Tour Code : FTR
Trip Duration: 02 Days
Activities : Mountain Biking and Kayaking
Grade : Medium +
Distance : 5km of Kayaking & 25km of Cycling
This 2-day trip to Cardamom Mountain Ranges takes you with a scenic bike ride to the Chinese Crying Field where you can spot some wildlife like gibbon calling, birds singing and so forth. Then head to the splendid Chhay O’Andath Rapids with the gorgeous surroundings. Go ahead as there are more rapid fun waiting when you reach the Black Rapids (Chhay Preak Khmao) and enjoy your time by kayaking and by observing the nature at the wonderful Teal Lake. Continue your kayaking to Dei Tum Neab Beach where you can enjoy swimming and the scenery.
At a glance
DAY 01 PHNOM PENH TO TRAPEANG ROUNG BY CAR
DAY 02 TRAPEANG ROUNG TO O’ANDATH RAPID BY MOUNTAIN BIKE AND KAYAK AND TO PHNOM PENH BY CAR
What to bring : Two changes of clothes, long pants and shirt with sleeves during the trek, good hiking
shoes, sunscreen, hat, mosquito repellent, flashlight, sandals for village, sarong for bathing (required for women), camera.
A Group Size : a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 persons
• One night at home-stay
• Local Meal as indicated in the program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
• BBQ at Dei Tum Neab Beach
• Drinking water and snow towel during excursion
• Local Indigenous English Speaking Guide
• Transfers to and from Phnom Penh with private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
• Quality binoculars, life jackets, helmets and kayak
• Administration Fees
• Cardamom Conservation Fund contribution
DAY 01 PHNOM PENH-TRAPEANG ROUNG
About 0800 in the morning, depart from Phnom Penh and this drive will take about 5 hours. When start taking the national road 48, you will feel like that now you escape from the maddening crowd of the city and enjoy the scenery with mountain background and the windy road. On arrival in Trapeang Roung Community Office, do registration and one of the CBET staff (Community Based Ecotourism) will lead you to CBET restaurant. Enjoy your lunch with the very simple local cuisine. After lunch, you will return to the CBET office to hear about the story of this site and the objective of CBET project. Cycle or walk to the village and its monastery. You will find the rural life such as the rooster sounding, the birds singing, the dog barking, the sound of the fish wiggling and the villagers sweeping their house compound, the cow mooing and so forth. Then head to Dei Tum Neab Beach for sunbathing and sunset. Enjoy a yummy BBQ at beach. Check-in at your home-stay. Your home-stay house owner will greet you and show your room. While your refreshment, your house owner will prepare your dinner. Have your delicious dinner with your house owner. Overnight in Trapeang Roung.
Meals: L, BBQ, D
DAY 02 TRAPEANG ROUNG-O’ANDATH RAPID (THE ROCKY RAPID)-TRAPEANG ROUNG
After having a local breakfast at CBET restaurant at 0645, you will leave CBET office to Chen Yum field (Chinese Crying Field) by mountain bike through the main road. It will take about 02 hours for 20km distance and when you reach the Chinese Crying Field, try to look for the wildlife such as barking deer, wild pig and etc., Continue your biking to Chhay O’Andath Rapids by passing the forestry path, the long grass field and the plains. (5km distance for 50 minutes pedaling) While preparing for kayaking, have the refreshments and then kayak to Chhay Praek Khmao (The Black Rapids, 5km about 01 hour and 20 minutes) When you reach The Black Rapids, relax and enjoy swimming. (Do not forget to pack more clothes for change) Have your lunch box. In the afternoon, get on your motor boat for 30-minute ride to Beung Brovek Lake (The Teal Lake) where you can spot the variety of birds with a binocular. Continue your motor boat ride to Dei Tum Neab Beach for another 45-minute ride and pedal to CBET Office. On arrival at CBET Office, refresh and return to Phnom Penh. On the way, you will have a dinner at a local restaurant.
Meals: B, L, D
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