Greet the Neighbors - A Walk into the Khmers’ Life



The walk around the Koh Andet Island is offered on the basis of two guests or more (subject to guide availability).

You should bring: your camera
How long: 1-2 hours or as long as you are enjoying yourselves
Includes: your guide
Limitations: the tour can be performed all-year-around except in very heavy rain

Excursions around 4 Rivers Floating Lodge


Formerly a refuge from the Khmer Rouge, Koh Andet (Floating Island) is across the river and in front of your tent. Today it is a peaceful home to a dozen farming families.

While you might be tempted to be cocooned in the comfort of your tent, we strongly encourage you to share the lives of our neighbours. This informal but deep experience will surely make your stay memorable.

Meeting people from different cultures is one of the best reasons to step outside your tent – the stuff of lifelong memories.
Cambodia is an enticing country, and the Khmers are graceful and charming, always ready to greet you with a big smile. Take the opportunity to crack open your phrasebook, and practice the local language

Taking a good portrait shot can be a photographer’s biggest challenge. But it’s not just about camera settings, it’s about making friends too, yet more rewarding. Encounters with people can give you some of the best memories.

Just take your camera, the most important thing is to like people, respect them and be genuinely interested in them.

Some degree of fitness is necessary for enjoying this trip to the full.

Away from the tranquility of 4 Rivers Floating Lodge, the thunder of the majestic Tatai Falls reveals the river’s true power as it drops 6 meters to the rocks below.

Your day, depending on the tide, starts at around 10am for the 45-minute boat ride past Tatai village to the falls.

Turning on to a tributary you head into the heart of the Cardamom jungle to the far-off sounds of exotic birds and its secretive wildlife.

Within minutes you are at journey’s end, gazing down into the turbulent waters of the falls.

Soon it’s time for lunch, maybe a few moments hydro-massage and a refreshing drink as you find some shade for a picnic and open your senses to the sights and sounds of the jungle. We will also arrange to transport some kayaks for your added fun and adventure.

After leaving the falls, we stop at the mouth of a small river where you can paddle your kayak to a traditional Cambodian farm; you will see rice fields and some fruit trees depending of the season.