Location

Departs Phnom Penh

Difficulty

1

Length

8

Trip Cost

$1800 group of 10-14
twin share

Overview

***Trip available for Konica Minolta employees and partners only***

Join this tour of exploration and learning while raising valuable funds for PROJECT FUTURES.

Start in the vibrant capital Phnom Penh where you visit two sights from the recent destructive past while also visiting two projects that give hope for the future. Finish up in Siem Reap, home of the iconic Angkor Wat, one of the world’s great buildings.

This trip allows for an immersion into Cambodia that few visitors see. Visiting organisations in each location that are providing support and development within the community while also visiting the famous and not so famous sights of the country will leave you with an experience that gets into the heart of the country.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 | 21 Oct 2017 | Arrive Phnom Penh

Arrival into Phnom Penh. Dinner tonight will be at the discretion of the individual, but you will

be given a brief overview from your guide on arrival at the hotel to prepare you for the

following day.

Meals: –

Hotel: Himawara Hotel Apartments or equivalent

Day 2 | 22 Oct 2017 | Phnom Penh

The group will have breakfast at the hotel and the morning will be free to explore. The group

will meet at 11am at the hotel to discuss the week ahead.

You will enjoy lunch at Hagar International. Hagar works with women and children who have

survived trafficking and severe abuse in Cambodia, Afghanistan and Vietnam.

In the afternoon you will visit the touching Killing Fields and the S-21 prison. These sites are a

poignant reminder of the Khmer Rouge era, a piece of Cambodian history that only happened a

few decades ago. It will be an emotional visit but an important one and will without a doubt

open your mind to many questions that will be raised during you trip.

You will enjoy dinner at Connecting Hands Café (a social enterprise employing women from

AFESIP Cambodia) or Romdeng Restaurant (another fantastic street kid training centre) with

Somaly Mam and some of the scholarship holders. Location pending capacity.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Hotel: Himawara Hotel Apartments or equivalent

Day 3 | 23 Oct 2017 | Phnom Penh

This morning the group will be broken down into groups of 8-10 people for a short visit to the

red light areas of the city with the support of the AFESIP Social Outreach team. Reaching

women and girls outside of the centre is an important part of the service as it promotes access

to primary healthcare, safe sex practices and offers women alternatives to their current

situation.

You will be invited to help distribute food and supplies, while learning a little more about their

lives. Please note, you have the option not to participate as the experience can be a little

confronting and there will be clear guidelines for you to follow to ensure this is a meaningful

experience for you and those you are there to support. You will be transferred to/from the area

by bus.

Lunch will be at Friends Restaurant which is part of Tree Alliance, who partner with NGOs to

establish high quality standards of practice in the field of social enterprise. All profits from Tree

Restaurants are invested in the students who train there and the social programs, which

support them on their journey of becoming a skilled, productive and happy young person.

You will have some time after lunch to explore the city before meeting back at the hotel at 3pm

to drive out to AFESIP Cambodia (45min) for dinner with the girls at the centre.

AFESIP Cambodia is a legally registered non-governmental, non-partisan, and non-religious

organization that cares for and secures the right of women and girls victimized by human

trafficking and sex slavery and long time partner of PROJECT FUTURES.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Hotel: Himawara Hotel Apartments or equivalent

Day 4 | 24 Oct 2017 | Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

Today will be a travel day. The group will board a private bus to Siem Reap (6-7 hours), but will

include stops at Skun (Spiderville), Stone Carving Village and Banteay Kdei (Old Angkorian

Bridge).

In the afternoon there will be an orientation walk through Siem Reap, followed by dinner at

Makphet or Haven (TBC).

Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Hotel: Damrei Angkor Hotel or equivalent

Day 5 | 25 Oct 2017 | Siem Reap and Angkor Tour

Today you’ll enjoy a guided cycle tour (or bus) of the legendary Angkor Temple Complex,

including Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Ta Phrom.

Today we enjoy dinner at Spoons, a social enterprise restaurant run by EGBOK. Spoons is

designed to enhance EGBOK student’s training skills in food and beverage while providing a

Cambodian culinary experience that is authentic and unique.

Spooms aims to provide its students with experiential learning from a skilled, professional team,

to provide guests with an authentic experience that acknowledges and celebrates the culture of

Cambodia and to generate revenue in support of EGBOK. By reaching out to underprivileged

young adults, EGBOK helps them to become self-supporting – thereby breaking the cycle of

poverty that exists throughout the country today.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Hotel: Damrei Angkor Hotel or equivalent

Day 6 | 26 Oct 2017 | Siem Reap

This morning we will be met by Somaly Mam who will be introducing you to some of the

survivors who have reintegrated back into their communities, set up businesses and now

located in villages outside of the city.

The afternoon will be free to explore the city.

Dinner will be at the Ivy Bar and Restaurant who hold a Quiz Night every Thursday, raising funds

for different Siem Reap charities.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Hotel: Damrei Angkor Hotel or equivalent

Day 7 | 27 Oct 2017 | Siem Reap

Today is a free day to explore, get massages, shop or try new things. There are a number of

options available on the day such as boat tour on Tonle Sap Lake, Flight of the Gibbons

experience, cooking classes, Day in the Life of Cambodian Village, countryside cycle tour, day

trip out to the Jungle Temple Being Melea – you can choose your own adventure.

Tonight we will enjoy a farewell dinner and a spectacular Phare Cambodian Circus performance.

Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Hotel: Damrei Angkor Hotel or equivalent

Day 8 | 28 Oct 2017 | Depart Siem Reap

Our adventure concludes today after breakfast.

Meals: Breakfast

Dates

Trip available for Konica Minolta employees and partners only.

Pay $1770 and fundraise $2000 to join this once in a lifetime challenge.

Price is based on a group size of min. 10 people. Should the numbers fall below this, the trip cost is subject to revision.

Start date
21 Oct 2017
End date
28 Oct 2017
Price
$1770
Availability
Available

Inclusions

Included

  • RAW Travel leader throughout the tour
  • All accommodation on twin share basis
  • All meals as indicated
  • Transfers and transport as per itinerary
  • Admission fees where applicable as noted on the tour itinerary
  • Drinking water for sightseeing/bus (not meals)

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Single supplement AUD480
  •  Cambodia entry visa
  •  Travel insurance
  •  Drinks at meals
  •  Expenses of personal nature
  •  Tips for local hotels, restaurant staffs and local tour crew

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