Vacations to Mondulkiri, Cambodia
Mondulkiri means ‘Meeting of the Hills,’ signalling you’ve left behind the lowlands of the west and have entered a world of lush jungle, which just so happens to be teaming with wildlife. Despite being the largest province of Cambodia, Mondulkiri is the least densely populated with just 60,000 inhabitants – that’s just eleven people per square kilometer! Whilst the infrastructure is lacking and the journey long, the region is well worth the effort if you’re looking for the ultimate ‘off the beaten track’ experience. Of course, the real attraction here is the majestic Asian Elephant.
Elephant experiences range from full day experiences to two day treks, ensuring there’s a pace to suit all types of traveler. Most treks are based around Sen Monorom, specifically the villages of Putang and Phulung, an area filled with lush tropical forest and brimming with waterfalls – the most famous being Bou Sraa – the largest waterfall in Cambodia. Aside from the elephants, keep your eyes open and you may be lucky enough to see a rarely spotted leopard or bear. At VIVID we look to go above and beyond traditional animal ethics policy and are extremely disciplined in who we work with, so you can rest assured the experience is rewarding and positive for both yourself and the elephants. Relax and enjoy!
Away from the wildlife and natural beauty of the region, we recommend spending time with a local Hill Tribe to gain an insight into the unique way of life in Mondulkiri.
Spend time with Asian Elephants
Dramatic landscape filled with waterfalls
Mondulkiri trip ideas
Here are some trip ideas that include Mondulkiri. All of our trip ideas shown below are examples, and we’ll amend, adapt or start from scratch, until we’ve created the perfect trip for you. See one you like, or have a trip in mind? Call us now to book: 020 3510 5777
Places to stay in Mondulkiri
Here are some of our favorite accommodation options in Mondulkiri. All of our hotels and lodges are hand-picked by our Travel Designers. Need help deciding where to stay during your trip? Call our Travel Designers now and they’ll help you pick the best hotels suited to your needs: 020 3510 5777
Things to do in Mondulkiri
Here are some of the things you can do in Mondulkiri. When you've chosen your favorite experiences, just give our Travel Designers a call and they'll put a trip together for you. If you need help choosing an experience, or if you want to learn more about it, our Travel Designers will be more than happy to talk to you. Just call them on: 020 3510 5777
Map of Mondulkiri
When to go to Mondulkiri
Good weather conditions throughout Cambodia with little to no rain
Good weather throughout Cambodia with temperatures gradually rising throughout the month, with lunchtime shade most welcome.
Hot weather generally across the region, with cooler temperatures in the North east. Keep day tours short and enjoy the sun fully on the beach.
Very hot generally across the region, although the beaches will feel pleasant in the heat.
Dry and hot with sporadic spells of rain. Angkor temples will see less crowds and the rainfall will bring the humidity down.
Wet throughout most of the region, especially in the North East where the rains will make traveling around difficult.
Very wet, but with some dry days. Thunder clouds will create some spectacular views during this time as well.
Rainfall will reach its peak but it will be a good time to visit Tonlé Sap Lake, when water levels will be high enough to see the floating villages by boat.
Wet and warm with lots of rain, making it a good time to visit floating villages and flooded forests. The moat and pools around Angkor temples will be full of water.
Warm with less rainy days. Tonle Sap Lake will be at its fullest and the waterfalls in the Northeast will be full of flowing water.
Start of the dry season with a few short showers early in the month. Now is the perfect time to visit Tonle Sap, with warm weather but a lake full of water.
One of the best times to visit with dry sunny weather and relatively low humidity.