For travellers willing to step outside their comfort zone, who don’t mind being thrown in at the deep end. Just the ticket for those aged between 18-35 or anyone young at heart with an open mind, an eye on the budget & a nose for adventure.
Our Basic tours offer superb value and are ideal for those who are happy to forgo some creature comforts in favour of an authentic and fun experience. Under the leadership of a fully trained tour leader, you will enjoy all the highlights and freedom of independent travel with the convenience, security and companionship of a small group.
At Imaginative Traveller we always aim to provide accurate information for our travellers. Unfortunately information such as the price of optional activities is occasionally subject to change, and this means that we are constantly revising our trip notes. In order to ensure that you have the most up to date information for your trip we suggest that you check the trip notes for your tour around one month before departure.
Trip code : GTCA
Trip valid from : 01/01/2013
Trip valid until : 30/06/2014
Trip length : 6
Trip starts in : Phnom Penh , Cambodia
Trip ends in : Siem Reap
Maximum group size : maximum 16
(Was Cambodia & Ancient Angkor)
Eat your heart out, starting with a nom banh chok from a local street vendor. Phnom Penh is a quirky mix of romantic Indo-China charm, poverty, modern development, friendly locals and cheeky tuk-tuk drivers. Take a cyclo sightseeing tour of Phnom Penh to include the Royal Palace and the infamous Tuol Sleng Prison Join a bus to visit another reminder of the Khmer Rouge atrocities, the Choeung Ek killing fields Visit the Central Market, located in an old French colonial building - a good place to look for clothing or sarongs Enjoy the rest of the day exploring Phnom Penh city Perhaps stop by the Silver Pagoda, the temple of Wat Phnom, the National Museum and the French Quarter
Time for the main event, which kicks off with sunset over the temples. A local tour guide will show you the ropes then you've got a free day to explore. How many faces can you count at Bayon?Day 3Leave Phnom Penh on a private bus and head towards Siem ReapFollow the Tônlé Sap River and pass through fishing villages Drive out to the Angkor temple complex to watch the sunset from one of the structures; Phnom Bakheng, Pre Rup temple, Sras Srong, Phnom Krom or Phnom Bok Day 4Take an informative day-long tour of the Angkor complex, visiting the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Elephant Terrace, Baphoun, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Terrace of the Leper King, Ta Prohm and, of course, Angkor WatDay 5Free time to do some exploring of your own Optional visit to the rose-coloured Banteay Srei Temple Perhaps visit Banteay Srei, located about 30 kilometres north of Siem Reap - considered to be the best preserved of all of Cambodia’s templesOptional trip with into the countryside to discover facets of rural life with a local site guide Kick back in Siem Reap and just wander around the town, visiting its market, shops and restaurants
After all that walking, get a pedicure Siem Reap style as thousands of little fish nibble your tootsies. Grab any last minute scarves/DVDs/wooden bowls/art at the night market before heading home.The trip finishes today after breakfast
While the information presented here details our planned itinerary, including routes taken, activities included, accommodation and meeting times, please accept that unforseen changes may occur. We are constantly on the lookout to improve our program and further enhance your experience. Naturally, we will keep you up to date with any last minute amendments to your tour.
Our Raw tours are best suited for those with a sense of adventure, are willing to step outside their comfort zone and don’t mind being thrown in at the deep end. For independent travellers who want to travel with others. Just the ticket for those aged between 18-35 or anyone young at heart who has an open mind, an eye on the budget and a nose for adventure. Authentic experiences that expand the mind rather than hold the hand.
International flights, arrival and departure transfers, departure and airport taxes, visas, all other meals, all optional tours or activities during free time, transfers outside of the tour program, travel insurance, tips and items of a personal nature.
Most of our travellers like the thought of travelling with a few like-minded souls. There are NO compulsory single supplements on most tours as we simply arrange twin shared accommodation for you and another tour member of the same sex. But don't worry if that doesn't appeal. We do understand there are times when you just want a bit of privacy and 'me' time so we are more than happy to arrange a private room upon request when you book.
The local payment is the final part of your overall tour cost. It MUST be paid in cash, in the currency indicated, to your tour leader at the start of your trip. Having a local payment helps us to pass cost savings on to you. Please note that the Local Payment is non-refundable.
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