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See the quintessential Cambodia on this classic tour. Stay in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap and learn their histories with knowledgeable guides. Explore unseen temples and visit villages to learn about local life. Take part in sustainable tourism projects and help to support communities.
Take a sunset cruise of Phnom Penh, and then dine at a restaurant which gives former street children the chance to support themselves. Hop in a cyclo to explore the city in this local, fun mode of transport. Visit the infamous ‘S-21’; a school which was turned into a detention and torture centre by the Khmer Rouge; a harrowing but important reminder of Cambodia’s recent history. Take a boat ride and stay on Koh Trong Island. Take part in a very special experience as you see a traditional puppet show with a whole village. Take a boat out to spot the rare freshwater Irrawaddy Dolphin. Tour Koh Trong Island by horse cart or bicycle. Help to cultivate the forest by planting your own tree. Head into the forest and the little-known pre-Angkorian temples of Sambor Prey Kuk. Discover its amazing views of the jungle and vast, ancient reminders of a once-glorious civilization. Start early to see sunrise at Angkor Wat, a truly memorable experience. Explore the countryside further with a trip to the Western Baray (reservoir) area. See Ta Phrom, an iconic temple twined with incredible tree-roots. Visit the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire; the ancient city of Angkor Thom. Go to the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. Discover the temple of Beng Mealea, undiscovered for centuries. Next, see the ‘gem’ of Angkor, Banteay Srey. On the way back, stop at local communities and learn about their way of life. Take a stunning boat trip which offers marvellous views of the Cambodian countryside. Visit a village to see the process of pottery making and also the production of the local rice wine. Ride an ox-cart through the Cambodian countryside. Make a stop at ‘Silver Village’, where the people make ornate silver items. Enjoy an authentic Khmer farewell dinner at the delightful Le Wok Restaurant
- Dine at a restaurant which gives former street children the chance to support themselves
- See a traditional puppet show at a village on the banks of the Mekong River
- Help to cultivate the forest by planting your own tree
- Contribute to a sustainable tourism project and enjoy traditional lunch prepared by villagers
Ride in an ox-cart local-style through the Cambodian countryside
Price (USD $ ) per person based on a double/twin sharing basis.
|Valid until 30 Sep 2014||$2169 per person|
Additional peak season surcharges, compulsory dinners and special conditions may be applied during peak periods.
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Tour prices are a guideline only, and are based on two persons travelling together, sharing a double or twin room in three-star accommodation. Each tour price and can be adjusted depending on budget, activities included and standard of accommodation desired.
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Included in this Backyard Travel tour:
- Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
- Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
- Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
- Service of English speaking guides in every location
- Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Not included in this Backyard Travel tour:
- Domestic & international flights
- Departure taxes if applicable
- Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
- Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
- Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
- Tips for guides and drivers
- Personal travel insurance
- Visa fees (contact us for further information)
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