Wild Awake is hitting the ground in October to get amongst the action, this trip is for anyone who wants to get on the tools! Everyone is welcome. 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!
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 and Ko Ki, where 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. Expect the unexpected. Get ready for a sensory overload and 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 and you will 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.
“The best way to find yourself, is lose yourself in the service of others” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Phnom Phen & Ta Skor Village
Koki Village & Siem Reap
Situated in the southwest of the Indochinese peninsula, Cambodia shares borders with Thailand to the west and northwest, Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to the east, and Gulf of Thailand to the southwest.
Cambodia is dotted with an array of unforgettable views, people and experiences. Though Angkor Wat remains the biggest pin in the map for most travellers to Cambodia. it actually has over 1,000 temples spread across it’s 400 or more square kilometres.
We begin our journey in Phnom Penh and end in Siem Reap, having the opportunity to see wild and natural areas of the country off the beaten track for the average tourist.
Many say that it’s the Cambodian people who make this country so special. With smiles for miles, an abundance of generosity and kindness that warms the heart, and a gentle nature that keeps travellers wanting to come back for more. Working on the ground with these special people through our project work is destined to make this experience even more special.
Our venues and accommodation will vary throughout the experience ranging from local hotel in Phnom Penh, to the village sleep out with the locals in Ta Skor Village (1 night) and local acommodation in Kratie.
We’ll kick start the trip in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia! Our first team activity is our welcome dinner that evening so make sure you have arrived in Phnom Penh before early afternoon on the 20th to make it in time. Next up is 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 where we’ll jump
on the tools and get to work on a building project and do a village sleepout!
We will have a day of travel, arriving in Kratie Province, followed by a rest day where you will have the opportunity to enjoy yoga practise overlooking the Mekong, and cycle along the river for sunset. We’ll spend the next two days working on agriculture and water projects.
Our trip comes to an end with some rest and relaxation in Siem Reap. We’ll finish off the trip 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.
Though not a core focus of this journey, where possible practices of gentle yoga and guided meditation and relaxation processes will be incorporated into our day as an optional extra. (Please BYO a non-slip yoga mat to participate).
Explore everything from street food to locally prepared cuisine. The food in Cambodia is distinct and influenced by the country’s culture and history, and not just ‘another version’ of it’s neighbouring countries of Thailand and Vietnam. Explore unique tastes and flavors to Cambodia from sour and bitter soups, Amok (the national dish), Kuyteav for breakfast (a delicious rich rice noodle soup) and the seasonings and condiments like prahok (pungent fish paste), Kroeung (aromatic herbs and spices) and Kampot pepper (one of the world’s best peppers), all making up delicious Khmer food.
When on our village sleep out in Ta Skor, we will shop at the local market and prepare a meal with the families in the EPM block where we will be building.
RAW are a non profit raising awareness worldwide to inspire powerful change, through life-changing volunteer experiences and sustainable projects in Cambodia.
“We are an experience. We are a social movement. We are hands-on, engaging, proactive and personal. We invite you to play a real part in creating positive change”.
In 2013, RAW Impact was founded to bring together a movement of people who would get hands-on in the fight against some of the greatest injustices in the world today. We believe in giving the people of Cambodia a voice, amplified through great media and online platforms, empowering them to change their own lives permanently!
This tour directly supports the work of RAW Impact (www.rawimpact.org) a non-profit organisation from Australia, but with all of their project work based in Cambodia. In addition to the fees paid to RAW ($440 AUD) and Wild Awake ($1450 USD), there is a fundraising component to this experience. You will be set up with an Everyday Hero page as soon as you register. Each participant is then required to raise at least $1000 AUD. You can go above an beyond this as much as you wish! Remember – the sooner you register, the sooner you can ‘pass the hat around’ and we think Christmas is a perfect time to begin! Jump on the registration link via the booking button to begin your journey changing lives.
Arrange flights from your home country to Phnom Penh and your return flight from Siem Reap, unless you are planning to journey onward once we finish our experience together.
A moderate level of fitness is recommended in order to get the most out of this experience.
A suggested packing list will be sent out to you prior to departure. If you would like access to this earlier, please let us know and we will forward it to you.