Rustic Pathways first began running programs in Cambodia in 1999. Since then, our operations have grown to include local headquarters in Phnom Penh, year-round operations and a Base in Kampong Cham, and eight full-time Cambodian staff members.
We custom design our Journeys to meet your school’s requirements, so please contact us to discuss the type of experience you are looking for. As a general guide, here are some of the potential elements of your Journey through Cambodia:
Rustic Pathways has developed various long-term partnerships with communities and local organisations in Cambodia. Some of our service projects that you could support include:
Ricefields Kids Village: Social, education and infrastructure projects at an educational facility in rural Cambodia.
Youth Centre: Help develop the facilities and run cross-cultural engagement programs at a youth centre.
Primary Schools: Supporting children with their English literacy and numeracy, and improving the grounds/facilities at the school.
Floating Villages: Travel by boat to floating villages and support education initiatives and repair houses.
Cambodia’s turbulent past has left a country that is rich in history yet disadvantaged in many other ways. Travelling with our local staff will provide students with first-hand insights into life in this country. You may like to incorporate some of the following experiences into your Journey:
Discover The History Of The Khmer Rouge: Learn about the shocking genocide that occurred during the ‘70’s, which resulted in millions of deaths. Visit the historic war and genocide museums, and the infamous killing fields.
Live-Aboard Rustic’s Private Boat!: Voyage aboard our private boat on Tonle Sap lake to visit remote floating villages.
Explore The Ancient Temples Of Angkor: Angkor was the capital of the ancient Khmer Empire, where visitors can now walk through temples such as Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm.
Village Life: Spend time in the home villages of our local staff to experience rural village life with water buffaloes and rice paddies.
Adventure and challenge is inherent to every Journey, however, if you are looking to physically challenge your students through a specific activity, you may opt to include:
Elephant Ride: Ride an elephant through the temples of Bayon
Trek: Throw on the backpack and hike for one or more days
Cycling: Spend a day or more travelling between villages using pedal power
There are various accommodation options that we can offer in Cambodia; it depends on how “rustic” you would like your Journey to be.
Hotels: A variety of 3, 4 & 5 star hotels in cities and towns
Homestays: Students can homestay with local families in the Floating Villages
Base House: A traditional Cambodian house for groups up to 30 people
Please chat to us if you have any special requests that you would like included in your Journey. There is nothing too big, small, or out-of-the-box that we can’t handle.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to start designing your Journey! We would be delighted to partner with your school to support the global education of your students.