Itinerary in Details
Day 1: Phnom Penh - Ratanakiri (L, D)
Pick up at your hotel in Phnompenh, transfer to Rattakiri province by our private car and tour guide to Banlung, capital of Ratanakiri, nicknamed “ The Red City” because of the omnipresent laterite. Lunch at the local restaurant on the way. You will arrive late in the afternoon at Rattanakiri. Dinner and accommodation at Terres Rouges Lodge.
Day 2: Ratanakiri (B, L, D)
Breakfast at the lodge. Direction northwest today, cross bamboo forest before reaching the village of Voeune Sai located on the left bank of the Se San River. The view on the Chinese village on the other side of the river is quite pretty. Actually, this place is almost a Chinese enclave in Cambodian territory, most villagers don’t even speak Khmer. Upstream of the Se San are a certain number of Tampoun villages that practice funeral statuary; if possible by boat (otherwise by our car) visit to the village of Ka Chaoan with its superb totems. Later this afternoon, the discovery of the surrounding waterfalls. Teuk Cha Ong is the most impressive of them. Next to the waterfall of Okatchagn is a hill tribe village with elephants trekking which may be observed in the forest. Dinner and accommodation at Terres Rouges Lodge.
Day 3: Ratanakiri (B, L, D)
Breakfast at the lodge. Travel north today, in the direction of Laos, cross the curious extent of volcanic rocks of Veyrum Plang: a lava field in the forest with a small waterfall nearby (only in the wet season though) and what locals call tiger caves. Continuing to Taveng, cross different types of landscapes: primary forest, clear forest, bamboo forest and “African” bush. Stop at a few nice Kroeung villages located quite far away in the forest. The Kroeung people have the particularity of erecting bachelor houses standing on very long bamboo poles, these houses will remain so till the young man finds a wife, then, they are destroyed. The right time to see them is usually from February to August. Lunch at a small waterfall lost in the forest and then further visits of villages. Dinner and accommodation at Terres Rouges Lodge.
Day 4: Ratanakiri - Phnom Penh (B)
Transfer back to Phnom Penh following the same route, drop off at your hotel in Phnompenh. End of tour.
- Tours & transfers in private air-conditioned vehicles
- All accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
- Private English speaking guide
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary with local foods (B= breakfast; L=Lunch; D = Dinner)
- Entrance fees and permits for all sights visited
- Mineral Water and towel
- Government taxes & Service charges
- International flight ticket to and from Cambodia
- Visa in Cambodia ( available at the airport at 20 USD )
- Personal travel insurance
- Personal expenses such as Telephone and Laundry bills.
- Tips and gratuities