How to Travel in Cambodia?
Cambodia has a domestic service to some provincial towns in the country, with the focus on Bangkok Airways operate continuous air services between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap with up to six flights in each direction during the high season between November and February.
During the quieter months of June-September scheduled services drops to four in each direction. ATR 72s & Boeing 717s are currently in service on these routes.
For large group bookings it is common for the airline to ‘add’ an additional service to accommodate, dependant on availability.
Airport tax is incurred on both domestic and international sectors and is generally not included in our programs (unless specifically requested for high profile groups or FIT’s).
Current costs for departure tax are: International – ex Phnom Penh & Siem Reap US$25 and Domestic – US$6 ex Phnom Penh and Siem Reap
The highway from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap is in good condition and it is now safe and common for to journey between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap as well as Poipet (Thai Border) and Siem Reap. However, the road system is still not comparable to western infrastructure but the quality of the streets is getting better and better.
The highway between Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville, on the coast, is fully paved and is in excellent condition. This journey takes approximately three hours by car.
Whilst on tour in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap (Angkor) Destination Asia utilizes only the best available vehicles for our clients. Typical vehicles are a Toyota sedan for 1-2 passengers, Toyota microbuses for 3-6 passengers and Toyota Coasters for 7-15pax.
All vehicles are modern and come equipped with full air conditioning. The Coaster vehicles are also equipped with microphones and speakers for guides and tour leaders to utilize during touring. Separate luggage vans are used for groups as required. For larger groups (above 15/16 pax) we use 35 or 45 seat coaches which are available in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.
However in Siem Reap, due to the terrain and the more pleasant experience of visiting the temples in smaller groups, we generally divide the number of passengers into an appropriate number of 25/33 seat Coaches with a guide assigned to each one. Visits to sites are then generally staggered in order to avoid overcrowding.