7 Days 6 Nights
Duration
All ages
Age
Valid until 31st December 2019
Period

Siem Reap > Preah Vihear > Kampong Thom > Kampong Cham > Phnom Penh

For those looking for a true cultural experience then this 7 day package has been designed for you. Take a journey through Cambodia and discover both an ancient history and a vibrant diverse society. Discover Angkor Wat one of the wonders of the world and then continue on to see floating villages, rural life and a sprawling Buddhist community in the heart of Phnom Penh.

This 7 day private package includes your own private guide to make your holiday truly memorable and will leave you with a deeper understanding of Cambodia and both its recent troubled past and ancient kingdoms.

With highlights including exploring mountain top ancient temples and while in Phnom Penh we take time to visit the Genocide Museum and Killing Fields which reflect and honour those lost to the brutal Khmer Rouge period. On this day we also take part in a cleansing ceremony in honour of those who lost their lives. We also take time to see the many fine artisans and their works and the not to be missed Aspara Dance which is at the heart of Khmer culture.

The tour of the Royal Palace and majestic Silver Pagoda which is the home of the King and Royal Family is another highlight. Enjoy a Cyclo tour through bustling Phnom Penh and visit Wat Phnom one the most holy religious temples in Cambodia.

This package will introduce you to Cambodian people, their history, culture, unforgettable landscapes and memories for a lifetime.

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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 ancient temples of Angkor Wat, to bustling markets and the world famous Killing Fields and Genocide Museum there is something for everyone.
TRIP TYPE Private Package

 

What’s Included ?

  • Six night’s accommodation in double/twin shared room
  • Breakfast at your overnight hotel
  • Private guide
  • All transfers in private A/C vehicle
  • Apsara dance performance and dinner
  • 1 Day Angkor Wat pass
  • Local boat and Canapes
  • Private boat tour floating village exploration and lunch
  • 4WD mountain top temple visit and picnic lunch
  • Entry to Genocide Museum, Killing Fields and Cleansing Ceremony
  • Entry to Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and Wat Phnom
  • Cyclo Tour
  • 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 Tears Eve at your Hotel or if you package does not include these dates on a night of the guests choosing.

Transportation:

  • Upgraded air conditioned private vehicle
  • Private local boat for river exploration

 

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,

Prices 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.

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Day 1: Siem Reap

Arrival Siem Reap > Markets >, Khmer Cuisine Dinning and Aspara Dance

Welcome to Siem Reap - the Kingdom of Wonder. You will be warmly greeted by your Green Cultural Travel guide who will ensure your hotel transfer and check in goes smoothly. After time to settle in your guide will take you to explore the town including its markets and the must see Artisan D’ Angkor, a school of Fine Art. You will then have time to enjoy the hotel facilities before your Guide escorts you to a welcome dinner sampling the unique Khmer cuisine while enjoying a performance of the world famous Apsara dance. With dancers, singers and musicians this cultural experience set in a unique Khmer wooden theatre is a great way to start your holiday.

Overnight – Siem Reap

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Day 2: Siem Reap

Siem Reap > Small Circuit > Unique Khmer Traditional boat (B)

After breakfast your guide will take you on the start of a magical journey for your first glimpse of the kingdom of Angkor at the legendary Angkor Wat Temple Complex. Moving on to Kravan Temple and Ta Phrom Temple, an ancient temple with trees growing out of the ruins against the jungle backdrop. Then we finish at the Bayon Temple which includes the Leper King and Elephant Terraces and the South Gate of Angkor Thom Temple.

As a magical way to end your first day of exploring Angkor Wat, guests will enjoy Canapes on a unique Khmer traditional boat. Enjoy the later afternoon sampling a wide selection of finger food, soft drinks, and local beer. Guests can then choose to relax at the hotel or head out into bustling Siem Reap and discover Pub Street with its many fine restaurants, bars and markets.

Overnight Siem Reap

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Day 3: Preah Vihear

Siem Reap > Koampong Khleang > Preah Vihear (B, L)

After breakfast guests will start the day with a visit to the war museum, then in stark contrast the peaceful Wat Damnak which is the biggest pagoda in Siem Reap and a well-known landmark on the eastern side of the Siem Reap River.

Afterwards we will visit a local boat community known as Kompong Khleang which is the largest floating floating village in Siem Reap. Guests will get a glimpse of daily life on the Tonle Sap from this unique village. Come to understand the challenges and the issues the community face. This is a community based tour unlike others offered in town and so the benefits stay within Kompong Khleang. Included in this local tour is lunch sampling Khmer Cuisine at a local community restaurant.

We then continue our journey onto the province of Preah Vihear with amazing tropical mountains and is also home of part of the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve.

Overnight Preah Vihear

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Day 4: Kampong Thom

Preah Vihear > Kampong Thom (B & Picnic Lunch)

Today your guide will take you to Prasat Preah Vihear at the top of mountain reached by an exhilarating four-wheel drive journey. Prasat Preah Vihear, built during the six-centuries-long Khmer Empire is a key edifice of the empire's spiritual life. It was supported and modified by successive kings and so bears elements of several architectural styles.  You will also enjoy the amazing views with Thailand in the distance.

We move onto to discover the central province of Kampong Thom. On your journey you will visit Preah Khan (of) Kampong Svay and Prasat Bakan (according to local pronunciation) or Bakan Svay Rolay.  This stands as the largest single religious complex ever built during the Angkorian Era as its exterior enclosure is about 5 km square.

Overnight Kampong Thom

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Day 5: Kampong Cham

Kampong Thom > Kampong Cham (B & Picnic Lunch)

With your guide you will continue your cultural emersion with a visit to the Pre-Angkorian Chenla Kingdom (late 6th to 9th century), including a visit to the Sambor Prei Kuk (Prasat Sambor Prei Kuk) Temple which is an archaeological site where the ruins are of a religious complex. Established by king Isanavarman I as a central royal sanctuary and capital. Known then as Isanapura.

In the afternoon we then head to Kampong Cham province meaning the “Port of the Chams” (reference to Cham people) which is situated on the central lowlands of the mighty Mekong River. The landscapes are vibrant and rich with the lush greenery of orchards and plantations. It is highly recommended that you stop and sample the local seasonal fruit on your journey there.

Overnight Kampong Cham  

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Day 6: Phnom Penh

Kampong Cham > Norkor Bachey > Phnom Srey Phnom Pros > Phnom Penh (B)

Today guests start their journey onto Phnom Penh and along the way will visit Nokor Bachey Temple, which is one of the treasures of the Kampong Cham province. Made of laterite stones, much of this Temple is lost to the ravages of time but you will still see structures like the six lions, eight dragons and two devils.

You will also explore Phnom Srey Phnom Pros which is a wonderful place and another “treasure” of the region and a must see. The temple is built in the form of Bontey Srey temple. You will also find two more pagodas that are located close to each other and remain an important part of religious daily life.

Then we continue onwards to Phnom Penh with guests having the opportunity to stop and sample some great street side food including for the brave, spiders, crickets and other local delicacies. We will arrive in Phnom Penh in the mid afternoon for checking into your hotel and time to get refreshed.

As an introduction to this vibrant city you will do an afternoon tour and will travel in a unique Khmer vehicle from Wat Ounalom a sprawling temple complex to Wat Phnom, Your transport will be 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. Wat 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 and 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.

On the way back to your hotel 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. Guests are free then to relax or head out to start exploring this bustling city and its many restaurants and clubs.Then transfer to the airport for your departure flight or onto the next part of your Cambodian adventure.

Overnight Phnom Penh

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Day 7: Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh > Royal Palace > Tour of Remembrance (B )

Your guide will today 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.

Guests will then begin what is for many a harrowing but unforgettable part of the day in what we call our Tour of Remembrance. Come to understand the   brutality of the Khmer Rouge regime. We start by visiting the Genocide museum or Toul Sleng (S-21) - the prison where it is estimated more than 15,000 people were tortured.

We then follow the last journey of the victims who were taken after their interrogation and torture to Choeung Eng or Killing Fields, a haunting but peaceful experience in what is now the final resting place for so many. We end our day at a local temple for a cleansing ceremony in which we make an offering to the lost souls of this brutal period.

Then transfer to the airport for your departure flight or onto the next part of your Cambodian adventure.

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Exclusions

  • Visa fee
  • Flights & airport taxes
  • Other personal expenses
  • Beverages
  • Other activities
  • Tips, and all services not clearly mentioned
  • Travel Insurance which is required

Guide surcharge:

Guide Type Individual Group
French speaking guide $20 per day $30 per day
Chinese 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

 

Remarks

  • 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 policy

  • Child under 2: Free of charge
  • Child under 12 years old sharing room with adult: 50% of package cost for Adult twin share price
  • Child 12 years old and above: 100% of adult cost

CANCELLATION: 

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.

Local Culture

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.

Local Flights

There are no flights on this Package

Joining Hotel

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.

Arrival Complications

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.

Emergency Contact

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 12 536 791

From within Cambodia:  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.

Visas

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.

Spending Money

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.

Money Exchange

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.

Tipping

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.

Health

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.

Medical Form

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: 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 Green Cultural Travel Hub Limited.

Purchasers of our Packages will automatically become members of our Green Cultural Travel Hub and 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 Green Cultural Travel Hub Limited.

Local Dress

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.

Green Cultural Travel Hub

When you purchase a Green Cultural Travel package you automatically become a member of the Green Cultural Travel Hub. This 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.

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