The journey begins
Siem Reap > Phnom Penh
For those that are limited in time, but still want to experience the essentials of these two amazing cities, this great 4-day package has you covered. From exploring an ancient kingdom, to the home of a king, this is a great escape to the unique country of Cambodia.
Starting with the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, you will discover an ancient culture in a place that is one of the wonders of the world. From Siem Reap, we take you to Phnom Penh — a unique bustling city. A visit to the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, which remains home to the Royal family, is part of your time in this bustling city, as well as the inspirational Wat Phnom temple complex. Contrasting this, is a visit to the Genocide Museum, which reflects on the brutal Khmer Rouge period.
This package will introduce you to the Cambodian people, their history, culture, unforgettable landscapes, and let you take home 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 of Angkor Wat, to bustling markets and the majestic Royal Palace, there is something for everyone.|
|TRIP TYPE||Private Package|
- Three nights accommodation in a 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
- 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.
- All packages booked within the Peak season includes a gala dinner either on Christmas Day or New Years Eve at your Hotel or if your package does not include these dates, on a night of the guests choosing.
- 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||$566||$640||$804|
8th December to the 15th January
|4 to 6 Guests||$690||$789||$1,016|
1st April to the 30th September
|4 to 6 Guests||$541||$596||$739|
Day 1: Siem Reap
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 many galleries. 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
Day 2: Siem Reap
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.
Moving on, you will be taken to the Bayon temple complex and its enormous imposing face, and be taking in the grandeur of the Leper King and Elephant Terraces.
Your day of exploring concludes at the Ta Prohm Temple, an ancient temple with trees growing out of the ruins against jungle surroundings.
Guests can choose to relax at the hotel, or head into the area known as “Pub Street”, which is the major entertainment and dining precinct in Siem Reap. There are also some great night markets to explore.
Overnight: Siem Reap
Day 3: Siem Reap - Phnom Penh
After breakfast, we will transfer guests by private vehicle to Phnom Penh. Along the way, there will be opportunities to sample some great local fresh fruit and snacks.
Arriving in the early afternoon, guests will check in at a hotel and have a short break before we start our exploration of this bustling city.
Guests will enjoy a guided tour of the majestic Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. Located in the heart of the riverside precinct, guests will also see the unique mix of traditional shop houses and magnificent French colonial architecture that make up this bustling city.
Guests can then, again, choose to relax at their hotel or head out to experience the unique nightlife of Phnom Penh, and enjoy a dinner at one of the many fine local restaurants.
Overnight: Phnom Penh
Day 4: Phnom Penh - Departure
The day starts after breakfast with a visit to Wat Phnom. This ancient Buddhist temple is located in the Centre of Phnom Penh. We will then explore the riverside precinct, including taking in the sprawling Wat Ounalom temple complex, the Independence Monument, which was built in 1958 for Cambodia’s independence from France, and the nearby statue of the former King Norodom Sihanouk. From there, we visit the Genocide Museum, or S21, which became a place of torture during the horrific Khmer Rouge period. This is a sombre memorial to those that suffered and were lost in this time. Your guide will then take you to a local temple to participate in a cleansing ceremony to make an offering and honour the people lost to this dark time in Cambodian history.
We will then return you to your hotel, and your guide will ensure you are transferred to the airport for your departing flight or on to your next Cambodian adventure.
End of Services
Click on the tabs below to view our partner Hotels and Resorts.
|Starry Angkor Hotel|
|Superior Double or Twin Room|
|Located in the heart of the ancient city of Siem Reap, this delightful hotel offers beautiful landscaped gardens, a magnificent outdoor pool, and eleganlty appointed rooms. It is luxurious base to explore this unique destination, or just enjoy the world-class hotel.|
|Frangipani Living Arts Hotel & Spa|
|Superior Double or Twin Room|
|The Frangipani Living Arts Hotel & Spa is a luxurious property conveniently located near the centre of Phnom Penh. Its unique décor and beautiful outdoor pools make it a perfect place to explore this bustling city.|
|Angkor Paradise Hotel|
|Deluxe Double or Twin Room|
|Located in the heart of this historic city, it offers elegant, captivating and soothing accommodation of an international standard. The resort-style hotel provides easy access to the city’s cultural and shopping hubs, local markets and other sights of interest.|
|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 rooftop pool and restaurant, spa, and spacious, comfortable rooms, this hotel is the perfect base from which to explore Cambodia’s capital.|
|Angkor Palace Resort and Spa|
|Deluxe, Double or Twin Room|
|Experience the ultimate luxury and elegance of this resort. The only international 5-star resort designed and built by a Cambodian architect, its décor and furnishing reflect the finest in Cambodian architecture. Nestled within a 11-hectare estate, the lush resort offers you the serenity of a secluded retreat.|
|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.