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Walking | Treking | Hiking

Hiking and treking activities at Tatai Resort and Marina

We offer a varied programme of walking tours from an easy and pleasant stroll through a typical Cambodian village all the way to full on treking where you need to carve your way through the dense bamboo forest.

The village walks that we offer you are gentle strolls and are suitable for all levels of fitness and ages, however, hiking tours are only suitable for those that can easily walk a few miles up and down hills and are sure of foot.

The Peam Krasop Wildlife sanctuary forming part of the largest mangrove forestation in South East Asia and the Mangrove Boardwalk is just 30 minutes away by taxi.

If you are looking for something a little different then we can put you in touch Gee Chartier, our local Naturalist, & tailor your very own bespoke tour.

Community Nature Ramble

Easy | 4hrs
Min 2 Adults
Start: 08:30 & 14:00

Once a small hamlet & now a popular tourist attraction, Tatai is fast becoming an established tourist location in its own right.

Tatai, like most of the villages in Cambodia, lacks the necessary funding and support from Central Government to provide the simple things that we take for granted - sanitation, running water, power, schooling and education in healthcare are generally to be found wanting.

Consider a momentary diversion to experience true rural life in a typical Cambodian village and see some of the work community donations are put towards.

Tatai & Anlong Vak Village Walk

Short Hike : Tatai Waterfall

Easy | 4hrs
Min 2 Adults
Start: 08:30 & 10:30
Koh Andet Village Walk

A hike through the jungle to the awe inspiring Tatai Waterfall.

This short relatively flat hike of approximately 2hrs takes you through secondary scrub, bamboo forest and more open forestry as you approach the falls. During the rainy season this can take a little longer as bamboo, amongst one of the fastest growing plants, fills with rainwater and can often collapse across the pathways under its own weight.

The habitat is home to a number of animals such as wild pigs, gibbons, macaques, civets & monitor lizard together with some of our more smaller inhabitants living in the wide variety of flora & fauna.

This hike operates in two directions. Early departures walk directly to the falls and return by boat and mid morning departures in reverse. The hike allows for an hour at the waterfall. If however you wish to extend your time there, consider kayaking to or from the waterfall. Kayaks are free but there is a service charge $2 per kayak to cover collection & or delivery.

Operates all year round.

Mangrove Boardwalk

Easy | 4 -5 hrs
Min 2 Adults
Start: 08:30

A short drive of approximately thirty minutes and you arrive at Peam Krasop Wildlife sanctuary and the gateway to the Mangrove boardwalks. This sanctuary boasts a unique mangrove ecosystem consisting of 23,750 hectares and has around 10,000 people living within its borders.

It is at this sanctuary that you can experience the tangled structures and intertwined roots and branches that is unique to the mangrove forest, without having to get your feet wet.

A walk along the boardwalks is an easy, pleasant and peaceful way of getting up close with the alluring mangrove forestation that quite literally surrounds you. There is a viewing tower on the walk that provides a bird's eye view across the forest and it's not just roots and branches; there is every chance you will see some interesting and unusual creatures on your trip around.

This activity is a solo tour but can be undertaken with either a tour guide or an English speaking specialist guide.

Per Person:
Tour Guide $25.00
Specialist Guide $28.50

Operates all year round.

Mangrove Boardwalk

Night Walk

Easy | 2hrs
Min 2 Adults
Start: 20:00
Night Walk

Yes, the jungle really does come alive at night but with Gee, your guide, to take care of you there really is no need to be concerned and the experience will surely leave you with a long & satisfying memory.

Kouprey, a type of wild oxen, are among the rarest and most elusive species in the Cardamoms while elephant, leopard and tiger also prowl these parts. Although very unlikely to see an elephant or a tiger, there is no predicting what you will see, but there is always something of interest to report back.

The night walk is a gentle saunter around the grounds of Rainbow Lodge (our partner resort) and is tailored to provide the participant with an education of the creatures you will most likely encounter and their importance to the ecosystem. Being at Rainbow Lodge means a short boat journey up the river which is included.

Operates all year round with some limited restrictions during certain times of the rainy season.

Short Hike + BBQ at Toek Sap Waterfall

Easy | 6 hrs
Min 2 Adults
Start: 08:30

Toek Sap, as the locals call it, is a waterfall east of Tatai bridge that until recently has seen little by way of tourist traffic. We first learnt of this fall when stumbling upon a series of rapids downstream of its splendorous three tier cascade.

In our quest to provide new & exciting ventures, we engaged the services of a local guide and with the assistance of his father, who has lived in Tatai for many years, have finally managed to cut a path this forgotten gem.

We ascend Tatai hill by pickup truck where we alight for a relatively flat walk of approximately 2hrs before descending 200m down the side of the falls. This is a perfect spot for a cooling swim in the fresh water pools before descending further to the rapids that first enlightened us to Toek Sap's existence.

Find a rock to sit on and marvel the beauty of your surroundings or take another dip whilst your guides prepare your BBQ lunch. After lunch you return to Rainbow Lodge by boat.

Operates all year round, but in the rainy season ($25.00) between April & November we omit the BBQ & return to Tatai Resort for lunch. This tour is operated by our partner resort Rainbow Lodge. Being at Rainbow Lodge means a short boat journey up the river which is included.

Short Hike + BBQ at Toek Sap Waterfall

Medium Hike to Oasis & Veal

Easy | 7.5 hrs
Min 2 Adults
Start: 08:30
Medium trek to Oasis and Veal

Hike through the jungle to a stunning & remote riverside location...

Setting off from Rainbow Lodge you will hike for approximately 2.5hrs to one of two riverside locations deep within the jungle forestation. At this half way point you will relax for a couple of hours alongside a stunning section of river that is calling out for you to take that much needed swim in its refreshing & clear waters.

After lunch we traverse a ridge towards a meadow or Veal Sphao to give its local name. These naturally occurring open areas of the forest are home for a number of special habitats and often you will see unusual looking flowers in blossom. This is a particularly pleasant spot to take a break before descending to the more open lowlands of rice paddies and your awaiting boat for the short journey back to Rainbox Lodge.

Operates all year round. This tour is operated by our partner resort Rainbow Lodge. Being at Rainbow Lodge means a short boat journey up the river which is included.

Medium Hike to Tatai Waterfall

Easy | 7.5 hrs
Min 2 Adults
Start: 08:30

Visit two areas of natural beauty in this one hike...

This hike takes in this regions number one attraction, Tatai Waterfall. There are however many other attractions which are beyond reach unless you are prepared for a walk and our jungle oasis is just one of those attractions.

Except on rare occasions, when the current is too strong, both locations are good for swimming. The rock formations surrounding the oasis attract many species of butterfly.

The hike between the waterfall and the oasis is a fairly level section and not too strenuous & takes between 2 to 2.5hrs. Hiking between the oasis and Rainbow Lodge is of similar length but slightly more strenuous with one steep ascent and a couple of other smaller up and downs.

This hike is operated in two directions starting or finishing at Rainbow Lodge or Tatai Waterfall. The hike allows for approx. an hour at each of the attractions, longer if the group are strong walkers.

Available all year round. This tour is operated by our partner resort Rainbow Lodge. Being at Rainbow Lodge means a short boat journey up the river which is included.

Medium Hike to Tatai Waterfall

Full day Jungle Hike

Moderate | 9.5 hrs
Min 2 Adults
Start: 08:00
Full day jungle trek

If you have had enough of jumping on & off boats & crave for a challenge then this fill day hike will certainly test your stamina.

At a level pace this hike takes approx. 9.5 hours but route marchers have in the past completed in a little over 8hrs.

The hike is basically our Short & Medium (waterfall) hikes joined together.

If you have made good time during the early stages of the clockwise leg of this hike then it might, at the discretion of your guide, be possible to return via the second leg of our Medium (Oasis & Veal) hike.

Operates all year round with some limited restrictions during certain times of the rainy season. This tour is operated by our partner resort Rainbow Lodge. Being at Rainbow Lodge means a short boat journey up the river which is included.

Specialist Treking

Moderate | min 2 hrs
$12.50 / Hour
Min 2 Adults
Start: am / pm

This activity is provided through our partner resort of Rainbow Lodge and requires a short boat trip up the river; once at Rainbow Lodge you'll be introduced to Gee Chartier who will be your guide.

Gee is from the UK and moved to Rainbow Lodge several years ago and has devoted much of his time documenting the flora & fauna in our surrounding part of the jungle. His wealth of knowledge is extensive and his recitals on nature are extremely rewarding.

We offer excursions ranging from gentle walks surveying the local habitat to deeper exploration of the surrounding jungle.

Interested participants should register their interest with management who will arrange a private consultation with Gee to identify your specific areas of interest and develop a bespoke tour to suit your expectations.

Prices are per hour for an individual, additional persons carry a supplement of $5 per head.

Operates all year round.

Specialist Treking

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