DURATION

11 days, all inclusive package, twin share*

PRICE

Please see price breakdown below

Wild Awake is hitting the ground in October to get amongst the action. This 11 days experiential tour is for anyone who wants to get on the tools! Whether you’re a tradie with skills or you have never picked up a hammer before, there’s a place for you on the team. Wild Awake’s focus on their trips is to cultivate greater wellbeing for both the individual, the environment and the global community.

This experience captures it all in one. In partnership with Australian non-profit organisation RAW Impact, you will experience hands-on rural village development through building, education and agricultural projects. The Wild Awake team will make a huge impact on two different projects; Ta Skor Village (bamboo house building) and Ko Ki (bamboo farm & nursery). In both locations you will have the chance to immerse in Cambodian culture and way of life. Experience Cambodia’s rich culture and history and venture into places no tourists go. Get ready for a connection with the locals that is sure to stay close to your heart for years to come. Embrace adventure together with the power and purpose of contribution to be a part of creating incredible change. Though not a core focus of this journey, practices of gentle yoga and guided meditation will be incorporated into our day as an optional extra where possible. Just imagine stretching your body and mind overlooking the Meking River!

“The best way to find yourself, is lose yourself in the service of others” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Photo credit – rawimpact.org

Sustainability

Wild Awake chooses to partner with NGO RAW Impact on providing this experience because of their highly sustainable and ethical program which they are empowering Cambodian families at a grass-roots level through innovative and sustainable projects. By contributing to their project work we support them in providing sustainable livelihoods through intensive farming and agricultural initiatives.

Participate in the construction of innovative designed and build projects to provide safe housing, community infrastructure and freedom from debt slavery. Help provide resources to establish vegetable gardens for the families who are placed in the bamboo building project homes to support sustain them with fresh food and the capacity for exchange and income on a local level. Bamboo farming project will provide the raw materials for building projects as well as employ many locals for it’s production. Providing long-term sustainable income is a priority. A large percentage of the organisation are already Cambodian locals of which many are on senior roles within the in-country team. While on tour – –

We provide water refills (all participants requested to BYO reusable bottle) – Choose bicycles where possible as our mode of transport to explore – Encourage ethical travel practices to limit single use plastic and waste. Wild Awake will provide re-usable produce bags and cloth shopping bags for market days and any provisioning during the trip. A visit to the plastic choked slums on the Mekong River will give powerful perspective to initiative.

Photo credit – Raw Impact

What’s Included

10 nights accommodation

All meals and water refills

Airport pick ups and drop offs

All group transport associated with the trip

Activities for cultural day in Phnom Penh

Bicycles for exploring and group ride in Ko Ki Sunrise temple trip in Siem Reap (incl. Angkor Wat)

Yoga overlooking the Mekong River

What’s Not Included

Travel from your home country to Cambodia
Extra activities outside of the relevant trip inclusions
Any additional drinks or meals not included
Travel insurance (essential)

Trip Itinerary

DAY 1 – 5 | Phnom Penh + Ta Skor Village (October 20 – 24)

Arrive in Phnom Penh by early afternoon in time for our welcome dinner on the 20th. Spend a day of cultural orientation checking out some historical sites in Phnom Penh such as S21 and the Killing Fields to get an understanding of Cambodia as well as a visit to the RAW Impact office to meet our team.
We’ll then spend the next three days working at our Every Piece Matters village in Tas Skor. Here we jump on the tools and get to work on a building project and also do an overnight village sleepout with the families.

DAY 6 – 9 | Krate + Ko Ki Village (October 25 – 28)

A day on the road and we will arrive in rural Kratie Province. A full rest day gived everyone the opportunity to explore the surrounds, visit the markets, enjoy some yoga overlooking the Mekong, and cycle along the river for sunset. We’ll spend the next two days working on agriculture and water projects at the bamboo nursery and farm.

DAY 10 – 11 | Siem Reap (October 28 – 29)

Our trip comes to an end with some rest and relaxation in Siem Reap. We finish with a team dinner and then spend the next morning checking out the temples and the world-famous Angkor Wat. The trip officially ends in Siem Reap on the 30th and the afternoon will be for departures.

Program And Price

October 20 – 30, 2019
Ex Phnom Penh, ending in Siem Reap
11 days, all inclusive package, twin share*
$440 AUD to RAW Impact for registration
$1450 USD to Wild Awake travel to cover trip expenses
$1000 AUD fundraising through Everyday hero to support the communities directly

*Limited single rooms available at extra cost

Awards/Testimonials

What a soulful and incredible experience I have had with you, Fiona. Off grid challenges where I have seen things that I will never forget with a warm and caring fearless leader has filled me with gratitude. Thank you so much, I will return.

Marissa,
Traralgon VIC Australia
Sri Lanka Soul Safari, 2018

 

Thanks for organising such a varied and enjoyable program in Sri Lanka! I’ve definitely come home less manic and prepared to take things a bit slower!
Thanks for such a great experience.

Lisa,
Fremantle WA Australia
Sri Lanka Retreat, 2017

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