VISIT A LOCAL HOMESTAY
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 Community Protected Area (CPA) of Mondul Yorn was set up in 2004 with the support of SCW. To help local communities to diversify income and prevent further logging of timber in 2013 a community based ecototourism element was introduced. The site is based in a remote O’Tabok river on the outskirts of Virachey National Park. It is an ideal site for those seeking to explore remote and unspoiled part of Cambodia
Located in the mountains of Bokor National Park, Prek Thnout offers a great scenery to its visitors. Tourists can follow the boardwalk of the mangrove forests to one of the waterfalls or do a guided walk to learn about the environment, traditional ceremonies and food cooked by local people. Fireflies often appear during the night which makes the atmosphere even more special. There is also the opportunity to learn more about non-timber-forest-products like rattan or bamboo which are grown in Kampot Province.
The Cardomom Mountains are a biodiversity hot spot for international tourists. This mountain is one of the last remaining wildlife corridors in the region and home to leopards, tigers, elephant, sun bears, gibbons, and Siamese crocodiles. The project was established to protect the forest from illegal logging, hunting and clearing for farms which threatens of the ecosystem. It was founded in October 2008 in order to provide sustainable alternative livelihoods to local people while reducing threats to local natural resources.
Koh Preah is a village situated on a small island in the middle of the Mekong River and is 35km from Stung Treng Town. Koh Preah is an untouched tourist destination. It is rich in natural resources and is an enriching experience to understand Khmer culture and the Cambodia rural way of life; providing insights into local beliefs and cooking skills of the local people.
The trip to Koh Preah by bicycle is an unforgettable travel experience. You will cycle along the local gravel roads following the Mekong River, passing many local families and their rice fields. The stretch of the Mekong to the South of Koh Preah is one of the most beautiful parts of the Mekong River, especially when travelling downstream through the twisting, intertwining channels, painted with small uninhabited islands, undulating sandbanks, rapids and flooded forests.
Baray is a unique community-based tourism site that captures the essence of traditional rural life in the heart of Cambodia.
Located in Baray District, Kompong Thom Province, this Khmer Homestay is ideally situated along National Road No.6, about 120km between the capital of Phnom Penh and the popular tourist destination of Siem Reap, home of the world-famous Angkor Temples.
Khmer Homestay Baray was set up to promote local crafts industries as a means of alleviating rural poverty. Whether you are a day tripper or someone interested in staying in one of our bamboo huts for a night or two, a visit to Khmer Homestay is a chance to experience "real" Cambodia.
We may be biased, but we reckon that whatever your age, whatever your life experience and whatever the purpose, duration or type of vacation you imagined, sustainable tourism in the Kingdom of Wonder might just change the way you travel forever. With a range of homestays and carefully selected ecotourism sites in beautiful locations throughout Cambodia, there is something for every style and taste.