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Rattanakiri & Mondulkiri Trekking - 15 Days

Rattanakiri & Mondulkiri Trekking

Cambodia · Private Tour · 15 Days
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Get to know the heart of Cambodia trekking its breathtaking landscapes. Explore the countryside of Rattanakiri province, the vibrant city of Phnom Penh, the riverside villages of Kampong Thom, the picture-perfect beaches of Sihanoukville, and the wild nature of Kirirom and Ream National Parks. 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Siem Reap
Day 2 - Trekking to Beng Mealea
Day 3 - Kampong Thom & Kampong Cham
Day 4 - Kratie
Day 5 - Stung Treng
Day 6 - Banlung
Day 7 - Kroeung Villages
Day 8 - Tampoun Villages
Day 9 - Banlung → Kampong Cham
Day 10 - Kampong Cham → Phnom Penh
Day 11 - Phnom Penh & Surrounding Villages
Day 12 -  Kirirom National Park
Day 13 - Ream National Park
Day 14 - Sihanoukville
Day 15 - Sihanoukville → Phnom Penh

What is included

  • Transportation and transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 13 nights accommodation at standard hotels with breakfast
  • 1 night accommodation at local homestay with breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees at all visiting sites
  • Local English speaking guide during activities

What is NOT included

  • International flights
  • Domestic tourism taxes and airport taxes
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Beverages and meals not specified in the itinerary
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day
1
Siem Reap

Upon arrival, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
2
Trekking to Beng Mealea

After breakfast, meet with your guide. Transfer from the hotel to the foot of Kulen Mountain which takes 50 minutes. On arrival, get water in the cool box. Begin walking up the hill. The first 2km is uphill and rocky. After the 2km, the path is more flat. Water stop at Km 2. 

Visit the River of Thousand Lingas lying under the river bed, people believe it brings fertility and blessing Angkor area as the river flows from Kulen to Siem Reap. Walk 700 meters to visit the Grand Reclining Buddha. Kulen mountain remains a sacred place for local people. From the Grand Reclining Buddha, walk another 500 meters to the waterfall, where we will enjoy some swimming. 

After lunch, transfer to Beng Mealea temple. Beng Mealea is an untouched temple hidden in the jungle, it has its own character which cannot be seen in any other temple. We can feel peace sitting inside the temple and avoid the many tourists at the Angkor area. Late afternoon, transfer back to the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Siem Reap → Kulen Mountain 50min
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12 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
3
Kampong Thom & Kampong Cham

After breakfast, transfer visit Kampong Kdei bridge, a 12th century lava stone bridge. Then transfer to Santuk Mountain and climb the hill to visit the hill top pagoda

After Kampong Thom, visit stone carving villages of stone, and drive through rubber plantations before reaching Kampong Cham

Arrive in Kratie on time for the sunset. There are several remains of  colonial buildings that remind us of Kratie's role as a French port on the Mekong river. 

Overnight at the hotel.

Q
Siem Reap → Kampong Thom150 km
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Kampong Thom → Kampong Cham110 km
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Kampong Cham → Kratie131 km
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6 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
4
Kratie

After breakfast, board on the local wooden boat to head north 16km to visit Prek Kampi and view the rare Mekong River dolphins either from the boat tour or from the river bank.

The spectacular river scenery and the rural, friendly villages are added attractions. In the afternoon, take a range of half day trails along the river spectacular scenery and unhurried village. Walk through the island and visit the more remote island villages. 

Overnight at the hotel.

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Kratie → Prek Kampi16 km
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7 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
5
Stung Treng

After breakfast, transfer to Stung Treng, the bustling river port located on the junction of the Mekong river and Sesan river. Take a range of half day trail along the Mekong River in remote rural village and trek in the fringing forests. 

Enjoy local specialty Nhem, made from fresh fish, garlic and chili and salt. Dinner with fresh fish from the Mekong.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Kratie → Stung Treng139 km
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8 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
6
Banlung

After breakfast, transfer to Banlung, capital of Rattanakiri Province, nicknamed the Red City because of the omnipresent laterite. Transfer to the lodge. 

Walk to the volcanic lake Yak Lom in a superb location surrounded by pristine rainforest. Swim or take a stroll around the lake before having dinner. 

Overnight at the lodge.

Q
Stung Treng → Banlung141 km
D
4 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
7
Kroeung Villages

After breakfast, drive north towards Laos and the village of Taveng. Cross the volcanic lava field of Veyrum Plang. Travelling north the landscape changes from primary forest to cleared forest, bamboo and bush. Walk to visit some Kroeung villages en route. 

The Kroeung people have the curious custom of erecting bachelor houses standing on long bamboo poles. These houses will remain so until the young man finds a wife. Only then will the unusual bachelor pad be destroyed. The time of year to see them is usually from February to August. 

Overnight at the lodge.

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17 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
8
Tampoun Villages

After breakfast, leave Banlung heading northwest through bamboo forests to reach the village of Voeune Sai

This village is a Chinese enclave in Cambodian territory with most villagers not speaking Khmer. Upstream are the Tampoun villages, known for their funeral statuary or totems. Some of the best of totems are in the village of Ka Choan, reached by boat and walking. Return to Banlung for dinner.

Overnight at the lodge.

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15 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
9
Banlung → Kampong Cham

After breakfast, drive by on rough roads to explore the surrounding waterfalls at Teuk Cha Ong and Okachang before heading back to Kampong Cham. 

Kampong Cham, which means Muslim Port, is one of the biggest provinces in Cambodia producing fruits and rubber. There are still some colonial building reminding of the French time once they owned rubber plantation in Kampong Cham. Admire the sunset on the Mekong River. 

Overnight at the hotel.

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Banlung → Kampong Cham376 km
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3 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Monorom VIP Hotel

Kampong Cham

day
10
Kampong Cham → Phnom Penh

After breakfast, walk through the calm Koh Pen Island, one of the beautiful islands on the Mekong river. Then transfer to Wat Hanchey to hike and visit the hilltop pagoda

Wat Hanchey used to be the Khmer Rouge small killing field. There remains some of the graves old and new. Today, it becomes a peaceful place for local people to have offering ceremony dedicated to those who passed away. 

Stop at Skun town for lunch before continuing to Phnom Penh. In the afternoon, visit National Museum, Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda

Overnight at the hotel.

Q
Kampong Cham → Phnom Penh123 km
D
4 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
11
Phnom Penh & Surrounding Villages

After breakfast, transfer to Koh Dach Island, walk through the island to visit the village. 

There are many families earning their living from weaving silk, Krama and other beautiful traditional clothes. Krama is the Cambodian traditional scarf people normally wear around their head or neck. 

Afternoon, visit Toul Sleng Genocide Museum known as S21 and Cheung Ek killing field

Overnight at the hotel.

D
5 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
12
 Kirirom National Park

After breakfast, transfer to Phnom Dat Chivit located in Kirirom National Park where your walking guide and ranger will brief you on the tour. 

After loading on water and getting ready, begin the 2-hour hike to Phnom Dat Chivit. Visit the rest of Kirirom National Park including its waterfalls, and a visit of Chombok Community

Overnight at the homestay.

Q
Phnom Penh → Kirirom National Park117 km
D
13 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Local Homestay

Kirirom

day
13
Ream National Park

Wake up early in the morning for bird-watching, then go on a walk to discover its breathtaking nature and landscape, including a 40m waterfall, and a wide variety of plants and wildlife. 

Transfer to Ream National Park to board a boat to visit its mangrove forests, offshore coral reefs and fishing villages. Explore the jungles and mangrove swamps by boat, a fishing village, a small tropical island, and trek through the jungle back to the village. 

In the afternoon, relax observing dolphins from the boat. Transfer to Sihanoukville.

Overnight at the hotel

Q
Kirirom National Park → Ream National Park168 km
Q
Ream National Park → Sihanoukville34 km
D
3 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
14
Sihanoukville

After breakfast, free time to swim and relax on the beach. 

Overnight at the hotel

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
15
Sihanoukville → Phnom Penh

After breakfast, transfer back to Phnom Penh for your departure flight.

Q
Sihanoukville → Phnom Penh226 km 3h 30min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Siem Reap
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Somadevi Angkor Hotel Spa

Kratie
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Mekong Dolphin Hotel

Banlung
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Terres Rouges Lodge

Kampong Cham
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Monorom VIP Hotel

Phnom Penh
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Patio Hotel & Urban Resort

Kirirom
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Local Homestay

Sihanoukville
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Grand Sihanoukville Hotel

Price for standard experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing
3-4 pax
Double Sharing
5-6 pax
Double Sharing
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018$2533$2102$1647
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Sep 2018$2498$2073$1612
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018$2544$2114$1659

Photos

Kirirom National Park, Koh Kong
Ream National Park
Stilt House, Kratie
Beng Mealea Temple, Siem Reap
National Museum, Phnom Penh
Victory Monument, Phnom Penh
Silkweaving, Koh Dach
Krama Scarf, Koh Dach
Mekong River, Kratie
Stung Treng
Wat Nokor Temple, Kompong Cham
Totem, Tampoun Villages
Cambodian teenage girl
Ratanakiri countryside
Volcanic Lake, Rattanakiri
Sihanoukville Beach

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