Cambodia highlights tour, 7 days

“A week of Cambodian classics with a few sublime secrets thrown in there too. Staying in hotels and travelling by bus, boat and tuk tuk. ”

Highlights

Phnom Penh | Killing Fields | Khmer Rouge Genocide Museum | Siem Reap | Kuhananokor Temple | Banteay Kdei Temple | Angkor | Phnom Bahkeng Temple | Preah Khan | Beng Melea

Description of Cambodia highlights tour, 7 days

Although this is only one week long, this Cambodia holiday proffers a highlights tour that has been carefully crafted to include not only some of the cultural gems this country has to offer, but some of its lesser known wonders too. We offer a mix of history and hiking, culture and cuisine all in a week.
Starting in Phnom Penh and heading north, we use a mix of transport from minibus to boat to tuk tuk throughout the week. The capital itself is fun, friendly and unpredictable and a wonderful way to open your eyes to real Cambodian urban life. We move on to explore resplendent rural areas too, where people still travel by ox carts, stilt villages are a thing of beauty and serene paddy fields seem locked in time.

One of the cultural highlights for many of our guests is Angkor, which is so much more than just a jungle clad temple. It is actually 160 square kilometres of ruined empire, dating back thousands of years with ruins spreading throughout the surrounding forests. We do endeavour to visit the temple at sunrise, however, with the world’s largest and possibly most iconic sacred building emerging as a perfect silhouette.

Another spectacular Ttemple and accompanying ruins on this tour is reached by hiking up through forest covered Bahkeng Hill to Phnom Bahkeng Temple followed by a trip through wildlife filled and jungle covered Preah Khan. Our tour finishes in Siem Reap where chic, cultural and cosmopolitan are all ways to describe this busy, tourist hub.

Other tour details.

Tour length: 7 days/ 6 nights
Group size: 4 – 12 people
Accommodation: Small hotels
Solo travellers: Solo travellers welcome, although there is £150 supplement for your own room.
Meals: All meals, except for two lunches and one dinner.
Activity level: Leisurely.
Visa requirements: No visa in advance is required. You will be given a 30 day visa on arrival at Phnom Penh airport. This costs $30 and you will need a passport photo.

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Responsible tourism: Cambodia highlights tour, 7 days

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Information: Providing suitable, relevant information for our customers; to help them to gain a wider understanding of our style of tourism that focuses on learning, genuine interaction with the local communities, reciprocity and cultural exchange processes. To be aware of the potential impact of tourism on the local society, culture and environment, and to behave and dress appropriately with a respect and appreciation for local customs, mores and traditions and a respect for the ecology of areas visited. Our guides and leaders thus facilitate communication of our values to both travellers and local communities, educating them in sustainable tourism practices

Group sizes: By limiting groups to small sizes we aim to reduce the impact on both local communities and the environment whilst allowing for greater genuine interaction with said communities. It also results in a higher guide/customer ratio thus greater facility for supervision and individual assistance and allows us to use smaller hotels and restaurants and employ the services of more genuinely ‘local’ operators perhaps not otherwise well equipped for larger groups.

Destinations: We combine the well known tourist sites with many off-the-beaten-track, rarely visited destinations thus diverting tourist revenue and contact with responsible tourism into areas not usually benefiting as well as providing a more authentic view of the region visited.

Community

Local products: As much as possible we aim to employ local personnel, (guides, drivers, agents etc). Having smaller groups, we are able to use small privately owned local restaurants and privately owned accommodation.

Customers are also encouraged to buy and use local products and services as much as possible in order to support and stimulate the local economy. We visit handicraft and local markets and encourage the purchase of hand made items to directly support the local economy and help to ensure that crafts, sometimes learnt through generations, are able to survive.

Throughout the duration of our Cambodia holidays we help sustain local businesses and enterprises through regular visits to their sites (and if present souvenir shops). These include the handicraft school for handicapped persons in Siem Reap and the 'land-mine museum' in Siem Reap where we help support the organizer's mine clearance operations through donations.

Instruction: By explaining our methods and the reasons behind them local agents, guides and hotels are encouraged by us to adopt further responsible tourism practices themselves and guides and drivers are provided with additional training in this respect.

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Reviewed on 08 May 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Walk through a jungle to get to a temple and seeing snippets of wildlife along the way including a snake!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Although hot and humid I am so glad I went during low season in April as I got to take everything in without huge crowds getting in the way.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?




4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Just a really lovely holiday. Perfect pace with lots of sightseeing but also lots of free time to relax. Tour guides were fab, very knowledgeable and friendly and not in your face! A great country with a fascinating history and great people. I felt very well looked after.

Reviewed on 08 Oct 2016 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The sites I visited in Cambodia were spectacular, and being able to just relax knowing that my tour operator was looking after everything was so valuable for
me. They made me feel truly immersed in the local environment, food, people in a very short time (1 week) and I loved my tuktuk trips just taking in the
scenery.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Trust the tour operator choices for food and sites to visit. People who usually manage their own trips (like me) may tend to be drawn to tourist places and
direct the trip too much. Don't ... these guys know what they are doing and why, just take it all in and enjoy not having to organise anything for once. It's a
holiday.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


I very much felt that the trip was oriented towards local communities in the sense that while off course you want to do all the tourist stuff and sites, we often
chose to eat in local places rather than on the main street. The tour operator knows a lot of local people and deals directly with them instead of going through
third parties.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Excellent holiday. Being a very critical person, I must admit this was one of the best holidays I ever had (and I have travelled a lot in my life). It's the first time I
actually booked a tour, as I usually plan my own visits. But it will not be the last one. If you can afford it, this is the best and most relaxing way to spend a
holiday. Thanks a lot to Mark and Mr Nak!!

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