04 February 2019
One of the most authentic and unspoiled destinations in Southeast Asia, Cambodia attracts adventurous travellers with remarkable ancient temples, unique cultural experiences and picturesque rural landscapes.
Best time to visit Cambodia
The weather in Cambodia is typically tropical with distinct wet and dry seasons. The best time to visit Cambodia is in the cooler dry season, from November to February, when temperatures are more comfortable. For visiting the temples at Angkor, or enjoying the beauty of the Tonle Sap in full flood, the best time to go to Cambodia is during monsoon season, from June to October, but temperatures and humidity levels can be high during this period.
Recommended length of stay: 7–10 days to explore the wonders of Cambodia
Local currency: Cambodian Riel (KHR), although USD is also accepted in many places
Top three experiences
Street food discovery with Mr Nara, Phnom Penh
Street food has always been an essential part of Phnom Penh’s daily life and culture. This private tour, led by a local chef, will give you the chance to experience the rich diversity of traditional Khmer cuisine. Taste a variety of unusual dishes, gain a deeper understanding of the local life and spend time with an amazing host.
Countryside discovery Tuktuk tours, Kep and Kampot
During this private half day tour by local Tuktuk you will have the chance to experience all the beauty of this coastal region up-close. Learn more about local products and indulge in the slow- paced village life, enjoying the real Cambodia, its natural beauty, its friendly people and unique local products.
Exclusive lunch at a private house, Srah Srang
Conveniently located on the banks of the Srah Srang lake, nestled right within the Angkor Archeological Park, this Khmer wooden house, with furniture and decorations made from local materials, will be sure to add an original touch and a relaxing and welcome break to a day of rigorous temple exploration, far from the madding crowds.
Where would you like to visit on your next adventure? Contact your local Travel Counsellor for a tailor-made holiday, or read our Authentic Encounters brochure for more inspiration.