In the heart of Indochina, Cambodia is rich in cultural traditions much of which predates that of neighbouring Thailand. Cambodia, has suffered the most from the Vietnam War and its aftermath. But Cambodia lives on as custodian to the treasures of the ancient Khmer Empire. A former French colony, Cambodia has much in the way of colonial charm and the French influence is very much apparent in the capital city of Phnom Penh. If you wish to explore Cambodia then river transport is the common mode of travel.
UNLEASH YOUR MOJO: ON THIS 8-DAY RIVER CRUISE ABOARD M/V THE JAYAVARMAN.
Journey to Siem Reap and visit some of the most impressing and breathtaking pieces of history in the world – the temples of Angkor. Established by the Khmer Kingdom of Kambuja, which gave its name to Cambodia, it became one of the largest empires in South East Asia. The ruins seen today represent successive capitals. These were cities of massive stone temples, wide majestic causeways, thrusting towers and imposing gates. The sheer size and magnificence of Angkor Wat is compelling.
Lying south of Angkor, see Tonle Sap (the Great Lake), the sprawling “sea of sweet water” that is one of the world’s natural wonders – a reversible reservoir-lake. Here we will embark our cruise ship, The Jayavarman.
The Jayavarman is a 20th century boutique style river cruise liner and offers uncompromising luxury with 27 rooms and 4 decks. It provides a large dining hall serving both international and Indochina cuisine. After your daily explorations, you can relax at the spa on board. The "Apsara" Beauty & Wellness Spa provides several spa & beauty treatments including massage, steam, sauna, etc. This tour with a cruise will disembark at Phnom Penh but you can extend your cruise to Saigon (See details).
Max your Awim Incorporate your tour with special touring activities such as visits to lesser known temples, cycling, cooking classes, private yoga, visits to orphanages and photography excursions to local villages.
Also, volunteering opportunities are now available through organisations in many exciting locales, offering invaluable experience in varied fields. It not only benefits the communities but helps in learning skills and develops dynamic self. Above all, it gives meaning to life. There’s never been a better time to volunteer and make your travel a satisfying experience.
There are no direct flights to Cambodia from the UK, but good connections are available from major Asian destinations. You can fly with Thai Airways to Bangkok, Malaysian Airlines to Kuala Lumpur or British Airways via Hong Kong. From there you can take the budget airline Air Asia or Dragon Air. The total journey time, excluding transit, is about 15 hours. From Phnom Penh you can take direct flights to Siem Reap, which now operates on daily basis. Direct one-hour flights are now also available from Bangkok.