Amateur Traveler Trip – Cambodia April 2016 – 9 days

This trip has now passed. You can book the same trip here: Cambodian Traveller

The Amateur Traveler community was planning a trip to Cambodia and you are invited.

No Whining

As with all Amateur Traveler trips our rule is bring your sense of humor and bring your flexibility. If you are someone who needs to be waited on hand and foot this is not your trip. If you plan on complaining that “we don’t do it that way at home”, this is not your trip. Things may go wrong, so remember:

“Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things”.

Dates

April 1-9 2019

Cambodia

We are working with Intrepid Travel and are taking their “Cambodian Traveller” tour:

Highlights

  • Explore Ho Chi Minh City’s tangle of streets
  • Visit Cambodia’s Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
  • Remember the victims of the notorious Killing Fields
  • Relive Cambodia’s past at the temples of Angkor
  • Revel in the tranquillity of riverside Battambang
  • Slurp a spicy curry in Bangkok

Itinerary 

Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City
As Vietnam’s largest city, Ho Chi Minh City brims with street side shops, boutiques stores and motorbikes carrying everything from children to chickens. Arrive early to slurp a steaming bowl of Vietnamese pho or go bargain hunting in Ben Thanh Market.

Day 2-3 Phnom Penh

Cross into Cambodia and travel to Phnom Penh. A sobering visit to the infamous Killing Fields provides a glimpse into Cambodia’s tragic past, the site being marked by a stupa made of some 8,000 skulls. There’s time to explore other attractions such as the frantic Russian Market, the National Museum or the Silver Pagoda with its dazzling silver-tiled floor. Alternatively, take a leisurely stroll along Sisowath Quay and stop for coffee at a riverside cafe.

Day 4-6 Siem Reap/Angkor Wat

Travel back to a brighter time in Cambodian history with a trip to the Angkor Wat temples. From sun-up to sundown, relish the sacred beauty of these ancient wonders, from the eerie shadows of Ta Prohm to the serene smiles of the carved faces at Bayon.

Day 7 Battambang

Admire elegant French architecture and a relaxed country pace in Battambang. While here, learn the secrets of Khmer cuisine in a cooking class, take a walk along the river front or maybe take a trip out to surrounding villages.

Day 8-9 Bangkok

Skip back across the border from Cambodia to Thailand and enjoy an evening in bewitching Bangkok. Grab a fragrant curry, a soothing Thai massage, charter a longtail boat or take in the Grand Palace’s gleaming architecture as a fitting end to this historic journey.

Included

  • Meals – 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch
  • Transport – Boat, Private minibus, Van
  • Accommodation – Hotel (8 nights)
  • Included activities
    • Phnom Penh – Entrance to Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21) and Choeung Ek
    • Phnom Penh – Guided Tour of Choeung Ek
    • Siem Reap – Guided Tour
    • Siem Reap – Three Day Angkor Pass
    • Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake boat trip

Exclusions

  • Any meals not mentioned in the above itinerary
  • Tips/Gratuities to Drivers/Guides/Tour Leader
  • Travel Insurance
  • International Airfare
  • Optional activities
  • Spending money
  • Pre or Post Accommodation
  • Non-group Transfer

USD $790/person twin-share, the single supplement is $205

Deposit of $250 is required at time of booking and full payment due 60 days ahead of departure date.

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