Vietnam Cambodia Trip

Vietnam Cambodia

Global Trekker Adventure - Grades 9-12+

Immerse yourself in the sounds, sights, and smells of inspiring and colorful Southeast Asian culture. Assist a community in need through sustainable projects at the village level. Experience dazzling markets, new foods, exotic fruits, and lush, green countryside. Discover ancient Cambodian temples, covered in mystifying overgrown trees and hidden relics. Navigate Vietnam’s crystal clear-waters and secret caves by sea kayak. Rest on white sand beaches and marvel in limestone formations. Trek for four days through rice terraces, villages, and bamboo forests to the highest point in IndoChina.

22 Days

$5,995

  • July 16th - August 6th
  • Los Angeles, CA (additional fee for international flight)

Day 1-2

After flying from the States as a group, we will be ready and eager to stretch our legs and get to know the town of Siem Reap, Cambodia. As we stroll out into the warm air, all our senses will engage with the incredible sights and smells of this small southeast Asian country. We’ll receive a welcome blessing from our local hosts, as we prepare for the adventure of a lifetime. On our first full day, we’ll visit Banteay Srey Temple, which has the most intricate carvings that can be seen in the Angkor Wat region. We’ll take a short hike through Kbal Spean and experience the Kpal Spean Rock Bridge and Waterfalls. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a delicious lunch at an open-air restaurant and take in the breathtaking views of surrounding mountains. As the evening approaches, we’ll check in to our homestay and prepare for a few days of community service.

Day 3-5

We will spend the next few days helping out our new friends in sustainable, much needed projects. In the mornings, we’ll work on building houses and assisting the community in meeting their housing needs. We’ll work alongside our local hosts, learning useful building techniques and lending a helping hand to people in need. As the sun rises higher in the sky, we’ll head to the village school for some classroom time. We’ll play games with the students, teach English and math, and enjoy getting the high energy of the village youth. We’ll be amazed at how simultaneously different and similar we all are, kicking around a soccer ball, painting murals, sounding out words, and helping in the school garden. We are sure to make friends we will never forget.

Day 6-8

Taking a well-earned break we’ll go for a hike around Tonle Sap lake, stretching our legs and taking in the majestic blue-green waters and epic views. In the afternoon, we’ll learn about rice planting, and lend a hand on a local rice farm. The next day, we’ll visit the landline museum, and learn about the dramatic and remarkable history of this small country. In Phonm Kulen, we’ll assist with a wheelchair building project, learning about all of the incredible work being done to rebuild the country side and what was once a war-torn nation. We’ll feel an immense sense of pride having served a population in need, but also having experienced their positivity and excitement for the future of their country.

Day 9-11

Now it’s time for the crown jewel of Cambodia, Angkor Wat. We’ll wake up early on our first morning to watch the sunrise over the most majestic of the temples. We’ll spend the day walking from one hidden temple site to another, marveling in the beauty and magic of these treasures protruding from the forest jungle. With local expert guides, we won’t miss a thing, watching as stone icons reveal themselves from behind each “strangling” tree. After we’ve seen all there is to see, we will travel to as a group to Vietnam, buzzing all the way with all of the amazing things we’ve done so far.

Day 12-15

When we arrive in Vietnam, we’ll land in Hanoi, or Ho Chi Minh. We’ll visit all the famous sites of Hanoi, including the Mausoleum and the One Pillar Pagoda. We’ll stroll through colorful markets, perhaps buy a few souvenirs, and taste some new and interesting foods. The next morning, we’ll travel to Cat Ba West Harbour, the inlet of legendary Ha Long bay. We’ll get a brief introduction of the area, learning about the amazing natural history of this beautiful place, before we are taken to our home for the next few nights: a traditional Vietnamese boat! We’ll spend our mornings kayaking the blue-green waters, navigating through limestone formations, and resting on white sand beaches. In the afternoons, we’ll try our hand at the most famous of international rock climbing destinations. With local guides and multiple routes, all levels of climbing experience are sure to excel at these beginner-friendly but also expert-level crags. By the end of these four days, we’ll be amazed at how much we’ve learned!

Day 16-20

Resting our arms from our climbing and kayaking adventures, we’ll hop on a night train to northern Vietnam to begin our trek to the roof of Southeast Asia. We’ll start by trekking through the Muong Hoa Valley, past remote traditional villages. As we gain elevation, we’ll hike through rice terraces up into bamboo forests. Slowly, the forest will begin to open, and it will be clear that we are ascending to the summit of Fansipan, the highest point in IndoChina. We’ll finish our four-day trek at Gate of Hoang Lien Mountain Park, taking in exceptional views all around us.

Day 21-22

At the commencement of this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, we’ll take a train from Sapa back to Hanoi. Once in Hanoi, we’ll do some souvenir shopping, taking in the sounds, smells, and feelings of our last moments in Southeast Asia. At our end-of-trip banquet, we’ll feast on as many noodles, spices, herbs, vegetables, and strange fruits as possible. After 20 days of new experiences with what will now seem like old friends, we will be hesitant to leave the adventure behind. Everything must come to an end, however, and we will be bustling with stories and excitement as we travel as a group back to LAX.

Day 1-2

After flying from the States as a group, we will be ready and eager to stretch our legs and get to know the town of Siem Reap, Cambodia. As we stroll out into the warm air, all our senses will engage with the incredible sights and smells of this small southeast Asian country. We’ll receive a welcome blessing from our local hosts, as we prepare for the adventure of a lifetime. On our first full day, we’ll visit Banteay Srey Temple, which has the most intricate carvings that can be seen in the Angkor Wat region. We’ll take a short hike through Kbal Spean and experience the Kpal Spean Rock Bridge and Waterfalls. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a delicious lunch at an open-air restaurant and take in the breathtaking views of surrounding mountains. As the evening approaches, we’ll check in to our homestay and prepare for a few days of community service.

Day 3-5

We will spend the next few days helping out our new friends in sustainable, much needed projects. In the mornings, we’ll work on building houses and assisting the community in meeting their housing needs. We’ll work alongside our local hosts, learning useful building techniques and lending a helping hand to people in need. As the sun rises higher in the sky, we’ll head to the village school for some classroom time. We’ll play games with the students, teach English and math, and enjoy getting the high energy of the village youth. We’ll be amazed at how simultaneously different and similar we all are, kicking around a soccer ball, painting murals, sounding out words, and helping in the school garden. We are sure to make friends we will never forget.

Day 6-8

Taking a well-earned break we’ll go for a hike around Tonle Sap lake, stretching our legs and taking in the majestic blue-green waters and epic views. In the afternoon, we’ll learn about rice planting, and lend a hand on a local rice farm. The next day, we’ll visit the landline museum, and learn about the dramatic and remarkable history of this small country. In Phonm Kulen, we’ll assist with a wheelchair building project, learning about all of the incredible work being done to rebuild the country side and what was once a war-torn nation. We’ll feel an immense sense of pride having served a population in need, but also having experienced their positivity and excitement for the future of their country.

Day 9-11

Now it’s time for the crown jewel of Cambodia, Angkor Wat. We’ll wake up early on our first morning to watch the sunrise over the most majestic of the temples. We’ll spend the day walking from one hidden temple site to another, marveling in the beauty and magic of these treasures protruding from the forest jungle. With local expert guides, we won’t miss a thing, watching as stone icons reveal themselves from behind each “strangling” tree. After we’ve seen all there is to see, we will travel to as a group to Vietnam, buzzing all the way with all of the amazing things we’ve done so far.

Day 12-15

When we arrive in Vietnam, we’ll land in Hanoi, or Ho Chi Minh. We’ll visit all the famous sites of Hanoi, including the Mausoleum and the One Pillar Pagoda. We’ll stroll through colorful markets, perhaps buy a few souvenirs, and taste some new and interesting foods. The next morning, we’ll travel to Cat Ba West Harbour, the inlet of legendary Ha Long bay. We’ll get a brief introduction of the area, learning about the amazing natural history of this beautiful place, before we are taken to our home for the next few nights: a traditional Vietnamese boat! We’ll spend our mornings kayaking the blue-green waters, navigating through limestone formations, and resting on white sand beaches. In the afternoons, we’ll try our hand at the most famous of international rock climbing destinations. With local guides and multiple routes, all levels of climbing experience are sure to excel at these beginner-friendly but also expert-level crags. By the end of these four days, we’ll be amazed at how much we’ve learned!

Day 16-20

Resting our arms from our climbing and kayaking adventures, we’ll hop on a night train to northern Vietnam to begin our trek to the roof of Southeast Asia. We’ll start by trekking through the Muong Hoa Valley, past remote traditional villages. As we gain elevation, we’ll hike through rice terraces up into bamboo forests. Slowly, the forest will begin to open, and it will be clear that we are ascending to the summit of Fansipan, the highest point in IndoChina. We’ll finish our four-day trek at Gate of Hoang Lien Mountain Park, taking in exceptional views all around us.

Day 21-22

At the commencement of this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, we’ll take a train from Sapa back to Hanoi. Once in Hanoi, we’ll do some souvenir shopping, taking in the sounds, smells, and feelings of our last moments in Southeast Asia. At our end-of-trip banquet, we’ll feast on as many noodles, spices, herbs, vegetables, and strange fruits as possible. After 20 days of new experiences with what will now seem like old friends, we will be hesitant to leave the adventure behind. Everything must come to an end, however, and we will be bustling with stories and excitement as we travel as a group back to LAX.

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