As well as discovering Cambodia's iconic temples and visiting the capital city of Phnom Penh, this itinerary uncovers its hidden gems, taking you off the beaten track through rural Cambodia in an extended journey through this fascinating country.
Swap your Christmas tree for palm trees and head to the west coast of Thailand in December, where you will be greeted by the warmest of people and the weather to match; the perfect alternative to another winter spent wrapped up indoors.
Find yourself on the glorious beaches of Phuket or Khao Lak as you soak up the tropical sunshine that beams down throughout the whole of the British winter. Some of the best diving can be found in this region, and conditions are near perfect at this time of year.
For those in search of a little culture then the North of the country is also best visited around December time. Head to Chiang Mai, the cultural hub of the country and spend time exploring the beautiful temples and hill tribe villages, or even try your hand at traditional cookery. The north is also one of the gateways to some of the country’s best trekking, and December’s milder, drier weather means that this is the most comfortable time of year to make the most of these trails.
December also brings with it Cambodia’s dry season, and with temperatures at a steady thirty degrees this is the best time to explore the iconic temples of Angkor.