Cambodia tailor made tour, nature & heritage

“The temples of Angkor, busy Phnom Penh plus hiking, biking and birdwatching in Koh Kong Province – this tailor made trip is a perfectly poised mix of culture and nature.”


Siem Reap | Angkor Wat | Angkor Thom | Ta Prohm | Tonle Sap Lake cruise | Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary | Chong Kneas floating village | Phnom Penh | Koh Kong Province | Chi Phat ecotourism area | biking and trekking | bird watching excursion by boat on Stoeng Prat River

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This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

We aim to raise awareness of the need for environmental and cultural conservation among young people and local residents.

The biggest threat that wildlife in Cambodia faces today is the loss of habitat due to the clear-cutting of tropical forest for commerce. The southern Cardamom Mountains are the site of one of Asia's last seven fully intact wild elephant corridors and Cambodia's largest remaining contiguous old-growth forest.

The local villagers at Chi Phat had previously been extracting wildlife and timber from the nearby forests to supplement their meager farming incomes, resulting in an increasingly degraded local forest environment and devastation for the indigenous wildlife. The Community Based Eco Tourism project here aimed to provide these villagers with an alternate livelihood – ecotourism – while also setting up schooling and training opportunities to better their lives. In this way, the community becomes an integral part of the effort to preserve the area’s forest habitat, making the project sustainable.

Your visit provides local people with worthwhile jobs, enabling them to sustainably support their families. Your visit contributes to improving their health care, education and environment. Ecotourism helps prevent unsustainable use of forest resources, protecting the area’s natural heritage and culture.

Accommodation on the trip includes homestays in sustainable accommodations and transport by bicycle, a low-carbon form of transport!

The Impacts of this Trip

This tour fits our philosophy of responsible and sustainable tourism. Wherever possible, we generate income for people living in poor areas by using local materials, transport, food and guides, and paying directly to the individuals concerned rather than intermediaries. By booking this tour, you’ll be helping us to support small businesses, boat owners, national park rangers and other poor people in these communities.

With the assistance of Wildlife Alliance, Chi Phat community members are working together to preserve the environment, while providing exciting and unique experiences for visitors. Villagers who once roamed the forest, their efforts to survive depleting the area of its environmental heritage, are now employed as guides leading trekking, mountain-biking, camping, and river boat tours through the wilderness surrounding both communities. Over 200 kilometers of hiking trails meander through the jungle, leading you to the rainforest’s natural wonders, deserted waterfalls, campsites, and post-Angkorian burial jar sites.

Villagers also operate homestays, guest houses, motorbike taxi services, and restaurants, giving visitors further insight into rural life in Cambodia. CBET Committee members are elected to manage the project and are provided ongoing training as they perform bookings, arrange itineraries, manage the accounting, and oversee community ranger patrols. A community waste management system has also been developed - one of the first of its kind in Cambodia.


2 Reviews of Cambodia tailor made tour, nature & heritage

4.5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 18 Nov 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

CAMBODIA and our lovely guide who showed us around this amazing place.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Don’t worry about anything the guide has you covered

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes! Definitely. That’s why we liked it so much

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

5 stars it’s was completely amazing

Reviewed on 28 Nov 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

I enjoyed seeing the old Khmer architecture. I enjoyed tasting the local food. I enjoyed the walks; be it on the historical sites or through the forests.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

The itinerary was well done. I liked the balance of sightseeing and relaxation (almost every day there was time for a swim).

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Every day we interacted and traded with local poeple.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

It was a great vacation.

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