Wetlands Wildlife and Natural Wonders

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From critically endangered wildlife in a unique conservation site to trekking to areas of extraordinary natural wonders, this short overnight safari camping tour is easily reached from Siem Reap. Learn about traditional medicine plants amidst a stunning array of butterflies, spot flocks of huge birds and antelope and camp by a waterfall in semi evergreen forest.

Our tours are tailor-made – the itineraries shown are suggestions based on our deep knowledge, or we can work with you to create your trip for your unique requirements, interests, and capabilities.

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When to go

January – May are the best times for large waterbirds and Eld’s deer at ATT, but with interesting visitors and stunning scenery all year round!


Habitats & Species

Find out more about key species, habitats and seasons on this tour. Angkor Wat Ang Trapaeng Thmor Varin

It could not be better. This was not only due to good luck, but also to an outstanding effort by Sophoan. She is one of the best guides, I ever travelled with. Not only in finding and identifying birds and mammals, but also a rare organizational talent and a kind and bright person. 
Hans Meltofte, DOF (Birdlife Denmark)

Itinerary

Leaving early from Siem Reap we travel 90 minutes northwest to Ang Trapaeng Thmor Sarus Crane Reserve, a vitally important global site for these elegant, 2m tall endangered waterbirds. We can see up to 350 cranes at a time, along with Black-necked Storks, Greater Spotted Eagles, numerous Owls and Woodpeckers. This is one of the best locations in the world to see the mighty Eld’s Deer as well as Jackals. Lunch is at the WCS Ranger Station, after which you can visit the traditional silk village of Phnom Srok if you choose, which produces some of the highest quality products in the region which you can buy direct from the weavers. In the mid-afternoon we drive approximately 2.5 hours to our safari camp at Varin, with time for a tour of the site before dinner and a night by the stunning waterfalls in semi evergreen forest. The camp is operated by Changkran Roy community supported by SVC.

Today we make the trek to the top of the mountain at Changkran Roi – this incredible natural phenomenon looks like hundreds of stone stoves. On our way we search for traditional medicine plants with our local guides and learn about their uses. This area has a stunning array of butterflies, dragonflies and birds which we will spot and identify on route. We will have breakfast on our walk returning to the camp for lunch before spending a few hours around the basecamp waterfall on the hunt for butterflies, insects and birds, or learning about traditional farming techniques with the local community and visiting the village. We return the 1.5 hours to Siem Reap via an ancient Buddist temple at the base of the mountain.

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