Exciting family holiday in Cambodia
Description of Exciting family holiday in Cambodia
Forget the familiarity of the neighbours, Cambodia holds just as many things to do for family holiday makers with Angkor Wat just the start of a very exciting adventure to keep your little Lara Croft or Indiana Jones wide eyed and active over the course of a fun-packed two week itinerary.
From the creeper covered temple ruins where monkeys roam free to boat rides as the sun sets over the present day Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, this is an exciting family holiday that youíll never want to forget with a combination of cultural heritage and lesser-known beaches, very hard to beat.
Time spent in Battambang, Cambodiaís second largest city, provides further evidence of French influence on this region of Southeast Asia with wildlife watching from the carriage of a bamboo train bound to thrill young passengers answering the call of the wild.
Completing this two week tour on the beaches of Sihanoukhville prior to settling into an eco lodge in Koh Kong Province invites an exciting end to an excellent itinerary with options to find out more about Cambodiaís, all too recent, horrific past bound to resonate with older children and adults alike.
1 Reviews of Exciting family holiday in Cambodia
Reviewed on 25 Jan 2015 by Sarah Codacci
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
Loved hotels Tamu and Sala Lodge and also our Ankwor Wat guide.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Do not snorkel unless far out to sea at an island. Don't go to Sihouknaville
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Local guide and drivers only
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
PlanetMany of our visitors like to take a boat trip on the Mekong to see the Irrawaddy dolphin up close. It is very important not to get too close to the dophins and we ensure that we only use boat captains that follow the correct procedures.
Cambodia has a wide range of small locally owned hotels that have been built and furnished using locally sourced materials. We use these wherever possible.
Some of our groups also visit a site called Sambor Prei Kuk. This is in an area where landmines have been a problem and our guides use the opportunity to educate visitors about the problems that landmines can cause. There is a landmine museum in Siem Reap that we encourage those with older children to visit and it provides an excellent insight into this environmental issue.
Our UK office is run as environmentally as possible. The majority of our staff either walk or cycle to work and we operate a primarily paper free environment. We do not produce brochures (which often leads to a lot of waste) but market our tours exclusively on the internet.
PeopleOur programmes in Cambodia are run together with a partner that is owned and run by local people and who share our belief in the importance of operating in a socially responsible way.
In Phnom Penh we always encourage families to visit one of the excellent restaurants that are run in conjunction with street children. These provide older street children with a way of earning a living through tourism whilst also providing visitors with information about some of the issues facing Cambodia.
We also provide the opportunity for our guests to visit other social projects if this is something that they are interested in. In particular there is an excellent museum in Siem Reap that gives details about the use of landmines in Cambodia, something which is a significant problem.
Most of our groups will use local guides throughout their visit. The guides are from the local area and will give an excellent insight into the way of life in Cambodia.