Cambodia adventure holiday

A great value for money two-week exploration, with a balanced mix of culture and kick-back time, key sights and quiet villages.
Phnom Penh Battambang Siem Reap Angkor Wat Sambor Prei Kuk homestay Kampot Sihanoukville islands and beaches
Price
£1255To£1355excluding flights
Duration
14 Days
Type
Small group
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Single supplement £250.
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Late availability on these dates: 02 Jan, 09 Jan, 16 Jan
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Description of Cambodia adventure holiday

Experience the best of Cambodia, from its famous highlights to its lesser-visited spots, on a journey to the heart of the country. Get to know the people, landscape, customs and cuisine that make Cambodia so incredible.

Travel to the elegant French-colonial city of Battambang, stopping at small cottage industries in the countryside and meeting local people as they go about their daily life. Then on to wonderful Angkor Wat where a guided walk and a three-day pass introduce you to this incredible site.

In Cambodiaís remote south, discover the magical country of the Khmers. Two days in Sihanoukville is your chance to discover secluded sweeps of sand on paradise-like islands while a visit to the famous pepper plantations outside Kampot will give you an insight into Cambodian cuisine.

This trip packs a great deal into just two weeks, travelling by private mini van, boat and public bus. Spend 12 nights in hotels and enjoy a unique homestay with a family in the village of Sambor Prei Kuk, an experience that puts you right at the heart of rural life in Cambodia.

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Price information

£1255To£1355excluding flights
Single supplement £250.
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Reviewed on 12 Dec 2019 by

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


The most exciting part was that every day was different. From learning about the impact the Khmer Rouge had on everyone, exploring the temples around Angkor , travelling by boat through floating villages to staying with a family in a farming community.....

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


Be prepared for a few days where you will be travelling all day. At the genocide museum make some time to talk to one of the survivors and buy one of their books to discover more about what life was like under the Khmer Rouge.

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


Our guide took great care to use small family businesses, local restaurants and to encourage us to travel responsibly. Examples include not buying from children and instead taking to them and encouraging them to study hard at school, reducing the use of plastics by having refillable water available and actively saying no to plastic when shopping.

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



Reviewed on 11 Jan 2019 by

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


It was great to have enough time to see everywhere properly, by staying two or three nights in most places, and not just rushing through like so many tours do. We had plenty of time to explore Angkor Wat and the other temples, with a ticket that let us go back later individually if we wanted.

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


The island trip and beach stay at the end was lovely, but Sihanoukville town itself is a rubbish dump meets building site, so don't expeect anything of that. The traveling times between different places also generally took longer than scheduled.

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


Yes, and there are many restaurants, craft centres and massage rooms you can seek out that support disabled and blind people or give opportunities to youngsters.

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


I enjoyed it - I wanted to experience Cambodia itself and not just as a tag-on to Vietnam or Thailand, and this is one of very few tours that offers that,

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

The very ethos of our style of travel is responsible; small groups on fully escorted tours, experiencing the very best of a region, a culture and a landscape, with a friendly local hand guiding the way. Our itineraries are designed to give our travellers real life experiences without compromising the part of the world through which we are journeying, this is our commitment as a global tour operator.

As a company, our responsibilities donít stop when our tours end. We run and support a variety of projects globally, from healthcare, education, human rights, child welfare, sustainable development and environmental and wildlife protection. Our own in house foundation has been in operation for over 11 years; a not-for-profit fund that has distributed over AU$3 million to more than 70 non-government organisations since 2002. Donations come from our travellers and are then matched by us dollar for dollar.

People

On this trip you are joined by a leader throughout and local guides along the way who are always eager to share information about their country and culture, and help you break down barriers in your interactions with local people.

The ruins of Angkor are protected under UNESCO World Heritage listing and as such, part of the money received from entrance tickets contributes to the amazing siteís conservation. Your local guide will also give you plenty of guidance on what is appropriate when visiting the ruins and you will have the chance to interact with many of the local kids.

Travellers will have the option of visiting the land mine museum in Siem Reap and any donations are gratefully accepted. Also in Siem Reap, there is a local childrenís hospital where the local kids put on a show on some nights. All money and blood donations are for the hospital and provide free services for children from the area.

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