In Southeast Asia, Cambodia used to be part of Indochina, along with Laos and Vietnam. Of those three countries, Cambodia is the smallest with an area of more than 180,000 km². When traveling to Cambodia, you end up in a country that is as beautiful as it is impressive. Beautiful thanks to the many rain forests (no less than 70% of the country consists of forests and tropical rain forest) and national parks, the considerable height differences, and the beautiful beaches, rivers, and lakes; impressive because of the numerous cultural treasures that you will encounter during a tour of Cambodia.
The mystical temples of Angkor Wat are seen together as the most extensive religious structure in the world. Choeung Ek, one of the hundreds of killing fields dating from the time of the Khmer Rouge, is just as moving as the relics of the country's past. That is the name of the military branch of the Communist Party, which was in power between 1975 and 1979.
The beautiful nature and breathtaking culture of the country make an indelible impression, while the friendly people welcome you with open arms. The population speaks mainly Khmer, which you can compare with the Chinese language, but in tourist areas, people can manage well in English in most cases. This applies, for example, to the capital Phnom Penh, where you can visit various temples, mosques, markets, and other museums in addition to the National Museum of Cambodia.
Opposite the bustle of cities such as Phnom Penh is the tranquility of a large number of rustic places, such as the beautiful beaches of Sihanoukville and Koh Kong. Here you can enjoy traditional beaches that have not yet been discovered by mass tourism and make trips to enchanting islands in the Gulf of Thailand. Experience it all during the Cambodia tour!
7 days / 6 nights
Starting from: $1,630 USD per person
Discover Cambodia in a unique way and get to interact with the locals while taking a deep dive into the traditions, culture, and history of the country. This tour will take you to two of the most important cities in the country and you will get to experience the magical Angkor Wat.
14 Days / 13 nights
Starting from: $3,360 USD per person
Our Pure Cambodia trip offers a wide variety of activities. From city tours in some of the most interesting and historical cities in Asia to a night at the beach in Koh Rong and spotting wildlife in Botum Sakor National Park. Our Pure Cambodia trip will satisfy everyone's needs.
Itineraries While we intend to adhere to the route described in your contract, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion, it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations.
The contract is a general guide to the tour, region and proposed itinerary any mention of specific wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be encountered, as we can never guarantee what mother nature has to offer us.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
Accommodation If a hotel is unexpectedly fully booked, we will always contact you before booking an alternative. We will always offer alternatives of the same level and value for money.
Kindly note that water is scarce in many parts of the world, so we always recommend taking short showers and reuse towels if possible.
Emergency Contact Should you need to contact Your Travel Nation during a situation of dire need. If you do not receive an immediate answer for any reason, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so we may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. We have an emergency line, which will connect you directly with our office.
+1 757 656 3391
Luggage You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. Your baggage should be restricted to one medium-sized rolling bag, duffle bag or backpack, maximum 15kg, plus a daypack. Luggage limits on airlines are strictly enforced and space on vehicles is limited.
• Flight info (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the immigration)
• Insurance info (With photocopies)
• Passport (With photocopies)
• Required visas or vaccination certificates (With photocopies)
• Copy of your contract
• Any medication you might need: This should include medication for possible common situations like headaches or diarrhoea;
• Sunblock, sunglasses, hat and lip balm.
• Your electronic devices and chargers.
For camera and lenses; we recommend bringing a wide lens (about 17-55mm) for those scenery pictures, and a GoPro for those action shots; Renting a camera is not possible. Please ensure your camera equipment is appropriate for all weather conditions;
• Clothes: Comfortable and casual clothing, with khaki, beige or green colours. You should pack T-shirts, shirts with long sleeves, jeans, a sweater and a jacket (for the cold mornings), swimwear (if the accommodation you selected has a pool or if you do a beach extension) and comfortable hiking shoes;
• Insect repellent;
• Refill water bottle;
• Adaptor for A, C and G type plugs.
Laundry Hand washing of clothes can be done at most of the hotels where you will stay. We recommend you bring a non-polluting/biodegradable soap, as well as a roll of simple string to act as a drying line for your clothes. If you arrive in the late afternoon, or if there is poor weather, it may not be possible for your clothes to completely dry. Your hotels may also have a laundry service available at an additional fee.
Visa & Entry requirements Cambodia offers online visa processing. You may also obtain a visa upon arrival. It is valid for one month from the date of entry. You have to make sure that your passport is valid for another 6 months from the day of departure.
Insurance Travel insurance is highly recommended when travelling. When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that we highly recommend good medical coverage and repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.
We don’t issue any insurances; however, we recommend using www.worldnomads.com
Health We recommend you contact your family physician, or your local travel clinic for the most up-to-date health information at least three months before departure or in case of a last-minute tour, as soon as you confirm your travels. Travellers are also advised to carry a basic first-aid kit and hand sanitisers/antibacterial wipes on their travels. Medical facilities are basic throughout these countries. For your own safety, we strongly recommend that you advise your local guide of any medical condition that may affect you while travelling. Your local guide will be able to inform you of local health advisories (e.g. drinking water quality). Please ensure you have all the inoculations recommended by your doctor.
Allergies and dietary restrictions This is something we take very seriously. Upon booking with us, we will send you a form in which you will be able to indicate any dietary preference or restriction or any specific request you might have. We will then provide that information in advance to all the hotels.
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 while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, bank cards, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable 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. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.
Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of your group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our local guides have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.
Photography and drone laws Please refrain from taking photos of police stations, airports, bus stations, immigration or border crossings, army barracks and personnel, or any government building. It is against the law and will result in the minimum of your film and camera being confiscated. Drone use is allowed in Cambodia, but several drone laws need to be followed when flying in the country. Flying drones is banned without approval in the capital, Phnom Penh. However, drone use isn’t prohibited throughout the rest of the country.
Electricity For Cambodia there are three associated plug types A, C and G.Plug types. Plug type A is the plug that has two flat parallel pins. C is the plug that has round pins, plug type D has three round pins in a triangular pattern and plug type G is the plug that has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern. Cambodia operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.
Religion Buddhism is the largest religion in Cambodia.
Climate Cambodia’s climate is governed by the monsoon winds, which define two major seasons. From mid-May to early October, the strong prevailing winds of the southwest monsoon bring heavy rains and high humidity. From early November to mid-March, the lighter and drier winds of the northeast monsoon bring variable cloudiness, infrequent precipitation, and lower humidity. The weather between these seasons is transitional. Maximum temperatures are high throughout the year, ranging from about 82 to 83 °F (28 °C) in January, the coolest month, to about 95 °F (35 °C) in April.
Best time to visit The best time to visit Cambodia is between November and April when it sees very little rain. During this time you’ll see clear blue skies making it a great time to enjoy a relaxing getaway on the southern coast. November is popular with many tourists as the temperatures are cooler at around 25°C. It’s a great time to visit if you want to stroll around the plentiful monuments, markets and temples as it’s less crowded. It’s also the month that the Cambodian Water Festival usually takes place. It’s traditionally celebrated over three days with concerts and boat races in Phnom Penh. Cambodia is also busy in December and January, but it’s dry and a perfect time for visiting the southern islands. Temperatures begin to rise in March and April to 30°C or more. In March and April, it can be particularly humid for sightseeing.
Plastic bags Plastic bags are banned partially from entering Cambodia. However, plastics carrier items known as “Ziplock bags” that are specifically used to carry toiletries will be permitted as they are expected to remain in the permanent possession of visitors and are not expected to be disposed of in the country.
Money and currency The official currency of Cambodia is the Riel (KHR), US dollars are widely available and accepted in Cambodia. Most ATMs dispense US dollars and accept major credit and bank cards networks such as Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Cirrus and UnionPay.
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 than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. We always recommend carrying enough cash if you would like to pay for something in a remote place and the credit card machine cannot connect to any network. Please keep in mind that credit- or debit card payments may be subject to an extra charge, varying from 2% - 4%.
Dress code Tourist should wear whatever they are most comfortable in, but a fair amount of modesty should be considered. During the dry season from November – April, when the weather is hot and humid, loose-fitting, lightweight, cotton clothing is recommended. You should pack long pants and long-sleeved shirts for hiking, trekking, or outdoor activities. T-shirts are very common for both visitors and locals. A hat and sunglasses will be useful when walking around under the sun. While hiking boots would be too hot in the tropical climate, walking shoes/sneakers are good but sturdy hiking sandals are ideal. Open sandals are also ideal for exploring temples and their slip-on/slip-off quality is handy when you need to take shoes off at the door. Rubber flip-flops are good for wearing inside your hotel/ guest house room if you don't like going barefoot.
With our partners being on the ground and getting the best prices for you, we assure you that our prices are unbeatable.
Not only do we care about our guests and their experience, the world itself is one of our main concerns.
Everyone is different and therefore no request is too crazy. Customise your trip down to the finest detail.
Need any help booking? Call us anytime: +1 (757)-656-3391