Northern Plains Culture and Wildlife Adventure

Witness birdlife, culture and conservation working together like never before in the space of 3 days.

Duration

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3 Days

Availability

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All Year

Peak season

All Year

Starting Point

Phnom Penh

Experience and learn about three Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) conservation projects that are keeping five critically endangered bird species from extinction including SVC, IBIS Rice and Vulture Supplemental Feeding Program. Meet the locals on the front line of these conservation projects to gain new and unique perspective whilst immersing yourself in Cambodia's Northern Plains.

Highlights;

- See 'Cambodia's Big 5' critically endangered bird species; Giant Ibis, White-shouldered Ibis, Red-headed Vulture, White-rumped Vulture and Slender-billed Vulture.
- Morning trek with a SVC guide to see one of the rarest birds in the world and national bird of Cambodia, Giant Ibis.
- Discover what made IBIS Rice the winner of the Best New Sustaibable Product at the 2019 Sustainable Food Awards. Meet the IBIS Rice farmers, get 'hand-on' in the rice fields and learn first hand the agricultural techniques passed down for hundreds of years.
- Stay at Tmat Boey Ecolodge, SVC's flagship site and runner-up in the category of Best of Ecotourism at Sustainable Top 100 Destinations Awards 2019. Meet the community members that operate the lodge and enjoy their hospitality
- Experience the Boeng Toal Vulture Restaurant. A dead cow will be provided to the vultures and from dawn we will be able to watch the spectacle of forty White-rumped, Slender-billed and Red-headed Vultures, and sometimes also Slender-billed Vultures feeding on the carcass.

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
Tmat Boey
Unnamed Road, Tmat Paeuy, Cambodia
Boeng Toal Vulture Restaurant
Chhaeb Pir, Cambodia

Boeng Toal Vulture Restaurant

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.

Things to note

Transport

4x4 Car

When to go

The cooler dry season between November and March make it easier to access the sites, but the vivid green beauty of the wetter seasons make this tour remarkable all year round.

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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  • Please note: this tour only runs at set times throughout the year.

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