DAY 01: ARRIVAL
Arrive in Phnom Penh, meet and transfer to the hotel. The
rest of the day is free at leisure. Evening, briefing the
Overnight in Phnom Penh
DAY 02: PHNOMPENH - FLIGHT TO BANLUNG (B)
Morning transfer to the airport at 10 am for flight to
Banlung. On arrival in Banlung, transfer to a traditional
Banlung guesthouse for check in. In the afternoon, explore
the town of Banlung including the market, and the Yakloum
Overnight in Banlung.
DAY 03: BANLUN - TREK TO KALAI 20 km (B, L, D)
Today, the trekking is approximately 20 km. We start the
trekking by departing from Banlung to Ven Sai and Virachey
also known as Phum Chen where we will meet different
villages of tribal minorities. They live in small villages
along the road that is running across the jungles, on the
mountains, down the valleys. We may take a break for lunch
at one of the villages (name is not exactly known). After a
break we go onward, soon we will arrive at a village called
Kalai at approximately 20 km from Banlung. Dinner in the
Overnight camping at Kalai village.
DAY 04: KALAI - VENSAI , trek 20 km (B, L, D)
Today, we continue trekking from Kalai for about 20 km to
Ven Sai. On the way, we will pass by a number of villages
along the way; opportunities to interact with local people
en route. As these villages are not too far from the modern
town they therefore are more or less adopted to the way of
living as the city dwellers. However, their houses could be
signified as tribal style. Picnic lunch is served in a local
village. After a long trekking day we could have now arrived
at Ven Sai and Virachey that is just across the river from
one another. Dinner in the village.
Overnight in camp at Ven Sai.
DAY 05: VENSAI -BOR KEO, trek 20 km (B, L, D)
This morning we start exploring Ven Sai, one of the biggest
minority villages. Then we cross the river to Virachey also
called Phum Chen. Phum Chen is about the same size and
population as Ven Sai. In these areas we will see different
peoples of tribal minorities who live in isolated areas
carrying on their traditions for hundreds of years. We must
take the ferry from Phum Chen to the next village called
Andung Meas where gold mines are. The name Andung Meas means
"the wells of gold". Lunch at Andung Meas. After lunch, we
start trekking to Bor Keo, the gem mine village in
Rattanakiri. Dinner in the village.
Overnight in Bor Keo.
DAY 06: BORKEO - CHRUNG,trek 25 km (B, L, D)
Today, we start our way back to Banlung from Bor Keo, 50 km.
As we trek for about 25 km with a lunch break en route, we
end the day at a village called Chrung. Dinner at Chrung
Overnight camping in Chrung.
DAY07: CHRUNG - BANLUNG, trek 25 km (B, L, D)
This is the last day of our trekking. After breakfast we
trek on to Banlung for 25 km from Chrung village. Arrive in
Banlung in the early evening. Tonight, we celebrate the
success of our trekking journey by buffet dinner at the
Overnight in Banlung. (B, L, D)
DAY 08: BANLUNG - FLIGHT BACK TO PHNOMPENH(B)
Free at leisure until transfer to the airport at 12 hrs for
the flight back to Phnom Penh. On arrival, meet and transfer
Overnight in Phnom Penh.
DAY 09: DEPARTURE (B)
Transfer to the airport for departure flight
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