The journey begins
Independence Monument > Fishing Village > Morning Tea > Killing Fields > Traditional Lunch > Genocide Museum > Cleansing Ceremony
Olympic Stadium > Russian Markets > Morning Tea > Royal Palace > Traditional Lunch > National Museum > Art Street > Wat Phnom > Central Markets
This two-day package is for those visitors who have limited time in Phnom Penh, and want to maximize their experiences of the history and culture of this vibrant city.
Day one focuses on the dark period associated with the Khmer Rouge, and includes a trip to the Killing Fields and Genocide Museum. It is recommended for people 16 years and older, and you must be older than 12 years of age to enter both venues. The day finishes with a ceremony at a local temple to make an offering to the people who lost their lives during this tragic period.
Day two provides visits to local bustling markets, temples, and iconic buildings, such as the Royal Palace and the National Museum. You will experience the rich history of Cambodia as you travel through the bustling Phnom Penh streets.
We recommend this tour for people 16 years and over, due to the confronting nature of the Killing Fields and Genocide Museum, and adults should use their discretion on the ability of their children to deal with this experience.
Is This Tour For Me?
|TRAVEL STYLE||Private Guided Day Tour perfect for couples, families, friends or the solo adventurer.|
|SERVICE LEVEL||This package is a premium quality Private Day Tour hosted by our Local Expert Partner Green Era Travel.|
|PHYSICAL RATING||Great for people of all ages and levels of fitness.|
|DURATION||Two Days both approximately 8 Hours|
- Pick up and Drop off at your hotel, the airport or nominated pick up location
- Private Transport
- Private Guide
- Entrance Fee’s
- offering for cleansing ceremony
- Morning tea’s
- Bottled water
- Offering for Cleansing Ceremony
Pricing Per Guest (USD)
|Vehicle||Tuk Tuk||Tuk Tuk||Tuk Tuk||Car||Car||Mini Van||Mini Van||Mini Van|
|Guests||1||2||3||1||2||3 to 5||6 to 9||10 to 14|
Independence Monument & Fishing Village
Your day starts with a drive past the Independence Monument, which was built in 1958 to celebrate Cambodia’s independence from France, and is an icon of Phnom Penh. From here, you will visit Lake Beung Tompun Village, which gives you a glimpse into a traditional fishing village and the residents’ daily lives.
While enjoying a local traditional snack from a roadside stall, you will travel through the outer suburbs of Phnom Penh.
It’s a somber thought, but these were the roads travelled by the victims as they were taken to the Killing Fields.
Upon arrival at the Killing Fields, you will undertake a self-guided tour with supplied audio accompaniment of this now-sacred place.
Lunch & Tuol Sleng Visit
After a lunch provided from a local restaurant, you will travel back through the bustling streets of Phnom Penh. Again, it is worth reflecting, albeit somber, that these busy streets you are seeing now lead you, like the victims of long past, to the Genocide Museum.
Alternatively known as “Tuol Sleng Museum”, this former school was transformed into a prison and an interrogation centre. It now chronicles this dark chapter of Cambodian history, and is a must-see for those wanting an understanding of this grim period, and what the people suffered through.
We finish the day with a visit to Svaypope Temple, where you will participate in a short Buddhist Ceremony and offering for the lost people of this horrific timeline.
Departing from your hotel or chosen pick up location, you will take a short visit to the Olympic Stadium, which, while never hosting an Olympic games, is an iconic structure capable of seating 70,000 people.
Then, it is on to the Russian Market, named during the 1980s when the majority of tourists to Cambodia were Russian. This warren of stalls is a treasure trove of arts, crafts, food, and clothing, and nearly anything else you are looking for. We will enjoy a morning tea of a local delicacy from one of the many food stalls to complete the experience.
From here, we travel back to the riverside precinct to the Royal Palace, where you will enjoy the majestic architecture, beautiful statues, stupors of past kings, and paintings from across the ages. This part of the tour will be conducted by a Royal Palace special guide.
We then take a break for lunch at a local restaurant.
Then, it is on to discover the National Museum, an iconic building built in the 1920s, and inspired by temple architecture. It is home to many beautiful art works, artefacts and sculptures from across the ages. Again, this part of your tour will be conducted by a specialist National Museum guide.
We then take a stroll down Street 178, which is locally known as “Art Street”, with a number of art galleries and other craft shops. We will also take in Ounalome Temple, which is a sprawling complex. Watch the monks going about their daily lives among beautiful sculptures, stupors, and temples.
Travelling back through the bustling streets of the riverside precinct, past local and French colonial buildings, we will then arrive at Wat Phnom Temple. Built in 1372, this Buddhist structure is the highest religious structure in Phnom Penh.
Your day ends with a visit to the Central Markets, referred to as “Phsar Thmey”, and meaning “new market”. This art deco-style building is one of the iconic buildings of Phnom Penh. Again, here, you will find a shopper’s paradise, and you can haggle away with the locals for whatever special gift or memento you desire.
Day – 1
Day – 2
Private Day Tours and Unique Experiences
- Other personal expenses
- Beverages not described
- Other activities
- Tips, and all services not clearly mentioned
|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
- No refund for any un-utilized Tour or Activity
- Surcharge for other languages speaking guide (Advise at time of booking)
- Child under 2: Free of charge
- Child under 12 years old with adult: 50% of tour cost except with a single adult where the child is charged at 50% of the two traveller price
- Child 12 years old and above: 100% of adult cost
- Period before arrival* Amount of Cancellation of the Tour or Activity 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.
We don’t expect any problems, and nor should you. However, if you are unable to commence your Tour 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
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.
When selecting your Tour or Activity please read the brochure and itinerary carefully to assess your ability to cope with the requirements of your selected product.
Safety and Security
We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt for keeping your valuables safe. Leave your expensive jewellery at home. You won’t need it while travelling. Many of the hotels you stay at have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables while on tour.
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.
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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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