From the majestic temples of Angkor to the gorgeous colonial-era architecture of Battambang and the devastating Khmer Rouge reign of the 1970s, Cambodia is a country that emanates history at every turn. Jungle vines crawl over Angkor Wat’s weathered walls, bamboo trains trundle along railway lines and villagers work their land in much the same way they have for generations. This remarkable small group adventure will get you off the tourist trail, away from the crowds, and into the heart and soul of this inspiring destination.

Highlights

Kick things off with dinner at the Friends restaurant, combining an excellent local cause with a memorable dining experience

The gorgeous French facades of riverside Kampot are only the beginning. Explore the surrounding countryside, visit the Kampot Pepper Project, discover a hidden cave temple and stroll along Kep Beach

Visit the Tuol Sleng Prison and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek to learn about the important, albeit confronting, Khmer Rouge history

Get behind the scenes of small industry in and around historic Battambang, from pottery and silversmithing to sticky rice and fish paste production

Enjoy a classic Cambodian journey – a boat trip to Siem Reap, down the scenic Sangker to the Tonle Sap

Explore the amazing Angkor archaeological complex in depth, with two full days to appreciate the magic of Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat, the Bayon and more