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Heaven on Earth

With its cultural cache, spectacular scenery and tragic past, Cambodia offers students an unforgettable education in the resilience of the human spirit and imbues them with a valuable sense of perspective.

In Cambodia, students will discover the warmth and beauty of the people, get a sense of its fascinating history, and feast their eyes on historical attractions and natural wonders that have to be seen to be believed.

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10 Days
Destinations
Siem ReapTonle Sap LakeAngkorKampong ThomPhnom Penh
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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Travel to Cambodia
  • Arrive Arrive in Siem Reap. Eat like a local and sample Khmer food at a restaurant.
Day 2 Siem Reap
  • New Hope School Learn of the social problems facing Cambodians during a visit to New Hope School, which provides education, medical and welfare services to the people of Mondul Bai.
  • Siem Reap sightseeing Explore the sights of Siem Reap.
Day 3 Siem Reap
  • Tonle Sap Lake Discover the astounding characteristics of Tonle Sap Lake on a boat trip. Imagine what life is like for the 1.2 million people who live in floating villages as you observe floating:
    – Homes
    – Schools
    – Shops
    – Basketball courts
    – Playgrounds
    – Farms
    – Hospitals
Day 4 Angkor
  • Angkor Temples Be amazed as you explore the majestic UNESCO heritage-listed temples at Angkor:
    – Angkor Wat
    – Angkor Thom
    – Temple of Bayon
    – Terrace of Elephants
    – Terrace of the Leper King
    – Ta Prohm
  • Optional activity Take an evening bike ride around Angkor Wat.
Day 5 Siem Reap - Kampong Thom
  • Homestay Be immersed in local culture during a community based homestay.
  • Village tour Tour the village by bullock cart, observing local crafts. Eat like a local, enjoy a traditional home-cooked Khmer meal and dance performance.
Day 6 Kampong Thom - Phnom Penh
  • Local dining Sample a popular local delicacy – fried tarantula – at Skoun. Dine at Mith Samlanh (Friends), a centre offering food, shelter, medical care, training and educational facilities to homeless children.
Day 7 Phnom Penh
  • Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum tour Reflect on the atrocities committed under the Pol Pot regime on a sightseeing tour of the Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.
  • Afternoon sightseeing Visit the National Museum, the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda.
Day 8 Phnom Penh
  • Explore Phnom Penh Take in the sights of Phnom Penh and go souvenir hunting at the Russian Market and Central Market.
Day 9 Depart Cambodia
Day 10 Return home

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