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Tour Code : TIN
Trip Duration: 02 Days
Activities : Trekking
Grade : Easy
Distance : 19km of trekking
 
The trip
This excursion day trip to O’Spott Waterfall with Bat Cave and Teuk Vet Waterfall is wonderful to enjoy 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. Taking the footpath among the tall grasses and over-headed plants and trees and walking 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. CRUISE FOR FIREFLIES
DAY 02 CHI PHAT TO CHHAY CHHREY RAPIDS, O’SPOTT BAT CAVE, TEUK VET WATERFALL. 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
One 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
Administration Fees
Cardamom Conservation Fund contribution
 
Detailed itinerary
 
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 few drinks 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-CHHAY CHHREY RAPIDS-O’SPOTT BAT CAVE-TEUK VET WATERFALL
After breakfast at CBET restaurant, you will begin your trekking to Teuk Vet Waterfall which has a massive floor and is a wide range of waterfall with a big pond. This trip will be about 9km to reach that waterfall. After a km walk through the village path, turn right to the forest path for 1km and you will reach Chhay Chhrey Rapids where it will give you a chance to explore the nature and its atmosphere. Proceed your trip by passing the seasonal fields, the stream and the forest and you will reach O’Spott Waterfall under which upper floor is a bat cave where you observe the bat habitat such as its smell and its surroundings. (Don’t forget to bring a good torchlight and ask your local guide about the benefits of having bats in the rain/tropical forests.) Continue your trip to Teuk Vet Waterfall and enjoy the atmosphere and swimming. Have your lunch box. In the afternoon, hike back to Chi Phat office. On the way, try to look for the variety of birds, wild plants and wild orchids growing on the big trees. Do not forget to take a glass of natural sugar cane drink from the local vendor to release your fatigue. When you arrive at the office, take a rest for a while before returning to Phnom Penh. Dinner at a local restaurant.
Meals: B, L, D
 
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