Cambodia Service Learning Tour

Exotic and enchanting, Cambodia is home to wild jungles, floating villages, breathtaking temples and a shocking and complex history. From the bustling streets of Siem Reap and Phnom Penh to the magnificent remnants of Angkor Wat, on this tour students will be fully immersed in the country’s diverse history and culture while engaging in community programs with local charities and…

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Cambodia Service Learning Tour

Exotic and enchanting, Cambodia is home to wild jungles, floating villages, breathtaking temples and a shocking and complex history. From the bustling streets of Siem Reap and Phnom Penh to the magnificent remnants of Angkor Wat, on this tour students will be fully immersed in the country’s diverse history and culture while engaging in community programs with local charities and…

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10 Days

Highlights

Angkor Archaeological ParkCommunity engagement programsKampong Thom HomestayFloating Villages

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Your Adventure

1 Depart Australia
  • Begin your journey Meet at the airport and board your flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Upon your arrival meet with your Tour Director and driver for the coach transfer to your hotel
2 Siem Reap
  • New Hope Center School visit Participate in activities with the school and the students before touring a nearby local village. See a different way of living these people have and experience the way that locals do business, educate and work together to support their families and community
  • Pouk Silk Farm visit Later on, transfer to Pouk Silk Farm, where you will see how local people produce Khmer Silk using traditional methods
3 Siem Reap
  • Tonle Sap Lake cruise
  • Floating villages visit
  • Phnom Bakheng Hill Phnom Bakheng is a Hindu and Buddhist temple in the form of a temple mountain. Dedicated to Shiva, it was built at the end of the 9th century, during the reign of King Yasovarman.
4 Siem Reap
  • Angkor Archeological Park - Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm Temple, Bayon Temple visits The day is spent touring the UNESCO heritage listed Angkor Archeological Park which contains the magnificent remains of temples spanning the different capitals of the Khmer Empire from the 9th to the 15th Century. You will get to visit well-known temples including the famous Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, the Temple of Bayon, the Terrace of Elephants and Ta Prohm - most recognisable from its feature in the movie Tomb Raider
  • Old Market visit
5 Siem Reap
  • Khmer for a Day Community Program Participate in a program developed for your group called Khmer for a Day. Gain rich insight into the daily lives of the Khmer on a journey out of the city into a community and village away from Siem Reap. Learn about the ongoing projects in the community, their struggles and the humble way of the Khmer people
  • Evening festivities After dinner, enjoy an amazing Circus show from Phare Ponleau Selpak which offers modern artistic performances mixing different disciplines including live music, choreography and poetry
6 Siem Reap – Kampong Thom Home-stay
  • Travel to Kampong Thom Travel by coach to Kampong Thom for one-night home-stay experience. Visit a local school and participate in a soccer match with local children
  • Community-based service project
  • Traditional Khmer dinner and dancing Enjoy a local Khmer meal for dinner and rest up following the eventful day
7 Kampong Thom Home-Stay – Phnom Penh
  • Travel to Skun Village Travel by coach to Skun Village, home to the Spider Market and the tasty treat: fried tarantula!
  • Continue your journey to Phnom Penh Continue to Phnom Penh, the now vibrant bustling capital of Cambodia
  • Mith Samlanh 'Friends' Kitchen visit On arrival in Phnom Penh, visit Mith Samlanh ”Friends” kitchen and learn about the facility
8 Phnom Penh
  • Tiny Toones Headquarters visit Visit Tiny Toones Headquarters (NGO). Meet another representative to learn more about another great organisation and take part in a workshop
  • The Killing Fields of Cheung Ek visit Visit the Killing Fields, made up of a number of sites where large numbers of people were killed and buried by the Khmer Rouge regime, during its rule of the country
  • Tuol Sleng visit Afterwards, visit the infamous Toul Sleng Prison, another stark reminder of Cambodia’s tragic recent history. Largely unchanged, the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, as it is now known, houses photographs and exhibits about the thousands of victims who passed through the doors
9 Phnom Penh
  • Cambodia Human Rights Centre visit
  • Russian Market visit Later on, visit the Russian Market, a labyrinth of stalls selling everything from silk, crafts and antiques, and a great place for bargain hunting
10 Phnom Penh - Australia
  • Depart Cambodia Bid farewell to Cambodia and board your flight back home

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