• Explore the ancient temples, citadels and wats of Angkor on two wheels
  • Visit the internationally acclaimed Phare circus
  • Join a regenerative service program at a local village community
  • Join the "Keeper for a Day" program at the Free The Bears sanctuary Phnom Tamao
  • Visit the National Angkor Museum
  • Spend time in leafy Phnom Penh
  • Visit The Killing Fields and Tuoel Sleng genocide museum
  • 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 regenerative journey highlighting Cambodia's best known attractions of Angkor Wat and Phnom Penh along with a community project at a local village outside Siem Reap. We participate in a variety of activities as 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. We complete our 3 day service community project 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:

Siem Reap and Phnom Penh




After so many months thinking, preparing, and planning for your Cambodian adventure to begin, the day has finally arrived! On arrival in Siem Reap you will be met at the airport by your English speaking guide and transferred to our centrally located hotel. We will have a full trip and safety briefing before jumping in a tuk tuk and having an orientation of this exciting city travelling the way the locals do!

Meals:  D

Welcome to Cambodia! Today 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 before visiting the temples. We then head out to the Tonle Sap Lake, the largest permanent fresh-water lake in Southeast Asia. During the rainy season (from May to October), the lake swells to six or seven times its normal size of approximately 2,600 square kilometres (1625 square miles). Locals have learnt to adapts to the unique ebb and flow of the Tonle Sap Lake through the seasons by creating floating villages. We will explore one of the villages. Later this afternoon we return to Siem Reap to have dinner at Haven, a social enterprise and a training restaurant for vulnerable young adults from shelters, as well as underprivileged young adults from very poor rural areas.

Meals:  B,L,D

Today we will get up early for breakfast before heading to our project service site. On arrival you will divide 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 local way of life. The people from the local village and school will work alongside you during this regenerative program. The project is set up alongside our Travel, Give, Grow regenerative travel concept, offering unique experiences to help foster respect for the natural world as well as leaving the area in a better condition to when arrived. This 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.

Meals:  B,L,D

Today is a special day as we cycle around the magnificent temples of Angkor, full of magical highlights! There is no better way to explore this area than cycling! Our cycling is fully supported and we will cycle through little tracks and backroads to explore the temples. 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 (3000 ft x 2400 ft) in length and the moat, said to represent the oceans of the world, is 200 meters (600 ft) 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.

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 (22 mi) 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 have lunch in a local restaurant after our exploration before continuing our drive to Phnom Penh. We will have a short time to rest before we head our to a local restaurant for dinner.

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 and enjoy a farewell dinner. Overnight in 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 and a debrief before traveling back to Phnom Penh. We have some free time before heading out to dinner along the riverside. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Meals:  B,L,D

Today depending on your flight departure time, we can rest and relax, continue to explore Phnom Penh or pack and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Meals:  B

Addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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

Zero Hunger:  The food and agriculture sector offers key solutions for development, and is central for hunger and poverty eradication.

Quality Education:  Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development.

Life On Land:  Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

Partnerships For The Goals:  Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

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.


  • Teachers from your school traveling
  • All meals
  • 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
  • Exploration and entry fees as listed in the itinerary
  • Tuk-Tuk tour in Siem Reap
  • All Cambodian Government tax and service charges
  • Fruit / snack during project and cycling days
  • Bike rental, mechanic and truck carry bikes
  • Free the Bears "keeper for a day program"
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day on bus on days of transfer and sightseeing only
  • Tickets to PHARE Circus
  • Free the Bears "Keeper for a Day Program"

  • Items of a personal nature ie phone calls laundry and email
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance - compulsory.
  • Tips



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

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.


Want to find out more?

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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