Some experiences are too phnom-enal to do alone 

You don’t have to wait for your friends to organise their annual leave if you’d rather be watching the sunrise over Angkor Wat or sipping an iced coffee at a café in Siem Reap. The solution? Travel solo but not alone on a small group adventure with us in Cambodia. Designed to replace the stress of travelling with more fun, more experiences, and more culture, our tours come with expert leaders (with all of the best food recommendations) and a group of ready-made friends all bursting to explore this Southeast Asian country just as much as you. 

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The perks of solo travel in Cambodia with Intrepid

A group of travellers staring at Angkor Wat from their bicycyle

A local leader

Cambodia can be quite overwhelming if you’re not used to its scooter-filled streets and chaotic markets, but that’s where our local leaders come in. Ready to give you navigational tips & tricks and steer you in the right direction of the best-tasting coconut fish curry, our leaders will give you an insight into the way of life for Cambodians but also showcase the very best highlights this country has to offer. 

Two men performing a traditional Cambodian ritual at Angkor Wat

Safety

Your safety is always our top priority and it’s no different on our solo tours. While Cambodia is generally a safe country to visit, it can be nice knowing you don’t have to figure out its cultural customs and understand its laws on your own. Our leaders will let you know how to protect your belongings from bag snatchers, how to haggle prices at local markets and which areas to avoid once the sun goes down. 

A group of people enjoying some traditional Cambodian food

Ready made friends

You might not have started your Intrepid trip with friends, but you’ll undoubtedly leave with a few…or 10. From sharing a plate of local snacks at a night market in Phnom Penh to needing someone to take a photo of you cycling the landscapes of Battambang, our trips are filled with people from all walks of life just as eager to explore Cambodia as you are. 

The passenger seat of a tuk tuk with a local driver in Cambodia

Logistics and convenience

After 30+ years in the travel game (and counting), we know exactly how to run your trip smoothly and get you from A to B safely. From organising transport and itineraries to booking accommodation, we’ll handle the stress and logistics of travel so all you have to do is turn up with a healthy sense of adventure and a phone that has a lot of camera roll storage.  

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Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards

From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises). However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.

Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.

Learn more about Intrepid's COVID-19 policy

Intrepid travellers are connected more by attitude than age. They’re a friendly, open-minded and curious bunch, and a lot of them elect to travel alone (so no third-wheeling, we promise). Our trips attract a mix of genders and ages, generally ranging from 25 to 65. It’s hard to know exactly who you’ll meet, but you can be assured you'll be a part of the fun.

While our trips have set itineraries, the amount of free time you'll have depends on the travel style. If you're joining a group trip to Cambodia, chances are you'll have designated time to do your own exploring if you'd like, and your guide will be able to provide tips and recommendations before you head out on your own. 

You sure do. All passengers travelling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of their tour. Your leader will record your travel insurance details on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.

Learn more about travel Insurance

Mobile phone coverage is generally good in Cambodia’s urban areas, but may not be available in rural areas. Ensure global roaming is activated with your service provider before leaving home.

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Intrepid is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. That’s why we do our best to help as many people see the world as possible, regardless of any physical or mental limitations they might have. However, we’re always happy to talk to travellers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them towards the most suitable itinerary for their needs and where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.

Learn more about accessible travel with Intrepid

Our solo travel safety guide

Good advice for us all, but particularly for people travelling solo. Make copies of your itinerary, contact details, passport and travel insurance, then email them to yourself and to one or two friends/family at home. Check-in on social media when you can so people can keep track of where you are. 

If you’re arriving late in a city by yourself, book a hotel with a front desk or concierge service (many hotels also offer private transfers that don’t cost the earth from the airport or train station). If you're travelling with us, we can help you organise an arrival transfer. Read your maps before you head out for a walk (you can use a map app on your smartphone – or take screenshots of where you’re going if you don’t want to use up your precious data). If you need to check your map when you’re out and about, duck into a shop or café to do it. Leave the blingy jewellery, wedding rings and designer clothes at home, and aim to dress like the locals do – hit up the local markets if you haven’t packed the right outfits. Aim to keep track of travel times, so you’re not caught out after dark.

Most mobile/cell providers now offer travel passes to help manage your international roaming costs (which, let’s face it, are expensive!). For a few dollars a day, you’ll have access to data, which means you can log into your apps (like Skype, email and WhatsApp) when you’re out of WiFi zones and quickly get in touch with someone – a friend at home, someone in your group, or the police – if you need to. It might also be worth checking out the local cell/mobile providers as these can be quite cost effective. 

Solo travellers are way more likely to be ‘taken for a ride’ at the airport by unscrupulous taxi drivers, so do your research before you arrive. Make sure you get a cab from the airport/station taxi rank – if you’re not sure where to go, just head to the information desk for help. Touts tend to hang out in the arrivals area and promise cheaper rates, but can often be dodgy. When you get to the cab rank, ask the driver to use the meter or request a cost estimate before you hop in the car – if it’s way higher than it should be, pick another vehicle. A lot of airports have train stations attached as well, so consider public transport if you want to save a dollar or two.

It’s one of the advantages of travelling solo on a group tour: safety in numbers. The big, 50-person bus groups stand out on the road, but a small Intrepid group of eight or nine people, with a local leader showing the way – including areas to avoid and getting around safely – won’t draw much attention. Plus, it’s a great way to see parts of the world you may feel uncomfortable exploring on your own. If you want to do things on your own, consider a day tour to familiarise yourself with a city and get to know the local way of life. 

Solo travel is all about confidence. If you’re relaxed and self-assured on the street, you’re more likely to blend in. When you meet new people, don’t assume they’re all out to get you, but be sensible too and trust your gut. If it feels wrong, it probably is. Remember: the popular tourist areas are often the most well-lit and secure, but they’re often a juicier target for pickpockets and scammers. Just use your common sense; half of travel safety is simply being aware of your surroundings.

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