AFTER A BIG ADVENTURE A GOOD CHILL OUT
Good quality (skypable) free Wi-Fi is available in the visitor center. Chi Phat village has good connections to all national cellphone companies, but the service does not extend out into the forest. Our guides carry radios for emergencies, but in some places the signal is poor due to the terrain.
Electricity is 220 volts. Village electricity is available from about 5 a.m. to 9 a.m., and again from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. The visitor center has 24-hour solar electricity, and charging points. Most power points are 2-pin Asian style, but the visitor center has power points that accept a range of plugs. There is no local water supply. Guesthouses have water pumped from their own well. You can buy bottled drinking water throughout the village, or refill your bottles in the visitor center. Most homestays provide free water from household filters. There are numerous local shops that sell cookies and snacks, but no dairy products. Basic toiletry supplies are available.
Our visitor center, in the center of the village, is built with traditional materials in modern style. English-speaking staff are ready to answer your needs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. We also have our main community restaurant here, and a bar open until late.
If you sleep in the forest while trekking, you can leave your luggage secured ($1 per item, any size). You can also keep your luggage in your guesthouse or homestay by booking the accommodation for the nights you will not be there.
Our main community restaurant, in the visitor center, provides a buffet-style service for breakfast, lunch and dinner. At least three different Khmer dishes are available for lunch, and three more at dinner. In two days, you can sample 12 different Khmer dishes. We can cater for vegetarians, vegans and some special dietary requirement.
The restaurant on Butterfly Island overlooks the river, and serves breakfast and dinner. Street vendors offer a variety of freshly prepared local snacks from barrows, and a number of simple eateries line the village main street.
We make packed breakfasts and lunches for day-trips, and on longer treks you will have a forest cook to prepare fresh meals at lunch stops and overnight camps. You can have dinner by starlight on a river raft. The well-stocked bar at the visitor center serves the last cocktails before Bangkok. There are few local bars, but some of the guesthouse owners make their own rice wine.
You can help reducing plastic waste by refilling your watter bottle in our local pub.