Cambodia Discovery

Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

WB
Wanderlust Bespoke Tours
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Nov 19 - 30, 2024
Group size: 6 - 14
Cambodia Discovery
Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Wanderlust Bespoke Tours
  • Email address verified
1 review

Nov 19 - 30, 2024
Group size: 6 - 14

About this trip

Have you always wanted to travel to Cambodia but do not know where to start? Have you ever wanted to have an insiders knowledge on the best places to eat, sleep, tour and drink? Come on a Wanderlust Bespoke Tour with Marita and see the real Cambodia. The best part of this trip is that you get exclusive access to exciting projects with Cambodian Rice Run and their associated charities on the ground. This trip will change your life.


We start in the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh where you will discover the sad genocidal history of Cambodia in the 1970's and also get to experience the amazing food of Cambodia. After leaving Phnom Penh, we will travel by air conditioned private transport to Siem Reap where your real adventure awaits! 


Please note that there will be 3 days of volunteering throughout the tour. We encourage all participants to fundraise a minimum of $500 to put towards Cambodian Rice Run projects on top of your tour price. We can assist you to fundraise in the lead up to your trip. This is not a compulsory component of the tour, but we believe it will enhance your experience.

Tour Prices

TWIN SHARE - $3199AUD* per person

SINGLE ROOM - $3899AUD* per person



Optional Relaxation Package of 3 nights accommodation and breakfast at the end of your tour available if you want to hang around and relax before heading home


*Tour Price is land price only and does not include international airfares


This tour has an initial $500AUD deposit with the remainder to be paid 75 days prior to departure (26th August 2024). 


All payments made by Credit Card may incur a small processing fee.


Balance of monies can be made direct to the following bank account (payment plan available):


Name: Wanderlust Bespoke Tours

BSB:  805050

Account Number:   102738269 

Currency

Cambodia uses two currencies - both USD and the local RIEL. 


Riel is essentially useless outside of Cambodia so make sure you use it up while in country as you will not be able to exchange it once you have left the country. 


It can be confusing but both currencies are used interchangeably


$1USD = approximately 4000 Riel

Terms & Conditions

Up until 75 days before the start of the tour a $500 non-refundable deposit will be retained.  


* For between 75 days and 45 days before the start of the tour, 50% of the final payment (including the non refundable deposit) will be forfeited.  


* For less than 45 days or for no shows the entire amount will be forfeited as we would have already had to pay for accommodation, transport and activities, and this money will not be returned to us.  


* Once the tour has commenced no monies will be returned to you.  


* Travel Insurance is compulsory. Guests must ensure that have appropriate Travel Insurance policies in place prior to departure. 

Arrival & Departure Information

Arrival 


Arrival is Tuesday 19th November 2024 to Phnom Penh International Airport. The Hotel is approximately 45-60 mins from Airport.


Accommodation on Arrival :  Plantation Hotel


Airport transfer is included in your tour price. Please advise us once you have your flight times.


Please note, there is no reason to arrive early for this trip as there are no planned activities until Dinnertime. Feel free to arrive at your leisure and relax.


Departure


Departure is on Saturday 30th November 2024 from Siem Reap International Airport. The Hotel is approximately 45-60 mins from Airport.


Transfer to the airport is included in your tour price.

Visa Information

To enter Cambodia you will need a tourist visa. 


You can either apply online or grab a visa on arrival at the airport. For ease of getting through customs, we highly recommend you apply online prior to leaving Australia. Please apply at least 1-2 weeks prior to departure. 


The official website to apply at is:  eVisa Kingdom of Cambodia (Official Government Website) 


If you have any questions, please shoot us an email.

Fitness & Health

* You are responsible for checking all testing and proof of vaccination requirements for the airlines or vessel operator/s you travel with and all countries you travel to and transit through.  For more information refer to Smart Traveller website 


* This Tour requires a moderate level of fitness - there is walking, steep stairs, uneven roads and working in hot weather on our volunteer days


* Please speak to your local G.P regarding any vaccinations needed - we personally are up to date on Typhoid, Hepatitis A & B and Tetanus. 


* Cambodia occasionally has outbreaks of Dengue Fever and/or Malaria. We recommend a good insect repellant like Bushmans 20% DEET. 

What’s included

  • 11 Nights Accommodation
    Stay in beautiful 5 star accommodation in both Phnom Penh & Siem Reap
  • Airport Transfers
    Return trip to/from the Airport
  • Breakfast
    All breakfasts are included
  • Tuk Tuk Food Tour
    Get to know Cambodia and its amazing food with a trip around Phnom Penh in tuktuks indulding in the city's best food and drinks. End the night at a gorgeous SkyBar overlooking the city!
  • Buddhist Blessing
    Participate in a traditional water blessing to receive a blessing for good luck and safe travels
  • The Amazing Race
    Participate in your very own Amazing Race in teams around Siem Reap
  • Angkor Temple Sunrise
    NEW GUESTS: Indulge in a sunrise at Angkor Wat and then spend the day exploring the amazing Angkor Temple Complex. Admission to Temples included.
  • Spa Day or the Elephants
    RETURNING GUESTS: Instead of Angkor Wat Exploration, you get a beautiful day out at either Bodia Spa or the Elephant Forest.... You choose! This is your holiday
  • ABCS School Excursion
    Embark on a school excursion with the children of ABCS and Rice sharing a lunch with them at a beautiful restaurant. Sure to be a highlight of your trip. *Working with Children Check needed
  • Lunches with Love
    Travel 100km outside of Siem Reap to participate in the Cambodian Rice Run Lunches with Love. Help cook and serve lunch for up to 100 children. Visit the village and see how rural Cambodia lives
  • Rice Run Day
    Head to ABCS and Rice to participate in the monthly Rice Run delivering food and rice packs to at risk families. Afterwards participate in a games day at the school!
  • Phare Circus VIP Tickets
    The best seats in the house. No animals involved!
  • Choose Your Own Adventur
    An exciting new concept where you get the choice of several different tours to choose from. See the itinerary for more details on this day
  • Farewell Dinner
    Time to say goodbye to your new found friends.
  • Meals as per Itinerary
    Some Lunches/Dinners are included. Check your itinerary for further details
  • Tuktuk transport
    All transport included on organised tour days

What’s not included

  • International Airfares
    Airfares to/from Cambodia
  • Visa's
    Particpants are responsible for obtaining relevant Tourist Visa
  • Travel Insurance
    Travel insurance is compulsory for this tour
  • Working with Children
    All participants must obtain a working with childrens certificate in Australia to participate in charity work in Cambodia
  • Personal Spending
    Personal spending money for drinks, shopping and meals
  • Meals not Listed
    Participants are responsible for all meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Drinks
    Participants are responsible for drinks each day unless stated in the itinerary
  • Tips
    If you receive great service, feel free to tip your drivers and tour guides
  • Optional Tours
    For your free days, we offer to assist you in planning and booking optional tours. These tours are at your own cost. Marita will help you craft the perfect day based on your interests

Available Packages

Twin Share - King Bed
Available until July 21, 20244 left

This package is perfect for a couple - $3199 per person sharing a king bed. If travelling solo please book the solo option

A$3,199
Deposit: A$500
Twin Share - Twin Beds
Available until July 21, 20246 left

Travelling with a friend and sharing a room? Pick this package!

A$3,199
Deposit: A$500
Solo Traveller - Own Room
Available until July 21, 20244 left

Travelling solo? Please pick this option! If you would be open to sharing a room with a new travel friend (and save money in the process) please speak to us prior to booking. There just may be someone else looking for a travel buddy too!

A$3,899
Deposit: A$500

Available options

3 Night Relaxation Package - Twin Share
A$249
8 left

Want to stay longer? Book a 3 night extension to your holiday. Price is for accommodation and breakfast only, per person

3 night Relaxation Package - Solo Travel
A$498
only 3 left

 Want to stay longer? Book a 3 night extension to your holiday. Price is for accommodation and breakfast only, per person 



Itinerary

Day 1 - 19th November
Welcome to Cambodia!

Marita will welcome you at the Phnom Penh International Airport before transferring you to our hotel, and assisting you with check-in and getting settled. 


Today is a free day to arrive in Phnom Penh. Marita is able to offer you suggestions once you have settled in, if you would like to head out and explore.


Book in for a massage to get rid of the flight tension, or relax by the pool and soak up some sun. 

 

Tonight we will gather for drinks so you can get to know your tour group and guide. For those with some energy leftover from their travel, Marita will happily take you out exploring the city. 


Accommodation: Plantation Hotel

Included meals: NIL

Your Organizer


WB
Wanderlust Bespoke Tours
1 review
Wanderlust Bespoke Tours was created by Marita Tarrant. Marita has been travelling to Cambodia since 2006 and has a real affinity with Cambodia and it's people. Marita is also the founder of Cambodian Rice Run, a charity working with at risk families in Cambodia. Marita has started Wanderlust Bespoke Tours to specifically share her love and knowledge of Cambodia and its people with others. Marita is passionate about showing people the real Cambodia away from Pub Street.

Reviews

An amazing experience. The accommodation and food was great. Very well organised. Loved everything.
By Sue R for Savour Cambodia on Oct 31, 2023

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Had the best time on this tour in 2023 we had a real mix of charity work and sightseeing with some great tours thrown in - even the amazing race which was soo much fun. Biggest compliment is that I’m booking again for this year and can’t wait to do it again. Thanks Marita for a well organised tour and see you again in November 🇰🇭
By Barbara G on 02 Feb, 2024