Tour Code : REK
Trip Duration: 02 Days
Activities : Cycling and Trekking
Grade : Easy
Distance : 8km of Trekking & 2-3km of Cycling
This 2-day trip to Kirirom Hillside takes you with a scenic bike ride along the rural road and hike to the 40m high waterfall. During the trek, pass the bridleway and the footpath in the forest and try to explore the nature like birds singing, the water running along the stream, the trees rustling in the wind and so on. Observe a big bat cave and listen to the benefits of having bat in the tropical forest and also the story of the forest spirit.
At a glance
DAY 01 PHNOM PENH TO CHAMBOK COMMUNITY IN KIRIROM BY CAR. PEDAL AROUND THE VILLAGES.
DAY 02 HIKE TO WATERFALLS AND BAT CAVE. CHAMBOK COMMUNITY 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)
• Natural Coconut Drink
• Toiletry, bar soap and tissue roll provided at your home-stay
• 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
• Normal bicycle Rental
• Traditional show performed by the village youth children
• Fund contribution to the community (USD 5/pax)
DAY 01 PHNOM PENH-KIRIROM-CHAMBOK COMMUNITY-CYCLING
About 0800 in the morning, depart from Phnom Penh and this trip will take about 03 hours to reach Chambok Community. On arrival at Community Office, meet with one of the CBET staff and he will explain about its project, then look around the compound before checking in your home-stay. Have lunch at village women run restaurant. In the afternoon, explore the community consisting of 9 villages with your normal bicycle. Try to find out the local cultures and their lifestyles as you’re pedaling along the village path. This evening have a highlight dinner with a performance of the traditional dances by the village’s youth dance group. These young village children will perform four different kinds of traditional dances including auspicious dances. Enjoy your day! Dinner at village women run restaurant. Overnight at home-stay.
Meals: L, D
DAY 02 CHAMBOK-KIRIROM-PHNOM PENH
After breakfast at women run restaurant, begin hiking to the top of the mountain. Firstly, take a bridleway and enjoy the natural scenery along the way. When you reach at the place of the forest spirit worship, your local guide will tell the story about the forest spirits and how the villagers pay respect to them. Proceed to bat cave where you observe the bat habitat 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 forests.) Continue your hike to the top of the mountain and enjoy the panoramic view and swimming. Have your lunch box. After lunch, proceed to other two waterfalls and landscape before returning to the community office. On arrival at the community restaurant, have a natural coconut drink and refresh for a while. It is time to say goodbye to the community and drive back to Phnom Penh.
Meals: B, L
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