Cambodia Impact Expedition: 2 Weeks

Explore the hidden wonders that Cambodia has to offer. Wander through the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, work side by side with the local community and enjoy traditional Cambodian entertainment at the Apsara dance show.

  • Location Cambodia, Asia
  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Expedition Type Impact

This 2 week trip is jam-packed full of cultural activities. Not only will you be getting stuck into vital project work to improve the lives of local communities, but you will also have the opportunity to experience traditional Cambodian culture in two of the country’s largest cities.

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A fully supported expedition, from start to finish

Your expedition cost is comprehensive and covers the incredible activities you’ll be taking part in, as well as the extensive support you’ll receive in the lead up to, and during, your expedition.

Don’t forget you’ll also need your vaccinations, visas, kit and some spending money. You can find guidance on all of these on your personal Traveller Gateway once you sign up.

  • Expedition Leader
  • All meals in camp
  • Unlimited drinking water
  • Accommodation
  • Local Transfers (excluding to and from Australian airports)
  • Project costs and management
  • 24 hour support throughout expedition

This sample itinerary will give you an insight into what you’ll be getting up to. Please note, the exact projects, activities and camps may change closer to the time of your expedition.

Day Activities More details
Day 1 Arrival in Siem Reap After arriving at Siem Reap, you’ll be met by a member of our Camps crew who will transfer you to Camp Beng Mealea (approx. 1.5hrs). On the way you will stop and explore the Beng Mealea temple all before settling into your accommodation and getting a good nights sleep.
Day 2 – 4 Community projects Over the next few days, you will get your hands dirty working alongside local people on community projects. You could be getting stuck into anything from building chicken coops to improving infrastructure at the local school.
Day 5 Visit to Angkor Wat After a good breakfast, we’ll take you back to Siem Reap for a visit to the world-famous temples of Angkor Wat. Learn more about Cambodia’s ancient past as you explore these iconic temples. After dinner in the city, you will be treated to an evening watching an Apsara dance – a traditional Cambodian dance designed to mesmerise audiences.
Day 6 Explore Siem Reap Today you will have the chance to explore more of what Siem Reap has to offer. Visit the Angkor Artisan and silk farm where you will see incredible crafts being produced by local people. In the evening you will have dinner in the city before heading to the Phare Circus, an awesome performance that brings Cambodia’s rich history to life.
Day 7 Transfer to Camp Beng Pae Today you will take the 3 hour journey to Camp Beng Pae. This woodland retreat is set at the edge of a village giving you plenty of opportunity to get to know the locals. Once you arrive, you’ll be given a tour of the camp and briefed on the projects you’ll be getting involved with.
Day 8 – 11 Community project work Over the next few days, you will be getting stuck into some community project work. The local people in the village around the camp live below the poverty line and don’t have access to basic facilities. You will helping to improve living conditions by working on projects such as building wells and constructing toilets.
Day 12 Visit Phnom Penh Today you will say goodbye to Camp Beng Pae and head to Phnom Penh. Here you will get to explore the city and pick up any souvenirs from the Russian Market. You will also visit Wat Phnom – a beautiful Buddhist temple where many people go to pray for good luck.
Day 13 Explore Cambodia’s history Today, we will take you to visit the Royal Palace in the heart of Phnom Penh. You will then visit the S21 museum and Killing Fields, giving you an opportunity to learn about the Khmer Rouge regime, a significant part of Cambodia’s history.
Day 14 Departure After checking out of the hotel, you will be transferred back to the airport in time for your flight home.

How you’ll make a difference

You’ll work on a range of projects throughout your expedition, each aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and designed to make a significant and lasting impact on the region’s most critical issues.

Experience the local way of life in our authentic camps

Our camps are the heart of our expeditions. Built and staffed by locals in the traditional style, and located within the heart of communities, they are the perfect place to relax after a day of project work. You’ll get to stay in a number of camps during your expedition, which could include those featured below.

Our local camp legends

Our camps are staffed by members of the community who will make you feel like a local in no time. These legends will make your expedition spectacular and will show you the very best of their home country.

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