Challenge and change your perspective. Between its Khmer heritage and more recent Khmer Rouge scars, Cambodia has a deep history to explore. Our seven days/six nights in Phnom Penh and Kampot will be led by dynamic young leaders in business, education and the arts more focused on creating their country's future than reliving its past. Scroll to see the sample itinerary.
Jodi Morris leads this unique CGG Experience to connect us to the economic and cultural beat of Cambodia. We meet entrepreneurs and leaders who illustrate their country’s economic and social trajectory. Specialized experiences help us better understand culture and history. We dive into the educational landscape with Room to Read, visiting schools and meeting with teachers, mentors, and students, as well as Room to Read’s in-country staff. We do all this as a small, curious-minded community.
Cambodia's at an interesting inflection point (article), making now the perfect time to visit.
If this is your first time visiting Cambodia, we recommend exploring pre and post-trip. Siem Reap (Angkor Wat) is easily accessible from many Southeast Asian airports. We recommend arriving in Phnom Penh 1-2 days early to explore key Cambodian tourist destinations like the , the , and the , Our trip ends in Kampot, and Sihanoukville is the perfect jumping off point to ferry to Cambodia's incredible islands.
Don't try to do too much. The weather in Cambodia is hot, and you'll inevitably be fighting jet lag. Take your time, and appreciate Cambodia's history prior to our launch into its present and future.
- Ideal Participants are men, women & mature teenagers (with an adult) seeking a unique, interactive global learning experience.
- Group size is limited to 10 to create a community-building experience.
- Per Person Trip Cost for 7 days/6 nights lodging, transportation, meals and beverages, excursions and tips: $XXXX (double occupancy) / $XXXX (single occupancy).
- Additional Tax-Deductible Donation of $1000 USD (per person) to Room to Read required as part of trip registration.
- Pre and Post-Trip Travel Planning Services can be provided by Travel Struck (Courtney Regan, email@example.com, +1.415.706.5327)
To reserve your spot:
1) Make a $1000 USD non-refundable trip deposit. You'll receive a confirmation upon receipt of payment.
2) Make a $1000 USD donation to Room to Read (DONATE). You'll receive a receipt from Room to Read directly.
Full payment is due 60 days prior to the start of the trip.
We understand that unforeseen circumstances can occur. For cancellations made more than 60 days prior to the trip, we will gladly reimburse you, less your non-refundable initial trip deposit. Any cancellations made less than 60 days prior to the trip will incur the full 100% cancellation fee. We always recommend the purchase of travel insurance, which typically covers trip cancellation fees.
In order to enter Cambodia, you will need a valid passport with at least two blank pages and six months validity remaining at time of entry. Most travelers will be required to obtain a single-entry tourist visa, valid for one month from the date of entry into Cambodia. Tourists can obtain the Cambodian visa at the airports in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and at all major border crossings. To save time, we recommend applying online for a Cambodia e-visa prior to travel. The visa fee is $36 USD. Please review Cambodia's visa requirements.
All trip participants should visit their doctor at least 4-6 weeks in advance of their departure date. Participants should ask their doctor for recommendations about travel medications and immunizations. For more information on immunizations either recommended or needed for travel to Cambodia, please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website.
We recommend that participants purchase travel insurance, or ensure their regular insurance plans cover travel-related illnesses and injuries. Insurance must cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, and evacuation expenses. All participants are requested to provide insurance information prior to travel. We strongly recommended you also obtain coverage for trip cancellation, interruption, curtailment, and for personal property.
International SOS offers membership to a complete network of travel assistance including travel advice, medical assistance overseas, and a global ‘911’ service including emergency medical evacuation. Sign up at least one day in advance of your trip. Membership is generally under $15 USD/day. Other recommended providers include World Nomads, Redpoint Resolutions and AIG Travel Guard®.
, a new boutique hotel which opened in 2017, will serve as our luxurious yet convenient base for our time in Phnom Penh. Housed in a restored French colonial villa adjacent to the Royal Palace, the hotel offers views of the Tonle Sap River and is conveniently situated in the heart of Cambodia’s lively capital city.
We’ll transport via (Uber of SE Asia) to our welcome dinner at , an outdoor restaurant in the city's nearby BKK1 district. The restaurant prides itself as a community builder, highlighting healthy dishes and locally-sourced and sustainably-produced ingredients.