Yeak Laom Homestay – 1 day / 1 night Package

From: $17.00

Live like a local and experience ethnic minority village life through an overnight homestay and half day cultural experience in a Tampuan community. Stay overnight in a Tampuan village, eat farm-fresh traditional Tampuan food and learn from local people through hands-on cultural activities before soaking up the natural beauty of Yeak Laom Lake.

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Description

HOMESTAY FACILITIES

1-3 private bedrooms in a Tampuan house, elevated on stilts and accessible via stairs. Bedrooms are equipped with bed, bedding, pillow, mosquito net and light. All houses have a local style bathroom external to the house that is clean and lockable. Amenities include a squat toilet and bucket shower. House includes safe charging facilities and free clean drinking water.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
  • A private room in a family home in a local village with mosquito net, drinking water and electricity
  • Three meals
  • Rice wine tasting
  • Two cultural activities
  • Return transport from Yeak Laom lake to your homestay

 

NOT INCLUDED
  • Return transport from Banlung town to Yeak Laom lake
  • Extra food/beverages – cold drinks or beer 

 

Itinerary

DAY 1 – Starts at 5pm
  • Meet at Yeak Laom Lake ticket office by 5pm and go via motorbike to the village
  • Settle into local village life
  • Traditional Tampuan dinner with your host
  • Traditional rice wine ceremony and tasting
  • Sleep overnight in your private room equipped with bed and bedding, mosquito net and electricity.
DAY 2 – Finishes 1pm
  • Enjoy either a local style or western style breakfast prepared for you (includes tea or coffee)
  • Try on and dress in traditional Tampuan costume used for traditional ceremonies and weddings.
  • Learn more about Tampuan cultural arts, crafts and customs through two hands-on cultural activities
  • Enjoy lunch with a local Tampuan family
  • Return to Yeak Laom Lake by motorbike (around 1pm)
  •  Optional: spend the afternoon swimming, relaxing, or walking the perimeter of the lake as you wish.
  • Self-arranged transport back to Banlung town (see Tab Getting there for more detailed information)

Getting there

ARRIVING

Although we have your transport covered to your village homestay, you will need to arrange your transport to Yeak Laom lake ticket office, located approximately 5kms or 10-15min minutes from Banlung town (Ratanakiri). Please arrive between 4pm and 5pm and await the arrival of your homestay host.

GPS location: 13.735336, 107.018519

Our suggested transport options:

  1. A moto dop or tuk-tuk can be arranged easily from the front of Virak Buntham bus station or Banlung market. A one-way journey will cost 5000 Riels (USD $1.25) by moto dop or USD $5-$7 by tuk-tuk.
  2. Alternatively, a motorbike hire service for $5 a day is offered by local tour operators and guest houses in Banlung (a bicycle will cost approximately $3 a day)

LEAVING

At 12noon you will be driven by motorbike back to Yeak Laom lake. You can choose to swim, relax, or walk the perimeter of the lake as you wish. However, you will need to organise your own transport back to Banlung. Yeak Laom management staff would be happy to assist in arranging a tuk-tuk or moto dop as required.

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