Cambodia

Walking with the herd for a day

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: All day

10 hours    English

tour highlights

  • Walk the Elephants in the nature, watch and hear how they communicate
  • Go Local, spending time with an expert
  • Get out of your comfort zone and be adventurous spending a day in the countryside
  • Learn all the Elefacts

tour details

The Elephant Valley Project is an experience like nothing else; you trek into the elephant’s natural jungle habitat & observe these amazing animals being themselves. It is that simple & organic; there is no riding, no tricks, no shows & no stress. Spend hours walking with them; learning about their trials, tribulations & amazing stories.

Why choose this tour?

The Elephant Valley Project is an experience like nothing else; you trek into the elephant's natural jungle habitat & observe these amazing animals being themselves. It is that simple & organic; there is no riding, no tricks, no shows & no stress. Spend hours walking with them; learning about their trials, tribulations & amazing stories. If you love elephants and truly care about their welfare & future this is the tour for you. Plus, get to meet the local indigenous Bunong people and see the unique role they play in protecting these animals.

    tour description

    We leave Sen Monorom city after breakfast and use vehicles of the EVP to travel to the nearby Elephant Valley Project. The project receives the support of the indigenous Bunong villagers, they rescue and treat domestic elephants who have suffered injury and abuse.
    Enjoy a unique 'Walking with the Herd for a day' experience of 3 to 4 km. You will be introduced to the herd of elephants and get to know more about their history, character, behaviour and body language while walking alongside them in their natural environment.
    You will be able to feed the elephants buckets of bananas and bathe the elephants before watching them cover themselves in mud again.
    After lunch, you will undertake a walking trek of 4 to 6 km with the elephants through the stunning Mondulkiri countryside to a waterfall for a refreshing swim and elephant bath. Later we return to Sen Monorom.

    customise the tour

    • Can't get enough of the peaceful jungle and want to spend the night? Add dinner, bed and breakfast. This can be in a shared room or private bungalow.
    • 2 days / 1 night. Give a little in return
    • volunteer on the many projects it takes to keep the sanctuary running. Such as reforestation, farming elephant food and small building projects, these are done without the elephants.
    • 3 days / 1 night. All of the above, but you enjoy an Elephant Immersion. Spend more than a day and half of experiences with the elephants and give a little in return by volunteering.

    includes

    • Private /Join transportation
    • All entrance fees for the places as mentioned in the program
    • English-speaking locally-stationed guides (guides in other languages are on request and may be subject to supplements)
    • Buffet style lunch
    • Unlimited drinking water refill, bring a bottle

    excludes

    • Personal Travel Insurance
    • Personal expenditures such as drinks, souvenirs, gratuities etc.

    notes

    It must be noted visiting the Elephant Valley Project requires a moderate to high level of physical fitness. You are trekking out into 1,500 hectares of beautiful forest to find the elephants, therefore there is a lot of hiking (5-8km per day) on difficult terrain and you need to be prepared accordingly.
      Tour code: FEVPEB

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