Places Covered: 4000 Islands – Ratanakiri – Banlung – Kratie - Phnom Penh
Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Tour Cost: On Request
4000 Islands – Ratanakiri
Upon arrival at the border, you will be greeted and transferred to Ratanakiri Province. The journey to the town of Ban Lung will take most of the day. Here you will stay for the night.
Ban Lung – Virachey National Park – VoenSai – Yeak Loam Lake
This morning travel to Virachey National Park where, if you are lucky, you will see some of Cambodia’s wildlife. Later on make the trip to VoenSai, one of the largest villages in the area. In the settlement you can see three different ethnic groups living together; Khmer, Chinese and Lao. Continue with a walk to the huge natural volcanic lake in the protected area of Yeak Loam and enjoy the rest of the day swimming in the pleasant waters.
Ban Lung - Borkeo – AndongMeaso
Travel to Borkeo and explore the ethnic minority villages Cha Rai and Tampoun. Continue with a visit to one of the region’s active Gem mines. Next, head to AndongMeas where you will visit some fascinating ethnic minority communities. Afterwards, go on a forty minute boat ride to visit a cemetery of one of the region’s ethnic groups. There, you will learn about the fascinating funeral culture of the area’s inhabitants which has continued through the generations.
Katieng - Elephant Ride
This morning make the journey to Katieng Waterfall, before continuing on to Lumphat where you will begin a fun elephant ride through the surrounding villages. The rest of the afternoon is dedicated to exploring the nearby villages. You will arrive back in Ban Lung in the early afternoon. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Ratanakiri – Kratie
Depart Banlung for the journey to Kratie, which is located on the banks of the Mekong River. On arrival make the short trip by sampan to KohTrong Island. Here you will stay overnight in this friendly riverside community.
Kratie - Cycling Around the Island - Dolphins at Kampi
This morning you are able to cycle around the village, where you will meet the locals and learn about a community development project. After lunch, you may be lucky enough to spot the rare Irrawaddy freshwater dolphins that make this stretch of river their home.
Kratie - Phnom Penh
Depart from Kratie and travel through the beautiful countryside before reaching the settlement of Kompong Cham. Just outside the town is the kitsch temple of WatNokor. Enjoy a guided tour of the structure before continuing on to Phnom Penh, where you will spend the night.
Depart Phnom Penh
The day is at leisure until you are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.
Meals other than those indicated above, drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls & expenses of personal nature.