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At JTA Tours, we create your kind of journey – your dates, your destinations, at your pace. Not just any journey, but the unique trip with exceptional experience you’re looking for. Here are reasons, why you like us?

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS why us

“This agency was recommended by my friend - Mr Jito and they really provide good service. Mr Thang helped us all the way from the moment we touch down the airport until the last day we go home, he never disappoint us and we really enjoy very much. all the itinerary they planed for us never go wrong. this...”

 Ms. Nur
Ms. Nur
29 Sep 2018

“Many thanks Jito for your kind support! My and husband's dream to visit Ha Long Bay was finally fulfilled. Tham from JTA Tours provided a good deal and clear itinerary during for visit Ha Long Bay. It was a last minute deal since we were already arrived in Hanoi and seems most good cruise was no longer...”

 Mr. Budi
Mr. Budi
10 Sep 2018

“Hi Suharjito, we are now fine in Indinesia. Thanks so much for amazing trip to the north of Vietnam including Hanoi, Halong& Ninh Binh also. Excellent experience and very high-level service. JTA Tours took amazing care of us from the moment we landed. Were very open for changes and for every...”

 Mr Gin Gunawan
Mr Gin Gunawan
21 Aug 2018

“Dear Thang, we have now returned back to Australia and the chores of work! – We have very pleasant memories of the sights, sounds, food and people of Vietnam….. We shall treasure for a lifetime I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of our group to say we had a wonderful time – the...”

 David Jonathan
David Jonathan
07 Aug 2018

“Hi Thang, I do apologize that it has take me so long to email you and thank you for yet another super lot of organization on your part which helped to make our time in Vietnam so enjoyable. We really do appreciate so much your professional and reliable services which make our job in taking our small...”

 Annie Garrett
Annie Garrett
07 Aug 2018

““Our trip to Vietnam and Cambodia was superbly organised by JTA Tours. We were met promptly and efficiently by very friendly and helpful guides at each stage of our holiday. Our hotel in Seam Reap, Hoian & Hanoi was lovely. The trips were well organised and in formative. The floating villages were...”

 Ingham Sally - Ann
Ingham Sally - Ann
07 Aug 2018

““We wanted to write to you personally to let you know how much we enjoyed our holiday in Myanmar and to thank you for organizing this memorable trip. We had such an amazing time discovering your diverse and beautiful country, it's people and of course the strange food. We found your tour was so well...”

 Mr. Edward Francis John Doyle
Mr. Edward Francis John Doyle
07 Aug 2018

“Hi Mr. Thang, “BEST SELLING VIETNAM FAMILY TOUR - 17 DAYS" with JTA Tours, just a quick note to say thank you for an amazing experience! Our participants commented on how wonderfully it was organized and we received lots of positive feedback (along with a few suggestions but it was overwhelmingly positive)....”

 Kristel & Depuyt Paul
Kristel & Depuyt Paul
07 Aug 2018

“I search into Goggle for Vietnam & Cambodia tours, I contacted approximately 5 different companies, it was my contact with Ms Na Na that made me select your agency. She was superb in every way and a pleasure to work with, she had excellent suggestion for myself and three Granddaughters. She is truly...”

 Mrs. Mary Madison
Mrs. Mary Madison
19 Jul 2018

“Hi, thank you for your note. I would also like to make special mention of two of your staff – Mr Thang who prepared the tour for us and the second tour guide that we had, who I only knew as Phuong (he was our guide in both Dalat and Nha Trang). The service we received from both of these people was...”

 Karen Denman
Karen Denman
19 Jul 2018

“Hi Mr. Thang, We are doing fine. We want to let you know that our guide Mr Nam was excellent. He saw to all of our needs and had us back to our hotel on time for our dinner with or tour group. I would highly recommend Mr Nam to anyone that needed a private guide while visiting Vietnam. And, thank...”

 Mr. Rodgers Thomas
Mr. Rodgers Thomas
19 Jul 2018
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Cambodia TRAVEL GUIDE

Have you come up with the idea of traveling to Cambodia , but don’t know how to plan it? The following travel guide may help your idea to go a bit further.

WHY VISIT CAMBODIA

When thinking about Cambodia, what comes to mind? Most people would think of ancient temple ruins embraced by tree branches, or a giant stone-carved Buddha face with a mysterious smile.

Such images are symbolic scenes from the Angkor temples in Siem Reap; but the country has much more to offer than simply the temples. The following suggestions may give you some inspiration and help you develop your hit-list of things to do in Cambodia.
In Cambodia, travelers can enjoy wonders not to be seen elsewhere, hop on a quad bike for a view of memorable sunset, or take a boat ride on Tonle Sap outside Siem Reap.

Moreover, it seems the feeling of optimism prevades the whole country. Wherever you go and you see big smile on the face of local people. Just ENJOY!

WHEN TO GO

The best time to visit  Cambodia, temperatures do not vary too much; it is hot all year round. The yearly mean temperature is around 28°C.

Dry and cool season

The best time to visit Siem Reap is the dry season from early December to late March, when it is relatively cool (with a seasonal mean temperature of 20°C – 30°C) and there is less rain than average.

This dry season is also the high season for tourism in Siem Reap, which means travelers need to have a higher budget and to be prepared for crowds everywhere. It is not uncommon for some hotels to be twice as expensive during high season than low season.

Hot season

The hot season falls in April and May with daily mean temperatures of approximately 40°C. Cambodian New Year usually falls in mid-April. Crowds seem to disperse suddenly at the end of April.

If you don’t mind the high temperatures, this period could be another good time to visit, with fewer crowds and cheaper accommodation. Remember to dress lightly and wear enough sunscreen under the tropical sun! The chance, however, of seeing floating villages during this time is slim, because of the low water levels in Tonle Sap Lake.

Rainy season

The rainy season in Siem Reap runs from June to November, governed by the southern monsoons simultaneously affecting the bordering countries of Thailand and Vietnam. It is not too hot, thanks to the rain. Occasional showers predominate from June to August, but heavier rains follow in September and October, sometimes leading to floods.

CAMBODIA WEATHER

Lying in the monsoon zone, Cambodia is warm/hot with two distinct seasons like other Southeast Asian countries. When is the best time to visit Cambodia? When is the peak season for Siem Reap? What to wear and what to beware of? You will get the answers from the following information…

Weather in Siem Reap & Phnom Penh

In general, Cambodia is hot for the whole year with an average temperature of 31 °C (88 °F). After October, the end of the rainy season, rainfall decreases dramatically, and the peak travel season for Cambodia starts. From November to February, visitors can enjoy the coolest breeze and the lowest rainfall of the year.

Angkor Wat should be on your itinerary when traveling to Cambodia. If you go to Siem Reap in January or February, you should have the most pleasant weather of the year.

If you want to explore Angkor Wat from a different perspective, and to reduce your expenses, going there in the rainy season is another option. After being washed by the rain, the moist trees and stones have a more primitive color and texture.

The rainy season in Siem Reap starts from May and ends in October, and about 88% of the rainfall for the whole year is concentrated in these months. During the dry season from November to April, the rainfall decreases greatly and the humidity is much lower.

The wet season arrives earlier than it does in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, starting in April and ending in November. Rainfall reaches its peak in August, influenced by the southwest monsoon and tropical cyclones.

What to Wear

Since the temperature in Cambodia is always high, you can wear summer clothes all year round. But to show respect, miniskirts, shorts, vests, and slippers are not allowed when you visit Angkor Wat.

When you go to Cambodia in the rainy season, besides summer clothes, a pair of waterproof sandals and other waterproof gear should be on your list.

TOP EXPERIENCE IN CAMBODIA

When thinking about Cambodia, what comes to mind? Most people would think of ancient temple ruins embraced by tree branches, or a giant stone-carved Buddha face with a mysterious smile.

Such images are symbolic scenes from the Angkor temples in Siem Reap; but the country has much more to offer than simply the temples. The following suggestions may give you some inspiration and help you develop your hit-list of things to do in Cambodia.

Siem Reap

Why visit: Siem Reap is a top-rated destination, for seeing the magnificent Angkor temples and experiencing the chic and authentic Cambodia.

What to Experience

The temple complex at Angkor is enormous, and constitutes one of the most impressive religious sites on earth. The vast temples can broadly be categorized into three groups: inner circle, mid-circle and outlying temples. Inner circle temples include Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon, Ta Prohm, Phnom Bakheng, Thommanon and Ta Keo. Mid-circle temples include Sras Srang, Prasat Kravan, Banteay Kdei, Preah Khan and Ta Som. Outlying temples include Banteay Srei, Kbal Spean, Beng Mealea and Roluos. Each temple has its own special characteristics.

It may take three days to see most of the important sites. Spend the first two days visiting the classic sites of the inner and mid-circles, along with some enjoyable alternative exercise such as cycling or driving a quad bike. Leave the final day for admiring other further-flung sites such as Banteay Srei or Kbal Spean. If you only have one day, better explore two or three of the mighty temples in the inner circle. Just don’t try to pack in too much at one time. Check the following guide which may help you develop your plans for visiting Angkor Wat.

Other possible outings include taking a boat ride on Tonle Sap Lake to see the floating villages, setting off on a street-food adventure to feast on the enticing Cambodian cuisine, or boarding a tuk tuk to begin your culinary tour at a cookery class in a rural village.

Phnom Penh

Why visit: Phnom Penh once shone as the “Pearl of Asia”, before being hit by war and revolution. Over recent decades it has slowly been modernizing. It’s considered one of the friendliest capitals in Asia, with much infrastructure catering for tourists. Spend a day learning about the past and present of Phnom Penh, by delving into its dark history and experiencing its modern everyday life.

How to get there: by air, 50 minutes from Ho Chi Minh City; 45 minutes from Siem Reap; by speed boat, 5 hours from Chau Doc.

What to Experience

Visit the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda to sense the spirit of traditional Cambodian culture. Standing majestically in the city centre off the riverfront area, the Royal Palace is the official residence of King Sihamon. Visitors are only allowed to visit the throne hall and a clutch of buildings surrounding it.

Adjacent to the palace, the Silver Pagoda complex is also impressive. Its floor is covered with five tons of gleaming silver. Its highlights are a gorgeous Emerald Buddha perched on a gilded pedestal and a life-sized solid-gold Buddha adorned with 2,086 diamonds.

Visit the Killing Fields of Choeung EK and the S21 Museum to learn about the dark history made by the Khmer Rouge and how the country is rising from the ashes. The Killing Fields is a memorial where more than 17,000 civilians were once killed and buried, between 1975 and 1979. This place now is acting as a chilling reminder of the brutalities of the genocidal Khmer Rouge.

The Security Prison 21, also known as S21 or Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, was once a detention and torture center, home to the crimes of the Khmer Rouge. You will be impressed by how a country with this dark history has evolved into the Cambodia of today. You’ll learn something of current politics during a guided tour. The guides are well-trained and have courage to face the past and explain history honestly.

Be amazed by the largest collection of Khmer works at the National Museum of Cambodia. As the leading historical and archaeological museum in Cambodia, the National Museum is housed in a traditional terracotta structure with a graceful courtyard, and is devoted to preserving Cambodia’s cultural heritage.

Battambang

Why visit: Battambang is a riverside town in northwestern Cambodia with ancient temples, well-preserved French-period architecture and classic bamboo trains. A perfect blend of modernity, small-town tranquility and charming colonial styles makes it a popular destination for tourists.

How to get there: by car, 5 hours from Phnom Penh; 3 hours from Siem Reap; by boat, 5 hours in the wet season and more than 9 hours in the dry season from Siem Reap.

What to Experience

Much of Battambang’s small-town charm lies in its fine colonial architecture, created in the early 20th century. Most of the buildings can be found along the waterfront, especially south of Psar Nat. The two-storey Governor’s Residence is the most impressive. Its interior is closed, but visitors can stroll around the grounds. Some travel agencies offer walking tours and bicycle tours to explore the historic town center.

A bamboo train journey is a classic experience. The train consists of bamboo slats with a wooden frame and a gasoline engine. It can bear the weight of 10 people and travel at about 15km/h. The journey from O Dambong to O Sra Lav is a unique experience, along warped rails and vertiginous bridges.

An amazing circus show, with the philosophy that art is a tool for human development and social change, is also worth a visit. It’s operated by Phare Ponleu Selpak, a non-profit Cambodian association working on 3 interwoven fronts to meet the needs of underprivileged young people: arts schools, social support and educational programs. Their brand of “new circus" incorporates artistic prowess and social awareness, and every year the troupe tours both in Cambodia and abroad. There are at least two shows a week, normally at 6.15 pm on Mondays and Thursdays, and sometimes on Saturdays.

Sihanoukville

Why visit: Sihanoukville is named in honor of the then ruling prince of Cambodia. It is well-known for its white-sandy beaches and has a reputation for backpacker hedonism. It’s more appropriate for the leisure time of young backpackers and locals, than a luxury tour.

What to Experience

Ochheuteal Beach is the most developed tourist beach. It has many hotels, guest houses and beach huts providing good service and amenities on this long and narrow beach. It’s easy to rent beach chairs and grass umbrellas, under which to enjoy sunbathing. A wide selection of meals and drinks is also available. The growing nightlife makes this one of the party beaches.

Serendipity Beach lies at the northwestern end of Ochheuteal. It’s a tiny and easy-going beach with a string of mellow mid-range resorts.

Otres Beach is less crowded and more relaxed with cleaner water. Located about 5 km south of the Serendipity area, it’s a great place for sunbathing and for varied activities such as diving, snorkeling, boat trips and cycling. Popular day tours to the nearby island and the surrounding countryside can be booked at local travel agencies.

VISA AND PASSPORT

A Cambodia visa is required for most nationalities to enter Cambodia. Loss of your visa/passport could result in fines and curtailment of your travel plans. Asia Highlights recommends our customers keep a photocopy of their passport and visa somewhere separate or keep an e-version of their passport in an accessible email account.

Visa Exemptions

Regular passport holders from the following countries do not require a visa to visit Cambodia for the following periods:

Indonesia/Laos/Malaysia/Singapore/Vietnam (30 days), Philippines (21 days), Thailand (14 days)

Three Ways to Get a Cambodia Visa

Apply online via the ministry’s e-Visa site (Tourist visa only), via the Visa on Arrival method, or via a Cambodian embassy or consulate.
Online: Tourist E-Visa
Passport validity: six months validity is required

Cambodia’s e-Visa is a project launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The process, from application to approval, is done via the online platform and applicants only need to fill in their information and submit the payment using a credit card. After receiving your visa via email, print it out and take it with you when entering Cambodia.

If you want to read more about how to apply for an e-Visa, please check the website: https://www.evisa.gov.kh/ 

Visa on Arrival

A Cambodian visa is available to most nationalities on arrival. You can obtain your visa for tourism or business upon arrival at Cambodia’s international airports in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Also, a visa can be issued at the border checkpoints into Cambodia, the Name of Port are as detailed below:

  • O Smach (Oddar Meanchey) – Thailland
  • Poi Pet (Banteay Meanchey) – Thailland
  • Prom (Pailin) – Thailland
  • Daung (Kamrieng Battambang) – Thailland
  • Chorm (Oddar Meanchey) – Thailland
  • Cham Yeam (Koh Kong) – Thailland
  • Bavet (Svay Rieng) – Vietnam
  • Kaoam Samnor (Kandal Mekong)) – Vietnam
  • Phnom Den (Takeo) – Vietnam
  • Trapaing Sre (Kratie) – Vietnam
  • Dong Kralo (Stung Treng) – Vietnam

Generally, formalities at the international airports are smoother than those at the land borders. You should prepare the following:

  • One completed visa application form
  • Original passport with at least 6 months validity
  • One recent, passport-sized photograph (2 inches x 2 inches or 35mm x 45mm)
  • Visa fee (in US dollars)
  • Supporting documents (when applying for a Business visa)
  • Anyone without a passport-sized photograph will be charged approximately $2 as the administration fee. Beware that when crossing at land borders, the immigration officers may overcharge.

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