Tour Code : PRE
Trip Duration: 03 Days
Activities : Boating and Trekking
Grade : Easy
Distance : 35km of boating & 1km of trekking
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. PEDAL AROUND THE NEAREST VILLAGE AND ENJOY DEI TUM NEAB BEACH.
DAY 02 TRAPEANG ROUNG TO KBAL KAMPONG RAPID BY BOAT.
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
• 02-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
• Local boat for Kbal Kampong Rapid excursion
• Quality binoculars and life jackets
• Num Chak cooking course
• Administration Fees
• Cardamom Conservation Fund contribution
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-KBAL KAMPONG RAPID (THE PORT RAPID)-TRAPEANG ROUNG
Today you will be transferred to the CBET community dock for Kbal Kampong Rapid excursion by motor boat at 0640. Enjoy your simple breakfast on boat. Along the way, observe the wildlife especially hornbills, egrets, kingfishers and monkeys. This boat trip will take about 03 hours for 35km distance. When arrive at the rapid, stretch out your legs after 03 hours sit on a local boat and get things from the boat. Enjoy some local refreshment. Strolling around the rapids will give you a look for the wildlife foot prints and the animals’ characters like the deer barking, the wild pig wiggling and the monkeys sounding. During the rainy season, there is a place like a fish pool where you can enjoy the fish spa. Take more time to explore the landscape in nature. Have picnic lunch. In the afternoon, get on board to continue your trip to Veal Tapoo remote village and the rocky pineapple area. It will take about 01 hour and half. On arrival, wander along the dirt road in the remote village and explore the villagers, the school children at the local school (if the school is open during your travel period) and the amazing pineapples growing on the rock. You will have a chance to try some wild fruit on the way and enjoy a cup of coffee before cruising back to Trapeang Roung. On the way back, it will give you marvelous scenery when the sun starts setting (about 01 hour boat ride). Relax and enjoy 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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