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10 Day Kingdom Of Wonder (Cambodia)

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We start and end this journey in one of our favorite SE Asian cities, Bangkok. But make no mistake, the main course of this adventure is the visually stunning Cambodia. Rich in culture and history and decorated with incredible temples and ruins, Cambodia truly is one of the most breathtaking countries in Southeast Asia. After wetting our palettes in Bangkok, we travel to Cambodia’s bustling capital city of Phnom Penh, then on to Siem Reap and the incredible Angkor Wat National Park, before making our round trip back to Bangkok.

Visit the golden palaces, temples and shrines of Bangkok, shop one of the city’s many charming floating markets or high fashion malls, or take in the rowdy and raucous revelry of Khao San Road. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of a modern-day Phnom Pehn. Cruise the riverside restaurants, visit the Royal Palace, or take in some of the country’s incredibly sobering modern history. Stand in awe of the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat National Park, home to some of the most incredible temples and ruins in all of the world let alone Southeast Asia. Temples and history aren’t the only things in store for you here though, as Cambodia is a country loaded with opportunities for creating the adventure of a lifetime. Remember to charge your phone, camera, or whatever you take photos with, because you’ll have a hard time putting it down on the 10 Day Kingdom Of Wonder Adventure.

- What Will You Do

You arrive in Bangkok late the first evening. The group meets for welcome drinks and a short information session at our guesthouse. Day 2 is when the action starts as we embark on our first included activity, a day trip to former capital of Ayutthaya where you’ll see some of the most impressive Buddhist temples in all of Thailand.

From Bangkok you will fly into the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. We are picked up at the airport by a fleet of private tuk-tuks that take us for a ride through the wild and crazy Phnom Penh traffic to our accommodations. Our first night in town we have our official Far Out welcome dinner, and party it up at our amazing guesthouse. Day 4 we embark on our first group activity in Cambodia, a sobering day trip to Tuol Sleng Prison and the Choeung Ek Killing Fields. The last day in town is yours for exploring. You can visit the National Museum, the Royal Palace, take a Khmer cooking class, visit the Russian market and much more in this exciting capital city.

From Phnom Penh we will be taking a private minibus north to Seam Reap. Our first day is yours to get acquainted, but in the evening the group usually gets together and heads to the Angkor Night Market and Pub Street for some fun. Day 7 is our group activity, an absolutely incredible day exploring the ancient temples of Angkor Wat National Park. Days 8 & 9 are free time and the activities available to you are pretty awesome. Hike Phnom Kulen mountain, visiting ancient temples and fantastic waterfalls. Take a trip to one of the floating villages on Tonle Sap Lake and stick around for an evening “cultural” booze cruise. Hop on an ATV and cruise the countryside, or catch the sunset in a hot air balloon. Siem Reap is a backpacker’s dreamland, teeming with must do activities.

The morning of Day 10 we board a plane and head back to Bangkok, Thailand for the last night of your Far Out Adventure. Our hosts in Bangkok have a special send off celebration planned for us. Say goodbye to the amazing new friends you’ve made over the past 10 days, and prepare yourself for your onward journey home. Or perhaps like many of our guests you’ll be having so much fun you’ll want to join us for another 10 days on the next part of our circuit, in Laos!

- What To Expect

Bangkok - The Capital city of Thailand, Bangkok is one of the largest cities in the region and the main gateway for many travelers arriving in SE Asia. Known for it’s ancient temples, vibrant street life, fantastic food and abundance of shopping opportunities, Bangkok is a big city with a lot to offer the adventurous type. We begin or end (sometimes both) all of our Thailand trips in Bangkok, giving all of our Thailand travelers the opportunity to soak up the sights and sounds of this truly Far Out city.

Tour the ancient shrines and temples, shop the floating markets, street stalls and world class malls, cruise the river on a long boat hopping on and off at the various sites of Bangkok, or spend the night cutting loose in the backpacker’s party mecca of Khao San Rd. Bangkok is a big time city full of big time fun.

Phnom Penh - Phnom Penh is indeed a city on the move. Only 40 years removed from a horrific cultural genocide, Phnom Penh is a rapidly developing city on the rebound, which attracts hordes of travelers every year with it’s unique combination of culture and history.

Learn about Khmer culture and history at the Royal Palace and the National Museum. Take a walk along the riverside and grab a drink or some authentic Khmer food at one of the many bars and restaurants. Learn about the tragic genocide the people of Cambodia experienced during the late 1970’s at the Tuol Sleng Prison, or the Choeung Ek Killing Fields. In the evening hop a river boat for a night cruise, hang at one of the hundreds of Khmers bars with the friendly locals, or visit one of the city’s many popular night clubs.

Siem Reap - Travelers flock to Siem Reap year after year for a chance to see the temples of Angkor Wat National Park, home to some of the most stunning ancient temples and ruins in the world. Be taken aback by the incredible detail and impressive preservation of the magnificent Angkor Wat and awed by temples that have gradually be taken over by the forest throughout the years, with stunning results. The temples of Angkor are astonishingly beautiful, and are sure to take your breath away.

While you could spend days visiting the temples of Angkor Wat National park, there are a lot of other offerings on tap in Siem Reap. Take a worthwhile visit to one of the floating villages, or partake in a “cultural” booze cruise on the Tonle Sap lake located just outside the city. Volunteer as an English teacher for an afternoon at one of the children’s schools. Hop on an ATV and cruise the Cambodian country side, or go for a ride in a hot air balloon and take in the incredible views of the temples stretching for miles into the sunset. In the evening head to the night market to practice your bartering skills, or make your way to the backpacker party haven of “Pub Street”, where the drinks are dirt cheap and lifelong memories are free…as long as you don’t drink too much and forget. A big-time guest favorite, Siem Reap is loads of fun and truly a Far Out Adventure.

- What Is Included

Included
• Welcome Dinner
• Far Out Welcome Package: There’s a trip information guide, a welcome dinner, and a few welcome gifts to keep you comfortable on your Far Out Adventure.
• Not one, but TWO knowledgeable and fun leaders who know the lay of the land and will help make sure you’re having the time of your life, every day of your trip.
• All accommodations during your trip. We’ve scoured our destinations for the best group accommodations available. We always look for the perfect combination of environment, comfort, fun, friendly service and safety.
• All transportation between trip destinations and to included activities.
• At least one Far Out activity in each destination we visit, normally the top “must do” activities. The 10 Day Kingdom Of Wonder adventure includes the following activities.
• Tuol Sleng Prison Tour
• Choeung Ek Killing Fields Tour
• Angkor Wat National Park Temple Adventure

- What Is Not Included

Not Included
• Spending Money: For budgeting tips, please visit https://faroutadventures.ca/about/your-travel-budget/
• Additional/optional activities
• Cambodian Visa On Arrival ($35 USD for most nationalities. Please contact your closest Cambodian consulate consulate or embassy for more information).
• Food and beverages (except those mentioned in What’s Included)
• Transportation for personal/optional activities not included in the tour.

- FAQ

Why should I travel with Far Out Adventures?
We have designed a group backpacking trip that offers you the freedom and options to choose and experience your adventure exactly the way you would like to. We are a network of travellers who have been all over SE Asia for the last 9 years, so we have a lot of experience in the places we travel to. We know everything you need to know to help you design the experience of a lifetime.
What kind of overall experience will I have on my Far Out Adventure?
We don’t like to blown our own horn too often, but it is not unreasonable when you travel with Far Out Adventures, to expect to have an amazing journey full of life changing experiences with amazing people in some of the most beautiful places on earth!! Each and every one of our adventures is designed to immerse you in the beauty, culture and history of our locations, while providing you access to all the best activities and amenities, along with the freedom to choose what you want to do. That way you get the most out of your trip and you get to spend your time doing the things that interest you most. Our travel concept is not to sell you a package where we have decided how the group will spend their time, but to help you design the best experience for you. At Far Out Adventures we feel like this is your trip, and our job is to make life easy on by making sure that your only concern on this trip is how much fun you are going to have today. Our trips are light on itinerary and heavy on choice. Our trip leaders are also very knowledgeable and experienced in the areas we travel to, so no matter what you have on your list that needs accomplishing, we will have the time and expertise to help you do and see anything you have your mind set on. Even if there is a location somewhere not included on our itinerary that you want to take a couple days to explore on your own, our trip leaders will be able to help you plan any such side getaways and get you back to the group safely and easily to enjoy the rest of your journey. And as for the people you will be travelling with, your group will be made up mostly of like-minded folks who are all out here for more or less the same reason you are; to experience something beautiful, new and exciting and to expand and broaden our world perspectives. One of the best things about travelling with a group of fun loving like minded people is that in a matter of days you will find yourself making a number of new friendships that will last a lifetime. In short, travelling with Far Out Adventures is an amazingly exciting, dynamic, and worry-free travel experience that is every bit a personal journey custom tailored to your needs as it is a group experience. We take you to some of the best places on earth, with some of the most amazing people you’ll ever meet and give you the freedom to enjoy your trip doing the things you enjoy doing.
Will I get to experience other cultures?
In our opinion, and in our own experience, immersing yourself in new cultures is one of the most rewarding parts of travelling, so on our trips we give you plenty of opportunity to do just that. Whether you’re learning about a country’s history as we explore ancient temples, eating authentic local food, hanging with the locals in some of their favorite spots, or learning some of the local language, the opportunities to have authentic and meaningful interactions with local people and cultures is plentiful on our adventures.
Is this going to be a party trip?
Our trips are not designed to be party trips per se. Our focus is and always has been sharing our favorite travel destinations with others and helping you have the trip of a lifetime, whatever that entails for you. That being said, when people get together in beautiful sunny destinations with a shared interest in beautiful places and awesome times, it’s inevitable that some partying is going to happen. That being said, our destinations have LOTS to offer for the night owl AND the day adventurer alike. If partying isn’t your thing you will never be at a loss for ways to have an amazing time. One of the great things about travelling in a group is that there are always people doing different things, so however you prefer to spend your time and socialize there will be plenty of opportunities to do so with like minded people. We do occasionally plan parties for the group in certain destinations, but needless to say drinking is always optional and not necessary to have a great time. If partying is a concern of yours, we assure you there is no reason to worry. There will be lots of ways to fill your days with fun, and our trip leaders always put just as much emphasis on enjoying the surrounding environment and taking in the local history and culture, as they do on anything else.
I see there is a lot of free time. How much do additional activities cost?
We don’t load your daily itinerary with included activities essentially because we don’t want you paying for activities that you may have no interest in doing. That’s not to say that you will have nothing to do most of the time, because there will be loads of options available to you. We just want to make sure you have the best time possible, doing only the kinds of things you want to do. That’s why we only include 1 awesome activity in each place we go. We pick the one big thing that basically everybody wants to see/do in each place we go to, so we can be reasonably certain that everybody will be able to participate and enjoy it. In terms of your overall budget, we can give you a pretty good idea at faroutadventures.ca/about/your-travel-budget where we offer a general breakdown of costs for meals drinks, shopping, activities, etc based on your specific trip.
What’s the average age of trip participant? Is there a maximum age?
Our trips are designed for 18-30 somethings. This is due mostly to the inherently active nature of our trips, which are admittedly a little more physically demanding than your typical group tour. We do a lot of walking, climbing, hiking and the such in some very hot temperatures, which can be a challenge for some. Within that age range the majority of our guests seem to fall in the 23-29 range. That being said, we believe that anyone who is up to the task should have the opportunity to participate, so we do occasionally accept travellers outside of that range, as long as they are comfortable undertaking the inherently active nature of our trips.
How many people are normally in a group?
Groups sizes can vary quite a bit depending on the tour and the time of year, but are typically between 8-14 guests plus 2 guides.
How do I meet up with my group?
Whether you are flying on your own or we are arranging your flight for you, we will send you an email after booking detailing the process for meeting with your group leader. In general, it is a very simple process. We will have a facebook group set up for each and all of our tours detailing the itinerary and including instructions for meeting at the arrival destination. Airport pick up is generally free. All customers on flights booked by Far Out will be picked up at the airport with their fellow group members and transported to their accommodation free of charge. For customers booking their own flights we will make every effort to have a guide meet you and pick you up for free. If not possible due to schedule, we will give you all the necessary information and assistance to make your transportation from the airport to our accommodation simple and worry free.
Will there be Wi-Fi access?
Wi-Fi access is largely available everywhere you go nowadays, and our trip destinations are no exception. Wi-Fi is available at all our accommodations, as well as most bars and restaurants, so you can post all the awesome jealousy inducing pics you want, and mom and dad don’t have to worry about being able to contact you.
Are there a lot of early mornings?
There may be a few early mornings on days we need to catch a train or boat or something of the sort, but for the most part you are free to get up whenever you please. It’s your trip and we won’t tell you when it’s time for you to get out of bed.
Will it rain a lot?
You have probably heard of terms like “wet season” or “dry season” used to describe the weather in warm places. While there are certainly seasonal weather patterns, we would be hesitant to say it never rains during dry season, or it always rains during wet season. While you are certainly likely to see more cloudless days during dry season, you still get plenty of beautiful days during wet season and when it rains its usually only for a few minutes and then the sun is back out. The other bonus to wet season is that the vegetation is lush and beautiful, and things like rivers and waterfalls are flowing at their full potential. Cambodia experiences the southwest monsoon season, similar to the Andaman side of Thailand, usually lasting from May to October. July through September are the wettest months of the year in Cambodia, seeing 75% of the annual rainfall. During these months, it rains an average of 2 out of 3 days. When it rains, it comes down hard, but normally lasts only 1 to 2 hours of the day. This can be a good time of year to visit despite the rain, because the landscapes are very green. Dry season is Cambodia lasts from October till April, when the northeast monsoon arrives, blowing across the country like a hot hair dryer. This coincides with peak tourism season when people arrive in droves to enjoy the lack of the rain, the plentiful sun, and the relatively cool weather. This season generally starts quite cool (high 20’s) from October through January, and progressively gets hotter. By the time April arrives however, temperatures are often blazing and it is dry as a bone.
What’s The Best Time To Book?
The simple answer to this question is as soon as you can. We operate a small number of trips with limited space, so trips can fill up fast. For most of our trips we are able to accept reservations up to 2 weeks prior to departure as long as there is still availability, but we generally recommend booking at least 3 months before your planned departure to allow us and yourself time to prepare for your trip, especially if you need help booking flights or need to arrange a payment plan. Booking early will also ensure you aren’t planning a 20 day adventure of a lifetime, only to find out you waited just a bit too long and now the trip is full.
How much spending money should I bring?
Ultimately the amount of spending money you will need will depend on the country you are travelling to and your own spending preferences. In general though, a minimum of about 25 EUROS a day is recommended for food, drink and basic necessities. It is POSSIBLE to eat for less than that, but you don’t always want to be eating street food or burning time hunting down the cheapest menu in town. If you want to partake in a few additional activities, do some shopping, and indulge in a few drinks in the evenings, then we would recommend increasing your budget accordingly.
Do I need to tip my tour leaders/guides/drivers?
At Far Out Adventures, we do not accept tips. Our Leaders are there to show you a good time and be your friend and we do have a pretty good time doing it. The job itself is reward enough, and we would rather you to keep your money for having an awesome time. As far as the drivers and day tour guides we use along the way, we do believe in rewarding good service, and our trip leaders always tip well on behalf of the whole group.
What should I bring for luggage?
Whatever works best for you will be fine, but we are big believers in the efficacy of the backpack. There are times on certain trips when we may have to walk a little to get to our accommodations, sometimes over sand, or up stairs, so our trip leaders personally prefer backpacks because its easier than dragging a suitcase. That being said you can bring whatever kind of luggage you are comfortable with. We do suggest bringing at least a small “day” bag or backpack.
What should I pack?
After you register and pay your deposit, we will send you a welcome email detailing your booking information and offering tips on how to prepare and pack for your trip. We go by the old adage “less is more”. You don’t want to lug around a heavy bag full of clothes, only half of which you’ll end up wearing. We recommend packing a few changes of clothes and leaving space in your bag so you have room to bring things back home. Laundry services are available everywhere we go.
When do I receive more detailed information regarding my trip?
After you have registered for your trip and paid your deposit, we will send you a welcome email outlining everything you need to know for your trip, including a trip preparation guide and your exact itinerary outlining the places you will go, the dates you’ll be there, how you’ll get there, and where you will stay. You will also be invited to join a Facebook group for your specific tour, where you can meet and introduce yourself to your fellow group participants, as well as access important information about your trip.
Will I need a passport?
Yes, you will need a passport with at least 6 months validity from the date of your return to travel internationally with Far Out Adventures. Application times for Canadian passports vary so it is best to apply for one asap if you do not have one yet.
Will I need any travel visas?
Visa requirements are different for every country we go to and are usually specific to the nationality of the traveller. Contact the closest embassy or consulate of the country you are travelling to for specific tourist visa requirements.
Will I need to get travel insurance?
Everyone who travels with Far Out Adventures must provide proof of travel insurance before departing for their trip. Please contact us if you have any questions about insurance.
Will my allergies or other health problems prevent me from participating?
We know first hand the difficulties that travelling with allergies presents, but it has never stopped us from getting out and seeing the world. We have personally found google translate to be our biggest ally in the battle against allergies. If you inform us of your allergies, we will make sure to have a print out stating your allergies in the local language so that we can inform the person taking your food or beverage order can communicate your needs to the kitchen. Following are couple of basic tips for those travelling with allergies. 1) If you have an epi-pen, bring it with you and carry it at all times. Be sure to inform your group leader of its existence and provide them any necessary instructions in the event it is needed. There will be a place to keep it cold in all of our accommodations. 2) Make sure you inform your fellow group members about your allergy and where to find your medication in the event of an emergency. This is important in the event you go on day trips without your guides. We ask that you let us know about any health concerns you have that may potentially affect your enjoyment of your trip, so that we can properly assist you and help you avoid any health problems in paradise.
What happens if I get sick or hurt?
While it is luckily not very common, one of the unfortunately realities of travelling is that sometimes people do get or hurt or sick. Our Trip Leaders always carry a list of all medical centers and hospitals located in or near the destinations we travel to. They are also trained in first aid, and carry a first aid kit with them. In the rare event that a traveller requires medical attention, we will immediately have one of the two trip leaders escort them to the hospital or medical center to assist them with the insurance prosses and whatever else is required, such as helping the traveller get in contact with anyone they may need to inform of the situation back home. Minor illnesses like traveller’s diarrhea are more common and generally caused by eating something your stomach isn’t used to like spicy food, or food that has been prepared differently, or something weird and exotic that caught your eye, like fried crickets or insect larvae. While it can be a pain in the butt (pun intended), you will always have access to bathrooms and if we have to make a pit stop along the way, it’s no problem at all.

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