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Location: Cambodia, South East Asia.
Duration: 28 days.
Ideal for: Teams looking for a blend of adventure and culture.
How tough 1-5 (5 being difficult): 3-4.
Typical accommodation: Hostels, hammocks/bashas and hill tribe stilt houses.
Terrain: Jungle and coast.
When can I travel there?: All year round (though trekking will be more challenging in the monsoon season between May-Oct).
Climate: Nov-Feb: Cool season (temperatures under 30°C).
Mar-Apr: Hot season (avg temperatures of 33°-35°C).
May-Oct: Monsoon season (high temperatures and rain).
Culture shock 1-3 (3 being very different from home): 3.

Cambodia expedition overview

Discover one of the least developed countries in Asia. Despite recovering from one of the most savage civil upheavals in history, Cambodia is a country with a smile on its face. The crumbling temples of Angkor stand as a silent testimony to the grandeur of the once mighty Khmer Empire. Meanwhile get off the beaten track and trek in one of the most remote jungle areas visited by World Challenge teams.

Expedition highlights

  • Watch the sun rise and set over the spectacular temples of Angkor, the largest religious complex on earth.
  • Be humbled by the hospitality and warmth of the Khmer, all the more remarkable considering the grim reality of Cambodia's recent past.
  • Make a genuine difference working on infrastructure improvement projects in villages, schools and orphanages.
  • Trek the diverse terrain of the remote Cambodian jungle.
  • Explore all the sights of Phnom Penh, Cambodia's bustling capital on the banks of the Mekong.
  • Travel south to explore the country's stunning coastline.

Things to know

  • Do your research on the temples you want to see, and in what order you want to see them at Angkor Wat, then shop around for the best deal on a guide that can show you the way.
  • It is considered rude to point feet, particularly the soles, towards a person or things, so tuck them away when sitting on the floor or on a chair.
  • Most Cambodian young men are Buddhist monks for a short time in their lives.
  • The kouprey, a wild forest cow, is known for its long, curving horns. One of the rarest animals in the world, the kouprey is Cambodia's national animal.
  • The Khmer Empire was one of the most powerful empires in South East Asia and at times ruled over parts of modern-day Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Burma and Malaysia!


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