Elephant Tours


Waterfalls and a happy elephant

One and two day Elephant Adventure and Jungle trekking tours within the Mondulkiri Project give you the opportunity to experience a beautiful jungle a short drive away from Sen Monorom.  Wild rivers, waterfalls, swimming holes, elephants, wild animals and birds are all waiting for you.

On our tours you will get to feed 4 elephants and follow them as they walk through the forest eating bamboo.  A highlight of your tour will be swimming at a waterfall and helping to wash our elephants there.  We do not allow tourists or our mahouts to ride the elephants or sit on them when they are being washed.

The 4 elephants at our Sanctuary spend all their time in our protected forest.  They will never again have tourists riding on seats on their backs or be used for heavy farm work.  Some locals offer cheaper tours but only rent elephants on the days when there are customers.  Unfortunately these elephants are also still used for elephant rides.

Our elephant tours are lead by an english speaking guide with over ten years experience in guiding tours within the forests surrounding Sen Monorom.  He has extensive knowledge about the elephants you will see and the traditions and customs of the hill tribe people who live within the forests.  We only employ Bunong guides for our overnight jungle tours.   They are experts at living in the jungle.  

You will need to be in Sen Monorom the night before your visit date as we meet in town at 8.20am.  Our tours finish around 4.30pm.  At this time there is no more transport out of Sen Monorom (except for taxis) so you will have to arrange accommodation in the town for the night, and depart the following morning for your next destination.

The Mondulkiri Project currently offers two elephant tour options:

  • 1 Day Elephant Adventure Tour ($50 per person)
  • 2 Day Elephant Adventure & Jungle Trek Tour ($80 per person)

 

June to August is wet season = muddy and slippery tracks
June, July and August are wet season in Cambodia. Sometimes it will only rain in the afternoon. Sometimes it will rain all day. The walk down into the jungle to meet the elephants is muddy and slippery. If you do not have good balance or fall over easily it is not a good time of year to visit us.

 

 

1 Day Elephant Adventure Tour

 

A fun day in the jungle with 4 elephants at the Mondulkiri Project’s elephant sanctuary

(8.30am to 4.30pm, 7 days a week)

Cost = $50 per person

Tour Includes:

  • Pick up from Sen Monorom, with transport to and from the Mondulkiri Project’s elephant sanctuary.
  • Hand feeding and observing 4 elephants  as they walk through the jungle.
  • Waterfall swimming and washing of elephants.
  • Learning about elephants and local hill tribe traditions and culture
  • Delicious Khmer lunch, relaxing and wildlife watching at our Jungle Lodge
  • Unlimited bottled water

hike level: easy (more difficult in wet season)

group size: 1 to 18 guests

 

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2 Day Elephant and Jungle Trek Tour

 

Day 1 – Elephant tour as above with overnight stay in hammocks at our Jungle Lodge

Day 2 – Full day Jungle Trek with an experienced Bunong hill tribe Guide

(8.30am to 4.30pm, 7 days a week)

Cost = $80 per person

Tour Includes:

  • Pick up from Sen Monorom with transport to and from the Mondulkiri Project’s elephant sanctuary.
  • Day 1 Elephant Adventure Tour as above.
  • Traditional hill tribe meals and the opportunity to try rice wine around the Jungle Lodge campfire.
  • Authentic hammock accommodation at the Mondulkiri Project’s Jungle Lodge
  • Full day jungle trekking with a Bunong Guide, with the chance to see wild deer and monkeys
  • Waterfall swimming and and seeing bats at the Leng Ret cave
  • Visit to Bunong farms within the jungle and seeing wild rice, fruit, vegetable and herbs
  • Unlimited bottled water

hike level: medium – hard (day 2 walking approximately 18 kilometres with several steep hill climbs)

group size: 1 to 18 guests

PLEASE NOTE: Our two day tour is sometimes done in reverse, with the jungle trek on day 1 and the Elephant Adventure Tour on day 2.

 

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Click here for the detailed itinerary of our two day tour