TREKKING AND HOMESTAY, RAFTING IN NATIONAL PARK
Enjoy a day that takes us into the countryside and learn about local gem mining at Borkeo. Explore some of the indigenous lifestyle group, their production as well as their traditional cemetery. Fishing your day enjoying the refreshing waters of the beautiful crater lake of Yeak Loam, set amid a pocket of lush jungle. This day tour is recommended to all visitors who want to see the real Ratanakiri.
Each tour begins with Evening briefing. At 7pm we will meet at your hotel in Banlung for a trek 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: Approximately 4-6 hours trek (-/L/D)
You will be picked up from your hotel at 8.30am and travel north to Vean Sai district approximately 90 minutes drive. From Vean Sai we take a scenic boat ride for about 50 minutes on Ou’ lalay river to a remote village of Kavet ethnic minority. Upon arrival to the village, we meet our Kavet ranger and start our trekking tour. At the beginning of the hike, we pass by many interesting rice fields and farm houses.
Lunch break at a farm house. Prepare and get changed to avoid getting cut from the jungle and beaten by insects as we are heading deeper. Carry on the trek and hike passing through bamboo forest, rocky hills, streams, thick jungle stopping on a hilltop to enjoy beautiful scenery. After 4 or 5 hours we arrive to the waterfall. This three tier waterfall measures at least over forty meters and a beautiful clear river at its bottom is waiting for you rinse the sweat off your body and invigorate your muscles.
In the evening, your guide and ranger will set up a shelter, prepare the food, dinner at the camp-fire and overnight in hammock with mosquito net near the waterfall.
In the morning we will get up at 8.30am and having breakfast and preparing your own stuff and we spend around 3 or 4 hours and then we will stop to cut the bamboo to make the raft and then we will rafting on Ou’ La lay river down to the home stay in the middle of the jungle where you can swim and see the beautiful view surrounding and stay overnight there.
In the morning we will get up late around 9.00am or 10.00am depending on the customers, because it is the last of the trekking and having breakfast. After breakfasts we will walk up to the top of the mountain to see the beautiful landscapes of the Virachey National Park.
At 10.30am or 11.00am we will start rafting on the Ou’ LaLay river down to visit the ethnic minority village and see their activities how they make for living and lunch there with the Local family. Return to Ban Lung.
Important Note: This itinerary is written based on our tour research expeditions. It should be read in order to get a good general impression and NOT as a detailed hour by hour itinerary. However changes may occur without prior notice. This is due to various seasonal changes and the personality of the guide that will be escorting you on the trek.
Professional licensed guide, ranger expert tracker, transport by motor bike (2 persons), private 4WDR/minivan (3 persons and up), boat trip and transfers as mentioned, drinking water, all entrance fees as detailed in our itinerary, all meals during the trek, trek equipment.
Trip Does Not Include:
Your accommodation in town, additional food and drink, any personal expenses, personal travel insurance, tips for guides & driver, any other items not mentioned.
$52-$55 per Person
Minimum of 2 persons. Booking for a greater number of people (ie. 5 people) you will receive a discount rate if compare to booking for 2 people. Therefore, during the tour if there are more people than when you booked, you will still get a discount rate. Please refer to the Trip Notes for details of what is included in the cost.
*Families with children please ask for a special price.