We want to do a mix of sightseeing and beach time, any suggestions would be great. Thanks:)
If you want help we need more information than that provided,
What are you interested in as in tourist destinations, beaches or islands, your ages, your budget, activities, fit, average,, 2/3/4/5 star hotels, travel by bus, coach, private taxi (car) flying, night life, rainforest, cities, islands, major tourist attractions,
The difference between nasty traveling and luxury travel is just a few dollars, only the American dollar is used, unless the item is under a dollar amount then you will be given the local currency the riel.
Also the month of the year of travel will depend on rain, or sunshine, or unbearable heat.Edited: 04 August 2018, 21:12
How about ideas for flying in to phnom pen and out of sgn, a week sight seeing and culture and then head to the beach. 2”3 / 4 star hotels, trains or maybe private transfer. Do we travel end of October or leave it until early feb?
If you want to spend 2 weeks visiting Cambodia andto get the very best out of your trip, I suggest you do some research about the country and work out a rough itinerary based on your interests. There is a very wide range of different places to explore that, apart from your thoughts about spending time on a beach, you’ve given no idea of your sightseeing interests.
If you’ve only allocated one week for sightseeing, then I think the best option would be 3 days Phonm Penh and 4 in Siem Reap. There is a great deal more to see and do there than Angkor Wat.
I have ten days in Cambodia in November and my itinerary is:
Siem Reap - 5 days
Battambang - 3 days
Phnom Penh - 2 days.
I am travelling by bus from Siem Reap to Battambang and then bus from Battambang to Phnom Penh. Travelling duration is included in the above itinerary so realistically it’s 2.5 days in Battambang and 1.5 days in Phnom Penh. I’m flying into SR and out via PP.
I used travelfish, trip advisor and Lonely Planet to plan it out. I’ve already booked hotels and both bus journeys. I had recommendations of Tuk Tuk drivers so I have booked ahead as well as two cycle tours. However from research it is easy to get a Tuk Tuk on the day from street.
Hope this helps, this information is from my research only, I have yet to visit Cambodia and I’m extremely excited about doing so.Edited: 05 August 2018, 17:13
Beckyarya - you've planned a lovely trip - well done.
Thank you thmoore, it was only from great advice on here that helped me out. I just wish I had longer!
Beckyarya, it was great to read the details of your trip plan. You’ve obviously done heaps of research and I think that what you’ve put together is ideal for the short time you’ll be in Cambodia. This is well paced and will give you a good taste of what Cambodia has to offer.
Have a great trip.
@lizzy2012 you should follow something along the lines as beckyarya has planned, just perfect.
For hotels look at Agoda or booking.com you can filter what you require.
Ah Crawley, I was born in Redhill, lived in Bletchingley before moving to Australia and now Cambodia, a beautiful, friendly place to live.