G MEKONG HOTEL
#419 Monivong Blvd, Khan 7 Makara,
Phnom Penh 12257, Cambodia
The G Mekong Hotel is an artistic urban sanctuary that embraces contemporary design, stylish comfort and metropolitan luxury. The Hotel is perfectly located on Monivong Boulevard in the heart of Phnom Penh, a city the French once called the ‘Paris of the East’ set on the banks of the mythical Mekong River.
The Hotel is ideally placed only a few minutes from the city’s timeless landmarks such as the Independence Monument, the Royal Palace, Wat Phnom, Museums, the Old Central Market and the beautiful riverside precinct, where visitors enjoy evening strolls or idyllic boat trips on the river.
| What we like:
" A stylish new hotel located just away from the tourist area. We love the decor of this hotel and the location puts guests in the heart of authentic Phnom Penh but still within easy reach of all the places you want to see. The roof top swimming pool is an absolute sanctuary and a great place to take in the views of the city. "
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Rooms and Suites
With a range of rooms from superior, deluxe, family rooms and suites the rooms are spacious and beautifully appounted and features include
- Room Service Available - Gym Access - Buffet breakfast - WiFi High Speed - Safety Box - 1 Bottle of Water Daily - daily house keeping
The G Star restaurant and bar offers guests fashionable fine dining in a stylish and relaxed atmosphere, featuring contemporary Asian dishes, international classics and the local flavours and aromas of Khmer cuisine and the greater Mekong region. All set amongst the modernist ambience of a fashionable galleria featuring stylish elements of natural and distressed materials and artistic deconstruction and urban renewal that is part of the new Phnom Penh aesthetic.
Take the plunge at the top of the town, our rooftop swimming pool offers the perfect invigorating swimming and poolside experience overlooking the city scape and beyond. Relax in out poolside cabanas or take refreshments at the rooftop bar.
The beauty and relaxation techniques of the Khmer civilization -from the apsaras and the era of Angkor to the secrets remedies, therapies and traditions of the Mekong river region- are part of folklore, at the G SPA you will enjoy the ultimate spa packages, products, treatments and massage techniques all designed to ensure that your stay with us is one of enlightened relaxation and heightened beauty on the inside and out, for your mind, body and soul.
G Mekong Phnom Penh Escape
3 Days 2 Nights
With limited availability this is a great way to discover this vibrant city
Price per person twin share in a deluxe room is $1200 USD
What's Included ?
- Two night’s accommodation in deluxe double/twin shared room
- Buffet Breakfast
- Cylco Tour
- Central Market tour
- Private guide
- All transfers in private A/C vehicle
- Apsara dance performance
- G Spa rejuvination package
- Mekong River sunset cruise including dinner
- Traditional Khmer Feast at G Mekong Hotel
- Morning tea on all private tour
- Chilled water during your transfers
- All government taxes excluding Visa.
- Upgraded air conditioned private vehicle
- Private local boat for river cruise
Day 1: Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh (L,D) > Royal Palace > Wat Ounalom > Cyclo Tour > Wat Phnom > Central Markets
Depending on the time of your arrival Guests can choose to have their City Tour on their first or second day. For guests to fully appreciate all we want to show you today, it is best we start by no later than 9.30 am from your hotel or the airport. Your guide will then take 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 will take in the mighty four faced river including the mighty upper and lower Mekong and Tonle Sap Rivers and we will take you past the Independence Monument which was built in 1958 to commemorate Cambodia's independence from France in 1953 and then the statue of the late and dearly loved King Norodom Sihanouk.
Then its time for a break and relax at one of the many fine local restaurants in the Riverside precinct.
We then wander through the sprawling Wat Ounalom which is one of Phnom Penh's five original monasteries (1422). 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 Cyclo (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.
Along the way your Cylco driver will take you through the main tourist precinct known as Riverside and you will see many fine examples of French colonial architecture along with the unique shop houses. Take in the Library, Municipal Hall and Post Office. After taking in the ancient wat Phnom your guide will take you to 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 more bargain hunting and haggling.
As a great way to finish your day you will enjoy a performance of the world famous Apsara dance. With dancers, singers and musicians this cultural experience not to be missed. Then we head back to G Mekong Hotel to enjoy a tradional Khmer dinner featuring the finest that this cuisine has to offer.
Overnight: Phnom Penh
Day 2: Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh (B, D) >G Spa Wellness Treatement > Sunset River Cruise & Dinner
Guests today can relax and enjoy a day of pampering with a G Spa Wellness treatement and time spent by the roof top pool. Or youc an head out and explore this vibrant city and its shops, markets and amazing mix of atraditional and modern that makes up daily life.
In the late afternoon we will take you to board a traditional Khmer River boat for a sunset cruise out onto the might Mekong River. Enjoy an authentic Khmer dinner while watching the city transform. Taking in Phnom Penh from the river is a must see perspective and for those still with some energy we also recommend you visit one of the roof top bars that front the river end your night.
Overnight: Phnom Penh
Day 3: Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh > Departure (B)
Take a leisurely buffet breakfast and then relax in the sophisticated surroundings that is the G Mekong Hotel, Late check out is included in the package and you can also head out and take in more of Phnom Penh. until it is time to transfer to the airport for your departure flight or onto your next great Cambodian adventure.
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The Cambodian people are very modest, so avoid wearing clothes that are too short or revealing in public.
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.
- Visa fee
- Flights & airport taxes
- Other personal expenses
- Other activities
- Tips, and all services not clearly mentioned
- Travel Insurance which is required
- 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 request)
- 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: 50% 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
There are no flights on this tour
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 (The week: 8:30am/8:30pm and the weekend: 8:30am/5:30pm Local Time)
From outside Cambodia: +855 12 53 67 91/+855 23 900 534
From within Cambodia: 012 53 67 91/023 900 534
After hours emergency number
From outside Cambodia: +855 023 900 534/+855 17 97 87 70
From within Cambodia: 023 900 534/096 33 63 133
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 this tour, 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 your 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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Green Cultural Travel Hub
When you purchase a Green Cultural Travel package you automatically become a member of the Green Cultural Travel Hub. This is connects you to us and like-minded travellers. Our monthly magazine is full of travel news, trip information, interesting stories, special offers and contests. We also include more information on how you can give back, and support, the people and places we love to visit through our local Community Programmes.