Embrace Cambodia Itinerary

Below is a brief outline of the Itinerary and is subject to small changes before and during the tour.

 

Other activities such as morning stretch session, optional village bike ride and afternoon/evening

walks will also be included and slotted into days where weather and time permits.

 

DAY 1: Monday, November 30th Sydney - Phnom Penh

Arrive in Phnom Penh in the evening and immerse yourself straight away into Cambodian culture with a tuk-tuk ride to our accommodation. Enjoy a welcome dinner with the Women Embrace Adventure and Restore One hosts and get to know the team you will be spending the next 2 weeks with before retiring to your room for a much-needed rest after a long day travelling.

[Meals: D]

 

DAY 2: Tuesday, December 1st – Phnom Penh

Spend the morning catching up on sleep or relaxing by the pool.  You'll receive an in-depth orientation on this unforgettable tour over lunch followed by an afternoon of exploring.

[Meals: B, L, D]

 

DAY 3: Wednesday, December 2nd – Phnom Penh

Visit the Killing Fields - we take you to where the genocide of Cambodia is remembered.

These places give you an understanding of the history of Cambodia and the subsequent poverty that

hit in the years that followed. These are emotional places but an essential visit to put everything else in

perspective that you see on your trip. (Our village is surrounded by killing fields as well).

In the afternoon we visit the local markets for a unique shopping experience you won't soon forget.

[Meals: B, L, D]

 

DAY 4: Thursday, December 3rd – Phnom Penh

Beginning the day, we have a slum challenge, with all the fun details revealed over breakfast. In the afternoon we visit the She Rescue Visitor Centre where you will get an understanding of child sex abuse in Cambodia and the horrors of human trafficking. Bring a few $$ for gifts to take home.

[Meals: B, L, D]

 

DAY 5: Friday, December 4th– Phnom Penh

In the morning we visit the local hospital, and this is where we will start to give back, visiting those who may not have anyone to care for them in hospital. In the afternoon we visit the Open Arms Training Centre for “at risk women.”  We'll enjoy lunch at their café and also have an opportunity for a  little pampering in the salon – hair, nails, and massage. Bring an extra few $$ to spend.

[Meals: B, L, D]

 

DAY 6 - 11: Saturday, December 5th-10th December. Kampong Thom Village

This is where we get to make a real difference as we spend the week in a village.  Kampong Thom is the second-largest province in Cambodia, and the village where we will work is one of the poorest in that province. Throughout the week you will take part in many different areas of volunteering in hygiene classes,  assisting with teaching in the classrooms, building and so much more.  You'll get a chance to make some new friends and experience a very different way of life.  There will be time for R&R too.

[Meals: B, L, D]

 

DAY 12:  Friday 11th December - Village - Siem Reap

In the morning we say goodbye to the village and travel to Siem Reap and spend the

afternoon visiting the temples at Sunset.

[Meals: B, L, D]

 

DAY 13: Saturday 12th December - Siem Reap

We wake bright and early to visit the Angkor Wat site. Head back over 1,000 years of history and explore these incredible marvels of human endeavour. This is a truly inspiring site that must be seen to be believed, better still we will be seeing it at sunrise! There will be a couple of different activities you can take part in during the afternoon or just spend it relaxing.

[Meals: B, L, D]

 

DAY 14: Sunday 13th December - Siem Reap

We have a chance to explore the many markets, take in another temple, catch up on some shopping for home today.  Some serious R&R

 

[Meals: B, L, D]

 

DAY 15: Monday 14th December Siem Reap – Sydney

Today is our team Reflection Day where we'll spend time as a team reflecting on what we have learnt and getting ready to head back to our normal day to day life. We will swim, walk and talk enjoying our last full day in this beautiful country as a team and we are sure, by this time,  a great group of friends!

[Meals: B, L, D]

 

Day 16:  Tuesday 15th December Siem Reap – Sydney

After a free morning, we head to the airport to start our journey home.

[Meals: B ]