Escape the urban rush and experience the unique culture of the Tampuan tribal villages. By immersing yourself in local culture you will gain a deeper understanding of rural life in Cambodia. Learn about the spiritual significance that the Yeak Laom region holds for the Tampuan, try your hand at traditional crafts, and sample the local cuisine over dinner with your hosts. The Yeak Laom is perfect place to reconnect with nature. You can explore the local landscapes and protected wildlife areas, or swim in the crater lake, before discovering waterfalls hidden amongst the jungle.
The Cardamom Mountains are a biodiversity hot spot for international tourists. Based on the banks of Trapeang Rung river, one of the last remaining wildlife corridors in the region. Trapeang Roung Community ecotourism site allows for easy access to the unspoiled biodiversity of the region with opportunities for you trekking, boat trips to explore the otherwise inaccessible part of the Cardamons, as well as offering many amazing places for a lazy day relaxing in the hammock at the river bank. During the heat of the day, you can just jump in for a refreshing swim.
Hills of deep green forest and trails along a beautiful waterfall welcome tourists in Chrork La-Eang Village in Aural Wildlife Sanctuary, in the Western province of Pursat. The eco-tourism site is part of the world famous Cardamom Mountains, home to vast tropical forests and exotic animal and plant species. The forest of Chrork La-Eang is protected by the local community, who patrol it regularly to hinder illegal loggers from destroying their beautiful trees.
The Chi-Phat commune (Khmer: ជីផាត,pronunciation: cheephat) is located deep within the Cardamom Mountains in the South-West of Cambodia. The commune consists four villages:Chi-Phat, Komlot, Chom-Sla and T'k La'o. Most of the local residents make their living mainly out of agriculture, fishing and tourism. Ecotourism efforts in recent years have made Chipat a popular destination for foreign visitors and local Cambodians alike. After 10 years of running the ecotourism project, the village is becoming more sustainable and is well known globally.
Peam Krasaop Wildlife Sanctuary is protected by the Cambodian government. It boasts a unique mangrove ecosystem consisting of 23,750 hectares and has around 10,000 people living within its borders. The area is influenced by inter-tidal levels and water from highland areas. Although Peam Krasaop Wildlife Sanctuary is protected under the Ramsar Convention there are concerns about the destruction of mangrove forests and the clearing of coastal swamp forest due to excessive shrimp farming. These activities are having a severe negative effect on wildlife habitat.