Enjoy a walk that takes us into the countryside and the community forests that dot the Ratanakiri landscape. Our main focus is on the black basalt lava fields known as Veal Rum Plan, north of Banlung and a protected area with a natural appeal for our walk. With our guide, we experience the forest, small waterfall and ‘tiger’ caves and find out more about the history, fauna and flora of this region of the province, as well as the different minority peoples that inhabit the area.
- Duration: 6-8 hours
- Pickup location:
Pick-up from any centrally located hotels in Banlung.
- Pickup time: 8.30 AM
- Drop off location:
Drop-off at any centrally located hotels in Banlung.
- Drop off time: 4.30 PM
- Activities: Walking & Sightseeing Tours
- Trip code: KT6K
- Physicality: Medium
You are picked up from centrally located hotels in Banlung between 8.15 and 8.30am by your experienced English speaking friendly guide for your day trek in Kalai Community Park. We drive about 17 Km towards on of the indigenous villages which give us a superb view, hills covered in forest toll forever from east to west. The hike starts by going down a trail and then crosses a few fields before progressively entering the forest. This timber forest is exported by local villagers for the first kilometre of the hike. We cross a number of streams, some of small rapids in the shade of the forest. The hike is usually easy but can be more difficult when trees have been fallen or when the tracks go up a slope. If we wish for more sport, it’s possible to go towards a small waterfall by leaving the track and cutting through the forest. The hike to get there becomes much harder and one must often use a machete to make ways through the bush and thorns. The first slash and burn fields that we encounter mark the quick ending of the forest as a mater of fact. Half an hour later, we reach the road where our car is waiting for us. We return to our hotel later in the afternoon.
Important Note: This itinerary is written based on our tour research expeditions. It should be read in order to get a good general impression and NOT as a detailed hour by hour itinerary. However changes may occur without prior notice. This is due to various seasonal changes and the personality of the guide that will be escorting you on the tour.
Professional licensed guide, ranger expert tracker, transport by motor bike (2 persons), private 4WDR/minivan (3 persons and up), drinking water, all entrance fees as detailed in our itinerary, lunch during the trek, trek equipments.
TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Your accommodation in town, additional food and drink, any personal expenses, personal travel insurance, tips for guides & driver, any other items not mentioned.
Minimum of 2 persons. Booking for a greater number of people (ie. 5 people) you will receive a discount rate if compare to booking for 2 people. Therefore, during the tour if there are more people than when you booked, you will still get a discount rate. Please refer to the Trip Notes for details of what is included in the cost.
*Families with children please ask for a special price.
Dress standard: Dress respectfully for visiting in the local community. Trousers/skirt or knee length shorts and shirt/t-shirt that covers your shoulders are appropriate. Comfortable shoes or sandals suitable for walking are also recommended.