Day in a Life Experience (Private Tour)
- Duration: 7 Hours (approx.)
- Product code: DIAL-P
Located around 16km from Siem Reap Kompheim Village is a small village made up of farmers and itinerant workers. The village is a mixture of type 1,2 and 3 households. Type one families typically struggle to meet daily needs, and often struggle for food. Our Day in a Life program aims to work mostly with these households. On every tour a host family looks after the group. This host family welcomes you into their home and lives for the day. These families receive a small payment for being the host family and a larger contribution is made to a village fund.
The village fund is used for special village projects like water filters and water wells. We work with the families to determine the projects that need to be undertaken.It is extremely important that you do not hand out gifts, lollies or money to these families or children, no matter how dire the situation seems. Providing gifts can cause problems within the village and jealousy among families and relatives. Should you wish to help please discuss with our team. You will notice that many children suffer poor dental hygiene. Please do not buy or hand out lollies - this only contributes to the problem.
Duration: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Pick-up: 08:00am pick up and drop off from hotel included in the price.
Inclusions: Hotel pick-up, English speaking guide, village activities, 1 x fruit tree, Khmer lunch + fresh fruit, bottled water, cold towels. Contributions to HUSK Cambodia, local families and the whole community.
What to Wear
We recommend that you wear sturdy footwear like trainers / sneakers. Long sleeves and pants are ideal - we also suggest sunglasses and a hat. Please refrain from wearing revealing clothing in villages.
Please note providing gifts is a wonderful gesture but can cause issues of jealousy and lead to a damaging begging cycle. If you would like to help please discuss this with our staff who can provide information on the best way to make a meaningful difference. You may also visit www.huskcambodia.org
- A Khmer hot lunch is freshly prepared in the village, using ingredients prepared by our catering partner in Siem Reap.
- Please let us know at the time of booking if you require a vegetarian meal
- Please note that this tour are flexible with time and the finishing point at your hotel or old market area.