Cambodia is a hot and tropical country, being hottest in April and coolest in January (still high 20s). Although rainfall is at its maximum in October, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap receive very little rain compared to the coastal areas, and when it does rain it tends to be in the form of sporadic mid afternoon downpours. There is normally very little rain between December and March.
Plugs- 02 pins
Religion – Buddhism
Time difference- +7 GMT
Clothing- Shorts and bare arms are not permitted in certain temples. A waterproof jacket is a must. Please carry a towel with you.
Footwear Comfy shoes or trainers with a good grip. Trekking sandles are a good compromise.
Equipment- Bring a torch and mosquito repellent.
Tipping- Tour Leader: At your discretion you might also consider tipping your Tour Leader in appreciation of the efficiency and service you receive.
Local crew- Although entirely voluntary, tipping is a recognized part of life in this region of the world. Some local staff will look to members of the group for personal recognition of particular services provided.
Food and drink
The costs for meals may vary depending upon location, type of restaurant and number of courses eaten and so the prices given are an average guide. Local restaurants located off the beaten track may be less expensive, whereas an upmarket restaurant located in the centre of a major city may charge more.
Lunch- $ 8 Dinner- $20
Local Currency- Riel
Where to exchange- Bigger towns
ATM availability- widespread
Visa and Passport Information
Cambodia: A single visa is required by UK, New Zealand, Australian, USA & Canadian citizens and can be obtained on arrival. All visa information should be confirmed with the relevant consulate.
Insurance- It is a condition of booking with us that you have adequate valid travel insurance.
Nothing compulsory, but we recommend protection against malaria, infectious hepatitis, tetanus, typhoid, diphtheria and polio. Consult your GP regarding tablets advised for malaria.