Phnom Penh – Ratanakiri – Phnom Penh – 8D / 7N

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Full Board-Meals, Accommodation, Transport, Guide, Admission Fees and Tours



Day 1: Phnom Penh – Ratanakiri-Banlung (-/-/D)

Arriving at Banlung in late afternoon, the capital of Ratanakiri, nicknamed the  Red City because of the omnipresent laterite. Transfer to Terres Rouges Lodge (superb house built of precious wood, located by a lake, in the middle of a wonderful garden). 
Dinner & Night at Terres Rouges.

Day 2: Ratanakiri – The Tampoun Totems & Yak Laom (B/L/D)

Direction northwest today, we cross bamboo forests before reaching the village of Voeune Sa located on the left bank of the SE San river; the view on the Chinese village on the other side of the river is quite pretty. Besides, this place is nearly a Chinese enclave in Cambodian territory, most villagers, who are there the thirties, don’t even speak Khmer. Upstream of the Se San is Kaoh Peak, Kachok village that practice funeral statuary. We end up with a detour to Yaklaom lake, a beautiful and perfectly-round stretch of water, surrounded by forest, for a late afternoon swim. Dinner & night at the Lodge.

Day 3: Ratanakiri – The Kroeung Territory, Waterfalls & Elephant Rid (B/L/D)

We depart for a trip through rubber plantations towards the nearby waterfalls and elephant ride before heading towards Laos and the village of Taveng. We first cross Veyrum Plang, a round lava field in the forest; a few steps away there is a small waterfall (in the rainy season only) surrounded by tigers caves. Later on, we stop at some nice Kroeung villages located in the forest on both sides of the road. The more North we go, the more beautiful the forest. In some Kroeung villages, depending on the season, we might discover some quite impressive bachelor houses built on very high stilts.

Let is notice that, when they have achieved their goal and when the young man has become head of a family, these houses are destroyed before being raised again by younger men the following season. Depending on the time and the state of the dirt road, we will choose a location for a picnic before exploring the nearby villages.
Dinner & Night at Terres Rouges.

Day 4: Ratanakiri – The Zircon mines of the Three – Districts (B/L/D)

You thought you d seen it all regarding bumpy roads Big Mistake ! The dirt track leading to the Three-District mining area is one of the worst of the country: 35 km of 30 to 70cm-deep ruts concealing stumps and other branches destroying bodies under the car, lower backs and fuel tanks. The vehicles that dare to take this back-to-Hell road are, most of the time, old Russian jeeps close to their own end, their tires are often covered with chains and their overall appearance is often far from the initial design of their creator  At least they usually make it in one day, that Is the main thing! Through huge rubber treesforests planted by the French in 1961 and then the Tampoun jungle, you reach the Three-Districts mining area,kind of tropical slum or favella populated by 3000 people lost in the middle of the Cambodian forest. This  Zircon Rush  has transformed this place into a massive Swiss cheese drilled with hundreds of 60cm-wide 12m-deep wells. The miners go down without any safety equipment in these wells (whose sides have not even been propped up!) using candles for lighting. Accidents occur sometimes. Two kilometers away, there is the seven-tiered waterfall, called that way because the river is interrupted by seven rocky floors, creating waterfalls where you shower and swim with pleasure. Dinner & Night at Terres Rouges.

Day 5: Ratanakiri – Phnom Penh (B/L/D)

You can early departure for a quick shopping tour in Banlung market before leaving to Phnom Penh. Lunch at a famous local restaurant.
Dinner at a famous local restaurant.
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Day 6: Phnom Penh (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel,
Pick up at hotel at 10:00 am and we start visiting the splendid Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda , as well as the National Museum. Lunch at a famous local restaurant.

Then, enjoy sunset at Wat Phnom, symbol of the city. Dinner at a famous local restaurant.
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Day 7: 12 Phnom Penh (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel,
Pick up at hotel at 10am and we start visiting the genocide museum of Toul Sleng and the Killing Fields, Lunch at local restaurant,

In the evening enjoy one hour sunset cruise along Mekong River in front of Royal Palace. Dinner at a famous local restaurant. 
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Day 8: Phnom Penh – Departure (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel,
We then transfer you to Phnom Penh International Airport for catching onward departure flight out to home. End of Service End of Services,


Quotation per person in USD in party of

✦ HIGH SEASON Valid from 1st October 2011 to 31st March 2012

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Standard 3 *            
Superior 3 *            
Deluxe 4 *            
Luxury 4 *            
Premium 5 *            

✦ LOW SEASON Valid from 1st April 2012 to 30th September 2012

02pax 3-5pax 6-9pax 10-15pax 16-1FOC
Standard 3 *            
Superior 3 *            
Deluxe 4 *            
Luxury 4 *            
Premium 5 *            

✦ Please select your favorite hotel below:

Standard 3 * Cardamom HotelSalita HotelNew York Hotel or Similar
Superior 3 * Lux Riverside HotelHotel Cara or Similar
Deluxe 4 * Hotel The CastleLa Parranda Residence & HotelLandscape Hotel or Similar
Luxury 4 * Phnom Penh HotelJuliana HotelImperial Garden Villa & Hotel or Similar
Premium 5 * InterContinental Hotel or Similar


Package Included: Package Excluded:
✦ Accommodation Twin/Double share + daily Breakfast
✦ Private vehicle with good A/C & Professional driver
✦ Professional local English/Chinese Speaking tour Guide
✦ All entrance fees to sites listed in the tour itinerary
✦ Meals as listed in the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
✦ All the services as listed in the itinerary
✦ Free of mineral water/cool tissue during your tour
✦ Personal expenditure, such as souvenirs, laundry, mini-bar, drinks (at restaurant) etc
✦ Other optional tours, meals, services not mentioned in tour itinerary.
✦ International Airport’s departure taxes
✦ International or Domestic air tickets & visa fees
✦ Gratitude tip for tour guide and driver.
✦ And Travel Insurance.
Other languages tour guide may available with extra charge


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