Koh Kong Island is the largest in Cambodia. The west coast is flanked by beautiful white sand beaches, and the island is becoming an increasingly popular gateway to Cambodia for overland travelers. It is also emerging as a new centre for ecotourism, with several protected areas and community tourism projects now established in the area. Waterfalls, mangroves, wooded groves, and diverse bird and marine life are all easily seen here.
• Koh Kong island, the largest in Cambodia, a pristine heaven for nature lovers
• Visit waterfalls and take a dip in swimming holes• Relax and enjoy a barbecue on the white sandy beaches of Koh Kong island• Visit the traditional fishing village and Ta Tai waterfall• Take a boat trip throughout an impressive mangrove network
[Day 1] Phnom Penh – Koh KongMeals: N/A | Accommodation: eco-lodge
We leave Phnom Penh and travel south on National Highway 4 towards the south coast. As we leave behind the suburbs of Phnom Penh, the scenery gets more interesting. We pause to pay our respects to Yeay Peau, a protective spirit who looks after travellers on the road. The Pich Nil Pass is where the road cuts through Bokor and Kirirom National Parks to the east and west and is lined with shrines and incense.
We swing west on new National Highway 48 towards Koh Kong, passing through the small port of Sre Ambel. The road soon passes through some beautiful stretches of Cambodian jungle, offering some expansive views over the Cardamom Mountains. We stop for a local lunch along the way before we reach the bridge at the village of Ta Tai. We can carry onto our secluded and unique floating accommodation at the 4 River Floating Eco-lodge.
[Day 2] Ta Tai Waterfall ExcursionMeals: breakfast | Accommodation: eco-lodge
Your day, depending on the tide, starts at around 10am for the 45-minute boat ride past Tatai village to the falls.Turning on to a tributary you head into the heart of the Cardamom jungle to the far-off sounds of exotic birds and its secretive wildlife. Within minutes you are at journey's end, gazing down into the turbulent waters of the falls.Soon it's time for lunch, maybe a few moments hydro-massage and a refreshing drink as you find some shade for a picnic and open your senses to the sights and sounds of the jungle. We will also arrange to transport some kayaks for your added fun and adventure.After leaving the falls, we stop at the mouth of a small river where you can paddle your kayak to a traditional Cambodian farm; you will see rice fields and some fruit trees depending of the season.
[Day 3] Fishing Village and MangrovesMeals: breakfast | Accommodation: eco-lodge
Leaving 4 Rivers around 10am, depending on the tide, you will cruise deep into the mangroves to experience a rare glimpse of life among the fishing communities that live off the natural bounty of this watery paradise.
Drinks will be served en route as you glide down the waterway to your fishing village destination where you will spend time with these shy but friendly people. While the men tend their boats, the womenfolk patiently mend their nets and children play tag and football in the narrow alleyways between the stilt houses.You will also visit the Cham (Muslim) part of the village, which is reached via a maze of small bridges.
After lunch you can make a short but comfortable climb to get an excellent panoramic view of the surrounding countryside and the ocean. Back in the boat, you will experience the pure magic of life among the mangroves and its wildlife from our boat and the kayaks.
[Day 4] Koh Kong – Phnom PenhMeals: breakfast | Accommodation: N/A
We take a last look at Koh Kong and after breakfast we travel east on new National Highway 48 towards Sre Ambel, passing through some beautiful stretches of Cambodian jungle, offering some expansive views over the Cardamom Mountains. We continue our journey as we travel north on National Highway 4 towards the Cambodian capital. We cross the Pich Nil Pass is where the road cuts through Bokor and Kirirom National Parks to the east and west and is lined with shrines. We continue to Phnom Penh, the lively riverside capital of the country, check into our hotel and use our remaining time to look at life along the riverfront.
Or we continue south to Sihanoukville by road and extend our beach vacation there, home to some of Cambodia's best beaches.
PRICE PER PERSON
Solo: $1211For 2 participants: $645Single supplement: $232
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• Accommodation• Boat trip• Drinking water during sightseeing• Travel in an appropriate air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced driver• The services of an experienced English-speaking guide• All entrance fees
• International flight tickets and airport tax, currently $25 per person• Cambodia entrance visa, currently $20 per person• Beverages, gratuities and personal expenses.• Camera fees (if any)• Personal expenses.• Surcharge in peak season (Christmas & New Year)• Insurance
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