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Family holiday in Cambodia itinerary for 8 days

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Family holiday in Cambodia itinerary for 8 days

Hi, planning on taking family holiday, 2 adults, 1 child 4 years old in Cambodia in August for 8 nights 9 days. After private guide for tour and interested in itinerary, want to visit Siam Reap and then end up at the beach for a few nights to relax, interested in guides, suggested itinerary and places to stay with our daughter. Thanks

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1. Re: Family holiday in Cambodia itinerary for 8 days

Hello & welcome to TA

August in Cambodia will be wet .. it won't rain all day every day (though this is not unheard of) but you should factor this in in terms of 'ending up at the beach'

If I had 9 days in Cambodia with a 4yr old I'd seriously consider the following: Fly to Siem Reap - spend 4 days (temples, lake floating villages etc) head to Battambang for a couple of days (bus is only 3 hrs) for 2 days and then on to Phnom Penh for the remainder.

Make sure you book a hotel/guest house with a pool (nothing spoils your day like a hot cranky pre-schooler) and take your time to enjoy all that these 3 cities have to offer.

Cambodia is dead easy to DIY and guides/drivers can be organised through your guesthouse - particularly in Siem Reap

As far as places to stay - use Agoda (or similar) to make a short list of hotels/guest houses and check out the reviews for them using the link above (green bar at the top)

For sample itineraries for the temples - and all sorts of other great research & planning info check out www.canbypublications.com (links down the left bar ) or www.travelfish.org (links to Cambodia in blue at the top)

The top questions (upper right of this page as well as the forum front page and on each city page) have more great info - the last dot point here is a great post about kids in SR - you'll find heaps in this thread

Finally - use the search box (something you may have missed as a newbie) directly above your post (and just above the list of threads on the forum front pages) - use it like a google search - phrases like 'travel with kits' or '4 yr old' will get you to all posts on any give topic. Look too, for trip reports (sometimes called JBRs - just back report - to see what others have done in a similar situation or time frame.

hope this gets you started. When you have a draft itinerary - post it here and plenty of fellow travellers will be on hand to help you fine tune it.

cheers

helen

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2. Re: Family holiday in Cambodia itinerary for 8 days

Hi, Hotel suggestions for Siem Reap are the Golden Temple Hotel (must book in advance) we already have our dates for July and if heading to Sihanoukville definitely recommend the Cambodian resort. Great hotels!

Happy travels :-)

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3. Re: Family holiday in Cambodia itinerary for 8 days

We are travelling to Siem Reap with our 11 and 14 year old and after lots of research we to are staying at the Golden Temple in Late June early July. Good luck with your trip.

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4. Re: Family holiday in Cambodia itinerary for 8 days

Thanks everyone for your advice much appreciated. I think we will fly into Siam Reap and then out from Phnom Penh. Looking into dates, flights and hotels, the Golden Triangle sounds great in Siam Reap. Thanks so much, very appreciated.

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5. Re: Family holiday in Cambodia itinerary for 8 days

Ok, getting closer....

Itinerary so far: 9 nights in cambodia

Siem Reap - 3 nights The Golden Temple Hotel (Pool view)

Fly to Sihoukville (Ankor Air)

Sihoukville 4-5 nights (Sokha Beach resort??????)

PP - 1- 2 nights

Need your help, most important point is travelling with 3 year old

1. Do I stay an additional night in Siem Reap (increase to 4 nights)

2. Is 1 day in PP enough? Really just want to do some shopping here before we go home?

3. Hotel suggestions for PP would be appreciated struggling with this.

4. What is the road like between Sihoukville and PP? Not sure whether to fly as there are cheap deals at the moment so all 3 of us can fly for $180USD

Based on answers to above will tailor nights in Sihoukville.

Thanks

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6. Re: Family holiday in Cambodia itinerary for 8 days

Great choice, but I would increase to 4 nights in SR at the Golden Temple, no 1 day is not really enough in PP (we have stayed ay the 252...lovely, but for something different in July we are staying at Le Marais).

We went by private car last time, driver was a little crazy, but we got there in one piece. We were also travelling last time with our then 3 year old and he was great.

Have you taken a look at the Cambodian resort? We spent 9 relaxing days there and loved it and I'm guessing it's way cheaper than the Sokha. Keep in mind there's not a great deal to do in Sihanoukville and the beach is VERY average.

Cambodia is a truly wonderful place and I'm sure you will have a great time. We are returning with friends this trip and our now 5 year old...can't wait only 9 weeks for us and we're there!!!

Safe and happy travels

Cheers

Verrena :-)

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7. Re: Family holiday in Cambodia itinerary for 8 days

Consider staying at the Kabiki in Phnom Penh - it markets itself as child friendly and I believe it has a shallow kids pool.

http://www.thekabiki.com/

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