Travel to the remote provinces of Cambodia’s north-east, visit hilltribe villages and enjoy the natural surroundings.
North-East Cambodia Explorer 5 days
Day 1 – Phnom Penh – Kampong Cham – Kratie
Early morning depart for a scenic private guided drive via the mighty Mekong and hidden riverside villages to Kratie. Travel through Kampong Cham Province and visit the hills of Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei, Men’s and Women’s Hills in the Khmer language. See the colonial buildings of Kampong Cham as you stroll around the former capital then drive to Chhup, Cambodia’s largest rubber plantation.
Stay overnight at the Rajabori Villas Hotel (deluxe fan room) in Kratie.
Day 2 – Kratie – Banlung
This morning, embark on a traditional sampan to the Kampi area which is home to the endangered Irrawaddy River Dolphin. Return to Kratie and in the afternoon travel four hours by road to Banlung in Ratanakiri Province.
Stay three nights at the Terres Rouges Lodge (air-con junior suite) in Banlung. (B)
Day 3 – Ratanakiri Province
Travel northwest by jeep on a bumpy road to discover the surrounding waterfalls, crossing through bamboo forests to Se San River and the scenic village of Voeune Sai, a Chinese enclave on Cambodian territory. Continue upstream to the village of the Kachok, a minority who create funeral statuary. This afternoon visit volcanic Yeak Laom lake where you can swim or relax on the shore and enjoy the pristine natural surroundings. (B)
Day 4 – Ratanakiri Province
Journey north toward the Lao border to the village of Taveng, cross a round lava field and drive through spectacular forest. Stop at Kroeung villages where you will meet the hilltribes and learn about their culture and traditions. Learn about the “bachelor houses” on very tall stilts. Return to Banlung through rubber plantations and visit a waterfall. (B)
Day 5 – Banlung – Phnom Penh
Depart early this morning for a visit to Banlung market where local produce and handicrafts are sold. Travel 8 hours by road back to Phnom Penh and your hotel. (Accommodation in Phnom Penh is not included). (B)
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- Tour prices
Departure Twin Share Single Room Sole Traveller Depart any day $1723 $2095 $3306
Prices are per person, in Australian dollars, valid to 31 October, 2017. Please confirm prices when booking.
- Price Includes:
- 3 nights in tourist class hotels
- 4 breakfasts
- Return transfers, sightseeing tours, entrance fees
- Quality air-conditioned vehicles, experienced drivers and guides
Sole Traveller prices apply for one person travelling on their own and staying in a single room. The Single room price applies when two or more people travel together and a single room is required.
Surcharges apply for travel 20Dec15-15Jan16, 11Apr16-15Apr16 and 11Apr17-16Apr17.
- Pristine lakes, waterfalls and bamboo forests
- Visiting remote hilltribe villages
- Sampan ride on the lookout for Irrawaddy Dolphins