Best time to Visit Cambodia

In the morning:

  • We will pick you up from the hotel at 8:00 a.m.
    To reach Kompong Kleang, you would need to travel a distance of 60 kilometers.
    Afterwards, we returned to the hotel at approximately 1 p.m..
  • Visiting there is highly worthwhile as it offers an opportunity to immerse oneself in the daily lives of the local people and explore off-the-beaten-path locations.

Afternoon

  • Retrieve from the hotel at 3 p.m.
    Hire a Tuk-Tuk driver and experience a comprehensive tour of Siem Reap and Pedak Village.
  • Explore the local community and witness firsthand the agricultural practices employed by the residents.

Evening

  • Pub Street: During the evening, make your way to Pub Street to enjoy a meal and beverages. This vibrant district is brimming with a plethora of dining establishments, bars, and nocturnal markets, providing a diverse range of entertainment choices.

 

Day 4: Traveling from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville

koh rong island
koh rong island
  • Arrange for transportation from the hotel to the Siem Reap airport to catch the KT 212 flight to Sihanoukville, departing at 09.15. We expect the flight to arrive in Sihanoukville at 10.15.
  • 15 Arrange transportation from Sihanoukville Airport to the Sihanoukville port jetty. The package includes a driver, but does not include a tour guide.
  • In Sihanoukville, we will provide transportation from the airport to the jetty. At 14:30, there is a Buva boat available to take them to Koh Rong.
  • We will efficiently arrange for our reliable chauffeur to collect and transport the passengers to the port in a secure manner.

 

  • I strongly advise you to verify the boat company with whom you have already booked your ticket and inform the driver accordingly, so that he can transfer you to the designated location.

 

  • Tourists often overlook this step and fail to communicate the boat company’s information to the driver, which can lead to difficulties in locating the boat company among the numerous options available for travel to Koh Rong. I highly recommend the Buva Boat Company because of their exceptional service quality.

Day 5: Traveling from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh

koh Rong Tour
koh Rong Tour
  • 15:30: You will be picked up from the jetty at the Sihanoukville port in Phnom Penh by a driver (not a tour guide).
  • 15:30 Gather at the jetty. 10.15: Collect from the jetty located at Sihanoukville’s port. I will be traveling to Phnom Penh and staying at the Aquarius Hotel and Urban Resort.
  • The journey from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh by private automobile typically takes approximately 5 hours. I strongly recommend using a private automobile, as it allows you to observe the daily lives of people and is also more cost-effective compared to air travel. Private taxis are available for both long and short trips. We recommend taking a private taxi for long trips due to the highly skilled drivers and well-equipped cars.
  • Our private taxi driver is a responsible and experienced individual who possesses extensive knowledge and experience of the road from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh.

Day 6: Sightseeing in Phnom Penh

phnom penh
phnom penh
  • The tour to Phnom Penh includes a professional tour guide and driver.
    Collect them from the hotel, then proceed to tour the following attractions:
  • The Killing Fields: Start your day with a visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a former school that the Khmer Rouge dictatorship turned into a jail.
  • The Royal King’s Palace includes both the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda. Upon reaching Phnom Penh, make a trip to the Royal Palace, which serves as the designated dwelling place for the King of Cambodia. The Silver Pagoda, located within the royal grounds, derives its name from the silver tiles adorning its floor.
  • Wat Phnom
  • The silver pagoda
  • The National Museum.

Day 7: Transfer from the hotel to the airport in Phnom Penh

car taxi driver siem reap
car taxi driver siem reap

We provide transportation service from a hotel in Phnom Penh to the airport, which includes a driver. Just arrange for transportation from the hotel to the airport so that you can catch the Air Asia flight to Kuala Lumpur, departing at 13.40.

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Our tour agency in Slovenia, Enzo.zo, has successfully completed this project, and our tourists are quite happy with our services.

If you seek exceptional service, we invite you to examine the reviews provided by our global clientele. TripAdvisor has chosen us as the recipients of the Travelers’ Choice Award 2024.

 

Is a week in Cambodia worth exploring?

The Cambodia trip itinerary for one week, including the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat, the serene beaches of Koh Rong, and the bustling capital city of Phnom Penh, is worth visiting, as mentioned above. Determine whether a high-intensity week in this fascinating Southeast Asian region is the perfect adventure for you. I think Siem Reap is worth spending at least three days exploring, but you should definitely let us know how many days in Siem Reap you’d like.

7 day in Cambodia itinerary
7 day in Cambodia itinerary

In conclusion

A week in Cambodia provides an ideal combination of cultural immersion, historical enlightenment, and beach leisure. This itinerary guarantees that you will have the opportunity to witness the magnificent temples of Angkor, learn about the somber history of Phnom Penh, and relax on the peaceful beaches of Sihanoukville, allowing you to fully appreciate the finest aspects of Cambodia. Cambodia’s wide range of attractions, catering to adventurers, history enthusiasts, and beach aficionados alike, guarantees an indelible and memorable experience.

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