Take a Koh Kong tour of Cambodia’s Wild West
Venture to Cambodia’s Wild West frontier, where your tour of Koh Kong province embraces one of the most unexplored regions of Southeast Asia, from its long coastline to the forested interior of the Cardamom Mountains.
Your bespoke Koh Kong tour can include trekking through the untouched rainforest of the Cardamoms to reach your deluxe, floating ecolodge on the Tatai River. From here you can jump in a kayak and drift down river, visit the Tatai waterfalls or stroll through the surrounding forest to the accompaniment of exotic birdsong and haunting gibbon calls. All around you will be opportunities to spot endangered wildlife and your route will be crisscrossed by the last remaining elephant corridors in Asia. For a quirky memento of your stay we advise you take a snap or two of the ‘Elephant Crossing’ signs on Highway 48.
Until a few years ago the Cardamom mountains were off limits to visitors as the area was the last stronghold of the Khmer Rouge fighters. Our expert guides will lead you through this relatively undiscovered area, taking you down secret paths that lead to ancient Khmer burial grounds, for it’s not just recent Cambodian history that can be explored here. The ancient ceramic burial jars that the Khmer placed the remains of their dead in are stored in several sacred spots hidden in these mountains.
For a change of pace head to the relatively empty beaches and tropical islands of Koh Kong’s long coast. This area is perfect place to unwind and enjoy the tranquil beauty of the Gulf of Thailand. After your trekking, you’ll deserve it.