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Cambodia

Experience sun rise or set from the breath-taking ruins of Angkor Wat, once the largest preindustrial city in the world. The centuries weigh heavy at the towers of Angkor Thom, where giant, stone-carved faces gaze silently at the four points of the compass, and Ta Prohm, a lost temple shrouded in mystery and twisted banyan trees. Friendly Planet makes discount travel to Cambodia both easy and affordable!

Tours & Packages to Cambodia

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A Taste of Thailand
The humming capital of Bangkok, historic Kanchanaburi & the River Kwai, plus ancient Ayutthaya; optional extensions to Angkor Wat & Phuket
10 days  •  from $1799 $1499
per person, double occupancy*
dates small group tour + flights
Best of Vietnam & Cambodia
Wild & wonderful Hanoi, world-heritage Halong Bay, alluring Hue & historic Ho Chi Minh; plus Phnom Penh & the breathtaking temples of Angkor Wat
16 days  •  from $3599 $3199
per person, double occupancy*
dates small group tour + flights
Treasures of Thailand
Bustling Bangkok, historic Kanchanaburi & ancient Ayutthaya, then explore the wild north in Chiang Rai & the Buddhist temples of Chiang Mai
12 days  •  from $2699 $2399
per person, double occupancy*
dates small group tour + flights
Treasures of Thailand & Songkran Festival
Bustling Bangkok, historic Kanchanaburi & ancient Ayutthaya, then explore the wild north in Chiang Rai & the Songkran Festival of Chiang Mai
12 days  •  $2699 $2399
per person, double occupancy*
dates small group tour + flights

Fast Facts

Already booked on one of our packages to Cambodia? See everything you need to know before you go.

Overview

Capital: Phnom Penh
Population:  90.5 million
Currency: Cambodian riel (KHR)
Languages:  Khmer
Drives on the: Right
Time zone: GMT +7

Weather

December and January are the best months for travel in Cambodia although it is still hot and humid. The months of November and February are tolerable. Stay away during the summer months of March through May, as the weather is extremely hot, and June through October when it is monsoon season.

Entry requirements

U.S. citizens must have a passport which is valid for at least six months after your return date.

U.S. passport holders must have a visa to enter Cambodia, which will be issued upon arrival. You must bring two passport-size photos and $30 (exact change, U.S. dollars only) visa fee with you. Consult the Cambodia Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the U.S. Dept. of State website for more information.

Booked on one of our packages with Scheduled Dates? If you do not hold a U.S. passport, you are responsible for obtaining any necessary visas and meeting all entry requirements. If a visa is required, we recommend using a fee-based visa service, such as our preferred provider VisaHQ.

More information about passports & visas.

Shopping

Shop for replicas of Angkor's bas-reliefs and sculptures, carvings of wood and stone, naturally dyed silk called leak tomuhjeat, Cambodian music and instruments, and precious stones. Be prepared to bargain, which is best done with small U.S. bills which are accepted throughout the country.

Health Precautions & Vaccinations

There are no health requirements for entering Cambodia, however, it is highly recommended that you ask you doctor about obtaining malaria suppressants and possible vaccinations for hepatitis and typhoid. Polio is also present in Cambodia. Bring along plenty of insect repellent and cover any wounds with a bandage. Avoid swimming in ocean or freshwater while in Cambodia, as many contaminants are in the water.

Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization

Power & Adapters

230 volts. Plugs A & C. Some outlets are a combination of type A and C and can accept either type plug. Plug G may be found in some hotels. You will need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit. View more information about electrical standards around the world.

Tipping

Tip 10% for good service from taxi drivers, waiters, and hotel staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I take my cell phone?

    See our blog post on using your cell phone abroad.

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Rave Reviews

My partner and I just returned from the tour of Cambodia and Vietnam. The tour exceeded all of my expectations. The tour guides were excellent. The transportation was all handled very well. The hotels were all top-rate. The food was great (just too much). People on my tour were very congenial. And all of them kept commenting that they did not know how such and excellent tour could be offered for such a reasonable price. Thank you so much. I will definitely consider another Friendly Planet tour in the future.

Rick Murphy, Rugby, TN
Best of Vietnam & Cambodia

This was the best tour I have been on. Phats, the guide was outstanding. He gave us the history, politics, economy and anything else we wanted to know. The food and lodging were outstanding. The history of Cambodia and the temples are fascinating. [Vietnam] is beautiful. Seeing the Hanoi Hilton was a real eye opener The trip I had to Thailand was great, but this was better. A great FP fan

William Ammon, San Diego, CA
Best of Vietnam