James Travel

BESPOKE CAMBODIA TOUR

Cambodia is where one of the most important cultures in Southeast Asia set – the Angkor civilization. Time flies after the fall of Angkor but these timeless heritages, turbulent history, beautiful art, and exotic living style along the Mekong River still remain there, putting a spell on tourists around the world to uncover their wonder about this mysterious country. Join me on a fascinating ride back in time to discover the ancient world of the Khmer Empire.

WHAT CAN I HELP WITH YOUR CAMBODIA TRIP?

Create an itinerary that matches your interests. Put everything in place (a lot of effort going into this)

Book everything in place including hotels, transportation, guides, drivers, activities

Provide 24/7 assistance via email, WhatsApp, Viber... whether you have any questions

The tours on the EV website are just the starting point of what really was a very personalized experience in trip planning (and trip-doing), and I cannot emphasize enough how good this first step was, and set the tone for the trip itself. From when I arrived in Hanoi to when I left Siem Reap, it was the perfect balance of feeling like I was being taken care of (without overdoing it), but also knowing that this was *my* trip.

THIS IS HOW YOU CREATE THE BEST CAMBODIA TRIP EVER!

AN EXAMPLE OF YOUR CAMBODIA TRIP FROM PAPER TO REALITY

Here is our customized solo trip for our client, Mr. Robert (Bob)
The best of Vietnam and Cambodia

25 January 2022
Day 1-7

North of Vietnam: enchanted by the beauty of diverse landscapes, culture and people of Hanoi, Mai Chau, Halong Bay

25 January 2022
Day 8-11

Central of Vietnam: get lost in the quaint, romantic city of lantern - Hoi An

25 January 2022
Day 12-14

South of Vietnam: uncover the most bustling city of Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh city or Saigon

25 January 2022
Day 15

Fly to Siem Reap from Saigon. Check in the hotel and be free to explore the city

25 January 2022
Day 16

Be immersed in the majestic grandeur of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom

25 January 2022
Day 17

Continue to learn about the Angkorian civilization by visiting Kbal spean, Banteay Srei and Ta Prohm

25 January 2022
Day 18

Meander through rice fields and rural village on an E-bike to see how locals live

Northern Vietnam mountains - where adventurous souls flow

Reasons to visit Cambodia

Cambodia is a country of majestic temples. But together with architectural heritage, Cambodia is the way to go if you have a big passion for Asian history, art, and culture. 

One of the biggest reasons for every tourist to visit Cambodia is the ruins of Angkor (just look at the queue if you come here). The vibe, the architecture, the scenery, and everything about these ancient temples including Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm,… is already tempting at first glance. The most notable one, Angkor Wat, is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and symbolized on the national flag of Cambodia as well. Now you know how proud Cambodians are of their temples. It’s hard to believe that you came to Cambodia without seeing temples, really!

Like Vietnam, Cambodia has been through a long and sentimental story about history. Apart from the Khmer Empire, Cambodian history is influenced by the French colonial period and the horrifying rule of the Khmer Rouge. The ruins of the dark past can still clearly be seen in numerous attractions and buildings in Phnom Penh – the heart of Cambodia. Besides the temples, these historical sites also draw much attention from tourists around the world to Cambodia.

Even though suffered from many tragedies in the old days, Cambodians are one of the most beautiful, resilient, and purely kind people in Southeast Asia countries. I hardly hear any negative feedback on Cambodian hospitality and I myself also had the best time in Cambodia thanks to the locals. They are extremely easygoing and heart-warming people.

Not consisting of dozens of ethnic minorities, Cambodia is the land of Khmer people. Hence, its culture cores solely around the predominant essence of the Khmer ethnicity but expands in many facets including architecture, cuisine, art, tradition, and customs. This vertically diverse culture is unique, vibrant and definitely worth your visit.

In Cambodia, markets are bustling, like in other Southeast Asian countries. There will be a big market in each region and that place is where you’ll shop the world: from fresh produce to clothes and household appliances. But even if going shopping is not your case, at least try the food at the market, which is absolutely authentic, local and delicious. Some must-try are fish amok, nom banh chok, Kuy teav,… You’ll discover that some Cambodian food shares mutual features with Vietnam, Thailand, or Laos (if you have visited these countries) but has some unique twists. 

Regarding the natural scenery, Cambodia plays it very humbly without much promotion and investment but that makes it a hidden gem for a remote island getaway. Bamboo Island, Koh Ta Kiev, Koh Rong, Song Saa private island, and other southern coastlines along Sihanoukville are keywords for you, beachgoers!

While most people don’t travel to Cambodia to see wildlife, there are a few secluded forest areas that could provide unique experiences for wildlife viewing in Southeast Asia. If you’re a wildlife lover visiting Cambodia, you should definitely make time to visit the Cardamom Mountains. These mountains offer the most biodiverse and wild area in Cambodia if not all of Southeast Asia.

  See More

Food Culture

15 Essential Tips For Eating Out in Vietnam

How to choose where to eat and more Vietnam eating tips are covered in our detailed guide to eating out...
Read More
Food Culture

Vietnam Cuisine: 9 Things Define Vietnam Food Culture

Food in Vietnam represents a close relationship with culture, tradition, and lifestyle. Embark in this journey dig in 9 things...
Read More
Stay

Best Boutique Hotels in Vietnam (by City)

A comprehensive selection of the best boutique hotels in the most historically and culturally rich cities in Vietnam.
Read More

Can we help?

Got questions? Need to book a private group? Have allergy concerns you’d like to discuss?
Or maybe you simply want to say hello. Whatever you need, we’re here to help.