Highlights of Cambodia cultural tour

“Stay within stylish accommodation and discover Cambodia, for all its sins, including Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat, rural Battambang and the hard to stomach sites of Phonm Penh.”

Highlights

Siem Reap | Ta Prohm temple | Banteay Srei | Ben Mealea | Angkor Thom | Angkor Wat | Battambang | lost temple of Banteay Chhmar | open-air bamboo train | Wat Banan hilltop temple | Phnom Sampeau pagodas | Tonle Sap Lake | Phnom Penh | Tuol Sleng | the Killing Fields | Royal Palace | Silver Pagoda | sunset river cruise | speedboat ride to Phnom Da temple | white-sand beaches on Rabbit Island |

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Our top tip:
Although watching the 1984 film, the Killing Fields, won't be for everyone it will certainly help make a visit to Choeung Ek and Tuol Sleng all the more poignant.
Trip type:
Tailor made. Cultural discovery.
Activity level:
Leisurely. Temple tours, rural villages and boat rides.
Accomm:
Boutique hotels and spa resorts with swimming pools and choice of rooms and suites.
Included:
Accommodation, entrance fees, boat trips, air-con transport and English speaking tour guides.
Meals:
9 breakfasts and 2 lunches.
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Highlights of Cambodia cultural tour

Environment

The HanumanAlaya hotel aims to be as eco-friendly as possible with water conservation practices and recycling of all paper, glass, cans and plastic. In-room bathroom toiletries often provided in plastic bottles are dispensed in ceramic dispensers to avoid the use of excessive amounts of plastic and low-wattage lightbulbs are used throughout. The hotel also takes part in the annual 'keep the community clean' programme.
Our local agent in Cambodia uses bio diesel for their vehicles in Siem Reap which is more sustainable than normal diesel. This bio diesel is biodegradable as it is made from recycled cooking oil and generates 50% less carbon emissions and 90% less hydrocarbon emissions. They also do a clean-up of the local area around their hotel in Siem Reap every six months or so, picking up litter, etc. Guests are encouraged at the hotels to only use fresh towels when they need them, in common with other hotels across the world and all guides are trained to minimise environmental impact - simple things like not littering, and not leaving cars running idle.

Community

Our local agent in Cambodia is entirely locally-owned and locally-staffed and firmly believes that tourism has a role to play in the economic development of poor rural villages. They aim to ensure that their community-based itineraries bring a positive experience to local people and visitors and allow the local communities a greater level of control over the activities in their region. They support many sustainable community tourism activities, many of which we can arrange suitable visits to, and endeavours to take guests to remote areas to discover the real Cambodia.
Such initiatives include Artisans d’Angkor which promotes the sustainable development of Cambodian arts and crafts to benefit rural communities. The centre provides training to young Cambodians in traditional arts enabling them to make a living in their own villages. This initiative has helped to create over 1,000 jobs.
Another initiative supported is the Cambodia Landmine Museum, established by a former child soldier to promote awareness and education for tourists and locals on the ongoing problem with landmines. Over 100 people a year are still killed by unexploded landmines and many more injured. The facility also provides a home and school for children affected by mines and poverty.
In Siem Reap our local agents support the Hospital for Children which offers free healthcare to the regions children. The hospital regularly treats 300-500 children per day and is also committed to training health care professionals from around the country. Our local agents have donated equipment to the hospital.

On this holiday you will stay in the Veranda Natural Resort management believes strongly in their commitment to the local community, particularly in relation to the youth of the region. The resort has been involved in various projects over the years to help poor local children gain access to quality education. A key endeavour undertaken by the resort is the Kep International School which is open to both ex-pat and local children. A percentage of the resort’s income goes towards covering the educational expenses of the Khmer children that have enrolled in the school. The resort also helps maintain school facilities and donate educational materials.

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