kep - Boat , Cambodia
Song Saa Picnic on neighbouring island - Koh Rong, Cambodia
Selected Signature Experiences
Experience wooden houses on 10m tall stilts, surrounded by water in the wet season.
Taste Khmer snacks while walking the heart of exotic Phnom Penh city, rich in historical architecture.
Relax in shallow water at the pristine white sand beach of one of Cambodia’s most beautiful islands.
Overnight stays at our luxury tented camp and exclusive picnics – surrounded by Angkorian temple ruins.
I first moved to Cambodia over 20 years ago and it was love at first sight. This compact part of Southeast Asia has a way of enchanting visitors so they will want to come back and explore more of the Khmer kingdom. This happened to me over and over again. From north to south, and from famous UNESCO sites to the warm welcome of a small village homestay, Cambodia and the Khmer people are proud to share their rich heritage and culture.
I recommend travelers not limit their exploration to Siem Reap and its temples. Angkor Wat and the majesty of the Khmer Empire are truly mesmerizing– a must see destination. But many other places of ancient ruins and natural scenery are equally appealing on a smaller scale and without the distraction of huge crowds of people. Spending time in the countryside, travelers will also have more opportunity to interact with the local people. Hearing their stories is equal parts charming and inspiring. Cambodian people are enthusiastic about sharing their food and customs, hosting foreigners and, despite the language barrier, communicating their genuine happiness. My favorite word to describe Cambodian people would be the “smile”…they are smiling all the time and it is very contagious!
Cambodia is not just a place to visit. To see the country is to experience the people in their everyday lives. It has so much to offer that for me it’s definitely more than a destination, it’s a passion!
Meet the team
In Cambodia, Khiri has a young, enthusiastic, highly-educated 18 member team working from offices in both Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Flavie Thevenet, our French Country Manager, is a travel enthusiast who altogether lived in Cambodia for over ten years. She landed back in Cambodia’s tourism sector in 2015 after a side trip to Laos. Our Khmer staff hail from Phnom Penh, Kampong Cham, Siem Reap, Banteay Meanchey, and Kampot, and some have traveled internationally as well.
We pride ourselves on our high degree of destination, product, and supplier knowledge. We know the best restaurants, hotels, and transport companies in Cambodia by heart, and many of our team members possess exceptional training.
Linda Oum, our Sustainability Ambassador & Educational Travel Manager, traveled to Japan to participate in a one-month ecotourism training with the support of JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency).
Linda used the sustainable ecotourism and community development knowledge she gained in Japan to found Isanborei homestay in Sambor Prei Kuk, which she coordinated via Khiri Reach (the non-profit arm of Khiri Travel). Linda’s homestay project is now one of the main tourist attractions in Kampong Thom and an example of Khiri values. Not only poverty has been reduced in the Kampong Thom commune as a result of income earned from homestay guests, but the project has also given our clients a chance to see and experience authentic local life in Cambodia.
Khiri’s Cambodia team cultivates a grassroots, family atmosphere, and no task is too big or too small—our team will do everything we can to ensure that our clients enjoy the journey of a lifetime when visiting Cambodia!
Thank you so much guys – not possible without your hard work, super organisation skills and wonderful guides
Angkor Wat, constructed in the early 12th Century, is the largest religious structure in the world. The temple is so massive that its walls and moat appear in photos taken by space satellite. But Angkor Wat is one temple among a mindboggling complex of medieval structures—the stone remnants of the Khmer Empire that once ruled over Southeast Asia—scattered throughout modern Cambodia.