4 days northeast Cambodia adventure

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  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket

This is a tour created by a local guide who born in Kompongcham near Kratie. He was a tour guide in Banlung for 9 years and is the person who found the rafting first in Banlung. You will have an unforgettable experiences in your own way differently from the touristic place in Cambodia

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Cambodia Hidden Gem Tours & Travel

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Day 1 Phnom Penh-Kratie-Ratanakiri province

Stop At: Kratie

We leave Phnom Penh at 8:00AM. You will see city views and after 20 minutes we will pass out of the high buildings and into shorter housing. Approximately an hour later you will see beautiful rice paddies with local animals. according to the season you will see the different rice colors. Around 3 hours driving we arrive in Kratie province. you will spot fancy Khmer traditional residence and some remaining French buildings around the market on Mekong riverfront. Lunch: We will spend 1 hours for lunch and relax at a nice restaurant with a cozy atmosphere of the Mekong view. After that the tour will take you to the historical site, 100 columns pagoda about 1 hour drive from Kratie town. We will spend 45 minutes to explore the history of the pagoda that was built in the 19th century through the local guide and witnessed by the statues and sculptures. We will go to dolphin entrance around 2pm, then we will get on the Mekong river boat cruise. You will see the cute dolphin family. You might see them jumping over the water (if you’ll lucky). Besides dolphin, you may see exotic bird as well. We will spend 1 hour for this trip. Around 3pm we will continue our travel to the remote province of Balung. We will reach this precious stone town about 6pm. You will check in to your hotel (hotel with swimming pool) and spent your own time for relaxing. Banlung is small town so our guide will explain you the map, the restaurant, and you could explore dinner on your own.

Duration: 6 hour

Day 2 Banlung to Veunsai district

Stop At: Virachey National Park

4 hours jungle discovery trek & camping 8:30am depart from Banlung to Vuernsai by Car, In Kachon village (Tampoun indigenous village), you board a small boat and head up stream on the mighty Sesan River. During this trip, you can see some beautiful scenery – when the weather is clear, you can see the mountains of the Virachey National Park. After 45 minutes, you’ll arrive in Koah Piek – a village of the indigenous Kachah people. In Koah Piek, you’ll meet our indigenous ranger who will lead you on the trek. The first part of the trek leads you through agriculture fields dotted with farm houses. Soon after, you enter the outskirts of the primary jungle. Sometime near midday, you’ll stop to have lunch. You then continue north where the terrain gets a little hilly. On one of the hill slopes, you can enjoy beautiful panoramic scenery. You can see the Sesan River as a greenish silver ribbon flowing through the landscape. You trek through the primary jungle until you reach the campsite at the waterfall around 4:00pm. Here you make camp. You can swim and cool off underneath the waterfall. After swimming you can join the guide and ranger in preparing and cooking dinner by using bamboo tube. After a pleasant dinner with campfire and candle light you stay for overnight at this wonderful waterfall* . “Optional” if you would like to go for a short night trek to experience the jungle and search for seeing wildlife you can let our guide and ranger know as they are always ready for that. The night walk is more impressive, exciting and it’s likely you on your own hunting experience, even though, we aim just to look for seeing nocturnal species and enjoy the atmosphere at night time.

Day 3 Banlung-Jungle hiking and follow elephant family

Stop At: Virachey National Park

Between 5:30am to 7:00am you might hear the call of wild gibbon, after a nice sleep and breakfast at a jungle waterfall, you start with steep but an extremely rewarding climb as on the summit of the mountain is a spectacular view. Hike and trek through lush old jungle, with a chance to see wildlife and birds, our knowledgeable guide and ranger will explain the natural resources. After approximately 2hours trekking, you change direction southern in a loop to Koah Piek. The primary jungle gradually changes into secondary jungle. Early noon, you’ll reach the outskirts of Koah Piek village. Small farm houses dot the farm fields. You can choose one of the farm houses to have lunch at. After lunch, you continue further south until you get to the Sesan River. Here you leave your back packs and visit the sacred cemetery of the indigenous Kachah people. The sacred cemetery has remarkable wooden statues. Most of these statues resemble the deceased. Your guide can tell you all about the animist beliefs of the indigenous people. After visiting the sacred cemetery, you’ll continue by boat back to Kachon. We will be back to Banlung at about 2:30pm then we continue to the beautiful volcanic lake surrounded by forest. We will hangout, swim and then we continue to see elephant conservation habitat. We will home stay with the most friendly family of Khmer people (the old man with 72 years of age who had a life experiences through many different regime and he love to share with the others, he can speak French, English and native Khmer), the mother is the good cook for Curry and Amok traditional Khmer food. We will have time for sunset and dinner together and overnight there.

Day 4 Banlung-Mondulkir-Phnom Penh

Stop At:

After Breakfast (western or Asian food), we will drive to the south of Banlung and after 2 and half hours we will get to a small province, Mondulkir means “center of mountain” with spectacular almost everywhere. We will go to visit the indigenous Bounong villages, coffee and durian plantation and the biggest Cambodian waterfalls called Bousra. We will have lunch at a nice restaurant with friendly people and large food selection. After that we will arrive in Phnom Penh around 5pm and then you could rest at your hotel and have your own dinner. At 8:30pm we take you to the secret place of Phnom Penh to have a nice drink by the river. We will take you back to your hotel and say goodbye to you there.
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