Essential Cambodia

Experience most of Cambodia’s special bird species in comfort

Duration

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8 Days

Availability

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All Year

Peak season

Dec-May

Starting Point

Siem Reap

This route enables the birder to experience most of Cambodia’s special bird species in comfort. Three Critically Endangered bird species: Giant Ibis, White-shouldered Ibis and Bengal Florican should be seen, as well as Greater Adjutant, Milky Stork, and Sarus Cranes along with a host of other exciting species.

All accommodation is in lodges or hotels, distances travelled are short to moderate (maximum travel between sites is four hours) and the pace of birding can be personalized according to the guests’ needs. Meals, transport in a dedicated 4×4 vehicle and accommodation is all included, along with the undivided attention of our expert Cambodian birding guides.

What’s included?

Entry & admission fees
All entry and admission fees to parks.
Accommodation
Accommodation is provided at all of our sites.
Guide Fees
You will have a dedicated tour guide for the entire trip.
All Transport
All of your transport throughout the trip including transfers.
Refreshments
Water will be provided to you throughout the trip.
All Meals
You will be provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Reusable Bottle
SVC Refill not Landfill reusable water bottle for multi-day trips.
Conservation Contributions
SVC will contribute part of the trip cost towards conservation.
City Accommodation & Meals
Accommodation and dinner in Siem Reap, Phnom Penh and Sen Monorum. SVC can organise this if requested.
Trip Insurance
It is strongly recommended that you travel with insurance.
Laundry
A hand wash laundry service can be provided with additional charges, depending on availability.
Tip or gratuity
It is your own decision should you wish to tip staff.
Wifi
Wifi not available outside of major cities and towns.

Itinerary

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Subject to change depending on seasons and personal requests

Locations you’ll visit

Title Address Description
Siem Reap
Pokambor Ave, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Angkor Wat
Unnamed Road, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Prek Toul
Kaoh Chiveang, Cambodia
ATT
Poy Char, Cambodia
Stoung Bengal Florican Conservation Area
Unnamed Road, Cambodia
Tmat Boey
Unnamed Road, Tmat Paeuy, Cambodia
Kratie
Krong Kracheh, Cambodia
Kampong Thom, Phnom Penh
219, Cambodia

Angkor Wat

Key Species

Pale-legged Leaf WarblerRufous-winged BuzzardGrey-headed Fish-EagleWhite-rumped Pygmy FalconLesser Adjutant

Habitat

Deciduous dipterocarp forest with semi-evergreen forest patches.

Prek Toal

Key Species

Greater AdjutantLesser AdjutantMilky StorkGrey-headed Fish-EagleSpot-billed Pelican

Habitat

Seasonally flooded forest and scrub. Open water retreats to reveal muddy lakeshore.

Ang Trapaeng Thmor (ATT)

Key Species

Sarus CraneMilky StorkGreater Adjutant

Habitat

A large reservoir surrounded by rice paddies, with a range of grassland and sedge habitats on the northern edge, and a small area of degraded deciduous forest.

Bengal Florican Grasslands

Key Species

Bengal FloricanSarus CraneManchurian Reed-WarblerPied Harrier

Habitat

Seasonally inundated outer-floodplain grassland with some small areas of scrub.

Tmat Boey

Key Species

Giant IbisWhite-shouldered IbisPale-capped PigeonBlack-headed WoodpeckerGreat Slaty WoodpeckerBrown Prinia

Habitat

Lowland deciduous dipterocarp forest, often mistakenly referred to as dry forest. Trapeangs dot the landscape and there are fairly extensive areas of bamboo in riverine areas.

Kratie

Key Species

Mekong WagtailCambodian TailorbirdAsian Golden WeaverYellow-breasted Bunting

Habitat

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

Phnom Krom

Key Species

Spot-billed PelicanWhite-shouldered StarlingRed Avadavat

Habitat

Rice paddies, scrub and a variety of freshwater wetlands, depending on the season.

Things to note

Transport

4x4 Car

When to go

December to May, though different sites have somewhat differing seasonal highs for species and times can shift year on year.

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

Book Now

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

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