Cambodia family holidays
It’s hard to beat Cambodia for a family friendly holiday. It’s Asia in microcosm, with spectacular temples, tropical beaches, colourful markets, mouth-wateringly delicious food and friendly locals. And all of this is contained within a bite sized, remarkably wallet-friendly package. The country is most famous for its breath-taking Ankgorian temples. Certainly even the most travel weary visitor will happily spend days exploring the hundreds of different ruins scattered through the jungle. However, there is so much more to Cambodia than just Angkor Wat and travellers are starting to spend a bit longer exploring this relatively undiscovered gem.
The interior is home to rolling countryside of verdant paddy fields, dense rubber plantations and small villages made from bamboo thatch. Bullocks amble along rutted tracks pulling carts laden with produce, farmers sell freshly cooked corn from bubbling vats outside their houses and roads are dotted with sugar cane stalls where you can stop for freshly squeezed juice.
There are gorgeous beaches in the south, remote jungles in the north and an attractive capital in the centre, providing a great hub from which to explore. It’s no surprise that Cambodia is quickly becoming one of our most popular destinations
Why take the kids?
Cambodia family holidays are fantastic for children. The Angkor temples are a child’s dream, dotted through the jungle in various stages of decay and restoration. They can clamber over ruins, climb on enormous tree roots and swing on lianas that dangle from the trees overhead. They can climb up precipitous staircases to get amazing views and follow the story of the great battles of the past from the many rock carvings. Then after a busy morning of sightseeing, everyone can relax in a gorgeous pool at one of the many excellent hotels nearby.
Elsewhere there is plenty more to keep the kids occupied. Some favourite activities on our Cambodia family holidays include:
- Playing on idyllic white sandy beaches
- Temple-hopping at Angkor Wat
- Searching for Irrawaddy dolphins on the Mekong
- Watching more than a million bats fly out of a cave at sunset
- Riding bikes along peaceful country roads
- Eating lunch with a local family
Cambodia is a great country to visit either on its own or combined with Thailand, Vietnam or Laos, its three neighbours. Check out our Cambodia Armchair Traveller photo blog for more inspiration.
Example Cambodia family itineraries
All of our itineraries are bespoke which means that they are tailor-made for your own specific family, taking into account the ages of your children, your interests, your budget and so on. However, to give you an idea of what you could do on a family holiday in Cambodia, have a look at our example itineraries, Cambodia Highlights and Highlights of Cambodia & Vietnam.
Also check out the various places that you might like to visit on your trip and if you need further inspiration, have a look at our Cambodia photo gallery.
Lastly, don’t forget to check what the weather will be like at the time that you want to travel. Or simply give us a ring and we’ll be delighted to advise you on the best Cambodia family holidays for you.
Call us and we will be happy to provide you with a free-of-charge no obligation itinerary and quotation designed for you.
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