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Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has a number of protected areas in northern Cambodia and has given Sam Veasna Center for Wildlife Conservation (SVC) the responsibility of managing demand as well as organizing tours to the protected sites, where the local communities are actively involved in the projects. Tourism visits are linked to community conservation agreements, whereby ecotourism income supports local development and engagement in conservation activities.
Cambodia Bird Guide Association (CBGA)
Bamboo Street, Wat Damnak Village, Sala Kamreuk Commune,
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Tel: (855) 092 657 656 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Supporting Local Communities and Wildlife Conservation
through Responsible Ecotourism Initiative Project”
Birding Cambodia – 14-Day Best Birdingpal
Sites cover: Angkor Wat - Prek Toal - Ang Trapaeng Thmor - Florican Grassland – Tmatboey – Vulture Restaurant – Kratie – Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary – Cambodian Tailorbird
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16 day birdwatching tour in Cambodia
16 Days is: 2 pax US$3270 per person. 4 pax US$3410 per person.
A single supplement is US$270.
Note: Single supplement is not valid for Prey Veng, Tmatboey, and Veal Krous, however if there’s room available at these places then we could arrange it with no charge.
Due to currency fluctuations and fuel cost we reserve the right to adjust any pricing prior to departure.
50% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm booking.
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All guides fees, airport transfers, and all transfers to sites, all accommodation, all meals, drinking water, soft drink, all park entrance fees and all Conservation Contributions.
Drinks, tips, personal expense, trip insurance, international flights, visa, airport tax, laundry. Transport from hotel to town for free-time is the responsibility of the guest.
The Sam Veasna Center for Wildlife Conservation arranged a hassle-free birding trip to search for the endangered Giant and White-shouldered Ibises. Reliable and comfortable vehicles took us to the village of Tmatboey, where we have basic lodging with electricity from Solar Deck, hot-cold shower, and nice Cambodian cuisine, all arranged by the community. The knowledgeable and friendly local guides took us out early in the morning and easily found our target species. A host of other interesting birds, including Pale-capped Pigeons and Great Slaty Woodpeckers, was also seen. The trip was very well run and we were glad to see this small, rural community profit from our visit. A wonderful, memorable time was had by all.
The above birding itineraries are based on what are essentially popular routes for birders. It can be shortened or extended.
All the date of itineraries include arrival and departure dates.
Trips are best booked during the dry season in Cambodia from November through to April some sites including most of our day trip destinations are available year round, but prices may be adjusted around special holidays.
For booking allow minimum six(6) weeks prior to departure.
To check availability for tours on short notice, fill out “Request for Quote” form with desirable dates.
The tour does not require a high level of fitness but participants should be in good general health. Should you have any physical limitations please contact us.
Should you only need a guide for a day please send a message to Sopheap.
The Sam Veasna Center for Wildlife Conservation arranged a hassle-free birding trip to search for the endangered Giant and White-shouldered Ibises. Reliable and comfortable vehicles took us to the village of Tmatboey, where we had basic lodging (no electricity or plumbing)** and good meals, all arranged by the community. The knowledgeable and friendly local guides took us out early in the morning and easily found our target species. A host of other interesting birds, including Pale-capped Pigeons and Great Slaty Woodpeckers, was also seen. The trip was very well run and we were glad to see this small, rural community profit from our visit. A wonderful, memorable time was had by all.
** WCS has built a new eco-lodge for tourist in Tmatboey, there are 3 bungalows (the 4th is coming), 2 rooms for each bungalows, and 2 single beds in each room with bathroom attached and solar power.
I spent almost two weeks in Cambodia, birding with Sophal, in February 2007 and his punctuality, good humour, enthusiasm for birds, and ability to cope with all organizational eventualities were remarkable. As a guide, I would recommend him.
We really enjoyed our guide Sopheap who was so enthusiastic about the birds and wanted to show us every species of note in Cambodia. … The local guide at Tmatboey worked very hard as well; after we had been out all day, he went out in the evening trying to find the white shouldered ibis for the next day's birding.
Talking of working hard, the two women who prepared our meals seemed to work around the clock. Their day started at 3:30AM and lasted till well after dark. Their effort to provide vegetarian fare was much appreciated …
We were quite impressed with how the birding has helped the village of Tmatboey with the rebuilding of the main street and the employment opportunity for the young women who had cold drinks for sale after we had been out birding in the heat. The drinks made the heat bearable.
Cambodia, which we decided on as an afterthought, was a very enjoyable part of our trip and I would recommend it as an integral part of any South East Asia tour, birding or otherwise. Now, if they would only finish the road from Thailand to Siem Reap. Thanks again for all your efforts and our best wishes to Sopheap.
Some facts about Cambodia.
Cambodia covers 181,040 square kilometers in the southwestern part of the Indochina peninsula. Much of the country (75%) consists of the Tonle Sap Basin and the Mekong Lowlands, mostly rolling plains. Much of the Northern Plains is still covered in intact habitat – extensive areas of deciduous dipterocarp forest, with scattered seasonal wetlands (called trapeangs in Khmer) and large grasslands (veals), which flood during part of the wet season (June-October). Driving from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap during the wet season is a stark contrast to the same trip in the dry season (November through May): the plains fill with the dun-colored water from sediment and turn into rice paddies, chartreuse with young rice. Dense evergreen forest is found along water-courses and in the more fertile soils of the upland regions.
There are mountain ranges in the southwest: the Cardamom Mountains and Elephant Range, and to the north: the Dangrek Mountains. Cambodia’s tropical climate has a wet and a dry season of equal length; temperature and humidity are normally high throughout the year. The coolest time of the year is birding season, late December through March.
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Last update 20/02/2014