Cambodia has a wide range of dining options for every budget and very cheap drinks plus there are plenty of gyms, spas and massage places everywhere as well as pristine beaches. So besides the usual things you would come and visit Cambodia for, we’re offering some other suggestions for things to do while visiting this beautiful and peaceful country. Please have a look at the following options and contact the operators directly for more information.
Enjoy your stay in The Kingdom of Cambodia.
The islands off the coast of Cambodia present some amazing diving with an incredible diversity of hard and soft corals, a large collection of reef fishes, larger pelagics and an enormous variety of macro-life. Most of the off-shore islands are uninhabited and between dives you can relax on the white sandy beaches or snorkel off the shore. All of our dive sites are at least 1-2 hours from the mainland in order to provide the best quality visibility available. We choose the dive sites for suitability depending on the experience of the divers, weather and prevailing wind. Most of the dive sites are fringe reef dives, best explored from a boat. Often there are mild currents on the dives, which is great as you get to see a lot of the site with minimum effort and of course we make sure either our speedboat or the dive boat picks you up, so there’s no hard work having to swim back.
Scuba Nation only dives at the best sites, even if they take longer to get to, and cost us more in fuel, we want to insure a memorable diving experience.
Scuba Nation PADI 5 Star Dive Centre
Phone: Phnom Penh: +855 (0)12 715785
Sihanoukville: +855 (0)12 604680
Fax: +855 (0)23 211850
You want to talk about the one that flew away and share your story with others? Enjoy the quiet life on a boat with plenty of drinks and the whole day ahead of you. Never done it? Then you should give it a try!
Prey Nup Mangrove forest/birdwatching
Tel: 012 812087 / 012 875773
If you are in Battambang or Siem Reap, you should make time to attend a performance from the Phare Ponleu Selpak Circus and Perfoming Arts school. This NGO encourages and teaches many forms of arts to children but now the most famous of its branches are the circus perfomances. There are no animals, this is acrobatic theatre and music. You have to see it to believe it. Kids and adults alike will be amazed.
Battambang and Siem Reap plus selected tours outside
Want a taste of the real cuisine of Cambodia? Discover the Khmer kitchen and impress your friends at home with some exotic menus as you learn the art of traditional Khmer cooking. Learn how to make Fish Amok, Banana flower salad, Pumpkin custard and much, much more. Contact one of the following cooking schools and let them take you on a culinary experience.
The Traditional Khmer Cookery School
Ekareach Street near downtown, Sihanoukville
Phone: +855 (0)92 738615 and +855 (0)11 389772
Cambodia Cooking Class
Frizz Restaurant Phnom Penh
Phone: +855 (0)12 524801
Always wanted to feel like a cowboy or cowgirl? Then horse riding is a must. Great activity you could do with your kids, or take more extensive treks and get away from the kids!
Liberty Ranch (1km from Otres Beach Raod to Otres Pagoda Sihanoukville)
Tel: 097 2570187
The Cambodian Equestrian Center
Northbridge at the Southeast gate
Phone: +855 (0)12 231755
The Happy Ranch
Phone: +855 (0)11 920002 and +855 (0)12 920002
Riding a mountain bike is a great way to discover the countryside in Cambodia. You can get a real feel for the Khmer culture and it’s a healthy way to experience the historical sights and people’s customs and the language. There are several bicycle tour operators who can show you the real world of daily Khmer life and take you off the beaten track into the heart of the country.
Phone:+855(0)92476682 / +855(0)12843401
Ph/Fax: +855(0)63 964557
Phone: +855 (0)77448255
Ph/Fax: +855(0)63 964391
Feel the need for speed? Are you an off the road guy and don’t mind getting dirty? Or do you prefer riding the road like an easy rider or a big Harley fan? Cambodia has it all, on and off road experiences, cruising or hard core – it’s up to you.
Dancing Roads Dirt Bike Tours Cambodia
Phone: +855 (0)12 753008
Harley Tours Cambodia
Phone: +855 (0)12 948529
Hidden Cambodia Adventure Tours
Street 60, Trang Village, Siem Reap
Phone: +855 (0)12 655201 and +855 (0)12 934412
Explore some of Cambodia off the beaten track. Countryside tours and adventures on 330cc quad bikes. Short, half day and full day tours are available.
Woody’s All Terrain Ventures
Group 26, Village 2, Sangat 4 Sihanoukville
Tel: +855 (0) 97-403-7784
You may want to purchase Rock Climbing in Cambodia©, the original guide book for the sport in Cambodia. The book features detailed site maps, directions to all the existing sites, considerations for travelers, and suggestions of things to see and do near the areas. The guidebook will get you to all the locations in Cambodia that have been developed over the years.
Sailing & Kayaking
You like to be on the water, racing waves and feeling the wind blowing all the cobwebs away? Why don’t you try sailing or kayaking? Make sure you use good sun protection as even on cloudy days you can burn.
Otres Nautica Phone: +855 (0) 92 230065
Useful references and websites:
Canby guides: www.canbypublications.com