Unearth Cambodia

Mention the word Cambodia and it conjures up idyllic images of graceful classical dancers and intricate, monumental art, yet also exerts a recollection of its recent tragic history under the control of the Khmer Rouge. Although its international borders are shared with Laos and Thailand on the West and the North, and Vietnam on the East and the Southeast, Cambodia and its people radiate a distinct and intoxicating spirit and charm, which never fails to capture the hearts of visitors.

The mighty Mekong, the world’s 12th longest river, flows through the country sustaining all manner of life along its way through its food, water, transport and commerce and a number of our tours offer the opportunity to cruise along this watery lifeline. At Phnom Penh the river connects with the Tonle Sap (Great Lake), the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia and sustainer of a great many special ecosystems. It is also home to the human occupations of the floating villages that encircle the lake.

The temple ruins within the Angkor Archaeological Park around Siem Reap are a UNESCO World Heritage site and regarded as a highlight on many of our tours in Cambodia: Angkor Wat, the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, the jungle temple of Ta Prohm and the Terrace of Elephants. Cambodia offers visitors numerous cultural sites, a rich and fascinating history and is undoubtedly one of the highlights of Indochina.

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Weather & Climate

Australia is in the southern hemisphere and the seasons are opposite to those in Europe and North America.

When to go

Spring to summer (October to March): Warm or hot everywhere, tropical in the north, and warm to hot with mild nights in the south. This is the classic tourist season, with northern hemisphere visitors looking to escape winter temperatures and soak up some Antipodean sunshine, although Australia is essentially a year-round destination.