Go on this Cambodia Family Tours With Kids and make the most unforgettable memories with your loved ones! See the major sites of Phnom Penh, spend time for a drive through the countryside for a breath of nature – lush forest, unusual bridges and streams and small colorful villages. Make unforgettable memories for the whole family at the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre when learning about the vulnerable and endangered animals. Navigate the many ancient temples Angkor Complex and Banteay Srei, with soaring towers, delicate carves and intricate sculptures.
- Day 1: Phnom Penh – Arrival
- Day 2: Phnom Penh – Phnom Tamao Wildlife Sanctuary
- Day 3: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
- Day 4: Siem Reap – Angkor
- Day 5: Siem Reap – Departure
- Extra: Optional Tours
- This itinerary is a privately guided tour, designed just to show you what is possible.
- We can tailor this trip, it's inclusions and the accommodations, to meet your requirements, budget, and interests.
Phnom Penh – ArrivalDay 1
Your private tour guide will meet you at Phnom Penh airport and will escort you by private car to your selected hotel in Phnom Penh- the capital of Cambodia. Your knowledgeable guide will be happy to answer any questions along the way about your 2-week adventure in Cambodia and will assist you with check-in and registration at the hotel.
After taking a short rest, depends on your requirements, you will visit the ornate Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda which has a floor laid with more than 5,000 silver tiles.
After that, a testament to the horrifying legacy of the Khmer Rouge, a tour of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, will be made. This was a former school which was turned into a concentration camp (also known as Security Prison 21) at that terrible time.
You will then continue on to the Russian market, Psah Toul Tompoung, where the sights and smells will fill your senses. This is a market of narrow aisles and very passionate locals.
In the evening, you will enjoy a welcome dinner on the Kanika Boat Cruise along the Mekong & Tonle Sap Rivers.
Note: For the Cambodian Visa on Arrival, please make sure you have 1 passport sized 3 cm x 4 cm photo and $30 for the stamping fee.
Overnight in Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh – Phnom Tamao Wildlife SanctuaryDay 2
After breakfast, the first stop of your travel package in Cambodia will be a day of ATV riding (Quad bikes). Enjoy this new day by discovering the “real” Cambodia!
Your private tour guide will pick you up and take you on a drive through the back country roads, while crossing the forest, unusual bridges and streams, visiting small colorful villages. On this expedition, you will also have the opportunity to meet with the local people and see everyday life in their typical homes.
The tour includes a local style lunch served by the Tonlé Bati Lakeside, where you will also explore an Angkorian-Era temple.
After lunch, you will explore the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre (PTWRC) – the largest zoo in Cambodia, which was established in 1995. Since 2001, PTWRC has been run by the Cambodian Forestry Administration in partnership with an environmental non-profit organization called Wildlife Alliance and is set in over 6,000 acres of protected, regenerating forest. PTWRC currently houses over 1,200 rescued animals from 102 species including many of the species that are listed as Endangered or Vulnerable.
In the evening, you will have dinner in the local restaurant, and the rest of the evening will be yours to explore at your leisure.
Overnight in Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh – Siem ReapDay 3
After breakfast and check out, your private tour driver will pick you up and take you to the airport for a short flight to Siem Reap. You will be met at the airport by your private tour guide and driver and taken to your hotel for check-in.
In the afternoon, you will explore Angkor Thom, which was the last capital of the Khmer Empire. We will go in from the Western Entrance, where the four faces of Buddha and the flanking statue of gods and demons can be seen.
The exploration will continue from The Terrace of Elephants and the Leper King to the Baphuon temple which opened to the public on 2011 June after 50 years of restoration.
The day will be finished by visiting the main temple of Bayon, which has 216 gigantic faces on the temple’s towers. This has led many scholars to the believers that the faces are the representations of Jayavarman VII himself, and others have stated that the faces belong to the bodhisattva of compassion called Avalokitesvara or Lokesvara, while many think it is a combination of all of these!
In the late afternoon, you can enjoy the beautiful sunset at Prasat Chroung, on the walls of Angkor Thom, accompanied by a bottle of champagne and fresh fruit. After the sun wanes, you will return via the Royal boat cruise through the ancient moat.
In the evening, you will have a lovely dinner while enjoying a traditional Khmer performance of “Apsara Dances” which depicts the early mythology and history of Cambodia. The rest of the evening will be yours to explore at your leisure.
Overnight in Siem Reap
Siem Reap – AngkorDay 4
In the morning, you will be picked up early from your hotel to visit the Angkor National Park and view the sunrise over Srah Srang a manmade lake once used as the royal bath. While waiting for the sunrise, you can enjoy hot tea or coffee and biscuits.
You will then continue on to visit the picturesque Ta Prohm temple. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Ta Prohm has been left in much the same condition in which it was found: the photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings have made it one of Angkor’s most popular temples with visitors. UNESCO added Ta Prohm to the World Heritage List in 1992.
You will end this trip by visiting the Tanai temple, which is sitting in the middle of the jungle, before returning to your hotel for breakfast. You can also choose to have breakfast at the Tanai temple.
After breakfast, we’ll continue on to Angkor Wat, to see this attractive temple which extends over approximately 200 hectares (almost 500 acres). Angkor Wat (Wat temple) is the central feature of the Angkor UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE containing the magnificent remains of the Khmer civilization. Angkor Wat’s rising series of five towers culminates in an impressive central tower that symbolizes mythical Mount Meru. Thousands of feet of wall space are covered with intricate carvings, depicting scenes from Hindu mythology.
After lunch, you will be driven through the lovely countryside, where palm sugar is produced, and visit Banteay Srei. Many tourists consider Banteay Srei to be one of the prettiest temples. You will also visit the Chao Srei Vibol temple that is one of the off-the-beaten-track Angkor temples, and well worth looking at! The rest of the day will be yours to explore at your leisure.
In the evening, you will enjoy the Phare, The Cambodian Circus, followed by a delicious Cambodian dinner. The rest of the evening will be yours to explore at your leisure.
Overnight in Siem Reap
Siem Reap – DepartureDay 5
You will be picked up by your private tour guide early in the morning from your hotel to visit the floating village of Chong Kneas. Here you will see the fisherman and fishmongers barter their products in the crowded waters, at a point where the fisherman returns to the dock. You will see young students rowing their wooden canoes to a floating school, and boat traders selling their vegetables and meat to the inhabitants of this floating village. These people live a simple and happy life. Whilst visiting, you will enjoy a basket of seasonal fruits to snack on.
You will then return to your hotel for breakfast, after which you are free to relax, enjoy the pool, or visit the Old Market.
Later, you will enjoy the Khmer Traditional Massage, which is a 60-minute full-body massage, perfect for relaxation, easing muscle tension and calming the mind.
In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport in your private van for departure flight.
What else to do in Siem Reap? Below is our recommendation for Optional Tours:Extra
1. The Paint Ball Field: For the adventurous and outgoing types, our Paint Ball Field is a good way to play it rough and tough. Fully equipped with a wide netted playing field, full paintball combat gears and air guns as well as a team of staff who can guide you through (as well as to challenge your battle skills!).
Cost is US$10/person for 60 bullets
2. Cooking Class: Experience a hand on Cambodian Cooking Class at the Sojourn Villa/L’Ecole Paul Dubrule. Learn to make three Cambodian dishes with one of the head chefs, and then get to enjoy your delicious creation after class!
This class will also include a short visit to a local family to learn about food customs within the village (Entire class takes around 2.5 to 3 hours).
Cost in US$ 35 for 1 pack
Cost in US$ 25/pack (Maximum from 2pax up)
3. Horse Ride: Enjoy the countryside trail rides for approximately 3 hours. The horses will take you on a journey to places that are otherwise unreachable, through local countryside villages, scenic rice fields, and tourist-free temple ruins, all waiting for you to explore! An authentic taste of the real Khmer lifestyle viewed from horseback, and a welcome break from the more populated tourist areas.
Cost in US$ 56/pack
4. ATV Quad Bike: Explore the countryside by driving an ATV (Quad Bike). This is a 43 Kilometers trip, which is a perfect way to discover the area. Here you will see the real local life, with chickens, ducks, geese, and cattle roaming the fields.
Cost in US$ 56/pack
Cost in US$ 58 for 1pax on 1 ATV, US$ 73 for 2pax on 01 ATV (Maximum weight per quad = 130Kgs)
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- Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
- Private Vehicles and Drivers
- Private English Speaking Guides (Other languages if available, upon request)
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
- Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
- Service Charge & Government Taxes
What’s Not Included?
- Your International Flights to and from Cambodia
- Cambodia entry Visa Fees (contact us for further information)
- Personal Expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
- Any bank fees or charges at your end
- Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
- Personal Travel Insurance
- Tips for guides and drivers
How to Plan a successful Trip to Cambodia, Step-by-Step
Why to visit Cambodia
Where to Go
When to Go
Obtain a Cambodia Visa
How to book a tour
Packing and Luggage Allowance
Why to visit Cambodia
The Kingdom of Cambodia is a land that continues to surprise and delight its visitors. Home of the Angkor temples (the magnificent legacy of the Khmer empire that ruled over much of Southeast Asia 1,000 years ago) there is much to discover in this country.
By day, learn about the history of the capital city Phnom Penh; by night, dine on traditional Cambodian feasts and experience Cambodian nightlife. Visit the islands that dot the Cambodian coast and the quaint little provincial towns that make up the beautiful countryside. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor Wat, travel the Mekong River by boat and relax on pristine beaches.
Learn about the tragic history of the Killing Fields, the Tuol Sleng Museum and other reminders of the Khmer Rouge regime. You will be amazed by the optimistic attitude of Cambodians, who have found the courage to continue smiling despite three dark decades of civil war. See for yourself what it means to live up to the saying “What doesn’t break us makes us stronger”.
Where to Go
Most popular sites of Cambodia
• Siem Reap – a cluster of villages with a French colonial center; the gateway to the Temples of Angkor
• Phnom Penh – the capital city of Cambodia, situated at the confluence of three rivers and offers an interesting mix of colonial buildings, temples, markets and broad avenues
• Tonle Sap Lake – one of the world’s largest freshwater lakes, home to floating villages, forests, and natural splendor
• Sihanoukville – a jewel of white sands, blue sea and fresh seafood, situated in the south of Cambodia
• Kampot, Kep and Bokor National Park – less known but worth a visit on longer itineraries or when crossing into Vietnam at Ha Tien
When to Go
The best time to visit Cambodia is between November and March. During this time the country experiences the least amount of rainfall without becoming too hot.
In general, the entire country is subject to the same weather patterns, with two main seasons: hot and dry, and hot and wet. If you are unaccustomed to the tropics, you will find Cambodia to be very hot and sweaty.
The dry season runs from November to April on the back of the northeast monsoon. November to January is cooler, while February to April is hot and dusty. November is the coolest month and April the hottest.
The wet season runs from May to October, courtesy of the southwest monsoon. The wet season provides 75% of Cambodia’s annual rainfall. July to September are the wettest months.
Obtain a Cambodia Visa
For most visitors to the Kingdom of Cambodia, a visa is obtainable upon arrival at either airport in Phnom Penh or Siem Reap. Crossing over from Thailand by land, visas are available at Poipet Banteay Meanchey and Cham Yeam (Koh Kong province). Visitors entering Cambodia from Vietnam by land through Bavet / Moc Bai, or Ka-Om Samnor / Chau Doc, will need to have already obtained their visas prior to their arrival through a Cambodian Embassy or Consulate overseas. Tourists can also obtain their visas through the online E-Visa. Regardless of the method of entry, a Cambodian tourist visa is valid for one month.
Note: your passport must be valid for 6 months beyond your travel date, and there must be several blank pages left on your passport. You should also have a 5 cm x 5 cm on a white or off-white background photo ready, as well as USD$30 for the stamping fee.
FYI, a departure tax is charged on all domestic and international flights.
The citizens of the following countries do not need a visa to enter Cambodia for a certain amount of time:
- Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam (maximum stay of up to 30 days)
- Philippines (maximum stay of up to 21 days)
- Myanmar, Thailand, Brunei (maximum stay of up to 14 days)
Unfortunately, citizens of the following countries are ineligible for an e-visa and will have to apply at their nearest Cambodian embassy / consulate:
Middle East – Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia
South Asia – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Africa – Algeria, Nigeria, Sudan
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It’s your holiday so everything should be exactly what you want! We encourage your careful review of what we offer, letting us know what changes you would like to make. We’ll be more than happy to fine-tune the tour to fit best your interests, budget and time! This step may require several emails/call exchanges until perfect!
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And then you start counting down the day for your most fabulous trip!
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Packing and Luggage Allowance
Packing Checklist – Be sure to check them all 😉
- Travel documents (passport, visas, travel insurance certificate, air tickets, tour voucher)
- Money (cash, credit card, debit card, traveler’s cheques and money pouch)
- Day pack for your personal needs during the day
- Camera and extra memory cards and batteries
- Cell phone and cell phone charger
- Laptop charger (if you are bringing your laptop)
- Travel plug/international adapter
- Medication (including a doctor’s letter if you are carrying a large amount of medication)
- Prescription glasses / contacts and if necessary, contact lens solution
Best to bring along
- First aid kit
- Insect repellent
- Refillable water bottle with filter
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Comfortable clothing, either light or heavy options, depending on the season you are travelling
- Clothes suitable for visiting temples (long pants / skirts, long sleeved tops)
- Waterproof jacket / raincoat / umbrella
- Hat & sunglasses
- Bathing suit
- Ear plugs & eye mask
- Sleep sheet for home stays / trains
- Lightweight travel towel
- Local language phrasebook
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"Laos, Cambodia, Thailand"
We needed a 2-week break after a freezing and miserable Melbourne winter and visit Asia – but not VN, Bali, etc. Laos was suggested by Helen at Indochina (found her in an ad) and we had 12 nights through the region in excellent hotels, with great guides. Nothing went wrong really – one minor glitch was fixed with a Whatsapp message. So good planning and great real-time support available.
"Help with the Vietnam trip planning"
I am visiting Vietnam in the first week of Jan 2020. I reached out to Indochina Pioneer for help planning my trip. Though I did not eventually engage them due to my shortened vacation plan, Indochina Pioneer was very helpful and professional in providing all the insights into the trip. Especially Ms. Phuong who has been very patient with all my questions. I even offered to pay them a token amount for all their help which Indochina Pioneer politely denied. I wish to engage them in my next trip to Vietnam.
Kerri SMaryland, USA
My visit to Thailand and Vietnam was a trip of a lifetime! Lizzie diligently worked with me to create a trip that included everything that I wanted to see and do—-learn about the country, culture and foods. Everything about the trip was perfect. Hotels, tours and most especially the tour guides! The tour guides were so knowledgeable and flexible and I feel so blessed to consider them my friends now. They really made the trip for me!
Lizzie Pham, I can’t sing your praises enough for your attention to detail! You and everyone I met along my adventure have a special place in my heart. You opened my eyes to amazing places and people. I can’t wait to explore more countries with you!
This is the second time we used Indochina Pioneer. Earlier this year we used them for a great tour of Thailand and this time for another great tour in Vietnam. We are very lucky to of worked with Kata Tran, and she spent much time in helping us customize a tour based on the amount of time we wanted to spend in Vietnam. We really feel spoiled that we can arrange a private tour and customize the tour further throughout the tour. We have been so happy to have private tours as tours are the most efficient but we were always turned off by large tours and everyone following someone carrying a flag. With a private tour, we can call the shots as there will be a place that we want to spend more time and places we want to spend less time. The tour guides and driver coordinate perfectly so as we finish one place, our van would be waiting for us with the air condition on and cold water. I actually asked one of the tour guides that were subcontracted by Indochina Pioneer and was very pleased when they said that really enjoyed working with Indochina Pioneer because they can see that Indochina Pioneer really wants the best for their customers and that to ensure that, they hire the best subcontractors and take care of them also so everyone is happy. I hope Indochina Pioneer and Kata Tran prosper and grow larger and there are other places that we want to travel and would like to use Indochina Pioneer again and again.
Trish WBig White, Canada
"Superb Travel Agency and Consultant Kata Tran"
We have just returned from a 17-day excursion in Southern Vietnam, Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Kata Tran was EXCELLENT to deal with. She listened to what we wanted to do for our tour and she delivered! The guides and drivers were great. The guide’s knowledge of the sites and English was very good and the drivers were timely and caring. They always had a cold bottle of water and a cleansing towel ready for us when we returned from visiting a site. The whole tour unfolded on time and without a hitch. The highlight of our trip was visiting the Patara Elephant Park outside of Chaing Mai, Thailand, where we spent a full day with the elephants: learning about them and being taught how to communicate with them; feeding them; watering them; riding them in the jungle for 45 minutes; then bathing them. It was WONDERFUL. Kata recommended this particular Farm for an elephant experience and we were so happy because we had heard from others about their disappointment at some other elephant sanctuaries/excursions. Patara Farm is associated with the Veterinary Department of Chiang Mai University so you know the animals are well cared for and it shows.
We were disappointed with our hotel in Bangkok and Kata and the guide did everything they could to ensure our happiness and they definitely accomplished their goal.
I would HIGHLY recommend Indochina Pioneer and Patara Elephant Farm
John MMelbourne, Australia
"BRILLIANT TRAVEL AGENCY AND CONSULTANT (MS HIEN PHAM)!"
In 21018 we visited the southern half of Vietnam and loved it so much that we decided to do a 16-day tour of the north in March 2019.
We had a fairly good idea of where we wanted to go and stay (eg. A few days in Ha Noi, an overnight cruise on Ha Long Bay, stay in a mountain village, visit Hoi An, etc, etc), but we had no specific hotels or tours in mind.
Enter Indochina Pioneer and Ms. Hien Pham who was assigned to us. I found the company on the internet and after checking a few Trip Advisor recommendations I contacted them and began putting the details of our tour together (based largely on Hien’s recommendations).
She was ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!! So patient, understanding and she left nothing to chance!!! And all at a very reasonable price (better quality – but cheaper than Australian package deals!!!) Everything (and I do mean EVERYTHING) went as she planned it. The great accommodation (eg. The Apricot Hotel in Ha Noi was outstanding – see my separate review), the tours, the local city guides, the transfers, etc, etc, all went well).
I can’t recommend Ms. Hien Pham and Indochina Pioneer highly enough. Book your tour with them – you won’t regret it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"Best Cambodia/Laos/Vietnam trip"
We chose Indochina Pioneer and they put together the best-customized tour for us. The timings were well planned and it became one of the memorable tours for us. Hien from Indochina was very helpful in planning. We were very particular about places, and she helped us to plan what we want. We started from Cambodia (Siem Reap, Tonle Sap Lake), then Laos (Luang Prabang), and then to Vietnam (Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, Thien Duong Cave, Ba Be, Cao Bang, Ban Gioc Waterfalls). Every day we had a blast. The service was really good. And I’m booking through them again to Vietnam, Myanmar and Indonesia. And that tells how good they are. Thanks to Indochina Pioneer and special thanks to Hien for planning the best trip for us.
"Best Myanmar trip"
We decided to choose Indochina Pioneer to plan a trip to Myanmar with our family. It was 17 days length trip only in Myanmar. This was an amazing experience and an excellent country to visit. Ms. Hien was very helpful to plan our itinerary, ad hoc to our needs. Tour guides have mostly good knowledge and good English. Especially Mr. Cho and Ms. Thin were really good tour guides, we liked them a lot.
"Splendid personalised tour of Vietnam and Cambodia"
Following a recommendation we chose Indochina Pioneer to put together our bespoke tour. Sales Manager Kata Tran took on board our requirements and offered a proposal which we then fine-tuned into an excellent itinerary. We had a really splendid holiday. Different guides at different locations were all good and three were outstanding. Our boutique hotels were mostly very good and we found the service offered was always delightful – the same for restaurants. The high spots of our holiday were the gentle trekking in Sapa, the wonderful Ha Long Bay cruise (outstanding food on our boat), Hanoi city and the street food, Hoi An so charming, exciting Saigon, the high-speed boat ride up the Mekong and the fantastic Angkor temples in Cambodia. We built two relaxation breaks into our tour, primarily to meet up with friends and family but this was also useful to catch breath in the middle of the tour. We were very pleased with the arrangements made by Indochina Pioneer although it would probably have been best to travel from Phnom Penh to Siam Reap by air rather than by bus. Cambodia was very, very hot at this time of year.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Indochina Pioneer for similar tours in Vietnam and Cambodia.
Jerry Ray BowlingUSA
"Worry-free Vietnam travel!"
Reliable and caring. You name it and Ryan has the know-how to plan it. From a hassle-free airport taxi to your place of relaxation, day trekking in Nhin Binh and rowing a Sampan in a National park and of course the 2-night Halong Bay Junk Boat. The quality of communication during planning, the freedom to ask questions, make changes and make even more changes were without pressure. Our day tour guide Cuong was simply wonderful in conversation and culture and share a few recipes with my wife!
This was my 1st experience using a tour service and I will honestly say… its the only way to travel Vietnam, see what you want to see, have reliable timely transportation, professional safe drivers and a plan. These agents and supporting cast are sincere in the duties to the customer and your experience in Vietnam.
On another note, I had forgotten an item. Contacted them, and both went out of there way to ensure my item was returned. So grateful
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