Our journey will take us far into foreign lands and the unknown. Contributing to something positive while having fun, your experience will be utterly unforgettable.
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Day 1 – Arriving in Cambodia
- Our journey starts in Siem Reap as you pucker up for an exciting 2 weeks ahead! We kick off with a drink and a briefing, and a scrumptious welcome dinner at an exotic Cambodian Restaurant.
Day 2-4 – Exploring Siem Reap
- The next two days are spent in one of the local villages we support. Our projects range from House construction, sanitation facilities (such as showers and toilets) as well as providing education and empowerment opportunities through skills and employment. You will have the chance to see where the funds from the tour have gone to complete these building tasks and leave your final mark on the project.
- Temple hopping is a thing in Cambodia, and for a good reason. We await the amazing sunrise at Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world; after which we’re off to Angkor Thom and Banteay Srei. The evening is spent soaking up traditional Khmer food whilst enjoying traditional dance and entertainment.
Day 5-8 – Off to Phnom Penh
- Our private coach transfer to Phnom Penh allows us to see the natural beauty of the Cambodian landscape, including an authentic lunch on route. After arriving to our new hotel there is time to relax and settle in before sunset drinks and dinner from the rooftop restaurant.
- The next morning we depart for a village outside of the city. Here, we will have the unique opportunity to stay in a traditional Khmer village with the locals and have true interaction with their day to day life (previous travellers have even been woken at 5am to be invited for breakfast with the Monks!), should you rather stay in the hotel this is also an option.
- Whilst in the village, again we will be able to support the local school project as well as getting to understand the local life from those who know it best. Whether that is taking a boat out to fish with your home host or supporting the teachers in the classroom. You will also be able to help deliver the vital water filters and again see the construction work and improvements the tour funds and meet those who you have helped first hand.
- After the homestay experience, you have the afternoon at leisure (including a well earned foot massage) as well as the option for water front Zumba after exploring the city.
- Our final day in Phnom Penh starts by exploring the grand Silver Pagoda and Royal Palace. After lunch, a visit to the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum takes you on a heart-wrenching, but educational tour about the horrors of the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek before visiting them in person.
Day 9-10 – Vietnam, here we come!
- Boating our way down the Mekong River from Cambodia to Châu Đốc, we cross the border by boat – a truly unique experience at ‘Border control’ on the waters.
- After checking into our peaceful and relaxing hotel, we enjoy a semi al-fresco dinner to savour our first tastes of Vietnamese cuisine
- The following morning we visit the floating villages of Châu Đốc. We deliver water filters to those in need here as well as visit the current projects we are supporting (Sinking local houses and similar). You will have a chance to meet the locals in their homes as well as be part of our Empowering change projects here which are brining vital skills, employment and income to those within these communities. After lunch, we continue further along the water ways to learn more about local finishing facilities.
Day 11-13 – Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City
- On route to Ho Chi Minh we stop off for a tour of the Mekong Delta. Sailing along the peaceful waters, past floating markets under green palms is a stark contrast to what awaits in the city formally known as Saigon. Discover Tortoise/Unicorn island, fast traditional fruits and enjoy the traditional local music. A traditional lunch is enjoyed from the islands before seeing the local life at work, from honey farming to coconut candy workshops.
- The next day, find your way through the labyrinth of Cu Chi Tunnels as you learn about the historic importance of this area. and take home a piece of artwork by the injured war veterans at Tay Son Lacquerware. After lunch, we learn more about the countries history at the War Museum.
- After stopping into the famous Ho Chi Minh postoffice to send a postcard to a loved one, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore the bustling markets, hit a sky bar or just soak up day to day life with a Vietnamese coffee.
Day 14 -15 – Last stop at Hoi An
- We jump on a mid-morning flight to Danang, one of Vietnam’s major port cities.
- Next stop: the stunning Old French Style houses and the Hoi An old town, followed by a trip to the temples of My Son Holyland and Pagodas before a delicious dinner on the riverbanks.
- The next morning, those who wish can join us early to prepare breakfasts at a local hospital facility which cares fro generations of those who have been affected by Agent Orange and other disabilities. For those who do wish to join, we provide our support to this ongoing project as well as interaction for those who are residents here.
- A visit to the markets is next, with a chef on hand to help us pick out the freshest of ingredients. After a short boat ride up river, we indulge in a culinary cooking class before sampling all the delicious treats we just learnt.
- We bring the tour to a close with a rickshaw ride through the beautiful lanterns of Hoi An along the riverside. For our Farewell dinner, watch the delicate candle lanterns glide away into the distance of the night as we sail along the river and floating candles and enjoy a truly delicious feast before realising out own lanterns amongst the others that dance into the night.
Day 16 – Farewell and departure
- Our tour concludes after breakfast, after which we drive off to the Danang airport, and set out home enriched by this priceless journey.