28 Day Volunteer Road Trip Cambodia!

See the best of Cambodia in a responsible way. Visit well-known places in Siem Reap, Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville and experience the traditional culture of the villages. Participate in valuable community projects and integrate into the local way of life while exploring the country in an organised tour with experienced guides.

28 Day Volunteering Road Trip Cambodia

Project Type

Volunteering Road Trip

Duration

4 Weeks

Start Dates

Every Monday year round (Arrival Saturday or Sunday)

Location

Siem Reap, Samraong, Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville

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Whats Included

  • Arrival  Airport Transfer
  • 3 Meals p/day weekdays, 2 meals p/day weekends
  • Accommodation (Volunteer Centers – shared dorm style rooms)
  • Training & Supervision as required
  • Use of necessary equipment incl program materials
  • 24/7 emergency assistance, volunteer support, local guiding and advice
  • Touring & excursions as per itinerary
  • Certificate of Completion 

Whats Not Included

  • Travel Insurance (Mandatory)
  • Airfares & Visa fees
  • Additional Tours, Souvenirs, Spending Money
  • Some daily local transport (depending on program eg. $2 p/day)

Application Procedure

  • Click ‘apply now’ to complete your online application.
  • Click ‘pay deposit’ to pay the US$275 fee to secure your placement.
  • A confirmation and invoice will be sent via email within 48 hours.
  • Final payment will be due 30 days prior to departure, after which a full program pack will be sent including all necessary information

Background Information

This unique 30-day adventure will enrich you with cultural, educational and social experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Experience the best of Cambodia and travel together with like minded volunteers wishing to help make a difference in the lives of others. This adventure has a great mix of fun, adventure, volunteering and relaxation as well as main attractions and heaps of off the beaten path experiences.

Schedule

Week 1: Culture week ( Siem Reap + Samraong)
Week 2: Village experience ( Samraong)
Week 3: Central Cambodia Tour ( Siem Reap + Phnom Penh)
Week 4: Beach week ( Sihanouk Ville)

Week 1: Cultural Orientation Week

Enjoy a week to check out the backpackers hot spot of Siem Reap with vibrant night life and world famous temples.   You will have maximum interaction possible with Cambodian people, who will be keen to show you around and welcome you to their home.

This culture week is designed to ease participants into the Cambodian culture and pace of life. You will get to know your new town and your fellow volunteers to help build your confidence in dealing with the locals to get the best out of your experience.

Monday                                                          

  • Visit Wat Thmey, Visit war museum, Artisans D’Angkor
  • Central market, old market, Lucky Mall (super market)
  • Pub Street and night market                                                  
  • Overnight stay in a guesthouse in Siem Reap

Tuesday

  • Silk farm, West Baray (Great water reservoir)
  • Souvenir shop, Khmer massage
  • Relax at the swimming pool with dinner and socialising
  • Overnight stay in a guesthouse in Siem Reap

Wednesday

  • Leave for Samraong
  • Introduction to projects
  • Walk around the village
  • Overnight stay in our center in Samraong

Thursday

  • Visit local village school
  • Tour around Samraong and visit villages outside Samraong
  • Cambodian language lesson
  • Cambodian culture lesson
  • Cambodian cooking lesson
  • Overnight stay in our center in Samraong

Friday

  • Visit a temple where we will have a Q&A with monks about Buddhism
  • Give gift to monk
  • Overnight stay in our center in Samraong

Saturday/Sunday

  • Free time

Week 2: Village Volunteering Experience

Travel to a local village and stay within a homestay with your fellow volunteers.  You’ll be truly integrated into the lifestyle and culture.   You’ll assist the locals with various tasks depending on the time of year.  During the rainy season from May to November, work in the fields is needed such as assisting with ploughing, planting rice and harvesting,  building dams to control water flow and cutting grass etc.   During the dry season from December to April you’ll assist the locals in general construction to community areas and houses helping to repair damage, build fences, make chicken/duck huts, plant trees and other valuable services.  Your assistance in this area will have a lasting benefit to the local community.

 

Week 3: Central Cambodia Touring

Cambodia is known across the world for it’s ancient temples.   Travel into the heart of Cambodia with a group of volunteers and see all the key sites.  Bayon Temple, Taprom Temple with trees and once a library for the ancients, Angkor Wat (the largest Khmer temple complex in the entire world) and the Wat Thmei Temple, infamous for its fashioning from human skulls as instigated by Pol Pot under his Communist guerrilla regime.

You’ll see everything from floating villages to the Royal Palace and leading historical archaeological museums to the Cheung Ek killing fields notorious for its display of human skulls.

Week 4: Beach Week

Relax, reflect and unwind on the beaches of Sihanouk Ville with all the usual beachy options like swimming, snorkeling, fishing and fun in the sun.

Accommodation

You and your fellow volunteers will stay in mostly in dedicated volunteer guesthouses with also some hostels and small village homestays which can cater well to the needs of volunteer travelers.  Rooms are single gender in either twin or dorm style.  Accommodation is comfortable and clean with good toilet and bathroom facilities.  Please bring sleeping bags as these will not be provided. Hand washing your clothes will be a necessity at times.

Meals

All food is included during your volunteer stay. The meals will be typical Cambodian, including plenty of vegetarian rice and fish dishes with some western style meals also included.

Visa Requirements

It is the responsibility of all participants to obtain any necessary visas.