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 3 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 3 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)

 

 

1 Day Elephant Adventure Tour

 

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

Sen Monorom – Mondulkiri Project’s Elephant Sanctuary  – Sen Monorom

hike level: easy (more difficult in wet season)

group size: 1 to 18 guests

cost: $50 per person

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • visiting the Mondulkiri Project’s elephant sanctuary
  • feeding and following 3 elephants through the jungle (no elephant riding)
  • swimming with and washing elephants at the waterfall
  • learn lots about elephants and hill tribe traditions
  • lunch, relaxing and wildlife watching at our Jungle Lodge

Click here for the detailed itinerary

 

Only $50 per person*

*(Includes lunch, water, guide fees and transport.  Sometimes the itinerary changes due to the weather or other circumstances)

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2 Day Elephant and Jungle Trek Tour

 

Our one day Elephant Adventure tour followed by sleeping overnight in hammocks at our Jungle Lodge and then a full day Jungle Trek with a Bunong hill tribe Guide

Sen Monorom – Mondulkiri Project’s Elephant Sanctuary – Overnight at Mondulkiri Project Jungle Lodge – Leng Kun Waterfall – Leng Ong Waterfall – Leng Ret Cave & Waterfall – Putang Village – Sen Monorom

*** Our two day tour is sometimes done in reverse, with the jungle trek on day 1 and visiting our elephant sanctuary on day 2 ***

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

group size: 1 to 18 guests

cost: $80 per person

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • walking with, feeding, swimming with and washing the 3 elephants at our elephant sanctuary
  • eating traditional hill tribe cooking and trying rice wine at the Jungle Lodge campfire
  • sleeping in hammocks at the Mondulkiri Project’s Jungle Lodge
  • full day Jungle trekking with a Bunong Guide and the chance to see wild deer and monkeys
  • swimming at waterfalls and seeing bats at Leng Ret cave
  • visiting Bunong farms within the jungle and seeing wild rice, fruit, vegetable and herbs

Click here for the detailed itinerary

 

Only $80 per person*

*(Includes meals, water, guide fees and transport.  Sometimes the itinerary changes due to the weather or other circumstances)

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What you need to bring with you for our tours

Light, long sleeved clothing to wear during the day.  Warm clothing for the night.  Sturdy footwear.  Swimming clothes, towel, a hat and sun protection. Insect repellent.  Baby wipes. Rain coat or poncho. Torch.  Camera.

Meals and water are provided.  You might want to bring additional snack foods.

 

Mondulkiri

Mondulkiri

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Mondulkiri Project

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