Looking for Siem Reap budget travel guide? Before you go for backpack holiday, the first thing you need to do is to draft your budget plan.
I stay in Siem Reap for 5 Day 4 Night and here’s the list of the information piece you can jot down if you plan to visit Angkor Wat: –
USD 10 – Boat Ride fees in Tonle Sap lake per person (USD 1 will be donated for road construction around Tonle Sap village)
USD 40 – 3 Day Pass to the city of Angkor per person
USD 25 – Tour guide hiring fees per day (I would recommend you to hire tour guide else it’s like you are visiting the city of Angkor without story). We have 8 people in group, so it was divided to become USD 3.125 per person for 1 day.
USD 40 – Transportation fees on van. We have 8 people in groups so approximately is USD 5 per person a day. Always negotiate the price with the transporter if you just required half day service, means USD 20 will do 😉
USD 25 – Departure airport tax fees when you are leaving Siem Reap International airport (you have to pay additional USD15 if you are coming in with Visa)
USD 15 – Twin sharing room in Bousavy Guest House per night. You can look for lower budget stay (even USD2 per night), but better check for the condition of the Guest House before booking
Based on the calculation, all the items above will need around USD 130 per person, so you left USD 70 just for your eat and drink if you have USD200 as your budget
My piece of advice was try to escape from eating in the restaurant near the Angkor Wat or any other temple
The food price was slightly expensive, unless you are very hungry at the point of time
Another of my advice is, always negotiate on the price before you going for places that far away from City of Angkor.
Because there’s should be additional pay in terms of transportation and tour guide fees
We paid another USD 5 to tour guide and USD 20 for transporter to bring us to Kbal Spean (River thousand Linga)
Sames goes to if you request to watch sunrise in Angkor Wat temple, confirm with your transporter and tour guide if there’s any additional charges for it.
We paid USD 5 to tour guide and another USD 5 for transporter just to visit the sunrise in Angkor Wat
Some tipping will do, if you feels that the tour guide doing a good job
In total, each of us spent around USD 200 during the 5 Day 4 Night stay including souvenir (but excluding the Air Asia ticket price).
Photo by Marcus Ong from Panasonic DSLR – 9 March 2009
More photo and blog coming for this Angkor Wat trip. Stay tuned 😉
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