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Southern Cambodia Discovery

  • siem reapers
    DURATION10 Days | 9 Nights
  • siem raper adventure
    TRIP TYPEScheduled
  • CAMBODIA
    ACTIVITY LEVEL1 - Easy
Price From: $1,150
Trip Code: SRT-SCD

DESCRIPTION

This tour of Cambodia will evoke the spirit of the country as it not only includes Angkor Wat and the south’s gems, but also visits sites in Kampot and Kep. Alongside these main highlights, you will also be able to explore the country’s leisurely side, with visits to local markets that offer colourful fabrics alongside traditional foods.

Travel back in time to Angkor Wat, which is renowned for being one of the world’s most striking landmarks, before experiencing Cambodia’s buzzing modern capital. Then, you can relax at one of our favorite little beach resorts for a holiday that will give you a relaxed but well-rounded taste of one of Asia’s most rapidly transforming countries.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of never-ending temples and ruins from an ancient empire, is the highlight of this tour. Navigate the flooded forests and floating villages of Tonlé Sap.
  • Phnom Penh: Learn about Cambodia’s history at the S21 Prison and Killing Fields, and explore the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, as well as explore the living life in Phnom Penh.
  • Kampot: Adventure past the famous pepper and salt farms, eat delicious seafood, and cruise to catch a glimpse of the sunset and fireflies.
  • Kep: Relax in the beautifully sleepy coastal town of Kep.

DAY TO DAY

Day 1: Arrive in Siem Reap & Welcome Dinner

Suo Sdei! Welcome to Cambodia.

Upon arrival, please look out for the Siem Reaper Travel welcome sign at the arrivals gate. We will transfer you to your hotel, where you can take your time and relax by the pool or venture out for your first exploration of this ancient city.

At 6 PM, your guide will meet you at the hotel reception where a trip briefing will be held. Then, you will enjoy the creative local cuisine at Spoons Restaurant (Spoons is a social enterprise, they have had a great role in providing vocational training and education to unskilled youths from rural areas and poor family backgrounds, and have had a very positive impact on Cambodia community for over 10 years.).

Meals: Dinner
Hotel: Central Corner d'Angkor

Day 2: Angkor Sunrise Discovery

Today, we will start with an early morning so you can witness the sunrise at the extraordinary Angkor Wat and travel through the vast collection of ancient temples. Your guide will take you to the best spots to make sure you witness the colorful sunrise over Angkor Wat.

Afterwards, you will go through the Angkor central complex and learn about the history and symbolism of the temple. Ask as many questions as possible to ensure you get all the information about the place you are visiting.

When you have finished discovering Angkor Wat and had breakfast, you will then head out into the center of Angkor Thom and enter the city through the ancient Gate, an impressive stone gate carved with elephants and four giant faces. From here, continue to Bayon Temple, which is found in the center of the city and is famed as the enigmatic faces representing the 54 provinces of the Great Khmer Empire. The Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King are also must-visits as they are both known for their intricate bas-reliefs.

Have lunch at a local restaurant and try the exotic Khmer cuisine. Next, we’ll visit Ta Prohm Temple, which is your next stop before some leisure time in the late afternoon. Ta Prohm is unique in that it has been left largely as it was found-overgrown by jungle trees and vines, with many parts of the temple crumbling to the ground, creating one of the most photogenic and atmospheric temples of the entire Angkor site.

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch
Hotel: Central Corner d'Angkor

What's Included

ACTIVITY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Must-see attraction and sightseeing
  • Daily drinking water and cold towels
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • The floating village excursion and boat ride
  • All admission fees at attractions, temples and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Cruise along Kampot River and watch the sunset
  • Visit the historical place in Phnom Penh and included admission fee
  • First aid kits per tour guide
What's Included

ACCOMMODATION

Central Corner d’Angkor

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Central Corner d’Angkor features a restaurant, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a bar and shared lounge in Siem Reap. The room was spacious, comfortable and beautifully decorated. The pool area is a private oasis and though it is small, it was always quiet to relax.

Frangipani Palace Hotel

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

This hotel features two swimming pools that include a rooftop saltwater pool and guests can enjoy meals at the in-house restaurant or have a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. Room service is provided 24 hours.

Bamboo Bungalow

Kampot, Cambodia

Bamboo Bungalow offers accommodation with views of the Kampot River and Bokor Mountain. It features free WiFi access and you can enjoy the on-site restaurant or have a drink at the riverside bar.

Kep Bungalows

Kep, Cambodia

Located between the sea and the Kep National Park. The lush garden, the bungalows located around the swimming pool, benefit from the shade. Relax by the pool or have a cocktail at the bar at sunset, you will be delighted!

What's Included

DINING

  • 9 Breakfasts
  • 7 Lunches
  • 1 Dinner

Meals are characterized by fresh, seasonal ingredients, prepared in a simple, classic style of Cambodia. Western food is also available during the trip.

Dietary Requirement
If you have any specific food requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies), please inform in advance so that we can provide a notice to the restaurant or hotel where you will be served.

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What's Included

TOUR GUIDE

Each activity comes with an experienced tour leader responsible for offering local insight, pursuing great experiences and make every tour exceptional.

They are trained to make your trip magical. We know that it’s the unexpected surprises that make a trip memorable. That’s why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.

MORE INFORMATION

What’s excluded

  • International and domestic flights
  • Visa or visa arrangements
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Sunscreen, mosquito repellent, hats, and protective clothing
  • Camera/video entrance fees
  • Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone, tips, etc)
  • Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above

Key facts & figures

  • DESTINATIONCambodia
  • STARTS | FINISHESSiem Reap | Phnom Penh
  • GROUP SIZEMin. 2 – Max. 12 People
  • MINIMUM AGE18 years old

Essential Information

Read important information about your destination(s), including weather,
Visa & passport, and tipping guidelines.

Travel in the time of COVID-19

For travelers who are planning their vacation as well as for trips that have already been booked, there are many questions about “Traveling in Times of COVID-19”.

As a traveler, you are responsible for complying with the travel regulations prescribed by airlines, airports, and destination countries. These include requirements for visas, vaccinations, COVID-19 passports, COVID-19 tests, and other entry documents. These requirements may change between the booking of the trip and the departure date. Therefore, it is important that you keep up to date with any changes in entry requirements until the date of departure.

If you have any further questions or need information about traveling to Cambodia, please contact us; we look forward to hearing from you!

Visa & Passport

Visitors to Cambodia require a passport to enter the country, and all travelers must hold a passport with validity for 6 months after their planned exit from Cambodia.

Citizens of the UK, EU countries, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States, and almost all other nationalities will require a visa to visit Cambodia. Non-UK residents should check with the Cambodian Embassy in their country of residence for the most up-to-date information. Most nationalities can get a visa on arrival at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap international airports without prior registration. A visa is issued on arrival for most nationalities for US $30/pax, and the visa has a one-month validity. You need to pay in cash and in US dollars and provide two recent, identical passport photographs.

Read more about applying for an electronic visa here:  www.evisa.gov.kh

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is not covered in the tour price. You can arrange travel insurance with your preferred insurance company. As medical facilities in Cambodia are rather limited, it is imperative for you to take out a good medical insurance policy when traveling.

Cambodia Weather

Cambodia is located in the tropical climate zone, in which neither the temperatures nor the hours of sunshine show great variations over the course of the year. Due to the tropical monsoons in Cambodia, a distinction is made between a dry season and a rainy season, and each of these seasons has its own charm.

The dry season runs from October to April and is the time to visit the coastal towns of Cambodia or the tropical islands. Temperatures are warm and comfortable during this time of year, and there are long periods of sunshine. Although it is relatively dry during this time, individual showers can occur.

The rainy season runs from May to September and is ideally suited to experiencing Cambodia’s nature in a, particularly green and lush way. The warm temperatures remain unchanged, while the rain ensures high humidity. There is a lot of rainfall, especially in the last months of the rainy season. For the entire time, however, the rain falls in short downpours.

While Cambodia can be visited year-round, it is important to note that small country roads that may pass through the more remote areas, e.g., the province of Mondulkiri, are impassable during the last two months of the rainy season.

Best time to visit Cambodia

Any time of year is a good time to visit Cambodia, with each season offering its own range of benefits. Throughout the year, the climate in Cambodia is hot and humid. The temperature remains in the 30°C range for the majority of the year, dropping to 20°C at night.

Cambodia Eat & Drink

The local dishes are among the healthiest in the world. It smells and tastes good and is reminiscent of Thai cuisine, but without the strong seasoning. Because of the shared history, there is also a great closeness to Vietnamese cuisine.

The best-known local dish is “Amok“, a fish curry with coconut cream, whereby the fish can also be replaced by chicken.

Only drink bottled mineral water that is cheap to buy anywhere. Do not drink tap water!

Money & ATM

The currency of Cambodia is called “Riel”, and there is, however, no need to change the currency into riel as US dollars are accepted everywhere. Please kindly note that ripped, torn, or old bills will not be accepted.

ATM machines are available in the main cities across the country, mostly in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. Banks are open Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM and on Saturday morning until 12:00 PM.

Most hotels and restaurants in the major cities will charge US dollars, but for other currencies, it is advisable to visit a bank. Traveler’s checks can be exchanged at banks and some hotels, but they are not usable outside of major cities.

We would highly recommend using a Visa or Master Card, as they are now accepted in many hotels, restaurants, and shops in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. If you wish to travel in a local taxi or Tuk-Tuk, make sure to have the right amount of cash and change with you, as the drivers are unlikely to keep a lot of cash with them.

Allow $20 per day for basic living expenses (drinks, meals, etc). A bottle of local beer will set you back roughly $1, a two-course lunch will set you back $7, and a two-course dinner would set you back $10.

Culture & Customs

It is interesting to get to know foreign customs and traditions, but respect is required. Below, we’ll give you a few tips on how you can move around the country without causing offense.

  • Don’t show any anger! Venturing out anger by speaking loudly or in a rude manner is perceived as extremely impolite. According to the Cambodian view, anyone who is yelled at loses face.
  • Public expressions of love (kissing, holding hands, etc.) are perceived as offensive. You rarely see couples holding hands here, whereas you see it often with friends.
  • When entering a house, you usually have to take off your shoes. When in doubt, follow the example of others.
  • Locals bow slightly to greet them, bend their arms and hold the palms of their hands together, with the younger ones’ first greeting. With foreigners (especially in business life), a handshake is accepted.
  • Do not touch children by the head, as this is said to bring bad luck. This is not a problem for the arms and shoulders.
  • Use both hands or just your right hand, never just your left hand, to hand over or receive things.
  • Inappropriate clothing (shorts, short skirts, tank tops, skimpy tops, etc.) should be avoided in sacred places and in the countryside.
  • When entering a monastery, the headgear may have to be removed and the shoes are taken off.
  • Do not point your finger at people or Buddha images.
  • If you sit in front of a Buddha altar (Dai), you must not point to it with your feet.
  • A female person is allowed to give something to a monk but never to touch him.

Please note: the central tower of the Angkor Wat complex is closed to tourists on Buddhist holidays.

Telephone & Internet

The international code is +855. Since making calls with a cell phone can be expensive (incoming and outgoing calls), the costs should be clarified in advance. It may be worth buying a SIM card (prepaid) in the country. Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, and there are internet cafes in larger cities.

Healthcare

We recommend carrying a modest supply of basic health care medications such as travel sickness tablets, anti-diarrhea tablets, antacids for indigestion, insect repellant, sun creams, and chosen antibiotics. Although the majority of these things are available in Cambodia, the security afforded by well-known names is comforting.

DATES & PRICES

Single Occupancy: From: +$350

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  • 2-3  GUESTS +$600 per person to trip price*
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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

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Jason

Group Traveller

First of all, I would like to thanks to the professionalism and kindness of this tour operator in Cambodia. The truth is that they have managed to make it a perfect trip, taking care of the details and very proactively arranged any program change. We have known a country and a culture very different from the southern one. Nature and temples are the most significant in the country. With our local guide, everything has been perfect. At all times they have been watching us, knowing where we were and where we were going. Great mention to Angkor Wat and the beach of Kep & Kampot. Spectacular place in the jungle, with incredible and wonderful beaches.

January 4, 2021

Anna

Group Traveller

The Best Experience In Cambodia

I had a great time in Cambodia. I booked Southern Cambodia Discovery 10 Days 9 Nights with Siem Reaper Travel. The guide was full of knowledgeable, experience and has a love for the culture. The accommodation and food are comfortable and clean with the good service. Everything was perfect. I would like highly recommend this tour.

March 12, 2020

Mark

All great!!!

We booked with Siem Reaper Travel and were very impressed with the company ran by local Cambodian. It was a 10 days multi holiday, which went very organized. Clean and comfortable accommodation and delicious food. An excellent and very knowledgeable tour guide, spoke excellent English. Everything went smoothly and we had a fantastic time. Thanks for a great experience!

February 25, 2020

Jeffery Scott

Amazing trip we made in Cambodia

Me and my partner book a 10 days trip to explore Cambodia. We were glad that we have chosen Siem Reaper as our tour operator. The trip was well organized from starts to finishes. Sokvuth was such a great guide, he accommodated us and ensured everything ran smoothly making the tour really fun. There were a good balance of planned activities and free time. The hotels we stayed in was perfect for the price, and of course food is YUMMY. Overall, we had a great time and would highly recommend this trip!

February 22, 2020
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