Cambodia will steal your heart and ignite your sense of discovery
and adventure. Showing your children a real destination that looks like a
computer-generated movie set for an Indiana Jones sequel will get their attention.
The incredible history, culture, architecture, art and friendly people will make
this journey one of your family’s favorites for years to come.
Apsara Dance Show Head west along the Thames to visit the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. The gardens present an enjoyable mix of landscaped lawns, formal gardens, glasshouses, historic buildings and a vast range of rare and beautiful plants. Take in the spectacular views of the treetops and gardens below, as if seeing through the eyes of a bird, while walking along the Treetop Walkway. There is more to see than just the beautiful gardens as Kew boasts art galleries, sculptures and installations, including a sculpture by Henry Moore, the Marianne North Gallery and the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art.
Spend the night at Banteay Ampeul temple, where a luxury tented camp awaits. Your retreat starts at nightfall with fresh towels and a perfectly concocted cocktail on arrival.Your spacious private tent’s amenities provide an opportunity for maximum relaxation. Furnished with fans, plush mattresses, pillows and premium linen, this tent offers a haven of intimacy akin to a 5-star hotel. Each tent features a candle-lit verandah for soaking in the magical jungle canopy. Your tent is equipped with private, separate bathroom facilities including a flush toilet, a washbasin, and hot water and premium amenities.
ITINERARY FOR FAMILIES WITH
CHILDREN UNDER 12
& CIRCUS WORKSHOP
Bicycling to Angkor Thom Your tour of the intriguing perfectly square, ancient walled city includes a stop at Baphuon (a sanctuary dedicated to Brahmanism); Phimeanakas Temple, where kings once worshipped; the Royal Palace; and the Terrace of the Elephants, an impressive 2.5m-tall wall used by kings as a ceremonial stage. Your expert guide will also take you to visit the amazingly well-detailed bas reliefs at the Terrace of the Leper King.
Your guide will take you to a workshop to experience the life of local performers as the young and talented artists from Phare rehearse their Cambodian Circus show! Please note: the minimum age to attend this activity is from 7 years of age. In the afternoon you will enjoy free time at leisure before attending the evening showing of Phare Circus.
Each of our itineraries has unique offerings allowing for cultural engagement and community give-back. Here are some of the things that will make your trip to Cambodia special:
ITINERARY FOR FAMILIES WITH
TREASURE HUNT AT
ANGKOR THOM &
ATV RIDE IN RICE PADDY FIELD
ITINERARY FOR ADULT ONLY
ASPERA DANCE SHOW &
LUXURY TENTED OVERNIGHT
Treasure Hunt at Angkor Thom
Discover Angkor Thom – the Great City – in a family-friendly way with a specially designed Treasure Hunt on a tablet, starting from Baphuon Temple through Phimeanakas, the Royal Pools, then to the Elephant Terrace and all the way up to the Leper King Terrace. This interactive touring is a new, educational way to learn about the Great Khmer Builder Kings. Follow an entertaining path of discovery as you search for and (hopefully) find the hidden treasure to add an extra spark to your sightseeing.
Quad Biking (ATV) in the paddy fields In the late afternoon, embark on a gentle exploration of Siem Reap with a 75-minute guided journey by quad bike (ATV). The ride traverses a 17km area of the captivating countryside surrounding Siem Reap as you follow an easy path to visit Wat Athwea Pagoda. The route is gentle and ideal for beginners and first-time ATV drivers.
GLOBAL COMMUNITY GIVE-BACK
Option One Visit the Angkor Kids Center located 25km (40 minutes) north of Siem Reap next to the Angkor temple complex. Upon arrival at the village outskirts, you will be greeted by the local team and taken on an oxcart through the village to the school at the Angkor Kids Center. In front of the school, enjoy a warm welcome by local students (subject to their school schedule), and a 20-minute introduction to the school, the school’s story, village & community history and the school program. See the achievements of the school and visit the village’s organic and semi-organic gardens, visit a local home and learn their about daily life in the village, including handicraft work (incense making, rattan household tool making), farming and gardening. Enjoy a freshly picked coconut drink in a local home before returning to your hotel.
Option Two: Ecole du Bayon, a school established to offer free education to orphans and disadvantaged children from the surrounding countryside. Since 2007, the registered NGO has also helped children to continue studying until they graduate from high school in Siem Reap – the nearest city. You will hear about the school’s history and future aims. Next, learn some local cooking skills and help prepare a tasty, local Khmer dish to share with the students, subject to permission from the school.
Option Three: Paul Dubrule Hotel & Tourism School Visit Paul Dubrule Hotel & Tourism School to attend the flag raising ceremony at 7am with the students of the school. Then, begin your visit of Krobei Riel Village by remork tuk tuk, accompanied by students from the school (subject to the school's permission) to see how the villagers plant and harvest the vegetable plantations and then discuss with the villagers how they generate income from the project to fund the school. Next, experience the art of Khmer traditional cuisine with a local chef in a private cookery class. Once you have mastered the nearly lost art of preparing Khmer cuisine, it’s time to enjoy your own culinary creations at lunch with the students on the terrace overlooking the school’s gardens, subject to permission from the school.
Stop to visit out travel partner's initiative. The Cambodia Clean Water Project endeavors to provide clean drinking water to rural villages.
Ages to Travel
To fully participate in the Cambodia itinerary it is recommended that travelers be at least 7 years of age.
Time of Year to Travel
The best months of the year are April, May, June, September and October however anytime in between late March and mid November is great to visit. Some properties are seasonal and close for the winter. During Festive Season rates will be higher and there are compulsory gala dinners on Christmas and New Year's Eve..
Travel Documents Required
A valid passport and Visa is required to enter Cambodia. To apply for a visa or passport click this link: www.cibtvisas.com/departurelounge
Please note that passport holders are responsible for obtaining the required documentation applicable for entry. Please note also that passports must be valid for six (6) months before departure and should also have sufficient blank pages for visas and immigrations stamps. Global CommUnity cannot be held responsible should you be denied entry to a country due to non-compliance with these requirements.