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Cambodia Elephant Adventure

Our Cambodian Elephant Adventure 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 Cambodian 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 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.

Daily Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Siem Reap – Kratie

  • Day 2

    Kratie – Sen Monorom

  • Day 3

    Sen Monorom

  • Day 4

    Sen Monorom – Phnom Penh

Please note: This tour can start and finish in both Siem Reap or Phnom Penh.

Highlights

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    Endangered Irrawady River Dolphins

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    Local Island life on Koh Trong Island

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    Traditional Boat Trip

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    Sambok Mountain

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    Elephant Trekking

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    Elephant Sanctuary

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    Bathing with Elephants

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    Traditional tribal BBQ with a local Phnong Family

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    Coffee Plantation Lunch

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    The opportunity to try deep fried Tarantula (If your Dare!)

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Price & Travel Information

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    USD $799 per person

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Detailed Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Siem Reap to Kratie

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 river front. 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: _/_/_)

Day 2: Kratie to Sen Monorom (Irrawaddy Dolphins)

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/_)

Day 3: Sen Monorom (Cambodian Elephant Experience)

Today you have 2 alternatives:

Cambodian Elephant Trekking
Travel to a traditional tribal village to meet your guide and an 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 elephants 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 hosing 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)

Day 4: Sen Monorom to Phnom Penh

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 deep fried tarantula, the last of the Cambodian wildlife you will see on this tour before you Elephant Adventure comes to a close.
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Tour includes

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    Airport pick up and drop off

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    Overnights as mentioned

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    Excursions as mentioned

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    Transportation in private A/C vehicle

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    English speaking guide

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    Meals as mentioned (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner – excludes drinks)

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    All taxes

Tour excludes

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    All flights unless included in itinerary & Visa fees

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    International airport tax (Included in Airline Ticket)

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    Meals, unless mentioned differently

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    Beverages and personal expenses

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    Other excursions and entrance fees

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    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:

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    Get in touch and talk to our specialist Asia travel team
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    We then craft a unique and tailor-made itinerary just for you.
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    We will stay in touch with you all the way through your holiday expereince
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    Pack you bags and get ready for your Asia holiday of a life time

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