Ta Kiew Mountain - A Preview to the Cardamoms



The Ta Kiev Mountain Trek is offered during the dry season on a basis of a minimum of two guests

You should bring: hiking boots, sun block, swimming costume, a hat or a cap
How long: 5 hours including boat ride and kayaking; 3 hours of trekking
Includes: a local guide, water, picnic lunch
Limitations: the tour can be taken only in the dry season, from November to April; pre-booking is necessary at least 2 days in advance


Get ready for your first taste of the Cardamom Rainforest.

ta-kiewAt 10am, after a hearty breakfast, you’ll get on a small local boat with your guide to reach the entry point of the trek, at the base of Ta Kiev Mountain.

You’ll start a 3-hour trek from a rice fields… Your guide will show you the very few settlers in this area, and their very special unexplored surroundings…

Have your lunch at the small waterfall, and then head back to where you started the trek. You will then take the kayak and paddle your way back to 4 Rivers for an hour.


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.