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3-Day Ratanakiri Rafting Adventure Trek

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3 Days
Availability : Jan - Dec
Ban Lung - Ratanakiri
Ban Lung - Ratanakiri
Min Age : 12+
Max People : 10
Tour Details

Follow Kavet hill tribe rangers for a unique 3-day bamboo rafting adventure trek experience into Kok Lak forest of Virakchey National Park in Ratanakiri. It’s thrilling and fulfilling adventures in this amazing jungle. If you have never had bamboo rafting experience before, this is your spot. Overnight camping near the waterfall, homestay in the farmhouse of indigenous people.


  • Friendly, knowledgeable English speaking guide
  • Learn about Kavet hill-tribe and their way of life
  • Short ride out of Banlung
  • Boat trip on Sesan River and O’Lalai River
  • Trek through Kok Lak forest
  • Beautiful panoramic view in evergreen forest
  • Bamboo rafting downstream on the river
  • Enjoy swimming in the creeks, streams and waterfall
  • Overnight camping and remote farm house stay
  • Lush and dense forest engaging

Departure & Return Location

Pick-up from any centrally located hotels in Ban Lung -Ratanakiri.

Departure Time

8.30 AM

Price Includes

  • All activities detailed in our itinerary
  • All transportation in destination location
  • English-speaking guides
  • Trekking ranger
  • Entrance/community fees
  • Boat / Local ferry
  • 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

Price Excludes


  • Drinking water
  • Fruits
  • Entrance Fees

What to Bring:

We recommend bringing with you the following:

  • A set of neutral – coloured cloths of natural fibers (cotton)
  • Long trousers
  • Long sleeved shirt x 2 (A clean set for the night)
  • Walking Boots
  • Walking Socks
  • A hat
  • Shorts
  • Fleece Jacket or sweater
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • A spare pair of socks
  • Some Personal toiletries
  • Sun scream
  • Sun glasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Swim Suit
  • Travel towel
  • Binoculars
  • Torch or headlamp
  • Personal first aid kit including any necessary medication such as anti-malarial pills.
  • A small day-pack to carry your camera etc…
What to expect

Each tour begins with Evening briefing. At 4:30 PM we will meet at your hotel in Siem Reap for a journey briefing. It is the first opportunity for everyone to meet the guide on their trip and to run over the final details so everyone knows what to expect.

Please note that occasionally this schedule may change in case of extreme weather conditions or other unusual circumstances.

Day 1: Approximately 4-6 hours trek (-/L/D)
You will be picked up from your hotel at 8.30 AM and travel 45 km north to Veun Sai village approximately 60 minutes away. From Voen Sai we continue by a small boat that take us upstream towards a small river of O’Lalai. Our boat journey continues on O’Lalai River for about 30 minutes passing through some of the very beautiful nature with almost all kind of vegetations on its bank. We reach Kok Lak village where we start walking through verity of landscapes forest.
Lunch break at a farm house or stream. Prepare and get changed to avoid getting cut from the jungle and beaten by insects as we are heading deeper.
Carry on the trek. The further north we go the dense forest. Soon we’ll enter the primary forest and it’s up the hills. During the trek we take some breaks to enjoy the surrounding and to rest a little bit. We’ll arrive the camp site which is near the waterfall around 4.30 PM and a beautiful clear river at its bottom is waiting for you to rinse the sweat off your body and invigorate your muscles. In the evening, your guide and ranger will set up a shelter, prepare the food, dinner at the camp-fire and overnight in hammock with mosquito net near the waterfall.
+ Accommodation: hammock with mosquito attached

Day 2: Approximately 4-6 hours trek (B/L/D)
Early in the morning, you can enjoy hot coffee or tea. Breakfast will be prepared on wood fire. Today trek is mainly of the beaten track so you can expect dense vegetation where the path is often cut with machete. Around noon, we’ll get to a nice spot for lunch at bamboo forest near the river. After lunch break, your guide and ranger will start to build bamboo raft and you are welcome to give a hand for your experience. After everything has set up, we’ll put our stuffs on the bamboo raft and start rafting on the river down stream through forests to a minority farm house where we spend another night. You can enjoy the swim sunset on the hill top with a beautiful scenery. A small party with minority rice wine is available after dinner.
+ Accommodation: hammock with mosquito attached

Day 3: Approximately 3-4 hours walk (B/L/-)
In the morning after breakfast, We start to prepare our stuffs and ready to continue our rafting adventure again with beautiful scenery along the river. The rafting tour ends around noon at our ranger’s village. After lunch break at the village, we continue by fast boat back to Voen Sai where where our driver is waiting to take us back to Banlung. Estimated arrival time in Banlung 4.30 PM.

Additional Information

What food is provided during the trek?

All meals are provided with the trek including lunch in I Tub village, dinner at the conservation centre, breakfast at the conservation centre and lunch at Veun Sai town overlooking the Sesan River. Please note that there is no possibility of cooking different food for individuals. Please let us know at the time of booking if you are a vegetarian.

Is there Malaria?

Like much of rural Cambodia, the site has mosquitoes which may carry malaria. Malaria can be potentially fatal if contracted and as such clients are advised to seek medical advice concerning malaria avoidance prior to visiting the site. Avoiding being bitten by mosquitoes is the most effective way to avoid malaria.

Many travelers to Cambodia also choose to take malarial prophylaxis, medication which prevents malaria in the case of infection. If you become ill after leaving the site, be aware that you may have malaria and need to seek immediate medical advice.

What happens in the case of bad weather?

Cambodia experiences a dry season and a green season. The dry season occurs each year from about November to June. The wet season comprises the remainder of the year, with rain and flooding occurring in varying degrees of intensity. Hence we will only be running treks for 8 months each year. During this period we plan to take back to back treks, however, at certain times it can be difficult to walk up and down the mountains. If the weather is particularly bad then there could be some blackout dates during this period. We will endeavor to take treks with limited interruptions.

Some tips from past travelers…

  • If you can fit it in your bags bring some pencils and paper for the kids at the village I am sure they would appreciate it – I forgot to do this and I regretted it..
  • Bring long socks to tuck your trousers into for the night hike and the Gibbon spotting – there are some spiky plants out there..
  • Take ear plugs – unfortunately there is illegal logging going on all around the forest and through the night the noise of the chainsaws are loud..
  • I believe dry season is the easiest time for Gibbon Spotting and the cycling however, wet season brings more wildlife to the Savannah and the forest..