• Explore the ancient temples, citadels and wats of Angkor with expert local guides to assist your understanding
  • Assist the Treak Community Centre and classroom in a worthwhile community project
  • Join the "Keeper for a Day" program at the Free The Bears sanctuary Phnom Tamao
  • Join a cooking class in a local village
  • Internationally acclaimed Phare circus
  • Visit the National Angkor Museum
  • Spend time in leafy Phnom Penh
  • Visit The Killing Fields and Tuoel Sleng genocide museum
  • Exploring the local night markets
  • 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.

A complete itinerary highlighting Cambodia's best known attractions of Angkor Wat and Phnom Penh along with giving something back by way of a community service project at a local school. Under the guidance of our local team you will work alongside the students and local community to improve their local community centre on a regenerative travel program. This will provide lasting and long term benefits to the residents. You will also spend time learning and appreciating the world famous temples of Angkor Wat, which are arguably the finest ruins in Asia. Here we explore the highlights of the region including Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei, The Bayon, Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat itself. We also pay a visit to Internationally acclaimed PHARE circus which is transforming the lives of Cambodian youth. Whilst we travel we meet locals and learn about their culture and way of life as well as joining a village cooking class to learn more about the cuisine. We complete our 3 day community project at the Treak Community Centre and then travel to Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capitol, and visit the sobering sites made famous during Pol Pots regime. We then travel to the best wildlife sanctuary in South East Asia, the Free The Bears Phnom Tamao Sanctuary, currently housing 131 Sun and Moon Bears where we join the famed "keeper for a day" program. This is a learning experience to get excited over!


Start and Finishing Point:


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After so many months of planning and preparation for your Cambodian adventure the wait is finally over! Please make your way to Melbourne Airport to check in for your overnight flight to Siem Reap.

Meals:  Nil

Welcome to Cambodia! On arrival in Siem Reap you will be met at the airport by your English speaking guide and transferred to our centrally located hotel. Once we are checked in the guide will run through a full trip and safety briefing along with a quick lesson in how to speak Cambodian. You can practise speaking in Cambodian through out the remainder of your journey. The run through is a great time to ask your guide any questions regarding your adventure. After a quick orientation we will head straight to the Angkor Museum, a profound cultural landmark in Siem Reap. This world class interactive museum will give the students an ideal background on the golden era of the Khmer Kingdom and the Khmer culture before visiting the temples. Tonight we have a welcome dinner at Haven Restaurant, offering not only great food, but also helping disadvantaged youth to build a new life by offering training in the hospitality industry. If time allows we will speak with some of the staff working here at the restaurant under this great program. Overnight: Siem Reap

Meals:  D

Today is a special day as we make our way out to the magnificent temples of Angkor, full of magical highlights! We will start by exploring the ancient city of Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire under the reign of Jayavarman VII, surrounded by an 8 meter high wall. We then continue to Bayon Temple, a 12th century masterpiece in the exact centre of the city. Possibly one of the most enjoyable is Ta Prohm temple, where the Tomb Raider movies were set and filmed. Ta Prohm is unique in that it has been left largely as it was found: overgrown by jungle. This makes Ta Prohm one of the most memorable of the Angkor temples. Photo opportunities await around every corner. We will then experience the largest and most impressive of all the temples in Angkor: Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat was built between 1112 and 1152 by King Suryavarman II and dedicated to Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation. It is the best preserved of all the temples. Its layout and its scale are simply breathtaking: the wall surrounding the enclosure measures 1,000 by 800 meters in length and the moat, said to represent the oceans of the world, is 200 meters wide. We have the opportunity to visit a local pagoda within the temple where we will be welcomed by Buddhist Monks and hear about their life and understand more about Buddhism in the region. Tonight we will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant whilst watching a special cultural performance of the "Aspara Cultural Show". Overnight: Siem Reap

Meals:  B,L,D

Today we will get up early for breakfast before heading to our project site at the Treak Community Centre. We will continue the great work done here by Braemar College students since 2014. You will be divided into sub groups to work on different components of the project. We will take the time to take a walk through the surrounding community whilst gaining a better understanding of the people and their way of life. You should wear clothing you don't mind getting dirty or paint on. The people from the local village and school will be very receptive to your visit and the improvements that you are making which will bring long term benefits to the entire village. The difference this work will make for the community can not be underestimated. In addition to the friendships formed, it will foster closer relationships between the two countries and schools. At the end of our third day, we say farewell to the centre and our new found friends. The project is set up alongside our regenerative Travel, Give, Grow concept, offering unique experiences to help foster respect for the natural world as well as the diverse peoples and cultures that live in it. This regenerative style of travel helps develop confidence, resilience, tolerance, problem solving abilities, team work, fitness and key life skills. We will return to our hotel late in the afternoon to refresh before heading out to dinner at a local restaurant. On the first night we will visit the famous PHARE circus. The circus is an International quality program designed to take in street kids and train them to be performers. The circus travels around the world and appears on some of the biggest stages. It is a fantastic experience we know you will love! On the second night we have the opportunity to head to the night markets where you can purchase gifts and souvenirs. Overnight: Siem Reap

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning after breakfast we will visit Banteay Srey temple, which is considered by many to be the most magnificent of all the temples in the Khmer crown. The temple is located around 35 km away from Siem Reap, passing through several small Cambodian villages along the way. This is a great opportunity to see local life and stop and meet the local peoples. We will then travel to Run Ta Ek Village and join a local cooking class run be a local family. This is a great opportunity to meet the local people, find out a little about their daily lives and culture and learn how to cook at the same time. The best thing is we get to eat the food with the family after we have made the recipes. On our return to Siem Reap, we will visit the Mebon mountain, an architectural and artistic temple-mountain. We can climb to the top to get stunning views of the surrounding countryside. We then transfer to the airport for our 45 minute flight to Phnom Penh. On arrival we transfer to our hotel and have time for a quick orientation before we head out to a local restaurant for dinner. Overnight: Phnom Penh

Meals:  B,L,D

After breakfast at our hotel we will head out for a very special day. We will drive to Phnom Tamao to the Free the Bears wildlife sanctuary to join their "Keeper for a Day" Program. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to get behind the scenes at one of the best wildlife centres in South East Asia as they join the Free the Bears education program. Late this afternoon we will return to Phnom Penh for dinner. Overnight: Phnom Penh

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning is a very important, but also confronting, part of our journey as we visit the Toul Sleng Museum of Genocidal Crimes and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek. Both sites will provide an insight into the recent Cambodia history and in particular the Pol Pot era. After our visit here we will have lunch and time for reflection before traveling back to Phnom Penh. We have some free time before heading out to join a sunset river cruise and later dinner along the riverside. Overnight: Phnom Penh

Meals:  B,L,D

Today we rise and have some free time to rest and relax before heading out for our final cultural experience program including visits to The National Museum, The Royal Palace and the adjoining Silver Pagoda. The Silver Pagoda, also known as the Pagoda of the Emerald Buddha, was created by King Norodom in 1892. The floor is comprised of more than 5,000 silver blocks, weighing a total of 6 tones. There will also be some time to visit the famous Russian markets where you can pick up any last minute souvenirs. We then return to the hotel where we have a few rooms with late check out to have a shower and freshen up before packing and transferring to the airport for our onward flight.

Meals:  B,L

Learning outcomes for students

World Expeditions Schools journeys are designed to encourage positive personal development and the learning of life skills, while leaving the communities and environments we travel to, in a better condition than when we arrived.
The programs are designed to:
• build strong friendships and bonds with their peers, their teachers, and the local people they meet.
• increase the confidence to engage with new people, and collaboratively make informed decisions.
• discover the benefits of working cooperatively together as a cohesive team, to achieve a common objective.
• Increase the ability to face, and cope with, mental and physical challenges and therefore increase resilience.
• give students a chance to appreciate and care for the natural world. The environments we travel 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.
• Learn personal skills i.e., time management, personal hygiene, responsibility for personal gear, patience, tolerance, and public speaking.
We help encourage students to learn what it means to be a true global citizen.


  • International and internal flights ex Melbourne
  • Teachers traveling from Braemar College
  • All meals as per the itinerary
  • Comfortable hotel accommodation throughout on a twin-share basis
  • Private air-conditioned vehicles used for all airport transfers and group transport
  • Expert English speaking tour leaders in Cambodia who will carry a group medical kit
  • City exploration and entry fees as listed in the itinerary
  • Tickets to PHARE Circus
  • All Cambodian Government tax and service charges
  • Boat cruise along Mekong River
  • Local cooking class
  • Gloves for project days
  • Free the Bears "keeper for a day program"

  • Mineral water beyond that supplied
  • Items of a personal nature i.e. soft drink, souvenirs, laundry etc.
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance - compulsory
  • Tips
  • Materials required for community project


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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

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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