CAMBODIA​

CAMBODIA Intro​

Starting from

$999 AUD

Departure time

Personal Airport pick-up.

We’ll be there to greet you at Phnom Penh airport after your long flight and take you to our hotel, whether your travelling solo or arriving with friends.

Pricing options

$999.00 – 10 day Cambodia Intro 
$2,299.00 – 21 day Vietnam & Cambodia Intro

Trip Highlights

Cambodia Intro is the most amazing way to experience Cambodia! You’ll discover the bustling capital of Phnom Penh, meet the friendly locals, sample delicious street food, experience the stunning white sands of Koh Rong island, snorkel in crystal clear water, relax on beautiful beaches, explore the mind-blowing Angkor Wat – the world’s largest temple, discover fascinating local culture and history, party the night away and much more. Plus you’ll have an awesome Group Leader with you from the moment you step off the plane, an instant group of friends to share your adventure with and help with all your onward travel. Get ready for the trip of a lifetime

GENERAL INFORMATION

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Personal Airport Pickup To The Hotel 24/7 
  • 9 Nights Accommodation
  • All Transport
  • Awesome Group Leader
  • Help with Onward Travel
  • Tuk Tuk Tour of Phnom Penh
  • S21 Prison With Local Guide
  • Tour of the Killing Fields
  • River Kayaking
  • Local Markets
  • Pepper Plantation
  • Khmer Cooking Class
  • River Cruise
  • Koh Rong Island Boat Trip
  • Snorkelling
  • Floating Villages
  • Angkor Wat Sunrise Temple Tour

NOT INCLUDED

Flights, travel insurance, visas & some meals

Tour Highlights:

-Discover Cambodia’s fascinating capital, Phnom Penh. Ride a tuk tuk through the bustling streets and experience local life.
– Learn about Cambodia’s dark and somber history during a locally guided tour of S21 Prison and the Killing Fields.
– Get off the beaten p-ath and unwind in the peaceful and serene countryside town of Kampot.
– Discover the crystal clear waters and beautiful beaches of Koh Rong island.
– Discover the wonders of the largest and one of the most amazing temples in the world. The fascinating and mindblowing Angkor Wat.

DO MANY PEOPLE TRAVEL ALONE?

Yes. Lots of people on our trips are travelling solo. But by doing our trip you’ll instantly be part of a group, so it’s a great way to meet others and make friends! Most of our accommodation is twin or triple share, so we will put you in a room with someone of the same gender.

CAN I CHAT TO MY GROUP BEFORE I LEAVE?

You can start chatting to people in your group and other travellers before you leave. Just go to our Facebook page, click on ‘Groups’ and choose your country

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT CAMBODIA?

It’s always a good time to go travelling in Cambodia as it’s usually warm all year round. There’s a slightly higher chance of rain from May to October but that’s usually a brief downpour in the afternoon followed by sunshine. The rest of the year is generally hot and dry.

HOW MUCH SPENDING MONEY WILL I NEED?

All your activities, accommodation, transport and some meals are included with Cambodia Intro, so you’ll just need money for some meals, drinks, shopping and any onward travel. We recommend you bring at least £300 / $500 spending money. USD is accepted everywhere and much easier to get.

HOW WILL I ACCESS MY MONEY WHILE I’M AWAY?

It’s best to take a Visa or Master Card debit, credit or travel money card. There are ATM’s available throughout Cambodia so it’s easy to get access to cash. Some places accept credit card but not all.

WHAT VACCINATIONS WILL I NEED FOR THIS TRIP?

There are no compulsory vaccinations for any of our destinations and all areas we travel to are very low risk. But if you’re unsure or need advice we recommend visiting your local GP or check out this link.

IS THERE WI-FI THROUGHOUT THE TRIP?

All accommodations we stay at have free Wi-Fi available. Cambodia’s network quality is often lower than you’re used to but you can generally connect and do basic stuff.

WHAT LUGGAGE DO YOU RECOMMEND?

We always recommend travelling with a backpack and packing light! 10-20kgs of stuff should be plenty. It’s generally quite hot in Cambodia so dragging around a huge suitcase is not much fun. There is luggage storage at the airport or at some accommodations if needed.

WHAT PLUGS DO THEY USE?

Cambodia generally us plug types, A, C and G. Plug type A is the plug which has two flat parallel pins, plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and plug type G is the plug with three rectangular pins, in a triangular pattern.

IS THE TAP WATER SAFE TO DRINK?

Don’t drink tap water in Cambodia, stick to boiled or treated water. Don’t worry about ice as it is made using purified water. INTRO Travel has installed refillable water stations at almost all of our overnight stops so you will always have clean water and don’t need to buy plastic water bottles. You can also buy a reusable INTRO water bottle!

SAMPLE ITINERARY

ARRIVAL INFORMATION

It’s best to arrive on the actual start date. There are no activities on the first day, so you can arrive at any time. If you do arrive early we’ll still pick you up from the airport and will book you into our hotel in Phnom Penh from the day you arrive. Extra nights will be approx. £30 / $35 USD per night for a twin/double room and can be paid on arrival. 

It’s also recommended to have onward travel booked out of Cambodia before travelling there, as you may get asked for proof of this before boarding your flight to Cambodia.

VISA AND INSURANCE

It’s important you check your visa requirements for Cambodia before arriving on the trip. Most nationalities are able to get a visa on arrival in Cambodia. The visa on arrival for a maximum of 30 days costs approx. $35 USD and will be payable upon arrival in Cambodia. Some nationalities may need to make advance arrangements. Please note that while the above information is currently accurate, visa rules can often change so it’s always best to double-check before departing. If you’re unsure of your visa requirements or need any help just contact us.

Travel Insurance for Cambodia is compulsory to join Cambodia Intro. Your Group Leader will ask to see proof of your cover before your trip begins. You can organise a quote and policy for yourself here.

10 Day Cambodia Intro

DAY 1 – CAMBODIA INTRO BEGINS

When you land in Phnom Penh after your flight we’ll be at the airport to meet you and take you to the hotel. You’ll have plenty of time to recover from your flight, chill out and meet your group. That night we’ll head out for dinner and drinks.

DAY 2 – PHNOM PENH & KILLING FIELDS

After a tuk tuk tour through the crazy streets of Phnom Penh, we’ll make two important stops at the S21 Prison and the original Killing Fields to learn about the dark history of this fascinating country. A difficult day, but a must to properly understand the journey of the Cambodian people in recent decades. That evening we’ll head for dinner and drinks, followed by some of Phnom Penh’s best nightlife. (B)

DAY 3 – KAMPOT & KAYAKING

Today we get off the beaten path and head to the peaceful countryside province of Kampot. The next two nights are spent by the beautiful riverside with plenty of time for swimming and relaxing. That afternoon we’ll kayak down the river and soak up the laid back daily life of the locals. (B, L)

DAY 4 – PEPPER PLANTATION & COOKING CLASS

Kampot is known to have some of the best pepper in the world! So this morning we’ll explore the local markets and visit a unique pepper plantation to source ingredients for our traditional Khmer cooking class. Later that day we’ll learn first hand how to make some of Cambodia’s most authentic and delicious meals, before heading out on a stunning river cruise. (B, L)

DAY 5 – ARRIVE IN KOH RONG

It’s now time to experience the most beautiful beaches in Cambodia! We’ll take a bus and a fast ferry to the stunning tropical island of Koh Rong and check into our traditional Khmer style beach bungalows. The afternoon can be spent lazing on the beach or exploring the island, before we head out for dinner and drinks! (B)

DAY 6 – ISLAND BOAT TRIP & SNORKELLING

All aboard our private long tail boat to some of the best snorkel spots around the islands. We’ll chill out on the whitest sands on the island, swim in turquoise blue water and top up our tans, before soaking up a beautiful sunset as we cruise back home to our beach bungalows. (L)

DAY 7 – BEACH & KHMER MASSAGE

Enjoy the morning relaxing with a traditional Khmer massage on the beach, take in the serene beauty of Koh Rong one last time before we catch the fast ferry back to the mainland. We’ll have dinner in Sihanoukville and prepare for our overnight bus journey where you’ll have a bed on the bus.

DAY 8 – FLOATING VILLAGE

Arrive early in Siem Reap with the morning to relax by the hotel pool. From there we’ll venture out to the rural areas and discover some traditional floating villages surrounded by lush rice fields, lotus flowers and flooded forests. (B)

DAY 9 – ANGKOR WAT

We’ll wake for sunrise and travel by tuk tuk to the absolutely mind-blowing and world famous Angkor Wat; the largest temple in the world! A local guide will join us to explain the fascinating history and surrounding temples, including Ta Prohm where Tomb Raider was filmed. (B, D)

DAY 10 – CHECK OUT & ONWARD TRAVEL

Your amazing 10 day adventure of Cambodia finishes in Siem Reap. We’ll help you plan and organise your onward travel. (B)

21 Day Vietnam + Cambodia Intro

Day 1: Arrive and meet the Group We’ll pick you up from the airport and take you to the Hostel in Hanoi. You’ll then have plenty of time to recover from your flight, chill out and meet everyone in your group.


Day 2: Hanoi City Tour 



In and around Hanoi

Discover what makes the chaotic capital of Vietnam so special with a Walking and Rickshaw Tour of the city. Experience the bustling streets, fascinating culture and delicious street food. We’ll then head out for dinner and experience some of Hanoi’s best nightlife! 


Day 3: Ha Long Bay Overnight Boat We’ll depart early for our amazing 3 Day / 2 Night Boat trip to the stunning natural wonder of Ha Long Bay. We’ll cruise on beautiful emerald green waters on our traditional Vietnamese ‘junk’ boat through towering limestone islands topped with rainforest. We’ll go explore Ha Long Bay by kayak then spend the night on the boat under the stars.


Day 4: Ha Long Bay Private Island Stay Continue soaking up the natural beauty of Ha Long Bay throughout the day before arriving at our own private island! Chill out in a hammock, play some beach volleyball or just relax on the beach and work on your tan. 


Day 5: Ha Long Bay & Ninh Binh Homestay 
In and around Ho Chi Minh City

We’ll arrive back from Ha Long Bay mid-morning and then head south to the beautiful countryside of Ninh Binh, a landscape of endless rice paddies and epic limestone mountains. Check in to our unique and amazing local homestay and watch the sunset whilst relaxing in our private riverside bungalows for the evening. 


Day 6: Ninh Binh & Overnight Train Today we explore the best of the amazing Ninh Binh. We’ll take a bike ride through the countryside before boarding a local row boat and cruising a network of rivers and caves. After some lunch we’ll tackle the iconic 450 steps of the Dragon Mountain Viewpoint for sunset. We’ll then freshen up before boarding the overnight train south to Hoi An. 


Day 7: Arrive in Hoi An 
In and around Hoi An

We’ll arrive early morning in Da Nang before taking a short bus ride to Hoi An, one of the most beautiful and fascinating towns in Vietnam. You’ll have time in the afternoon to chill out, do some shopping or even get some clothes made. We then head out and experience some of Hoi An’s amazing nightlife! 



Day 8: Hoi An, Basket Boat Tour with Crab Fishing and Cooking Class Be guided through coconut groves by traditional fishermen while you try your hand at some crab fishing. We’ll then learn the secrets of preparing delicious Vietnamese food with a traditional cooking class. 


Day 9: Fly to Ho Chi Minh City After a quick transfer back to Da Nang we catch a short flight to the southern city of Ho Chi Minh City and arrive early afternoon. You’ll have the rest of the day to relax and explore the city.


Day 10: Mekong Delta We’ll explore the incredibly lush green beauty of the Mekong Delta, learn first-hand how the locals live, visit local villages and experience daily life on the Mekong. We then stay overnight in the Delta. 


Day 11: Cu Chi Tunnels 
In and around Cu Chi Tunnels

Today we’ll explore more of the Mekong before making our way to the Cu Chi Tunnels. A fascinating network of underground tunnels used as supply routes, hideouts and living quarters by guerilla fighters during the Vietnam War. We’ll arrive back to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon before heading out for dinner and drinks back in Ho Chi Minh City. 


Day 12: Head to Cambodia! We’ll visit the fascinating the American war museum in the morning before jumping on our bus to Cambodia! After our border crossing we’ll arrive in Cambodia’s capital city, Phnom Penh in the afternoon. After a quick freshen up, we will head out for dinner and drinks in some of Phnom Penh’s quirky back alleyway bars.


Day 13: S21 Prison & Killing Fields After a tuk tuk tour through the crazy streets of Phnom Penh, we’ll make two important stops at the S21 Prison and the original Killing Fields to learn about the dark history of this fascinating country. A difficult day, but a must to properly understand the journey of the Cambodian people in recent decades. That evening we’ll head for dinner and drinks at a local street bar, followed by some of Phnom Penh’s best nightlife.


Day 14: Kampot & Kayaking 
In and around Kampot

Today we get off the beaten path and head to the peaceful countryside province of Kampot, a unique mix of dilapidated french colonial buildings, emerald green rice paddy fields and palm tree lined rivers. The next two nights are spent by the beautiful riverside with plenty of time for swimming and relaxing. That afternoon we’ll kayak down the river and soak up laid back daily life.


Day 15: Local Markets, Cooking Class & Sunset Boat Trip Kampot is known to have some of the best pepper in the world! So this morning we’ll explore the local markets and visit a unique pepper plantation to source ingredients for our traditional Khmer cooking class. Later that day we’ll learn first hand how to make some of Cambodia’s most authentic and delicious meals before heading out on a beautiful sunset boat trip. 


Day 16: Arrive in Koh Rong It’s now time to experience the most beautiful beaches in Cambodia! We’ll take a bus and a fast ferry to the stunning tropical island of Koh Rong and check into our traditional Khmer style beach bungalows. The afternoon can be spent lazing on the beach or exploring the island, before we head out for dinner and a party on the beach!


Day 17: Island Boat Trip & Snorkelling All aboard our private long tail boat to some of the best snorkel spots around the islands, including the famous and secluded ‘long beach’. We’ll chill out on the whitest sands on the island, swim in turqoiuse blue water and top up our tans, before soaking up a beautiful sunset as we cruise back home to our beach bungalows.


Day 18: Beach time, Khmer Massage & Overnight Bus Enjoy the morning relaxing with a traditional Khmer massage on the beach, take in the serene beauty of Koh Rong one last time before we catch the fast ferry back to the mainland. We’ll have dinner in Sihanoukville and prepare for our overnight bus journey where you’ll have your own bed on the bus.


Day 19: Siem Reap & Floating Village 
In and around Siem Reap

Arrive early in Siem Reap with the morning to relax by the hotel pool. From there we’ll venture out to the rural areas and discover some traditional floating villages surrounded by lush rice fields, lotus flowers and flooded forests. 


Day 20: Siem Reap & Angkor Wat 
In and around Angkor Wat


We’ll wake for sunrise and travel by tuk tuk to the absolutely mind-blowing and world famous Angkor Wat; the largest temple in the world! A local guide will join us to explain the fascinating history and surrounding temples, including Ta Prohm where Tomb Raider was filmed. A true once in a lifetime experience! 


Day 21: Check out & Onward Travel Your amazing 21-day adventure of Vietnam and Cambodia finishes in Siem Reap. We’ll help plan and organise your onward travel.



LOCATION

FASCINATING CULTURE, TROPICAL ISLANDS & ANCIENT WONDERS

Cambodia is a profoundly beautiful nation with a dark but fascinating past. Nestled in the heart of South East Asia it is a country of incredible & ancient wonders. From the white sands & lazily swaying palm trees of picturesque Koh Rong island, to the awe-inspiring and immensely spiritual Angkor Wat temple, Cambodia will leave an impression that will last a lifetime.

Cruising through the crazy streets of Phnom Penh by Tuk Tuk, meeting friendly locals and sampling a wide array of delicious street food, learning about Cambodia’s dark history and fascinating culture, discovering the crystal clear waters and white sands of Koh Rong island and experiencing the incredible Angkor Wat are just some of the incredible moments you’ll have backpacking in Cambodia.

Travelling Cambodia is an epic adventure, and joining one of our group tours in Cambodia Intro is the best way to experience it.

Whether you’re on a short holiday, starting a gap year or anything in between we’ll show you the best of this extraordinary country with some great new friends.

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