Day 1 - Phnom Penh to 4 Rivers
Depart Phnom Penh with your private transfer towards the Cardamom Region. The drive will pass through the Cambodia countryside where you will get glimpse of rural life. Stop for lunch along the way in a local village.
Upon arrival at the 4 Rivers Pier in Tatai, take a shared boat transfer to your resort which is one of the most luxurious and exclusive Cambodia hotels in the area. At 4 Rivers Floating Lodge, spend days exploring the pristine waters and forests at the foot of the Kravanh and Cardamom Mountains, and evenings relaxing in a serene floating bungalow on the Tatai. The floating tents are tranquil, over water rooms and are the first of their kind. A must-see destination, for anyone who loves to fully immerse themselves in nature, while still maintaining the ease of a luxury vacation.
Hotel: 4 Rivers Floating Lodge
Day 2 - Cardomon Experience
On the second you’ll have two options for day trips. The more adventurous jungle trek option or a more relaxing cruise along the mangroves.
The Cardamom Tour (Dec to Apr Only)
After an early breakfast, our boat will take you down the Tatai to meet your guide. Your local guide is a colourful character and grew up in the region. He knows everything there is to know about the Cardamoms and will offer an adventure like no other.
After a short briefing you’ll depart for a sort but challenging ride on the back of a motorcycle, being driven by an experienced guide. You’ll arrive at the entry point to the rainforest, where your trek begins. Be assured, at the smallest sign of wildlife you’ll be notified. Your guide will be show you the beauty of the Cardamom rainforest, and you’ll enjoy the sound, the scent and the sights of this beautiful greenery.
In the afternoon, you’ll explore a bat cave, which also houses wild boars at night. Then you’ll stop for a picnic lunch at the bottom of a waterfall. You can enjoy swimming at these waterfalls for an hour, before heading off to the 2nd waterfall, where you can enjoy yourself for half an hour.
After a full day in the jungle your guide will take you back to the pier by motorcycle.
Lost in the Mangrove (year round)
After a relaxed breakfast, you’ll head off around 4 Rivers, experience the natural splendours in the area. Depending on the tide, you will cruise deep into the mangroves to experience a rare glimpse of life among the fishing communities that live off the natural bounty of this watery paradise.
Drinks will be served en route as you glide down the waterway to your fishing village destination, where you will spend time with these shy but friendly people. While the men tend their boats, the womenfolk patiently mend their nets. Children play tag and football in the narrow alleyways between the stilt houses.
A BBQ lunch on the beach will be served after visiting a pagoda, school and a few villager’s homes. Back on the boat, you will experience the pure magic of life among the mangroves from kayaks before heading back to 4 Rivers’ comfort.
Hotel: 4 Rivers Floating Lodge
Meals: Breakfast and lunch