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4 Days / 3 Nights - Tour
Ratanakiri Discovery
Kingdom of Cambodia

Day 1 Phnom Penh - Banlung
Transfer from your hotel to Phnom Penh Airport. Domestic flight from Phnom Penh to Banlung, capital of Rattanakiri Province. Flight schedules are subject to change but there is normally a daily morning flight. Transfer to Lodge des Terres Rouge and lunch.

This afternoon we will start discovering the countryside around Banlung. We will first drive to Wat Phnom Soui from where we have a nice view over the plateau and Banlung. Phnom Soui means Mango Hill and the Wat is located amongst mango trees. We will see some of Ratanakiri Province's beautiful forests and visit Cha Oug Waterfalls (5-6 m wide and about 15 m deep). We will then continue to Yeak Laom Park, a protected area, which is looked after and managed by the provincial government with support from the UN. The main attraction of this area is Yeak Laom Lake, a volcanic crater lake believed to have been created about 700,000 years ago. Surrounded by forest up to the crater rim, the present day lake is about 800 meters across and more than 50 meters deep. A beautiful oasis and a great place for a refreshing swim! We will walk along the lake-side and visit the simple visitor center, which exhibits different tools from the various tribes. Dinner and accommodation at Lodge de Terre Rouge, Banlung.

Day 2 Banlung
Breakfast. Today we will drive to Voeune Say. The drive takes us approximately 1 ½ hours north in the direction of Laos, through hilly countryside and forest. Voeune Say is one of the main villages on the Se San River. After a short stroll through the village we will board a boat and continue our journey in a traditional wooden long boat. We will cruise on this beautiful river and stop on the way to visit several villages of different minorities. We will visit Tampoun, Kroeng and Brou minority villages on our cruise today and observe their way of life. In between the visits we will enjoy our picnic lunch by the river side.

Late afternoon we return to Voeune Say and drive back to Banlung. Dinner and accommodation at Lodge de Terre Rouge, Banlung.

Day 3 Banlung
Breakfast. This morning we will drive northeast of Banlung towards Vietnam. Our ride takes us first through a big rubber tree plantation, which was established by the French after the war. We will then continue through a fascinating Bamboo Forest before arriving in a mining village. We will visit the mining site (watch out for the holes!) and observe the simple way they dig for gems. The whole area is covered with hand-dug holes, which are up to 10 meters deep. Our next stop is the Bai Srog Waterfall. An impressive waterfall with seven levels in the middle of the forest! We will enjoy our picnic lunch in this beautiful spot.

A swim in the clean and refreshing mountain water is highly recommended! On our drive back to Banlung we will visit a traditional Kroeung minority cemetery. Dinner and accommodation at Lodge de Terre Rouge, Banlung.

Day 4 Banlung - Phnom Penh
Breakfast. First thing this morning we will visit the local market. It is the main market of this region and very busy with all the minorities from the surrounding villages selling their goods. We will next visit a coffee and cotton plantation just outside of Banlung. If you wish we can return to Yeak Laom Lake for a last splash! Lunch at Lodge de Terre Rouge.

Early afternoon departure with domestic flight from Banlung to Phnom Penh. Flight times subject to change. Arrival transfer from Phnom Penh Airport to hotel.

Included

Sightseeing tour & transfer as detailed in the itineraries
Tour Guide as described above
Accommodation in specified hotels or hotels of similar category
Full board as specified throughout the whole tour
Domestic flights with Siem Reap Airways as mentioned in the itinerary.
Domestic Airport Tax where applicable
All entrance fees
Boat trips as specified
Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle

Not Included

Services not mentioned in the itinerary
Meals not mentioned
International flight To and From Cambodia
Cambodia visa fees (currently US$20 per person if arranged on arrival)
Expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, souvenir, etc)
International Airport Tax (currently US$15 from Siem Reap and US$20 from Phnom Penh)

Note

Seat In Coach departures are guaranteed with a minimum booking of two (2) persons.

 

 
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