Explore Cambodian wildlife and eco-systems
There are several accomodation options and a few tour operators working in the national park:
- Sleep in a homestay in the indigenous village: equiped with basic material such as mosquito net, mattress, and toilet .
- Camping overnight in the forest with hammocks ( Make sure you bring your own hammock) and your own towel
- Trekking and wildlife watching
- Sleep over night in the Forest
- Rent a kayak and swim in the River-cliff
- Meet the indigenous people and discover their culture
- Traditional dance
Travelling from Phnom Penh, take a VIP minibus to Sean Monourun (Mondulkiri capital). From there you will be able to book a local minibus to Ban Lung (Ratanakiri capaital). The minivans to Ratanakiri leave in the mornings, so you will most likely need to spend a night in Sean Monourun.
Travelling from Siem Reap to Banlung, there is a very good connection with large bus from Sourya bus station. Virachey National park is 50 km away from Banlung. During dry season it takes roughly 1 hour to get there by car or 1 and a half hours by moto. During the rainy season the drive takes about 4 / 5 hours due to the road conditions. You can rent a motorbike directly from your guesthouse, it is 5-7$ for a day.
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PLAN YOUR TRIP
- Banlung to Tabok village ~ 1.5hrs in dry season (2hrs in wet season)
- Tabok village to Cheour Teng Cliff ~ 20 min/ Choeur Teng Cliff to Mondol Yorn village ~2 hrs
- Your host family can take you for a walk from the village via the plateaus of tall trees, look out for wildlife along the trail. You cross different types of bamboo forest before you walk up Yeak Kong Kriev Mountain. There you have an amazing view over the nearby hills and forest valleys. Explore the top of the mountain and cross the grassland, where in rainy season often animals come to drink from the water hole.
- If you continue to trek down the steep mountain and through several stream valleys before you stop for lunch. Walking deeper in the forest, you will see a small mountain area to reach Yeake Waterfall. In rainy season, it is impressive scene. In dry season, the waterfall gives enough water for a bath and peaceful sound of waterfall music. There you can set up the camp with a little bonfire to cook and warm up for the night.
- In the morning, you can hear the calls of gibbons and other wildlife.