Mondulkiri Province, Cambodia.
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- Meet friendly, knowlegable English speaking guide
- Learn about elephants and understand how the Bunong people use their elephants
- Visit the Bunong Elephant Project’s elephant sanctuary and experience jungle’s life
- Meet, feed and walk with elephants through the jungle (no elephant riding)
- Learn about Bounong indigenous group and their way of life
- Explore the double drop waterfall of Bou Sra
- Pickup location:
Pick-up from any centrally located hotels in Sen Monorom.
- Pickup time:
- Drop off location:
Drop-off at any centrally located hotels in Sen Monorom.
- Drop off time: 2.30 – 3.30 PM following day
Sightseeing, Walking, Trekking, Elephant
- Trip code:
Each tour begins with Evening briefing
At 7pm we will meet at your hotel in Sen Monorom for a trip briefing. It is the first opportunity for everyone to meet the people on their trek and to run over the final details so everyone knows what to expect.
Day 1: Bounong Community Elephant Trekking & Bathing (L)
You will meet and be picked up from centrally located hotels in Sen Monorom at 8.30am by our friend, Torn who is the elephant expert and founder of Bonung Elephant Project. Thorn provides an exciting elephant experience in Modulkiri. He has worked for 8 years in this field and his goal is to provide a sustainable income to the Bunong people who own the forest and the elephants. In doing so he hopes to protect both the forest and the elephants.
Afterward, we drive about 25 minutes to the valley before we continue by foot another 20 minutes down the valley through forests towards the project’s jungle hut where your guide, Mr Torn, explains about the Bunong Elephant Project. You will be introduced to the herd of elephants and get to know more about their history, character, behavior, body language and relationship with mahout family. You will be able to feed the elephant buckets of bananas before walking alongside them. You’re welcome to take lots of photos, get close to the elephants and have fun feeding them bananas. Follow and watch as the elephants walk through the jungle eating bamboo, grass and plants, and generally enjoy themselves.
At noon, the elephant must be taken to pastures for at least 1.5 hours in order to make sure they get enough food for the day. Elephants eat up to 100 kg of vegetation per day in order to sustain themselves. While the elephant is grazing, you will have a picnic lunch by the river. The hut has great views of the jungle valley and is a great place to view many species of birds. In the afternoon, the mahout* will bring the elephant to the river for a wash. You are welcomed to get in the water and give them a hand. It’s extremely good fun swimming with and washing the elephants, which helps to keep their skin clean and healthy. After saying goodbye to the elephants we walk back out of the jungle, challenge yourself with a steep hill to our starting point for the short drive back to Sen Monorom with an option to go up the hill of Sen Monorom for an amazing panoramic view of the Sea Forests.
*Mahout: In South and SE Asia a person who works with and rides an elephant.
Day 2: Mondulkiri Landscape including Bou Sra Waterfall
We leave Sen Monorom and head east towards the double drop waterfall of Bou Sraa, one of the most famous in Cambodia. It is possible to access both drops and there are swimming opportunities. Along the way, we may stop at a Pnong minority village to learn a little about their way of life. After a visit to Bou Sra Waterfall we come to visit a local coffee grower (Unique product in that province). Then we spend our lunch break at the famous resort of O’ramis. Here you can visit a mini-musuem that has a collection of the indigenous products including gemstone and their traditional hunting weapon.
Later in the afternoon, we drive around Sen Monorom and see the landscape and also visit the Sea Forests or climb up the hill of Sen Monorom to visit the pagoda and enjoy the panoramic view.
What to bring: Small backpack, mosquito repellent, sun cream, hate and wet clothes
Dress standard: Dress respectfully for visiting in the local community. Trousers/skirt or knee length shorts and shirt/t-shirt that covers your shoulders are appropriate. Comfortable shoes or sandals suitable for walking are also recommended.
- 1 lunch at Bunong Elephant Project
4WD, Motor Bike
- All programs according to the description
- Bou Sra waterfall, Coffee Farm and Amazing Sea Forests
- Whole day activities at the Bunong Elephant Project
The price of the tour does not include
- Your accommodation in town
- Any personal expenses
- Personal travel insurance
- Tips for guides & driver
- Any other items not mentioned
- Tips for the boat man or guide
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