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Khmer Travel Pass

The Khmer pass takes you further off the beaten track in Cambodia as well as all the "must-see" locations! 

Explore the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Angkor Wat and temple ruins from the set of Tomb Raider. Experience village life and stay the night with friendly locals in a unique homestay. Enjoy traditional khmer food, beachside BBQs and sample a crunchy Cambodian delicacy: fried spider! Relax on pristine beaches, try your hand at kayaking, jetskiing, scuba diving and fishing. Learn more about Cambodia's history at the infamous Khmer Rouge S21 Prison and Killing Fields. Get lost in vibrant markets, stunning palaces or learn the art of Cambodian kickboxing!

*Price displayed is Low Bird and available on departures between 1 May and 30 September 2017. If you would like to depart outside these dates, select the 'Travel Anytime' option. 


Highlights 


UNIQUE STRAY EXPERIENCES 

Our mission is to get you off the beaten track amongst authentic local culture and our experienced crew has chosen some incredible and unique destinations to explore for the complete Stray experience!  

  • Immerse yourself in real Cambodian village life when we stay in a rural village 20mins from Battambang.
  • Relax on the untouched beaches of Koh Tunsay, a tiny island hideaway off the coast of Cambodia with crystal clear water and white sand beaches. Discover great snorkelling spots on the western side of the island and take a nighttime dip and watch for sparkling phosphorescence in the water.

Reviews

5star review

"I took Stray Asia through Cambodia and I can highly recommend it. The tour guides are friendly, very accommodating and knowledgable. The activities were excellent and the destinations were a good mix of popular destinations and more off the beaten track places to give you a truer picture of Cambodia. The accomodation options were affordable and of a really good standard. I had a great time met some excellent people and would definitely do it again."

 

Christina (The Netherlands)
August 2015

  

What's Included

  • All transport – whether it be bus (comfortable and air conditioned private charter bus) boat, train, or even tuk-tuk!
  • Local Tour Leader - Knowledgeable Local Guide to provide invaluable knowledge, support and insider insights and to assist with booking accommodation and activities at every destination.
  • Reserved Accommodation – Have a bed reserved for you at every Stray overnight stop. Book through your Tour Leader and pay-as-you-go directly to the accommodation.
  • Ultimate travel flexibility – pass is valid for up to 12 months from first day of travel and you can hop-on and off as much as you like.

Included Activities:

  • Bamboo train ride in Battambang
  • S21 Prison entrance fee in Phnom Penh
  • Phnom Penh Killing Fields

Accommodation and Activities are not included with your Hop on Hop off Travel Pass so you can choose what suits you and your budget as you go.

Not included: The cost of your accommodation and optional activities is not included in a hop-on, hop-off pass. You have the flexibility to choose what suits your budget and pay-as-you-go. These can be booked via your Tour Leader. 

If you would prefer a tour with accommodation and more activities included, check out the Khmer Flexi Tour. Get all the same great benefits + accommodation and top rated activities.


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From its archaeological ruins, nearby jungles and wild nightlife, there's so much to see and do. Here's a list of our favourite recommendations and tips!


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Khmer Travel Pass

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$480

Itinerary

Please note: Given the spontaneous nature of our trips, what we do each day might occasionally vary. 

NB. The cost of accommodation is not included in your travel pass, giving you the flexibility to stay where you like, however under each day we have described our recommended (Stray preferred) accommodation, along with some free and paid activity suggestions.

Arrival in Bangkok

Welcome to Stray! Your adventure kicks off in the buzzing Asian metropolis of Bangkok, Thailand. If you arrive early in the day feel free to check out the vibrant markets and ancient temples that make up only a small side of this multifaceted city.

By 4pm, head to our Khao San Road Stray Shop to meet with a Stray staff member, who will give you your bus ticket and a briefing on what to expect on tomorrow’s express trip to Siem Reap. You will also have the chance to sign up for Siem Reap’s highlight activities so you’re ready to dive right into the Cambodian scene. Make the most of your first night in Asia by exploring the exhilarating and intense Bangkok nightlife, snagging a bargain at a night market or dining out on some delicious Thai cuisine! 

It's best to stay close to Khao San Road. For accommodation and airport transfers add on a Bangkok Arrival Pack

You’ll leave Bangkok at 9am on an unguided public connection heading across the border to Cambodia. Today your destination is the small, but vibrant city of Siem Reap, best known as home to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Angkor temple complex.

After your early evening arrival, your Cambodia Tour Leader will meet you at the Living Quarters Hostel 543 at 7.30pm to welcome you and explain more about how Stray works. Afterwards you are invited to join your Stray group for a walk along the iconic Pub Street where you will get to know your new travel mates over a tasty dinner and cold drinks. 

This sector is unguided. If you'd like more detailed information click here.

Hostel with dorm beds

Welcome Night with Stray Tour Leader and group 

Today is a free day and we highly recommend you use it to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Angkor temples. Ranked at the top of many ultimate travel bucket lists (including Lonely Planet’s), the awe-inspiring ancient city of Angkor is the largest temple complex in the world. You can easily spend a full day at the site and still only see a small portion of this dramatic architectural wonder, but make sure you check out the famous Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm, which most people recognise from Angelina Jolie’s Tomb Raider movie.

In the evening you have the option to attend the unforgettably unique Phare Circus, a locally run non-profit troupe that provides disadvantaged young people from the community with a place to learn the skills needed to earn their livings as professional performing artists. Prepare to be amazed by how these talented young artists share authentic modern and folk Cambodian stories through an energetic display of acrobatic feats, music and dance.

Today you depart Siem Reap early enough to arrive in Battambang for a late lunch. After lunch we’ll take a ride on the Bamboo Train, a rail system that was built by the French and destroyed by the Khmer Rouge, but the locals still use it as simple form of transport. Then we make our way to tonight’s village stay, located in the picturesque countryside. You’ll stay in a Cambodian family’s home, experience local community life, visit the school and join in a friendly local game or help the kids with their English. You can wander through the rice paddies, explore the local market, and enjoy a traditional meal with your host family.

Village stay includes accommodation in a Cambodian family’s home, local activities, dinner, breakfast, and contribution to the village fund/project US$18

Ride on the Bamboo Train

A full day today takes us to the popular seaside town Sihanoukville on the Cambodian coast. En route we pass through the bustling riverside Khmer town Kompong Chhnang (pronounced kompong-ch-nang), which its local market and floating village. Arriving in Sihanoukville by late afternoon, settle in at your guesthouse and then you are free to wander down to the beach for a refreshing dip or kick back at one of the many beachfront restaurants and bars. tonight join one of the beach parties or have a seafood BBQ on the beach.

Guesthouse with private rooms

Today is yours to relax in Cambodia’s premier beach location. Catch some rays on the beach and go for a swim, or do one of the many water sports including, diving, fishing, snorkelling, kayaking or hire a jet ski. Learn to cook Khmer classics like Fish Amok or deep fried bananas at the Traditional Khmer cooking school, take a trip out to the surrounding islands, or hire a bicycle and explore the nearby beaches. Tonight you can head to Ochheuteal Beach for some partying with the rest of the backpacker crowd, or watch the sun go down at Serendipity Beach.

Guesthouse with private rooms

Island tour, jet skis, massage, sailing, snorkelling, scuba diving, party boat, windsurfing, kayaking

A 3 hour drive brings us to the little riverside town of Kampot where you will have a free afternoon to visit the salt and pepper farms, go cycling or trek in the Bokor National Park. There is an option to take a leisurely boat cruise on the Kampot River: a relaxing boat trip where you’ll just sit back, enjoy a cool beverage and absorb the spectacular views of Bokor National Park and Elephant Mountain as the sun sets over the river. Tonight we recommend sampling the exceptional seafood at one of the many restaurants on the riverfront – try the fried shrimp with green pepper corns, it’s delish! 

Guesthouse with dorm beds or private rooms

Sunset River Cruise, tour of the pepper & salt farms.

A short drive this morning brings us to the old French resort town of Kep where we board a traditional Khmer wooden fishing boat and travel for 30 minutes to our sanctuary, Koh Tunsay Island. Once on shore you can explore the mountainous terrain, relax on the beach, swim in the warm sea waters and just watch the sun go down.

Shared bungalows on the beach

Tearing ourselves away from the beach we take the boat back to the mainland. From here we head for the bustling Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, stopping for lunch before we take an afternoon tour of the infamous Khmer Rouge S21 Prison and Killing Fields. This evening you are free to explore the city with a visit to the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, Wat Phnom, and the Russian Market. See a living art performance at the National Museum, or learn a Cambodian craft, dance or kick boxing at the Backstreet Academy.

Guesthouse near the main tourist area

Learn a Cambodian art at Backstreet Academy, half day cycling trip, river boat cruise, city tour, Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda tour, Russian Market, National Museum.

S21 Prison and Killing Fields entrance and tour

This morning we leave bustling Phnom Penh, and make an express return to Siem Reap with your Tour Leader on a public bus. Why not take this opportunity to visit some of the minor sites or visit nearby villages in and around Siem Reap, relax and grab a massage in a local spa, do some shopping or just spend time chilling at your guesthouse.

Hostel with dorm beds USD $6-8

It’s time to say good-bye to Cambodia the trip from Siem Reap to Bangkok is an unguided public bus connection which your Tour Leader will organise for you. To return to Bangkok you will be driven to the border town of Poipet to process through Thai immigration before the last drive on to Bangkok. Expect to arrive at the bus station in the evening. We hope you had a blast on your Stray adventure! 

 

Khmer Travel Pass

was $685 $480
$0

Total

$480

Timetable

Starts: Bangkok

Days: Tuesday or Saturday 

Time: Visit the Stray Bangkok Travel Shop before 4pm to get your tickets to Siem Reap

Arrival in Bangkok

  MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
Bangkok - Stray Shop (Pick up tickets) 16:00 16:00

Bangkok to Siem Reap (Express Day)

  MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
Bangkok - Stray Shop (Depart) 09:00 09:00
Poipet Border (Depart) 12:00 12:00
Siem Reap - Northern Bus Station (Arrive) 17:00 17:00
Living Quarters Hostel (Welcome Night) 19:30 19:30

Siem Reap - Free Day

  MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
Siem Reap (Free Day) Free Day Free Day

Siem Reap to Battambang (Homestay)

  MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
Siem Reap - The Living Quarters (Hostel 543) (Depart) 09:00 09:00
Battambang - Homestay (Arrive) 15:30 15:30

Battambang to Sihanoukville

  MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
Battambang - Homestay (Depart) 07:00 07:00
Sihanoukville (Arrive) 17:00 17:00

Sihanoukville - Free Day

  MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
Sihanoukville (Free Day) Free Day Free Day

Sihanoukville to Kampot

  MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
Sihanoukville - Sakal Guesthouse (Depart) 09:00 09:00
Kampot (Arrive) 12:00 12:00

Kampot to Koh Tunsay

  MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
Kampot - Ny Ny Hotel (Depart) 09:00 09:00
Koh Tunsay (Arrive) 11:00 11:00

Koh Tunsay to Phnom Penh

  MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
Koh Tunsay - Boat Pier (Depart) 08:00 08:00
Phnom Penh (Arrive) 12:00 12:00

Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

  MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
Phnom Penh (Depart) 08:00 08:00
Siem Reap (Arrive) 15:00 15:00

Siem Reap to Bangkok (Express Day)

  MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
Siem Reap (Depart) 08:00 08:00
Bangkok (Arrive) 18:00 18:00

Khmer Travel Pass

was $685 $480
$0

Total

$480

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A Flexi Tour is a unique combination of a guided hop-on, hop-off Stray pass with accommodation and activities, hand-picked by our Stray experts, included in the price.

This allows you to make the most of your time in Southeast Asia. You can still hop off anywhere, spend longer at your favourite places and opt for extra activities along the way.

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