Cambodian Gibbon Watching


    Come face to face with some of Cambodia's rarest animals in this grassroots, community led ecotourism project. With Cambodian Gibbon Ecotours you will venture into Veun Sai forest and see rare gibbons, stunning birdlife, and meet the people that are directly benefiting from this project! In the Northeast of Cambodia, in Ratanakiri province, lies a luscious forest called Veun Sai. This protected area is home to an extremely important gibbon population as well as a host of other endangered spe

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    • This adventure is offered by Chanthon Cheb

    Come face to face with some of Cambodia's rarest animals in this grassroots, community led ecotourism project. With Cambodian Gibbon Ecotours you will venture into Veun Sai forest and see rare gibbons, stunning birdlife, and meet the people that are directly benefiting from this project!

    Day 1: Banlung - Veun Sai town - National Park (L/D)
    After arriving in the town of Veun Sai around 10am you will continue your journey by ferry across the Sesan River. The ferry ride provides a great opportunity to see the uniqueness of the landscape along the Sesan, a river rich in biodiversity. Upon landing you can observe the daily life of Chinese ethic communities living along the river.

    You will be warmly welcomed by the hosting community-based ecotourism members and checked in. The community transportation group will get you by motorbike to I-Tub village, a Laotian ethnic community. It will take about 1 hour to get to the village, where you can observe their way of life. And then we go on driving along a forest path to Veun Sai National Park Camp.

    After a simple lunch, you can explore the immediate area which includes rich forest to spot birds, primates, unique flora, the nearby river and open grasslands.

    Day 2: National Park - Veun Sai town - Banlung (B/L)
    We get up around 3:30am to prepare to see the gibbons. Then we head into the darkness of the forest and as the sun starts to rise listen out for the gibbon call. Once heard we race through the forest to find them. It's thick forest and off track so a torch, closed toe footwear and long pants are advised. 

    Once found you can see them swinging in the trees quite close. An experience you will never forget. 

    Mid morning we have brunch then either head out on motorbikes, or if you prefer, you can add opt to add on other tours to better understand the local culture, see more of the amazing nature this area holds. 
    Services included:

    • Entrance fee
    • Local guide
    • Accommodation (room or hammock) 
    • Local food (Day one -lunch and dinner; Day 2- breakfast)
    • Motor taxi for round trip from Veun Sai town to camp
    • English-speaking guide
    • Transportation (from Banlung to Veun Sai town)
    • Ferry


    Services excluded:

    • Hotel in Banlung
    • Transportation (from Phnom Penh or Siem Reap to Banlung)


    Suggested items to bring: 

    • Long pants
    • Insect repellent
    • Trekking boots (suitable for forest terrain)
    • Flip-flops
    • Towel
    • Toilet paper
    • Dark clothes including pants for gibbons viewing
    • Torch
    • Malaria tablets.

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