It is easiest to book your tour online. You can choose the tour, date, pick-up location, and payment option. After submitting the form, you will receive a generic response saying we have received your booking. Later, you will receive a personalized email with your exact pick-up time. Please respond to this email to confirm your participation. You can also book tours by phone or email if that is preferred.
We accept payment in US Dollars or Khmer Riel. You can pay your guide after the tour. You are also welcome to pay online before the trip. We accept all major credit cards including Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.
We suggest bringing sunscreen if you have sensitive skin as we spend some time in the sun. It is also a good idea to wear shoes or sandals with traction as there is some walking involved. Please bring a change of clothes if you are planning to swim. There are changing room at the waterfall.
No. We include the national park tickets. You do not need to buy one beforehand.
During our trip we visit a Buddhist pagoda. Out of cultural respect, we ask you to avoid wearing tank tops. Shorts should be close to your knees as well. If you do not meet these requirements, we will ask you to change or can buy kormas on the mountain. Please bring a change of clothes if you are planning to swim. There are changing rooms and towels for rent at the waterfall.
We travel to Phnom Kulen in air-conditioned vehicles. Private tours will take an eight-seat minivan. The group tour goes in a larger, fifteen seat van. Please note for the group tour we only allow up to eight people which leaves plenty of space to spread out.
Yes, we include pick-up and drop-off at your hotel. When booking a tour, please let us know where you are staying so we can send you an exact pick-up time.
Phnom Kulen is about 58 kilometers from Siem Reap. It takes about one hour to arrive at the base of the park. It then takes another thirty minutes to reach the top.
Time permitting we will have a snack at your tour guides home. It is typically fresh fruit. We also have lunch at the waterfall. They have many options such as grilled meat as well as vegetarian fried rice, noodles, etc. Please note the food can be somewhat expensive (5 USD per plate) and is not included in the tour price.
No. The group tour itinerary is not very strenuous. There is a staircase up to the pagoda, but if it is too difficult, you can wait at the base. Swimming and hiking are also optional. You are welcome to relax instead if you prefer. Private tours to Kbal Spean do have a mandatory hiking portion so you should be in reasonable shape.
Tipping is always optional but appreciated.
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