10 Day Volunteering Adventure

  • Duration: 10 DAY(S)
  • Type: Conservation, Wildlife Protection, Volunteer – Volunteering & Conservation
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Experience the best of Siem Reap and stay on an Elephant Sanctuary

Overview

You will absolutely love Cambodia! Siem Reap is an exciting city with so much to see and do. The evenings are when Siem Reap comes to life with Pub Street at the centre of it all. There are amazing night markets, carnivals, restaurants, and bars, all waiting for you to be discovered. During the day things are more relaxed, but there is still plenty to do. You can visit the incredible Angkor Wat, swim under waterfalls, shop at markets or be treated to a relaxing massage. 

While in Siem Reap you will travel in style by tuk-tuk to a local village to help at the ROV Community School. The local people will welcome you with open arms and you will leave a piece of your heart behind when it is time to say goodbye. 

After your time in Siem Reap you will travel to the Cambodian Eco Sanctuary which is home to rescued elephants, monkeys, dogs and more! All of these beautiful animals have been rescued from illegal logging, the tourism industry, or the local markets, and are now being given a second chance at life. You will be assisting in the rehabilitation of these animals and the day to day running at the sanctuary. Its currently working to become a completely off the grid, self-sufficient sanctuary. 


Basic Itinerary
DAY 1 Itinerary

You can arrive anytime on the first day if you have purchased the airport collection add-on. Your team leader will be waiting for you in an ROV shirt holding an ROV sign. Alternatively, you can meet us at the accommodation listed in your 4 weeks prior to program email. There is a walking tour of Siem Reap in the afternoon and a group dinner giving everyone a chance to get to know each other. Meals included: Dinner

DAY 2 Itinerary

This morning you will travel by tuk-tuk to the ROV Community School which is just outside Siem Reap. There you will have an orientation and meet Chhaiky the principal who has helped grow the ROV school from 30 students to 300 students. All students at the ROV school are receiving a free education thanks to people like you joining our programs. You will then get stuck into the project which may include building a new classroom, library, bathroom, or home for a disadvantaged family. The building projects are always reflective of the needs of the community and will vary from program to program. After dinner, you'll have a Khmer language and history class. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 3 Itinerary

Today you'll travel by tuk-tuk back to the ROV School to continue work on the building project. Every day on the building project you will enjoy a traditional home-cooked lunch. This is supporting local village women and providing a source of employment and income for them - the food is also amazing. In the afternoon you can spend time interacting with the students at the school. They are soccer fanatics and love a good dance-off! Or for those who are interested you can learn to drive a tuk-tuk - see the add ons for more information. After dinner be treated to a relaxing traditional Khmer massage. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 4 Itinerary

Make sure you've had a good night's sleep as you will be visiting Angkor Wat to see the sunrise! This allows for some pretty amazing Insta snaps! After seeing the breathtaking sunrise over the temples you will have a guided tour of Angkor Wat which is one of the largest religious monuments in the world, and learn about Cambodia's rich history. While on tour you'll even see the famous Ta Prohm Temple which is where Tomb Raider was filmed. On return from Angkor Wat there is free time for those who haven't purchased the Floating village add on. If you have purchased the add on you will visit the floating villages which are on the Tonle Sap lake - South East Asia's largest lake. Locals here live on houses raised by stilts, and you will enjoy a boat cruise through the villages. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

DAY 5 Itinerary

This morning we are once again on our Tuk-Tuks and off to the ROV school. You will finish work on your project and then take part in a farewell party - get those tissues ready! In the afternoon you have the option of visiting a local beach and waterpark. Why not relax under a shaded awning and enjoy a cocktail. What better way to finish up your week. The evening is yours to explore Siem Reap city. You can enjoy drinks in Pub street, shop at the markets, grab a massage or dance the night away. Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch.

DAY 6 Itinerary

Breakfast at the hotel and the chance for a lazy lie-in for those who haven't purchased today's optional activities. You can then the day exploring Siem Reap at your leisure. If you have purchased the add on you will be visiting the beautiful Kulen Mountain, swimming under waterfalls, hiking the nature trails and visiting the sleeping Buddha. Finish the evening with a trip to see the acrobatic circus which is providing a creative outlet for local Cambodian's. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 7 Itinerary

Today we head out to the Eco Sanctuary. It's a few hours north of Siem Reap in a jungle/forest area. The Sanctuary is home to elephants who have been rescued from the logging and tourism industries, as well as dogs, monkeys, geese and more. All of whom are being given a second chance at life. After an orientation and time to settle in, you will get to work helping with all the tasks that keep the sanctuary running. These include walking the elephants, feeding the elephants, preparing food for the animals, harvesting ingredients for your own meals etc. Meals included: Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

DAY 8 Itinerary

A full day at the Sanctuary caring for and feeding the animals and walking the elephants. The sanctuary is attempting to be self-sufficient and there is a large vegetable patch where your meals are grown. You may be clearing invasive plants or tieing orange cloths, blessed by monks to deter illegal logging. Meals included: Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

DAY 9 Itinerary

This morning you'll have a chance to say goodbye to all your new furry friends and of course the elephants. Then we travel back to Siem Reap for your final night. There will be free time in the afternoon to catch up on any last-minute shopping or massages. Enjoy a final group dinner and then spend the night soaking up Siem Reap's nightlife. Meals included: Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

DAY 10 Itinerary

Departure day, enjoy a relaxed morning where you can say goodbye to your new friends. If you have booked the Airport drop off add-on, your team leader will drop you at the airport. Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

What's Included
  1. All accommodation
  2. ROV Team Leader
  3. All on ground transport Excl. airport transfers
  4. Language & History lesson
  5. Local Massage
  6. Street Food Tour Incl bug tasting
  7. Local Carnival
  8. Angkor Wat Entry
  9. Angkor Wat Guide
  10. Angkor Wat Transport
  11. Building Project
  12. ROV T-shirt x1

For more details see your Program Booklet.

Included Meals
  1. Breakfast 9
  2. Lunch 9
  3. Dinner 8
Add-Ons
  1. Standard ROV T-Shirt (Unisex) ($10.00)
  2. Save The Elephants t-shirt (Unisex) ($17.50)
  3. Kulan Mountain ($59.95)
  4. Acrobatic Circus ($32.50)
  5. Floating Village ($47.50)
  6. Learn to Ride a Cambodian Tuk-Tuk ($9.50)
  7. Flight Booking Service ($75.00)
  8. Extra Night After Program (Siem Reap) ($45.00)
  9. Airport Collection and Drop-off (Siem Reap) ($14.00)
Airport Information

  • Arrival: Siem Reap International (REP) – you can arrive at any time on the arrival day. Take the Airport Add On and we will be there when you arrive.
  • Departure: Siem Reap International (REP) – you can depart at any time on the final day. Take the Airport Add On and we will return you to the airport.

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  • Program cost $1,499.00/ person

  • Program cost excludes flights.

Program cost $1,499.00