Trip preparations and packing list

Clothing:

It is essential to respect the local customs/traditions with the clothing that you pack. Please respect this and pack modest clothes. This applies to both places, while we are in the city and while we are at the village. You will be asked to change your clothes if these guidelines are not followed. This is extremely important!

Please note there are no laundry facilities on this trip, however you can hand wash your clothes if necessary. Most people make the mistake of bringing too much clothing .  A suggestion: Avoid nylon and other synthetics which can be very uncomfortable in hot weather.

Travel light – you are away for one week. Pack only one bag/suitcase to check in and one carry-on bag/backpack. Best to have identification tags on your luggage.

  • 1 – 2 long sleeved shirts/blouses
  • 6 short sleeved shirts or T-shirt – no offensive slogans
  • 1 pairs trousers or 1 skirt
  • 3-4 pairs shorts
  • tracksuit pants
  • lighter sweater
  • underwear
  • trainers
  • sandals or flip flops
  • Hat
  • personal toiletries
  • small towel
  • Small day bag
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent (DEET)
  • Water bottle
  • Ear plugs (you may share a room with someone who snores)
  • Sunglasses(optional)
  • Cards to play in the evening or other small game (optional)
  • Camera (optional)
  • If you wear glasses (or contacts) it is also advisable to bring a spare pair.

DO NOT FORGET YOUR PASSPORT and two printed copies of your Visa  If you have more than one passport, make sure you bring the passport that you gave a copy of to school to use in buying your airline ticket.

Technology:  You do not need technology on this trip.  If you would like to bring your phone/ipod that is ok, we ask you to be considerate and thoughtful in relation to your use of the technology, particularly when we are at the village.

Spending money:   A visit to the local market in on the itinerary the local markets  and the students will have an opportunity to make purchases. We recommend a budget of US$10 to US$20 per day is sufficient.  It is advisable to bring all of your money in form of cash.  The trip leaders will not be responsible for safe-guarding the money.

Valuables: Like most places in the world, you need to be security conscious whilst travelling in Cambodia. Please do not bring unnecessary valuables along with you such as jewellery or expensive watches. Although all care and attention will be exercised, teachers will not look after your valuables. Make sure your day bag is secure with a zipper rather than a flap to close it. There have been cases of phones being stolen by pickpockets from open bags.