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From a day with Buddhist monks to a tour of Pub Street, this Culture Week will show you all sides of Cambodia! Enjoy the rich, cultural experience before your volunteer project, or join the tour by itself to learn about Cambodia and its history.

Program Highlights: 
  • Experience both bustling Siem Reap and serene Samraong
  • Visit a local school that was built from the ground up by volunteers
  • Go on excursions to many of Cambodia’s culturally important sites, including various temples
  • Get a daily dose of delicious, Cambodian cuisine and even enjoy a cooking class
  • Price for a tourist only: full price
  • Price for a volutneer who books culture week with one of these programs (Sustainable Community Development, Community Health Education Project or Temple Preservation): 50% total price for volunteers

Your Schedule at a Glance (Minimum one-week commitment): 

Arrival Day, Sunday: Arrive at Siem Reap International Airport (REP). You will be picked up from the airport and transferred to your accommodation in Siem Reap. Take the time to settle in and meet other travelers.

Day 1, Monday: Begin your week with an introduction to Khmer culture and a language lesson. Continue with a tour of the local area, a visit to the local markets and an excursion to the temples of Wat Preah Prom Rath and Wat Thmey. End your day with an excursion to Pub Street and the local night market; the liveliest area of the city.

Day 2, Tuesday: Today will be filled with tours and excursions! Visit a silk farm and West Baray, a beautiful place to go for a swim. Head to the Museum of War and stroll through a local craft shop that displays Khmer arts and crafts.

Day 3, Wednesday: Depart for Samraong and learn about some of the volunteer opportunities that are available there for after the Culture Week. You will also have the opportunity to explore a nearby rural village and interact with the local community members before enjoying an authentic, Cambodian dinner.

Day 4, Thursday: Visit the surrounding villages and get a more in-depth tour of Samraong before going to a local school, which was built from the ground up by previous volunteers. You will also have the opportunity to take a cooking class in the afternoon and taste your creation afterward.

Day 5, Friday: On your last day, you will visit a local temple and spend the morning assisting monks with their daily chores, before learning more about Buddhism from a Q&A session. Take the afternoon to relax and spend the evening with your new friends.

Days 6, Saturday: Depart from Samraong this morning or stay on and volunteer at one of the projects.

Special Offer: Combine this Culture Week with select volunteer programs and receive a 50% discount on this Culture Week! Contact us for details.
Location of the Project:  Samraong and Siem Reap, Cambodia
Project length:  1 week
Arrival Airport:  Siem Reap International Airport (REP)
Age:  18 - 70 (This program may accept volunteers who are younger than 18 years old with a letter of consent from a parent or guardian.)
Number of Volunteers:  Up to 20 international participants
Important Note:  Combine this Culture Week with select volunteer programs and receive a 50% discount in this Culture Week! Contact us for details.

What's Included

Accommodations:  Shared, dorm-style rooms
Food:  Three meals during the week, two meals on weekends
Airport Transfers:  Airport pickup is provided upon arrival
Support:  Comprehensive and professional pre-departure travel guidance, 24/7 GoEco emergency hotline, experienced local field team.

What's not Included

Flights, visas (if required), travel health insurance, lunches on weekends, personal expenses
Samraong, or the “Impenetrable Jungle,” is the capital of Oddar Meanchey Province, Cambodia's newest province, which is on the border with Thailand. To this day, the town is still recovering from a long civil war, which resulted in decades of isolation. Most people visit Samraong to do much-needed community and volunteer work. Samraong is about 2 hours away from the popular tourist destination city of Siem Reap, where you can see Angkor Wat. 
Internet:  WiFi is available in public areas.
Laundry:  There are no laundry facilities available on-site.
Accommodations:  Volunteers will stay in shared, simple, same-gender, dorm-style rooms. A bathroom will be shared with other volunteers, however hot water will not be available for showering.
Food:  During the week, three meals per day are provided. On the weekends, only brunch and dinner are provided. The food will be traditional Cambodian and include a lot of rice.
Please take note of this project's minimum requirements:
  • Good level of English
  • Police clearance
  • Good level of physical fitness
  • Immunizations (please consult your doctor)
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