Tours and Packages
5oceans Travel. This company, run by two dynamic women, has been at the forefront of tourism in Cambodia for more than a decade and is the official representative for most of the carriers flying to Cambodia. 5oceans arranges trips ranging from comprehensive day-long tours of Phnom Penh to bespoke one-month adventures around the country. 147 St. 51 (Pasteur), Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh. 023/986920; 023/221869; www.5oceanscambodiatours.com. From $30.
Beyond Unique Escapes. Expert and ethical, this tour operator for the Siem Reap Area offers the usual Angkor Temple tours, but also some more unusual temple adventures, where you can experience sunrise or sunset at a remote ruin far from the crowds. Other highly rated options include trips to villages to participate in village activities, which vary depending on the season. Sivatha Blvd. and Pub St. (St. 8), Old Market, Siem Reap, Siem Reap. 077/562565; 063/969269; www.beyonduniqueescapes.com. From $20.
Hanuman Travel. If it's adrenaline thrills you're after, a cultural experience, or an exploration filled with adventure, this tour operator will tailor your trip to suit your needs. They can also recommend and book your accommodations. 12 St. 310, Sangkat Tonle Bassac, Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh. 023/218396; www.hanuman.travel. From $85.
oSmoSe Conservation Ecotourism Education. An agent of positive change in the area, oSmoSe, a nonprofit organization, has been fighting to conserve the unique biosphere of Tonle Sap and Prek Toal by reeducating local villagers from poachers to protectors of the environment that sustains them. They also lobby against big commercial interests that have been involved in short-term exploitation of the ecosystem, and have successfully helped to reharmonize many aspects of human coexistence with nature. On their exceptional tours you get to visit a bird sanctuary with an expert guide and also experience floating villages in a fascinating and respectful way. St. 27, Wat Bo, Siem Reap, Siem Reap. 012/832812; 063/765506; www.osmosetonlesap.net. From $105.