Travel Info

TRAVEL INFO - Siem Reap Information

Trip Descriptions

  1. EASY CHAIR For those who are looking for an easy-going and non-strenuous trip, this one is for you. For everyone, these trips can be enjoyed by all. There are no arduous activities included, but physical activities are available for those who feel the need. However, there are steep stairs at some temples, especially Angkor Wat. But it is not absolutely necessary to climb stairs in order to enjoy the splendor and beauty of the temples.
  2. INTERMEDIATE - These tours are designed for those who enjoy walking and moderate exercise. You will be taking your own bags from the transport into the hotel, and there may be some steps to climb. Sightseeing trips will be from easy to intermediate.
  3. DYNAMIC: For individuals and families who have an active lifestyle, these trips will give you all the activities you need without being overly strenuous. Walking and cycling are part of the tours. There may be several hours riding in simple transport. Lodging in some places will be basic, with shared rooms and local sanitation facilities.
  4. HARD CORE: For those who like adventure and plenty of physical exercise. Hiking over rough terrain, and long distance cycling are included. To get the most out of these tours, sturdy shoes and physical fitness are a definite prerequisite.

Medical Requirements

  • Our trips range from easy to difficult, but no matter which trip you choose, it is essential that all our guests be in good health. We need to be informed in advance if any of our guests have physical or medical problems that would interfere with their participation in the trip. You will be advised if we would not be able to accommodate your particular condition, and your booking may not be accepted. If you have any questions regarding your fitness for any trip, please consult your physician.
  • If we are not fully informed of any medical or physical condition that may put that person at risk, or adversely affect the group, we have the right to prevent that person from participating in all or part of the trip.
  • For those guests who take prescription medicine, you will need to bring enough medicine with you to last the entire trip. Some types of medication may not be available in some countries, especially in Cambodia.
  • We also need to be informed if any guest is allergic to any medication (ex. Iodine, penicillin, etc.), and make sure that the trip leader is aware of this in the event of any accident.
  • It is also advisable to tell us if you have any food allergy or special dietary requirements. We will try to accommodate your dietary needs, and most places have vegetarian dishes. In Southeast Asia dairy products are not usually used in cooking, and steamed rice is a staple food, and is available everywhere.

Staying Healthy

  • Just as in other parts of the world, infectious diseases do exist in Southeast Asia, but they have been largely controlled. Other than the childhood vaccinations given in developed countries, for normal travel, additional vaccinations are generally not needed. However, for travel in remote or rural areas, additional precautions may be advisable. Consult medical professionals in your country for the most recent health advisories, immunization recommendations or requirements, and advice on food and drinking water safety for the region or countries you will visit.
  • Probably the biggest health problem in this part of the world are disease stransmit- ted by mosquito. It is important to protect yourself against mosquito bites at all times, especially in rural areas.
  • It is advisable for guests to have a small personal medical kit with them. Trip leaders can provide basic emergency first aid, but they are not medical professionals, and are not licensed to provide or administer medicine.

For Further Information
These are two websites that can be useful in providing more information regarding travel advisories and health recommendations.

  1. Centers for Disease Control (English):
  2. World Health Organization (various languages):

The Price Is Right
The following are the average prices of some goods and services in Cambodia. Of course prices will differ in other countries, and these prices are offered only as a general guideline. 
Prices are in U.S. dollars. 
Food: The cost of a meal can range from $0.75 to $1.25 at a street stall or street vender; $3 to $5 at a local restaurant; and $20 to $30 at an upscale restaurant. Drinks (in shops): Bottled Water - $0.50 to $0.75; Canned Soda - $0.50; Canned Beer (small) - $0.50 to $1; Bottled Beer (large) from $1.25; Bottle of Wine from approx. $4.

  • Of course drinks in restaurants are more expensive. 
    Transport: Moto (short ride) - $1 to $2; Moto (day hire) - $6 to $10; Tuk-tuk (short ride) - $1.50 to $4; Tuk-tuk (day hire) - $10 to $20; Bicycle Day Hire - $2 to $4 (Note: some guesthouses provide bicycles for their guests).
  • The fare for Motos and Tuk-tuks can be bargained. You do not need to accept the first price they quote you.

Communication: Internet: $0.50 to $0.75 per hour; Burn CD - $2 to $3; International Calls: Internet Shop - $0.25 to $1 per min., Post Office - $3 per min., Hotel - $5 per min.; Overseas Stamp - $0.40. 
Tipping: Restaurant 5% to 10% of bill; Hotel Staff - $0.50 to $1; Driver - $5 to $10 per group, per day; Local Guide - $5 to $15 per group, per day; Tour Leader - $3 to $5 per person, per day.

  • There is no practice of tipping in Southeast Asia. But tipping for good service, or for those who have taken special care of you, will be greatly appreciated. Use your own judgment as to how much to tip.