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WHEN TO TRAVEL

October to March is when the temperature is most pleasant. However, Indochina is a year-round destination although conditions may vary. During May and June it can get particularly hot and July to September is the season of the south-western monsoon, when wet conditions bring welcome respite from the heat.


Whilst many people avoid the “off season”, there are plenty of good reasons to travel during this time, when hotel rates are reduced and the attractions are delightfully free of crowds. During the rainy season in Cambodia, for example, Angkor Wat is particularly photogenic, with its full, reflecting pools and surrounding moats and clear atmosphere.


HEALTH AND VACCINATIONS

You should consult your doctor on inoculations for travel to Indochina. Immunisation against polio, typhoid, hepatitis and malaria prophylactics are advised as precautions, the risk may well be greater in remote, off the beaten track regions. British Airways Travel Clinics offer free health advice to anyone going abroad. Visit www.britishairways.com/travelclinics for your nearest clinic. For general advice for your trip, please visit www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk.


INSURANCE

Please note that travel insurance (including adequate cancellation cover) is a condition of booking, we can help arrange this for you through one of our business partners or you must arrange cover independently and we require a signed declaration from you stating that you have adequate alternative insurance for your trip.


TRANSPORT

Air conditioned cars and drivers will be provided for all road journeys where ever available. Roads are generally good in most places in Thailand and Vietnam and are improving in Laos and Cambodia, although the deeper you venture into the countryside the conditions of the roads can deteriorate especially during the monsoon months. Although roads are improving, the volume of traffic is on the increase and a perpetual combination of mopeds. cars, trucks, bullock carts and bicycles ensure that the average speed between locations should not exceed 50km per hour. The driving times shown in our itineraries are estimates only.


PASSPORT / VISA INFO

All non-residents require visas for Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. It is possible to acquire visas for Laos and Cambodia on arrival at airports in major cities. This is also possible in Vietnam; however a letter of visa authorisation is required from the Vietnamese authorities beforehand, which must be then presented on arrival in Vietnam. If travelling overland or arriving by river transportation it is recommended to acquire your visas in advance.


The Thai government allows tourist visa exemptions for 41 different nationalities, including those from the UK, Australia, USA, New Zealand and most of Europe. 30 day tourist visas are granted on arrival in airports in Thailand, however if travelling overland arrival visas can be shortened to 15 days.


Tourist visas for British passport holders may vary in length depending on the country and the type of visa applied for. Passports must usually be valid for 6 months after return from the destination country. It is advisable to carry photocopies of passports, flight tickets, insurance cover notes and any other important documents. Should a document be lost, its replacement will be greatly facilitated by this precaution.


UK GOVERNMENT ADVICE

For up to the minute travel advice and tips, we recommend that you visit www.fco.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo.


AIRLINES

We recommend various airlines between London and Indochina and will advise on the most suitable airline for each itinerary. We currently recommend British Airways, Thai Airways, Jet Airways, Eva Air, Singapore Airlines and Emirates. Prices quoted exclude flights, however we are happy to  help organise these for you.

Classic Cambodia - Tailor Made Luxury Holiday

This classic journey not only takes in the magnificence of the temples of Angkor but also explores further afield. Floating villages are visited along the way and the daily lives of the Cambodian people can be observed on the  Tonle Sap lake. Take in the breath takingly beautiful beach destinations of Kep and Sihanoukville, before finally staying in luxury tents perched over a river in the lush forested region of the Cardamom mountains. The mountains are a birdwatchers paradise and are home to the endangered Javan Rhino along with rare species of Gibbon, as well as the elusive Clouded Leopard. An enchanting retreat where one may unwind amidst stunning natural surroundings and a biodiverse array of wildlife.

Cambodian Birding Small Group Tour - Departures in Jan & March


Search for the rare Giant Ibis, Bengal Florican, Sarus Cranes and much more together with your fellow birdwatchers on this group tour. Visiting some of the best bird and nature reserves in Cambodia as well as visiting the great Tonle Sap lake, a source of life and sustenance for the people as well as the birdlife. In addition, you will have the opportunity to take in the magnificence of the temple of Angkor Wat, a legacy of the once mighty Khmer empire.

Birds of Cambodia - Tailor Made Holiday

Search for the rare Giant Ibis, Bengal Florican, Sarus Cranes, visiting some of the best bird and nature reserves in Cambodia as well as visiting the great Tonle Sap lake, a source of life and sustenance for the people as well as the birdlife.

Guided Culinary Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia with Eurasia’s chef, Jo Lee

Visit local markets to source the freshest produce and learn to cook a range of regional specialities, from Vietnamese beef noodle soup to Cambodian Amoc (a tasty coconut fish curry). All the while, receive expert guidance from Jo Lee as well as talented local chefs along the way, helping you to improve your Asian culinary skills. Whether you wish to seriously improve your culinary skills or perhaps just want a once in a lifetime holiday to Asia’s most captivating destinations, then come and join us on our Vietnam & Cambodian epicurean adventure.

Bordered by Laos and Thailand to the north and west and Vietnam to the east, Cambodia’s former capital, Angkor, was the political, social and religious centre of the ancient Khmer empire.  The ruins of Angkor are among the most important archeological sites in existence and attract millions of visitors each year


A truly fascinating and enigmatic country with a rich cultural heritage and a turbulent history, Cambodia has plenty of natural beauty and adventure for those wishing to explore. It is no longer the sole preserve of dusty backpackers and now boasts an extensive range of hotels which can cater to a wide variety of tastes and budgets.


Whether you wish to explore the temples of Angkor on foot or from the vantage point of a helicopter or perhaps trek through its forests in search of rare wildlife or fly on a microlight over this beautiful land, we are able to offer a wide range of relaxing as well as exciting activities. Most people come to Cambodia just to visit Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples and leave without knowing anything else about this fabulous holiday destination - which is such a shame as each part of the country has its own unique character and offers you different experiences throughout your Cambodian Holiday.



Cambodia is one of our favourite destinations and our expertise and passion for the destination allow us to create truly unique adventures and allow you to experience the real Cambodia.Most tour operators only offer whistle stop tours, mainly to Angkor Wat, missing out on the experiences that the rest of the country has to offer. There are relaxing beaches, fantastic wildlife, remote retreats, city treats and exciting adventures not to be missed.

We love to help clients create their own inspiring adventure, one that reflects their own interests, passions and also budget. We pride ourselves on our friendly local guides, who help assist our clients in seeing the real Cambodia so that they may tell you about their country, their past and their hopes for their future.

We believe in working with local communities helping to create a sustainable future for them and a responsible traveling experience for you. Local projects are very high on our agenda, such as the Cambodian Mine Action Centre, CMAC, whose sole aim is the clearance of mines for farmers and making communities safer. For every client traveling with us a £10 donation is made to this deserving organisation.

We pride ourselves on really looking after our guests and going that extra mile. Travel with a personal touch isn't just an empty slogan, but a philosophy. We personally introduce you to your Cambodian guides so they always feel safe and secure and where ever possible we try and use the same guide throughout the trip.

Get back to nature see the famous Irrawaddy river dolphins and local tribes people. Take a mountain walk by a crystal clear volcanic lake and swim under a cascading waterfall. Go elephant riding or simply take time to relax on the sandy beaches and enjoy the fabulous seafood.


Exotic Cambodian Honeymoon

Cambodia is fast becoming one of the most popular destinations in South East Asia - and with good reason.  With an unparalleled exotic allure, Cambodia is a wonderful destination for a unique honeymoon with a difference. In addition to the genuine hospitality of its people, to its beautiful islands, beaches and lakes, Cambodia has an undeniable charm and captivating quality that will make it hard for you to leave.

TEMPLES OF ANGKOR                               HOMESTAYS                                                 CULINARY TOURS

TREKKING                                                          WILDLIFE TOURS                                            ELEPHANT TREKKING

HORSE RIDING                                             ISLANDS & BEACHES                                    KAYAKING

DIVING                                                         CULTURAL TOURS                                        ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES

For more information contact us on +44 (0) 7414 00 66 03| paul@greigsmithtravels.com
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