Backyard Travel have released news of a unique new tour that discovers the lush forests, indigenous tribes and diverse wildlife of Mondulkiri, Cambodia’s most remote province

Backyard Travel specialise in unique and insider tours to Asia, and this insightful 4-day, 3-night tour starts in Cambodia’s vibrant capital, Phnom Penh, where travellers will head eastwards to Mondulkiri Province, which is distinct from the rest of Cambodia with its rolling hills and relatively temperate climate. Travellers will explore this lesser-seen region, paying visits to the stunning Bou Sraa Waterfall and enjoying guided walks through the Mondulkiri protected forest, with the chance to see diverse wildlife such as peacocks, monkeys and hornbills. The forest is home to the indigenous tribe the Phnong, who make up over half of the inhabitants of this sparsely populated region, and travellers will have the chance to meet some of the local hill tribe, learning about their unique customs close up.

There will also be the opportunity to discover how an NGO is rescuing elephants from captivity, and rehabilitating them back into their natural environment, before having the chance to participate in a volunteering project, helping continue the development of the NGO’s centre.

“We think the Mondulkiri Province is one of the unearthed gems of Southeast Asia,” said Backyard Travel’s general manager Maeve Nolan. “At the moment it seems that not many have discovered its beauty, which makes now the perfect time to visit.”

This insider’s tour is priced from $869 per person, based on two people travelling, sharing a double/twin room, including daily breakfast and four lunches. All excursions are private and fully guided, tours and transfers are by private air-conditioned vehicle (with drinking water and cold towels provided), and all entrance fees mentioned in the visits are included.

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