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Tour Code       : RME
Tour Duration : 03 Days
Activities    : Boating and Trekking
Grade    : Easy
Distance    : 35km of boating & 1km of trekking
 
The trip
This relaxing one day trip to Kbal Kampong Rapid (The Port Rapid) is a great way to enjoy the scenic river, see a magnificent sunset and sunrise on the way. It’s also a perfect time for spotting birds and monkeys and hearing the calls of gibbons. If time permitting, you can also visit the remote village of Veal Tapoo, a local school (if the school is open during your travel period), see the amazing pineapples growing on the rock and sample wild fruit along the way. At the site of the rapid, it will give you a chance to explore the atmosphere, the wild creatures such as butterflies, fishes, wildflowers, civets and monkeys.
 
At a glance
DAY 01 PHNOM PENH TO TRAPEANG ROUNG BY CAR
DAY 02 TRAPEANG ROUNG TO THMAR DA MOUNTAIN, KBAL KAMPONG RAPID, PRAEK PRONG WATERFALL, VEAL TAPOO BY BOAT AND ON TREK
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
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
Motor Taxi for excursion on Day 02
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. 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-THMAR DA MOUNTAIN-KBAL KAMPONG RAPID-PRAEK PRONG WATERFALL-VEAL TAPOO VILLAGE-TRAPEANG ROUNG
After breakfast at CBET restaurant, you will leave to Thmar Da Mountain by motor taxi about 8030. It will take about 02 hours. When arrive at the top of the mountain, try to look for the wildlife tracks and spoors along the way like hornbills, wild pig, squirrel, wild chicken and the barking deer. Continue to Chhay Kbal Kampong Rapid located 4km on the high road and take about 30 minutes. From Chhay Kbal Kampong Rapid, you will trek up to O’Praek Tapoo stream and on the way, enjoy the nature and the sound of wildlife in the forest. Your local guide will tell you about the story of this area and enjoy listening. Return to Kbal Kampong Rapid and enjoy swimming. Have your lunch box. In the afternoon, head to Praek Prong waterfall situated 8km away on the high road and there relax and observe the nature. Proceed to Veal Tapoo area and you will hear the story of this area from your local guide. Try to learn something about their history. In this remote area, you will visit its village and find the amazing pineapple growing on the rock before you return to Trapeang Roung. In this evening, relax and feel the rural atmosphere at your home-stay. Dinner and overnight at home-stay.
Meals: B, L, D
 
DAY 03 TRAPEANG ROUNG-NUM CHAK COOKING-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. After breakfast, participate the Num Chak cooking (a kind of local snack). During the cooking session, your incentive trainer will show you the ingredients for Num Chak and how to mix these and cook it. Then, enjoy your Num Chak with local people. 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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