Women's Empowerment Tour

Group Tour: Women’s Empowerment Tour through Cambodia

Country: Cambodia

12 Days | $2,875

A tour designed for women looking to take on the challenge of the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon while also relaxing, refreshing their worldview, and rejuvenating their energy levels through one-of-a-kind experiences in the Kingdom of Wonder. Our group will explore the ancient temples and holy sites of Cambodia while meeting empowered women who are changing the culture of this unique country.

We will practice yoga and meditation, receive traditional Khmer blessings, and explore the natural environment around Siem Ream, before enjoying a few relaxing days on the beaches of Koh Rong. Tour dates are November 25 – December 6, 2018.


25 Nov 2018   Siem Reap: Arrival

Arrive in Siem Reap where you will be met by a Journeys Within representative and will be transferred to your hotel.

Meals Included: None

Overnight at Mulberry Boutique Hotel or equivalent

26 Nov 2018   Siem Reap: Visit JWOC and Phare Ponleu Selpak

Come and spend an hour in JWOC’s Community Library where you’ll get to meet some of the children from the surrounding communities. Between 3pm and 4pm you can help the younger children complete a puzzle, engage in some arts and crafts, or perhaps enjoy constructing a castle from the building blocks, while helping them practice their basic English. Or if you prefer something quieter, there’s always someone looking for story time. You will also have a chance to meet with our scholarship students and gain a greater understanding about the work we do within our community.

This evening you will be treated to a unique performance by the Cambodian Circus, also known as the hugely talented Phare Ponleu Selpak from your VIP seats. Literally translated as ‘’the brightness of the arts’’, this Artistic and Social Center has been running as a non-profit association since 1994, and was founded by a group of young ex-refugees from Battambang Province. With your reserved VIP seats, there is no need to wait in line your seat is reserved for you! Sitting in the center of the big top tent, you will witness some remarkable acrobatics and visual arts while supporting one of Cambodia’s most inspiring projects. Performances start at 8:00pm.

Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight at Mulberry Boutique Hotel or equivalent

27 Nov 2018   Siem Reap: Angkor Wat Sunrise and Angkor Thom with Sunset Cruise

Wake up early and head to Angkor Wat for sunrise and a morning tour of the temple before the crowds arrive. Head back to your hotel mid-morning and spend some time relaxing through the heat of the day.
In the afternoon head to Angkor Thom, the famous walled city, and see the many temples within its borders, including the fascinating Bayon temple with its many magnificent faces smiling out. At the South Gate of Angkor Thom you will board a traditional long tail boat and set off on the waterway surrounding the ancient city. The waters are calm and peaceful with the only sounds coming from the birds in the surrounding trees. As you come to the perfect spot, your guide will pour you a glass of chilled champagne. After a long day of touring you can sit back, relax and enjoy the ever changing colors of the Cambodian sunset.

Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight at Mulberry Boutique Hotel or equivalent

28 Nov 2018   Siem Reap: Banteay Srei, Land Mine Museum, Other Temples and ATV Sunset Tour

This morning set off with your guide to Banteay Srei, the intricately carved temple located just 30km beyond Angkor Wat. Continue on to visit the Land Mine Museum, a rather humble look at the land mine problem, past and present, in Cambodia. Enjoy lunch in the temple complex overlooking Sra Srang, followed by a visit to the nearby Banteay Kdei and Ta Prohm, two of the prettiest temples in the complex. Return to your hotel mid-afternoon.

You will be met at your hotel at 3:30pm and taken to the quad bike base. Here you will be given a short safety course before heading out for about two hours through the back roads of Siem Reap. Enjoy strikingly beautiful views of the rice fields and villages as the clear blue sky turns yellow and gold. After enjoying the sunset return to the base and you will be transferred by tuk-tuk back to your hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight at Mulberry Boutique Hotel or equivalent

29 Nov 2018   Siem Reap: Kayaking Tour and Dinner with Sophary

Experience a unique Journeys Within day kayaking on the Tonle Sap Lake. You will set out around 8am and drive for about an hour before boarding a boat for a 40 minute ride to one of the lake villages. Here the homes are built on stilts to keep them above the flood waters in the rainy season. You will arrive at the local home that stores the canoes and after a short safety briefing, head off with your guide who will lead you through waterways, flooded forests and out into the Tonle Sap Lake where you can take a dip if you wish. After you’ve explored around, wind your way back through the village, taking in local life in this watery environment before returning to a local home for some lunch and a leisurely boat and car ride back to town.

This evening you will meet Sophary, a former JWOC scholarship student. After graduating university she became the first woman in a demining team in Cambodia.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight at Mulberry Boutique Hotel or equivalent

30 Nov 2018   Siem Reap: Morning Meditation, Visit JWOC and Local Night Out

Serenity and wonder meets to start your day in Angkor with this unique wellness experience. Phnom Krom is a 9th century Angkorian temple located on top a hill, overlooking the Tonle Sap Lake. With the first rays of sunrise on Tonle Sap and the mystical ruins of Phnom Krom as backdrop, be guided through a series breathing techniques essential for deep meditation and for ‘’samadhi,’’ the path to self-realization. The practice of pranayama meditation brings about harmony among the body, mind and spirit, leaving you feeling energetic, enthusiastic and positive. A professional from Navutu Dream’s very own wellness team will guide you through the meditation. Price quoted includes use of the temple grounds, provision of yoga mats, bottled water and cold towels.

Come and spend an hour in JWOC’s Community Library where you’ll get to meet some of the children from the surrounding communities. Between 3pm and 4pm you can help the younger children complete a puzzle, engage in some arts and crafts, or perhaps enjoy constructing a castle from the building blocks, while helping them practice their basic English. Or if you prefer something quieter, there’s always someone looking for story time. You will also have a chance to meet with our scholarship students and gain a greater understanding about the work we do within our community.

This evening head out in a tuk-tuk with one of the Journeys Within staff for a taste of the local nightlife. Plough Hoksap, or the Road 6 Fun Fair is a perennial favorite for families and young Cambodians alike. Take in the hustle and bustle of this busy street, sampling Khmer fruits and snacks as you go. From deep fried beetles and bugs to some of the tastiest barbeque in Siem Reap, enjoy all the local flavor this hotspot has to offer. As you make your way through the crowds, your guide will give you the rundown on the Khmer food you sample. Feel free to ask any questions you may have about contemporary Cambodian cuisine and culture. Feeling adventurous? Take a ride in the fair’s bumper cars but remember that health and safety regulations aren’t up to the same standards as back home! When you are finished, your tuk-tuk will be waiting to take you back to your hotel or into town for dinner if you haven’t filled up on local treats.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Mulberry Boutique Hotel or equivalent

01 Dec 2018   Siem Reap: JWOC Bike 4 Kids

You will be collected from your hotel at 4:30am this morning and taken to the Angkor temple complex where you will collect your bicycle for today’s race. Get ready, get set and go! Today’s bike ride is in support of Journeys Within Our Community (JWOC) who provide free education to over 800 students every year from pre-school age all the way through to university scholarships. The ride kicks off at sunrise in order to avoid the heat of the day and when you cross the finish line you will have enjoyed a stunning scenic loop around the Angkor Archeological Park. Your bicycles will be collected at the park and your driver will return you to your hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight at Mulberry Boutique Hotel or equivalent

02 Dec 2018   Siem Reap: Angkor Wat International Half Marathon

You will be collected from your hotel at 4:30am this morning and taken to the Angkor temple complex to register for the marathon. Get ready, get set and go! Today’s 21km International Half Marathon is also in support Journeys Within Our Community (JWOC). The marathon kicks off at sunrise in order to avoid the heat of the day and when you cross the finish line, you will have enjoyed a stunning scenic loop around the Angkor Archeological Park. After a short rest, you will meet your driver who will return you to your hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight at Mulberry Boutique Hotel or equivalent

03 Dec 2018   Koh Rong: Arrival

Your driver will meet you at your hotel for your private transfer to the airport, where you will arrive in time for your onward flight with Cambodia Angkor Air K6131 departing from Siem Reap at 10:15 and arriving in Sihanoukville at 11:20.

Upon arrival in Sihanoukville, you will board a speed boat transferring you to Koh Rong Island (about 30-45 minutes by boat). Spend the remainder of your day at leisure at this magical place.

Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight at Soksan Beach Resort – Sea View Chalet

04 – 05 Dec 2018   Koh Rong: Days at Leisure

You have these days free to relax or explore on your own.

Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight at Soksan Beach Resort – Sea View Chalet

06 Dec 2018   Koh Rong to Phnom Penh and Departure

Say goodbye to your secret paradise and board the speedboat back to Sihanoukville (about 30-45 minutes). Upon arrival you will be met by a private air-conditioned car to Phnom Penh in time to catch your departing flight.

Meals included: Breakfast

PLEASE NOTE: This itinerary is currently in progress and does not reflect hotel room availability. The pricing is not final until the itinerary has been confirmed and booked.

Tour Details

Tour Rate: from $2,875 per person in a twin room (based on minimum group size)
* inquire for Single Supplement rate
* rate subject to change if less than minimum number of travelers confirm

Price includes:

  • Air tickets Siem Reap – Sihanoukville
  • Boat tickets as specified above
  • Accommodation as specified above
  • Air-conditioned car/van with driver
  • Licensed English speaking guides
  • Tours and admission fees as mentioned above
  • Meals as specified in itinerary, including water

Price excludes:

  • Personal expenses
  • Visa fees
  • Drinks (except water) and meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Tips
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