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Cambodia Solo Travel Tours

Cambodia is much more than temples. The history of Cambodia is both inspiring and sobering, uplifting and heart breaking. Exclusively for solo travellers, this 7 day itinerary uncovers the highlights of Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.


Starting out in Siem Reap; see breathtaking, historical temples and ruins where you will feel transported back in time to a magical era of spiritual and historical significance. The tour includes the amazing Wonder of the World and largest religious monument in the world, Angkor Wat. From Siem Reap, fly to Phnom Penh for a three night stay featuring a foodie’s safari, city highlights and a sobering visit to the Killing Fields and visits that reveal the stark reminders of the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge.

Cambodia Single Tours

For this short but rewarding visit to Cambodia, enjoy group dining at local restaurants, a flight to connect Siem Reap and Phnom Penh to reduce road travel time, locals guide and superior hotel accommodation.

EXTEND YOUR TRAVELS:
Join this trip with our Vietnam Highlights 16 day tour

PACKAGE DETAILS
  • Ages:
    40+
  • Duration:
    7 Days
  • Status:
    Bookings open
  • Region:
    Asia
  • Destinations:
    Cambodia
  • Travel Style:
    Discovery
  • Accommodation:
    Hotels
  • Prices from:
    AUD $2475 own room
  • Transport:
    Minivan, Air, Tuk Tuk
  • Pace:
    3
  • Max Group Size:
    16
REVIEWS

'I would highly recommend a holiday with Encounter Travel. My trip was well organised and the co-ordinator was fun and helpful and full of energy. I met some great people of all walks of life. There is a good mix of organised activities and free time. I had a blast.'

Linda, Victoria

'Thank you for your organisation of a great holiday. As a first time traveller with Encounter, I didn't know what to expect. The Red Centre is indescribably beautiful and should be on every Australians' bucket list. We saw every sensational attraction in just the right order - each new experience was more incredible than the last. Thank you for recruiting such a great group of people for my travelling companions. The hotels were clean and very comfortable and it was a pleasure to be transported across such an amazing landscape so comfortably. I learnt so much about our wonderful country and wished I had done such a trip years earlier.'

Sarah, 52 years, Sydney, Australia
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INCLUSIONS

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS

  • 6 nights superior hotels (4 star)
  • daily breakfast
  • 3 lunches
  • 4 dinners 

SIGHTSEEING & GUIDES

  • English-speaking locally based tour guides
  • Entry fees to all monument visits as detailed by the itinerary
  • Tours and excursions as per itinerary 
  • English-speaking group escort for group sizes 6 or more 

TRAVEL

  • Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Internal economy airfare Siem Reap to Phnom Penh
  • Arrival airport to hotel transfer # 

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

  • Porterage in and out of hotels included where available
  • All applicable taxes in Cambodia for included services
  • Small group, not more than 16 travellers 

#  given connects with tour booking or pre tour stay booked with us.

Travel insurance is a mandatory requirement for joining this tour and is in addition to the package price. 

Not included: 

  • Airfares to/from Cambodia unless requested)
  • Airport transfers unless specified
  • Travel insurance
  • Excess baggage
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Any tips or porterage at airports, hotels, drivers & local staff
  • Meals and beverages not specified on itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry & medical expenses

Departure Dates for this tour

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9 - 15 APR 24
Bookings open
AUD$2755 own room
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COMBO TOUR SAVING $100
When booked in combination with Vietnam Highlights departing prior, SAVE $100 on Highlights of Cambodia tour.  

PER PERSON AUD$

OWN ROOM

STANDARD Package per person

AUD $2755

PRE TOUR HOTEL: Group hotel with breakfast & airport arrival transfer with guide 
rate applies: 7 & 8 APRIL 2024

AUD $225

POST TOUR HOTEL: Group hotel with breakfast
rate applies: 15 & 16 APRIL 2024

AUD $195

DEPARTURE TRANSFER: group hotel to airport group transfer (before 10:30PM) 
Shared with other group members if departing on same flight
AUD $65

Trip Code: cam24-4

TERMS & CONDITIONS
29 OCT 24
Bookings open
AUD$2755 own room
REQUEST QUOTE

COMBO TOUR SAVING $100
When booked in combination with Vietnam Highlights departing prior, SAVE $100 on Highlights of Cambodia tour.  

PER PERSON AUD$

OWN ROOM

STANDARD Package per person

AUD $2755

PRE TOUR HOTEL: Group hotel with breakfast & airport transfers
rate applies: 20 & 21 OCT 2024

AUD $225

POST TOUR HOTEL: Group hotel with breakfast
rate applies: 28 & 29 OCT 2024

AUD $T.B.A


Trip Code: cam24-10

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Itinerary

HIGHLIGHTS 

  • An in depth visit the largest religious monument in the world Angkor Wat
  • Other temple visits including Preah Khan, Neak Pean and Ta Prohm temple
  • A ‘foodies’ market safari, Siem Reap
  • City highlights tour, Phnom Penh
  • Visit the Genocide Museum of Toul Sleng
  • A sombre visit to the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek
  • A local market tour and cooking class, Phnom Penh
  • Cambodian meals for lunch and dinners at some local restaurants
  • Farewell dinner sunset boat cruise
  • Easy paced stay; 3 nights Siem Reap, 3 nights Phnom Penh

PRE TOUR STAY
Consider arriving a day before the tour starts or staying on after the tour ends. You can relax and refresh after your flight.  The cost of the additional night/s of stay applies. Ask our travel team about this option, and the additional costs.

 

DAY 1

Siem Reap - Arrival

Welcome to the Kingdom of Cambodia! Begin your exploration in Siem Reap, where ancient temples whisper the secrets of the Khmer kingdom's past. This evening enjoy the local taste of a Khmer set menu dinner at our hotel.

Meals: Dinner 

SNAPSHOT – WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Arrival transfer
  • Dinner at the hotel 

 

DAY 2

Siem Reap - Explore the Majestic Angkor Wat

Embark on a journey to Angkor Wat, the epitome of Khmer architecture and the cherished national symbol of Cambodia; the largest and most exquisitely preserved of the Angkor temples.

To reach the temple, you'll cross a vast moat and along a grand causeway. Upon entering the main structure, ascend through a succession of galleries and courtyards until you reach the central sanctuary, which offers panoramic vistas over the causeway and the surrounding countryside. The outer gallery walls feature the world's longest continuous bas-relief, depicting tales from Hindu mythology, including the renowned Churning of the Ocean of Milk.

Other temple visits today include Preah Khan temple, Neak Pean temple and sunset at Bakheng Temple Hill. Lunch today while out exploring the temples is at a local restaurant.

Discover Preah Khan Temple
Preah Khan, constructed by King Jayavarman VII, is a sprawling temple complex with towering enclosures and winding corridors nestled within a jungle setting.

Explore Neak Pean Temple
Neak Pean is a Buddhist temple featuring a square pool with four smaller square pools arranged along each axis. In the centre of the large central pool lies a circular island encircled by two intertwined nagas.

Witness the Sunset at Bakheng Temple Hill

Wrap up the day by experiencing the sunset at Bakheng Temple hill.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

SNAPSHOT – WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Angor Wat, Preah Khan, Neak Prean visits
  • Sunset from Bakheng Temple hill
  • Local restaurant lunch

SPECIAL NOTES: 
It’s a long and full day out but very rewarding - bring water, sun protection, wear comfortable shoes.

 

DAY 3

Siem Reap

Exploration of Angkor Thom
The fortified city of Angkor Thom sprawls across a 10 square kilometre expanse, enclosed by formidable walls and wide moats. Your journey begins at the imposing South Gate. Explore the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper Kings, once used for public ceremonies and adorned with dramatic bas-reliefs. Continue your visit to the ruins of Baphuon, Royal Enclosure, and Phimeanakas, culminating with the enigmatic Bayon Temple.

Our exploring continues, and we visit Ta Prohm template, one of Angkor's most renowned attractions, retains much of its original jungle overgrowth, offering a glimpse into how most Angkor monuments appeared to European explorers during their first encounters. 

Indulge in a Siem Reap Street Food Adventure
Towards the end of the day embark on a delectable journey to experience Khmer cuisine, with a Siem Reap street food tour along Road 60. Travel via Tuktuk to the evening market, meander through the stalls, and learn about various desserts, fruits, and snacks on display. Seek out bustling stalls to savour the local offers, from seasonal fruits to traditional treats like barbecued meat or fried insects. After two hours of culinary exploration, sit down at a popular local restaurant for a sumptuous Khmer feast served family style. 

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

SNAPSHOT – WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Visit Angkor Thom
  • Visit Ta Prohm temple
  • Street food adventure
  • Local restaurant dinner 

 

DAY 4

Siem Reap – Phnom Penh

There is some free time this morning before a transfer to Siem Reap Airport to fly to Phnom Penh. Arriving to Phnom Penh airport, your guide will escort you to your hotel. Tonight, dinner at our hotel with a Western Set Menu.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

SNAPSHOT – WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Siem Reap hotel breakfast
  • Flight Siem Reap to Phnom Penh
  • Airport transfers
  • Dinner at a local restaurant 

 

DAY 5

Phnom Penh - Explore Cambodia's Capital City

The bustling riverfront promenade along the mighty Mekong River is a hub of activity, from the chaotic traffic to bustling sidewalks filled with street vendors and pedestrians. Visit the National Museum, the Silver Pagoda, and the Royal Palace, the current residence of King Norodom Sihamoi. Take some time to indulge in souvenir shopping at one of Phnom Penh's captivating markets. 

Reflect on Cambodia's History
Pay tribute to Cambodia's history by visiting the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum. Housed in a former high school, this museum served as the primary interrogation and torture facility during a dark period. Unchanged since then, it stands as a testament to the thousands of individuals who passed through its doors, with only seven surviving.

Just outside the city, amidst a serene rural landscape, lies the Killing Fields. These fields bear witness to the atrocities committed between 1975 and 1978, where thousands were laid to rest in mass graves. Although these visits can be emotionally challenging, they offer essential insights into Cambodia's history, resilience, and survival.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

SNAPSHOT – WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Phnom Penh city sightseeing
  • Market visit
  • Visit Toul Sleng Genocide Museum
  • Visit the Killing Fields
  • Lunch at a local restaurant 

 

DAY 6

Phnom Penh - Private Cooking Class

In the morning, make a visit to the local market via Remork (Tuk Tuk), accompanied by a Cambodian chef who will help you discover local flavours. Cambodia boasts an abundance of world-class ingredients, and the chef will impart culinary and medicinal knowledge based on the season's offerings. After your market experience, return to the kitchen with the chef, where each participant will have their fully equipped cooking station. The chef will then demonstrate the preparation of the dishes you will create. Explore Cambodia's unique culinary techniques, and afterward, savour your own culinary creations in a relaxed setting.

The afternoon is yours to enjoy at your leisure. 

Sunset Cruise Over Tonle Mekong
At the end of the day depart from our hotel to embark to join a sunset cruise and take in the sparkling lights of the capital. During the cruise some drinks are served (2 units per person) from a selection of wine, beer, or soft drink, or bottle of water. Afterwards, it’s a short drive from the pier to a local restaurant for a farewell dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

SNAPSHOT – WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Cooking class
  • Lunch together
  • Sunset boat cruise
  • Farewell group dinner 

 

DAY 7

Phnom Penh

This morning you can enjoy breakfast reflecting on your time in Cambodia before your homeward journey.

Meals:  Breakfast 

Itineraries may be subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. If there is any itinerary change prior to departure of significance, we aim to inform you prior to travel.  Itinerary changes while on tour will be informed by your tour leader/guide while on tour.

 

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ACCOMMODATION

 

Destination

Hotel

Nights

Siem Reap

Lotus Blanc Resort  4☆

3

Phnom Penh

Tribe Phnom Penh 4☆ 

3


Hotels may be subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. Should this occur, a hotel of a similar standard will be provided.

Lotus Blanc Hotel, Siem Reap

Lotus Blance Resort Hotel, Siem Reap

Tribe Hotel Encounter Travel, Cambodia

Comfort Queen, Tribe Hotel Phnom Penh

Hemisphere Rooftop Bar, Tribe Hotel Phnom Penh

LOTUS BLANC RESORT, SIEM REAP
A four star resort hotel Lotus Blanc Resort is ideally located in the heart of Siem Reap, only 15 minutes drive from airport or to Angkor Wat, and a short drive to Siem Reap downtown such as Pub Street, night markets, restaurants, bars, and other local attractions in Siem Reap. Inspired by France colonisation in the past century, Lotus Blanc is built in a design of luxury French art and décor seamlessly with the touch of Cambodian hospitality. Rooms are not only spacious but also provide a serene environment. They have a private balcony overlooking a tropical view of coconut trees and swimming pool to give you a relaxing mood during your stay. 

TRIBE PHNOM, PHNOM PENH
With 260 smart rooms this contemporary 4 star hotel is situated on the north side of Mekong River, offering spectacular views of the city surrounded by magnetic nightlife. Walking distance from popular tourist attractions. Rooms feature natural daylight, very comfortable beds, tasteful interiors and well-equipped bathrooms.

Note: Some rooms may have single beds.
Hotel descriptions are taken from the hotel website and edited to suit our page.

If we have confirmation of hotel Wi-Fi inclusion we state it above. However if Wi-Fi is not stated it does not mean that a hotel is without Wi-Fi. Most hotels have Wi-Free;  free or otherwise for a service fee. Our inclusion of free Wi-Fi above is not a guarantee as this can change without notice due to telco service interruptions or changes to hotel policy.


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GETTING THERE

Starts In: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Ends In: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Arrival: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Departure: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

‘Start’ and ‘End’ – relates to itinerary start and end.
‘Arrival’ and ‘Departure’ destination is the airport for access to start/end points.

First Day Information
Arrival day commences with airport to hotel transfer. In the evening come together for a group welcome dinner. 

Final Day Information
There are no tour excursions on the final day. 

Hotel Check In/Out Times
Consider the hotel check in time on arrival and the hotel check out time on departure. If you arrive prior to the check in time, the hotel will store your luggage until the check in time and can also store your luggage until you are ready to depart for your onward journey.  

Hotel check in:  most hotels have check in from 2PM or 3PM
Hotel check out: most hotels require check out by 10AM, 11AM or 12 midday.


AIRPORT TRANSFERS

ON ARRIVAL

Airport transfers to group hotel are included on arrival given that;

  • you arrive on day 1 of the tour or
  • you have extended your stay and you have booked the group hotel with us

If you are making your own flight arrangements, we require your flight itinerary no later than 45 days priors to travel (and even if you are not making airport transfer arrangements with us).  Where transfers are part of your arrangement, if your itinerary is not provided to us within the required timeframe, you forfeit the airport transfers or additional fees may be incurred for the service. 

ON DEPARTURE
Hotel to airport transfers are by your own arrangements.  

FLIGHT INFORMATION
As an Australian travel company we can provide flight assistance for flights originating from Australia. If joining the tour from outside Australia, we recommend making your own flight arrangements or to use the service of a travel advisor located within your country of residence for access to best fares.

VISA/ENTRY INFORMATION
See 'VISA/ENTRY' information in our MORE INFORMATION section below.

DETAILS

Read on for other key trip information that you should know before you decide on joining the group.

TRIP AVAILABILITY
If this trip seems right for you then we encourage you to book early and secure your place with a deposit.  Tour space is limited. Also, many services on this tour must be booked well in advance. To ensure your place, please check trip availability at your earliest convenience. 

FELLOW TRAVELLERS  
You will enjoy this group experience with a maximum of 16 travellers. This is a ‘Solos Only’ tour. Couples do not join this tour. If you are travelling solo, feel free to ask another solo traveller friend to join you.

THE PACE  [3 out of 5]
This is a medium paced, small group tour with a maximum of 16 travellers. An average level of fitness at least is required for this tour.

There is a mix of days; between more leisurely days and other days that require longer periods on foot, standing, walking and climbing stairs. This tour is not suitable for anyone not able to stand and walk for long periods and/or unable to climb stairs without assistance. You need an average level of fitness (or above) to be suited to this tour.

Fit To Travel Requirements
Travellers of 70 years or over will be required to return a Fit to Travel form that is completed by their doctor. 

Touring is exciting and diverse and the best way to enjoy your travels is to be sure that you meet the minimum physical requirements required for touring.  In many destinations while touring could be walking on uneven surfaces such as cobble stoned streets, need to climb steep staircases, and/or walk up hills to reach attractions. Also, in some cities tourist transport has limited options for coach drop offs and pick ups and this may mean that travellers are required to walk some distance to reach attractions or hotels, even up to 15 minutes.

Some touring may not be suitable for travellers with mobility issues and/or low fitness levels.  If unsure about your suitability for the trip please contact us to seek further advice. 

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ABOUT THE MEALS   
It’s regular that our trips included welcome dinners and farewell dinners for our groups. In addition, we include other group dining experiences to ensure that everyone has the enjoyment of dining as a group.  There’s nothing better than to share a meal with new friends and discuss the day’s adventures.

We also like to include some evenings when dining is at your leisure. It’s an opportunity to make your own local discoveries. 

The hotel breakfasts will generally have Asian/Vietnamese breakfast choices along with Western food choices.

For the lunches and dinners included with our tour package these are Vietnamese meals.

Please be sure to advise us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements. We always do our best to accommodate special diet needs and in most cases, special dietary needs can be met. However, in some destinations the variety of choice for certain special diets may be limited. If you are concerned, please check with us before you book.

Are you a flexitarian?
If you have dietary requirements, please advise if it is due to allergies or for medical reasons or if it is a personal preference and if you are flexible. Dietary requirements will limit choices. If a dietary requirement is not essential due to medical reasons and you are a flexitarian, then we recommend that you exclude your personal preferences if not necessary to provide more options with the meal choices.

GROUP GUIDE
This Cambodia tour for solo travellers is facilitate by professional local tour guides. You will have one guide in Siem Reap and one guide in Phnom Penh. Your guides are there to ensure the smooth operation of your tour, liaise with drivers, hotel and all other service providers connected with our tour. You will find your guides to be passionate about their history and culture. Please note that your tour guides are only in each destination.

Groups of six or more will also include the services of a tour escort for the duration of the itinerary until day six of the itinerary.

The role of your GROUP LEADER/GUIDES is to lead the group, take charge of all the trip logistics on tour, and of course, make sure the trip runs as smoothly as possible so ultimately you have the best possible experience. From time to time, as is the nature of travel, ‘hiccups’ can occur, such as unexpected delays to due to traffic congestion, unexpected weather conditions that make a change of plans necessary, and many other things that go hand in hand with travel. In these circumstances your group leader will do their utmost to make the best possible alternative plans – please be ready to accept that these situations are out of the control of anyone and trust in your group leader to assist as best as possible.

TRANSPORT
Touring is by private vehicle on road, and other transport includes an internal flight Siem Reap to Penh.

LUGGAGE INFORMATION AND RESTRICTIONS  

Luggage – Domestic Flights
Maximum allowance for checked luggage is 20kg for internal flights in Cambodia, and 1 piece of hand luggage.

Checked Luggage – International Flights
For airline luggage restrictions, refer to your ticket terms for your international limits.
If you travel business or premium economy please note that although the airline may have generous luggage allowances you luggage must suit the tour allowances which will be less.

Coach/Bus Touring:
Maximum checked luggage allowance is a maximum weight of 20kg (40lbs). Hand luggage for flights must not exceed 7kg.

Luggage is limited to one medium size suitcase per person, the sum of its length/width and depth not to exceed 140cm (56") plus an overnight bag (airline bag size) which may be carried on board the vehicle. If your luggage exceeds this limit, we ask that you make alternative arrangements for the excess to be forwarded to the termination point of your tour. We suggest you have wheels on your suitcase, as there are certain places where assistance is not available.

 

TRAVEL GUIDE QUICK FACTS
Visit our Travel Guide page on our website for destination information. 

TRAVELLER REVIEWS

'I would highly recommend a holiday with Encounter Travel. My trip was well organised and the co-ordinator was fun and helpful and full of energy. I met some great people of all walks of life. There is a good mix of organised activities and free time. I had a blast.'

Linda, Victoria

'Thank you for your organisation of a great holiday. As a first time traveller with Encounter, I didn't know what to expect. The Red Centre is indescribably beautiful and should be on every Australians' bucket list. We saw every sensational attraction in just the right order - each new experience was more incredible than the last. Thank you for recruiting such a great group of people for my travelling companions. The hotels were clean and very comfortable and it was a pleasure to be transported across such an amazing landscape so comfortably. I learnt so much about our wonderful country and wished I had done such a trip years earlier.'

Sarah, 52 years, Sydney, Australia

'Did a Red Centre solo 7 day tour absolutely fantastic, Uluru and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), Kings Canyon, Palm Valley you have to see it and experience it. The coach drivers were professional, excellent knowledge and with a great sense of humor.'

David, Eschol Park, Sydne, New South Wales
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