I really want to go on a Head, Heart & Hand Holiday. How do I book?
I really want to go but I'm not sure what flights I need to book. Can you help me?
You will need to book a flight into Siem Reap preferably arriving the day/ night before commencement date. (You are welcome to book an extra night at our accommodation at a heavily discounted rate.)
We recommend Matthew Mayall from Flight Centre Byron Bay to assist with your flight booking and travel insurance needs.
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Do Head, Heart and Hand Holidays fall within the guidelines of responsible tourism?
Absolutely! Responsible Tourism is tourism ‘that creates better places for people to live in, and better places to visit’. We aim to create sustainable change in the lives of those less fortunate. We work in association with a Responsible tourism representative in Cambodia. We choose to support businesses and N.G.O’s in Siem Reap that have been approved by the responsible tourism board and or have strict child protection policies in place. All our volunteers must complete a volunteer assessment form, agree to strict child protection policies and are screened before being approved to work within close proximity of children.
nb/ Head, Heart and Hand Holidays DO NOT work with orphanages.
How physically fit do I need to be for a Head, Heart and Hand Holiday?
Hands on physical work is required with building projects however we always have lighter jobs available for anyone unable to carry out physical work. Moderate walking is required and we invite you to join us on a moderate cycle tour.
If you have any mental health issues, allergies/ food intolerance or take any medication it is very important that you disclose this information with us upon booking.
What can I hope to get out of the daily self-development circles?
You will receive a workbook (playbook) to complete while you are on holiday – many people enjoy the opportunity to take some time out for self exploration while they have the time. Each day we gather for “tribe” to discuss the days events and the impact it has had on us. “Tribe” is one of the many highlights of a Head, Heart and Hand Holiday and our “tribe members” find a depth of connection that bonds them for life. What you get out of a Head, Heart & Hand Holiday is in direct proportion to what you put in! However at the conclusion of the holiday, participants may have attained the following:
- Increased self-awareness
- A greater sense of openness and REAL connection
- Better listening skills
- Experienced the benefits of self-nurture
- Experienced the art of giving and receiving in balance
- Began CONSCIOUSLY making a difference in the world
- Will have set clearly defined, attainable goals
Will I need vaccinations before traveling or medication while I'm in Cambodia?
Your health is your responsibility. Please click on the link below for more information and talk to your local GP if you have any concerns. http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/Advice/Cambodia We do recommend that you pack your own first aid kit with such things as personal medication, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, band aids, panadol, gastro eze, etc. We recommend that you use a hand sanitizer when you’re out and about (especially before eating) and use bottled water to brush your teeth.
Do I require a visa to enter Cambodia?
Yes. You can purchase a temporary visa at Siem Reap airport for $30 USD. (It's best to have USD on you to pay.) You can also have your photo taken for the Visa at the airport for $2 USD. Visa forms are usually given out during your flight, fill them out on the plane and follow the flow as you enter the airport. **It is a very SIMPLE process. The customs officers may not be very smilie but that's only because their job is "official." For visa purposes your "accommodation in Siem Reap" is: Bavyra Boutique D'Angkor. Slor Kram Commune. Ph. +855 63 963 987 **PLEASE WRITE THIS INFO DOWN and put it in your passport folder.
How much spending money will I need while I'm in Cambodia?
Most of your expenses are covered in your package so the amount of spending money you take is entirely up to you. It’s easier to work in US dollars in Cambodia as their currency is quite fiddly. There are only 2 lunches and 1 dinner at your own expense during your entire stay (budget USD$10 per meal.) We ask that you tip your massage therapist(s) USD$5. Night markets (budget USD$20+) Free time /miscellaneous USD$50. nb/ If you are on a strict budget you could easily get away with $50 - $100 spending money,
What will I need to pack for for Cambodia?
Not much. This journey is as much about letting-go and simplifying as it is about giving and growing.
- Personal first aid
- Socks and jocks
- Comfortable walking shoes (can be used for building also)
- 2 x Casual cargo pants/ light, comfortable pants
- 2 x Casual T shirt/ tank top
- Thongs/ sandles
- Work clothes and closed shoes
- Casual clothes for dinner/ night out.
Cambodia is predominantly Buddhist and modesty is valued. Please dress with respect. Carrying a light scarf is handy as shoulders (and knees) should be covered at temples. Shoes should be taken off before entering most homes and temples. We are guests in Cambodia and should respect Cambodia’s values.
At the retreat we take great pleasure in un-plugging you from the busyness of the modern world!
- NO phones
- NO screens
- NO internet