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Siem Reap Budget Tours & Travel
12th January, 2010
Your Tour Siem Reap , Cambodia.
We are a British Company based here in Siem Reap catering for tourists passing through the city. We arrange all types of tours here and around Cambodia, as well as transport and accommodation. We are a free tourist information service, so please feel free to drop us a mail with any questions. There is no obligation to use us and we are more than happy to help. If you just want a room, let us know and we can book for you and collect you from the airport or bus company. We will do anything from renting a bike for one hour through to creating a 2-week tour.
We offer a tailor made design package for anything from budget travelers to 5-star package tourists. The reason being, that the majority of tourists’ rock into town without a plan, but on limited time. If they can arrange their schedule beforehand, without the additional cost of employing an agency it helps make the most of their time here.
All trips can be catered for, from half a day to a fortnight. All accommodation is viewed privately so can be sent to the customer beforehand (usually from the host’s website or photographed and sent on). Alternatively, we can send on accommodation details for the customer’s own research, such as tripadvisor and travelfish or The LP. We can provide the simplest (spotlessly clean however) guesthouse through to mid-range places with swimming pools through to boutique hotels.
Most of our users are travelers on a budget wishing to get the most from 2/3 days.
What do we get?
We are well-connected here in Siem Reap and benefit from heavily discounted guesthouses, hotels and drivers, so we can afford to pass on substantial discount. This means we will still make a profit (we are a business) but it also means we can arrange your trip in advance for the price you would pay once here. It removes all your hassle of transfers/drivers/tuk-tuks/guides and so on still allowing you a simple and safe trip.
A sample itinerary we have just completed for two Europeans is as follows:
Transfer from airport/bus/boat terminal by your driver (our drivers speak varying amounts of English but all are conversational – they work in the tourist industry after all) for the next 5 days. A chance to chat and get to know each other on the way to your guesthouse. An English speaking person is on hand to collect you and brief you as well. A cold welcome drink and the rest of the day at leisure to explore the city or relax. The accommodation in this case is a twin room, with a/c, cable TV, wi-fi in the room and hot water bathroom. It also boasts a rooftop restaurant and bar with unlimited tea & coffee. This accommodation also includes breakfast (not just bread and jam either – pick off the menu!)
After breakfast, an easy day to start with - your driver takes you around the main sites, including Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, The Bayon and so on.
The day finishes with a beautiful sunset (we can’t pay for the weather unfortunately) over the jungles of Cambodia.
Your evening to relax as you wish in this vibrant and wonderful city. Wander through the night markets or kick back in Pub Street with a cold beer.
After breakfast, you are taken to the far flung temples in the jungles of Banteay Srei and Kbal Spean, where the river carves through the temple face underwater. An easier trek down through the trees and some lunch at the bottom (not included).
En route home, we stop at Siem Reap Landmine Museum. A small place with a sad history opened by a former Khmer Rouge child soldier.
In the evening, you are taken to a traditional Apsara Dancing Show, which includes a huge buffet to choose from. Once finished, we can drop you back home or in town if you’re still feeling energetic.
Sunrise at the temples is a fantastic start to the day. Maybe feeling a little weary, it will soon open your eyes to see the sun peep over Angkor Wat. After sunrise, we take you onto the Grand Tour taking in the temples within the grounds that are spread further out. Enjoy the scenery traveling through the countryside and paddy fields.
Your evening at leisure to relax.
A slightly later start to the day after breakfast to allow you to catch up on some rest (it is a holiday) and your driver takes you out to the floating markets to drop you off in your boat and enjoy the ride. See how life goes on day to day with people living on the water. After your shorter day we bring you home with a stop off at a local school and orphanage. Don’t worry, there’s no fee or obligation to pay for anything here. Just pop in and say hello! If you want to kick a football about for an hour, no problems.
Your evening to relax before your transfer to your chosen mode of transport the next day. We can even arrange onward transport and accommodation if you wish.
Ask for the price on this trip. I promise you’ll be surprised.
Okay, so what’s not included?
• Your pass to Angkor is $40 and payable on arrival at the temple gate. Do not lose it!
• Any tip you wish to make to anyone. Not obligatory, but all at your discretion.
• Evening meals & lunch, except if you choose the Apsara Show. We only offer Bed & Breakfast.
• Some things, such as professional guides can be included but are not in this case, however we can adapt each person’s itinerary without a problem.
In order to keep our low costs, we do not maintain a website, just a phone number, small office and an email address. We appreciate this may give people concern, so we ask that nobody pays until their trip is complete. Just a small deposit on arrival to cover your room rate, and pay our driver’s a daily rate. This is all agreed before you even arrive here to avoid confusion.
In the first point of contact we would ask that you drop a quick mail outlining your wishes/plans and interests to firstname.lastname@example.org. This gives us the opportunity to put something together to meet your requirements.
#1 Posted: 12/1/2010 - 13:48
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