Cambodia expeditions

Cambodia at a glance

Population: 15 million

Terrain: Jungle and coast

Get in touch to find out more about expeditions to Cambodia.

Ideas for your students' expedition to Cambodia

Here is just a flavour of the amazing things your students can do on an expedition to Cambodia.

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Destination and itinerary planning.

Fundraising ideas and events.

Budgeting and money management.

Preparation, fitness and nutrition.

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Expedition phases

Your students choose activities from any of the following phases:


A total jungle experience trekking in a remote part of Cambodia.

4 - 5 days

Tucked away in the north-east of Cambodia sits an ideal trekking location. Remote, beautiful and authentic, the region holds some of the greatest adventures Cambodia offers, including hiking through lush jungle and remote jungle rivers.  Sleep under the stars in hammocks! Teams can choose Ratanakiri National Park as their acclimatisation or main trek.

4 - 5 days


Improve security and education

We have been working with communities in and around Battambang since 2006. During this time, our support has ranged from helping abused women to working with homeless families. Guided by Tityarith, our project host, past teams have helped build houses, security fences and playgrounds, and got involved in teaching English, hygiene and other important subjects.

In 2012 we sent

40 teams

to 7 different project sites in Cambodia to help improve the lives of orphaned children, remote communities and desperately poor families.

Rest & Relaxation

The Temples of Angkor

Watch the sun rise and set over the spectacular Temples of Angkor, the largest religious complex on earth.

ICA summary

Sarath is your typical Khmer – friendly, fun and a little bit cheeky. Sarath (pronounced 'Sa-rat') lives in Siem Reap with his wife and two children and helps run a hostel called Hello Paradise, which is very popular with our teams. Sarath has been working with World Challenge since 2009, you'll recognise him by his infectious smile and willingness to help.


Languages spoken: Khmer

Time zone: GMT +7

Interesting fact: Half of Cambodia’s current population is younger than 15 years old.


Cambodia is a fairly easy destination to travel around which means we can put the highlights together for you on a three-week trek and project itinerary.

Community Engagement

Teams will have the opportunity to interact with and work alongside a local community, learning about each other's culture and language, while helping to improve local facilities and infrastructure. Watch the video to find out more about life on expedition in Cambodia.

Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam 

Cambodia can be combined with a trek in Thailand or Laos, or a project phase in Vietnam. Visit these pages for more information.

Festive dress 

See some of Cambodia's festive dress

Project types

Cambodia is one of the least developed countries on earth, and World Challenge has many links with charities and NGOs in the country. Last year some teams helped to improve facilities at an orphanage for children who had lost one or both parents to AIDS. There are many opportunities to work on a range of rural and urban projects.

Rest & Relaxation

The beaches off Sihanoukville

Spend a couple of days resting and winding down from the bustle of expedition life. A couple of lazy beach days soaking up the sun is the perfect way to celebrate a successful trip.

When you visit Cambodia you will be instantly swept away by the warmth of its people and their captivating smiles. The happiness and resilience of Cambodia's people is truly admirable – you only need to learn a little about their recent history to appreciate this.
Lee, our Cambodia Expedition Planning Manager

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