Cambodia was always on our minds. It is one of those places that we have been dying to visit. We were excited to venture to the place and experience some thrilling and adventurous things but we never really could make it a concrete plan and be not able to execute it. Finally, we made up our mind and decided to give it a go. We did some research online to know about the place and the kind of trip we could have, we stumbled upon TravelTriangle and decided to give it a shot. The team right away started working on our itinerary and planned everything for us and made this 9 days in Cambodia holiday as per our requirements.
A Look At Our Cambodia Holiday Package
Cost: INR 131184
Duration: 9 Days
No. Of People: 2 Adults
Inclusions: Door to Door pick up and drop service, All transportation as mentioned, Accommodation, English speaking guide, meals, kayaking boat, Tissues and water on coach, 24/7 hotline support, Vietnam Visa Letter approval,
Exclusions: Domestic Flight with 20 Kg luggage, Incoming, outcoming flight, Early Check-in, travel insurance, Visa stamping fee on arrival, surcharge for airport cabs
Travel Agent From TravelTriangle: S Viet TRavel
9 Days Cambodia Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to the hotel
Day 2: Angkor Wat
Day 3: Floating Village and Flight to Hanoi
Day 4: Ninh Binh Province
Day 5: Cruise to Halong Bay
Day 6: Limestone Cave and Return to Hanoi
Day 7: Flight to Ho Chi Minh city
Day 8: Mekong Delta
Day 9: Cu Chi Tunnel and Return to Saigon
Day 10: Departure
Cambodia’s Weather In May
Our 9 Days in Cambodia Vietnam trip was planned for May. During this time the weather was good. It was a bit hot during the day but we truly enjoyed it a lot and made beautiful memories that are going to stay with us forever.
Places We Visited During 9 Days In Cambodia
During our trip to Cambodia, we saw a lot of stunningplaces that made a lasting impression on us. We were completely spell-bound to see the beauty of these places.
1. Angkor Wat
We were very excited to visit and explore the Angkor Wat temples. It has been our list since forever. We see the very famous temple here whose beauty cannot be described in words. This is the largest and the best-preserved historic architecture and God, it is a treat to the eyes. Along with this, the earlier places that we ticked off from our list were the terrace of the elephants, terrace of the leper kings, Bayon Temple, Ta Prohm Temple and many more.
2. Floating Village
We took a boat trip to explore these very famous floating villages of Chong Khneas. Here we also visited places like Chantiers Ecoles – Les Artisans d’Angkor where training to young Cambodians is given to revive the ancient Khmer traditions of stone carving and wood sculpting.
3. Halong Bay
When we visited Halong, our agenda was to explore the limestone caves. Post that we got indulged in activities like kayaking and swimming. We also indulged in a little shopping and got a closer look at the floating villages.
When we reached Hanoi we were ready to explore the city and could not wait to do so. There was so much to see. While staying here explore places like Ninh Binh Provinces which is known for its beautiful landscapes, the historic capital of Vietnam and ancient temples of Le and the Dinh Dynasties.
5. Mekong Delta
Here we did a cruise down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands. We stopover at Unicorn Island went walking around the country lane and saw orchards, enjoyed tropical fruits, folk song music which was performed by the local people. We also visited the fruit plantation.
We tried Riding a hand-rowed sampan through the Thoi Son canal and treated ourselves with the beauty of the countryside. Apart from this we also visited honey-bee farm, enjoyed honey tea and coconut candy workshop.
6. Cu Chi Tunnel
This was one of the most interesting places that we visited. Here we saw many tunnels that were made during the war. We were given a detailed tour of how these were made and what were the living conditions. It was truly an eye-opening experience.
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Our Hotels In Cambodia
We stayed in multiple hotels during our trip and each one of them them added made our vacation all the more great.
1. Angkor Holiday Hotel
Angkor Holiday Hotel was a nice property where we enjoyed a few days of our holiday. The rooms were up to the mark and consisted of every possible facility and amenities.
2. Cambodia Hanoi Peridot Hanoi
A nice property where we enjoyed ourselves a lot. It was a perfect place to retire too after long days of exploring the city.
3. Era Cruise
We loved our stay, especially on this cruise. It was an absolutely amazing time. The staff was very helpful and friendly and they recommended us quite a lot of places to go to and food to try. It was worth the money.
4. Halong Bay Northern Saigon Hotel
We enjoyed our stay here too as the rooms were nice and had all the basic amenities. Accommodations were neat and tidy with cozy beds that helped us with nice good night’s sleep.
How To Reach Cambodia
We boarded our flight from Bangalore to Cambodia via Bangkok. tt was a pleasant flight with a really good service. We truly enjoyed our time in the flight too.
Our Personal Expenses In Cambodia
Anywhere between INR 25K to 40K is perfect for a 10 days vacation in these places which will include your food as well as for other shopping and experiences that one might want to get indulged in. We were really happy with the budget in which we took this trip.
Shopping In Cambodia
Cambodia is a good place to shop especially for souvenirs. People should buy from local vendors and visit the night markets. There are several local markets in Cambodia where people can go to pick up some of the most popular souvenirs and other interesting things. The local markets are worth exploring. Apart from this we truly enjoyed are Vietnam shopping experience. There are so many things that we saw and wanted to purchase.
Food In Cambodia And Vietnam
We truly feasted on some of the most delicious food during our trip. We had mostly veggie food across the trip and all the restaurants were just great and superb one hotel in Saigon was just awesome. For people who want to stick to Indian, there are many Indian restaurants in Vietnam as well as Cambodia.
What To Pack For Cambodia
- Pack an umbrella with you
- Sunscreen too is a must as you would need it
- Pack light and cotton clothes
- Pack comfortable food wears as you would be walking a lot
- Pack conservative clothes if planning to visit the temples
Do’s And Dont’s For Cambodia
- Do visit Cambodia as this is cheap on the pocket and the landscape will leave you awestruck.
- Do take some US Dollars in cash as everywhere in Cambodia USD is widely accepted. If a good is of a lesser value, they will give you some changes in Cambodian Riel.
- 1 USD = 4100 Riels, exchange rate given by the supermarkets and vendors.
- Traveler’s cheque and Credit card might not work in many places, so carry an adequate amount to cover your trip.
- Visa on arrival for Indians so carry a photograph and some USD and you won’t have any Visa issues.
- They do check the hotel you are going to immediately after you enter the country, so it is best to have the first hotel booked.
- Be nice to the locals. They will help you more than you can imagine.
- Cambodia is a poor country and they respect you as we respect foreigners.
- Do be kind to your guides and cab drivers and they will go out of their way(time) to help you.
- Weather varies a lot in Vietnam. Be prepared.
- While shopping, you can haggle a lot in Vietnam
- Avoid drinking tap water. Buy you water whenever possible and carry it with you
Our Experience With TravelTriangle
Our experience with TravelTriangle was absolutely amazing, they gave us a lot of quotes and options to choose from for the vacation. They made the whole itinerary as per what we wanted and made sure that our interests, needs and requirements were met without any fail.
We really enjoyed our 9 days in Cambodia and cannot thank the TravelTriangle team enough for making an itinerary that literally took us to all the best parts of both the places. This trip was actually how we always thought it would be – fun and thrilling. The team really went out of their way to help us have a vacation that we will always remember and miss. If you too want a similar holiday then plan your trip to Cambodia now and get ready to have an adventure of a life time.
Common Questions You May Want To Know
A. Yes, most of the areas are safe to travel to but it is advised to visit the area late at night.
A. Khmer is spoken in Cambodia.
A. 1 to 2 days is fine to explore Angkor Wat.
A. The best time to visit Cambodia is from November to March.
A. One week is more than enough for Cambodia.
A. People can do a lot of things. There are many temples and other World Heritage sites to visit this place. People can explore Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.