Cambodia

2-3 weeks in 

Monk
Siem Reap road
Temple
Cambodia is a small country that really packs a punch. It offers the most splendid combination of rich history, fantastic natural resources, and a warm and friendly culture. It will always be one of our favourite destinations.

Highlights

  • See the splendour of Angkor Wat
  • Trek through rice fields and rainforests
  • Visit Phnom Penh’s bustling culture and food markets
  • Sleep in hammocks under the jungle sky
  • Work with inspiring communities in Siem Reap

Teachers!

All of our expeditions are completely tailored to your needs – if you’re undecided about where to go, just call us, we love sharing ideas. The world really is your oyster!

Expedition

  • Experiencing a very different culture

    Teams can spend a couple of days in Phnom Penh, a city where the ancient and modern worlds seem to co-exist effortlessly. The serenity of Buddhist monks strolling through the streets provides a real contrast to the hectic bustle and hum of mopeds. Cambodians love to eat, and throughout Cambodia, the amazing food markets and street food are not to be missed. Cambodian food is delicious and much influenced by nearby Thailand and Vietnam.

  • Finding Adventure

    Trekking in Cambodia can be varied, depending on time and ability, but it always delivers a sense of enormous achievement and adventure. A four-day trek could take you past rice fields, into the jungle, and alongside waterfalls. The team could even spend the night in the jungle listening to the sounds around them as they rest in their hammocks! Our treks are led by our amazing local guides who will teach jungle and local survival techniques along the way. A shorter option might be to visit the origins of the Khmer Empire in the Kulen Mountains. Trekking through stunning rice fields and remote villages, you can see ancient carvings etched into the sandstone riverbeds.

  • Working with local communities

    In the rural communities outside Siem Reap and Battambang, the team can link up with our long-term charity partner, Better Lives. Students will get the chance to immerse themselves into community life and make a real and lasting impact on the people they meet. All projects are chosen for their sustainability in consultation with the community. In the past, our teams have chosen to create vegetable gardens, build chicken pens and pig sheds and have even helped to build a home for a family.

  • Learn something important

    Siem Reap, with its many fascinating temples, offers a spectacular stepping stone into ancient Khmer civilisation. Not to be missed is Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious monument, literally translating to ‘temple city’. A sunrise or sunset visit is truly unforgettable. More recent history can be experienced in an incredibly poignant trip to the Tuol Sleng Museum & Choeung Ek Choeung where students can learn about the impact of the Khmer Rouge regime.

What to expect

  • Terrain

    A trip to Cambodia takes in coastal regions, jungle, lush countryside, and beautiful hills. With such varied terrain, treks can be adapted to abilities ranging from 2-4 in terms of difficulty.

  • Culture

    Cambodian culture is both ancient and fascinating and has developed over nearly two millennia. The Khmerit culture is a unique mix of Buddhism, Hinduism, and a deep belief in the spirituality of nature, plants, and animals.

  • Weather

    Summer is a great time to travel. June to August are known as the green season, the monsoons are yet to come, and fresh vegetables and food plentiful.

We’re always happy to talk travel and would love to find out more about your ideas.

Please do call or email us for more information, to organise a first meeting, or even just for a chat. We’ll be delighted to hear from you.

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