The journey begins
This package is for those that want to tick all the boxes in bustling Phnom Penh and guests need to plan their flights to allow two full days to make the most of all we have install for you. This package includes your own personal guide to make your holiday insightful and truly memorable.
With highlights including a visit to 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 visit the Independent Monument, majestic Royal Palace the home of a King, Silver Pagoda and the stunning temples of Wat Ounalom and Wat Phnom. You will come to better understand this unique and ancient culture as you take in this vibrant city. You will also enjoy a performance of the hypnotic and the not to be missed Aspara Dance which is at the heart of Khmer culture.
This package will introduce you to Cambodian people, their history, culture, unforgettable landscapes and memories for a lifetime.
Is this package for me?
|TRAVEL STYLE||Private getaway perfect for couples, families, friends or the solo adventurer.|
|SERVICE LEVEL||This package is a premium quality Quick Escape hosted by our Local Expert Partner Green Era Travel.|
|PHYSICAL RATING||Great for people of all ages and levels of fitness. From ancient temples to the bustling markets there is something for everyone.|
|TRIP TYPE||Private Package|
- One night’s accommodation in double/twin shared room
- Breakfast at your overnight hotel
- Cyclo Tour
- Central Market tour
- Private guide
- All transfers in private A/C vehicle
- Apsara dance performance
- Entry to Genocide Museum, Killing Fields and Cleansing Ceremony
- Entry to Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and Wat Phnom
- Morning tea on all private tours
- Chilled water during your transfers
- All government taxes excluding Visa.
- Upgraded air conditioned private vehicle
Pricing Per Guest (USD)
1st October to the 7th December, 16th January to the 31st March
|4 to 6 Guests||$270||$294||$365|
8th December to the 15th January
|4 to 6 Guests||$370||$398||$474|
1st April to the 30th September
|4 to 6 Guests||$266||$289||$351|
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Day 1: Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh (D) > Royal Palace > Wat Ounalom > Wat Phnom > French Colonial Architecture
For guests planning their arrival to fully appreciate all we want to show you today, it is best we start by no later than 10.30 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 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.
Overnight: Phnom Penh
Day 2: Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh > Genocide Museum > Killing Fields > Cleansing Ceremony
Guests will today take what is for many a harrowing but unforgettable 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. On the way back into the Riverside precinct 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.
Depending on your time of departure you will be free to head and take in more of Phnom Penh with some other great markets, many fine shops and some other lesser known but stunning temples to explore. Or you can just relax at the hotel until it is time to transfer to the airport for your departure flight or onto your net great Cambodian adventure.
End of Services
Click on the tabs below to view our partner Hotels and Resorts.
|Frangapani Royal Palace Hotel & Spa|
|Deluxe Double or Twin Room|
|A delightful hotel situated on the edge of the city’s art district, the bustling river front area and the historic Royal Palace. With a roof top pool and restaurant, spa, and spacious, comfortable rooms, the hotel is the perfect base from which to explore Cambodia’s capital.|
|Deluxe Double or Twin Room|
|Perched on the idyllic setting of the Tonle Sap River, be immersed by the essence of serenity at this five-star establishment. Enjoy splendid views of the Mekong Delta in a tranquil resort haven.|
These are our selected Hotel Partners and after you have Booked your Great Journey we will contact you seeking your preference of hotels. We cannot guarantee your preference and in the unlikely chance that all of our Partner Hotels are unavailable we reserve the right to provide an alternative comparable hotel. If you are not satisfied with the available alternative then Guests may cancel their booking and receive a full refund.
- Visa fee
- Flights & airport taxes
- Other personal expenses
- Other activities
- Tips, and all services not clearly mentioned
- Meals not specifically mentioned in the itinerary.
- Travel Insurance which is required
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
- 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: 50% of package cost for Adult twin share price
- Child 12 years old and above: 100% of adult cost
- 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%
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.
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.
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 Era Travel Office Siem Reap, Cambodia
During Office hours GMT +7 (Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 5.30pm, Saturday 8.30am to 12.30pm,
From outside Cambodia: +855 12 775 384
From within Cambodia: 012 775 384
After hours emergency number
From outside Cambodia: +855 12 775 384
From within Cambodia: 012 775 384
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
As we are owned by Green Cultural Travel Hub Limited UEN 201705140R a Singapore registered “Not for Profit” company our profits allow us to continue our support of community projects in the destinations our guests visit.
Purchasers of our Packages will automatically become members of our Green Cultural Travel Hub and Members of our Hub receive a bi- 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.