Complete Cambodia vacation

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This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
On your Cambodia adventure, you’ll observe wildlife in a responsible way. You’ll search for the rare freshwater Irrawaddy Dolphin with a local boatman who knows the best spots for observing these magnificent animals while causing a minimum of disruption. The Irrawaddy Dolphin is an endangered species this is one of the last sanctuaries where people can see this beautiful creature.

All our adventures are privately guided vacations and as such we retain a commitment to working with small group sizes. By traveling in small numbers and using expert local guides we can limit the potential for damaging ancient temples and trails.

You will visit several world heritage sites on this itinerary, including the Temples of Angkor and Choeung Ek in Cambodia. In our detailed pre-departure travel pack we have included a note to remind you not leave any litter around these environments – everything you carry in, you must carry out. Aside from the environmental damage, litter can be harmful to wildlife.

We aim to reduce transport emissions through the use of bicycles around the island of Koh Trong and the Temples of Angkor.

Our UK office takes a leading role in setting the standards for an environmentally friendly work environment. We work with local government to recycle our waste and continually look for new ways to be greener, including encouraging travelers to bring reusable water bottles on their vacation.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

In Ko Trong, a small island on the Mekong, you’ll have a wonderful opportunity to get involved with a sustainable tourism project has been developed by the locals to create more opportunity for the islanders. We support this project, which provides a slice of rural Cambodian life for travelers, by providing an opportunity to work alongside the locals, tending to fields or learning how to fish.

We employ local guides and support staff who we pay fair wages, often exceeding government standards which we still consider too low, and thereby remove the reliance on tipping from travelers for livelihoods.

Our accommodation choices make use of locally owned properties where possible and often include adventurous, authentic choices such as local homestays which therefore involve local people and their communities in the very fabric of our vacations.

We encourage all our travelers to research local customs and read your trip notes before you depart to ensure you are conscientious and respectful in a different culture.

In most cases we strongly recommend that you do not give money to children beggars. If begging is a successful enterprise, parents are encouraged to forsake their children’s education in pursuit of this opportunity.

Talk to us about Packing for a Purpose and see if you can get involved by making a small material contribution to the communities you are visiting. We have developed partnerships with charities and accommodations throughout Cambodia and are constantly working to extend our reach with the help of our travelers.

Climate

1 Reviews of Complete Cambodia vacation

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


We loved every bit of our vacation. It was a hugely varied itinerary from ancient temples to modern history, biking, jungle treks and kayaking to lazing on an idyllic beach. The travel company helped us put together a really good itinerary. Their hotel recommendations were fantastic and the private transportation they organised for us worked well.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


There is so much to see and do in Cambodia that it's worth spending at least a fortnight here. Don't miss the floating lodge(s) on the Tatai river and book a cycling tour to see more of the temples at Angkor Wat

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


It definitely helped local people. Tourism is a key income for Cambodia - and the places we stayed in were all very aware and active around environmental issues - far more than in the UK.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Top notch!

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