Bayon Walk, SiemReap, Cambodia
Floating Markets, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Killing Fields tree, Cambodia
Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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10 Day Adventure
Phnom Penh to Siem Reap
Intro to Cambodia
10 Day Guided Adventure - Phnom Penh to Siem Reap
Experience stunning Cambodia over 10 action-packed days that’ll take you from World Heritage listed sites to off the beaten track destinations and everywhere in between.
You’ll discover the bustling capital of Phnom Penh via Tuk Tuk, experience the picturesque Koh Rong Island, visit the world’s largest temple, Angkor Wat, discover the fascinating local culture and rich history and relax on beautiful beaches and party the night away and much more.
Cruising through the crazy streets of Phnom Penh by Tuk Tuk, meeting friendly locals and sampling a wide array of delicious street food, learning about Cambodia’s dark history and fascinating culture, discovering the crystal clear waters and white sands of Koh Rong island and experiencing the incredible Angkor Wat are just some of the incredible moments you’ll have backpacking in Cambodia.
Cambodia is a profoundly beautiful nation with a dark but fascinating past. Nestled in the heart of South East Asia it is a country of incredible & ancient wonders. From the white sands and lazily swaying palm trees of picturesque Koh Rong island, to the awe-inspiring and immensely spiritual Angkor Wat temple, Cambodia will leave an impression that will last a lifetime. The majority of our group members are solo travellers, so joining one of our group tours is a great way to meet people and make friends.
- 2019 Departure dates:
- Apr 1, 9, 18, 26
- May 5, 17, 26
- Jun 3, 12, 20, 29
- Jul 7, 16, 24
- Aug 2, 10, 19, 27
- Sep 5, 13, 22, 30
- Oct 9, 17, 26
- Nov 3, 12, 20
- Dec 3, 12
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Details of Your Downunder Travel Adventure
Included in your Adventure
Excluded in your Adventure
Where will you visit?
Ride a tuk tuk
Koh Rong pristine beaches
Khmer cooking class
Intro to Cambodia
Intro to Cambodia
10 Day Adventure
When you land in Phnom Penh after your flight we’ll be at the airport to meet you and take you to the hotel. You’ll have plenty of time to recover from your flight, chill out and meet everyone in your group. That night we’ll head out for our first dinner and drinks together.
After a tuk tuk tour through the crazy streets of Phnom Penh, we’ll make two important stops at the S21 Prison and the original Killing Fields to learn about the dark history of this fascinating country. A difficult day, but a must to properly understand the journey of the Cambodian people in recent decades. That evening we’ll head for dinner and drinks at a local street bar, followed by some of Phnom Penh’s best nightlife. (B)
Today we get off the beaten path and head to the peaceful countryside province of Kampot, a unique mix of dilapidated French colonial buildings, emerald green rice paddy fields and palm tree-lined rivers. The next two nights are spent by the beautiful riverside with plenty of time for swimming, tubing and relaxing. That afternoon we’ll kayak down the river, soak up the laid-back daily life of the locals before heading out on a stunning sunset boat ride. (B)
Kampot is known to have some of the best pepper in the world! So this morning we’ll explore the local markets and visit a unique pepper plantation to source ingredients for our traditional Khmer cooking class. Later that day we’ll learn first hand how to make some of Cambodia’s most authentic and delicious meals. (B, L)
It’s now time to experience the most beautiful beaches in Cambodia! We’ll take a bus and a fast ferry to the stunning tropical island of Koh Rong and check into our traditional Khmer style beach bungalows. The afternoon can be spent lazing on the beach or exploring the island before we head out for dinner and a party on the beach! (B, L)
All aboard our private longtail boat to some of the best snorkel spots around the islands, including the famous and secluded ‘long beach’. We’ll chill out on the whitest sands on the island, swim in turquoise blue water and top up our tans, before soaking up a beautiful sunset as we cruise back home to our beach bungalows. (B)
Enjoy the morning relaxing with a traditional Khmer massage on the beach, take in the serene beauty of Koh Rong one last time before we catch the fast ferry back to the mainland. We’ll have dinner in Sihanoukville and prepare for our overnight bus journey where you’ll have your own bed on the bus. (B)
Arrive early in Siem Reap with the morning to relax by the hotel pool. From there we’ll venture out to the rural areas and discover some traditional floating villages surrounded by lush rice fields, lotus flowers and flooded forests. That evening we’ll experience a unique and authentic Cambodian performance, which supports the education and improvement of the lives of the local children and families. (B, L)
We’ll wake for sunrise and travel by tuk-tuk to the absolutely mind-blowing and world famous Angkor Wat; the largest temple in the world! A local guide will join us to explain the fascinating history and surrounding temples, including Ta Prohm where Tomb Raider was filmed. A true once in a lifetime experience! (B, D)
Your amazing 10-day adventure of Cambodia finishes in Siem Reap. We’ll help you plan and organize your onward travel. (B)
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What you need to know
Information and Facts
Cambodia’s climate can be broken down into two seasons: wet season (May to October, average being 35°C) and dry season (November to March, average being 20°C). The country normally enjoys a comfortably warm temperature year-round, with temperature fluctuations depending on the part of Cambodia you are visiting.
Cambodia is generally a safe destination all year round. It is recommended to take any necessary precautions as you would when at home; bring sun block and apply regularly, stay hydrated often, wear long-sleeved clothing and have copies on-hand of your important documents. We recommend that all our travellers purchase travel insurance.
While some vaccines may be recommended when travelling around Asia – WHO recommends travellers be up to date with their Tetanus, Diphtheria and Hepatitis A & Hepatitis B shots – there aren’t any known ailments or endemic diseases where there is a need for a particular immunisation required for travel.
In general, prior to departure for any vacation, it’s always best to speak with your physician, who knows your medical history, and can assess any risks involved with your intended destination.
Currency & Customs
The currency is the Cambodian Riel. It is mandatory to get a Travel Visa in order to be allowed entry into Cambodia. The visa can be purchased on arrival (or beforehand) is valid for a maximum of 30 days.
The electrical current for Cambodia is 230 Volts at 50 Hertz; it is recommended for certain appliances such as hair dryers and straighteners to bring both a plug adapter and converter. For newer electronics such as tablets or smartphones, a plug adapter may only be needed as the voltage could automatically adjust.
Khmer is the national language of Cambodia. Spoken languages also include French and Cham.