There is something about Cambodia that draws me back time after time, it’s hard to put a finger on it, rather its the combination of the friendliness of the people, awe inspiring sights, and the stage of tourist development the country is currently at.
Over the last 3 years the infrastructure has improved to the point where a comfortable trip can be enjoyed. But make no mistake this is a very poor country with many challenges facing it, and you will find your emotions are all over the place, from the wonder of its glorious history, to the horror of its recent past, the delight of the people, tapered with the obvious poverty and hardships they face on a daily basis.
In this 13 day trip, we get to see the very best of what the country has to offer, yet at a pace that gives you time to wander off on your own, and pursue your interests at leisure. We get to clock into the frontier feel of Phnom Penh, have a full 3 days to explore the wonders of Angkor Wat, enjoy laid back time for 2 nights at the beach in sihanoukville and then head on to explore the old French colonial beach town of Kep, and river port of Kampot where we stay in a lovely gay run hotel for 3 nights. Along the way we have found some exceptional restaurants, the best places to enjoy an evening beer, and some superb massage spas to indulge and relax in during the hot afternoons.
Accommodation is of western standard, and all hotels are located in the heart of where we want to be, so expect to be able walk out of the hotel and be in the middle of the action. Generally its around 3* style all with ensuites and WiFi. We have negotiated some great deals for this off-season trip and this is largely why the costs are so much less than you see elsewhere, it’s not that we are scrimping on the accommodation, don’t worry the places we have found are little gems.
As with all our trips you have to let go of the concept you’re signing up for a tour, you’re not, you’re joining us on an adventure, yes its a semi structured adventure with all the hard work done, but it is never the less an adventure. Things will go wrong some days, and changes will need to be taken in their stride, you will need your wits about you, and to expect to do some exploring on your own occasionally.