2-Day Elephant & Jungle Trek Tour
On Day One you will meet our elephants in our protected forest. Feeding and washing these beautiful creatures is an unforgettable experience.
Day One finishes with dinner and social time at the Jungle Lodge. Your guide will cook a traditional meal, you can enjoy some rice wine and you will sleep in comfortable hammocks, complete with mosquito nets and blankets.
Day two is pancakes for breakfast followed by a guided trek to visit 3 waterfalls and a cave. You will also see small hill tribe farms that have been cut into the jungle where they practice subsistence farming. Sadly you will also see recent logging and burnt forests close to our sanctuary. The tour ends at the hill tribe village of Putang, the home to our guides.
Pay on Arrival
Day 1 - Itinerary
|Day 1 Itinerary|
|8:20 - 8:30am||Pick up from main street of Sen Monorom.|
|8:45 - 9:00am||Drive to the starting point of the tour which offers views over the large area of forest which has been protected from logging by the Mondulkiri Project.|
|9:00 - 12:00pm||First, we walk from the hilltop into the jungle to the Mondulkiri Project's Jungle Lodge. Here, you will listen to your guide talk about the Mondulkiri Project. Next, it is time to meet the elephants and their Mahouts.|
|12:00 - 2:00pm||Walk back to the jungle lodge and stop of lunch. Enjoy the views of the jungle.|
|2:00 - 4:30pm||Return to the bottom of the valley and walk to the waterfall for a swim. Help wash our elephants.|
|4:30 - 5:00pm||Say "Goodbye" to the elephants and head back to the Jungle Lodge.|
|5:00pm Onwards||After returning to the Jungle Lodge it is time to watch the sunset and relax by the fire. You will meet your Bunong guide who will prepare traditional Bunong soup cooked inside bamboo. After dinner it is time for trying rice wine and playing cards. Sleep time in hammocks.|
Day 2 - Itinerary
|Day 2 Itinerary|
|7:00 - 8:00am||Wake up. Enjoy breakfast at the Jungle Lodge with its lovely views over the Otey River.|
|8:00 - 12:00pm||Walk along the new log bridge across the Otey River. Trek through some beautiful jungle with many different types of trees, flowers, vines and bamboo. Visit the 50m high Leng Khin Waterfall.|
|12:00 - 1:00pm||Lunch at the campsite alongside the beautiful Leng Ong waterfall. Stop for a swim!|
|1:00 - 4:30pm||Trek to the Bunong Farm to see cassava, chili peppers, lemon grass, wild rice, pineapples and cashew nut trees. Continue on to the Leng Ret cat and waterfall. Here, you'll see bats sleeping in the cave.
Continue walking through the jungle, pass through a river and climb out of the jungle arriving at Putang Village. A car will collect us from the village and take us back to the Sen Monorom.
All these times are an approximation.
* Our two-day tour is sometimes done in reverse, with the jungle trek on day 1 and the Elephant Adventure Tour on day 2.