Situated in the southern Cardamom Mountains in Cambodia is this ecotourism venture promoted by the Widlife Alliance and the village of Chi Phat. It is far enough away from tourist routes, so here you get peace and wildlife, as well as living life in a Cambodian community.
There are different types of lodging, from bungalows at 10$ per person per night, to staying in a double room in a family home in the village for 5$ per night. The guided treks that local guides offer are very interesting, some of which can take several days, while camping in cabins along the way. You can also visit a cave where hundreds of thousands fly out at dusk in search of food.
More than 450 species of bird have been recorded in the area, including montane endemics such as Chestnut-headed Partridge, Lewis’s Silver Pheasant, Cardomom Peafowl and Siamese Partridge. This is also a great area for watching Great and Oriental Pied Hornbills, Green Peafowl and mammals like Asiatic Elephant, Palm Civet and Dhole.