Located in Southeast Asia, Cambodia attracts many visitors every year to discover its natural wonders as well as its culture, history, and world-famous temples. Its plains, mountains, and coastline offer breathtaking views and opportunities to do many activities. With about 2 million visitors every year, Angkor also offers one of the most impressive temple complexes in the world. While Angkor Wat is undoubtedly the most famous temple, as it is thought to be the largest single religious monument in the world, Angkor boasts over a thousand others! Our partners have selected some activities and created accessible itineraries for you to discover what Cambodia has to offer.
Cambodia is not exactly the first destination that comes to mind when thinking about accessible travel. Broken pavement, uneven ground, steep stairs, etc. make it a challenging country to visit. However, it must be noted that Cambodian people are usually very kind and helpful toward all foreigners. It is easy to find assistance when needed. Our partner professional tour operators also have the local knowledge to help make an accessible trip to Cambodia possible. With the right information and the right assistance, a trip to Cambodia is not just possible, but fun and memorable!
No vaccinations are officially required to enter Cambodia. However, travelers are highly encouraged to get vaccinated against tetanus, rabies, typhoid, hepatitis A and hepatitis B. Absolutely no malaria prevention is needed when traveling to Siem Reap. Visitors should bring their essential medications as they might not be available to purchase in Cambodia. Public health facilities are not very well equipped and many treatments and procedures are not available. Getting good traveler’s insurance is recommended. The area has been classified as having a risk of Zika virus transmission, and there have been cases of Dengue fever. Travelers should protect themselves from mosquito bites by using insect repellent against mosquitoes. Travelers should remember to drink plenty of bottled water, not to drink tap water, and avoid long periods of sun exposure.
After a tumultuous history, since 1998 Cambodia has gradually returned to stability and become a more popular tourist destination in Southeast Asia. Even though most visits to Cambodia are free of trouble, travelers should remain vigilant at all times. Pickpockets and bag snatching cases are frequent, especially in touristy areas. In general, travelers are recommended to use their hotel safe for valuables, not carry a lot of items with them, and if going out with a bag, make sure sure the strap is over their shoulder and away from the road.
Cambodia has a tropical climate with year-round hot temperatures. The yearly average temperature is 28 degrees. The country has 2 distinct seasons: the rainy season from April to October, and the dry season from November to March.
Electricity in Cambodia is 230V/50Hz. Most sockets can accommodate plugs with 2 flat pins.
The official language of Cambodia is Khmer (high level of English in Siem Reap). English is widely spoken and understood in the hospitality industry, while French and Mandarin are also popular amongst the locals.
Travelers entering Cambodia must hold a valid passport with a minimum validity of 6 months. Depending on the passport they hold, they will also require a visa or e-visa. Tourist visas can be obtained upon arrival at Phnom Penh or Siem Reap international airports, with a passport photograph. Please check the list of countries to verify the entry requirements prior to traveling.