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Images of Cambodia

Our fully accompanied Cambodia photographic tour, takes in wonderful landscapes; the awe inspiring jungle-clad temples and ruined cities of Angkor, street life, local markets and much more...

9 day Cambodia photographic tour

A 9 day Cambodia photography tour accompanied by one of our professional travel photographers, (Gary Latham or Jeff Perigois), takes you from the bustling, hectic, but fun capital Phnom Penh up country to the small provincial town of Siem Reap – jumping off point for the temples of Angkor. Designed for anyone from beginners to experts our photographers will provide tips and hands-on assistance where required in all aspects of travel photography as well as insuring, to the best of their abilities, that you get to the ‘right place at the right time’. Phnom Penh street life and markets; friendly locals, serene landscapes and  of course the mysterious jungle-covered ruins of Angkor make for some memorable and highly varied subjects.

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Itinerary

Here's an idea of what you can expect to do and see day-to-day.

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Day 1 - Phnom Penh - arrival and an introductory walking tour

Arrival in Phnom Penh and check-in to a small, comfortable, downtown hotel. Time to relax before stretching your legs with an introductory city walking tour giving you a first-hand feel for the bustling street-life and taking in the old French Quarter and riverfront before perhaps sundowners at the famous FCC – Foreign Correspondents Club?

Photographic themes: – Phnom Penh street scenes, historic buildings; French colonial style and Buddhist temples

Extra nights in Phnom Penh prior to your tour are available on request.
Airport transfers are included if you purchase the 'with flights' package. If you purchased your own flights, airport transfers can be arranged.

Overnight: Phnom Penh Transport: Walk,  Meals: D, 

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Day 2 - Phnom Penh - city tour

Day tour of some of the sites of Cambodia’s fascinating capital city: the infamous Killing Fields site and the highly moving Khmer Rouge Genocide Museum at Tuol Sleng help to explain the country’s recent tragic history, the picturesque Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda will provide plenty of photo opportunities whilst the Central Market offers some ‘retail therapy’ and a chance for a local style lunch.

Photographic themes: – street scenes, markets, people, architecture, historical sites

Overnight: Phnom Penh Transport: Minibus, Walk,  Meals: B, 

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Day 3 - Phnom Penh - a visit to 'Silk Island'

In the morning we’ll visit Wat Phnom and the old French Quarter including a detour to Psa Chas – the Old Market – and one of central Phnom Penh’s most bustling before heading off in the afternoon to nearby Koh Dach, or ‘Silk Island’. Lying just a short ride from the city it’s nonetheless a world away and will allow you to experience local village life as well as an opportunity to discover the traditional silk weaving methods still employed on this picturesque Mekong River island.

Photographic themes: – markets and street-life, villages and handicrafts

Overnight: Phnom Penh Transport: Minibus, Walk,  Meals: B, 

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Day 4 - Phnom Penh to Siem Reap - up country

Up country through Cambodia’s scenic countryside to the small provincial town of Siem Reap in Western Cambodia – our base for the next few days and jumping off point for the nearby Angkor Temple complex. Stops on the way include the famous ‘spider village’ of Skuon, (tasting not compulsory), the rarely visited but well preserved 10th century temple of Kuhananokor & lunch by a scenic lake. A dusk visit to the atmospheric ruins of Banteay Kdei completes our day.

Photographic themes: – landscapes – countryside, villages, rural life, ‘on the road’

Overnight: Siem Reap Transport: Minibus, Walk,  Meals: B, 

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Day 5 - Siem Reap - dawn at Angkor Wat

Angkor – an unforgettable two-day tour of this fabulous site – its vast jungle clad temples and mysterious stone carvings. Our programme begins with dawn at Angkor Wat followed by a comprehensive morning tour of the temple itself. Then late morning return to Siem Reap to escape the midday heat and for some lunch, siesta or relaxation time before an afternoon walking tour of Angkor Tom: Leper King Terrace, Preah Palilay, Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Elephant Terrace, Baphuon & last but not least, (we’ll wait until the crowds have gone!), the dramatic Bayon Temple with its famous ‘faces’.

Photographic themes: – architecture, historical sites, ruined temples, dawn at Angkor Wat, landscapes, flora and fauna

Overnight: Siem Reap Transport: Minibus, Walk,  Meals: B, 

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Day 6 - Siem Reap - jungle temples

We’ll begin with a forest hike up Bahkeng Hill to visit the spectacular Phnom Bahkeng Temple and check out the views before moving on to the huge jungle-clad ruin of Preah Khan. Dense jungle, enormous roots and trees and screeching parakeets make this atmospheric temple one of everyone’s favourites. After a midday break in Siem Reap Town- the afternoon programme continues with a short jungle walk to Ta Keo via the remote and rarely visited Ta Nei Temple. A visit to the famous Ta Prom ruins – the famous ‘Tomb Raider’ Temple continues our jungle theme and concludes our day’s visit.

Photographic themes: – architecture, historical sites, ruined temples, landscapes, jungle flora and fauna

Overnight: Siem Reap Transport: Minibus, Walk,  Meals: B, 

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Day 7 - Siem Reap - Beng Melea, a remote site

Morning trip to one of the remoter, less visited but most photogenic temple sites, the truly spectacular Beng Melea. A huge, partially ruined temple complex, overgrown by jungle, lying to the west of Siem Reap this is one of the most impressive Angkor monuments. Return to Siem Reap with an afternoon at leisure to relax by the pool, visit the National Museum, explore the markets or even take a Khmer cookery lesson?

Photographic themes: – rural markets and villages, landscapes, historical sites, rarely photographed temples

Overnight: Siem Reap Transport: Minibus, Walk,  Meals: B, 

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Day 8 - Siem Reap - morning at leisure and departure

Morning at leisure in Siem Reap and departure.

Extra nights in Phnom Penh prior to, or Siem Reap after your tour are available on request.

Airport transfers are included if you purchase the 'with flights' package. If you purchased your own flights, airport transfers can be arranged.

Overnight: Departure Transport: Walk,  Meals: B, 

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Just a few of the many highlights

From the bustling street life of contemporary capital Phnom Penh to the exotic and evocative jungle ruins of ancient Angkor

  • Hands on photographic assistance, tips and advice by a hugely experienced professional travel photographer
  • Discover the timeless and picturesque Cambodian countryside; emerald rice paddies, traditional stilt houses, ox carts and village life
  • Experience dawn at Angkor Wat - watch the sunrise over the iconic silhouette of the world's largest religious building
  • A tour of Phnom Penh; famous sites and behind the scenes with plenty of street life and local markets
  • Explore the jungle clad ruined cities of Angkor - certainly one of Asia's most evocative and exotic destinations
  • Meet the exceptionally friendly and welcoming local people ...and sample the sumptuous and varied local cuisine

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Air Departures (UK)

  • 15 August 17 2,200 GBP
  • 10 November 17 2,200 GBP
  • 24 December 17 2,400 GBP
  • 5 February 18 2,200 GBP

Land Departures

  • 16 August 17 1,300 GBP
  • 11 November 17 1,300 GBP
  • 25 December 17 1,300 GBP
  • 6 February 18 1,300 GBP

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*Air departures are from the UK. Land departures start from Phnom Penh

*Land departure dates correspond to the FIRST day of the itinerary.

We choose our hotels based on a combination of location, comfort and convenience. Here is a *selection of the types of hotel/rooms you can expect to stay at on this tour...

Villa Langka, Phnom Penh view

  • Lush garden setting with pool
  • Very convenient central but quiet location
  • Helpful, friendly and efficient staff

Hilary’s Boutique Hotel, Phnom Penh view

  • Central but peaceful location in bustling Phnom Penh
  • Small, family run hotel
  • Garden setting, pool and in-house cafe/bar/restaurant

City River Hotel, Siem Reap view

  • City River is out first choice in Cambodia's Siem Reap.
  • Rooftop pool; spa, riverside location, super friendly staff
  • Only a 5 minute walk from the bustling Old Market district

*This list should be considered a guide only, hotels/rooms may change (without notice) depending on availability.

Visa Info & Notes

Cambodia: No visa in advance is required. A 30 day visa is issued on arrival at Phnom Penh airport ($30 plus passport photo). E-visas are available at this link

Further info: more details and photos of ‘Images of Cambodia‘ tour here and suggested reading and viewing on Cambodia at this link

 

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