Backyard Travel, the online boutique tour operator specializing in unique, insider tours throughout Asia, today announced two new, fully customizable Cambodia tours, both of which take advantage of local expertise to skip the crowds and reveal the sites and experiences dear to the heart of locals.
Into the Heart of Cambodia
Into the Heart of Cambodia offers travelers an exploration of the Angkorian ruins during low-tourist hours and a chance to learn Cambodian history through the interpretive performances of Phare Circus. Leaving the crowds behind, travelers will float on Tonlé Sap Lake, see the Hindu ruins of Preah Vihear and journey to remote Banteay Chhmar, a stunning Angkorian complex where the only accommodations are immersive homestays. A historical walking tour and nighttime street food crawl in Battambang give tourists a taste of life in Cambodia’s second-largest city.
With the allure of Angkor Wat, the rest of Cambodia can often be overlooked”, says General Manager of Backyard Travel, Maeve Nolan. “But these tours get travelers off the beaten path and among the local people, revealing sides of Cambodia that many travelers wouldn’t find on their own.
Cambodia Coastal Explorer
Cambodia’s gulf coast offers laid-back vibes, historical curiosities and some world-class culinary traditions. Cambodia Coastal Explorer is an inquisitive beach holiday that highlights the colonial charm and quirky historical sites along glorious coastlines, giving travelers a chance to dine on Kep crab, tour the famed pepper plantations of Kampot and wander through abandoned seaside villas. At Cambodia’s premier beach destination, Sihanoukville, travelers can opt to trek through Ream National Park, go island-hopping or simply relax on the beach.