Cambodia adventure vacation, small group
Embark on a 12 day small group tour of Cambodia traveling by private and local buses from Bangkok in Thailand through to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.
Bangkok Siem Reap Angkor Wat Kompong Cham Phnom Penh Chambok Homestay Sihanoukville Phnom Penh Ho Chi Minh City
US $1065ToUS $1205excluding flights
Single supplement $210.
Late availability on these dates: 11 Oct, 01 Nov, 08 Nov
Description of Cambodia adventure vacation, small group
Check dates, prices & availability
1 Reviews of Cambodia adventure vacation, small group
4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 10 Jul 2015 by Anna Haigh
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
day trip on the back of a motorbike, snorkelling off Nha Trang
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
budget more money than the trip notes say for food not included in the trip costs
pack lots of sunscreen
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
definitely benefited local people, some benefits to the environment, not sure about supporting conservation
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
excellent trip with a diverse range of experiences a lots of optional extras
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetAs a global operator, we take our role in the tourism industry very seriously. We recognise the impact that tourism has on local communities and the environment, and we plan and operate all our tours with this front of our minds. We believe that every tour operator must be responsible in the way they conduct their business, to ensure the welfare of all people and the conservation of the environment.
We are committed to operating in a responsible manner, incorporating the principles of sustainable development in the way we provide our travelers with real life experiences. We believe that responsible travel is about the attitude you take with you and the choices you make when traveling - to respect and benefit local people, their cultures, economy and the environment. For example on trips like this one through Cambodia where dress standards are conservative, particularly outside of the major cities, we recommend that our travelers (both male and female) wear loose, lightweight clothing so as not to offend, particularly when visiting religious sites.
Across Cambodia, our foundation actively supports five different projects and causes. These include the Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity, a programme focussed on education and training to raise awareness of conservation issues, and Ptea Tuek Dong (PTD) working to improve the lives of street families and victims of abuse or trafficking, they run a training center, school and over 10 hectares of rice fields, assisting over 200 people a year.
PeopleTraveling through remote areas of southern Vietnam and Cambodia, the Cambodia Adventure itinerary has been designed to pass through these regions as considerately as possible, while maximising the experience of our group. We use local transport where ever possible, from the public bus that takes us from Siem Reap to Kompong Cham and on to Phnom Penh, to the cyclos we use to explore the city. Throughout, we stay in small, locally owned hotels reflective of the local flavour, while a night at a homestay in rural Cambodia is basic but not to be missed. Our visits and other like them are a vital source of income for our hosts.
All produce used throughout the trip is sourced locally en route. We eat at local restaurants, sample the food from the local street vendors, encourage our travelers to only purchase souvenirs from local artisans and recruit our on the ground team (including the group leader) from the local communities that we travel through. In Phnom Penh, we recommend visiting the Seeings Hands Massage parlour, for a traditional Khmer massage. Not only are they the best in the city, but your visit helps support the visually impaired masseurs whose years of training can work wonders on muscle aches and pains! All these small elements on tour combine to not only give a fantastic insight into the country and a snap shot of day to day life, but also put valuable financial resources back into the local economy, creating jobs and supporting local businesses.
As company our responsibilities donít stop when our tours end. Our own in house foundation has been in operation for over 10 years; a not-for-profit fund that has distributed over AU$3 million to more than 70 non-government organisations since 2002, from health care, education, human rights, child welfare, sustainable development and in environmental and wildlife protection. Donations come from our travelers and are then matched by us dollar for dollar.