Cardamom Mountains Nature Reserve
On Day 1 you’ll take the bus to the small village of Andong Teuk, where you’ll swap into a boat and sail across the river to tiny Chi Pat. Part of the Wildlife Alliance Ecotourism project, the villagers are famous for their hunting skills and woodworking technique. You’ll stay here in a rustic forest resort packed with atmosphere, run by a community project to train locals in tourism.
In the afternoon you’ll set off through the thick undergrowth to some nearby rapids, it’s a real pocket of peace. After the trek, you can cool off in the river before a tasty dinner and a cold beer at your resort, surrounded by the sounds of the forest.
On Day 2, you’ll wake very early for a sunrise trip along the river, eat breakfast on board as dawn breaks over the treetops. It’s a wonderful way to start the day. Afterwards, you’ll spot wildlife on the riverbanks and you drift lazily along, watching the clouds reflect in the glassy water. You’ll stop for lunch in a forest clearing, dappled by sunlight. It’s a calm, beautiful tour.
After lunch, you’ll head back to Chi Pat, passing local homes along the way. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the village, kick a football around with the children or relax next to a nearby waterfall. The next morning, you’ll grab your bags and set off again, completely refreshed after your forest breather.
A peek at your accommodation
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