From the ruins of Angkor to the ghosts of the Khmer Rouge, immerse yourself in Cambodia’s rich history.

Whether you’re wandering the harrowing Killing Fields of Choeung Ek or sitting down to a freshly baked baguette, it’s impossible not to be enveloped by the stories of Cambodia. The tales of glory and ruin, tragedy and joy, are etched into the silent stone of Angkor Wat and shine from the faces of the friendly Khmer people. Now, it’s up to you to listen. 

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Local culture of Cambodia

Based on a tradition of honoring one’s ancestors, respecting elders and living an hones...

Geography & environment

Sharing borders with Vietnam, Thailand and Laos, much of Cambodia is low-lying, foreste...

Shopping guide to Cambodia

If there is anything Cambodia loves, it’s a good market. From the large markets in Phno...

Cambodia festival calendar

Khmer New Year (Chaul Chnam Thmey) The Cambodian New Year is a three-day celebration...

Food & drink in Cambodia

Boasting a cuisine heavily influenced by Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese flavours and a Fr...

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Cambodia travel FAQs

Australia: Yes – on arrival
Belgium:  Yes – on arrival
Canada: Yes – on arrival
Germany: Yes – on arrival
Ireland: Yes – on arrival
Netherlands: Yes – on arrival
New Zealand: Yes – on arrival
South Africa: Yes – on arrival
Switzerland: Yes – on arrival
UK: Yes – on arrival
USA: Yes – on arrival


Visas can be organised either in advance or on arrival. Please check with your embassy and allow approximately three weeks for processing. A visa on arrival at an airport or border crossing will cost approx. US$30 (subject to change). You will need to have a passport photo on hand.


E visas are now available for most nationalities through the official website From 01 October 2014 the E visa cost will be USD30 (visa fee) plus USD7 (processing fee). IMPORTANT - please note the Cambodia Government has reported many fraudulent E visa websites that pretend to be official e visa websites. Intrepid recommends only using the official E visa website above or by contacting your Travel agent.


While tipping is not customary, it is often appreciated by the local people. If your service has been good, consider tipping your driver or waitstaff. 

Internet cafes can be found in most large cities, but the speed will be slower than what you are used to at home. 

Mobile phone coverage is generally good in city areas but is less reliable rurally. Please ensure you have turned on global roaming prior to arrival in Cambodia. 

While squat toilets are common across most of Cambodia, large hotels and tourist areas generally have western-style toilets. Be prepared to pay a small fee when visiting public toilets and always carry your own toilet paper and soap as they are usually not provided. 

  • Large beer = US$1.50
  • Meal in mid-range restaurant = US$4-6
  • Souvenir t-shirt = US$3-4

Please do not drink the tap water when you tour Cambodia. We recommend filtered water, preferably from a refillable bottle. Also, try to avoid ice in drinks and peel fruit before eating. 

Credit cards are generally accepted by hotels, restaurants and shops in the more touristy areas. Smaller businesses in remote areas are unlikely to have credit card facilities.  

While ATMs are becoming more common in larger cities, finding one in smaller towns or isolated areas can be difficult. Please ensure you have enough cash to cover your expenses in between towns like Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. 

Yes. All Peregrine passengers are required to purchase travel insurance prior to their Cambodia group tours. Your insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day. 

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