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Overview
Cambodia, the hub of ancient ruins and the land of majestic temples, attracts thousands of tourists each year. The country has so much to over the visitors, that you might feel like putting a pause to time. Apart from the historical and archeological exhibits, Cambodia has a beautiful coastal stretch by the Gulf Of Thailand.
 
With the fragrance of the ancient world, and the bustling urban structures that have cropped up in the post-independence era - Cambodia has a perfect blend of the heritage with modernity. This 3 week program will help you explore Cambodia closely, take a walk through the lanes of the older times, and spend some quality time with the natives.
 
For travellers visiting the country for the first time, this would be a joyride of experiences. And those who are revisiting the land, can get to add some more memories to their Cambodia diaries. Great way to experience Cambodia during your Gap Year or during Summer 2017.
 
This program will provide you with an array of volunteer and travel adventures - from the sights and sounds of Phnom Penh, including the very sobering Tuol Sleng and Killing Fields, to the ancient splendour and scenery of Angkor Wat, followed by five days working experience to help develop English language ability in a rural part of the country and finally, a well deserved relaxing treat at the beachside.
 
 
Day 1
You’ll arrive at Phnom Penh International Airport where our local team will be waiting for you and will take you to our centrally located hotel.
 
You’ll have time to rest and relax, and you can also take a walk around the locality and market place nearby.
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Day 2
We shall take you for a day trip - visiting Wat Phnom Temple, Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the Russian Market and Choeng Ek Killing Fields outside of Phnom Penh as well as other sights.
Breakfast included

Day 3
We will depart Phnom Penh by river, boarding a comfortable 2-deck wooden boat. We will cruise along Phnom Penh’s riverside on the Tonle Sap River and then along the Mekong River.

We will cruise up the Mekong, stopping for excursions at a local silk weaving village and an island pagoda before arriving at a sandy beach where we will stop for lunch and you can go for swimming if you want. Afterwards, we will continue towards Siem Reap.

Note: When the water is low (March – April) we may not be able to dock at the island beach for swimming and occasional bad weather may mean that the boat trip is replaced by a coach trip – your safety is always prioritized.
Breakfast included
Day 4
Today we’ll be going to explore the wonders of Angkor Wat. We shall meet up in the morning and take a bicycle ride towards the temple complex and follow a loop that passes by many of the main temples.

You will visit the highlights of Angkor, including Angkor Thom, Bayon, the Terraces of the Elephants and Leper King and Angkor Wat itself.
Breakfast included

Day 5
Today, yvolunteer in cambodiaou’ll see some of the areas surrounding Siem Reap with a little bit of trekking, cooling off in a waterfall and also seeing the unique pink sandstone Citadel of Women. In the evening we’ll enjoy a buffet dinner and Apsara Dance Show.
Breakfast and dinner included

Day 6
Today, we’ll be back to exploring more of the Angkor Wat complex including Ta Prohm, the jungle temple and Neak Poan, the serpent lake temple among others. In the afternoon, we will climb Bakheng Mountain where we can watch the sunset over the Angkor temple complex and the vast Western Baray, an ancient reservoir.
Breakfast included

Day 7
A free day in Siem Reap – rest and relax, explore this bustling town that has become a real backpackers’ hub or even head off on an optional activity.
 
Your guide will be able to give you suggestions for all sorts of things you can do here. Please do check with him to get some funky adventure ideas.
Breakfast included

Day 8
Say goodbye to Siem Reap and the wonders of Angkor Wat as we head back to Phnom Penh by boat* and then by road to Kompong Speu, the site for the volunteer teaching project.

*NOTE – when the water levels are low we will need to replace to boat trip with a coach on the roads. Water levels can be unpredictable and we are often not sure of the conditions, until a few days before the trip.
Breakfast included
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Days 9-13
For the next 5 days you will be based in Kompong Speu, a rural part of Cambodia, where you will work to help improve the English language levels of local youngsters.

Don’t worry - lots of support and advice will be provided to you! Not only will you be able to make a positive impact on the community but you’ll also gain a fascinating insight about the rural life and learn hugely about the region from the local team in Kompong Speu.
Breakfast included

Day 14
Time for the beach!
We’ll head from Kompong Speu to the lively beach town of Sihanoukville, for a well earned rest, and sunshine (hopefully!) and a lovely warm sea to relax and swim!

Day 15
Today we’ll head by boat towards the surrounding islands, and you’ll have time for snorkeling and swimming at a number of beaches.

Lunch will be served on board and we’ll get back to Sihanoukville in the afternoon.
Note: If the weather is bad,this trip will be delayed until later in your time at the beach. However, if the weather remains bad we will arrange an alternative day trip in Sihanoukville.
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Days 16 – 19
Enjoy some free time to relax by the beach, explore Sihanoukville and surrounding area and generally soak up the atmosphere at this lively coastal region.

Day 20
Say goodbye to the beach as we leave Sihanoukville today and head back for one final night in Phnom Penh.  
 
Day 21
After a final night in Phnom Penh, it’s time to head back home or towards new adventures and experiences.

Check out time is around 11:00am this morning.
Cambodia Program Booking
Volunteers can begin their project placement on 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Volunteers should book their flights to arrive on the dates mentioned below.
Volunteering Solutions Cambodia Reviews
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Sonam Sadhnani
(Singapore)

I definitely came home with much more love than I had to give through the amazing locals who were ever so friendly and welcoming..

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tianfeng Chen
(China)

The kids there are enthusiastic and very smart. They are willing to express themselves and show great respect to us as teachers. .

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Anne Voss
(Germany)

I lived in a family and enjoyed that a lot. I was satisfied with the meals. The local coordinator was an experienced and friendly person. .

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Shiyi Shen
(China)

Accommodation and meals were fantastic! Better than my imagination. The in-country staff were really helpful and I really appreciate them. .

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
John Hayes and Shirley Cornish
(Australia)

It was great value, the meals and accommodation were excellent for the price. There is great need for English education in Cambodia so our efforts were appreciated by locals..

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Emma Conley
(United States)

I liked my program placement. I felt like even though I only stayed for eight weeks, I was able to feel like my presence was very much appreciated and helpful. .

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Jayakumar Divya Pillai
(Singapore)

I very much enjoyed my program placement. The staff at the placement made me feel very welcome and the children were also a joy to teach. .

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Melissa Messer
(United States)

The whole culture of the country was amazing! The family I stayed with were very welcoming and allowed me to become more immersed in the culture and the children in the orphanage will always hold a special place in my heart. I never thought I would feel so loved and be able to return it so unconditi.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Stephanie Louise Rawlinson
(Australia)

The placement was very organized and the children and staff were very friendly and accommodating. The children were very keen to learn which made for a fulfilling experience..

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Julia Smith
(Australia)

It was a unique experience to teach but I loved playing with the kids too ! The river cruise was lovely and meeting the other volunteers was great..

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Amanda Tania Borik and Danielle Kaufmann
(Australia)

Beautiful kids. Very hard to say good bye ! Very appreciative. We are very happy with the placement..

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Michelle McGee
(Ireland)

Really enjoyed working in the Orphanage I would have liked to have more time but we could only manage a few weeks. Was more than we expected and was tough/sad leaving at the end. Orphanage works really well, it seems very well organized and all the staff were admirable..

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Robin O Neill
(United States)

I made some great new friends with other volunteers, spend weekends exploring other areas in Cambodia and made awesome memories making popcorn and having slumber parties with 85 really inspired children..

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Kirk Laughlin
(United States)

My coordinator was very helpful and constantly checking in to make sure everything was alright as well as working to make sure that I was having a pleasant experience. I would recommend the Cambodia program.It was wonderful.There are many days back home in the United States when I wish I was in Camb.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Kris Watts
(United Kingdom)

I could not have done this without the help from the Volunteering Solutions team. What I really appreciated was how flexible they were with me - especially seeing as I planned it at the last minute..

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Yulia Vladimirovna Krylova
(Russian Federation)

There were no problems with the arrival and airport pick up. The Orphanage i was placed to was very well organized with many teachers and other volunteers and my impression was that they don't need any additional help..

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Reema Gardner
(United Kingdom)

The house was very nice and had everything that I needed. The family were wonderful and very accommodating. The children were amazing and so happy all the time. I really enjoyed my month here and will really miss everyone..

Cambodia Program Cost
Volunteering Solutions strives hard to keep costs low and offers one of the most affordable volunteer abroad programs. Compare our prices and services to other organizations and you would be surprised to see the difference. 
WeekEURUSDGBPAUD
3 weeks€1,063$1,095£931$1,533
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