Remote Cambodian Nature and Culture Tour

Discover the nature and culture of Prey Veng village, the most remote tourist destination in Cambodia

Duration

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3 Days

Availability

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May-Nov

Peak season

May-Nov

Starting Point

Siem Reap

Looking to get further off the beaten track and see 'real' Cambodia? This three day trip will take you to Prey Veng village and community run ecolodge to experience a blend of wildlife exploration and cultural discovery. Meet the local IBIS Rice farmers, see a temple complex lost to time and go trekking with the best bird guides in Cambodia.

Highlights:

- Visit Koh Ker Temple Complex- a spectacular series of structures surrounded by lush forest, birdlife and a central temple the resembles the pyramid temple of Chicineta in Mexico.
- Travel to the most remote locations accesable to the outside world- Prey Veng village. The ecolodge is community run and situated by a ancient baray (reservoir).
- Explore Chen Srom Temple complex, a 10-minute walk away from the ecolodge and untouched for centuries. No tourist visit this lost gem.
- Discover what made IBIS Rice the winner of the Best New Sustainable 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.
- Go bird watching with our SVC guides, the best bird guides in Cambodia.

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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Subject to change depending on seasons and personal requests

Locations you’ll visit

Title Address Description
Siem Reap
Pokambor Ave, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Koh Ker
Unnamed Road, Cambodia
Prey Veng
Unnamed Road, Cambodia

Koh Ker and Beng Mealea

Key Species

Black-headed WoodpeckerWhite-bellied WoodpeckerWhite-rumped Pygmy FalconBrown Prinia

Habitat

Deciduous dipterocarp forest with semi-evergreen forest patches.

Prey Veng Village

Key Species

Giant IbisWhite-winged DuckSarus CraneGreat Slaty WoodpeckerBlack-headed WoodpeckerWhite-bellied WoodpeckerGrey-headed Fish-EagleRufous-winged BuzzardBrown PriniaWhite-rumped Pygmy FalconIndochinese Bushlark

Habitat

Lowland deciduous dipterocarp forest, often mistakenly referred to as dry forest. Trapeangs dot the landscape and there is tall semi-evergreen forest 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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