Cambodia holidays, Phnom Penh & Angkor

“See the famous temples of Angkor on this 11 day holiday, and travel to lesser visited sights, too, for a fascinating, exciting taste of Cambodia.”

Highlights

Phnom Penh | Killing Fields site | Khmer Rouge Genocide Museum | Siem Reap | ‘Spider village’ of Skuon | Tonle Sap Lake | Angkor | Angkor Wat | Beng Melea temple | Battambang bamboo train | Pursat | Kompong Chnang

Description of Cambodia holidays, Phnom Penh & Angkor

This 11 day small group trip – Cambodia holidays, Phnom Penh and Angkor – is a great introduction to this fascinating country. The dramatic and atmospheric ruined cities and temples of Angkor are must-sees included in this holiday, but you’ll also travel off the tourist circuit to less well known places, discovering the timeless Cambodian countryside, meeting friendly local people and enjoying delicious local food as you travel.

The road and river adventure starts and ends in the busy, chaotic but friendly riverside capital, Phnom Penh. From here, travel through unspoiled Cambodian countryside to world famous Angkor, cross beautiful Tonle Sap Lake and travel by boat to Battambang. Hop onto a bike or into a tuk-tuk to learn more about village life and cottage industries in the countryside around, before completing this circular journey with a stop at the port town of Kompong Chhnang on the Tonle Sap River, before returning to Phnom Penh.

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14 Oct 2018
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Small group holiday

This is a 'small group adventure' - you will be sharing your experiences with like minded people. Group sizes are limited to a maximum of 12 persons, a genuinely small group. Experience has taught us that smaller groups are less intrusive to local cultures and environments whilst allowing more interaction with local people. Furthermore it means greater flexibility on a day to day basis and on a social level it proves to be fun. Whether you are travelling alone or with friends/family its good value, and a great way to meet new people! The intention is to travel as a group of friends rather than a typical tour group, so don't expect stick-on name badges or any following the umbrella.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Cambodia holidays, Phnom Penh & Angkor

Environment

On our Cambodia holidays, all passengers are issued with a Staying Healthy in Cambodia leaflet, which was produced by an English doctor who works with The Cambodia Trust. In payment for her time and knowledge in compiling the leaflet we made a donation to the Trust, whose aim is to help people with disability regain their mobility, dignity and self-sufficiency, so they can lead full and productive lives as part of the community. We encourage our passengers to make contribution to the Trust at www.cambodiatrust.org.uk.

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.

During our Cambodia holidays, travellers are taken to a family home just outside Siem Reap to enjoy traditional Khmer food which we purchase then enjoy with the family. This provides a unique insight into the everyday lives of the Cambodian people as well as fostering deeper understanding of the people themselves. It shows our passengers that there is more to Cambodia than stunning temples and a tragic history.

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.

Local products: As much as possible we aim to employ local personnel, (guides, drivers, agents etc), use local restaurants and smaller 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.

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.

Community

Local products: As much as possible we aim to employ local personnel, (guides, drivers, agents etc), use local restaurants and smaller 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.

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.

17 Reviews of Cambodia holidays, Phnom Penh & Angkor

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Reviewed on 05 May 2018 by

The whole immersion in another culture was educational and we loved it all. A thoroughly wonderful holiday though we were lucky to be the only three on the trip which gave us comfortable journeys. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Jan 2018 by

The S-21 site in Phnomh Penh, all the temples at Siem Reap and the boat journey between Siem Reap and Battambang. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Dec 2016 by

Because we were a small group, we were able to change the itinerary and instead of visiting one of the main temples, we went 'off the beaten track' and travelled to a temple way out of Siem Reap without any tourists there. It really felt like we made our own discovery! Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Mar 2015 by

Tourism is an important employer in Cambodia so our staying in small hotels and using local guides, river boats, the bamboo train etc were all supportive. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2014 by

Fantastic window into cambodia. we needed a few days on a thai beach to assimilate it all. Read full review

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2012 by

So many things were amazing. Seeing the sun rise at Angkor Wat, trekking in the Kulen mountains and camping overnight at the monastery at the top. My daughter would say it was riding on an elephant, something she has always wanted to do. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Apr 2012 by

Rather to my surprise, given that I went solely to see Angkor, the most memorable part was probably eating real food in local Cambodian eating places...I would rate is as well constructed and well led - and well enjoyed. What more could I have wanted? It was perfect. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Mar 2012 by

The most memorable part was watching dawn break and the sun rise at Angkor Wat. Just magical. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Apr 2011 by

The temples were amazing. I had an amazing time - the guides were great, really looked after me. I loved every minute... Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2011 by

Many aspects of the holiday were memorable. The painful recent history, the friendly locals, the scenic beauty, variety and the welcoming attitude to tourists today. For the children, possibly the elephant riding... Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Dec 2009 by

I loved it! It was a hassle-free introduction to Cambodia, great for anyone who wants to see the country but has limited time. I would definitely do another tour with them. Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Mar 2007 by

The highlight was Sunrise at Angkor Wat Temple Cambodia. Cambodia is amazing far better that my expectations. A must for anyone. Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Dec 2007 by

It was amazing! The country has amazing cultural treasures. The history is also fascinating. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Jan 2007 by

Angkor was magical, crossing the road in Phnom Phen was certainly exciting! Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Dec 2006 by

Visiting Angkor Wat and the other temples, having the guides was invaluable as with their knowledge we were taken to the best places and at times when hardly anyone else was there which we really appreciated when we saw the size of the crowds in some parts. Read full review

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2006 by

Angkor was stunning, as might be expected, but the real highlight was the six hour boat journey from Siem Reap to Battambang. It varied from narrow channels pushing through tree tops to wide open waters with locals paddling out by canoe to hop on board. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2005 by

The most memorable thing was Dawn at Angkor Wat. Read full review

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