About this Elephant Adventure Tour
Our Elephant Adventure in Cambodia is perfect for elephant lovers and for those who want to learn more about these magnificent gentle giants. On this elephant tour you will travel to the wilds of Cambodia’s North East for an intimate encounter with Asian elephants. You have a choice of either visiting an elephant sanctuary or enjoying an ethical elephant trek, where it will be possible to ride on an elephant’s neck.
This 4-day Elephant Adventure is a fantastic way to see these wonderful animals up close and personal. Your wildlife adventure, which can start in either Siem Reap or Phnom Penh, first takes you to the rustic riverside town of Kratie, home to the rare Irrawaddy dolphins. In order to see the Irrawaddi river dolphins, you can choose between a relaxing boat ride or a more active kayaking experience. From Kratie you will travel further east to Sen Monorom in the province of Mondulkiri. The area is beautiful and it is here, where you will get to interact with the elephants. After your Elephant Trekking or Elephant Sanctuary Experience, you will enjoy a BBQ dinner with a local tribe family, a huge highlight for anyone visiting the region.
Elephant Adventure Highlights
Endangered Irrawady River Dolphins
Local Island life on Koh Trong Island
Traditional Boat Trip
Bathing with Elephants
Traditional tribal BBQ with a local Phnong Family
Coffee Plantation Lunch
The opportunity to try deep fried Tarantula (If your Dare!)
Detailed Tour Itinerary
Siem Reap to Kratie | Drive: 6 hours
Today you depart Siem Reap in the early morning and begin the journey to a riverside town of Kratie. You will reach the bustling provincial city of Kompong Cham, where you stop for lunch on the riverfront. After lunch, you continue your journey passing through the old river port of Chhlong, home to some of the best examples of French colonial architecture in the country.
Continuing on you will pass many local villages until you reach the riverside town of Kratie, a sleepy Mekong port and gateway to an encounter with the rare freshwater Irrawaddy dolphins. Once in Kratie, you are free to explore the town and the local market as you wish; before enjoying a magnificent sunset over the river, if you’re staying on the mainland, or you will take a short boat trip to Koh Trong Island if you want to experience more rural life.
Overnight in Kratie (Meals: _/_/_)
Kratie to Sen Monorom | Drive: 3 hours TBC
This morning you will travel the short distance up the river to the dolphin pool of Kampi, which is home to the rare Irrawaddy dolphins. Once here you have the choice of taking a traditional fishing boat to get a glimpse of the dolphins, or for the more adventurous you can enjoy an active kayaking experience. From here you continue to the nearby hilltop pagoda at Sambok Mountain, which boasts stunning views of the surrounding area. Before finishing the day by travelling to the wilds of Sen Monorom, the home of the Cambodian Elephants.
Overnight in Sen Monorom (Meals: B/L/_)
Cambodian Elephant Experience
Today you have 2 alternatives:
Cambodian Elephant Trekking
Travel to a traditional tribal village to meet your guide and elephant. From here you will enjoy an elephant ride, through the Cambodian countryside, past rivers and into the jungle. After enjoying lunch by a river you have the amazing opportunity to swim and help wash your elephant before returning home.
The Elephant Sanctuary
This is essentially a conservation project where rescued Cambodian elephant live. On your day with the elephants, you will follow the herd and learn all about their mannerisms and connect with them. You can also feed them bananas and help to hose them down and giving them a bath.
Local Tribal BBQ
Whichever experience you choose for the evening you will dine with a local Phnong family and enjoy a local BBQ inspired by Gordon Ramsay. The evening gives you a fabulous insight into Cambodian culture and real traditional tribal life.
Overnight in Sen Monorom (Meals: B/L/D)
Sen Monorom to Phnom Penh | Drive: 7 hours
Today you leave Sen Monorom behind and head to Phnom Penh or back Siem Reap stopping for lunch at Kampong Cham or Kampong Thom. On the way, you will pause at Skuon where it is possible to try the local delicacy of a deep-fried tarantula, the last of the Cambodian wildlife you will see on this tour before you Elephant Adventure comes to a close.
Airport pick up and drop off
Overnights as mentioned
Excursions as mentioned
Transportation in private A/C vehicle
English speaking guide
Meals as mentioned (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner – excludes drinks)
All flights unless included in itinerary & Visa fees
International airport tax (Included in Airline Ticket)
Meals, unless mentioned differently
Beverages and personal expenses
Other excursions and entrance fees
Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation and evacuation in the event of accident of illness)
Please note: You must have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining on it as well as bringing with you 4 passport size photos with you for your visa, as well as having a couple spare.
Start planning your holiday today
Call us on +44 (0)208 150 5150, send us an e-mail [email protected] or use the form.
Your next steps:
1Get in touch and talk to our specialist Asia travel team
2We then craft a unique and tailor-made itinerary just for you.
3We will stay in touch with you all the way through your holiday experience
4Pack you bags and get ready for your Asia holiday of a life time
On arrival in Asia we will meet you at the airport, transfer you to your hotel and then sit down to run over your holiday program again. We then introduce you to your local guides and give you some helpful local travel tips; such as local restaurant and bar suggestions and some cultural insights.
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