Journey through an ancient Kingdom steeped in history. Explore the laid back capital of Phnom Penh, visit the awe-inspiring temples of Angkor on the jungle plains of Siem Reap, and relax on the beaches of Sihanoukville and Kep. There is so much to see when you visit Cambodia. Whether you want to tour the temples, explore the cities or laze on a pristine beach, we design tailor-made luxury holidays to Cambodia that suit you.
Put simply, the Angkor temples should be on everyone’s bucket lists! Millions of tourists flock to the Angkor temples every year and spend hours, or even days, exploring them. The site is considered one of the greatest man-made wonders in the world. So what are the Angkor temples? And why are we this certain that they should it be on your bucket list? Take a read of the below to find out why….
A small country bordering Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, Cambodia is a stunning place with so many unique experiences to be had. Along with a visit to the famed temples of Angkor Wat, a holiday to Cambodia can include interacting with injured elephants and escaping to a private island, amongst other wonderful and little-known activities. We asked our specialists to think outside the box and come up with the top 10 unique things to experience in this wonderful country…
Deciding on your honeymoon destination is one of the most exciting and diffcult choices to make during your wedding preparations. Expectations are high to craft the trip of a lifetime which suits you both perfectly. With this in mind, our specialists have put their heads together to handpick a selction of properties which are just perfect for celebrating your honeymoon.
Cambodia and Vietnam complement each other beautifully: Cambodia has a more laid back charm while Vietnam is the beating heart of Indochina, with fast paced ancient cities. Even in 10 days, you can combine Cambodia and Vietnam with ease, but we’d recommend a little longer to do these wonderful countries justice. You can even cruise between the two along the historic Mekong River.
With jungle-tangled temples, white sandy beaches, a rich cultural heritage and the most hospitable people you’re likely to ever meet; Cambodia is an excellent option when planning your honeymoon. Feel humbled as you watch the sun rise over the majestic Angkor Wat, barter with locals as you shop on the famous floating markets, and ease into a slower pace of life in one of the coastal fishing villages. Cambodia has everything you need for the honeymoon of a lifetime.
Shinta Mani Shack
Siem Reap, Cambodia
The Shinta Mani Shack is a chic contemporary design hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Well located for exploring Angkor Wat’s temples, and offering fabulous facilities and sleek rooms.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8916
The Shinta Mani Shack is much more than 'just another' luxury hotel in Siem Reap. Staying here, you are within easy reach of Angkor and just a ten-minute walk to the restaurants and night markets of Siem Reap itself. With its strong lines, striking design features and beautiful art-filled public spaces, Shinta Mani Shack is for guests who like modern Asian design. With only 62 rooms Shinta Mani Shack is small enough to qualify as a boutique hotel, but has all the facilities you’d expect from a large hotel. The accommodation is luxurious, with a chic minimalist feel, and fitted out with a full range of the latest amenities and there are a variety of room types such as poolside and larger options for families. Our favourite room is the deluxe with private balcony, overlooking the courtyard or pool area.
There is a delightful pool and terrace, complete with poolside bar, and the extensive spa offers a wide range of treatments that combine traditional Khmer healing rituals with modern therapies.
The hotel’s Bai Tong restaurant showcases a modern interpretation of classic Khmer cuisine, combining fresh ingredients, local herbs and spices to create innovative, palate-pleasing flavours. The kitchen offers both private and group cooking classes, and in room dining is provided throughout the day.
All of the area's historical sites are easily accessible from the hotel - Angkor Wat's temples are a 15-minute walk away, and bicycles are available to rent for those wanting to explore independently. Guests are also encouraged to visit the Shinta Mani Foundation's office during their stay, learning about the extensive development work being carried out helping individuals and communities throughout Cambodia.
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When to go
Cambodia is hot all year round and the best time to visit is during the dry season, which runs from November to April. It starts to get wetter in May and the wettest months are September and October. It is still possible to visit during this time as rain usually falls as short sharp storms. November is a fantastic month to visit Cambodia as it is very green after the rainy season and the lakes and rivers are full of water.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8916
Things to do
Travel photography with an expert
Instruction from a photography professional can make your visit to Angkor a memorable one. Whether its scenery, temples, portrait or lifestyle photos you are seeking, an expert like Eric de Vries in Siem Reap can make a world of difference to your photos.
Yoga at Angkor
Find balance with a yoga session amidst the stunning, ancient temples of Angkor.
Shadow Puppets in the rice fields
Shadow puppets are an integral part of Cambodia’s heritage; share the experience of this unique art form with the local villagers at a private performance.
Explore Angkor Wat - Visit to the Royal City and Angkor Thom
Start exploring the stunning temples today by tuk-tuk. Visit the Royal city and former capital of the Khmer Empire; Angkor Thom which consists of several temples.
Cambodian Cooking Class
Enjoy a half day cooking class in a rural location outside of Siem Reap. Discover the secrets behind preparing delicious Khmer cuisine and dine on your masterful creations at her beautiful country home
Breakfast at Angkor Wat
A unique opportunity to take in the early morning sounds and sights with a catered breakfast next to the 190 metre-wide moat that surrounds this amazing temple, the world’s largest religious structure.
Cycling around The Angkor Wat Temples
Cycle through the amazing temples of Angkor, including the awe inspiring Ta Prohm Temple, the ancient walled city of Angkor Thom and its renowned Bayon Temple at its centre.
Full Day Temple Tour
Enjoy a full day visiting the spectacular temples and ruins of Angkor Wat followed by the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire, Angkor Thom, and the Bayon Temple that lies at its heart.
Helicopter flight over the temples of Angkor
Take to the air above one of the most iconic and stunning sights in the world, the temple complex of Angkor Wat, to experience an entirely different perspective of these stone masterpieces and the surrounding jungle.
Holiday ideas including a stay in this property
This two week family adventure takes in the highlights of both Vietnam and Cambodia, giving you a real taste of the exotic whilst enjoying a multitude of activities designed to keep the whole family entertained.
A real adventure suitable for the whole family, taking in the highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia as you journey through spectacular scenery, discovering ancient history, rich culture, crumbling temples and delicious local cuisine.