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Cambodia Trip I'nerary

We believe in the power of extraordinary experiences. They allow us to see ourselves, others and the world dierently, and develop our conďŹ dence, independence and resilience.

We invite you and your students to join us on an incredible 2 week adventure to Cambodia. An adventure that sparks learning, growth and greater possibility in the world. An adventure that resonates forever.


CAMBODIA

YOUR 14 DAY ITINERARY

DAYS 1-4 Fly to Phnom Penh Cri/cal thinking workshop, The Killing Fields, Silk weaving & Free the Bears visit

Touch down in Phnom Penh. Get the lowdown from your ground team and then it’s 'me to explore this city. Full of Buddhist wats, French colonial architecture and leafy riverside charm, wander down to the preFy Tonle Sap River park on a walking tour to see the water villages before your welcome dinner. Over the next few days you’ll embark on a packed i'nerary, full of cultural experiences:

•  Meet our friends at the Free the Bears sanctuary and get behind the scenes - spend the day learning about wildlife protec'on with the sanctuary staff and meet some of the 100 rescued bears

Town View III Hotel

•  Dive into the history of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime with a guided visit to The Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, where you’ll deepen your understanding of Cambodia’s challenging past

•  Jump on a boat and float to Silk Island, watch the skilled silk weavers then try your own hand at the spinning wheel

•  Par'cipate in a cri'cal thinking workshop, run by our responsible tourism partners Ayana Journeys. Explore what good – and bad – tourism prac'ces look like and how they impact on sustainability for everyone

•  Explore the Royal Palace, home to the stunning Silk Palace said to be covered in over 5,000 'les, weighing a kilogram each!

5-6

Head to Ba@ambang Phnom Sampeau caves & Circus workshop

Travelling 5-6hrs Hotel

Hop on your private minibus today and head to the lush BaFambang region. AZer you've checked in to your hotel, head up to the Phnom Sampeau, once the sobering killing caves of the Khmer Rouge, they are now worshipped as a place of peaceful pilgrimage. Ever wanted to know how to back flip and juggle to impress your mates? Here’s your chance! Meet the not-for-profit associa'on working to improve the lives of vulnerable young people in the region and get involved in a circus workshop. Run by the famous circus performers of Phare, let them teach you how to master the basics.

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7-10

Meet Chansar community Travelling 3-4 hrs SUPPORT Educa'on ini'a'ves Local homestay Catered

Head out on your private minibus to meet your host community at Chansar. CommiFed to providing a good employment prospects for their young people, this community recognizes the value of a quality educa'on. Your team will collaborate with the local community to improve their educa'on infrastructure. In the mornings you will assist skilled local labourers who are working on projects including expanding classrooms, building adequate housing for teachers and construc'ng libraries. Learn from the locals how to dig founda'ons, build walls and make benches. Embracing everything local , in the aZernoons it’s 'me to get involved! Try your hand at cultural ac'vi'es including:

•  Hop on an ox cart ride through the paddy fields to visit a hidden temple in the jungle

•  Learn how to make a broom with the local women – an important source of income!

•  Dive into a cookery class master the art of cooking s'cky rice in palm leaves

•  Sit with the village elders to hear stories of the community’s experiences with the Khmer Rouge

•  Roll up your sleeves and do some farming as you learn to plant rice and harvest vegetables

11-13

Explore Angkor Wat, visit Angkor’s Children’s Hospital, a s/lt village & see the Phare circus show Travelling 1-2 hrs Bou Savy Villa

With a quick hop to Siem Reap, today you’ll be joined by an expert archaeologist to help bring your first tour of Angkor Wat to life. Learn liFle known secrets about how people carved and moved Angkor’s spectacular religious monuments. Stop by the Angkor Children's Hospital and learn about how this independent not-for-profit pediatric center is changing lives for Cambodian children. Grab a seat under Cambodia’s big top as you see the Phare Circus performers in ac'on – having been there and tried it you’re sure to have a greater apprecia'on of their skill! We couldn’t let you leave without heading back to explore more of Angkor Wat and this 'me you've got a photo scavenger hunt to complete. Find the Terrace of the Elephants, uncover the Palace of the Leper Kings and roam the Royal enclosures. There are prizes to be won… Stand in awe of an en're village on s'lts, as you see Kampong Khleang, set against the picturesque backdrop of the Tonel Sap Lake and soak up the view.

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Travel home

A celebrated UNESCO World Heritage site it was once the world’s biggest city, spanning over 280 football pitches in size and built over 900 years ago, either way these sprawling ruins of Angkor Wat will stay with you forever.

There's just enough 'me to pack in your last adventure, hunt down some presents and enjoy your final team meal. It doesn’t have to stop here, share your story with challengers from around the globe. Find us @weworldchallenge and con'nue the story.


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Global Community & Culture Cambodia - 14 day Itinerary