Heart Of Cambodia

Heart Of Cambodia

13 Days
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$1705

Heart Of Cambodia

13 Days Starting in Phnom Penh and ending in Siem Reap

Visiting:

Krong Siem Reap

Tour operator:

Explore!

Physical rating:

Medium, Moderate

Special diets catered:

Meat, Vegans, Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

CD

Group size:

4 - 16

Age range:

Adult

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

Private Available:

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From:
$1930

$1705 (USD)

Operator discount: $140

EXTRA tourhub discount: $85

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Tour Overview

This is an exploratory trip that delves deep into Cambodia, a country rarely explored outside of the iconic temples of Angkor. On this journey we meet locals in our village homestay in the countryside, motor upriver through steamy jungles and relax on deserted white-sand beaches. Siem Reap - Get lost amongst the incredible jungle-consumed temples of Angkor Phnom Penh - Learn about the dark history of the Khmer Rouge and sample tasty street food Chi Phat - Cruise along jungle-lined rivers in search of birds and wildlife in the Cardamom Mountains.

Highlights

  • Siem Reap - Get lost amongst the incredible jungle-consumed temples of Angkor

  • Phnom Penh - Learn about the dark history of the Khmer Rouge and sample tasty street food

  • Chi Phat - Cruise along jungle-lined rivers in search of birds and wildlife in the Cardamom Mountains.

Itinerary

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icon Day 1: Join trip in Siem Reap, the gateway to the iconic Angkor temple complex
Location:

  Krong Siem Reap


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Arrive in Siem Reap, the modern gateway to the ancient temples of Angkor. Just a small village when the French're-discovered' Angkor in the 19th century, Siem Reap has now ballooned in size to cater for every type of tourist and their budget. An evening stroll along its grid-like streets uncovers a lively foodie scene with restaurants and street stalls to cater for every palate, as well as a host of spas offering a traditional Khmer massage.

For those arriving on time our Leader plans to meet you in the hotel reception at 6pm for the welcome meeting and for those that wish, there is the chance to go out for dinner. There are no other activities planned today, so you are free to arrive in Siem Reap at any time. If you would like to receive a complimentary airport transfer today, you'll need to arrive into Siem Reap (REP), which is 15 minutes from our hotel. Should you miss the welcome meeting, your Leader will inform you of any essential information at 7am over breakfast.

If your flight arrives earlier in the day, perhaps you might choose to explore the town yourself and then head to the night market to haggle for a bargain. Then of course there is 'Pub Street' - a pedestrianised melee of neon lights, street performers, bars, restaurants and people. Not for everybody, but for most it's worth a visit for a chance to soak up Siem Reap's vibrant atmosphere.

icon Day 2: Explore the jungle temples of Angkor, watch the sunset at Pre Rup
Location:

  Krong Siem Reap


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


This morning we visit the beautiful Angkor Wat for sunrise - the best known and most breathtaking of all the sights and a highlight of any visit to Angkor. Originally built as a funerary temple for Suryavarman ll in honour of Vishnu, the temple is unique as it faces west - symbolically the direction of death. It is a very grand and imposing structure but its most stunning features are the extensive and intricately carved bas reliefs that stretch throughout the galleries and inner temples. Here we have the chance to enjoy a monk's blessing . This afternoon we continue our exploration with a visit to the temples of King Jayavarman Vll, reputedly Angkor's greatest king. The fortified city of Angkor Thom which he had built at the end of the 12th century is enclosed by a square wall eight metres high with five 20 metre high monumental gates decorated with stone elephant trunks. Originally the moat was said to be inhabited by crocodiles and each gate was protected by huge statues of 54 different gods. The city contains another of Angkor's true gems - The Bayon. Not nearly as impressive as Angkor Wat from a distance, The Bayon is nevertheless incredible for its maze of corridors, gothic style towers and magical central temples with 1200 metres of the finest bas reliefs depicting scenes of everyday life in 12th Century Cambodia. Our day draws to close as we walk to Phimeanakas, located in the middle of the old Royal Palace area, and to the Terrace of the Elephants and the Leper King.

Please note that from the 1st January 2020 the third tier of the Bayon Temple - the striking centrepiece of the ancient city of Angkor Thom - will be closed until 2022 for extensive restoration. As a result, it will only be possible to view the large stone faces from a distance and it will not be possible to get up close. However, the two lower tiers will remain open and accessible, so it will be possible to view the impressive bas-reliefs and intricate stone carvings around the temple.

icon Day 3: Morning cycle to Hero Rats project and Re-Hash Trash. Free afternoon for further exploration
Accommodation:

  Hotel


A change of pace this morning sees us setting off on two wheels, leisurely cruising along the quiet back streets and having a chance to witness the daily life of the locals, as we cycle away from the main tourist areas. Our first stop on this morning's cycle is the APOPO Visitor Centre, and here we learn of the fantastic work being done to clear the still-active land mines from the surrounding towns and villages. Cambodia is thought to have the highest ratio of mine amputees per capita in the world, with some 6 million mines believed to still be in the ground. APOPO have taken a unique approach to mine-clearance, training up so called 'Hero Rats' to sniff out landmines with their incredible sense of smell. The rats are too light to set off the pressure-activated mines and are trained to sniff only explosives rather than metal, thus working much faster than a conventional metal detector. We spend some time learning about the fascinating work being done here, along with witnessing a demonstration and having the chance to meet the surprisingly cuddly critters.
Next we cycle over to Re-Hash Trash; another fascinating initiative that has taken a novel approach to try and tackle the devastating effect plastic litter has had on Cambodia. This social enterprise has been set up to clear plastic from the streets and then transform it into anything from pieces of art to re-useable useful items like placemats and coasters. It also works to educate young people in the villages to provide them with transferable skills they can utilise when moving into adulthood.
We have the opportunity to try and create something for ourselves, before continuing our cycle through backstreets and alongside canals back to our hotel, where the rest of the afternoon is free.
The total amount of cycling is approximately four hours including the stops, covering a distance of 20 kilometres which is almost entirely flat.

This afternoon there is the option to further explore the Angkor temple complex. Please note an additional Angkor pass will need to be purchased which will cover you for a day of further exploration - $37 per person

icon Day 4: Free morning in Siem Reap. Afternoon drive to Sambor Prei Kuk homestay
Accommodation:

  Homestay


We have another free morning to explore some more of Angkor's extensive temples, or perhaps experience a Khmer massage, partake in a monk's blessing or just sip a French coffee whilst soaking up Siem Reap's infectious atmosphere.
After lunch we leave the city behind, travelling for some time alongside the great Tonle Sap Lake as we drive to our homestay in the village of Sambor Prei Kuk. On arrival we will meet our host family and share dinner with them, sampling a variety of tasty Khmer dishes and learning a little more of traditional life in Cambodia - a country that still relies heavily on sustenance farming outside its two main cities.

We overnight in a traditional Khmer wooden stilt house, staying with our host family. the accomodation comprises of twin-share rooms spread across a few of the village houses, with western-style toilets located in each house. All pillows, bedding and mosquito nets are provided, but showering opportunities will be limited - an Asian 'bucket' style shower is avaialble in most houses.

icon Day 5: Visit the ruins of Sambor Prei Kuk before driving to Phnom Penh
Accommodation:

  Hotel


After a freshly prepared breakfast we bid goodbye to our hosts to explore the nearby ruins of Sambor Prei Kuk. This UNESCO World Heritage Site pre-dates the Angkor period, it is thought that some of the earliest buildings were constructed in the 7th century during the Chenla Kingdom. These red-brick temples, enveloped on all sides by leafy forests are each dedicated to the three Hindu gods Shiva, Bramha and Vishnu. Each temple features its own style of intricate carvings set into the sandstone, and the complex feels quite different to the Angkor temples we have visited just the day before.
After some time to appreciate the peaceful surroundings of Sambor Prei Kuk, we turn back onto the main road and head for the capital, Phnom Penh.
Located on the Mekong River the city has been the capital since 1440s. It is now a lively city with many French colonial buildings, busy markets, art galleries, temples and museums. This evening is free to explore this charming French colonial city - perhaps take a stroll alongside the Mekong stopping for street-food, or sip cocktails on the terrace of the FCC - Foreign Correspondent's Club.

icon Day 6: Explore Phnom Penh's Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. Afternoon visit to the Killing Fields
Accommodation:

  Hotel


We spend the morning visiting the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, a palace as equally impressive yet far quieter than its namesake in Bangkok. We continue onto Wat Phnom, the city's glittering centre piece and then the National Museum, a beautifully ornate building that houses a fascinating array of Khmer architecture.

After lunch we stop at the infamous 'Killing Fields' of Choeung Ek. Here we find the huge glass tower filled with human skulls, acting as both a memorial piece and a sombre reminder of the scale of Pol Pot's atrocities). We'll also visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, also known as S-21 (a High School which became the Khmer Rouge's main torture and interrogation centre). You should be aware that many people find Tuol Sleng and the 'Killing Fields' quite an emotional place to visit.

icon Day 7: Drive and then motor boat to our Eco lodge in Chi Phat, Cardamom Mountains
Accommodation:

  Bungalow


We drive out of Phnom Penh this morning as we head west into lush jungles of Koh Kong province. On arrival at Andong Tuek we transfer from road to river as we continue our journey by boat, cruising along the Preak Piphot River upstream to our final destination, the village of Chi Phat.
Nestled in the south-eastern corner of the Cardamom mountains, Chi Phat is a small palm-lined village embracing an eco-tourism initiative to bring the beautiful surroundings of the area to visitors in a sustainable and responsible way. The area is a nature-lovers paradise, Chi Phat hosts an incredible selection of flora and fauna, including the largest herd of wild elephants found in Asia.
After lunch we set off for a short nature walk to explore our surroundings, where there will also be the chance to take a refreshing dip in the Chhay Chrey rapids. For those feeling energetic, we can continue up to bold mountain for the one hour walk to the peak in time for sunset.

icon Day 8: Sunrise river cruise to spot birds and wildlife. Optional walking and swimming in the afternoon
Accommodation:

  Bungalow


Rising early this morning we take a motorised sampan (a type of hollowed-out canoe) down the Piphot River toward the Stung Prat tributary. Enjoying our packed-breakfasts as the sun rises, we cut the engines and climb into traditional row boats to start our bird watching, with only nature's chorus as our soundtrack. At this time in the morning there is often mist rolling across the river, further adding to the atmosphere. Over 450 species of bird are found in this area, and this morning we hope to be able to spot eagles, hornbills, or the endemic Siamese partridge, along with macaques, gibbons and silver langurs. We take a break at the Island Lodge shelter where we can take a dip in the river before returning back to Chi Phat.
The rest of the afternoon is at leisure, with options to explore the village further, enjoy a short trek in the surrounding jungles or hire bicycles.

icon Day 9: Leave Koh Kong Province and drive to Sihanoukville. Ferry to Koh Rong Island
Accommodation:

  Bungalow


Departing the wilds of the Cardamoms this morning, we leave the jungle by river before driving to the lively coastal town of Sihanoukville. From here we board a public ferry to take the 45 minute transfer to the idyllic Koh Rong Island. We aim to arrive on the island in the early afternoon, where the rest of the day is free to explore our new surroundings or relax on the palm-fringed beaches.
Our accommodation here consists of a number of picturesque thatched bungalows set back from the sand, along with a beach-front restaurant, bar and a selection of hammocks to relax in.

icon Day 10: A free day to relax on the beaches of Koh Rong Island
Accommodation:

  Bungalow


Located 25 kilometres off of Cambodia's coastline, the sleepy island of Koh Rong feels far further away from the high rise hotels and lively nightclubs of Sihanoukville. By contrast, Koh Rong has no cars, no roads and just four villages, with the island comprising of a jungle-clad interior enveloped by white-sand beaches. More guesthouses are starting to pop up along the island's coastline as word of Koh Rong's beauty spreads, but today the island still offers a little slice of paradise away from the tourist masses. The day has been left free to relax on the beach and swim in the warm turquoise waters.

icon Day 11: A further free day on Koh Rong. Optional snorkelling or boat trip
Accommodation:

  Bungalow


Today is another free day. There are a number of excursions available including a hike to the nearby village, a boat trip around the island with opportunities to swim and snorkel, or a fishing trip. Alternatively snorkels and masks are available to hire should you wish to snorkel in the tropical waters in front of the resort.

icon Day 12: Ferry and drive back to Phnom Penh. Free afternoon in the capital
Accommodation:

  Hotel


We leave Koh Rong this morning as we travel back to the capital, Phnom Penh. We catch a morning ferry back to the mainland before continuing by road, where we hope to arrive in the capital just after lunchtime. The remainder of the day is free, perhaps stocking up some last minute souvenirs at the eclectic 'Central Market'. We end our last night in Cambodia with a visit to the National Musuem to witness a show at the incredible Plae Pakka Theatre performed by the Cambodia Living Arts Association. The skilled performers bring to life stories of Cambodia's history and culture through their traditional dance,costumes and acting.

icon Day 13: Trip ends in Phnom Penh

The trip ends after breakfast at our hotel in Phnom Penh.

There are no activities planned today, so you are free to depart from Phnom Penh at any time. If your flight is departing later in the day luggage storage facilities are available at our hotel. If you would like to receive a complimentary airport transfer today, you need to depart from Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH), which is 40 minutes from our hotel.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    5 nights simple bungalow 1 nights simple homestay 6 nights comfortable hotel

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Fully Guided

  • Meals – Half Board

    Breakfast: 12 Lunch: 2 Dinner: 3

What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • 1 bottle of Mineral Water per person per day

Why Book this Tour

This in depth tour not only showcases the iconic Angkor Temples and the capital city of Phnom Penh, but also takes you out into the provinces in search of fresh water dolphins, and down to the tropical coast on the Gulf of Thailand. This adventure holiday give you the opportunity to not only see Cambodia's main highlights but really get under the skin of the destination and sample some local specialities such as Kampot Pepper Crab or deep fried Tarantula!

Check out our Q&As

Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

Yes

Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

Yes, we would be delighted to book extra nights before the start or at the end of your trip, please let us know your requirements at the time of booking.

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

All customers that travel on an Explore group trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. This is a great way to start your travels, offering you that little extra peace of mind and comfort in the knowledge that there will be someone at the airport or station waiting to take you t

Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

Yes

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes

    What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    5 nights simple bungalow 1 nights simple homestay 6 nights comfortable hotel

    What is the maximum group size?

    16

    I'm going on a walking/cycling trip-do I need to train?

    It will depend on the grade and how fit you already are. Check the trip page for details of the walking or cycling grade and how far you’ll be walking/cycling each day. For moderate or challenging trips in particular we’d recommend doing some walks or cycles before you leave to build up your fitness and prepare you for the distances being covered.

    Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    We have a wide range of ages nationalities on our small group trips and they come from all walks of life.

    Should I get travel insurance?

    Yes–it is a condition of booking that you are fully insured when travelling with us

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    At Explore, we're the experts in adventure travel. Our small group adventure holidays have been running since 1981. Today, Explore is one of the most trusted travel companies in the UK with over 500 trips to more than 120 countries.

    Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    Yes, but there are no concessions for doing so, and we must have a record in your booking advising as such before the trip departs.

    Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    Being a responsible company is a large statement, something that has to be entwined within the very fibre of a company. Discover the charities and partnerships we support as part of this at https://www.explore.co.uk/about/sustainability/charities-and-partners

    What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    We want to be as clear as and as honest as possible about what happens if you decide to that you no longer wish to travel on your trip. Our booking conditions have details of the costs you’ll incur when you cancel-these charges depend on how long it is before your planned departure.

    What is the accommodation like?

    We choose comfortable accommodation in the best locations possible. We opt for small, local and family-run accommodation where we can, as opposed to large chain hotels. We typically use hotels that are the equivalent of European 3-star, and you’ll usually have an en suite room. Occasionally, where we want to get off the beaten trail we may stay in more basic accommodation.

    What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Sustainability is embedded within the fibre of Explore, it emanates from the inside out. But as we enter a new decade it is clearer than ever that our world needs help, and Explore has created a sustainability strategy based on the 2015 UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

    What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Our flexible booking and safety policies mean you're protected before and during your travels with us. Receive a full refund if your trip is cancelled, transfer your trip free of charge up to 10 days before departure minus any irrocoverable costs.

    Do I need to be very fit to book with you?

    All our trips require some level of active participation. This could be on a cultural trip, trek, safari, expedition or voyage. It is in the interests of all members of the group that everyone should be capable of fully participating in the activities of their chosen trip.

    What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Final documents will include a comprehensive trip itinerary, climate and country information, budgeting and packing advice visa and passport information and details on optional activities available.

    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Yes on most of our trips. Most trips are based on customers sharing twin-bedded rooms. If you book a group trip as an individual, you will share a room with someone of the same sex. However, on many trips we offer the opportunity to pay a supplement to pre-book a single room, known as our single room option. On some trips a single room will be provided every night, on others it will be provided o

    Do we have to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to travel

    It’s now a condition of booking a trip with us that customers should have one of the following before they travel - — Be vaccinated against COVID, having received the full recommended course, and allowing enough time for immunity to take effect. Full vaccination includes any booster required to keep the vaccine valid. — Have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR) within 72hrs of departure.

    Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Explore will only offer hotels that have specific COVID-19 protocols in place and comply with local government guidelines. We will ensure these measures include; enhanced room cleaning, ventilation, social distancing, regular cleaning and disinfection of high frequency touch points in public areas, food safety, staff re-training and minimising contact within the properties.

Reviews

Heart Of Cambodia

I'd like to thank all involved in putting this wonderful trip together.

I'd like to thank all involved in putting this wonderful trip together.


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John

11-Jul-2018

Heart Of Cambodia

The efficient rebooking of our internal flight after the Flybe collapse was much appreciated.

The efficient rebooking of our internal flight after the Flybe collapse was much appreciated.


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George

03-Nov-2020

Heart Of Cambodia

One of the best Explore trips I have been on!

One of the best Explore trips I have been on!


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Gillian

01-May-2018

Heart Of Cambodia

I always compare Explore with other companies when I am planning a trip and they have so far come out top for itinerary and value for money

I always compare Explore with other companies when I am planning a trip and they have so far come out top for itinerary and value for money


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Christine

02-Oct-2018

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Dates & Availability

Sunday

Mar 12, 2023

Friday

Mar 24, 2023
  • Operator discount: $140 (USD)

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$1930
$1705 (USD)
$1930
$1705 (USD)

Operator discount: $140

EXTRA tourhub discount: $85

Sunday

Mar 12, 2023

Friday

Mar 24, 2023
  • EXTRA tourhub discount: $162 (USD)

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Sunday

Nov 05, 2023

Friday

Nov 17, 2023
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Sunday

Nov 05, 2023

Friday

Nov 17, 2023
  • EXTRA tourhub discount: $149 (USD)

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$2991 (USD)
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EXTRA tourhub discount: $149

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Sunday

Nov 12, 2023

Friday

Nov 24, 2023
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$1950
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$1950
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Sunday

Nov 12, 2023

Friday

Nov 24, 2023
  • EXTRA tourhub discount: $149 (USD)

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$3140
$2991 (USD)
$3140
$2991 (USD)

EXTRA tourhub discount: $149

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Sunday

Nov 19, 2023

Friday

Dec 01, 2023
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$1950
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$1950
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Sunday

Nov 19, 2023

Friday

Dec 01, 2023
  • EXTRA tourhub discount: $149 (USD)

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$3140
$2991 (USD)
$3140
$2991 (USD)

EXTRA tourhub discount: $149

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Sunday

Dec 17, 2023

Friday

Dec 29, 2023
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$2090
$1991 (USD)
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Sunday

Dec 17, 2023

Friday

Dec 29, 2023
  • EXTRA tourhub discount: $194 (USD)

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Sunday

Jan 21, 2024

Friday

Feb 02, 2024
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Sunday

Feb 04, 2024

Friday

Feb 16, 2024
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Sunday

Feb 18, 2024

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Mar 01, 2024
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Sunday

Mar 10, 2024

Friday

Mar 22, 2024
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Sunday

Nov 03, 2024

Friday

Nov 15, 2024
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Sunday

Nov 10, 2024

Friday

Nov 22, 2024
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Sunday

Nov 17, 2024

Friday

Nov 29, 2024
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Sunday

Dec 15, 2024

Friday

Dec 27, 2024
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$2120
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  • Free Date Changes

    Explore! allows you to make 1 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 60 days before the start of the tour.

  • Low Deposit

    Explore! requires a minimum deposit of 10% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of explore! charges.

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit.

    At 59 days before tour starts: 30% of booking price.

    At 41 days before tour starts: 60% of booking price.

    At 27 days before tour starts: 90% of booking price.

    At 13 days before tour starts: 100% of booking price.

Heart Of Cambodia

13 Days Starting in Phnom Penh and ending in Siem Reap

Visiting:

Krong Siem Reap

Tour operator:

Explore!

Physical rating:

Medium, Moderate

Special diets catered:

Meat, Vegans, Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

CD

Group size:

4 - 16

Age range:

Adult

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

Private Available:

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From:
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$1705 (USD)

Operator discount: $140

EXTRA tourhub discount: $85

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What do you love most about Faroe Islands?

"The old town Torshavn, in the capital of the Faroe Islands, still has old turfed homes in perfect condition. These houses are reminiscent of Faroese ancestors!"

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  • Travel Photographer
  • Countries Visited:

    59 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Iceland, Faroe Islands, Istanbul, Amsterdam, Stockholm

  • Dream Destination:

    Patagonia

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  • I'm from Washington DC but currently call Sweden my home. I'm a self taught photographer and drone flyer and enjoy switching the fluorescent lights in my lab with golden hour in any destination.

Amsterdam

Netherlands

What do you love most about Amsterdam?

"The architecture with the canals are so amazing! The whole city has a really charming vibe!"

Favourite time of year to visit Amsterdam

"Amsterdam is truly an all year destination! "

@biankadventures's Top Tips

"- Avoid the peak season - Book in advance - Get the Amsterdam city card - Try the stroopwafel - Get lost in the canals - By some flowers in the market"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Loved visiting the Damrak and the iconic flower market! Nice to see so many beautiful flowers in one place! "

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  • Content Creator
  • Countries Visited:

    29 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    New York

  • Dream Destination:

    Peru

  • About them:
  • I am a huge travel addict who has a regular 9-5 job and outside of this try to explore the world, search for unique places and hidden gems! I hope my tips and photos can be an inspiration for you!

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

United States

What do you love most about Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area?

"The Columbia River Gorge has one of the best concentrations of waterfall hikes with over 90 waterfalls in the area waiting to be explored!"

Favourite time of year to visit Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

"Late spring or early autumn! Both provide good weather conditions, a chance to see new blooms or fall foliage & minimised crowds."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get lost in nature!"

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Wear layers & always bring a jacket. The Gorge is known to have big wind gusts, especially in the late fall, winter, and early Spring. Best to be prepared with a jacket or layers."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"The historic Vista House at Crown Point is an excellent starting point for your drive on HWY 30. Climb to the top for the best views of the Columbia River."

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    4 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    London

  • Dream Destination:

    The world!

  • About them:
  • "Live once Travel Well", is my main motto for life. I love to travel, go on outdoor adventures & family travels/adventures. When I'm not traveling, I'm busy planning my next adventure ☺️

Northern India

India

What do you love most about Northern India?

"From deserts and mountain ranges to ancient forts and step wells - Northern India is incredibly diverse. "

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"The ancient monuments are wonders of architecture and colour. You'll feel like you're in Asia, the Middle East and even Europe at times. "

Favourite time of year to visit Northern India

"Winter! During summer temperatures get very high so winter (Nov - Feb) is much more comfortable. But don't worry! You'll still enjoy sunny hot weather, it just won't be unbearable. "

@lizaliddy's Top Tips

"Don't be afraid to get amongst it! India is so fun and energetic. There's always a lot going on - which can be overwhelming. But if you're open to it, it can be a really cool experience. "

Benefits of a tour guide for Northern India

"Finding hidden little gems, like the Bahubali Hills in Udaipur. An insider's guide is the best help when it comes to unique experiences and (most importantly) yummy food!"

Must pack items for Northern India

"A local (or international) SIM card. As the most populated country on the planet, India is BUSY. It can be confusing to get around, so having access to maps whenever you need them is a godsend. "

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    54 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Vietnam

  • Dream Destination:

    Tunisia

  • About them:
  • Full time traveller and digital nomad wandering the world - just little me and my (not so little!) laptop. As an artist and graphic designer, creating is my passion.

Angkor Wat

Cambodia

What do you love most about Angkor Wat?

"You'll feel mesmerised by the ancient designs and each temple has a unique story. I loved exploring the forests to get to each temple. It felt like an adventure on its own. "

Benefits of a tour guide for Angkor Wat

"There are many tour guides at each temple waiting to give you a tour on a tuk-tuk. You can explore by yourself too. Rent a bicycle to get around easily. I'd recommend a motorbike, it's faster!"

Must pack items for Angkor Wat

"Wear appropriate clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. You'll spend a lot of time walking so wear comfortable shoes. Bring bug repellant and sunscreen!"

@tiffanyswindow's Top Tips

"Spend at least 2 days exploring! If you're not on a tour, rent a motorbike and have the freedom to explore on your own. Be careful with your money, as they don't accept any torn or ripped cash."

Where can you get tickets if you're not on a tour?

"You can purchase at the Angkor pass ticket counters. Book it a day before, have it delivered to your hotel and skip the line! Or, book online on the Angkor Enterprise website and show your ticket."

Are there restaurants nearby?

"You'll find shops at every temple, if not, then nearby. They sell drinks or snacks, and clothing (traditional clothes for photos). There is a place at Angkor Wat for sit-down food and drinks."

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  • Wanderer
  • Countries Visited:

    7 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Yunnan, China

  • Dream Destination:

    World

  • About them:
  • Welcome! I'm Tiffany, passionate about traveling and content creation. Journey with me while I capture and share my travel experiences. I'm currently living and exploring Vietnam.

White River Falls State Park

United States

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Walk down the trail to see the view of the falls from a different vantage point."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Stay on the trail when walking into the canyon, when the trail ends path becomes dangerous."

Must pack items for White River Falls State Park

"Sunscreen, sun hat, reusable water bottle, hiking shoes, trekking poles, & bug repellent. "

What do you love most about White River Falls State Park?

"Excellent place for a picnic, exploring & hiking to view the falls!"

Favourite time of year to visit White River Falls State Park

"Early summer/fall is the best for most reliable weather. "

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  • Countries Visited:

    4 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    London

  • Dream Destination:

    The world!

  • About them:
  • "Live once Travel Well", is my main motto for life. I love to travel, go on outdoor adventures & family travels/adventures. When I'm not traveling, I'm busy planning my next adventure ☺️

Masai Mara National Reserve

Kenya

@courtgoestravelling 's Top Tips

"Pack neutral colours like greens, browns and beige. Bring a portable charger- especially for long game drives. Remember your camera and pack some snacks! Game drive days can be 8+ hours long!"

What do you love most about Masai Mara National Reserve?

"No game drive is ever the same! Each time you will have a totally different experience! The ecosystem in Masai Mara is breathtaking and you have the chance to spot the Big 5!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Visit a Masai cultural village to learn about their way of life, take a walk along the Mara river and cross the bridge to have one foot in Kenya and one foot in Tanzania! Game drives are my favourite."

Favourite time of year to visit Masai Mara National Reserve

"I often visit in January and February when the parks are quieter and the rains bring out a lot of different experiences. July-September is the best time to visit for the great wildebeest migration!"

Benefits of a tour guide for Masai Mara National Reserve

"Masai Mara is so vast and the guides know the roads like the back of their hand. Their radio systems help each other to find great sightings for guests. A guide will give you the best experience."

What can you see in Masai Mara?

"The Big 5! lions, leopards, buffalos, elephants and rhinos. As well as cheetahs, hippos, giraffes, antelopes, zebras and so much more. "

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  • Travel Blogger
  • Countries Visited:

    20 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Kenya

  • Dream Destination:

    Vietnam

  • About them:
  • I am a travel obsessed scottish girl with a love for Africa, Kenya specifically! I don't think there's a single place I wouldn't go! I love solo and group travelling and volunteering across the world!

Nairobi

Kenya

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Visit the Giraffe centre to hand feed giraffes, watch baby elephants during feeding time at David Sheldrick, feed wild monkeys in the park, eat at Nairobi street kitchen and party at K1 Clubhouse. "

Do I book in advance?

"If you're not on a tour, it's important to book places like David Sheldrick in advance as they are a true sanctuary and only open to the public for 1hr each day to limited numbers. It can book up weeks in advance."

What can I do at night?

"Nairobi has a lot of restaurants and bars. My favourite is K1 Clubhouse with regular DJs, life music, an outdoor beer garden and club vibes! Great drinks, food and atmosphere!"

What do you love most about Nairobi?

"I love Nairobi so much because the people are so welcoming. Locals have always been so kind and helpful and of course, Kenya is so beautiful it keeps me coming back for more!"

@courtgoestravelling 's Top Tips

"Unless you're on a tour, plan the places you want to visit in advance and organise a guide for easiness and safety! Kenya has a lot to offer and there's a lot to pack into a trip!"

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  • Travel Blogger
  • Countries Visited:

    20 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Kenya

  • Dream Destination:

    Vietnam

  • About them:
  • I am a travel obsessed scottish girl with a love for Africa, Kenya specifically! I don't think there's a single place I wouldn't go! I love solo and group travelling and volunteering across the world!

Yosemite West

United States

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"There are so many hikes and beautiful scenic nature views, especially along the valley. Head to Mariposa for some scenic trails. "

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Sunset offers incredible opportunities to view wildlife & watch the colours highlight El Capitan as the sun sinks beyond the horizon."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Look for wildlife sightings throughout the park!"

Must pack items for Yosemite West

"-Warm layers (even in summer as temps can drop quite quickly when the sun goes down). -Reusable water bottle, sunscreen, bug repellent, sturdy hiking boots, binoculars, camera & sunglasses."

Benefits of a tour guide for Yosemite West

"Access to information about the best hikes, insights and tips to make your trip magical and unique! "

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Head towards the Hetch Hetchy reservoir for some amazing views of the stunning lakes along the Sierra Nevada mountain range."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Drive along the valley for amazing views of El Capitan, Half Dome, Bridal Veil Falls and giant sequoia trees. Head up to Tunnel View for stunning views of the valley below."

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  • Countries Visited:

    4 Countries

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    London

  • Dream Destination:

    The world!

  • About them:
  • "Live once Travel Well", is my main motto for life. I love to travel, go on outdoor adventures & family travels/adventures. When I'm not traveling, I'm busy planning my next adventure ☺️