Don’t let Cambodia’s small size fool you, this country has a lot to offer. It’s charming, exotic and rich in history and culture. Unlike younger children, teens are more able to appreciate and enjoy the intricacies of this fascinating nation.
Siem Reap is a chic and intimate city that’s a perfect jumping-off point for a family vacation to Cambodia. With your expert guide, explore the up-and-coming galleries and restaurants that pepper the streets. Your family can learn about photography, textiles and traditional handicrafts like silver, wood and sandstone products. Or take in the local culinary scene on a lively and exciting Vespa ride through the city. Go from one part of the city to the other, while avoiding main tourist areas. See the local canteens and grills, learn about the colorful fruits and unusual foods of Cambodia. This is a great experience for curious, adventurous teens, ready to delve deeper into the Cambodian way of life.
Siem Reap is also the entry point to Angkor Archeological Park, a must-see for any family. This area is perfect for teens, explore the crumbling jungle temples by bike, kayak on Tonle Sap Lake, visit local villages, quadbike or zip-line through the forest.
Beyond the temples of Angkor lies a rural landscape that offers an authentic village experience. From local villages to monk blessings and from ox-cart rides to fine dining in a paddy field, this is a truly exquisite experience that’s perfect for families and ideal for those who want to see more of Cambodia than just temples.
No trip to Cambodia is complete without stops at the interesting museums that dig into the country’s recent and tragic past. We recommend the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields Memorial at Choeung Ek. This will surely be a captivating and enlightening experience for teens.
Cambodia is an excellent, exciting and educational destination for teenagers. We can help customize any Cambodian vacation to suit your family’s interests and schedules, ensuring a remarkable and memorable trip for everyone.