CAMBODIA – Siem Reap – Meet Cambodia’s little heroes

Theme

Art & Culture, Classic, Family

Country - City

Cambodia - Siem Reap

Market segment

Groups, Thematic Leisure

Price Level

$

Max pax

40

Seasonality

All Year Round

Arrival city

Siem Reap

Departure city

Siem Reap

Description

During the Vietnam-Cambodia War, Cambodia was bombarded by at least 26 million explosive sub-munitions, mostly in the eastern and northeastern areas. Research estimates there were between 1.9 million and 5.8 million cluster munitions remnants still remaining right after the war. Hopefully, we are now far from this reality and this is what the APOPO organization and its mine detection rats (MDR), also known as “HeroRats”, are making sure of.
During the visit, a private APOPO’s expert guide, shows the HeroRats in action in their real-life demonstration area and explains how this organization trains them to save lives through a mine clearance process. It’s not only impressive to see these little heroes in action, it’s also a good opportunity to understand the impact of landmines on the local community and discover this sad history of conflict in Cambodia.

Can be combined with

Thematic Leisure

Selling points

  • To meet and greet with APOPO’s Expert guide through the whole visit at the center
  • To assist in a real-life de-mining demonstration by the HeroRats
  • To offer a great opportunity to gain deeper understanding about the history of the conflict in Cambodia

Duration

  • 45 minutes – 1 hour (depends if the guests have a lot of questions to ask the team)

Min pax

1

Max pax

40

How to sell it

  • Discovery of the center with APOPO’s Expert guide which then ends with question & answer time with the team of APOPO,
  • Assist in a real-life de-mining demonstration by the HeroRats,
  • Located on the way to the temple

Why this activity

  • Complete explaination of the history of the conflict of Cambodia in Siem Reap
  • Interaction with the team of APOPO
  • Feels like being on an actual de-mining field with the real-life demonstration
  • Own Expert Guide per group
  • Can request in advance French Expert guide (only one working at the center from Monday to Friday only)

Good to combine with

  • Any full day tour or half day tour at the Archeological Angkor Park area

 

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Pros

  • Discovery of the center with APOPO’s Expert guide which then ends with question & answer time with the team of APOPO,
  • Assist in a real-life de-mining demonstration by the HeroRats,
  • Located on the way to the temple
  • Great opportunity to understand more about the history of the conflict of Cambodia in Siem Reap
  • They weigh approximately 1 kg so are not heavy enough to detonate a mine and can clear a tennis court sized area in just 20 minutes

Cons

  • The expert guide speaks English only
  • The video shown has only either French or English subtiltes

Important information

  • Open from 08.30 -17.30

Price range

$

Inclusion

  • Guide of Apopo
  • Information board
  • Demonstration of the Mine Detection Rats
  • Video included: French video: 5 mins OR English 7 mins
  • Questions and Answers with the Team of APOPO
  • Display of FFE (free from explosions items)

Exclusion

  • Our Foreign languages guide
  • Drinks
  • Access to the Rat House
  • Gifts
  • Private Tour
  • Transport

Possible Extra

Private tour maximum of 10 persons – special rate for tour operator (DIFFERENT RATE)

Tour inclusions:

  • Guide
  • Information board
  • Demonstration of the Mine Detection Rats
  • Videos
  • Questions and Answers with the Team of APOPO
  • Display of FFE (free from explosions items)
  • Training of the rats
  • Access to the private house and one picture with the handlers and the rat
  • 1 drink included

Tour exclusions:

  • Gift

Remark

  • Can request in advance French Expert guide (only one working at the center from Monday to Friday only)

Important notes

All bookings must be submitted by email: visitor.center@apopo.org with an official and legible reservation order.

Reservations are subject to availability and written confirmation by APOPO by email within 24 hours at latest. Please let them know the time of arrival, in order to check availbility of the expert guide. Easia Travel has the advantage over the other DMC

Payment by cash on the spot from the tour guide to the receptionist

Special Guide notes

Upon check-in guests must present a valid voucher, otherwise the prevailing rack rate will be charged.

 

Different Choicess

  • Please note that we can book Private tour maximum 10 persons – special rate for tour operator (DIFFERENT RATE)
  • Can request in advance French Expert guide (only one working at the center from Monday to Friday only)

Contact

Special Information

Upon check-in guests must present a valid voucher, otherwise the prevailing rack rate will be charged. The voucher must be legible and clearly state the name of company with exact contact details:

  • Name of guest (s)
  • Number of pax
  • Date of booking
  • Tour name (Join-in or private)
  • Special details that can include in the guide name or driver name and special requests.
  • The date of birth of any children

Internal Product Annoucement

[CAMBODIA – NEW PRODUCT – INTERNAL ANNOUNCEMENT]

CAMBODIA – SIEM REAP – Meet Cambodia’s little heroes

SUB-BRAND :  Thematic Leisure | Exclusive | Incentive | Groups | Active
THEME: Classic | Family Travel
SEGMENT: GIT – Small Group
REFERENCE : CA-W-SIEMREAP-AEIGL-36-AC-$

Meet and greet with APOPO’s Expert guide through the whole visit of the center
Assist in a real-life de-mining demonstration by the HeroRats
Located on the way to the temples, it is a great opportunity to gain a deeper understanding about the history of the conflict in Cambodia

Link to the factsheet –> http://www.easia-travel.com/backup/wp-admin/admin.php?page=factsheet_activity_update&id=115

Watch the video

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English

Together with your private APOPO expert guide, you will meet the HeroRats in action on their real-life demonstration area and learn how this organization trains rats to detect mines and save lives. It’s very impressive to see these little heroes in action!
An instructive video (English or French) about the APOPO’s organization and their impact will be presented before you have the chance to interact with the APOPO’s team at the end of the visit.
It will be a unique opportunity for you to gain a deeper understanding of the impact of landmines on the local community and Cambodia’s sad history.

French

Rencontre avec les petits héros du Cambodge

Votre guide privé d’APOPO vous guidera à la rencontre des HeroRats que vous verrez à l’oeuvre dans une démonstration réelle. Vous découvrirez alors comment cette organisation entraîne les rats à détecter des mines et à sauver des vies.
Vous verrez ensuite une vidéo éducative (en anglais ou en français) sur l’organisation APOPO et son impact avant de rencontrer l’équipe d’APOPO à la fin de la visite.
Cette activité unique vous permettra de comprendre l’impact des mines sur la communauté locale et d’en apprendre plus sur cette triste partie de l’histoire du Cambodge.

Spanish

Conozca a los pequeños héroes de Camboya

Junto a su guía experto privado de APOPO, verá en acción a los HeroRats en su zona de demostración real y aprenderá la forma en la que esta organización entrena a las ratas para detectar minas y salvar vidas. Es realmente impresionante ver a estas pequeñas heroínas en acción.
Se le presentará un vídeo instructivo (en inglés o en francés) sobre la organización de APOPO y el impacto que ejerce antes de que tenga la oportunidad de interactuar con el equipo de APOPO al final de la visita.
Será una oportunidad única de profundizar en su conocimiento sobre el impacto de las minas terrestres en la comunidad local y sobre la triste historia de Camboya.

Italian

Incontrate i piccoli eroi della Cambogia

Insieme alla vostra guida privata ed esperta della Ong APOPO, incontrerete i ratti addestrati in azione nella loro area di dimostrazione della vita reale e imparerete come questa organizzazione allena i ratti per rilevare le mine e salvare vite umane. È davvero impressionante vedere questi piccoli eroi in azione!

Un video istruttivo (inglese o francese) sull’organizzazione APOPO e sul loro impatto verrà presentato prima che voi possiate interagire con il team al termine della visita.

Sarà un’occasione unica per voi di acquisire una comprensione più profonda dell’impatto delle mine terrestri sulla comunità locale e della triste storia della Cambogia.

German

Treffen Sie Kambodschas kleine Helden

Zusammen mit Ihrem privaten APOPO-Expertenreiseleiter werden Sie die HeroRats in Aktion auf ihrem Real-Life-Demonstrationsbereich erleben und lernen, wie die Organisation Ratten trainiert, um Minen aufzuspüren und auf diese Weise Leben zu retten. Es ist äußerst beeindruckend, diese kleinen Helden in Aktion zu sehen!

Ihnen wird ein informatives Video (Englisch oder Französisch) über die Organisation APOPO und deren Einfluss gezeigt, bevor Sie die Chancen haben, mit dem Team von APOPO am Ende Ihres Besuchs in Kontakt zu treten.

Es handelt sich um eine einmalige Gelegenheit, bei der Sie ein tieferes Verständnis für die Auswirkungen von Landminen auf die lokale Bevölkerung und Kambodschas traurige Geschichte erhalten werden.