Giant Ibis Birding Tour: 3 Days, 2 Nights

Join SVC to see Giant Ibis and White-shouldered Ibis at Tmat Boey Ecolodge. This private tour also offers packages to see Bengal Florican and visit Preah Vihear Temple on Day 2.

Duration

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3 Days

Availability

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Nov-May

Peak season

Dec-April

Starting Point

Siem Reap

Join Sam Veasna Conservation Tours (SVC) on the Giant Ibis Birding Tour: 3 days, 2 night. Departing from Siem Reap, we will travel into the heart of Preah Vihear to Tmat Boey Ecolodge, home of the Giant Ibis and White-shouldered Ibis. The Giant Ibis Birding Tour: 3 days, 2 nights is the perfect opportunity to see Giant Ibis and White-shouldered Ibis. SVC has had a 95% success rate to view these species between December and April.

For this tour, we also give you the option to visit the Bengal Florican Grasslands to see the world's most endangered bustard species. This would require a 5 am start from Siem Reap. Also, we give you the option to visit Preah Vihear Temple on the Cambodian-Thai board on Day 2. Preah Vihear Temple is one of the most spectacular temples outside of Angkor Wat and has only been open to the public for 10 years.

Tour Packages

05:00AM Start

Tmat Boey and Bengal Florican Grassland Package. We will pick you up early to see Bengal Florican before heading to Tmat Boey. Breakfast on Day 1 is included in this package. No Preah Vihear Temple visit.

Tmat Boey, Bengal Florican Grassland and Preah Vihear Temple Package. This package has everything: Bengal Florian, Giant Ibis, White-shouldered Ibis and a day visit to one of Cambodia's most special temples on Day 2.

10:00AM Start

Tmat Boey Package. This only includes birding at Tmat Boey for Giant Ibis and White-shouldered Ibis. No Bengal Florican Grassland or Preah Vihear Temple visits.

Tmat Boey and Preah Vihear Temple Package. Birding at Tmat Boey for Giant Ibis and White-shouldered Ibis and visiting Preah Vihear Temple on Day 2. No Bengal Florican Grassland visit.

Optional Extra to visit Koh Ker Temple Visit one of the most spectacular temples outside of Angkor Wat on the way back from Tmat Boey Ecolodge on Day 3. This optional extra is $20 per person and can be added to both packages in the booking process.

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.
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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Bengal Florican Grasslands

Tmat Boey

Key Species

Giant IbisWhite-shouldered IbisGreat Slaty WoodpeckerBlack-headed WoodpeckerSavanna NightjarRufous-winged BuzzardSpotted Wood-OwlBrown Fish-OwlCollared Scops-OwlPale-capped Pigeon

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.

Things to note

Transport

4x4 car with air-conditioning

When to go

December to April is the best time for this tour.

Conservation Contribution

Revenue from our tours help to fund wildlife conservation and community projects. Find out more

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. For a detailed price breakdown, view our pricing page 

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