Cardamoms in Depth - Trekking for Connoisseurs



The Cardamom Tour is offered in the Trapeng Rung region during the dry season on a basis of a minimum of two guests by motorbike

You should bring: hiking boots, sun block, swimming costume, a hat or a cap
How long: 9-10 hours or as long as you are enjoying yourselves; 8 hours of trekking
Includes: a ride on a motorbike with a local guide/driver, coffee, water, picnic lunch
Limitations: the tour can be taken only in the dry season, from November to April; prebooking is necessary at least 7 days in advance

 Prepare your hiking boots, take some sun block, you’re on for a jungle discovery.

cardamoms1After an early breakfast, our boat will take you around 8am to Tatai to meet your guide. From his childhood, he was one of the bests on doing what everybody could do at that time to survive… logging and poaching. Reconverted recently into tour guide, rare will be your question he can’t answer about the Cardamoms’ jungle.

A short briefing and you’ll depart for a soft but challenging discovery riding the bike behind your experienced driver. You’ll arrive at the entry point to the rainforest at 9am. Here is where your trek begins… Be assured, at the smallest sign of wildlife trace or presence you’ll be notified.

Your guide will be showing you the beauty of the Cardamom Rainforest, and you’ll enjoy the sound, the scent and the sight of this beautiful greenery…

Around 11.30am, you’ll reach the Bat Cave, which also houses wild boars at night.

cardamoms2At 1.00pm you’ll reach the first waterfalls where you’ll have your picnic lunch. You can enjoy swimming at these waterfalls for an hour, then at 2pm, time to leave to see more of the Cardamoms…

4.00pm, you’ll get to the 2nd waterfalls where you can enjoy yourselves for half an hour, before exiting the jungle…

Around 6.00pm your motorbike driver will pick you up from the exit point, on Road #48. Then at 6.30pm, your boat will wait for you at the embarkation point to take you to 4 Ruivers so you can regain the comfort of your tent and have a hot shower before dinner.



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.