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Overview

 Highlights


  • Complete a Service Learning Project building 1-3 houses for families in need
  • Explore the ancient temples, citadels and wats of Angkor with expert guides to assist your understanding
  • Visit the War Museum and Wat Thmey or Killing Field
  • Enjoy a Khmer cooking class
  • Complete a high ropes course and fly through the jungle Zip Lining
  • Shop at the famous Night Markets

A comprehensive itinerary that features Cambodia's best known attraction, Angkor Wat combined with the opportunity to assist some of the most marginalised families in a community on the outskirts of Siem Reap. Under guidance from expert tradespeople KIS students will build 1-3 new homes (depending on the group size), working on tasks such as sanding, load carrying, sweeping, or basic carpentry. The immediate and long term benefit that the families will derive from your work will be immediately evident.

We also explore the world famous temples of Angkor Wat, which are arguably the finest ruins in Asia. Team work is called on as you support your friends as the entire group embarks on an exhilarating zip lining in the jungle. A hands on cooking demonstration starts with a walk through the market purchasing fresh ingredients before preparing a traditional Cambodian meal which you will enjoy for lunch. In addition to these activities you will enjoy visits to the night markets, Wat Thmey and the War Museum.

The safety and well being of the KIS Students is our primary focus. The complete service includes modern air conditioned vehicles, expert local English speaking guides and support crew, and nights spent in comfortable hotels where the tasty local food will be sure to satisfy.

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Starting Point:

Siem Reap International Airport. From 30 Students

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After many months of preparing and planning, your Cambodian adventure is about to begin. We depart JeJu in the afternoon, transferring from Gimpo to Incheon for a flight to Siem Reap. We are met at the airport by your English speaking guide and transferred to our centrally located hotel aboard a modern coach equipped with seat belts. For the duration of the visit the group will be allocated an English speaking guide and a private vehicle which will provide all your transportation. Upon arrival at the hotel we check in and retire to bed. Overnight at Pacific Premier Resort & Spa in Siem Reap (or similar). Flights: Jeju-Seoul Korean Air KE1212 Incheon-Cambodia Air Seoul RS 545

Meals:  Nil

Following breakfast at the hotel, our guide gives us a trip briefing before the real purpose of this trip begins when we drive to the community where we’ll be building 1-3 houses (depending on our group size, since due to strict safety precautions 25 people is the maximum number of students on each site). On arrival we have a safety briefing and meet the team before we get straight to work. The support beams need to be sawed and chiselled and additional supports/floorboards and walls boards cut to size. The supports beams shall be placed together and raised to give structure of the new house. Floor boards shall be laid and we’ll start working on the stairs until finish work. The typical volunteering day will run from 7am until 2:30pm with a break for lunch. A packed lunch will be supplied by a local restaurant and enjoyed at the project site. It is important that you remain hydrated and regular breaks will be taken to keep energy levels high. After we finish at the project site we return back to the hotel where you can relax and refresh your body before depart for Komphein Village Cooking Class for a private cooking class. This afternoon class will be hands on session and the students will eat what they prepare. Cooking class duration 3 hours from 4:30pm – 7:30pm. Overnight at Pacific Premier Resort & Spa in Siem Reap (or similar).

Meals:  B,L,D

After an early 6am breakfast at the hotel we depart for the village to continue building. Today we work from 7am until 12:00pm, and depart for lunch at Khmer Wooden House. This afternoon we take part in the Angkor Zipline Eco-Canopy Tour, located inside the UNESCO World Heritage designated Angkor Archaeological Park. The full course (15 different zip) takes about 2 hours and offers Cambodia’s only world-class Zipline eco-tour experience. It includes a safety briefing and all equipment. The program is not suitable for children below 100 cm in height. Maximum weight is 125kg. If time permitted, the trip to Pre Rup Temple will reward you with a spectacular sunset over the Angkor Archaeological Park and its surroundings. Your dinner will be served at The Pizza Company tonight. After dinner, we enjoy some shopping at a night market where you could purchase some gifts or souvenirs. Overnight at Pacific Premier Resort & Spa in Siem Reap (or similar) Optional Tour: Wake early to catch the beautiful sunrise over Angkor Wat then return to the hotel for breakfast.

Meals:  B,L,D

After an early 6am breakfast at the hotel we depart for the village to continue building. Today we work from 7am until 2:30pm. A packed lunch will be supplied by a local restaurant and enjoyed at the project site. This afternoon we explore Angkor Wat, easily the most famous and best-preserved of all temples within the Angkor complex. It is a massive three-tiered structure crowned by five lotus- like towers rising 65 meters from ground level. The centrepiece of any visit to the temples around Siem Reap, Angkor offers many iconic sights for amazing pictures. We return to the hotel to freshen up before we take dinner at Marum Restaurant, a delightful wooden house with a spacious garden, and featuring a winning mix of creative local cuisine. Your visit is not only a great dining experience, but it also helps to build a new life for the students in training here. Part of the Tree Alliance group of training restaurants, they provide opportunities in the hospitality industry for local street kids and disadvantaged youths. Overnight at Pacific Premier Resort & Spa in Siem Reap (or similar)

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning we return to the village to complete the final touches to the house. Once we have finished building the house, the family will provide a blessing ceremony on the last day build where they invite the local monks, friends and family to come and have their house blessed before they move in. At the house we will present the family with the keys and process to walk around the house three times holding the gifts. This symbolizes Birth, Life and Death which is important in Buddhism. A team photo is taken to remember our time at the village. We visit the local school and deliver the bamboo toothbrushes that have been donated by KIS students and conduct a lesson with a select group of students showing them how to make toothpaste using three ingredients. With the lessons learnt we hope the students will teach the remaining students at the school how to make toothpaste with the remaining ingredients we leave behind. We return to Siem Reap town for lunch. This afternoon, Next we visit Wat Thmey or Killing Field which contains a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge, and we view the War Memorial Monument dedicated to all those who sacrificed their lives in the civil war. Some of the displays and information can be confronting and there will be time to reflect and discuss one of recent history’s darkest chapters. We visit the War Museum, the only War Museum in Cambodia and offers visitors an insightful view of the perils that Cambodia faced during the last 3 decades of the 20th century. We take some time to refresh at the hotel before dinner. We transfer to the airport later in the evening for the flight home at 11:55pm. (Note: Your room will be available until 5pm). Flight: Cambodia-Incheon Air Seoul RS 546

Meals:  B,L,D

In flight, arriving into Incheon at a time to be determined.

Meals:  Nil


Addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals

No Poverty:  Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality.

Good Health And Well-being:  Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development.

Reduced Inequalities:  To reduce inequalities, policies should be universal in principle, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations.

Sustainable Cities And Communities:  There needs to be a future in which cities provide opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.


Learning outcomes for students

A World Expeditions Schools adventure is a unique learning experience. Our journeys are designed to encourage thriving and positive youth development along with leaving the communities and environments where we travel in a better condition than when we arrived.
The programs are designed to enhance the following life skills that will help you grow as an individual:
• the confidence to lead a group and make decisions
• the value of working together as a cohesive team to achieve a common objective
• the ability to face mental and physical challenges
• the ability to adapt to new environments outside of their 'comfort zone'
• to appreciate and care for the natural environment. The environments we trek through are beautiful and often pristine, invariably the students will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding about how their individual actions impact on the environment
• build strong friendships and bonds with their peers and also the local peoples
• basic outdoor skills obtained on trek such as personal hygiene, pitching a tent, helping to prepare meals
Importantly our adventures help increase general well-being and build resilience in young men and women to help them deal with adverse situations in life.
CARBON NEUTRAL
World Expeditions Schools absorbs the cost of credits mitigating 100% of the unavoidable carbon emissions. This is our commitment to being part of the solution to climate crises.


Inclusions

  • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners and 2 bottles of water and 2 cold towels per person per day (snacks/fruit during the community project days)
  • 3 nights comfortable hotel accommodation in Cambodia on a twin/triple share basis, and day use (late check-out) on 20 March 2020
  • All transfers and transportation with air-con vehicles (types of vehicles depending on the number of passengers)
  • Expert English speaking guide/s (1 to 3 depending on group size), a support staff during project day
  • Souvenir t-shirt for group photo at Angkor Wat (with school name and trip name)
  • All sightseeing and entry fees as listed in the itinerary
  • Canopy Adventure Zipline Tour 15 Trees + Nature Trail Education Trek
  • A half day cooking class in Kompheim Village plus dinner, one soft drink, bottled water and cold towels per person
  • 02 bottles of mineral water per person per day on bus on days of transfer and sightseeing and refill water during the project days

  • Flights from Korea to Cambodia return
  • Overnight in Seoul and transfers between Gimpo and Seoul
  • Items of a personal nature ie phone calls laundry and email
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance ( compulsory )
  • Tips - USD$45.00 approx (not compulsory)

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Adventure touring

Our service learning adventures can be undertaken by anyone with a reasonable level of health and fitness. For the community project part of your trip you will not require a certain level of strength or physical ability, just an enthusiastic and positive attitude. A project manager will direct and distribute the workloads among participants on a daily basis. There is no pressure to exert yourself physically beyond your limits during the project but you should be prepared to give 6-7 hours of physical labour each day.


Customise your program

We can fully customise a School Travel Program to suit your students' learning objectives and budget. Whether you require a Service Learning program, physical challenge, cultural immersion or certain curriculum targets - talk to one of our educational travel experts about the elements you need in your itinerary. We pride ourselves on developing unique itineraries to meet the learning requirements for schools.

World Expeditions Schools is a division of one of the world's leading adventure travel companies, World Expeditions. We can develop itineraries in any destination that is offered by World Expeditions, which is to every continent on earth.

Use our simple Expedition Design Form to contact us with your requirements and an educational travel expert will be in touch to assist.


Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning
Programs

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.

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Our educational travel experts are ready to help you tailor an itinerary or service learning project to suit your school’s needs and budget. Contact us today to receive a free consultation.


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