The Northeast Expeditions

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TOUR DETAILS
Tour inclusive of:
  • English Speaking Guide through the journey
  • Private car and driver during the trip
  • Entrance fee as per itinerary
  • Mineral water during the tour (unlimited)
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Elephant Valley Project (join-in day trip)
  • Boat rides as per itinerary
  • 4WD ride to the top of Preah Vihear Mountain
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Accommodation (twin/double sharing)
Tour exclusive of:
  • Visa fee to Cambodia
  • All flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks during the meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping

Day 1: Phnom Penh – Koh Pen – Kampong Cham – Kratie

Early morning at 7 am, our guide and driver pick you up from your hotel in Phnom Penh and drive heading out to Kampong Cham Province. First stop, at Skuon for the restroom and visit the spider market. Continue to drive to Kampong Cham City and visit the local village in Koh Pen (one of the islands in the Mekong River in Kampong Cham Province). The interesting of Koh Pen is the Bamboo Bridge, the longest bamboo bridge in Cambodia, it is built only in the dry season (lower water period from December to June). Our tour guide will walk you through this bamboo bridge to the island, and visit the village, local farms, and Buddhist monastery. Then we continue to drive to Kratie for lunch, and after lunch, we drive further north to Prek Kampi to take the boat ride to visit the Mekong Irrawaddy Dolphins, and return to Kratie for dinner and overnight.

Included for the day:
Transport: Private vehicle and driver
Tour guide: English-speaking tour guide
Meals: Lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Mekong Dolphin Hotel or a similar standard hotel

Day 2: Kratie – Mondulkiri (Senmonorom)

After breakfast, we drive to Mondulkiri which will take more than 2 hours on a 203km road. Lunch at the local restaurant in Senmoronom upon arrival, the capital city of Mondulkiri. Check-in at the hotel for refreshments, then we visit Doh Kramom Hills, the Sea Forest, and the Putang Hill Tribe village, stop on the hill near Putang Village to view the sunset before getting back to the town for dinner and overnight.

Included for the day:
Transport: Private vehicle and driver
Tour guide: English-speaking tour guide
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: KNN Mondulkiri Resort or a similar standard hotel

Day 3: Mondulkiri (Senmonorom) – Elephant Valley

Today we will share a day trip with others to visit the Elephants, called Elephant Lover Day Visit (Starting at 7.30 am and finishing at 5.30 pm).
Our guide and driver will transfer you to the Elephant Valley Project office and drop you off. Then you will join with others and transfer by Elephant Valley Project to the site (they will have all things for you such as 2-way transfers, drinking water, lunch, a local ranger, and a tour guide). Hike into the beautiful Cambodian jungle and spend a full day observing two different elephant herds, following them as they graze, play, and wander through their forest home. Learn about the elephants, local indigenous people’s culture, forest, and conservation.
At 5.30 pm when you finish the tour with Elephant Valley Project, our guide and driver will pick you up from their office and transfer to the hotel for refreshments, and take you to the local restaurant in town for dinner.

Included for the day:
Transport: Private vehicle and driver
Tour guide: English-speaking tour guide
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: KNN Mondulkiri Resort or a similar standard hotel

Day 4: Mondulkiri – Bousra Waterfall – Ratanakiri (Banlung)

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to visit the Bousra Waterfall, the most beautiful waterfall in Cambodia. And proceed to Banlung of Ratanakiri, lunch at the local restaurant upon arrival, and check-in at the hotel for refreshments. Start the visit to explore local mining communities and examine the beautiful gemstone and then spend the balance of the day at the crater lake of Beng Yeak Loam which is the result of the volcano around 700.000 years ago. This is a sacred place for Khmer, especially the local people who live around there. You can walk around the lake. It’s a popular natural swimming pool so you can enjoy refreshing yourself after a long day of activities. Dinner at the local restaurant and overnight at the hotel

Included for the day:
Transport: Private vehicle and driver
Tour guide: English-speaking tour guide
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Ratanakiri Boutique Hotel or a similar standard hotel

Day 5: Ratankiri (Banlung) – Veun Sai Village

Travel over a bumpy road to surrounding waterfalls, including the impressive Teuk Cha On. Continue northwest, crossing through bamboo forests to the village of Veun Sai, a Chinese enclave on Cambodian territory where most villagers don’t even speak Khmer. The scenic village is located on the left bank of the Sé San River and the views over the surrounding countryside are truly beautiful.
After visiting the village, a short boat trip takes you upstream to visit a number of Tampoun villages. This hill tribe maintains a way of life and traditions that are untouched by the modern world, including the making of funeral statuary. Stop at the village of Ka Choan, home to some of the most superb and striking totems. And return to Banlung for dinner and overnight

Included for the day:
Transport: Private vehicle and driver
Tour guide: English-speaking tour guide
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Ratanakiri Boutique Hotel or a similar standard hotel

Day 6: Ratanakiri (Banlung) – Stung Treng – Koh Han

Breakfast at the hotel.
We drive to Stung Treng, for more than 2 hours, a quick stop for a coffee break in Stung Treng before we head out to Koh Han. Proceed further north to Koh Han where you will welcome by the local communities, then take a boat ride to visit the most beautiful part of the flooded forest in Cambodia Mekong, we will stop at different small islands to swim, so don’t forget to bring the swimming suits with you. Dinner with the local community and overnight in a tent on the island of Koh Han (the tent will be very basic with a matt, pillow, and blanket)

Included for the day:
Transport: Private vehicle and driver
Tour guide: English-speaking tour guide
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Adventure Tent

Day 7: Koh Han – Preah Romkel – Laos Village – Preah Vihear (Saem)

Have a delicious breakfast made by the Koh Han local community in the early morning, and then take a 2-hour boat ride upstream in the Mekong River to the Laos border called the Preah Romkel community. The beauty of the flooded forest of the Mekong and the water birds will make your boat trip enjoyable and fun. We will take a quick stop at Laos village, walk through the village and try a cup of Laos coffee before getting to have lunch in Preah Romkel
After lunch, we drive to visit Sopheak Mitt Waterfall, the is one of the biggest waterfalls in the world located on the Mekong River border of Laos and Cambodia. Proceed to Saem which will take us about 3 hours to drive, we will get a coffee break in Preah Vihear town. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Saem

Included for the day:
Transport: Private vehicle and driver
Tour guide: English-speaking tour guide
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Preah Vihear Boutique Hotel or similar

Day 8: Saem – Preah Vihear Temple – Koh Ker – Siem Reap

After breakfast at the hotel, we drive to Preah Vihear Mountain, stop at the checkpoint to get the temple pass, and ride the 4WD up to the top of the Mountain to visit Preah Vihear Temple located at the Thailand border. Preah Vihear dates back to the beginning of the 11th century. It dominates the plain from its prominent position in the Dangrek Mountains at an altitude of over 700m. The temple is located near the Thai border and was previously occupied by the Thais. It has recently been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. Explore this historic temple and take in the sweeping views from the summit over Thailand and Cambodia. Drive down the hill to return to the checkpoint and proceed to Koh Ker, lunch at the local restaurant. Visit Koh Ker temples before heading out to Siem Reap. Koh Ker was built in the 10th century and functioned briefly as the Khmer Empire’s capital between 928 and 944 A.D. The style of the Koh Ker temple is different from any other temple in Cambodia and has more of a resemblance to the ancient pyramids of Egypt. Partially overgrown by the forest and inhabited only by birds, this temple and its surroundings are an exceptional experience.
Arrive in Siem Reap around 6 pm – drop off in Siem Reap – End of service!

Included for the day:
Transport: Private vehicle and driver
Tour guide: English-speaking tour guide
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

 
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