This is our most popular trip as it give easy access for people who want to experience the wildlife, waterfalls and tropical jungle that we have here in Koh Kong. A hike you will always remember with a smile!
We will take you to the dock for a Long Tail boat ride, up river, into the Cardamom Mountains. The scenic river travel takes about 1hr 20min. We begin the trek to a beautiful view point, 30 minutes, then break. The trail then drops into the gorge arriving at the waterfalls where you can have a refreshing swim. Here, we will have a lunch and spend time relaxing in the tropical jungle setting with the water at your feet.
After that, we will trek back to the river, 1.5 hours, have a swim and then return to the boat. Trek is light to moderate and suitable for children. Return to town about 4:30pm.
You will get picked up at your hotel for a drive to the base of the Cardamom Mountains where we park at a trail-head. We begin the hike here and travel 5 hours to a waterfall for lunch and a swim. Our return follows a different route back to the trail-head. This trek is more physical than option 1.
If you wish, we can stop at a Khmer village and experience local life up close. Arrive in Koh Kong at 6:30pm.
JUNGLE TREK CAMPING
One of the last intact large jungle mountains in the region, its habitat is important to preserve. Eco-adventure-tours in the area have a positive impact to the local Khmer’s as it provides alternative income without damage to the environment.
We will drive to the trail head, 40 minutes. Trekking for 5 hours, the group arrives at a waterfall where you can cool off with a swim and a lunch break. This is the camping location where gear is dropped and you can stay here for the day or explore the jungle with a 2/3 hour trek, returning to the waterfall where camp is made. The guides will prepare a BBQ as you relax. After dark, you can go out on a night trek to observe wildlife or, enjoy camp in the jungle.
As the morning light fills the canopy, breakfast will be served. After, we will take a different route, 3 hours, and return to the trail head. A 30min. drive will bring us to the Tatai waterfall for lunch and a swim. Another 30min. drive will have us back in Koh Kong, 2/3pm, and return to your hotel.
KOH KONG ISLAND TOUR
You will be picked up at hotel and transferred to the dock, where a Long Tail boat will take us along the estuary to the ocean. If luck is with us, you could spot the rare Irrawaddy dolphin. The boat ride takes about 2.5 hours, depending on sea conditions.
Arriving at the beach, we have 4 hours to swim, snorkel and sun, explore and relax. Snorkel gear supplied. Lunch will be a seafood BBQ, bread, fruit, and water Vegetarian option. Soft drinks and beer available for purchase.
In the afternoon, we will return with a journey through Peam Krasaop National Park and stop for a walk through the mangroves. In this area, local fishing villages will be observed.
Long Tail boat will return to town early evening, 5 to 6 pm.
KOH KONG ISLAND OVERNIGHT TOUR
Day trips to the island are the most popular. To get the real island castaway experience, an overnight trip might be for you. We have two options on offer. You will be picked up at your hotel at 7:40am. Take 2.5 hour by Long Tail boat to the island. Traveling along the estuary, it’s possible to spot an Irrawaddy Dolphin. At the beach, we have all day to explore, swim and sun. Snorkel gear is provided as well. Soda and beer available for purchase.
Camp will be set up on the beach with hammock tents for sleeping. In the evening, a seafood BBQ will be prepared. With no city lights, star gazing can be amazing as the sounds of the ocean send you sleeping with a smile. After morning breakfast, the time is yours to enjoy. We will have a lunch and then return to town in the evening.
This trip has a local flavor to it as the camping is replaced by staying in the only island settlement, Alatan. This fishing village is located in a lagoon with stilt huts over water. Here, you will stay with a local family and experience their way of life. Evening dinner will be served with the family, after, private bedrooms in the home. Morning breakfast and goodbye smiles, we return to the beach to spend the day. After lunch, the boat will take us back to town. As eco-tourism grows in the province, we try to get involved with local Khmer’s and demonstrate how the Eco-tour economy can contribute and improve the lives they live.
FISHING DAY TRIP
This fishing trip will be done in the same style that the local Khmer fishermen do after they have set out their nets and wait hours to pull them in[no nets on trip]. Going to areas nearby, they will use standard fishing gear to add to the catch. A true Khmer experience.
You will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the Long Tail boat for a 1.5 – 2 hour ride out to sea. With boat in position, you will have medium weight gear and use fresh bait to fish off the bottom sea floor. As all good fishermen do, if it’s slow, a new location will be motored to. Lunch will be a seafood BBQ on board and if you wish, a swim can be.
On the return, in the afternoon, we will boat through Peam Krasaop National Park and stop for a walk through the mangroves. In this area, local fishing villages will be observed.
Arrive back about 6pm with fishing stories to take home!
If you wish to do, your catch can be brought back to Koh Kong where a local restaurant will prepare dinner for you, featuring your fish as the main course! Another option is the fish can be given to a local family in need.
This day trip will take you up the beautiful Tatai River where you will paddle in dark blue waters with rich jungle along the way.
A hotel pick-up at 8:15am and a 30min. drive will have you riverside to gear up. The kayaks are 1 and 2 person, open style, with no skirts. Life jackets are provided. Your guide will take you up river, 2.5 hours, to the Tatai Waterfall. Here, you can relax, have lunch, and a swim. We will stay here for 2 hours. Continue back downstream and return to the dock.
Another option, if you choose, the river channel splits at the dock and we can paddle up the smaller fork passing a local Khmer village. Continuing up river, we arrive at a quiet shallow waterfall. Here lunch break while you soak your feet in the cool water. Very relaxing as you thinks about taking a nap in the jungle! We paddle up river for 2.5 hours, take a 2 hour rest, and return downstream, back to the dock.