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Tour Code     : AJS
Trip Duration: 03 Days
Activities       : Cycling
Grade : Hard
Distance : 42km of cycling
 
The trip
Pedaling through the Cardamoms will bring you to the 500 years old Jar Burial Site discovered only in 2007 on this cliff. Along the way, you feel the forest from up-close passing a diversity of landscape. On the way back, having visits at Teuk Vet Waterfall and O’Spott Waterfall offer you the countryside scenery and the nature. This trip will bring you to pass the fields with a crowd of cattle, the camp, the farmhouse, the streams and the forest path. Cycling along the footpath among the tall grasses and over-headed plants and trees and along the bridleway bring you from the maddening crowd in the city. Grab your chance to find out the wildlife on the trip.
 
At a glance
DAY 01 PHNOM PENH TO CHI PHAT BY CAR. NIGHT CRUISE FOR WATCHING FIREFLIES
DAY 02 CHI PHAT TO ANCIENT JAR SITE BY CYCLE
DAY 03 CHI PHAT 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, sarong for bathing (required for women), camera.
 
A Group Size : a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 persons
 
What’s included
Two-night at home-stay
Local Meal as indicated in the program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
A soft drink on the fireflies night cruise and a sugar cane drink as indicated in the program
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
Local boat for fireflies
Mountain Bike Rental Fees
Administration Fees
Cardamom Conservation Fund contribution
 
DAY 01 PHNOM PENH-CHI PHAT-FIREFLIES NIGHT CRUISE
About 0800 in the morning, depart from Phnom Penh and this drive will take about 4 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. Before the second big bridge, take a dirt road to Chi Phat for 17km and cross the river with ferry for 03 minutes. On arrival at Chi Phat 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 visit the village market. You will find the rural life such as the rooster sounding, the birds singing, the dog barking and the villagers sweeping their house compound, the cow mooing and so forth. Check-in at your home-stay. Your home-stay house owner will greet you and show your room. Have your delicious dinner at CBET restaurant. Proceed to the community dock for fireflies night cruise. Cruise along the river as the sun is setting and spot the colorful lights from fireflies on both sides of the river.  Enjoy a drink while drifting on the clam water surrounded by the overwhelming sound of the jungle at night. Overnight in Chi Phat.
Meals: L, D

DAY 02 CHI PHAT-ANCIENT JAR SITE-CHI PHAT
After breakfast at CBET office, begin your biking trip to the 500 years old Jar Site discovered only in 2007. You have a chance to observe that burial site and its atmosphere. Lunch at the bank of the scenic river (300m away from the jar site). In the afternoon, cycle back to Chi Phat and on the way, make a stop at Teuk Vet Waterfall (Curve Waterfall) and O’Spott (Dragon Fish River) Bat Cave and its waterfall. On arrival at Chi Phat office, have a walk to your homestay and relax. Dinner and overnight at your homestay.
Meals: B, L, D
 
DAY 03 CHI PHAT-REFORESTATION NURSERY-CHI PHAT-PHNOM PENH
After breakfast at CBET restaurant, begin trekking to the reforestation project. After an hour later, you will reach the site of the reforestation project and visit the nursery. Then you will have a chance to plan a tree in this deforestation area. Trek back to Chi Phat and on the way, stop at Chhay O’Kphos waterfall and swim if you like to. Lunch at the CBET restaurant. In the afternoon, stroll around and visit the local market before returning to Phnom Penh.
Meals: B, L
 
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