Ondoung Meas is a unique place for the many indigenous tribes of Ratanakiri province. That is why it attracts many national and international tourists seeking differences of culture. Ondoung Meas district is about 70kms from the center of the Banlung township.
Departure time from Banlung is at 8:30am, we take you to visit a village of the Tompoun tirbe. Along the way, you’ll be able to see the beautiful landscape of rural northeastern Cambodia. You’ll see many indiginous people walking barefoot with their traditional baskets, carrying diferent kinds of vegetables, to and from the markets. At around 9am, you’ll reach your first destination and get to see the Tampuon tribe village. This is a handicraft village. When there is free time, the Tampoun people will make their traditional clothes and scarves by hand. You spend an hour visiting this village and learn about the culture, traditions and lifestyle of these locals.
They are very friendly and helpful people and are happy to answer questions from you. The Tampuon tribe have a very interesting culture. You may get the chance to see either a funeral or wedding celebration.
10-11am – You then continue on to see a gem mining area. Ratanakiri means “Mountain of Treasure” and gem mining is an important industry for the locals. Beautiful sapphires, amethysts and blue zircon are produced here and it is possible to visit the mines, see the mining process and even try your own hand at it.
You will then move on to Ondong Meas where there is a break for lunch at 12pm. At 1pm, you’ll walk for about 15 minutes to an indigenous Jarai cemetery. You’ll spend around 1 hour there to observe and listen to explanations on tradition, culture and beliefs about the tombs from the guide. At 3pm, you will see two villages of the Jarai tribe and then you travel back to Banlung. At 4pm, you will go to the vocanic lake (Yak Loum lake) for a nice swim and relax.
You return to Banlung at the late afternoon.
|Price Includes:||Price Excludes:|
|Transport by car
English or French speaking guide
Lunch and drinking water
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|1 person – $105
2 people – $60 per person
3 people – $42 per person
4 people – $35 per person
|camera, sunglasses, suncream, hat, insect repellent,
toilet paper, towel
Please note: Besides your personal belongings you will
need to carry extra stuff such as hammock, three bottle
of water + meals for day one.
If you are an individual, we will try and pair you up with another group. If this is not possible and you still wish to do the trek then we will have to charge you a single supplement price according to the price list. For a private trek please ask for the price and let us know in advance that you don’t want to join with other individuals/groups. Treks run throughout the year, in both wet and dry seasons.
This itinerary is written based on our research expeditions. It should be read in order to get a good impression and NOT as a detailed hour by hour itinerary.
Parrot Tours Adventure Trekking Ratanakiri, Cambodia has the right to change parts, or divert the route of the trek due to extreme weather and terrain conditions for your safety and /or in order to follow guidelines of the indigenous rangers without any prior notice.