Endangered Primates and Forest Trekking

Travel from Western to Eastern Cambodia in pursuit of Cambodia’s breathtaking primate and wildlife species.

Duration

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5 Days

Availability

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Dec-May

Peak season

Dec-May

Starting Point

Siem Reap

Starting at Angkor Wat, this unique tour takes you from Western to Eastern Cambodia to experience forest trekking in the heart of Cambodia’s wildlife sanctuaries. These locations are home to the elusive endangered Yellow-cheeked Crested Gibbons and Black-shanked Douc Langurs as well as Giant Black Squirrel. Our expert SVC guides, along with local guides, will also track the footprints of the endangered Asian Elephant, Sun Bears and Banteng- hopefully you will get lucky!

What’s included?

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Entry & admission fees

All entry and admission fees to parks.

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Accommodation

Accommodation is provided at all of our sites.

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Guide Fees

You will have a dedicated tour guide for the five days.

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All Transport

All of your transport throughout the trip including transfers.

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Refreshments

Water will be provided to you throughout the trip.

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All Meals

You will be provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner .
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Reusable Bottle

SVC Refill not Landfill reusable water bottle for multi-day trips.
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Conservation Contributions

SVC will contribute part of the trip cost towards conservation.
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City Accommodation & Meals

Accommodation and dinner in Siem Reap, Phnom Penh and Sen Monorum. SVC can organise this if requested.

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Trip Insurance

It is strongly recommended that you travel with insurance.

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Laundry

A hand wash laundry service can be provided with additional charges, depending on availability.

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Tip or gratuity

It is your own decision should you wish to tip staff.
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Wifi

Wifi not available outside of major cities and towns.

Itinerary

Subject to change depending on seasons and personal requests

04:45 – Pick up from Siem Reap
Pick up from Hotel in Siem Reap and head to the Angkor temples where we will up a Angkor Pass if needed. Before sunrise we will search for the Brown Boobook.

05:30 – Sunrise at Angkor Wat
A prepared breakfast will be provided during sunrise. Alternatively, we can go owling instead of watching the sunrise.

06:00 – Birding around Angkor Wat
Hope to see Hainan Blue Flycatcher, White-throated Rockthrush, Forest Wagtail and more. Please note that locations for birding may be flexible depending on the location of bird species and the number of tourists on the day.

09:15 – Visit Angkor Wat Temple
See the most famous tourist attraction in Cambodia.

10:45 – Primate and bird watching at Bayon Temple Complex
Primate and Bird watching at the Bayon Temple Complex. All of the SVC guides are certified temple guides and will take you through the history of this breathtaking complex.

12:30 – Lunch
This will be at a local restaurant within the complex, offering a great opportunity to taste some local cuisine.

13:30 – Drive to hotel, check out and drive to Okoki
We will take a 4.5 hour drive to Okoki.

18:30 – Arrive in Okoki
Arrive in Okok. Set up camp, meet the local guides and take a short rest.

05:00 – Wake up and trek to local hide
Walk through the forest for 20 minutes to reach our custom-made hide. This is located near trapeang (watering hole) where we can see a variety of mammals. Asian Wild Boar, Northern Pigtail Macaque and sometime Water Monitor Lizards. If we are lucky, we will be able to view the endangered White-winged Duck and Siamese Fireback. Breakfast will be included.

12:00 – Return to the camp for lunch
Lunch at camp and rest.

14:00 – Explore local area for Pileated Gibbons
Explore around the camp for Pileated Gibbons. Their calls are very distinct so finding them are easy.

18:00 – Return to the camp for dinner and relaxation
Arrive back at Okoki camp for dinner and relaxation.

20:00 – Night time owling
Option for owling. Oriental Bay Owl and Blyth’s Frogmouth are popular species found in this area.

05:00 – Morning birding and breakfast
Option of revisiting the hide to search for White-winded Duck. Prepared breakfast, coffee and tea will be provided. We will stay until sunrise.

After sunrise we will search for Banded Kingfisher, Mangrove Whistler, Bar-bellied Pitta and Scaly-breasted Partridge. These are but a few of the birding species we will find at this site.

If you wish to see the gibbon before we leave, please feel free to ask your SVC guide.

10:00 – Leave for Kratie
Leave Okoki for Kratie. Total drive time including lunch will be 5.5 hours.

12:00 – Lunch
Lunch at local Khmer restaurant.

15:30 – Arrive Kratie
Arrive in Kratie and check into the hotel. After checking in we will go to a local birding site and go birding until 18:00 for Yellow-breasted Bunting and Asian Golden Weaver.

19:00 – Return to hotel for dinner and rest
Back to the hotel for dinner and rest.

06:30 – Breakfast
Breakfast in the hotel.

07:00 – Leave the hotel to go to the river
It will be 25 minutes to reach the pier to embark on the boat..

We will be looking for the Mekong Wagtail- this can take 15 minutes to 1 hour depending on your luck! After we find the Mekong Wagtail, we will go to view the endangered Irrawaddy Dolphin.

10:30 – Return to hotel and checkout
Check out and drive to Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary.

12:30 – Lunch
Stop for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch we will continue to Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary. We will stop on our way looking for the endangered Black Shanked Douc. If we are lucky enough, we might be able to see Stump-tailed Macaque. We will also see target bird species like Red-vented Barbet and Grey-faced Bulbul.

16:30 – Roosting sites
Arrive at one of our roosting sites to get a glimpse at the endangered Green Peafowl.

17:30 – Drive to Jahoo Gibbon Camp
Drive to Jahoo Gibbon Camp. Dinner and rest.

05:30 – Wake up and trek
Wake up and trek. Rising before dawn, we head out to the key Gibbon Area with the WCS Bunong Gibbon Researchers. These elusive critically endangered primates including Yellow-cheeked Crested Gibbons and Black Shanked Douc. This is a relatively short trek, close to the camp, moving quickly and quietly.

07:00 – Breakfast in the forest
Breakfast in the forest. We will continue our trek after breakfast. The site around Jahoo Gibbon Camp is a beautiful way to experience Cambodia’s wildlife and nature.

12:00 – Return to the camp for lunch
14:00 – Forest and Bunong farms
Head back out into the forest and Bunong farms for wildlife and bird watching.

17:00 – Return to hotel
Return to your hotel in Sen Monorom or to Phnom Penh. 

Location

Title Address Description
Siem Reap
Pokambor Ave, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Angkor Wat
Unnamed Road, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Okoki
Chhaeb, Cambodia
Kratie
Unnamed Road, Krong Kracheh, Cambodia
Jahoo Gibbon Camp
Unnamed Road, Cambodia

Things to note

Transport

4*4 Car

When to go

December to May.

Species

Angkor Wat:
Near Threatened: Red-breasted Parakeet, Alexandrine Parakeet

Okoki:
Critically Endangered: Giant Ibis.
Endangered: White-winged Duck.

Kratie:
Endangered: Yellow-breasted Bunting.
Vulnerable: Manchurian Reed Warbler.
Near Threatened: Mekong Wagtail.
Endemic: Cambodian Tailorbird

Jahoo Gibbon Camp:
Endangered: Green Peafowl.
Near Threatened: Orange-necked Partridge, Germain’s Peacock Pheasant, Great Hornbill.
Near Endemic: Bar-bellied Pitta

Habitat

Angkor Wat:
Deciduous dipterocarp forest with semi-evergreen forest patches.

Okoki:
DDF, Semi evergreen, evergreen, rivera and Trapeang.

Kratie:
Large low-land river with small rocky islands covered in dense bush.

Jahoo Gibbon Camp:
Lowland evergreen forest on low hills. Some areas support large-stemmed bamboo species.

Things to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream
  • Appropriate closed-toe shoes. Walking boots are best
  • Light clothing covering shoulders and knees- this is especially relevant when visiting temples and religious sites. Clothing should not be bright when birding
  • Insect repellent
  • Waterproof coat
  • Small denominations of money. This is especially relevant when entering Northern Cambodia. $20 is the maximum denomination of money that should be taken
  • Binoculars. SVC charge $5 per person per day to use our Swarovski Optik binoculars
  • Ear plugs are recommended for multi-day tours. The sound of nature at night in remote areas can be loud

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