This in depth 16 day specialist Cambodia tour is for the serious ornithologist amongst us and includes the 9 main specialist bird sighting areas in Cambodia. These are some of the best sites in South-East Asia. Take in the best birding and species that Cambodia has to offer, watch the Vultures at their restaurant in Veal Krous. Marvel at the amazing temples of Angkor and Sambor Prei Kuk, adventure on to the Tonle Sap and visit the incredible floating villages and see the famous Irrawaddy river dolphins in Kampi. During the trip you will get sightings of the Sarus Crane, Spotbilled Pelican, Bengal Florican, Giant Ibis, White-shouldered, White-winged Duck, Thickbilled Green Pigeon and Vultures, to name just a few.
This Cambodia tour begins at the bird reserve of Prek Toal located on Tonle Sap Lake. We also pay a visit to the Sarus Crane reserve in addition to being the home of the Sarus Crane there have been recorded sightings of 198 other bird species. The endangered Benhal Florican is next on the list with a trip to the grasslands around the Tonle Sap. We enlist the aid of an expert local Cambodia tour guide. You will also get your first sight of Cambodian temples in the form of Beng Melea and Koh Ker. We spend a couple of days in Tmatboey, one of only two nesting sites in Asia for the Giant Ibis before heading back to Siem Reap and a tour of the Angkor Temples, with a twist. While most people visit the Angkor temples they are too busy looking at the temples to notice all the different species of birds in the Archaeological Park, your guide will help point these out to you! Finally we journey to the Phnom Kulen National Park located just outside Siem Reap which is also home to a number of specialist birds of Cambodia!
|Day 1: Arrive Siem Reap
Day 2: Siem Reap
Day 3: Siem Reap
Day 4: Siem Reap – ATT – Siem Reap
Day 5: Siem Reap – Prey Veng
Day 6: Prey Veng
Day 7: Prey Veng – Tmatboey
Day 9: Tmatboey
|Day 10: Tmatboey – Viel Krous
Day 11: Viel Krous – Kampong Thom
Day 12: Kompong Thom – Kratie
Day 13: Kratie – Keo Seima
Day 14: Keo Seima
Day 15: Keo Sima – Siem Reap
Day 16: Depart from Siem Reap
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During this Cambodia tour, most of the areas we will be visiting are quite remote. However, even thought the level of accommodation in some areas will be basic all rooms are clean and tidy. In some areas single rooms are limited and will be allocated when available. Please be aware that guests may be asked to share a twin room in some circumstances if travelling in a group.
During the course of this Cambodia tour, we will encounter a range of different habitats: ATT – marsh, dry paddy, grassland and lake. Prek Toal – Semi submerged forest, flooded scrub and open lake. Florican Grasslands – Natural grassland and paddy on floodplain. Tmatboey – Deciduous dry dipteropcarp forest (DDF). Hiking boots, which give ankle protection against the small risk of snakebites are recommended for the forest walks. We have a couple of scopes, which we will try to allocate if you have not brought one however in peak season they may have already been taken.
Necessary immunizations should be discussed with your own Doctor. Malaria is present in the forests, so precautionary measures should be taken. The provision of emergency health cover while improving is still limited and in case of serious accidents, illness or snakebites, it may be necessary for you to be airlifted out of the country. You must, therefore, have health insurance to cover this eventuality. This itinerary takes in various conservation sites across Cambodia where we have exclusive access to environmentally sensitive areas of special biodiversity. These sites by their very nature are often in remote areas where local communities have limited exposure to other Cambodians let alone foreigners. This cultural gap is bridged by our multi lingual Cambodia tour guide. Sometimes what seem like the simplest tasks, can become very complicated. Please have patience.
- 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 taxes
- All International flights & Visa fees, currently $20 per person
- 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. Please bring 6 passport size photos with you for your visa requirements.
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