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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!


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STRADEMARK PLACES 

Our mission is to get you off the beaten track amongst authentic local culture and our experienced crew has chosen some incredible destinations so you can see more and do more! 'Strademark' Places are the places you're less likely to find in the guide book but the ones you'll be talking about long after the adventure has ended. 

  • Immerse yourself in real Cambodian village life when we stay in a rural village 20mins from Battambang

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!
  • Tour Leader - An English-speaking, local Cambodian Guide will introduce your to Cambodia's history, culture and food, provide commentary, support and local insider tips and 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:

  • S21 Prison entrance fee in Phnom Penh
  • Phnom Penh Killing Fields

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.

 


HOW DO YOU HOP ON AND OFF THE BUS?

Hop off‘Hop off’ the bus anywhere along the route, even places in between the designated stops. Either plan to hop off in advance or do it spur of the moment – it’s up to you!

To hop back on, simply book your next travel date and pickup location through Stray Mate, your online Trip Manager (you'll receive your log in once you've booked). 

The buses run twice a week so the minimum amount of time you can hop off for is 3 days, but your pass is valid for up to 12 months from your first day of travel, meaning you can hop on and off as often as you like, for as long as you like, up to a year!


SHORT ON TIME?

You are not required to hop off the bus at all, you can use your pass like a tour and complete the itinerary in its ‘minimum days’. Either way you'll have a great time!


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$695

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HOW IT WORKS

Accommodation

Where you sleep NZAccommodation is not included with your travel pass, giving you the flexibility to stay where you like. Stray will reserve a bed for you at our preferred accommodation in each destination. If you would like to stay at the Stray preferred accommodation, just let your driver know, and pay on arrival. The option of a shared or private room is usually available.  Stray's preferred accommodation is a mix of family-run guesthouses, hostels, homestays and hotels.  If you choose to hop-off and stay a few nights, it is your responsibility to book the extra nights.

 

Activities

Activities ASIAAlong the way we stop to see and do cool things which are included with your trip but you might also want to do some extra activities too! With a Travel Pass you pay-as-you-go for these activities. Your Tour Leader will be able to recommend activities at each destination and you can book these through your Tour Leader and pay directly to the operator. 

 

Want accommodation and activities included instead? Choose a Khmer Flexi Tour

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.

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 our first stop at a lake just outside town. It’s the perfect spot for a yummy local BBQ or picnic in the shade of a bamboo hut on the tree lined shore. There’s time to go for a refreshing swim or kayaking on the lake, or hang out in a hammock on shore and soak up the views of the nearby rice paddies and native bush. 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 rural community life, sit in on a lesson at the local school and maybe join in a friendly game or help the school kids with their English. You can wander through the village and nearby rice paddies and finish the day by enjoying a delicious 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

Lake visit with local lunch included

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.

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, 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 one of the beachfront restaurants.

Jet skis, massage, sailing, snorkelling, scuba diving, party boat, windsurfing, kayaking, cooking class.

With two full free days in Sihanoukville, you have plenty of time to hop on an island boat tour to check out beautiful Koh Rong and the other nearby islands just off shore. With crystal clear turquoise water and empty stretches of white sand beaches, the Cambodian islands feel like castaway paradise, the perfect spot to snorkel in the waves and watch the rainbow of colours cast by another stunning sunset.

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

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! 

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

From Kampot we head inland 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. While it is a very sobering experience to learn more about Cambodia’s harsh recent history, it is one of the most recommended things to do in Phnom Penh. This evening you are free to walk around and discover the many sights of this energetic city or get out and mingle with the locals while watching the sun set over the Mekong River.

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.

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

$695

Timetable

Starts: Bangkok

Days: Wednesday or Sunday

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

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

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 - Day 1

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

Sihanoukville – Day 2

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

Sihanoukville to Kampot

  MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
Sihanoukville - The Big Easy (Depart) 09:00 09:00
Kampot (Arrive) 12:00 12:00

Kampot to Phnom Penh

  MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
Kampot - Monkey Republic (Depart) 08:00 08:00
Phnom Penh (Arrive) 12:00pm 12:00pm

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

$695

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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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