Cambodia with children (family / kids)
Travel with children is perfectly fine in Cambodia. It is safe, distances are reasonable, there is plenty to do and people are very child friendly. Why wait to travel until the kids are grown up? Kids can easily join from the age of 6. They enjoy the cultural differences and notice complete different things than adults. Of course you should adjust the pace a little to the children.Cambodia is 5 hours (6 hours in winter) ahead of Central Europe Time. Don’t plan too much during the first 2 days because of the jetlag and choose hotels with a pool. It’s nice if the children can have a swim at the end of the day! Many hotels have family rooms or connecting doors.
It is nice to include activities for children in your program. You can see the temples of Angkor, go from temple to temple by bike, they can sit on an elephant and they can use their full imagination going to the jungle temples. The Tonle Sap Lake is impressive when you take a boat trip and visit the floating villages. Take some bread and fruit and let the children hand out to their peers in the villages. An unforgettable experience for them!
A ride on the "bamboo train" in Battambang is an experience for young and old! Only the Killing Fields in Phnom Penh are less suitable for children. But relax on the beach or some adventure in the jungle again is wonderful to do. Here we have a 'child' selection from our program.
Outside Siem Reap lies the mysterious Beng Melea temple which is heavily overrun by trees, vines and moss. This jungle like surrounding makes you enjoy your jeep tour even more! You continue your day trip to the largest floating village of Cambodia, Kampong Kleang, where you have a boat ride to meet the locals.
This Siem Reap day tour is all about the true Cambodian countryside and what it’s like to live in the shadow of Angkor Wat, seen from the back of a Vespa scooter. Interact with Cambodians and learn how they make use of their surroundings on a daily basis. This day tour is off the beaten path, so you’ll find that there’s rarely another tourist in sight.
If your goal is to not only see the world famous temples, but to experience an in-depth impression of life as it currently is at Angkor Wat, then this tour is a must. The founder Akim connects the must-sees with her life, she grew up in a monastery on the site of the majestic Angkor.
Visit the largest floating village of Cambodia and see how the people live along the Tonle Sap lake, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. In dry season the jeep will drive between the stilts, rising up to 10 meters in the air. In wet season, the water level reaches its peak and can rise up to 1 or 2 meters above the building floors.
You drive overland from Phnom Penh to Battambang, the second largest city of Cambodia. Along the way you make several stops. On the 2nd day you will experience Battambang to continue your tour on the 3rd day to Siem Reap. You will do this journey over land or on the water, depending on the season.
Discover the beautiful and pristine scenery of Rabbit Island (Koh Tunsay). Reach Rabbit Island by fisherman boat , located 4.5 km from Kep. Enjoy beautiful nature, white sand beaches and excellent swimming conditions. Unwind yourself at the beach.
You will cross the river by boat and take a relaxing bike ride through Cham Muslim communities on quiet back roads to reach the Mekong Islands. On the islands, you cycle through orchards and market gardens. Enjoy the peaceful farmland and learn about the lives of the people who live here.
You will be picked up by tuk tuk and visit the most important buildings of this charming capital: Wat Phnom, the Royal Palace, built in pagoda style and the Silver Pagoda. You end up with the National Museum, where you will see Khmer art and sculptures.
Enjoy the country side. You will bike mainly on small dirt paths through the scenic countryside and friendly villages where children will be welcoming you with a hello from every angle. We will see palm wine and sugar production, possibly basket weaving, rice farming and all sorts of activities.
What's more fun than going from temple to temple by bike ? During this tour you will start with the most important temple: Angkor Wat. Then you continue the ride with the main temples in Angkor Thom ('big city'): the Bayon Temple, Elephant Terrace, Terrace of the Leper King, Death Gate and Victory Gate. The mysterious temple Ta Prohm is not lacking.