CAMBODIA: Unconditional Love in Action

March 16th – 26th, 2018

A heart-opening spiritual journey of service to Siem Reap, Cambodia

Join Ian Folker on this profoundly heart-opening spiritual journey of service to Siem Reap, Cambodia – home of the incredible ancient temples of Angkor Wat. To open oneself deeply, to risk feeling the suffering of others, and to wish to relieve that suffering – is the definition of compassion and the cultivation of the Buddha within us. As Gandhi once said: The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

You’ll have the opportunity to explore the amazing temple complex at Angkor Wat – or at least a part of it! Built in the 12th century, Angkor Wat lies north of the modern town of Siem Reap and was originally Hindu dedicated to the God Vishnu. Around a century later the official religion was changed to Buddhism. Since Buddha was a Hindu, the change of religion was adopted seamlessly and people converted from Hindu to Theravada Buddhist, which continues to the present day.

Service is often called unconditional love in action – to give totally of yourself is to be free of ego, 100% present, doing what is needed without judgment. In these moments our heart opens and the truth of who we are comes through – our divine presence. Volunteer travel is a powerful experience – you risk coming home with a clearer vision of what you want in life, a deeper sense of self-realization, and clarity about who you are and your purpose in life!

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”
~Rabindranath Tagore

Highlights of Our Unforgettable Journey…

  • Throughout the days of the tour – you will become familiar with our two school facilities. Our main campus located in Siem Reap serves more than 200 children daily.
  • You will become a part of the class room learning environment, enjoy playtime and community, discover your desired area of service and find your heart opening with connection and service while becoming a part of their lives during the course of 10 days.
  • Our newest school in the village of Nokor Krau provides additional opportunity for you to teach, share a smile, lend a hand and become a familiar presence with another 200 children.
  • You’ll be able to prepare meals, teach English or support the staff in anyway you feel inspired to do.
  • There are trips scheduled into the surrounding villages where we distribute used clothing, engage in the activity of fresh water well-digging, support in distributing seeds to the village communities for starting gardens and other tasks as the immediate situations warrant
  • Opportunity to extensively tour the majestic temples of Angkor Wat
  • Wander through the streets of Siem Reap and enjoy old markets and street vendors
  • Self care opportunities abound with spa facilities, massages and treatments available to you at modest prices.

At the end you will have made endearing friendships and remembered a valuable and precious lesson – we are blessed. We have so much that we take for granted and this tangible act of service and volunteerism reminds each of us to never forget that.

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What’s Included

  • All breakfasts are included in this itinerary and 3 dinners. But if you eat lunch and dinner at any of the local restaurants, you may need to pay in cash so plan accordingly!
  • 10 nights at the hotel double occupancy
  • Traditional Khmer dinner & show
  • All day tour of Angkor Wat
  • Helping in the schools with the children
  • Helping in creating new wells
  • Connecting with the local villages & learning about them
  • The hotel will pick you up from the airport and drop you off.
  • All transportation each day by mini bus to the school or included tours

What’s Not Included

  • Your round trip air flight to and from Siem Reap is not-included
  • Your visa upon entering Cambodia ~$35 USD
  • Tips for our bus drivers and guide ~$50 USD
  • Extra donations and tips you personally would like to give
  • Other non-included items would be: phone calls, laundering services and souvenir shopping!
  • Tips for the maids (we recommend $1.00 USD per person per day for the maids)

Itinerary

Day 1 – Fri March 16: Arrival in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Depending on where you are departing you must plan on leaving March 14th or the 15th to be able to arrive on time the night of the 16th.

You will loose a day going west crossing the international date line.For those of you that are flying from Atlanta, we will do our best to have you all flying together. If you are joining us from another city, we will work with you to make sure you arrive at a similar time so everyone can be together. Today/tonight we will check into our lovely hotel and rest.

Day 2 - 9 – Fri March 16th - Mon March 26th: Love in Action

On March 17th, begins our first full day in Siem Reap, Cambodia! Today we eat breakfast at the lovely Siddhartha Hotel and discuss our time together as well as our group intent for our amazing days filled with service to humanity and awe inspiring visuals.

Throughout the days of the tour – you will become familiar with our two school facilities. Our main campus located in Siem Reap serves more than 200 children daily. You will become a part of their class room learning environment, enjoy playtime and community, discover your desired area of service and find your heart opening with connection and service while becoming a part of their lives during the course of 10 days. Our newest school in the village of Nokor Krau provides additional opportunity for you to teach, share a smile, lend a hand and become a familiar presence with another 200 children.

Working with the children in school is a main focus. We provide additional support preparing meals, teaching English, music and/or supporting the staff in our sewing facility or IT tech center. There are trips scheduled into the surrounding villages where we distribute used clothing, engage in the activity of fresh water well-digging, support in distributing seeds to the village communities for starting gardens and other tasks as the immediate situations warrant. Village life is vastly different than the hustle and bustle of the tourist populated city of Siem Reap. This provides an educational juxtaposition of some of the stark realities and human need that still exists in this expanding region. Other opportunities of service include school supply shopping, repainting and cleaning of classrooms, hygiene lessons and much more.

Woven into our time with the children is your opportunity to extensively tour the majestic temples of Angkor Wat. Heralded as the largest spiritual temple complex in the world and a celebrated ancient wonder of the world, you will be awestruck by the intricate design and breathtaking architectural mastery that make up the temple complexes of the ancient Angkor civilization.

You will be enchanted by the booming tourism of Siem Reap and experience the fun of wandering through the old markets to find just the right souvenirs and gifts at ridiculously low prices. Siem Reap has evolved into a vibrant destination of cultural diversity and rich heritage. We will celebrate the graduation party and presentation of our school children, see classic Aspara dancing from the ancient Angkor civilization, boat down the famous Tonle Sap lake and visit other NGO schools that are providing education to Cambodian children.

You can moderate your participation depending on your energy and interest. There will be plenty of free time for you to rest and rejuvenate. Self care opportunities abound with spa facilities, massages and treatments available to you at modest prices.

At the end you will have made endearing friendships and remembered a valuable and precious lesson – we are blessed. We have so much that we take for granted and this tangible act of service and volunteerism reminds each of us to never forget that.

Day 10 – Mon 26th March: Departure from Siem Reap Cambodia

Today you will depart Siem Reap, flying back home or continuing to your next destination in South East Asia.

If you are making your own flight arrangements, please make sure that your flight departs after 9:00am today.

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Trip Leader & Travel Support

Ian Folker … hailing from Germany Ian has traveled to Cambodia and Southeast Asia for 4 years now and has found his calling in bringing free education and life skills training to impoverished children around the world. He is a board member of Kaleidoscope Child Foundation and serves alongside founder David Ault. Currently KCF funds schools and quality-of-life initiatives in Cambodia, India and Guatemala.

Ian is a motivational speaker, certified Master Reiki Healer, and has been instrumental in securing funding for many of Kaleidoscope’s school expansion programs through the generosity of the United States ballroom dancing world where Ian is an award winning and highly sought after instructor. Ian is always looking to expand his spirituality and experience within different cultures.

Ales Struna’s life path has literally taken him all around the world.

He’s been passionate about travel since he has taken his first plane ride at the age of just 7 years, traveling from Germany to Slovenia to spend the summer with his grandmother.

Now that he has his own son, one of their favorite things to do is travel the world together and Ales has been to over 45 countries.

While he won’t be joining you on this fabulous journey to Greece, he has been to this amazing country and spend an extensive amount of time there. He will be able to assist you, should you like to arrive a few days early or extend your time in Greece or any other country in Europe or even the Middle East.

Do contact him if you need help with your flight arrangement, he’ll make sure to find you the best airfare, flight connections and coordinate your trip so that you have a smooth experience.

If you are making your own flight arrangements, please confirm the details with Ales first before purchasing your tickets as flights to India often operate late at night or in the early hours of the morning and we want to make sure that everyone is well taken care of.

Registration

The 2018 trip cost for: “Cambodia: Unconditional Love in Action”
$ 1,847 based on double occupancy
Single occupancy supplement: $ 425

A non-refundable $500 USD deposit is required to hold your place as soon as possible.

Please note your deposit is non-refundable. If you cancel before 60 days prior to start date, we will refund 50% unless you find a replacement, in which case your deposit will be forfeited. No refunds if you cancel later than 30 days prior to tour start date. We reserve the right to cancel the trip if it is not meeting the trip minimum, but your funds are fully refundable if this occurs. Trip cancellation insurance is always recommended when making travel plans. You can use our suggested Travel Guard Insurance online and choose from several policy options.

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If you don’t wish to register online or are having issues, call 1-866-866-5566 or email us.

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Deposit

$500Add to cart

Single Supplement

$425Add to cart

Balance After Deposit

$1,347Add to cart

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If you prefer not to make payments online, please give us a ring at 1 866-866-5566. We look forward to sharing this amazing adventure with you!

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