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Explore Ethic village of Cambodia 9Days

This tour is basically kind of responsible tourism to experience with local community with many attractive activities such as cycling at Koh Trong, board local boat to visit Mekong dolphin. And more explore at northeast of Cambodia to learn about ethic people living and see elephant, swim with cool waterfall...

DAY 1

Phnom Penh– Kratie

We leave the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh we continue northeast to the bustling provincial city of Kompong Cham. En route, there is the chance to pause at Skuon, affectionately known as 'Spiderville', where it is possible to sample the local delicacy of deep fried tarantula. Next we visit Nokor Bachey temple is a cultural and historical site. It is located 2.2 kilometers from Kampong Cham provincial town along National Road 7, about 122 kilometers northeast of Phnom Penh. The temple was built in the middle of the 11th century, during the reign of Suryavarman II and King Ouphey dedecating to Brahmanism. The famous place of Nokor Bachey Temple, Kampong Cham is a wonderful place to visit in the country of Cambodia. Lunch will be at local restaurant. And then continue northeast to Kratie, a sleepy Mekong port and gateway to an encounter with the rare freshwater Irrawaddy dolphins that inhabit the upper reaches of the Mekong in Cambodia. We check into our hotel and leave some time free to soak up the atmosphere of this charming town, with its well-preserved colonial-era architecture. Overnight in Kratie Read more

9days/8nights [-L-]
DAY 2

Koh Trong- Kampi Dolphin poo

After breakfast, you catch the local ferry to Koh Trong Island tour Koh Trong Island in the middle of the Mekong that offers an extraordinary local experience. Pick up a local bicycle and start the 12km loop around the island. Observe the beautiful traditional wooden houses, taste pomelo fruit at a local home and visit a traditional pagoda. Plant a small tree nearby as part of the community initiative to keep the island green and continue to cycle towards the southern tip of the island. A Vietnamese style pagoda is situated on the southernmost tip from where a small floating village can be observed and you catch the local ferry head back to the mainland and visit the Kampi Dolphin pool. This is one of the 9 deep water pools in the Mekong that is home to the Mekong Dolphin. We board a local boat and cruise out into the mighty Mekong for a chance encounter with these gentle creatures. Viewing is commonplace, although it is easier to see the dolphins in the shallower waters of the dry season, than in the swollen river of the wet season. After enjoying an hour or more of dolphin viewing, we then return back to city. Overnight in Kratie Read more

9days/8nights [B-L-]
DAY 3

Kratie – Banlung

After breakfast in Kratie, We continue to the north on the new National Highway 7 towards Stung Treng. We stop for a local lunch along the way, before veering east towards the red earth of Rattanakiri. We cross the Srepok River along the way, the river depicted in the seminal war film Apocalypse Now, where Martin Sheen travels upriver into Cambodia in search of renegade Colonel Kurtz, played by Marlon Brando. We arrive in Banlung in time to enjoy the refreshing waters of the beautiful crater lake of Yeak Loam, set amid a pocket of lush jungle. The crystal clear water is cool and refreshing after the short walk and there may be some local children cooling off. We then return to Banlung and spend the night in a comfortable local hotel. Day 4: Banlung-Seven-step waterfall of Sean Lay [B-L-] Today we travel to a remote area of Ratanakiri province to see traditional gem mining. Ratanakiri – ratanak means precious stones, kiri means hills – is famous for its semi-precious stones and do-it-yourself mining is an important industry in the province. We see the old-fashioned mining techniques and may have a chance to see some uncut stones. We then continue to the seven-step waterfall of Sean Lay, one of the most beautiful in the province. We enjoy a picnic here and leave plenty of time to enjoy a swim. Later, we return to Banlung. Overnight in Banlung Read more

9days/8nights [B-L-]
DAY 4

Seven-step waterfall

Today we travel to a remote area of Ratanakiri province to see traditional gem mining. Ratanakiri – ratanak means precious stones, kiri means hills – is famous for its semi-precious stones and do-it-yourself mining is an important industry in the province. We see the old-fashioned mining techniques and may have a chance to see some uncut stones. We then continue to the seven-step waterfall of Sean Lay, one of the most beautiful in the province. We enjoy a picnic here and leave plenty of time to enjoy a swim. Later, we return to Banlung. Overnight in Banlung Read more

9days/8nights [B-L-]
DAY 5

Ethic village

We journey by road to the small town of Voen Sai on the banks of the San River, passing through some pristine stretches of forest along the way. We then take a boat up the river to the Tompuon village of Kachon, passing some beautiful sections of river along the way. Kachon is home to a traditional Tompuon burial ground complete with carved effigies of the deceased. Family groups are buried side by side and elaborate ceremonies held after a period of mourning. We then travel by road to a small Kreung village that still breeds working elephants. We saddle up and take a leisurely ride through the rubber plantations of Ratanakiri. We follow the course of a small river which our elephants eventually wade across and we descend to the base of Kaa Tien Waterfall. A superb horseshoe shaped waterfall set in the jungle, it is possible to clamber behind the falls and swim in the huge splash pool below. Some of the jungle vines hanging down from the gorge are strong enough for a swing and this is a great way to relax. We walk back to the Kreung village and return to Banlung by vehicle. Overnight in Banlung Read more

9days/8nights [B-L-]
DAY 6

Banlung –Sen Monorom

After breakfast, we leave behind the red earth of Rattanakiri and travel to Sen Monorom, Mondul Kiri, driving time takes about 2hours and half. Lunch will be at local restaurant. In the afternoon, leave Sen Monorom and travel to the nearby village of Phulung, 6km from town, where the Phnong villagers still raise working elephants. After exploring the village and learning a little about their local life, climb aboard your elephant and experience the traditional transport of Mondulkiri You will follow trails through the countryside passing scenic stretches of rapids and small waterfalls. The riverbank is cloaked in jungle and you will have the opportunity to swim at Pulong Waterfall along the way before returning to Sen Monorom. Overnight in Sen monorom Read more

9days/8nights [B-L-]
DAY 7

Minority Villages &Waterfall

This morning head out West to the less visited area of Domrai Choan Village.This area offering a typical Mondulkiri experience as you follow clear trails used by the minority villagers to make your way through the lush forest. The walking is graded as moderate and should be fine for anyone with reasonable levels of fitness. Your local guide will lead you through the forest to Pnong Villages and explain about their traditional way of life and animist belief system. After working up a sweat there will be time to take a refreshing dip in Kbal Preah waterfall the perfect setting for a rest and maybe a picnic lunch. After lunch you continue making your way through the forest often passing villagers foraging in the forest or planting crops in the clearings. At the end of the day you return to the relative civilization of Mondulkiri town- Sen Monorom. Overnight in Sen Monorom Read more

9days/8nights [B-L-]
DAY 8

Amazing Elephant Trekking

Morning breakfast, then visit a minority house and learn about their elephants and listen to stories about elephants and how to train them. Travel by elephant-back into the jungle and see the rice farms and ford a river to arrive at the waterfall. Get off your elephant and look for good place to have lunch near the waterfall. Afterwards, go looking for the elephants in the jungle where they will be eating and bring them back to the waterfall. Take a swim at the waterfall and help to bathe the elephant in the river. Return back to the village and cross the river again to arrive back at the village. And this afternoon we continue our trip to Steung Treng. Overnight in Steung Treng Read more

9days/8nights [B-L-]
DAY 9

Steung Treng-Siem Reap

A short ferry crossing leads us to the pre-Angkorian temples of Thala Barivat on the banks of the Mekong. The temples now mainly consist of modest ruins, but are still of high importance to the people in this area. Lunch will be at local restaurant and travel to Siem Reap.

9days/8nights [B-L-]

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Kratie
Day 3
Location Rattanakiri
Day 6
Location Mondulkiri
Hotel Nature Lodge
Day 8
Location Steung Treng

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • - All transfers and transport as per the program:
  • - All accommodation as per program (based on double/twin sharing room)
  • - All meals as mentioned (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • -English speaking station guide as mention on the itinerary.
  • -All Entrance fee mentioned in itinerary
  • -Fresh water & Tissue

Package excludes

  • - Air tickets both domestic and international
  • - Insurance
  • - Personal expenses
  • - All drinks
  • - Visa fees and/or visa authorization
  • - Tips
  • -Early Check in/Late Check Out
  • - Other expenses that not mentioned on the itinerary
  • - Any peak season surcharge (normally New Year period)

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  • -0 year to 2 years free of charge
  • -3 years to 11 years will charge 50% of adult
  • -2 years to 11 years will charge 75% of adult with extra bed
  • -12 year up will charge Apply for adult, charge 100%
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