Tailor made holiday in Cambodia
This trip can be tailor made to create a unique holiday for your individual requirements by travel experts with intimate knowledge of the destination. It is a more individual trip that will suit those who enjoy immersing themselves in new cultures and environments, with the flexibility to plan a trip at your own pace. Quality and value are the hallmark of these trips, with most services being provided on a private basis.
How Tailor made holiday in Cambodia makes a difference
The Quay hotel in Phnom Penh is the city's first carbon neutral property and is one of the first business ventures in the country to fully offset all carbon emissions, this shows the progress which is being made on environmental issues within Cambodia and the gradual change in mindset which is occurring within local businesses.
The Hanuman Alaya hotel is a family run boutique property in Siem Reap. Supporting hotels such as this increases the amount of money brought in by tourists that will actually stay within the local community rather than leaving Cambodia and going to international companies.
In Siem Reap a visit to the Landmine museum helps educate visitors about landmines and the effect they can have, it also supports continuing efforts to clear landmines.
Visiting Children of the Homelands orphanage on the outskirts of Battambang will educate visitors in how NGOs in the area are really trying to make a difference and improve the lives of impoverished children in this area of rural Cambodia. Increasing the profile of projects such as this which really do not get the same level of attention as those in the more visited areas of the country will really highlight the issues that Cambodia faces as a developing country and how much work is being done to overcome these. Having lunch at the Fresh Eats Cafe is a great way to eat for a good cause! Funds generated from this simple cafe go towards supporting the orphanage.
The 'For the Smile of a Child' project is an excellent and positive initiative that provides education and vocational training to children living in extremely poor conditions next to the city rubbish dump. Previously these children were forced to collect rubbish from the dump in order to make some money for food. This project means they can receive education, health care, vocational training, food and rice for their families. When visiting the project, you can have lunch at the restaurant which not only helps fund the project but is also a training place for the young people doing hospitality training. Having a tour of the project area you can see how the money raised has been used, if you wish you can also visit the dump itself to see the conditions the children live in.
Friend's restaurant not only serves fantastic food it is also a training institute for underprivileged children in Phnom Penh, so by eating here you are supporting an excellent project. Waiting staff greet you with smiling faces and their t-shirts indicate whether they are a student or teacher. Knowing you will leave wanting to eat their food again, you can purchase Friends recipe books, where the profits go towards supporting the project.
Kep is generally perceived to be the poor relation of nearby Sihanoukville, the country’s largest beach destination owing to the fact that it lacks the choice of hotels or amenities. However, over the past few years Sihanoukville has become increasingly commercialised and over developed, by visiting Kep you are not only being treated to a unique part of Cambodia rarely visited by westerners but you will also be helping the local communities which are often overlooked in this area of the country.
Tailor made holiday in Cambodia