Private tour options- Khmer Architecture Tours

1: Central Phnom Penh by cyclo

This is a brief historical introduction to the city that explores colonial buildings, modern post-independence architecture and some of the religious architecture.

Traveling by cyclo (a Cambodian pedal-powered rickshaw), you will enter some buildings and as well as exploring on foot.

2: New Khmer Architecture of the 1960s

Explore Phnom Penh’s landmarks designed by Vann Molyvann, Cambodia’s most famous architect. After independence in 1953, a far-reaching cultural and social vision for Cambodia was reflected in the new architecture uniquely focused on integrating an international style with local tradition, materials and climate. Signature features include a visit to the Royal University of Phnom Penh (Institute of Foreign Languages), Vann Molyvann’s 100 Houses Social Housing project, and the National Sports Complex (Olympic Stadium).

The tour can be by tuk-tuk (a motorbike-powered rickshaw), car or mini-bus. Tours start at 8.30am or 2.30pm. It is usually recommended to take this tour in the afternoon so you have the opportunity to visit the Stadium in its full activity late in the day.

3: Four Religions of Phnom Penh

This tour focuses on the four religions that have shaped and influenced the inhabitants of Phnom Penh through history: Buddhism, Taoism, Islam and Catholicism. The differences and similarities of each religion are examined along with how they arrived in Cambodia, evolved in the context of Phnom Penh and the ways each religious group assimilated yet kept its identity of culture and religion.

The tour normally visits four sites, each with its own historical background and architectural characteristics: a Buddhist Wat, a Chinese Temple, a Cham Mosque and a Carmelite Chapel. The full tour normally takes around 3 hrs.

Pick up and drop off:

Pick-up is made directly from your hotel or your preferred meeting point, provided it is in the central Phnom Penh area. The tour ends at the pick-up point unless otherwise stated. Tours last for 3 hours; all rates are the total cost, not per person. The range of costs depends on the type of transport chosen and the actual number of guests.

Custom tours:

If you are interested in a special ‘custom’ tour of selected sites or a ‘combination’ of both cyclo and 1960s tours this is also possible. The tour is by tuk-tuk or minivan for larger groups. Tours usually take one hour per site including travel time, three sites are recommended within a 3 hour period.

Tour prices:

1 guest, $55-60 : $45 for tour + $10 for 2 cyclos or $15 for a tuk-tuk. 
2 guests, $60 : $45 for tour + $15 for either 3 cyclos or for a tuk-tuk.
3 guests, $60-65 : $45 for tour + $20 for 4 cyclos or $15 for a tuk-tuk
4 to 6 guests, $75-85 : $50 for tour + $25-35 for 5-7 cyclos or $30 for 2 tuk-tuks.
7 to 9 guests, $110-120 : $70 for tour + $40-50 for 9-10 cyclos or $45 for 3 tuk-tuks.
10 to 12 guests, $155-165 : $100 for tour + $55-65 for 11-13 cyclos or $60 for 4 tuk-tuks.

A cyclo carries one adult. Tuk-tuks accommodate up to three guests plus the tour guide. Car or mini-bus transport can be arranged at $25-50 for 1/2 day. For good communication a maximum 12 people are allocated to each guide. The cancellation policy is notification 12 hours before the tour, otherwise the full tour fee will be payable.

Booking:

Email contact@ka-tours.org with your request and include 
1 Which tour you would like to book;
2 Preferred date and time;
3 Full name and total number of guests;
4 Preferred meeting point (name of hotel/guesthouse or address of private residence).