Posted on Feb 01, 2019
Rotarian Journey into Cambodia
10-Day Excursion – Rotarian Led
Feb 1-10, 2019
Participate from only USD $925/pp
Join fellow Rotarians on a trip into ancient Cambodia…

Rotarians from various clubs around the world are joining together with Sustainable Cambodia on a journey into the heart of Cambodia.
Together, we will explore the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, and visit cultural sites and museums to gain an understanding of the challenges Cambodia has faced as it rebuilds from the tragedy of the Khmer Rouge genocide. We will travel to the schools and Rotary project sites of Sustainable Cambodia in central Cambodia, and while there each Rotarian can choose from various Rotary-supported projects, such as working with school children, visiting water filter construction sites, water well installations and community ponds. You will have the opportunity to meet first-hand the wonderful families and children in these rural villages, and for those who wish to do so, we can engage in hands-on projects with the families.
As we travel through the country, we will visit Battambang, the second largest city in the country, and Pursat in central Cambodia, the home of Sustainable Cambodia where you will meet the students, teachers and staff.  Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Pursat will be your guides as you meet the village families and the school children in the SC school projects. You will have the opportunity to visit and/or participate in various Rotary projects.
The trip will include an excursion to Angkor Wat.  Angkor is a temple complex built by Suryavarman II and Jayavarman VII from the 11th to the 12th century and is one of the seven wonders of the world.  In Angkor Wat, you will be led by experienced tour guides who will share the rich history of these temple ruins, and will have an unparalleled opportunity to explore Cambodia's incredible heritage. The visit will include a tour of the markets of Siem Reap, near the temples of Angkor, a silk factory, a floating village.  Rotarians who have made the journey previously can customize any portion of the itinerary. We will enjoy a dinner at sunset together before leaving.
While in Siem Reap, you can choose a side-trip to the Floating Village, an amazing place where you will encounter hundreds of houses built on wooden platforms on the lake, including some homes that are built on old boats. The villagers have created a completely self-contained community, including a floating school, clinic, shops and places to eat.
The adventure will include a visit to Phnom Penh, the capital city situated at the confluence of three great rivers, the Mekong, Tonle Sap and Bassace Rivers. Phnom Penh is Cambodia’s
commercial and political hub, and offers several cultural and historical attractions, including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, National Museum, Wat Phnom and Toul Sleng Genocide Museum, some of which will be included in the itinerary for the trip, and others available as optional visits.
Flights In/Out
Each Rotarian will pre-arrange their own travel by air into Phnom Penh airport (PNH). Flights out of the country can be booked to depart from either Phnom Penh or Siem Reap. 
Arrangements will be made for arriving Rotarians to be picked up from the airport and taken to the hotel, and departures to the airport will be coordinated from the Siem Reap hotel.
     • Australian Rotarians often coordinate flights into Phnom Penh (PNH) and out of Siem Reap (REP).
     • US/Canadian Rotarians typically fly into AND return from Phnom Penh, taking a 45-minute regional flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh on the day before departure.
Trip Cost* (does NOT include flight to/from Cambodia):
• If reserved by Oct 30, 2018 - $925/person Doubles/$995 Singles^
• If reserved AFTER Oct 30, 2018 - $995/person Doubles/$1,065 Singles^
• Nonrefundable reservation deposit required of $250 per person/$350 per couple
• Balance of full payment due by December 7, 2018
^ Doubles = 2 people per room / Singles = 1 person per room
Contact Gabor: Email or call 516-359-8028
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Instructions for Wiring or Electronic Transfer:
Bank Account Name: Sustainable Cambodia
Bank Account Number: Bank of America 0054 8304 3621
Bank Routing Number for Wire Transfers: 026009593
Bank Routing Number for Electronic Transfers: 063100277
Contact Information: Richard Allen;; US +1(352) 317-2954
Instructions for paying by cheque:
Payable to: Sustainable Cambodia (in USD, please, or equivalent amt if not USD)
Address:      Sustainable Cambodia
101 SE 2nd Place, Suite 201-B
Gainesville, FL 32601 USA
Instructions for paying by credit card:
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2. Enter the $ amt in the field “Education & Community Development Support”
3. Page 2 of the Donation form will collect credit card information
4. In the Questions/Comments field enter the words “February Trip to Cambodia with Gabor”
➢ You will receive an automatic thank-you email from the website, thanking you for your
“donation”, but you can ignore that... We will know the payment is for the Rotary Trip by
the amount and your “Trip to Cambodia” in the Comments field.
* A Note on Trip Pricing: The organizing Rotarians have priced this trip based on the hard costs of bus, drivers, fuel, hotels, meals and guides. It is a non-profit trip, organized by unpaid volunteer Rotarians. Roughly 25% has been added to the expected trip costs to cover contingencies and project costs, and 100% of funds not used for trip costs will be used for SC Rotary-funded project work onsite in the villages and schools we will be visiting. Cost includes all hotel stays, transportation, all breakfasts & lunches, and dinners where marked in itinerary (a few dinners are optional & ala carte).
➢Trip prices above do NOT include flights into or out of Cambodia (see below)
**Recommended Flights: Speak with a local Rotarian to coordinate flights if you wish.
NON-ROTARIANS? Don’t be shy! Come along! Although this is a Rotary Trip organized by volunteer Rotarians, we follow the Rotary 4-Way Test, an ethical guide for Rotarians in which we ask ourselves four questions of everything we think, say or do... The 4th question is: “Will it build goodwill and better friendships?”. This trip certainly passes that test! Come along! Hopefully by the end of the trip you’ll be interested in joining your nearest Rotary Club or Rotary E-Club. (...and you may be curious what the other 3 test questions in the 4-Way Test are...). 😊
About Sustainable Cambodia: Sustainable Cambodia (SC) is a Rotary-supported nonprofit organization working to help families in rural Cambodian villages create a sustainable quality of life through wells, irrigation systems, schools, training and empowerment. SC employs only native Cambodians, and all international officers, directors and consultants are unpaid volunteers.  While SC is an independent nonprofit organization and is not formally affiliated with RI or TRF, active Rotarians are key volunteers and founders, and Rotarians make up a majority of the SC Board of Directors.  Sustainable Cambodia aligns its values with those of RI, including RI’s ideals of empowerment, peace through understanding, world service and community service.