Cardamon’s new tent experiences

PHNOM PENH, 20 March 2019: Cardamom Tented Camp in Cambodia has introduced two new ecotourism packages to add to activities beyond the tented camp resort.

Partnering with the Wildlife Alliance’s wildlife release station in Chiphat, the Cardamom Tented Camp has created a five-day/four-night “Adventurer” package.

It is also offering a three-day/two-night Jungle Camp experience with an overnight in tree tents.

The five-day/four-night Adventurer Package costs USD530 (minimum two persons) sharing accommodation. There is a USD130 single supplement.

The package highlights a stay at the Chiphat wildlife release station that allows visitors to see animals being prepared for release. Other activities include watching pangolins at feeding time, forest hiking and inspecting animal camera traps for sightings.

The adventure experience plays out with a hike to the Wildlife Alliance ranger station for a forest lunch and a 90-minute kayak trip down river back to Cardamom Tented Camp at the conclusion of the tour.

After an introduction to the environmental objectives of the lodge, guests enjoy two more days of hiking, swimming, kayaking, boat rides, learning to cook Khmer food, and relaxing in the camp, which has no road access.

The “Jungle Camp” package uses ‘tentsile’ tree tents and has a starting price of USD199 plus 10% VAT for the three-day/two-night package.

After one night in the Cardamom Tented Camp, guests trek along abandoned logging trails to a remote riverside setting. Guests overnight in suspended ‘tentsile’ tree tents. There are plenty of hikes, wildlife spotting and swimming options available at the camp location.

The next morning guests trek to a ranger station for breakfast and enjoy a downstream kayak trip back to Cardamom Tented Camp.

To put the Cardamom Tented Camp project in context, the Cambodian government requires economic activity takes place in the 180km2 forest concession of Botum Sakor national park.

It is for this reason that the Cardamom Tented Camp operates under the slogan, “Your Stay Keeps the Forest Standing.”