We have recently added 3 exciting and enthralling itineraries to our Cambodian repertoire: Cambodia Discovery, Grand Tour of Cambodia and The Essence of Cambodia. These itineraries have been designed to allow you to explore more of the country than the justly popular Siem Reap & Phnom Penh. These two cities have an abundance of temples, captivating culture and haunting history and give you an educational insight into the country and its people, but if you decide to explore further you will be aptly rewarded! I can compare it to visiting England and experiencing the sights and history of London and Oxford without sparing time to trek in the South Downs or visit the medieval castles of Kent and treating yourself to a traditional British pub lunch.

Our new itineraries allow you to connect with the people and reveal some true hidden gems such as; a beach safari on Koh Tonsay (Tonsay Island) off the south coast, the French colonial seaside resort of Kep, the hidden temples of Kompong Thom, a bamboo train ride in Battambang, Irrawaddy Dolphin watching on the Mekong River and taking an elephant ride over the red earth of Rattanakiri. If you are attracted by off-the-beaten path style trips, then have a look at the itineraries and we can tailor-make a trip to suit your requirements.

A new property that we would like to promote is the 4 Rivers Floating Ecolodge, located on the Tatai River in the west of Cambodia, close to the Thai border. Their 12 luxurious ecological tented villas (soon to be 18) have been built using only environmentally friendly materials and the use of wood has been limited. Each villa is cocooned in comfort with flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi and mini-bars as well as a large private balcony with sun loungers and views of the jungle. The ‘open’ pool (using river water) is due to open very soon and the restaurant serves delicious Cambodian fresh and sea water fish dishes, local specialities as well as western cuisine. It is the ideal location for those seeking adventure, untouched nature or simply a secluded getaway.

4 Rivers Floating Ecolodge

Lastly, there is an exciting new Cambodian guide book coming out very shortly called ‘To Cambodia With Love’, edited and with contributions by Andy Brouwer and photographs by Tewfic El-Sawy. If you are thinking about travelling to Cambodia over the next couple of months, this book is sure to give you an in-depth insight into the country. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

If any of these ideas interest you, or you would like to combine your luxury tailor made tour with Laos, Vietnam, Bali or Thailand, please visit our website, e-mail me at pippa@ampersandtravel.com or call us on 020 7289 6100.

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