Changkran Roy is one of the most butterfly rich site around Siem Reap, with roughly 50 species. The area with water resources supports some potential wildlife including the birds, mammals, and butterflies. On this tour we won’t see all of the species, but we’ll see an awful lot such as Great Orange Awlet (Burara etelka etelka), White Imperial (Neomyrina nivea), Commander (Moduza procris procris), Marble Map (Cyrestis cocles – earli & natta), Clipper (Parthenos sylvia gambrisius), Tailed Jay (Graphium agamemnon agamemnon), Fivebar Swordtail (Graphium antiphates pompilius), Spotted Jay (Graphium arycles sphinx). This trip explores beautiful areas in the northern of Siem Reap.
Ecotourism in Changkran Roy is run by people from the local village. Our camping arrangements, food and guiding will be provided by them. As you are led along the forest paths, animals, butterflies and birds will be identified. The trees, flowers and plants will be described with a particular emphasis on herbs and their traditional local usage in medicine and food.
What to Expect
The best time to explore butterfly is from May – December.
Our expert guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel lobby at 7.30 am and take you to the site which takes about 90 minutes to drive. Today we make the trek to the top of the mountain at Changkran Roy – this incredible natural phenomenon looks like hundreds of traditional stone stoves. This area has a stunning array of butterflies, dragonflies and birds which we will spot and identify en route.
We can go out looking for variety of butterflies species. Returning to the camp for lunch before spending a few hours around the basecamp waterfall on the hunt for butterflies, insects and birds, or learning about traditional farming techniques with the local community and visiting the village.
The tour will finish at the site at about 2.00pm. Your guide and driver will either take you back to your hotel or to another destination of your choice in the town arriving around 4.00pm.
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