- Beach & Island
- Great Journey's
- Kep & kampot
- Koh Kong
- Koh Rong or Koh Rong Sanloem
- Phnom Penh
- Sihanouk Ville
Discover the beautiful south west coast of Cambodia on this great fourteen day package. While we take time to visit some ancient and majestic temples and experience this unique culture the focus of this package is for those looking for a coastal getaway. Plenty of down time to enjoy these great mix of destinations but also some great tours and activities for that once in a lifetime experience.
Discover jungle waterfalls, riverine systems and traditional fishing villages as we take in the unique province of Koh Kong, Then onto the coast playground of Sihanouk Ville before escaping to the tropical island of Koh Rong.
We continue through beautiful tropical landscapes to Kep and explore its islands, fishing communities and markets. We then take a magical climb up into Bokor Mountain and explore this unique highland plateau. We start and end in Phnom Penh and have also included a tour of the Royal Palace, Wat Phnom and a sunset cruise and dinner on the might Mekong River.
Take a magical journey along Cambodia’s beautiful coast and enjoy this great mix of time to relax and unique activities.
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|TRAVEL STYLE||Private getaway perfect for couples, families, friends or the solo adventurer.|
|SERVICE LEVEL||Superior level of accommodation and your Green Cultural Guide will ensure your holiday is worry free and your tours unforgettable.|
|PHYSICAL RATING||Great for people of all ages and levels of fitness. From exploring tropical islands to jungle Waterfalls and riverine systems there is something for everyone to discover and enjoy. Some temple visits require climbing a number of stairs which may not be suitable for everyone.|
|TRIP TYPE||Private Package|
- Thirteen nights accommodation in double/twin shared room
- Breakfast at your overnight hotel
- Private guide for day tours
- All transfers in private A/C vehicle
- Entry to Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and Wat Phnom
- Cyclo Tour
- Puppet theatre show
- Private boat tour for jungle waterfall experience
- Picnic lunch on boat tour
- Private boat tour of riverine system and fishing village
- BBQ lunch at the fishing village
- Fast ferry transfer to Koh Rong
- Local boat transfer to Coconut Beach
- Private boat tour on Koh Rong for snorkelling and island exploration
- Private boat tour from Kep for snorkelling and island exploration
- Bokor Mountain national park entry
- Lunch at the Thansur Bokor Highland Resort
- Sunset river cruise and dinner
- Morning tea on all private tours
- Chilled water during your transfers
- All government taxes excluding Visa.
- All packages booked within the Peak season includes a gala dinner either on Christmas Day or New Years Eve at your Hotel or if you package does not include these dates on a night of the guests choosing.
- Upgraded air conditioned private vehicle
- Fast ferry for Koh Rong transfers
- Local boat transfer to Coconut Beach on Koh Rong
- Private local boats for snorkelling and island exploration at Koh Rong and Kep
Your Selection of Hotels
If the hotel shown is not available we reserve the right to provide an alternative comparable hotel. If you are not satisfied with the available alternative the Guests may cancel their booking and receive a full refund.
Pricing Per Guest (USD)
Excluding triple share, where adult groups are an odd number of guests then prices are based on twin share plus one single room.
Day 1: Arrival - Phnom Penh (Non)
Welcome to Phnom Penh, Cambodia - the Kingdom of Wonder. You will be warmly greeted by your guide who will ensure your transfer and check in goes smoothly before taking you on the start of your exploration of this charming city. We start with a visit to the majestic Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda which is a complex of buildings which still serves as the residence of the King and Royal family.
We then wander through the sprawling Wat Ounalom which is one of Phnom Penh's five original monasteries (established in1422). It houses the Institute of Bouddhique and library and offers a great glimpse of temple life.
You will travel in a unique Khmer vehicle from Wat Ounalom to Wat Phnom known as a Cyclos (pronounced see-cloe) which are an integral part of the Phnom Penh landscape. Cyclo drivers, however, are among the poorest of the urban poor in Cambodia and so we would love you to give them a tip and see the smile on their face. War Phnom is the tallest religious structure in the city and home to beautiful statutes, sculptures and artworks.
Your cylco driver will then take you on a ride through the Riverside precinct and you will see many fine examples of French colonial architecture along with the unique shop houses. Take in the Library, Municipal Hall, Post Office and then in stark contrast the art deco inspired Central Market with its massive central dome with four arms branching out into vast hallways with countless stalls selling a rich tapestry of goods. This market is a great opportunity for some bargain hunting and haggling.
After returning to your hotel and relaxing you will head out to experience a unique show and discover the rich diversity of Cambodian performing arts. This must do experience at the shadow puppet theatre includes folklore and mask dances, theatre and traditional music.
Overnight: Phnom Penh
Day 2: Phnom Penh - Koh Kong (B)
After breakfast your guide will accompany you on the start of your exploration and escape to the beautiful south west coast of Cambodia. We first head to the lush Kravanh Mountains or Cardamom Mountains to truly experience nature at its finest. You will also discover the river of Tatai filled with aquatic life in its pristine waters. Surrounded by beautiful forests and part of the greater Koh Kong province this area is home to white sandy beaches. Your journey would not be complete without stopping to sample delicious seasonal fruit.
Guests will be able to select from two amazing resorts to stay on this leg of their journey. The first is a charming room on the river bank within the Ta Tai Resort or a floating tent on the river within the unique 4 Rivers Floating Lodge.
Please note that this lodge is only accessible by boat and we must arrive in time for the last boat,
Overnight: Koh Kong
Day 3: Koh Kong (B & Picnic Lunch)
Following a leisurely breakfast your guide will take you to explore this nature’s playground. Depending on your start date, day one of this leg of your journey will be a visit to the must see Tatai Waterfall. Your day, depending on the tide, starts at around 10am for the 45-minute boat ride past Tatai village to the falls. Turning on to a tributary you head into the heart of the Cardamom jungle to the far-off sounds of exotic birds and its secretive wildlife. Within minutes you are at journey’s end, gazing down into the turbulent waters of the falls.
After enjoying a picnic lunch and even a leisurely hydro-massage we give you time to relax and soak in the sights and sounds of the jungle. For those wishing to add a little adventure we have kayaks to explore the river.
After leaving the falls, depending of the season, you have the opportunity to paddle your kayak to a traditional Cambodian farm and get a glimpse of traditional rural Khmer life.
Overnight: Koh Kong
Day 4: Koh Kong (B & BBQ Lunch)
Today your guide will take you on the second leg of your Kok Kong adventure. As noted above day 2 and day 3 alternate depending on your start date. We board a local traditional boat to head to Koh Kong Khnong. Leaving your resort at around 10am, depending on the tide, you will cruise deep into the mangroves to experience a rare glimpse of life among the fishing communities that live off the natural bounty of this watery paradise.
A refreshing drink will be served en route as you glide down the waterway to your fishing village destination where you will spend time with these shy but friendly people. While the men tend their boats, the womenfolk patiently mend their nets and children play tag and football in the narrow alleyways between the stilt houses.
A delicious BBQ lunch on the beach will be served after visiting the local pagoda and exploring this delightful village.
Continuing exploration, you will experience the pure magic of nature among the mangroves from our boat and the kayaks before heading back to your resort for time to relax and unwind.
Overnight: Koh Kong
Day 5: Koh Kong - Shinaouk Ville (B)
We continue on today to Sihanouk Ville, Cambodia’s premier beach town. After ensuring your hotel check-in goes smoothly your guide will introduce to this unique coastal destination which has something for everyone. From finding your own deserted section of beach to the local’s favorite spot to savor freshly caught seafood your guide will help you the suits you.
For those looking for adventure there are also a wide variety of adventures available from a boat trip to one of the largely little-explored islands with breathtaking scenery or hire a variety of watercraft for some aquatic fun.
Sunsets on the beach at Sihanouk Ville cannot be missed and a foot massage and fresh seafood cooked in front of you will tell you are really on holiday.
Overnight: Sihanouk Ville
Day 6: Sihanouk Ville (B)
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and then the day is free to do as you please. Enjoy the hotel facilities, wander or laze on the beach or take on one of the many water sports, visit the local markets of pamper yourself in one of the many day spa’s available.
Overnight: Sihanouk Ville
Day 7: Sihanouk Ville - Koh Rong (B)
We head today to Koh Rong, the second largest island in Cambodia. The fast ferry is approximately 45 or 90 minutes depending on if it stops at the sister island of Koh Rong Sanloem. For those that like to party the landing point on Koh Rong is home to many guest houses, back packers, restaurants and bars.
But take a short boat ride and you will discover deserted beaches, coral reefs and beautiful tropical landscapes. We prefer to escape the party scene and in this package we will take you on a 30 minute local boat ride to Coconut beach which is a small enclave of accommodation set on a beautiful bay.
If you would prefer to stay where the nightlife is please contact us as we can tailor this leg of your package to your requirements.
Overnight: Koh Rong
Day 8: Koh Rong (B)
Take in this stunning retreat over a leisurely breakfast before jumping on a local boat to explore the island. Your guide will show you beautiful coral reefs where you can snorkel and then explore deserted beaches or even visit a local fishing village.
Then the rest of the day is free to relax or head out and explore the island.
Overnight: Koh Rong
Day 9: Koh Rong (B)
Another day in paradise so no need to rush breakfast as this day is yours to do as you please.
Overnight: Koh Rong
Day 10: Koh Rong - Sihanouk Ville - Kep (B)
We return today to the mainland and onwards to Kep. Located just a few kilometers from the border with Vietnam it was historically the seaside escape for Kings. Kep had fallen on hard times due to the Khmer Rouge as can be witnessed by many abandoned French colonial buildings. It is now going through a renaissance as visitors are starting to rediscover the charm of this area.
The journey to Kep takes in some beautiful tropical landscapes with many plantations small villages. Be sure to stop and enjoy fresh tropical fruit straight from the orchard.
Day 11: Kep - Kampot - Kep (B & Lunch at restaurant Bokor Mountain Resort)
After breakfast, your guide will take you on an exploration of the neighboring province of Kampot, home of beautiful old French colonial architecture. Also renowned for the quality of its fruits (durian, coconut, mango and many more), its sea salt and of course the famous Kampot Pepper. The special fresh climate and soil type of Kampot as well as the experience from generations of pepper farmers make this pepper unique and much sought-after by gourmets worldwide.
We then continue through tropical rural landscapes and take the stunning climb by vehicle up into the Preah Monivong National Park. Often climbing up through the clouds pack a jumper as it gets chilly. Known as Phnom Bokor (Bokor Mountain) it is a place of contrasts. Ancient pagodas hanging on the edge of the mountain are almost surreal sitting near a modern casino and resort. The original resort was constructed as a temperate mountain luxury resort and retreat for colonial residents in the early 1920s and take the time to explore these abandoned buildings that reflect a bygone era.
Guests will enjoy a lunch here at the Resort before continuing their experience of this unique highlands plateau.
Day 12: Kep (B)
Today we continue our exploration of Kep and travel by boat to Koh Ton Say Resort a nature resort and sometimes known as Rabbit Island. There are two beaches suitable for swimming with white sand and safe shallow water. Snorkel over coral reefs with colorful fish, plants and other sea life. A great opportunity to relax on the beach or the natural pool and sample fresh local seafood.
Returning in the afternoon to your hotel you relax or continue to explore the charming town of Kep with its fishing communities, salt farms and famous seafood market.
Day 13: Kep - Phnom Penh (B & Sunset cruise and dinner)
Its time to leave the coast and begin our journey to Phnom Penh. You will pass through Ta Keo province and can take time to visit Phnom Chiosor Temple . It was built in the early 11th century by King Suryavarman and sits on top of a hill requiring visitors to climb 412 steps to the summit and a reasonable level of fitness is required for this climb. The views alone make the climb worth the journey as it affords visitors a panoramic view of Takeo province with rice paddies stretching for kilometers. It is framed on 3 sides by buildings of a modern pagoda. Inside the main temple there is Buddhist statues worshipped by the monks and lay pilgrims. An enclosure, partially ruined surrounds the ancient complex. In 1973 the area of Phnom Chisor was devastated by an US bomb attack and rebuilt in 1979. Then guests will visit Ta Prohm Temple a temple older than Angkor Wat and is a magnificent example of Cambodian architecture.
We then continue to Phnom Penh where after checking into your hotel you can venture out into this bustling city or take time to unwind. In the late afternoon we head to Tonle Sap (river) and board a traditional local boat for a sunset cruise where we venture out onto the mighty Mekong River. Enjoy dinner on board and enjoy this unique perspective of this bustling city and the meeting place of four great rivers.
Overnight: Phnom Penh
Day 14: Phnom Penh - Departure (B)
You will be free to head out or relax at the hotel until it is time to transfer to the airport for your departure or your guide will ensure you connect with the next part of your Cambodian adventure.
End of services
• Visa fee
• Flights & airport taxes
• Other personal expenses
• Other activities
• Tips, and all services not clearly mentioned
• Travel Insurance which is required
Guide Type Individual Group
French speaking guide $20 per day $30 per day
German Speaking guide $35 per day $45 per day
Spanish speaking guide $50 per day $65 per day
Russian speaking guide $50 per day $65 per day
Italian speaking guide $80 per day $90 per day
• Prices are net per person in United States Dollars (USD) and are subject to change without prior notice
• Prices are based on twin-share basis except solo travellers and are subject to room availability upon Package booking
• No refund for any un-utilized Package
• Surcharge for other languages speaking guide (Advise at time of booking)
• Airport transfer surcharge of USD 5 per person each way for pick-up or send-off from 21:00 hrs to 06:00hrs (adjust based on group size)
• Child under 2: Free of charge
• Child under 12 years old sharing room with adult: 80% of package cost
• Child 12 years old and above: 100% of adult cost
FIT (Individual) Travel Arrangement
- Period before arrival* Amount of Cancellation of the holiday price
- More than 45 days before arrival- Free Of Charge (FOC)
- More than 21 days before arrival– 30%
- Less than 14 days before arrival – 50%
- Less than 7 days before arrival – 80%
- Failure on traveling date at point of arrival 100%
GIT (Group – 7 guests or more) – Travel Arrangement
- Period before arrival* Amount of Cancellation of the holiday price
- More than 60 days before arrival- Free Of Charge (FOC)
- More than 45 days before arrival– 30%
- Less than 21 days before arrival – 50%
- Less than 14 days before arrival – 80%
- Failure on traveling date at point of arrival 100%
**Note – Some holidays may be liable to 100% cancellation fees – this will be advised
at the time of booking. You will be notified on your confirmation invoice if different cancellation charges apply.
The Cambodian people are very modest, so avoid wearing clothes that are too short or revealing in public and in particular at religious or culturally significant places.
Ask permission before taking someone’s photo.
Due to the nature of travel in Asia, a backpack is more suited to this trip than a suitcase.
There are no flights on this Package
For details of your joining hotel, please refer to your Green Cultural Travel tour voucher. Alternatively, contact the Green Cultural Travel office or your travel agent.
We don’t expect any problems, and nor should you. However, if you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled for any reason, please contact us immediately. Please refer to our emergency contact details.
If you need to contact us in an emergency, it is best to call either the Green Cultural Travel Local Representative or our Green Cultural Travel Local Office first. If you don’t receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message with your contact information so they can return your call as soon as possible.
Emergency contact numbers
Green Cultural Travel Office Phnom Penh, Cambodia
During Office hours GMT +7 (Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 5.30pm, Saturday 8.30am to 12.30pm, Sunday 8:30am to 12:00pm
From outside Cambodia: +855 23 900 534 or +855 12 536 791
From within Cambodia: 012 23 900 534 or 012 536 791
After hours emergency number
From outside Cambodia: +855 12 536 791
From within Cambodia: 012 536 791
What to Take
What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit during your entire vacation. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible.
Most travellers carry a small to medium size backpack or rolling bag or suitcase.
You will also need a day pack or bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like iPods and mobile phones.
Please note that visas for entry into Cambodia are the responsibility of each individual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip will vary depending on where you are from, and where you are going. Rules do change. For the most up-to-date information, please check your government’s foreign ministry website or contact your travel agent.
CAMBODIA – Visas can be obtained in advance from your local Cambodian Embassy or Consulate OR on arrival for $30 USD. Please bring at least two passport photos.
You will require two clean pages (minimum) in your passport and at least six months validity.
Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others, while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs. Consider your likely spending habits when budgeting for drinks, shopping and tipping.
We have provided some specific recommendations below to assist you to plan your budget and manage your money while on holiday.
During your holiday, you will use both the Cambodian Riel and US Dollar as local currencies. Because currency exchange rates in South East Asia do fluctuate quite frequently, we ask that you refer to the following website for the most up to date information on exchange rates: www.xe.com
The best way to access local currency in Cambodia is from an Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) with a debit card. ATMs are readily available throughout South East Asia and will usually accept cards from both the Visa and MasterCard international networks. If possible, travel with both a Visa and a MasterCard to provide backup in case of loss or access problems with one card. Please note, your bank will usually charge a fee for overseas withdrawals.
USD Cash is recommended for those occasions when ATMs are not accessible such as a number of islands and remote provinces. You should bring some cash with you for emergency situations (please refer to our trip dossier) but not a substantial amount as carrying only cash is high risk. The ideal mix is two or more ATM card/s with some cash as back-up.
If you are bringing US Dollars, please make sure that the notes are new and in good condition. Notes older than 2003, or with any tears or blemishes may not be accepted. Be fussy with your bank when buying cash!
Credit cards are accepted at some upmarket hotels and restaurants, and some larger stores if shopping for big items. They are of no use at smaller establishments.
Cash advances with your credit card are also possible at some banks. However, the process is time-consuming and tends to attract high fees.
Traveller’s cheques can be tricky, time-consuming and expensive to exchange. While we do not recommend that you bring them as your primary source of funds, you may choose to bring one or two cheques in case of emergency. Thomas Cook or American Express travellers’ cheques in US currency are the easiest to exchange.
Depending on the service, it is customary in Asia to tip service providers, such as waiters, approximately 10%. Though not compulsory, tipping is expected and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your holiday. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is an opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers we use. Recommendations for tipping drivers and local guides range from $1.5-$3.5 USD per person, per day, depending on the quality and length of the service. If unsure, ask your local Green Cultural Travel representative.
Please note inoculations may be required for the country visited. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure.
We recommend that you carry a small First Aid kit, hand sanitizers or antibacterial wipes, and any personal medical supplies you might require.
Please be aware that for those Packages that are in remote areas and away from medical facilities. For legal reasons, our Green Cultural Travel representatives are prohibited from administering any drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc. In Asia, pharmacies tend to stock the same western drugs available in your home country, but they are usually locally produced and may have different names. To ensure you can access to the right treatment, ask your doctor for the details of the active components and dosage instructions if you think you might need to purchase prescription medication while here.
When selecting your trip, please read the brochure and itinerary carefully to assess your ability to cope with our style of travel.
Safety and Security
Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government’s advice for their latest travel information before departure.
We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt for keeping your passport, air tickets, travellers’ cheques, cash, and other valuable items safe. Leave your expensive jewellery at home. You won’t need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables while on tour. We recommend a lock for securing your luggage.
During your journey, you will have some free time to pursue your own interests. You can relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your Green Cultural Travel representative can assist you with options available in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary. We, therefore, offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your personal judgment before selecting an activity in your free time.
Although the locations you will visit on your selected Package are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering about at night. We recommend our guests stay in small groups and take taxis for any night time excursions, including restaurant visits.
Protests and Demonstrations- Protests and demonstrations, even those that are well intended, have the potential to turn violent with no warning. Counter protests can also turn violent. Action by security forces to disperse demonstrators and protesters may occur at any time. If you are in an area where demonstrators or protesters are gathering, avoid the temptation of staying for a photo opportunity and leave the area immediately.
As a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their personal luggage. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. These requirements ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to complete their chosen trip comfortably. While our
Representatives work hard to ensure all our traveller’s needs are catered for, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day’s activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information.
A Word of Warning
When exploring on your own carry only the necessary minimum with you and use a well-hidden money belt for cash and credit cards. The majority of your valuables, including your passport, should be left in the hotel safe. You can organise use of the safe at the reception of your accommodation. There is no need to get paranoid, just be cautious.
Please do not buy gems in Cambodia unless you know what you are doing. Even if they are genuine, you should not expect to be able to sell them at home. If you fall victim to a gem scam, we are unable to assist you.
Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is compulsory to participate in any of our packages. Your Green Cultural Travel representative will communicate with you prior to your departure to ensure you have insurance in place and we will take note of your insurance details. When selecting a travel insurance policy, please bear in mind that all clients must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance, we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name.
Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage, and emergency contact telephone number.
Green Cultural Travel – Community Programs
For every package purchased directly on line through our website, Green Cultural Travel Pte Ltd will donate 2% of the package price excluding the value of any airfares to our affiliated charity Guarding Glory Limited.
Purchasers of our Packages will automatically become members of our Green Cultural Travel Hub and for an understanding of the Hub” visit www.gcthub.com Members of our Hub receive a monthly magazine and access to some great travel specials and follow the progress of the community programs we support. Guests can also take the opportunity when booking a Package to make their own donation to Guarding Glory Limited.
In Cambodia, the dress standard is more conservative than it is back home. When packing, try to choose long, loose, lightweight, clothing that will keep you comfortable in the mostly hot and humid Asian climate.
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