CAMBODIA, 21 OCTOBER – 1 NOVEMBER 2017
From Phnom Penh to Kampot, from Siem Reap to Angkor Wat, this incredible VolunTour offer travellers hidden glimpses of splendid landscapes and a taste of Cambodia’s breathtaking natural environment. Discover ancient temples and monumental walkways, have a talk with the fishing community and volunteer in the mangrove forests together with CYA Organisation.
This VolunTour “Grow- Clean Cambodia” enables tourists to experience and understand the situation of Cambodian contexts in terms of education, culture and environment, by involving them in various unique activities within the local community. You will have a chance to meet some active environmental stakeholders who are working in the field of sustainability, exchange some practical experiences in local development, and contribute to the promotion of global education through international teaching.
Beside the voluntary services and touristic activities, you are going to get involved in international learning sessions as team building and background sharing. Over your 10-day tour you will get a memorable and unforgettable social experience, by immersing yourself in Cambodian natural beauty and cultural wonders.
Location: Phnom Penh, Kampot, Siem Reap
Period: 21 October – 1 November 2017
Meeting point: Phnom Penh international Airport
Group size: up to 6 people
Minimum requirements: aged 18+, interested in the VolunTour’s programme, motivated, flexible, able to speak and understand English
Accommodation: hotels in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, simple accommodation in the community in Kampot
Food: restaurants Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, safe food provided by the local community in Kampot
Transport: local transport
• Phnom Penh – discover the Cambodian capital with its architectural wonders and its vibrant bustling streets
• Kampot – explore this riverside town and volunteer with the local community in the mangrove forests
• Kep beach – have a picnic and relax on the white sand of this peaceful place
• Siem Reap – enjoy this colourful town best known as the gateway to Angkor Wat ruins
• Angkor Wat – walk over the enclosing moat and tiered towers of the world’s largest religious UNESCO heritage site
Day 1: Arrival, welcoming, orientation and team building, dinner, rest
Day 2: Introduction to the programme, workshop on the expectations, motivations and fears, travelling to the TFC fishing community in Kampot province
Day 3: Experience sharing from the community chief “how mangrove protection contributes to environmental saving”, travelling to the mangrove forest for the mangrove plantation, Lunch picnic in the mangrove forest and Mangrove seed collection
Day 4: Mangrove seedlings, group painting for the mangrove projection, city tour in Kampot to learn more about the social enterprise of moringa and pepper
Day 5: visit to pepper farms, lunch in Kep beach, travelling to CYA Learning Center for the environmental education, visit to the killing field museum and study about Cambodian history, Movie in the evening “the Killing fields”(optional)
Day 6: Education activities with the school students on environment at Prophnom primary school, English education activities with the students at CYA Learning Center
Day 7: Education activities with the school students on environment at Prophnom primary school, English education activities with the students at CYA Learning Center
Day 8: Traditional Khmer Rice noodle making, Community Living Service “staying in the hosting family for social and cultural understanding” and cultural activities in the hosting family
Day 9: Sa-Art campaign with the local people in Prophnom community, Workshop on moringa plants and how it is useful in everyday life, Plant moringa for the local families.
Day 10: Travelling to Phnom Penh for Siem Reap Province, lunch on the way and check in to the hotel
Day 11: One day tour in Angkor Wat, tour evaluation and free night in the Pub Street
Day 12: Departure
VolunTour Cambodia (12 days): 480 € per person
The participation fee covers: food and accommodation, local transportation, material cost for the construction when needed, administration charge
Please note that your international flights are not included in the above price, and nor are your travel insurance, extra personal expenses and visa for Cambodia.
Fill out this form if you would like to partecipate in this Voluntour.