Cultural Tours to Cambodia

Cambodia: Kingdom of Wonder

with Patrick Monahan

Phnom Penh • Siem Reap • Battambang • Kep


Come join PEA Tour Leader Patrick Monahan on a customized, small group tour of Cambodia (4 pax min. to 11 max.), visiting Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Battambang and Kep.

“Patrick Monahan is going to be leading the next PEA Cambodia: Kingdom of Wonder trip. I have traveled with Patrick to Cambodia, Vietnam and Cuba, he is a very knowledgeable and seasoned traveler and photographer. Patrick would be an excellent leader and travel guide for a trip anywhere in the world. I am confident he will be a great leader for the Cambodia adventure.”

~ Steve Grove

Patrick has traveled with PhotoEnrichment Adventures on more than a dozen of our trips, and twice he’s trained with Ralph in Cambodia to lead this trip.

“I really look forward to returning to Cambodia with PEA clients and sharing the people, food and culture of Cambodia with them. Our local tour guides always provide an interesting and unique experience. Each visit I discover something new and return with fantastic images.”
~ Patrick Monahan
  • “LOVED your presentation at The Refinery on Saturday!! You got me motivated to travel & I learned a lot!!  THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME and for sharing your gift!!”

    Carole Haner-Brackett Photography Basics Meetup participant
  • “Thanks again for such an amazing trip…my photography interest and appetite has completely grown since the trip and I have come back so invigorated and inspired.  I’m excited to learn more and begin to take some higher quality pictures.”

    Sarah Radka Cuba tour participant
  • “Thanks for a great trip.  All went smoothly and I had a great time.  I return a better photographer for certain and have a new perspective on what I see.  You offer a great product – smart itineraries, hotels and food choices…I look forward to another trip.”

    David Wild Morocco tour participant
  • “The fun, adventure and friendship with you means everything to us, along with a great photo or two along the way!”

    Brandon and Shea Mayberry Morocco and Spain tours participant
  • “Ralph, Morocco truly is magical!  Thanks for a beautiful two weeks!”

    Leslie Talley Morocco, Turkey and Cambodia tours participant
  • “Our tour leader Ralph was one of the most knowledgeable trip leaders I have experienced over the past 40 years. He is a very experienced photographer and generously shared his knowledge, talents and experience with us.  I think I learned more composition skills and believe I am a better photographer.”

    Larry Ehemann Central Europe, Cuba East and Romania tour participant
  • “I really liked the [small] size of the tour. It felt like traveling with friends from very early on, and continued to feel that way. That last hotel we stayed in, the one in Budapest, was such a treat! Those views were fabulous, and it ended the trip in style. Ralph is a good trip leader… He wasn’t hovering, but he did stop and give tips and I felt well-tended. The local guides were all outstanding!”

    Heather Hellier Central Europe tour participant
  • “Ralph is an engaging and knowledgeable photographer that puts his world class experience in your hands. This trip has been off the charts.”

    Steve Grove Travel photography class, Cambodia and Vietnam tour participant
  • “The photo critique alone [at the Photography Boot Camp] is worth the price of admission.”

    Shaune Kelly Photography Boot Camp, Cuba and Tuscany tour participant
  • “Great examples clearly demonstrated the points Ralph made.  His teaching methods made many things much simpler to understand.  I thoroughly enjoyed this class!”

    Brenda Hatcher Photography Boot Camp participant
Map of Cambodia


November 23 – December 6, 2019


$3,999 per person in Double Occupancy (please add $599 for single supplement* if you’d like your own room throughout the trip).

* A single supplement applies to those wishing to have their own room throughout the trip (availability may be limited).  The trip price is based on current airfare from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, but price could be adjusted slightly should airfares rise or fall between now and when they are confirmed (although this has never happened).


Please request the details of this trip by contacting us via THIS LINK.

To register, you can pay with a credit card via PayPal (request an invoice using THIS LINK) or by depositing a check directly into the PhotoEnrichment Programs, Inc. Bank of America account (we’ll send you all the details if you contact us above). Depositing a check affords a $50 discount per person.

Your participation is not confirmed until completed Reservation Form and Terms & Conditions, and payment in full, have been received.  We’ll send these to you on request.


Focus on Photography While Meeting New and Interesting People

  • In Phnom Penh you’ll experience a sunset cruise on the Mekong and Tonle Sap Rivers, plus visit the Central Market, Wat Phnom, Silk Island, the Killing Fields, Tuol Sleng, take cyclo and tuk-tuk rides and much more.
  • Moving on from Phnom Penh you’ll spend time in Battambang, where you’ll enjoy tuk-tuk adventures into the countryside with stops to see how they make rice paper and sticky rice served in bamboo, as well as a stop at the local prahok (fish paste) market, an experience you’ll surely never forget.  You’ll also visit the austere Killing Cave and witness the spectacle of over 6 million bats as they leave their cave to feed in the local rice fields.
  • Continuing your partial circumnavigation of the Tonle Sap, you’ll venture on to Siem Reap, your base for exploring the UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor Wat (voted #1 on TripAdvisor’s World Wonders of 2015, the list of the 25 top rated landmarks of the world ) where you’ll have an included day pass to the ruins.  Our itinerary features sunrise and sunset at Angkor Wat, visits to Bayon with an included elephant ride, plus Ta Prohm and other amazing sites.  You’ll also visit the floating village of Kompong Phluk on the Tonle Sap Lake, including a flooded forest boat ride.
  • Finally, you’ll fly from Siem Reap back to Phnom Penh (flight included), and then have a private transfer to visit the seaside town of Kep, famous for its crab market, Rabbit Island, and simply a peaceful place to just relax and your great Cambodian adventure!

Small Group Tours with a Friendly Local Guide

  • Keeping your travel schedule in mind, participants will be put in the right place, at the right time, to explore and capture the best of Cambodia, including its people, food, temples and other cultural wonders.
  • Approximately 2- to 4-hours per day on average of time with your trip leader Patrick Monahan, including group photo walks and locally-guided walking tours in each location.
  • Participants will have a chance to enjoy a mid-trip image review where you can share images and discuss what you and your fellow tour participants saw and photographed.

Program includes:

  • 13 nights accommodation in wonderful boutique hotels with pools and other amenities in each location (Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Battambang and Kep).
  • Meals: breakfast daily, plus most lunches and dinners, but still you can go out and explore other restaurants on your own when not with the group.
  • One drink at each included meal (small bottled water, soft drink, house wine, local beer, coffee or tea)
  • Airport transfers in Phnom Penh (PNH) at start and end of tour, plus for internal flight.
  • Transportation from Phnom Penh to Battambang to Siem Reap, and then from Phnom Penh to Kep and back to Phnom Penh in a private, air-conditioned coach.
  • Airfare one-way between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.
  • Entry fees for all included sites and group experiences.
  • Cyclo and tuk-tuk rides for various activities.
  • Elephant ride around the ruins of Bayon in Angkor Wat.
  • Orientation tours in Phnom Penh, Battambang and Siem Reap with a local, English-speaking guide.
  • Tips for all local guides, drivers, porters and meals.

Patrick in the Sahara Desert by Ralph Velasco

Amateur photographer and trip leader Patrick Monahan, will be leading this trip.  Patrick knows this itinerary and Cambodia’s culture well and he looks forward to sharing his knowledge of the country with our clients.

For more information on Patrick, see the above link for his expanded bio.


The trip was great! We had a good introduction to the Khmer culture of both yesterday and today, and we had a chance to visit historic and religious places. There were many opportunities for good photos. I particularly liked the tuk-tuk adventures and seeing the Cambodian people in both the cities and in the countryside.

~ Vivian Nagy (2018 Cambodia, Baltics)

Cambodia has been on my To Do list for some time – the opportunity to do this with a tour geared to photography is obviously a great option. This way you get to meet new friends and enjoy your travel photography with knowledgeable guides and a team that takes you to all the high spots but also lets you meet the locals and see their everyday life. The schedule is balanced with time to relax and explore on your own as well as advice and support on developing your travel photography skills.”

~ Barbara O’Brien (2018 Cambodia, 2015 Vietnam)

“I really enjoyed my visit to Cambodia. The people were warm and welcoming and willing to have us photograph them at their daily activities. We had the opportunity to see the cities and countryside, crafts people and markets, temples and monks.

~ Craig McClure (2018 Cambodia)

“Patrick loves travel and photography and most importantly he loves to share his experiences and knowledge with those around him. He has travelled extensively on Ralph’s trips as a client, but also on scouting trips.  You will have a blast with Patrick!”

~ Caroline Jones

“Patrick will do a great job…very easy going and patient!”

~ Nancy Soos

“Patrick Monahan is going to be leading the next PEA Cambodia: Kingdom of Wonder trip. I have traveled with Patrick to Cambodia, Vietnam and Cuba, he is a very knowledgeable and seasoned traveler and photographer. Patrick would be an excellent leader and travel guide for a trip anywhere in the world. I am confident he will be a great leader for the Cambodia adventure.”

~ Steve Grove

“I met Patrick a few years ago on my first PEA adventure to Morocco. He is a well-seasoned traveler and an amazing photographer. He offered some helpful tips on how to use my new camera. I traveled again with Patrick the next year on a PEA trip to Turkey and was fortunate to spend some quality time with him. Patrick evokes a wonderful calmness and seems very much at ease in any culture.”

~ Leslie Talley

“Robert and I heard that Patrick Monahan is leading a PhotoEnrichment Adventures tour to Cambodia! This is definitely good news as this will open up more opportunity for guided adventure. We met Patrick on our trip with Ralph Velasco to Cuba in 2017 and found Patrick’s demeanor to be confident and fun. We think Patrick is going to make a wonderful tour leader. Robert and I will be looking into Patrick’s tours in the future.”

~ Robert and Amy Myers

“Having met Patrick on a trip with PhotoEnrichment Adventures to Iceland (2014) I can say he is a bright, well-read and easy going man that will be great as a trip leader. Since Iceland I met him on 4 other PEA trips, and Patrick seems to have endless wanderlust. He was also on trips with me to the Adriatic (2015), Vietnam (2015), Mexico’s Copper Canyon (2016) and finally there he was in Cambodia again in November 2017. Never has he missed a chance to fully experience the places we visit. You will enjoy your trip if you get to make it with Patrick.”

~ John Rayburn

All activities and itinerary details are subject to change, but rest assured we’ll make every effort to provide a comparable alternative should changes to our schedule need to be made.

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