Cambodia

Cambodia the Kingdom of Wonder.

Once known as the Khmer Empire and officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia is well known for its history, both depressing and inspiring.

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In addition to the famous ruins of the Angkor dynasty, Cambodia is home to a wealth of exceptional off the beaten path locations. A southern coastline flaunting stunning beaches, scenic cruises along the Mekong and voyages onto Asia’s largest freshwater lake, Tonle Sap, add several other dimensions to the Kampuchean experience. Visitors to Cambodia will experience a growing arts and craft scene and a nation proud of its Angkor Dynasty heritage.

Exploring Cambodia

Emerging as one of Asia’s more compelling capitals, Phnom Penh has transformed itself to gracefully blend a riverfront location with remaining colonial structures and a deeply fascinating history. However Siem Reap remains the most visited destination and is home to picturesque streets full of boutique shops, busy markets and an immense range of eateries to suit all budgets, and of course, the stunning Angkor Wat complex. The coastline of Southern Cambodia is noted for its quiet, tranquil atmosphere and pristine beaches that are still largely undeveloped or overcrowded. In addition to the coastline’s unspoiled beaches and idyllic offshore islands, the area is also home to lush tropical forests and attractive towns such as Kep and Kampot.

When Should I visit Cambodia ?

The winter months (October-February), are the best time to travel to Cambodia as the air is cool and the skies clear. However, the dust at this time of year can be irritating and the crowds at the Angkor temples at their highest numbers. March to May sees hotter temperatures and dry skies, and the heat continues into June and through August when the monsoon season starts. The rains however do not usually cause a major problem for travelers as they tend to be short and hard afternoon showers

Travel Tips for Cambodia

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Uniting Journeys offers a range of Responsible Accommodation Options and Day tours.

Free the bear at Phnom Tamao

Free The Bears at Phnom Tamao

Try a unique programme at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre. Spend the day learning about the more than 100 sun bears that have been rescued from captivity and relocated to Phnom Tamao. You will get to go behind the scenes and learn about what it takes to be a bear keeper! Work alongside the dedicated staff and prepare enrichment toys and help in their feeding.

Not to forget a visit to the pretty Angkorian-era temple at Tonle Bati before returning to Phnom Penh.

Duration: Full Day
Transport: Air-Conditioned Vehicle
Food: Local Lunch & Afternoon Tea

    CyclePower 2016

    Please note this tour is now fully booked.

    CyclePower 2016 will see us cycling from Cambodia to Vietnam, on a 12 night, 13 day trip, scheduled for August 2016.

    Cycle Power combines the challenge of long-distance cycling with the chance to make a difference. CyclePower 2016 will visit the Battambang women’s wheelchair basketball program initiated by CyclePower 2012.

    Join participants from all over Victoria, including riders with disability for the trip of a lifetime.

    To download the tour itinerary, click here.

    Status: Fully booked
      Phnom Penh Culinary Delights

      Phnom Penh Culinary Delights

      Explore the delights of Khmer cuisine with this hands-on full day culinary experience. Start with a guided tour of the local food market before trying your hand at food preparation. Throughout the day, a professional chef will explain the local ingredients and their uses as well as teaching you traditional techniques and cooking methods. Enjoy a delicious lunch and dessert prepared with your newly acquired culinary skills!

      Duration: Fully Day
      Transport: Air-Conditioned Vehicle - Tuk Tuk
      Food: Lunch
        Phnom Penh Sighseeing (Khmer Rouge)

        Half Day Phnom Penh Sightseeing (Khmer Rouge)

        Explore the recent tragic highlights of Cambodia’s capital, giving you a closer insight to the modern day country. Start at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum before visiting the Killing Fields at Choeung Ek.

        Duration: Half Day
        Transport: Air-Conditioned Vehicle
        Food: Own Expense
          Royal Palace Phnom Penh

          Full Day Phnom Penh Sightseeing

          Explore the highlights of Cambodia’s capital, scratching the surface of this dynamic city. Visit the glittering Royal Palace, home to the country’s Royal Family. Continue to the National Museum, filled with artifacts dating back to the pre-Angkorian era. Stop at the hilltop Wat Phnom before glimpsing in to the tragic recent history of Cambodia at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields at Choeng Ek and search for bargains at the Russian Market.

          Duration: Full Day
          Transport: Air-Conditioned Vehicle
          Food: Own Expense

            Half Day Phnom Penh Sightseeing

            Phnom Penh was once considered as one of the most beautiful cities in the Orient, and despite its recent turbulent history, it still retains a colonial charm. Cambodia’s capital is a bustling city, majestically located at the confluence of the mighty rivers of the Mekong and Tonlé Sap.

            Duration: Half Day
            Transport: Air-Conditioned Vehicle
            Food: Own Expense
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