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.
What people say
Loved the aspect of looking at the local community and working to improve their position by encouraging responsible travel. I felt this trip broadened my knowledge of this area and the community in general.
What people say
Cambodia is a place of wonderful people, who have been through a tough past. Remember to be willing to open your eyes to understand the history, the culture and people. Enjoy yourself - this trip to Cambodia is fabulous.
What people say
The Cambodia in Depth trip was an experience of a lifetime. While the Angkor temples were truly spectacular, I also enjoyed the exposure to how Cambodia people live today. Our guides, who were both knowledgeable and personable, truly enhanced the experience.
What people say
Great selection of highlights led by enthusiastic, cheerful, knowledgeable local guides.Centrally located comfortable accommodation, good selection of activities for 'free time', all experienced with 9 other like minded interesting travellers on the Classic Cambodia trip!
What people say
Our Cambodia Discovery Tour was well organised and have us a great insight into the people, culture and history of this fascinating place. Siem Reap and Angkor Wat should be on everyone's list of places to visit! It was fantastic having a wonderful guide with us throughout the tour.
Cambodia travel highlights
Find peace at Phnom Penh’s Wat Phnom
Climb the hill to peaceful Wat Phnom, named after a 14th century woman who found sacred Buddhist objects in the nearby river.
Shop Siem Reap’s old market
A visit to the old market is a must, even if you're not looking for souvenirs; wandering through the stalls and surrounding shops the silks, cottons, sarongs, silver and statues are a riot of colour and a feast for the eyes.
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Cambodia tour reviews
Our Cambodia trips score an average of 4.8 out of 5 based on 180 reviews in the last year.
Cambodia Discovery, August 2017
DAVID and CAROLYN WILKS
PEREGRINE PROVIDED AN EXCELLENT TRIP WITH VERY FRIENDLY TOUR LEADERS WHO MADE THE HOLIDAY A NON STRESS ONE. LOVED CAMBODIA. KL AIRPORT EXPECT A LONG WALK AND TRAIN/BUS TRIP TO GET YOUR BAGS. GET ACCOMMODATION WITH A POOL AS ITS HOT.
Review submitted 16 Sep 2017
Cambodia Discovery, July 2017
Being a Western traveling in Asia I find that the tip system should be explained clearly. Sometimes there were awkward moments at hotel, restaurant, bus. Sometimes the tour guide gave money on behalf of the group, sometimes the tip was passed to a traveler to give to the beneficiary, sometimes no Word about tips.
Review submitted 07 Aug 2017
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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 www.evisa.gov.kh 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.
For a current list of public holidays in Cambodia go to: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/Cambodia/public-holidays