Dear to all of our consumers, we are closing our bike tour for school big break and we will be back on August 25th. During our break our team will spent a lot of time develop the tour to make it better. More over we will think of a more creative activities to include in the tour. We will also change our marketing strategy in order to make this business successful.
On Saturday, May 12th, Journeys of Change bike tour offered a discounted tour in honor of the King’s birthday. As a young tour guide, I was so excited to see that our tour attract so many clients . It was a fun ride along the coastline of the Lower Mekong River, crossing ferries, and learning about Cambodian culture. During the tour, we got a pleasant surprise: we had a great opportunity to talk with monks and listen to them chanting. Our clients really enjoyed their time experiencing the culture of Cambodia. During the tour, they asked us a lot of questions, which our guides were really happy to answer. Our last stop was at the “Spiritual Healer’s House,” where the fortune-tellers doused us in water to bless us for good luck. He also gave us a culture threat that is meant to protect us from bad spirits or demons. The last place we stopped was at Liger Leadership Academy, for lunch. This lunch was excellent: spring rolls cooked by students for the guests. Overall, the tour was amazing–there were lots of smiles and great conversations during the tour. The experience is indescribable! If you want to experience this amazing time, come and join Journeys of Change bike tour.
On the 24th of March, student guides Chimean and Sythong were on a bike tour with one of our guests, Dany. It was a fun ride along the way and we experienced nature all around us. But this tour was a special one because they get to do lots of things that were happened during the trips. At one of the pagoda’s we visited, we chatted with some ladies that were making ceremonial flowers. They even asked us if we wanted to help! We help them make the ceremonial flowers and there was smiling and laughing on their faces.The final stop on our tour is the home of a spiritual healer and our clients requested to have their fortune told. It was a beautiful experience. All four of us also got blessed and doused with holy water. We all made memories we will never forget!
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Search “Journeys of Change” in google maps and you will get direction. The tour begins at the Riverside Park across from 245 Preah Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh.
Last Sunday, nine Liger students did a training tour for the Journeys of Change, Cambodian Insights tour. We trained them to be professional and confident. During the school week we teach them in class but we want them to practice the tour route and the script. This allows them to practice the script and learn by doing instead of just sitting in a classroom. The Journeys of Change development team had the advantage of training with Soksabike. Soksabike is a bike tour company in Battambang that provided us training when we were learning about how to create a bike business. We are very thankful to Soksabike for the fabulous experience they provided us. We are now sharing that knowledge with our 23 Liger trainees. After the training tour, The liger students told us, “they were more motivated to become a tour guide.”
During this tour, our American teacher asked us about a statue of the creature that was in front of a pagoda. We didn’t know the answer to that, so some of the trainee students went to ask the elder for the story. They used their problem solving skills which we work on at Liger. The Journeys of Change, Cambodian Insights bike tour provides us, Liger students, opportunities to use our research skills and continuously learn about our country.
Be our next guest on a Journeys of Change bike tour, which starts on the Riverside at Phnom Penh and wanders through rural Cambodia. The upcoming tour is Saturday, January 27, starting at 7:30am. See our website for more details or register now.
Journeys of Change had traveled to Battambang province to learn from responsible bike tour company name Soksabike. They had shared their expertise in business design, managing business and strategies for responsible tourism, which provide cross-cultural and create job opportunities. Also, we had visited 2 of their tour route which gives us more idea about our tour in Phnom Penh.
On Saturday, 13th January 2018, Journeys of Change will bee official launch. The tour donation will be $40 for Tourists, $30 for local foreigners and $20 for Cambodians which covers ferries fees, bike rental, snacks, and drinks. If you bring your own bike the donation price will be reduced by $5. It is a half-day cultural tour by bike, it will start at 7:30 am and end at 2:00 pm. We will meet you at the Riverside Park across from 245 Preah Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh (across the Blue Pumpkin). Look for the bikes and guides in the blue shirts on the right side of the road.
The entire route is 22km, crossing the Mekong River on two local ferries, tasting local snacks, exploring local Cambodian culture, and eating lunch at the school campus before being transported back to Phnom Penh. We the Liger guides will share what occurred from the past and present in Cambodia.
Please let us know before Thursday, 11th January 2018, and if you want to join our tour is by filling out one registration form per rider.
Register here: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSezACBgxtM6y1mFPi…/viewform
Let us know if you have any questions.
Sreypich Khon, Business Manager and Tour guide
Hello, my name is Sreypich Khon. I am 16 years old. I was born in Kampong Speu, Cambodia. Currently, I am studying and living at Liger Leadership Academy, located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Now, I am the Business Manger of Journeys of Change bike experience. I’m really happy to be a part of Journeys of Change. I am learning a lot from this business, such as, communication skills and managing the business. By working for this bike experience I can support my future education. I love traveling, communicating and deliver what I know to others.
Sokea Sin, Business Manager and Tour Guide
Chhoeu Chhoeun, Marketing Manager and Tour Guide
Chumreap Sou, “Hello!” My name is Chhoeu Chhoeun and I am 15 years old. I was born in Takeo province, Cambodia. My talent is music and I write original songs, sing, play guitar, piano, bass guitar, violin, and drum. I am a very social person and love public speaking, networking, and entrepreneurship. Currently, I am studying at the Liger Leadership Academy which is an amazing school.
Some people don’t believe in my abilities or what I can do but I will prove these people wrong. I might be poor in money, but not in my abilities. So, Journeys of Change tour experience has hired me to be the Marketing Manager and I’m very excited to be a part of this new opportunity. This will provide me job skills and support my future education. I believe in who I am.
Kagna Sim, Marketing Manager & Tour Guide
Sou sdey ‘Hello!’ I am Kagna and I am 14 years old. I was born in Kompong Speu province, Cambodia. Currently, I live and learn at the Liger Leadership Academy. I am one of the Marketing manager and also a tour guide. First time I though being a tour guild was easy actually it was not easy. But as I practice more and more, I have become more confident. Finding consumers for the tour every weeks it’s hard work not just siting in class and promote but it take a hard work to get a good results. This project will help me to save money for my future education. I learn from this bike tour experience that we had walk along journeys no mater what happens Cambodia still keep going. Now Cambodian is a developing country. So by doing this I can be a part of the change that Cambodia will have.
Venghour Than, Tour Guide
Suos-dey, Hello, I am Venghour Than and I am 15 years old. I was born in a small town, called Takhmao, near Phnom Penh. My main inspirations are art and history. Specifically, I am really into painting, drawing, dancing, and learning about the world’s amazing, unique arts and architecture. Becoming a tour guide for the Journeys of Change bike experience is a privilege. I have learned a lot about my country and I will make sure that I will provide you the best tour possible. Furthermore, I will raise funds and develop my English speaking skills through this experience to support my future education.
Dalin Sao, Tour Guide
Hello! My name is Dalin Sao. I am 14 years old and just like all the guides here, I am from a boarding school called the Liger Leadership Academy. This unusual school has a mission of creating change agents that will shift Cambodia in a positive way. If you’re interested in learning more about us and the Cambodian stories that we are sharing, you are always welcome to join our tour! To me becoming a guide is a privileged. I have a chance to interact with different people and I have an opportunity to bring my communication skill to another level, since I love to meet new people, getting them to know me and knowing about them. By joining this tour you’re contributing your money on change agents to improve their country. Wondering how is that possible? Join our tour and you will fully understand!
Marady Heang, Tour Guide
Hello everyone! My name is Marady. I am 15 years old. I was born in Kampong Cham province. I currently learn at the Liger Leadership Academy, located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It is my pleasure to be a member of the Journeys of Change bike experience. This is very exciting because I want to share my culture, improve my English, develop my public speaking skills, and learn from this bike experience. I believe education is a strong weapon to fight for my future. Therefore, I need to raise funds from this bike experience to support my further education. I am committed to be a Cambodian change agent. In order to accomplish my commitment, Journeys of Change bike experience is one of the remarkable opportunities for me to change my country. It would be amazing if you join our bike tour.
Niron Chhlom, Tour Guide
Hello there! My name is Niron, and I am 14 years old. I was born in a province, called Banteay Meanchey. Things that I love doing are drawing, basketball and playing musical instruments, such as, piano and violin. Besides that, I am a curious person, and I am interested in different cultures and countries. By becoming one of the Journeys of Change bike tour guides, I have opportunities to interact with foreigners and share cross-cultural information. Furthermore, Journeys of Change helps to support my future education, and in return, I am very excited to share my knowledge and my country with foreigners.
Samnang Hor, Tour Guide
Hello, my name is Samnang. I go to this unusual school call The Liger Leadership Academy, which is an amazing school that has contributed to who I am today. I spend my spare time reading, taking photos, and exploring outdoors with friends.It seems the older I get, the more I enjoy spending time outside, and I particularly love photographing nature. I’m happy to be apart of the Journeys of Change bike experience and guide tourists to examine contemporary Cambodia also investigate deeper into our culture and customs.
Panharith Yav, Tour guide
Vitou Nun, Tour Guide
David Phim, Tour Guide
My name is David Phim and I was born in a rural province in Cambodia, called Kampong Thom. When I was younger, I was a hard working student which helped me get accepted to the Liger Leadership Academy. I think my education will shape my future in many different ways. To support my dreams, I participate in many activities and one of them is Journeys of Change (a bike tour experience). I get to be a tour guide and give people experiences about economic changes and daily life in Cambodia. This will support my future education.
Cambodian Insights Bike Tour
Half day – 6 hours
7:30am – 2:00pm
Starting point: Riverside Park across from 245 Preah Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh. Look for bikes and the guides in the blue shirts. They will be waiting for your arrival.
You will bike 22km for an entire route, crossing the Mekong River on two local ferries, tasting local snacks, exploring local Cambodian culture, and eating lunch at the school campus before being transported back to Phnom Penh. These ambitious, courageous Liger guides will share their knowledge of past, present and future changes of Cambodia. Your guides look forward to sharing their customs, culture, and everyday life with you!
Suggested Price per Person (all proceeds are donated to the Liger Charitable Foundation)
$40 for international visitors and internationals visitors living in Cambodia (must provide proof)
$20 for Cambodians
Journeys of Change was formed by 13 high school students from the Liger Leadership Academy (LLA). The idea of Journeys of Change is to learn how to create a business, support local economies, train students about responsible tourism, provide cross-cultural experiences, and gain funds for the students’ future learning. These students created this tour to provide employment opportunities for other Liger students, share Cambodian daily life with tourists and make a positive change in their country, through tourism. Liger students were hired as tour guides to create the route and learn tour guiding skills.
Our promise: To provide all visitors with opportunities to learn about Cambodian history, culture, and views of Cambodia. Journeys of Change is unique because it is led by young change agents of Cambodia. We will make sure to provide you the best quality tour we can. Your safety is our number one priority.