Rainforest Wildlife and Bunong Culture
Spend your days trekking through lush, mixed evergreen forest on the hunt for endangered primates and unique forest wildlife
visit spectacular remote waterfalls or community farms and sample local Bunong food cooked fresh in the forest. Then relax in our open bamboo lounge watching the sun go down and enjoying Khmer/Bunong cuisine prepared by the community, before sleeping to the sounds of the jungle. Every trip into the forest is a unique adventure.
Entry & admission fees
All entry and admission fees to parks.
Accommodation is provided at all of our sites.
You will have a dedicated tour guide for the five days.
All of your transport throughout the trip including transfers.
Water will be provided to you throughout the trip.
City Accommodation & Meals
Accommodation and dinner in Siem Reap, Phnom Penh and Sen Monorum. SVC can organise this if requested.
It is strongly recommended that you travel with insurance.
A hand wash laundry service can be provided with additional charges, depending on availability.
Tip or gratuity
Wifi not available outside of major cities and towns.
Subject to change depending on seasons and personal requests
05:00 – Pick up from Sen Monorom
A SVC guide will pick you up from your hotel in Sen Monorom. We drive 45 minutes to Jahoo Gibbon Camp.
05:45 – Breakfast followed by trekking
Arrive at Jahoo Gibbon Camp to have breakfast. After breakfast we will spend the whole day trekking through this stunning rainforest habitat, tracking endangered Black-shanked Doucs, Gibbons, Black Giant Squirrel and other endangered species. We can chose routes based on fitness and interests – stopping at butterfly-filled waterfalls where you can swim at some times of the year, discovering Bunong Spirit Trees, farms and stories.
12:00 – Lunch and trekking
Lunch is in the forest on traditional Bunong ‘Bamboo Soup’ followed by additional trekking
17:00 – Return to camp and dinner
We will return to camp in the evening where we will feast on traditional Bunong and Khmer food, whilst learning about traditional culture and games. Have dinner with the guides and hear some of the traditional stories of the community, be lulled to sleep in your Safari style tent, and wake early to begin another day in the forest.
06:30 – Sunrise in the forest
Start with sunrise in the forest. Continue our all-day trek looking for gibbons. Yellow-cheeked Crested Gibbon and Black-shanked Douc is amongst the most popular wildlife to see in the area.
12:30 – Return to the camp for lunch
Return to Jahoo Gibbon Camp to relax and have lunch. The restaurant at Jahoo has a lounge area that oversees the forest and birds flying over.
14:00 – Afternoon trek
We will start the afternoon trek on a different trail whilst looking for key bird species. The gibbons will continue to have constant presence on this trek.
If you would like to experience more Cambodian wildlife, SVC can take you to Dak Dam highlands to see Indochinese Barbet, Pin-tailed Green Pigeon and Maroon Oriole.
17:00 – Return to camp for checkout and ride back to hotel
Return to Jahoo Gibbon Camp, check out and return to hotel in Sen Monorum.
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Things to note
When to go
Birds are most active and calling during the cooler drier times of year, when there are fewer leaves on the trees and target species can be more easily seen but the site is excellent for wildlife all year round.
Jahoo Gibbon Camp
Endangered: Green Peafowl.
Near Threatened: Orange-necked Partridge, Germain’s Peacock Pheasant, Great Hornbill.
Near Endemic: Bar-bellied Pitta
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
Multi-day tours must be booked at least 7 days in advance
Book with a 15% deposit and pay the rest later!
available at checkout
Option only available if booking 60 days before the chosen start date of your tour