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Cambodia

Kingdom of Wonder

Why Cambodia

Embark on an extraordinary journey to the captivating Kingdom of Cambodia, an enchanting blend of rich history, unique culture, and stunning natural beauty. This gem of Southeast Asia offers a luxury experience like no other, offering tranquil beach resorts, world-class hospitality, and a culinary scene that rivals the best in the world. Marvel at the magnificence of the ancient Angkor Wat, relax in the serenity of the untouched Cardamom Mountains, or savour the vibrant city life of Phnom Penh. Our meticulously curated tours promise authentic experiences, from exclusive river cruises along the Mekong, to private dinners in centuries-old temples. Explore untouched islands, stay in lavish boutique hotels, and indulge in rejuvenating spa experiences. Every journey is personalized, offering a unique glimpse into Cambodia’s compelling traditions and warm-hearted people. Discover a land of timeless wonder with our luxury Cambodia tours, where every moment is an unforgettable adventure.

  • Visa on arrival: Citizens of most countries can obtain a visa on arrival at the Cambodian border. This visa is valid for 30 days and costs $30.
  • E-visa: Citizens of certain countries can apply for an e-visa online. This visa is valid for 30 days and costs $37.
  • Visa at the Cambodian embassy or consulate: Citizens of countries that are not eligible for a visa on arrival or e-visa must apply for a visa at the Cambodian embassy or consulate in their home country. This visa is valid for 30 days and costs $40.

Please note that the visa requirements for Cambodia may change at any time. It is always best to check with the Cambodian embassy or consulate in your home country for the latest information.

Here are some additional things to keep in mind when applying for a visa for Cambodia:

  • Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of your planned departure from Cambodia.
  • You must have a blank page in your passport for the visa stamp.
  • You must provide a recent passport-sized photograph.
  • You may be required to provide proof of onward travel.

Cambodia generally enjoys a tropical climate and experiences two distinct seasons. The dry season extends from November to April, with cooler temperatures prevalent between November and February, making this period ideal for sightseeing and outdoor activities. From March to May, the weather becomes hotter, which might be less comfortable for some travelers.

The wet or rainy season spans from May to October. This period is characterized by heavy, yet usually brief, showers often occurring in the afternoons or evenings. The countryside blossoms during this period, and tourist sites are generally less crowded, offering a different, lush perspective of the country.

Immerse yourself in Cambodia’s most coveted locations, each offering a unique blend of history, culture, and breathtaking natural beauty. Our curated selection of top destinations provide a rich palette of experiences, from exploring awe-inspiring ancient temples and engaging with local communities, to culinary journeys and exclusive wildlife expeditions.

1. Angkor Wat: Step back in time as you explore the largest religious monument in the world. Marvel at its architectural brilliance during a private guided sunrise tour, an unmissable experience offering breathtaking views.

2. Tonlé Sap Lake: Experience a private boat tour of Southeast Asia’s largest freshwater lake. Engage with local floating communities and witness a distinctive Cambodian way of life.

3. Phnom Penh: The vibrant capital city is a cultural gem. From the grandeur of the Royal Palace to the poignant history of the Killing Fields, arrange for a personal guide to unravel this city’s rich tapestry.

4. Bokor National Park: Embark on a private trek through the clouds in this enigmatic, mist-shrouded landscape. Discover hidden waterfalls and the haunting ruins of colonial buildings.

5. Koh Rong Archipelago: Charter a luxury yacht and island hop around these pristine, white-sand islands. Dive, snorkel, or simply bask in the untouched beauty around you.

6. Kampot and Kep: Savour a private culinary journey in these neighboring towns, famous for their pepper and fresh crab.

7. Preah Vihear: Arrange an exclusive visit to this breathtaking cliff-top temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site offering panoramic views of Cambodia’s plains.

8. Cardamom Mountains: Experience an exclusive wildlife expedition in this biodiverse hotspot, a sanctuary for many endangered species.

Experience Cambodia’s undiscovered treasures, offering serene archaeological sites, vibrant lesser-known cities, and untouched landscapes rarely explored by tourists.

1. Koh Ker: Once the capital of the Khmer Empire, this remote archaeological site is often overlooked by tourists. This affords a serene exploration of the impressive stepped Pyramid of Prasat Thom and numerous other temples scattered in the jungle.

2. Battambang: Despite being Cambodia’s second largest city, Battambang retains an off-the-beaten-path charm. Experience the city’s colonial architecture, the ancient Banan Temple, and take a unique ride on the bamboo train, all without the typical tourist crowds.

3. Mondulkiri: Venture into Cambodia’s eastern highlands and experience its largest and most sparsely populated province. With lush rolling hills, cascading waterfalls, and the opportunity to interact with rescued elephants at ethical sanctuaries, Mondulkiri offers an adventurous escape from the usual tourist route.

As for local customs, respect for elders and those of higher social status is a cornerstone of Cambodian etiquette. The traditional greeting or “sampeah” involves pressing your palms together with a slight bow and is used when saying hello and goodbye.

It’s also customary to remove your shoes when entering someone’s home and certain sacred spaces in temples. Modest dress is important, particularly when visiting religious sites. Revealing clothes are frowned upon in these contexts, and knees and shoulders should be covered.

Cambodia is rich in cultural celebrations and customs that reflect its deep history and religious influences.

1. Khmer New Year: Celebrated in mid-April, it’s the country’s most important festival, with three days of ceremonies, games, and feasts.

2. Pchum Ben: This 15-day religious festival in September or October sees Cambodians pay respects to deceased relatives, with offerings at temples and special foods prepared at home.

3. Water Festival (Bon Om Touk): Occurring in November, this is one of Cambodia’s most vibrant events, marking the reversal of the Tonlé Sap River. It features boat races, fireworks, and a carnival atmosphere.

Cambodian cuisine, often overshadowed by its Thai and Vietnamese neighbors, is a delightful discovery for food enthusiasts. It’s characterized by fresh ingredients, subtle flavors, and an ingenious blend of local spices.

The national dish is “Amok”, a rich and creamy curry traditionally made with fish, coconut milk, and a complex paste (kroeung) consisting of lemongrass, turmeric, garlic, shallots, and more. It’s typically steamed in banana leaves, lending a unique aroma.

Another beloved dish is “Nom Banh Chok” – Khmer noodles, often served as a breakfast dish. It’s typically topped with a green fish gravy and fresh vegetables like bean sprouts, banana blossom, and cucumbers.

“Kuy Teav”, a flavorful noodle soup often eaten for breakfast, and “Bai Sach Chrouk”, or pork and rice, are also local favorites. Both are commonly sold by street vendors.

For those with a sweet tooth, “Sangkhaya” is a must-try. This sweet custard is made with palm sugar and coconut cream and is often served in a hollowed-out pumpkin or coconut.

In terms of beverages, Cambodia is famous for its rice wine, and locally brewed beers are gaining recognition for their quality.

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