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Backyard Travel Launch New Tours to Coincide with Qatar Airways' New Daily Flights to Cambodia


Bangkok-based tour innovators Backyard Travel recently announced the launch of several new tours to various well-known, and newer destinations in Cambodia, satisfying the expected surge in demand from visitors caused by Qatar Airways opening new daily flight routes to Phnom Penh in February 2013.

Bangkok, Thailand (PRWEB) November 02, 2012

Over the past decade, the enigmatic and evolving country of Cambodia has witnessed a rise in popularity amongst travelers seeking an exotic Eastern escape. In 2011, Cambodia welcomed just over 2.8 million visitors compared to just 604,919 in 2001. With Qatar Airways announcement of daily services from Doha to Phnom Penh, they promise to make the journey from the Middle East, North America and Europe quicker and easier for visitors and, as a result, tourism numbers are expected to surge even higher.

To meet this demand, Backyard Travel have carefully constructed several luxury tour packages allowing travelers to experience the best that Cambodia has to offer. The 13-day Quintessential Cambodia tour includes stays in Phnom Penh, Kratie, Siem Reap, and the unspoiled town of Battambang. The package also provides guests with the chance to visit the temples of Angkor and historic sites of Phnom Penh, as well as the unique opportunity to dine at a restaurant which gives former street children the chance to support themselves through working. The unique tour has an insider difference, as it also includes a visit to a traditional puppet show at a village on the banks of the Mekong and a chance to ride in an ox-cart local-style through the Cambodian countryside.

The seven-day Khmer Cuisine and Crafts: Cultural Cambodia package demonstrates the rich heritage of Cambodian culture and the delights of its versatile food. Travelers can experience the secrets of authentic Cambodian cuisine with a local cook, take in the historical architecture of Phnom Penh with an expert guide and explore the ‘fruit orchard' of Cambodia, and the less visited scenery of Battambang, a town where everything moves at a different pace to life as you know it.

For those who yearn to explore and experience a trip with a difference, The Road Less Travelled: Cambodia's South tour package by Backyard Travel offers a glimpse into the hidden Cambodia that few get to see. Guests can explore the south coast of Cambodia, an enthralling mix of national parks filled with exotic wildlife and the sublime sandy beach of Koh Sampuch. The tour also includes a sunset cruise to a floating village on Tonle Sap Lake, the opportunity to stay in a comfortable tented camp in a local village and a boat trip through the mangrove forest to the stunning Ream National Park.

“We were delighted to learn that Qatar Airways have launched this new route as it allows travelers from North America, Europe and the Middle East easier access to one of Asia's most unique destinations,” said Backyard Travel's Operations and Product Director Maeve Nolan.

“Cambodia has long been a favorite place to visit for many, and we hope that this new ease of access, combined with Backyard Travel's unique tour packages, will allow new visitors to experience the Cambodia that we know and love, from luxurious boutique hotel accommodation to exploring the lesser-seen countryside and home-stays at a local village,” concluded Mrs. Nolan.

About Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways was recently voted as one of the world's ‘Top 10 Airlines' in the Conde Nast traveler Readers' Choice Awards. With this new route from Doha to Phnom Pehn, Qatar Airways will allow travelers from Europe, the Middle East and North America to fly to Cambodia by connecting in Doha.

About Backyard Travel

Bangkok based Backyard Travel is an online travel company specializing in tailor-made tours to Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia and Japan. For more information about Backyard Travel, visit or Facebook page

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