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Tour Code       : ECM
Tour Duration : 03 Days
Activities    : Mountain Biking and Trekking
Grade    : Challenging
Distance    : 20km Cycling and 8km Trekking
 
The trip
This challenging but exciting one day mountain biking and trekking tour will take you to the summit of Mount Roung (Cave Mountain) with gorgeous scenery along the way. You will have a chance to explore at the top of the mountains such as bat cave, cave, medicinal plants, wildlife and waterfall. Don’t miss the story telling from your local guide.
 
At a glance
DAY 01 PHNOM PENH TO TRAPEANG ROUNG BY CAR
DAY 02 TRAPEANG ROUNG TO PHNOM ROUNG (CAVE MOUNTAIN) AND HUNT LOBSTER AT NIGHT
DAY 03 TRAPEANG ROUNG 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
 
What’s included
02-night at home-stay
Local Meal as indicated in the program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
BBQ After lobster fishing
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
Mountain Bike
Local boat with boatmen for lobster hunting excursion
A pair of Quality Binoculars
Refreshment for local fruit and sweets
Administration Fees
Cardamom Conservation Fund contribution
 
Detailed itinerary
 
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. 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, D
 
DAY 02 TRAPEANG ROUNG-PHNOM ROUNG (CAVE MOUNTAIN)-LOBSTER FISHING
After breakfast at CBET restaurant, you will start departing to Phnom Roung by mountain bike. This trip will take about 02 hours and on the way, you will enjoy the wonderful scenery and wildlife. On arrival at the foot of Phnom Roung, take a rest for a while before climbing up to the summit of the mountain (500m, about 45 minutes). At the top of the mountain, spend time for sightseeing such as wild fruits, wild flowers, traditional medicinal plants and so on, bat watching, waterfall (only available during the rainy season). Don’t miss to hear the story of this site told by your local guide. Enjoy your lunch box. In the afternoon, you will go back to the bike parking area and bike back to Trapeang Roung office. Relax and refresh at your home stay before heading for lobster hunting in the river. Have your dinner with local Khmer cuisine at your home-stay or CBET restaurant. About 0700 pm, you will be transferred to the community dock and get on a local boat. (Head torch with battery, life jacket and a long spear-like instrument will be provided.) It will take about 02 hours for lobster hunting or more based on the number of you catch the lobsters and then the boat men will prepare BBQ for you. (Please note that the main purpose of this lobster hunting is to experience the way the local fishermen fishing lobsters in this area.) Return to your home-stay. Overnight at your home-stay.
Meals: B, L, D, BBQ
 
DAY 03 TRAPEANG ROUNG-PHNOM PENH
For an early riser, enjoy the early morning scenery with mountain background in the rural area. Walk to the CBET restaurant for your breakfast. Now it is time to say goodbye to CBET staff before returning to Phnom Penh. On the way, you will have a lunch at a local restaurant.
Meals: B, L
 
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