Cambodia Travel Guide
Accommodations in Cambodia will meet standards for all budgets. There are many new construction sites in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh city and accommodations are either guesthouses or hotels. New 4 and 5 star properties are also being built in all the major town centers such as Siem Reap, Phnom Penh and Sihanouk Ville. There are also budget accommodations with 1 to 3 stars in other provincial towns. Guesthouses cost from $5 to $20USD and hotel rates are anywhere from $10 USD to more than $2000 USD per night.
Guide service is required to help visitors explore the ancient temples of Angkor and the country. Tour guide are formed by the Ministry of Tourism, which provides a short course of 3 months, lectured by specialist of professors of Cambodia. Certificates are issued after the final written and oral tests. Official license tour guides are recognized by uniform and code number from the Ministry of Tourism. Rates are changed depends on their qualification and languages. English speaking tour guide can be hired at 30 to 50 USD per day. Thai, Japanese, Chinese and French speaking tour guides start from 50 to 70 USD per day. While Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Korean speaking tour guide are offered at the rate of 60 to 80 USD. Tour Guides can be hired through Chhim Vivath, experienced tour guides (855)12 630 634 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and at many office agencies, hotels or you can see them at Khmer Angkor Tour Guide Association.
Transport for Touring
Car, mini bus and Limousine Bus can be hired from tour operators in major town. Rate start from 30 to 120 USD per day for Angkor archeological site
Recently roads in Cambodia are completely restored; you will probably travel into and within Cambodia easily. The best way and cheap now is Public Limousine Bus services. There are several Limousine Bus Companies which are best for choosing your traveling within Cambodia. Mekong Express Limousine Bus is the first choice with their qualified service and Japanese made Bus for their quality. Within Cambodia and to Vietnam, tickets are sold at town center of Phnom Penh Siem Reap Preah Sihanouk and Ho Chi Minh City. Other bus companies are competing for their good service as well such as Giant Ibis Transport, Paramount, Kampuchea Angkor Express, Ponleu Angkor Khmer Transport Company, Apsara Khmer, Neak Krorhorm, Capitol, Mailin... You will can book or buy bus tickets from any agencies in town center.