Changkran Roy is one of the last remaining evergreen forests near Siem Reap. Protected by the community and local authorities, it is located about 70km northwest of the city. Ecotourism in Changkran Roy is run by people from the local village. They provide camping services, food and local guides.
The reserve supports many avian species, including the Bar-bellied Pitta, Oriental Bay Owl, Blyth’s Frogmouth, Coral-billed Ground-cuckoo, Scaly-breasted Partridge, Silver-breasted Broadbill, Common Green Magpie, Coral-billed Ground Cuckoo, and Himalayan Night-heron, etc.
This tour is a great escape into the Cambodian countryside. You will be staying overnight in a tent, surrounded by forest areas and close to a waterfall. This is a truly wonderful way to experience the natural world.
Our expert guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel lobby at 5.30 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. At night time we are looking for Oriental Bay-Owl.
We will have breakfast on our walk and will hear calls from birds singing in the canopy, perhaps your vivid pleasant memories of this wonderful site. 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. We return the 1.5 hours to Siem Reap via an ancient Buddist temple at the base of the mountain.
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.
To hear more from CBGA