Are you unsure of which Cambodia birding tours to book in 2023? No problem, Sam Veasna Conservation Tours (SVC) has your back! This page will recommend the best birding tours SVC has to offer to ensure you book the best Cambodia birding tours in 2023.

All our tours are private bespoke tours that include our expert English-speaking Khmer bird guides. We also provide pick up and drop off from your hotel in air-conditioned 4×4 cars.

PLEASE NOTE: SVC have tiered pricing which means the more people that book on your tour, the less the tour costs per person. Please feel free to email if you have any questions.

Thank you for visiting Sam Veasna Conservation Tours (SVC) website and we hope to see you for your Cambodia birding tours in 2023!

Taster Tours: The best half-day Cambodia birding tours from Siem Reap

Half-Day Birding in Siem Reap

A relaxing couple of hours of birding with our SVC guides on the outskirts of Siem Reap. Great tour for beginners or those looking to escape the city.

Start Time: 5:30am or 2:30pm

Starting Price: $65 for 1 person

Recommended Time: All Year

“The half day private birding tour around Phnom Kron was
excellent. Well worth the early start — 5:30am pickup!

Our guide Sophear was knowledgable and very friendly. We saw more than 45 species, including a pied kingfisher, some adavatats, coucals, jacanas and many more.”

Patti, UK

29th December 2021

Bengal Florican Half Day Birding Tour

See one of the most endangered bustard species in the world, Bengal Florican. Early start due to the birding site being a 2 hours drive from Siem Reap.

Start Time: 4:30am

Starting Price: $190 for 1 person

Recommended Time: December to May

My guide on the half-day birdwatching trip was Hat, he was
incredibly knowledgeable, which was very important as each of the 42 species we saw was a first for me!

The day before the trip I let the Sam Veasna Center know what I would be hoping to see and they were so, so accommodating. They did everything they can to ensure I saw as many species as possible.

It was the perfect day and was worth every penny. The organisation does so much for wildlife conservation too.

I will be visiting Cambodia again to participate in another of the
SVC tours.


15th January 2020

Quick Visit: The best full-day Cambodia birding tours from Siem Reap

Tonle Sap Waterbirds and Floating Village Adventure

The signature one-day birding tour in Cambodia to visit Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary. In the peak season, we will be able to see Milky Stork, Greater Adjutant, Lesser Adjutant and Spot-billed Pelican plus many more!

Start Time: 5 to 6am

Starting Price: $295 for 1 person

Recommended Time: December to April

“We went on a full day tour with Sophear at Sam Veasna in
January (dry season). What an amazing trip.

Both my husband and I saw a variety of engendered birds while we were boating down Tonle Sap lake and then we got to the 2-3 story bird watching tower, we saw thousands of birds – nesting and swirling in the sky. We saw painted sporks, pelicans, adjutants (and many, many more).

It was like being on a National Geographic TV show. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and he was good at spotting birds.

It was one of our highlights on our trip to Cambodia!.”

Akiyo Fujii, USA.

26th January 2020

Koh Ker, Beng Mealea Forest Temples

Experience birding in one of the most spectacular temple complexes outside Angkor Wat. Incredible birding and temple experience without the crowds.

Start Time: 5:30 am

Starting Price: $275 for 1 person

Recommended Time: December to May

“We took the Koh Ker, Beng Mealea Forest Temples tour, which more than met our objective of seeing more of the local habitat and countryside beyond the most visited Angkor temple circuit.

The added advantage was birding, which included close-ups of in our case 67 different birds, enhanced by photographs using the Swarovski Optik scope…

…Overall, the experience with this tour more than compensated
for the crowds and pressures, we experienced on our first day at
the most visited sites in Siem Reap.

I was glad to have explored the web to find Sam Veasna rather than rely on the standard itineraries furnished by our top-of-the-range hotel.”

William Looney

3rd February 2020

ATT Sarus Crane Adventure

1.5 hours outside of Siem Reap is one of the most important sites to view the world’s tallest flying bird, Sarus Crane. A beautiful day of birding in rural Cambodia.

Start Time: 5:30 am

Starting Price: $285 for 1 person

Recommended Time: January to May

“We went on the trip to see the Saurs Crane and were not disappointed despite the 5.30 am start…

Our guide was Somrich Sophear and is the man!

His knowledge of Cambodian bird life is not to be bettered. We found cranes early on and then went on to find some 25 other pieces of bird life, and to top it all we found 3 species of owl and all before 12 noon.”


26th January 2019

Temples and Birds (Full Day Birding at Angkor Wat)

Experience another side of Angkor Wat with Sam Veasna Conservation Tours. We take you to see the hidden world of the birds of Angkor Wat with Cambodia’s best bird guides.

Start Time: 4:45 am

Starting Price: $150 for 1 person

Recommended Time: All Year

“I took a guided trip with SVC to the Angkor Wat temple in 2020
and it was awesome!

The guide was very skilled and I’ve seen a lot more birds than I could see and hear by myself.

Highly recommend!

It might seem a bit expensive but it is absolutely worth it. Best thing: the guide shared his eBird checklist afterwards so I had the checklist complete within a few hours.”

Lukas Sobotta, Germany

Short Adventure: The best 2-day to 3-day Cambodia birding tours from Siem Reap

Giant Ibis Birding Tour: 2 days, 1 night

Quick trip to see Cambodias national bird and critically endangered Giant Ibis. Includes travel to Preah Vihear Provice and stay at Tmat Boey Ecolodge 

Start Time: 5:00 am or 10:00 am depending on the package.

Starting Price: $600 for 1 person

Recommended Time: December to April

Giant Ibis Birding Tour: 3 days, 2 nights

Add an additional day and have the best chance to view Giant Ibis and White-shouldered Ibis. We also offer an additional option to visit Preah Vihear Temple on Day 2.

Start Time: 5:00 am or 10:00 am depending on the package.

Starting Price: $750 for 1 person

Recommended Time: December to April

“We have just returned from Cambodia and used guides from this centre to visit remote eco-lodges.

These trips were superb and the expertise of both the Sam Veasna guides and local guides from the communities was second to none. I have never seen people spot birds so well and set up scopes so quickly to enable us to see the birds. They saw birds where I could see nothing to begin with.

We saw several Great Ibis, White-shouldered Ibis, two white-rumped falcons and about 85 besides these!!

Mr. Hat Huon gave a master class in birding!!”

Clive J

6th February 2019

Cambodia Vulture Restaurant Tour (2 days, 1 night)

Travel deep into the heart of Northern Cambodia to experience the Cambodia Vulture Restaurant. You will get the opportunity to see three critically endangered vultures; Red-headed, Slender-billed and White-rumped Vulture.

Start Time: 9:00 am

Starting Price: $1,300 for 1 person

Recommended Time: All Year

Wild Siem Reap (3 days, 2 nights)

Explore some of the most beautiful natural locations on the outskirts of Siem Reap including Ang Trepang Thmor, Changkran Roy and Koh Ker Temple.

Start Time: 5:30 am 

Starting Price: $865 for 1 person

Recommended Time: January to May

“We took the 3 Day Wild Siem Reap in January 2020. This tour took us to Trapeang Thma Lake, Changkran Roi area for camping and the Koh Ker temple site. We made other stops along the way anytime we saw something of interest or good birding locations.

The bird hide at Changkran Roi is a well-maintained place that attracts many birds. Koh Ker is an undervisted temple site, home to many birds that make this visit very special. We absolutely enjoyed this tour and find it an excellent way to experience Cambodia.

Great work is being done by groups like Sam Veasna to protect natural habitats for wildlife.”

Laura Frank, Hungary.

20th January 2022

Off-the-beaten track Adventure: The best 5-day+ Cambodian birding tours from Siem Reap

Critical Cambodia (5 days, 4 nights)

Six endangered species in five days. See some of Cambodias most important bird species in Northern Cambodia including Giant Ibis, White-shouldered Ibis, Bengal Florican and three vulture species.

Start Time: 5:00 am.

Starting Price: $2,055 for 1 person

Recommended Time: December to April

“Over the next few days, we visited the grasslands, BeTreed, Tmat Boey and the Vulture Restaurant and added Bengal Florican, Giant Ibis, White-shouldered Ibis, Green Peafowl, the three species of vultures and countless other birds to our ever-growing species list.

We ended up with well over 100 unique species on this tour. My personal interest is butterflies which we had ample time to study while birding and take some nice pictures as well. Add in the occasional gibbon, snake and squirrel and we had a very productive look into Cambodian wildlife.

Thank you SVC for making this possible, organizing it so well and for all the good work that you do protect endangered animals while cooperating and supporting the local communities.”

Rianne, Netherlands.

23rd December 2019

Essential Cambodia (8 days, 7 nights)

See some of the essential birding sites near Siem Reap including Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary, ATT and Angkor Wat as well as Tmat Boey in the Northern Plains.

Start Time: 4:45 am

Starting Price: $2,730 for 1 person

Recommended Time: December to April

“We arranged for Sam Veasna for an eight-day tour…

Their reservations agent was patient with my many questions and prompt with responses. The guide and driver were always on time and flexible with my requests with additions and modifications to the itinerary…

The guide, Mardy, was exceptional in identifying birds by sound and visually even at a distance. He could locate a far-away bird that we could not see, and then put it in his spotting scope so that we got a great view.

I highly recommend this organization.”


8th January 2019

Wild Cambodia (10 days, 9 nights)

The very best of Siem Reap and Northern Cambodia. This birding tour offers you the opportunity to experience the best of birding in Cambodia. 

Start Time: 4:45 am.

Starting Price: $3,990 for 1 person

Recommended Time: December to April

“When we looked for a place to explore in south east Asia we scanned through Lonely Planet and it sounded like Cambodia was a hot spot, especially for birds.

Once we started to look for a tour guide Sam Veasna was the first name that came up. What attracted us was their commitment to engaging with and enabling the local people. From the initial email until our final goodbyes the team did not disappoint us. Emails were answered promptly and the schedule was tailored to our needs.

Our guide Mardy has a passion for birds and for his country and we learned a lot from him. He was especially good with our girls aged 11 and they were stoked to have their own car and driver for our trip. The drivers were organised, on time and drove safely.

Mardy and his team always had a plan for where we were going to eat or stop for a break along the way. The places we stayed were run by local people… simple but unique in their own way reflecting the local community customs.

It was a trip of a lifetime.”

Candace E

10th January 2019