From Khmer kingdoms to French rule, the various influences on Cambodian culture have yielded arts, music, textiles, cuisine, and dance as unmissable as the ruins of Angkor. Cambodia is both gloriously beautiful and culturally rich, so we will alternate activities between guided tours of Angkor's most striking and sacred sites and days spent reveling in Cambodia's living culture. We will marvel at giant stone buddhas, observe young monks studying, and enjoy traditional Khmer cuisine. We will learn about the Cambodian textile and fashion industries at a silk farm and fashion studio and experience the Cambodian Circus. The grand finale of this trip will be seeing Angkor Wat, at sunrise — one of the most breathtaking sites a traveler can behold.
The listed price of this trip is per person based on double occupancy.
You’re in good company. Solo travelers typically make up about half of our small groups. With curiosity at the center of our experiences, there’s a natural camaraderie that develops over the course of a trip. We have two options for you:
Shared Room (subject to the latest Covid-19 guidelines): You'll be matched with another solo traveler of the same gender.
Private Room: Have your own room, subject to availability, for a supplemental cost of $675. After booking your trip, please request a single room when you fill out your traveler information form and we’ll send a separate invoice for the cost.
When planning your travel, we recommend that you arrive in Siem Reap before 12 pm (noon) on Day 1 and depart anytime on Day 7. If you'd like assistance booking flights, let us know and we'll connect you to our flight specialists.
This trip is fairly active; travelers should feel comfortable walking four to six miles over the course of each day and remaining on their feet for long periods of time. Moderate walking and hiking over uneven surfaces, steps, and inclines can be expected.
A tourist visa is required for U.S. and Canadian passport holders on arrival for entry into Cambodia. A tourist visa can be obtained on arrival at all points of entry. The current fee for a single-entry visa is USD $30 (subject to change without notice) and must be paid in cash in U.S. dollars or local currency. We will provide more details as part of your confirmation.
Cambodia has a long and successful history of fostering a rich ecosystem of vocational and education organizations focused on children, women, and rural communities. We will be visiting several of these organizations during your trip and your participation in this trip will provide significant financial contributions to the organizations we visit. Your visit will also directly support small businesses, schools, villages, and local families we visit. In addition, this trip's focus on traditional customs and emerging artists will help to preserve and maintain them for future generations.
Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated, though in most cases ingredients can't be substituted or omitted from particular dishes. If you have a severe allergy, please contact us to find out if this is the right trip for you.
Angkor is warm and humid, year-round. We organize the daily itinerary to depart early and take advantage of the cooler morning, then typically schedule the afternoon free to swim, relax, and then explore when the weather cools again in the afternoon. Average temperatures from October through March can be expected to be in the high 70’s.