Thai Elephants

Family Fun Cambodia & Thailand

Discover Cambodia's cultural gems and Thailand's tropical paradise.

Angkor Wat  – Sihanoukville  – Phnom Penh  – Koh Samui  – Bangkok

Family Fun in Cambodia and Thailand

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey through Cambodia and Thailand, where cultural marvels and tropical paradises await.

Embark on a captivating journey through Cambodia and Thailand, starting in Siem Reap. . Delight in a mesmerizing performance at the Phare Circus, where Cambodian youth showcase acrobatics and storytelling. A day dedicated to Angkor Wat includes guided temple tours, a Buddhist blessing, and a Taste of Siem Reap tour. Venture to the Kulen Elephant Conservation, followed by a sunset cruise on Tonle Sap Lake. Next, head to the Cardamom Tented Camp for a nature-filled adventure, including wildlife patrolling and kayaking. Enjoy leisure days surrounded by the Cambodian wilderness. Transition to Phnom Penh, exploring cultural sights and savoring local street food. Fly to Koh Samui for a retreat at Santiburi Hotel, featuring the 'A Glimpse of Samui Tour' and tranquil days to unwind. Experience the pristine Koh Tan and Koh Madsum islands on a private speedboat, indulging in snorkeling and encountering resident pigs. Your journey concludes with memories of cultural richness, wildlife encounters, and serene island paradises.

Speak to an expert

I created this trip - call me to create yours.

Alistair

Alistair

Managing Director

01768 603 715

Alistair

Alistair

Managing Director
01768 603 715

Speak to a Cambodia expert today

Start Planning

The itinerary…

Day 1: Time to fly!

Head to the airport for your flight to Cambodia.

Day 2: Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor

Raffles Pool

Grand Raffles Hotel

Arrive into Siem Reap where you will be met by an airport representative for your transfer from New Siem Reap International Airport to Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor to stay in 2 interconnected Garden View Rooms for 4 nights, with breakfast included.

Day 3: Relaxation and Modern Culture

Phare circus Copy

Phare Circus

You have all day today to relax and recover from the flight. In the evening, you will be picked up and transferred to a restaurant for dinner and a performance at the Phare Circus.

Phare, the Cambodian Circus, combines mesmerizing performances with a social mission, showcasing breath-taking acrobatics, music, and storytelling by talented artists who are part of a non-profit organization empowering Cambodian youth through arts education. Afterwards, you will be dropped back at your hotel for a restful nights sleep.

Day 4: Visit Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Embark on an extraordinary day with a tuk-tuk transfer to Angkor Wat, guided temple exploration, and a chance for a Buddhist blessing. Move to a Khmer Wooden House for a deluxe breakfast, then head to the North Gate of Ta Prohm for a serene forest walk to the temple. Return by tuk-tuk for leisure and lunch. In the afternoon, explore Angkor Thom, potentially stopping at the Apopo visitor centre, known for using rats in landmine detection. Visit the Bayon, a 12th-century masterpiece. Early evening, start the Taste of Siem Reap tour—a tuk-tuk dine-around with three courses at different restaurants, offering a fusion of Khmer cuisine.

Day 5: Visit Kulen Elephant Conservation

Thai Elephants

Asian elephants

Embark on an exhilarating journey after breakfast with a swift 45-minute private transfer to the Kulen Elephant conservation area. Immerse yourself in a small group tour, where you'll witness majestic elephants basking in their natural habitat, far removed from the commercial aspects of tourism. Indulge in a delightful local lunch before returning to Siem Reap, making a captivating stop at the enchanting Banteay Srei Temple.

As the day unfolds, brace yourself for a late-afternoon adventure! Board your small, private luxury boat at Tonle Sap Lake, setting the stage for a sensational sunset cruise. Marvel at the captivating sights of the lake, including a glimpse of one of the floating villages. Delight your senses with canapés and drinks, creating unforgettable moments against the backdrop of the setting sun.

Day 6: Cardamom Tented Camp

Cardamom Tent walkway

Cardamom Tented Camp

After breakfast, transfer to the airport in time to connect with your flight to Sihanoukville. On arrival at Sihanoukville Airport you will be transferred by road, then boat, to Cardamom Tented Camp. (2 hours and 45 minutes) You are here for the next 3 nights in 2 tents, with all meals included. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure and explore this incredible location.

Day 7: Adventure time!

Cambodia

Cambodia river

After an early breakfast, meet the Wildlife Alliance Rangers together with an English-speaking guide and embark on a patrol over a network of abandoned poaching and logging trails through the dense forest. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, like macaques, gibbons and hornbills. Stop by the ranger station, where confiscated snares, traps and improvised hunting rifles are on display. After enjoying lunch at the station, kayak or hike back to the camp.

Day 8: Enjoy the day

Cambodia bird

Cambodia wildlife

Spend the day in nature as you see fit. Start the day with tea or coffee on an early morning boat ride to see wildlife along the Prek Tachan River, take the kayaks out for a paddle or relax on the floating pier with binoculars in hand to do some birdwatching. Lunch at the riverside restaurant and enjoy the rest of the day!

Day 9: Hikes and cultural sights

Waterfall Cambodia

Cambodia waterfall

Last chance to go on a self-guided hike on the trails around the camp or join other activities such as the early-morning wildlife boat ride. Board the boat back to Trapeang Rung, where you will transfer by road to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival, you will check in to the Raffles Hotel Le Royal staying in the state garden rooms (interconnected if requested) Spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

Optional: Visit the Royal Palace and The National Museum, then in the evening (private tour) explore the exotic local street food and lively nightlife, enjoy the sights, smells, sounds, atmosphere and especially the taste of Phnom Penh, on an evening tour by tuk-tuk.

Day 10: Head for Koh Samui

Santiburi Hotel Koh Samui 01 grand reserve pool

Santiburi Hotel, Koh Samui

This morning, after breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight from Phnom Penh to Bangkok. On arrival, you have a short connection to Koh Samui.

Upon arrival in Koh Samui your transfer to the Santiburi Hotel in Koh Samui to stay the next 7 nights in a two-bedroom duplex suite, with breakfast included.

Day 11: A glimpse of Samui

02 santiburi maenam two bedroom grand deluxe beachfront villa private pool

Santiburi Hotel, Koh Samui

Enjoy a leisurely morning before diving into our 'A Glimpse of Samui Tour' this afternoon. Explore the southern end of Lamai beach, marvel at the unique Hin Ta Hin Yai natural phenomenon, and stroll through a local market. Venture to the untouched Overlap Stone viewpoint, visit Wat Plai Laem and Wat Phra Yai, and unwind with a foot massage at Cave RaiRa Spa. Conclude the day at Fisherman's Village with amazing views towards Koh Phangan.

Day 12-14: Switch off for a few days...

Santiburi Hotel Koh Samui 01 grand reserve view

Santiburi Hotel, Koh Samui

Free days to explore and relax in paradise.

Santiburi Koh Samui offers a luxurious escape on Koh Samui's pristine shores. The resort features opulent villas and suites, a world-class spa with traditional Thai treatments, and diverse dining options blending Thai and international cuisines. You can enjoy an 18-hole golf course, a stunning pool overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, and a private beach.

Day 15: Action time!

Coral Thailand

Coral Thailand

This morning you will be picked up by private speedboat to enjoy two of Thailand's most beautiful and secluded Islands – Koh Tan and Koh Madsum, located to the south of Koh Samui. These traffic-free, unspoiled tropical islands are a world away from their more prominent neighbour. Koh Tan is locally known as Coral Island, an excellent spot for snorkelling, thanks to its coral reefs and abundance of colourful fish just below the surface.

After lunch, continue the trip to Koh Madsum, a small island on the south side of Koh Samui. It is home to some unique residents – pigs! There is no great infrastructure here, so you are fully immersed in nature and island lifestyle. Return to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day.

Day 16: Time to head home

This morning, you will be transferred back to Koh Samui Airport in time to connect with Bangkok Airways flight home.


Duration: 15 nights

Location: Cambodia holidays, Southeast Asia

Price: £5878pp

From £5,878pp based on four people sharing, excluding international flights.

The trip includes all accommodation and activities specified above. Rooms and meals as below:

  • 4 nights - Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor – breakfast included.
  • 3 nights - Cardamom Tented Camp - all meals included.
  • 1 night - Raffles Hotel Le Royal - 2 interconnected rooms, breakfast included.
  • 7 nights - Santiburi Hotel in Koh Samui - two-bedroom duplex suite, with breakfast included.

Also includes

  • Internal flights and all transfers.
  • All activities mentioned in trip.

This trip excludes:

  • Single Supplements.
  • International flights to/from UK.
  • Any activities, meals or drinks not mentioned as included.
  • Anything else e.g. park fees not mentioned as included.
Tailor-made holidays
Make this trip your own.

Tailor this trip around your preferred dates, your budget and your ideas.

Enquire about a trip like this one.

or call

01768 603 715

When to go to Cambodia

A month-by-month guide of when to visit Cambodia

  • Best
  • Good
  • Mixed
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

January

Start your year with a visit to Cambodia. The weather is cool and dry, making it ideal for exploring the magnificent Angkor Wat temples without the scorching heat. Take a luxury cruise along the Mekong River, where you can enjoy stunning landscapes and local culture. The temperature is around 22°C to 32°C.

Expand

February

It's still the best time for exploring both cultural and natural attractions. Continue your exploration of the Angkor Archaeological Park, visiting lesser-visited temples. Head to Cambodia's coastal areas like Sihanoukville and enjoy pristine beaches and water activities. Temperature: 23°C to 33°C

Expand

March

Experience the lively Water Festival (Bon Om Touk) in Phnom Penh, a unique cultural celebration with boat races and colourful processions. Venture into the Cardamom Mountains for eco-adventures, discovering diverse wildlife and untouched rainforests. Temperature: 24°C to 34°C (75°F to 93°F) As the dry season continues, March offers great conditions for exploring. However, it can be a bit warmer, so staying well-hydrated is essential.

Expand

April

Witness the Khmer New Year celebrations with traditional rituals and water fights. Explore the vibrant markets of Siem Reap and Phnom Penh for local crafts and souvenirs. The temperature is around 25°C to 35°C April brings the Khmer New Year celebrations, it's also the hottest month. Expect vibrant festivities but prepare for the heat.

Expand

May

May offers a slight relief from the heat, making it a good time to explore, especially if you prefer a quieter travel experience. As the dry season comes to an end, consider visiting the less touristy parts of the country like Battambang and Kampong Cham for a more intimate experience. Embark on a luxury trek through the Virachey National Park, discovering remote tribal communities and pristine nature. Temperature: 25°C to 35°C

Expand

June

The rainy season begins in June. While it may limit some outdoor activities, it's still possible to enjoy your trip, especially if you plan indoor and cultural experiences Experience the lush green landscapes of Cambodia during the beginning of the rainy season. Visit the floating villages of Tonle Sap Lake to witness the unique way of life of the local communities. Temperature is approximately 24°C to 34°C at this time of year.

Expand

July

Explore the lush, rain-soaked jungles of the Cardamom Mountains, ideal for trekking and wildlife spotting. Consider a luxury river cruise along the Tonle Sap River, a lesser-known but captivating journey. Temperature is around 24°C to 32°C The rainy season continues, bringing lush landscapes and occasional downpours. It can be a mixed time for adventure, so plan accordingly.

Expand

August

The rainy season continues, making this a great time to visit Cambodia's waterfalls, like the beautiful Kulen Waterfalls in Phnom Kulen National Park. Enjoy the lush rice paddies and rural scenery in the countryside. Mixed Time to Visit. Temperature: 24°C to 32°C. Similar to July, August is also part of the rainy season. Plan for indoor activities and bring appropriate rain gear.

Expand

September

While the rain may still be present, it's a quieter time for tourists, allowing for a more peaceful exploration of major attractions. Explore the remote temples of Koh Ker and Beng Mealea. The temperature is around 24°C to 32°C while the rain persists, September allows for unique experiences like visiting flooded forests and exploring areas less frequented by tourists.

Expand

October

As the rain subsides, the landscapes become greener and more vibrant, making it an excellent time to visit Angkor Wat and other historical sites. Consider a luxury river cruise along the Mekong River to experience Cambodia from a different perspective. Temperature: 24°C to 32°C (75°F to 89°F)

As the rainy season wanes, October provides lush landscapes and fewer tourists, making it a good time for more adventurous exploration.

Expand

November

The cool and dry season returns, making it an ideal time to explore Cambodia's national parks and forests. Venture into the remote Mondulkiri region for jungle adventures and interactions with local hill tribes. Best Time to Visit Temperature: 23°C to 31°C

The cool and dry season returns and November is one of the best times to visit Cambodia. Enjoy comfortable weather for all types of adventures.

Expand

December

End your year in Cambodia by exploring the stunning beaches of the Cambodian Riviera. Enjoy a luxury holiday in the coastal town of Kep, known for its seafood and relaxing ambiance. Wrap up the year with perfect weather for luxury adventures in Cambodia. It's the best time to explore the country's natural and cultural wonders. Temperature: 22°C to 31°C

Expand

Speak to a Cambodia expert today

A tailor-made itinerary just for you.

  • Alistair

    Alistair

    Managing Director

Call an expert on

01768 603 715

Far & Wild Customer Reviews

Find out what our customers think of their adventures!

Read all reviews

A dream to visit Mum's birth place!

Christine travelled to St Helena Holidays and South Africa in December 2023 on a trip organised by .

I've already recommended Far and Wild to a couple of friends

Paula travelled to South Africa in December 2023 on a trip organised by Alistair.

100% value for money

Adam travelled to Kenya in January 2024 on a trip organised by Ruth.

It was SO NICE to have someone else do it for me.

Cathy travelled to Tanzania and Zanzibar in December 2023 on a trip organised by Alistair.

Adventure of a Lifetime in Kenya

Maria travelled to Masai Mara Safari in October 2023 on a trip organised by Ben.

I didn't realise my high expectations could be so easily exceeded

Hannah and Elaine travelled to Kenya in November 2023 on a trip organised by .