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ASPIRE Tours !


 

 Angkor Wat Temples & Khmer Rouge History Tour !

 

See a wonder of the ancient world and learn more about Cambodia’s troubled past, all while helping to give back to local children in need.

 

On our Small tour, we pick you up from your hotel in the morning then bring you along the waterfront area before heading to see several of the majestic temples of ancient Angkor. Your guide will explain the history and culture surrounding these sites, as well as that of the Khmer Rouge, before returning you to your accommodation in time for lunch and a relaxing afternoon.

 
Small tour includes:
- Tour to see 7-10 temples
- English-speaking local guide 
- Hotel pick-up / drop-off 
- (__) years of experience
 
The temples of small tour a full day : Angkor Wat Temple, Angkor Thom Capital (Bayon), Baphoun, Terest older leper King, Vimean Akah, Choa Sey Teda, Thommanon, Takeo, Bantey Kdey and Taprohm.
 
 
 
Ticket
 English- Speaking local guide  Tuk-tuk  Car/ Day Van/ Day
 $US 20 a day $US 40  $US 20 $US 30 $US 40
 

On our Large tour, we pick you up from your hotel in the morning then bring you along the waterfront area before heading to see several of the majestic temples of ancient Angkor. After your guide explains the history and culture surrounding these sites, he will bring you to a local restaurant for an authentic Khmer meal, followed by a visit to the market.

 

Large tour includes: 
- Tour to see 10 -15 temples, riverfront, and local market 
- English-speaking local guide 
- Hotel pick-up / drop-off  
- Local Khmer lunch provided  
- Cold water provided
- (__) years of experience
 
The temples of large tour a full day : Angkor Wat Temple, Angkor Thom Capital (Bayon), Baphoun, Terest older leper King, Vimean Akah, Choa Sey Teda, Thommanon, Takeo, Bantey Kdey, Taprohm, Prah Kan, Neak Pean, Ta Som, Mebon and Bre Rob.
 
 
Ticket
 English- Speaking local guide  Tuk-tuk  Car/ Day Van/ Day
 $US 20 a day $US 45  $US 25 $US 40 $US 50

 

The temples & countryside tour :
- (Floating house village, crocodile farm)
- (Kulen mountain water fall & Bantey Srey temple)
- (Bantey Srey, Bantey Sam Re, Koh Ker and Kdal Spean water fall)
- Rulous Group (Lolie, Prah Kor, Bakong)
- (Beng Melea & floating forest)
- English-speaking local guide 
- Hotel pick-up / drop-off  
- Local Khmer lunch provided  
- Cold water provided
- (__) years of experience
 
Tickets
English- Speaking local guide  Temples & Countryside Tuk-Tuk/ Day
Car/ Day Van/ Day
$US 20 a day  $US 40/ day  Floating house village & crocodile farm  $US 15 $US 25  $US 30
 $US 40 two days  $US 80 two day Kulen mountain water fall & Bantey Srey temple  AN $US 50  $US 60
$US 40 three days   $US 120 three days Bantey Srey, Bantey Sam Re, Koh Ker & Kdal Spean water fall $US 20 $US 50  $US 60
 $US 60 a week  $US 80 a week Lolie, Prah Kor, Bakong $US 15  $US 25 $US 35
$US 140 a month $US 1,200 a month Beng Melea temple & floating forest  $US 30 $US 60  $US 70
 
 

* Additional trip available to ASPIRE school & orphanage to meet the children and learn more about the building project. Before visiting the school we can bring you to a local market to purchase small gifts for the children, such as notebooks and other school supplies. After your tour the children will perform a traditional Apsara dance for you to thank you for your visit !

 

Cambodia’s History

 

Cambodia is a country in Southeast Asia with incredible cultural wonders, scenic beauty, and welcoming, generous people. Sharing its borders with Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and the Gulf of Thailand, Cambodia is home to over 15 million people today. The ancient temple complexes of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap are the most famous and are considered to be one of the Wonders of the World, but Cambodia also holds many other fascinating treasures including many temples, lush rice fields, local industries and traditional arts and music.  

 

For all of its beauty, Cambodia also has a dark and troubled history. For almost a century Cambodia operated under French rule, finally gaining independence in 1953 only to face more decades of civil war, unrest, and corruption. During neighboring Vietnam’s war with the US, Cambodia was heavily bombed, leading to the rise of the darkest days in its history. Under the communist Khmer Rouge regime led by Pol Pot, the country plunged into chaos as millions were displaced from their homes, the currency became worthless, and basic freedoms were banned. An estimated 2 million Cambodians, over a quarter of the population, were tortured and executed before the Khmer Rouge were overthrown in 1979.

 

The effects of this brutal regime and the conflicts that followed are still felt in Cambodia today. The government, education system, and healthcare system still have not recovered and poverty levels remain among the highest in Asia. Landmines left throughout the country after the wars have led to disproportionately high numbers of disabled people.

 

Why choose ASPIRE Tours?

 

 

ASPIRE Tours offers : By choosing our tour you are not only guaranteed a knowledgeable and professional English-speaking guide, you are also contributing to the wellbeing of the children at the ASPIRE School & Children’s Home as a portion of every tour’s cost is allocated to supporting the children who live at orphanage. The ASPIRE is providing 24-hour care and support for 30 children. The children who have received the scholarship at ASPIRE come from backgrounds of extreme poverty and deprivation. They range in age from 4 to 16 years. Many have never been to school and are desperate for safe living in the community. We provide three meals a day and ensure all the children attend government school. In addition, we run our own classes in Khmer reading and writing as well as English language lessons and computer. We also believe in preserving the Khmer culture so we teach the children traditional Khmer dances and to play Khmer musical instruments. Our staff is trained in good childcare practice and management skills. We aim to equip them both socially and academically to take up a constructive place in Khmer society when they are adults. Please Booking Now !

The wonderful Angkor Wat Temple of Cambodia.

Angkor Thom Capital (Bayon Temple).

The floating house village of poor people in Tonle Sap Lake


The floating forest in Kampong Pluk !