ADVENTURE

AS WILD AND AS SPECIAL AS YOU DREAM IT TO BE

In Chi Phat there is an adventure for everyone

Light, medium or hard level adventures. From half day to multiple days in the forest. Taking it easy at the village or going for a wild experience... Chi Phat has much to offer to the adventurous traveler as well as to those who enjoy more gentle excursions.

Activities

 

You can trek or mountain bike to explore the village or the deep forest. Early starters can bird-watch from a traditional rowing boat on the misty river. Search for wildlife signs at dawn, noon and dusk at seasonal waterholes. Halloween fans can venture into bat caves and ancient burial sites. Or patrol with our forest rangers, going far off the beaten track as only our most intrepid trekkers do.

More of a relax traveller? You can stay close to the village swimming at waterfalls, fish for lobsters at night, and learn to cook traditional Khmer food. And for all to enjoy, make a life-long souvenir gift of your visit by planting a tree at the Million Tree Nursery.

Cycling

Adventure maps

Check out these maps to get a better idea on what the village and forest can offer you. Our village map shows close-to-home tours, and the trail map shows routes to the forest.
 

 

Guides

As every other service from our community, the guides rotate turns to take visitors for adventures. Some guides speak basic English, some very little. Some guides from the village have turned from pachers into guides, so they know the forest better than anybody. Guides taking you to the forest will carry everything needed for cooking meals, usually there's a cook coming along aswell to the forest trips.

The village

Equipment

We provide medium size rucksacks for trekking and mountain biking, which can carry all you need. You will also have a hammock with mosquito net and blanket if you spend a night in the forest. You do not need to bring a tent or sleeping bag.

We provide all food while on the trail, and jungle cooks to prepare meals, so you will not need cooking equipment. The jungle cooks also boil water for drinking while on the trail, so a personal water filter or purifying tables are optional. For kayaking and boats we provide life vests.

If you take a bird watching tour, we lend you binoculars (no charge), but you may prefer your own. Other tours do not provide binoculars.

The village

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The village

List of all activities available in Chi Phat

Code Duration Title and description Price
(USD)
Small group
supplement (USD)
No trekking Trekking Mountain biking Single Two
(each)
   

Easy evening or in-village activities

         
01 1 hour About Chi Phat and pre-trek orientation
Come to the bar at 7 p.m. for an informal orientation.
Free - - - -
02 ½ - 1 d Village tour
Learn about Cambodian country life.
- Free $0 - $10 - -
04 ½ - 1 d Kayaking
Gentle kayaking on the Piphot River.
$7 - $12 - - - -
05 ½ d Khmer cooking class
Use fresh local ingredients to cook your own Khmer food in traditional clay pots on an eco-charcoal stove.
$10 - - - -
06 3 hrs Night lobster fishing
Catch fresh-water lobsters in the light of your headlamp.
boat - - $18 $10
07 3 hrs Sunset, starlight and fireflies cruise
Learn the names of the stars, and the natural life of fireflies.
boat - - $24 $12
08 3 hrs Sunset dinner on a raft cruise
Cruise down the river in a motor-sampan, as the sun sets and egrets fly along the river to roost.
  - - $21.50 $13.50
 
   

One-day activities

No trekking Trekking Mountain biking Single suppl. grp of two suppl (ea)
09 8-9 hrs Silver meadow and daytime waterhole
An easy day trip to trek or ride through the forest.
- $28 $33 - -
11 8 hrs Bat cave with waterfalls
An easy day trip to trek or ride through the forest.
- $28 $33 - -
13 7-8 hrs Mountain community
A fairly easy trek or ride.
- $28 $33 - -
15 ½ day Million Tree Nursery, this activity is currently not available
Learn how Wildlife Alliance is regenerating areas of the Cardamom Mountain Forest that have been disturbed.
- - - - -
17 8 hrs Mountain community and daytime waterhole
A medium-hard one-day bike ride, with good variety of sites.
- N/A $33 - -
18 8 hrs Trick or Treat: bat cave and burial jars (1 day, hard)
A demanding one-day bike ride.
- N/A $33 - -
19 6-7 hrs Sunrise bird watching by boat
A relaxing early-morning half-day river bird watching tour.
$50 - - - -
 
   

One night in the forest

Trekking Mountain biking Single suppl. grp of two suppl (ea)
20 1½-2 d Mountain community and daytime waterhole
Also visit burial jars and waterfalls. Short second day.
$90 $100 - -
24 1½-2 d Mountain community and nighttime waterhole
Also visit burial jars and waterfalls. Short first day.
$90 $100 - -
26 2 d Trick or Treat: bat cave and burial jars
A demanding trek withone night in the forest.
$90 $100 - -
27 1½ d Sunrise bird watching and nighttime waterhole combine with boat trip
An early-morning river bird watching tour, with a trek to a water hole and a night in the forest.
$130 N/A - $80
 
   

Two or more nights in the forest

Trekking Mountain biking Single suppl. grp of two suppl (ea)
28 2½ d Trick or Treat: bat cave and burial jars, and mountain community
Also waterfalls and two nights in the forest.
N/A $170 - $120
29 2½ d Sunrise bird watching, nighttime waterhole and mountain community
The tour that has everything.
$170 N/A - $100
30 2½ d Sunrise bird watching, nighttime waterhole and mountain community
This tour is the same as tour 29, but reverse direction, avoiding an early start on the first day.
$170 N/A - $100
31 3+ d Patrol with the Forest Rangers, this activity is currently not available
(We Sorry !This activities is temporary not available for booking.)
- - - -
32 4 d Walk on the Wild Side
Travel deep into the forest, where the largest trees remain.
$170 N/A - $120
33 3½ d Ten Rivers
And you have to cross many of the rivers.
$170 N/A - $120
34 5½ d Deep in the forest
Seventy km of deep forest trails.
$260 N/A - $190
35 6½ d Sunrise bird watching, night time waterhole and ten rivers
Seventy km of deep forest trails.
$340 N/A - $220