Trip Region: Southeast Asia
Partners Trek? No
Trip Cost: $1539
Airfare Estimate: $1000
Nightlife: 7 • Activity: 7
The best way to describe this trip is what you won’t get: early nights, short-term friends, or an ordinary experience.
We met last year on MTrek and had such a good experience that we decided to run it back in a different continent! We picked our Trek last year for the same reasons we hope you pick ours this year: lots of activities (hiking/trekking), fair amount of partying (none of us were the same after Buenos Aires), and the desire to start Ross off with some pretty amazing new friends.
If you’re looking for an ephemeral (it means fleeting) experience, this isn’t for you. If, instead, you want to push yourself physically, eat some amazing food, and party with some pretty cool people then we hope you join us in Cambodia. You’ll see the jungle, the streets of Phnom Penh, and the clubs littering the beachside! The hiking, cave diving, snorkeling, and drinking meld together to make an experience you won’t find elsewhere. But…the most important piece is this: we’ll work to create the type of trip that you’ll want to run back in 12 months…just like our leaders did for us. Run it back for all the #content.
Travel Day — Saturday, Aug 15
MTrek is HERE! You’ve received a detailed packing list including themed costumes and unlimited meds so you’re ready and excited for the trip of your life. Secure your eye mask, download those movies, and pop that Zzzquil in preparation for the long journey ahead. But before you know it, you’ll wake up in CaMbOdIa!
Day 1 — Sunday, Aug 16
HELLO PHNOM PENH! Check into the hotel, have a drink by the pool with your new MTrek family, take a nap, and explore the city. It’s the first night of MTrek and there’s no better way to spend a Saturday night than to party the night away in Cambodia’s capital!
Day 2 — Monday, Aug 17
Experience Phnom Penh through a cyclo tour, visiting all of the beautiful palaces and pagodas. In the afternoon, dig deep into Cambodia’s history with a visit to the Killing fields. As the sun sets, we will enjoy a big team dinner.
Day 3 — Tuesday, Aug 18
Off to Siem Reap! Upon arrival, take a dip into the hotel pool, grab a beer on the famous Pub Street, or explore town - the afternoon is up to you. We’ll meet back up in small groups for dinner to get to know each other a little more personally.
Day 4 — Wednesday, Aug 19
Put on your hiking shoes and head to the jungle! Explore the beautiful mountainside, jump in some waterfalls, and capture some great #content. After returning to the hotel, hop on the back of a vespa and experience a foodie adventure.
Day 5 — Thursday, Aug 20
TODAY IS THE DAY - TURN DOWN FOR ANGKOR WAT! Visit the largest religious monument in the world at sunrise and see the breathtaking temples. After a long day, take a nap or relax by the pool in the afternoon. Now that you’ve had some time to rest, get ready for Pub Street with some buckets and bar hopping.
Day 6 — Friday, Aug 21
Beach time!! Hop on a quick flight and arrive to the beautiful beaches of Koh Rong. Have a drink, get some sun, and relax on the beach. Before turning up at night we’ll do another small group dinner with some people you might not know as well!
Day 7 — Saturday, Aug 22
AHOY! Grab your swimsuit and hop on board the boat for a half day island hopping excursion. Chill at the beach for the rest of the afternoon.
Day 8 — Sunday, Aug 23
Like our good friends on the mystery trip we wanted to spice things up a little bit too. This day is being left intentionally vague. We ask for only two things: trust us that you’ll have a blast and be ready for anything.
Departure Day — Monday, Aug 24
Sadly the official trip has come to an end. But no fear, reunions are already being planned as we speak. Board the plane for your 24 hour travel day home back to A2 (great opportunity to sleep off that hangover) with your new BFFs.