1: Phnom Penh to Ratanakiri
We tranfer to Phnom Penh International Airport for the
domestic flight to Ban Lung, provincial capital of
Ratanakiri. After lunch in town, we make
for the stunning crater lake of Yeak Lom,
surrounded by lush tropical forest. This
is the best natural swimming pool in Cambodia.
We return to Ban Lung for dinner.
2: Minority Villages and Waterfalls
We visit some remote gem mines, passing
through an ethnic Tompuon village on the
way, as well as a beautiful seven-tiered
waterfall nearby. We enjoy a picnic lunch
at the waterfall. We return to Ban Lung
where guests can explore the local market
or return to Yeak Lom lake for an afternoon
3: Voen Sai and Traditional Villages We visit
the village of Voen Sai on the San River
and take a boat trip to a minority village
where there is a traditional cemetery,
complete with carved effigies. We also
visit a Chinese village that has existed
here for about 200 years and looks like
a slice of rural China. There are also
many Lao living along the riverbank and
we pass through one of their villages
here. After lunch by the river, we visit
a Kreung village before returning to Ban
Lung for overnight.
4: Ratanakiri to Phnom Penh
In the morning, we visit the nearby waterfall
of Chaa Ong before transferring to the airport
for the flight back to Phnom Penh.
Hanuman is a member of the Cambodian Association of Travel Agents and the Cambodian Community-based Ecotourism Network. Hanuman was cited in ‘The Guide to Responsible Tourism in Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam'.