Let’s run away to Koh Samseb!

Scattered in the mighty Mekong river, Koh Samseb Community Based ecotourism is located in Koh Khnae and Puntachea Village, O Krieng Commune, Sambo District, Kratie province. read more

My time at Run Ta Ek Eco Village, Siem Reap

Run Ta Ek Eco Village Homestay is a really interesting place to get an understanding of what village life is like. Run Ta Ek was built in the 2000’s as a home for families moving out of the UNESCO land around the Angkor temples. read more

Overnight homestay at Tbeng Kulen in rural Siem Reap

Banteay Srei district, Siem Reap is more than just temples. There are many local experiences to be had beyond Angkor. Off in a tuk-tuk from the Banteay Srei Butterfly Centre we headed for the Tbeng Kulen Homestay. An overnight with a local community awaited us. read more

O’Russey Kandal, an idyllic swimming spot

As we arrived, we drove through a small village, past a couple of sleepy restaurants and towards a beautiful swimming spot. At the entrance to the site, you pay the guard $1 per person. This money goes towards general clean up of the area, and towards a small community fund. read more

A peaceful day at Chrok La Eang Waterfall Community

On one of our stop over nights at Koh Kong, we decided to visit the Peam Krasaop Wildlife Sanctuary close to the main Koh Kong town. Only 8 km out of the town, it provides easy access to a beautiful mangrove forest. We left for the Peam Krasaop Wildlife Sanctuary early in the morning at 8am; as we hoped be able to reach... read more

An adventure by motorbike at Phnom Kulen, Siem Reap

Koh Han is a really extraordinary place –it has everything I could have wished for, tranquillity, a friendly community, beautiful river scenery, and a very warm welcome. I loved watching people going about their daily lives on the river, transporting goods to market... read more

Birding adventure at Prek Toal floating village

Prek Toal is a large floating village on the Tonle Sap lake. It is a big village and it was an adventure to get there! In dry season, Prek Toal is hard to get to because the water levels are low. My friend and I experienced this first hand as we visited at the driest time of the year, just before rainy season started. We took a tuk tuk ride... read more

A colourful visit to Banteay Srei Butterfly Centre (BBC)

A COLOURFUL VISIT TO BANTEAY SREI BUTTERFLY CENTRE (BBC) By Julien On a day out in Banteay Srei district, I discovered that Siem Reap has many exciting activities that do not involve temple-hopping. Feeling a little templed-out I opted for something a little different...

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My experience of rural Cambodia at Khnar Po

When our tuk tuk pulled up to the village of Chio in the Khnar Po community, one of our guides was waiting to welcome us. Although he didn’t speak any English, he greeted my friend and I with a huge smile, and beckoned us to follow him. We walked through the village, past the school and a few stilted houses... read more

Discovering mangroves at Peam Krasaop Wildlife Sanctuary

On one of our stop over nights at Koh Kong, we decided to visit the Peam Krasaop Wildlife Sanctuary close to the main Koh Kong town. Only 8 km out of the town, it provides easy access to a beautiful mangrove forest. We left for the Peam Krasaop Wildlife Sanctuary early in the morning at 8am; as we hoped be able to reach... read more

Riverside adventures in Koh Han

Koh Han is a really extraordinary place –it has everything I could have wished for, tranquillity, a friendly community, beautiful river scenery, and a very warm welcome. I loved watching people going about their daily lives on the river, transporting goods to market... read more

Off into the wilderness at Stung Areng

The thought of natural forest, wildlife, fresh air and adventures in a new place in Cambodia and I was enticed by Stung Areng. A nature escape was what I was looking for as a hopped on a bus from Koh Kong town - and unbeknownst to me an adventure awaited. read more

The unspoiled beauty of Ou Choam Ecotourism Community

Ou Choam Ecotourism Community is in the southern part of Battambang Province. It is a remote, and immensely beautiful part of Cambodia, that does not get often featured in glossy magazines. However, the trip is definitely worth the distance you have to travel to reach it... read more

Overnight stop at Trapeang Roug Community Homestay

Given our limited time, we chose to visit a site that was easily accessible by public transport. Trapeang Roug Community Homestay perfectly fitted the bill: close to the main road from Koh Kong to National road 4 and a halfway between the two places. If you are reading this and wondering... read more

Discovering Banteay Chhmar magic

If you are interested in the Angkorian Cambodian history, Banteay Chhmar temples are a must-see for you! You will not see large tour groups here, crowded sidewalks or tourists spoiling your amazing shots. Banteay Chhmar temples are a unique historic site, that offers tranquilly... read more

Adventuring at Chi Phat Community

The journey to get to Chi Phat Community was adventurous to say the least. A comfortable bus from Phnom Penh dropped me at the main highway. From here, a lovely Khmer lady eagerly arranged for a motorbike driver to pick me up. From the… read more

The beauty of Kirirom Mountain – Chambok

During my 1 month holiday in Cambodia, I wanted to visit one of the community-based tourism projects – somebody in the guesthouse we were staying in recommended the Chambok ecotourism site. So, without much planning or preparation, we decided to just go and see... read more

My visit to OBT Homestay

As always, there was much excitement as we travelled towards Krong Kampong Cham. This time I was travelling with my friend Emily. After arriving at the city, it took us another 20 to 30 minutes by tuk-tuk to get to Chiro village where is OBT Homestay is based. Once we reached the project... read more

Koh Preah Homestay on the Mekong

The Mekong river region of Stung Treng province in the North of Cambodia is truly something special. Wide open waterways with unique islands, amazing sunsets, Irrawaddy Dolphins and incredibly hospitable locals. Koh Preah is nestled close to the border of Kratie and Stung Treng... read more

Remote island immersion on the Mekong

It was late afternoon when I reached Sambour, a small town one hour from Kratie town. I had booked for two days on the island of Roungneav at the Koh Pdao Island Homestay. I was looking for a chance to get up close to the rare fresh water dolphins that Kratie province is so... read more

Exploring Katieng Waterfall Ratanakiri

Ratanakiri province, tucked far in the north east of Cambodia, is known for its waterfalls and swimming spots. Katieng Waterfall is a peaceful swimming spots easily explored from the provincial capital Banlung. The north east, like much of Cambodia, has two seasons. Wet and dry... read more

Chasing Waterfalls at Kachang Ratanakiri

After 25 minutes driving by moto we arrived at Kachang Waterfall. Trees speckle either side of the entrance. We purchased a ticket from the ticket office ($1 per foreigner) before driving further down the dusty road. There were a handful of motorbikes parked there already... read more

My trip to Anlung Pring Sarus Crane Project

I always wondered what a real bird watching and wildlife tour would be like, so I decided to visit - Anlung Pring Sarus Crane Conservation and Development Community Project. This project not only offers an interesting tourism experience, but also supports the conversation of the Sarus Crane... read more

My trip to Jahoo Gibbon Camp

We set off at just after 5am, our guide and two other rangers. The other rangers collecting data, and making notes for reporting back to the head office. We took the same route I'd taken the previous afternoon, but at the crossroads in the path we stopped and just listened and waited... read more

Spending a night at Tampuan Homestay

I arrived late afternoon at my destination at Banlung. The capital town of Rakanakiri province located in the northern part of Cambodia. At Yeak Laom Lake I met my Tampuan host Sam who welcomed me with a big smile. He invited me to ride on his motorbike... read more

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