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Kulen Elephant Forest & Kampong Phluk by Private Tour

5 (18)
រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ, KH

Kulen Elephant Forest & Kampong Phluk by Private Tour

5 (18)
រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ, KH
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Experience the ultimate adventure with the Kulen Elephant Forest & Kampong Phluk Private Tour. Immerse yourself in the world of elephants as you observe them up close in their natural habitat. Treat these majestic creatures to healthy snacks and toys, ensuring their happiness throughout the day. Venture into the mystical Kulen Elephant Forest, embarking on a guided trek to witness breathtaking waterfalls and immerse yourself in the vibrant jungle. Marvel at the picturesque views of Tonle Sap Lake and explore the scenic village of Kampong Phluk, with its stilted houses and floating markets. This full-day tour offers an unforgettable journey into local life, providing an authentic glimpse into the culture. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this extraordinary experience. Book now!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 6 hours
  • Suitable for 1-12 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Get up close to the elephants in their natural habitat
  • Experience the breathtaking waterfalls in Phnom Kulen National Park
  • Cruise through stilted houses and floating markets in Kompong Phluk
  • Enjoy picturesque jungle scenery on the drive to the park
  • Admire magnificent views of Tonle Sap Lake and Kompong Phluk
  • Kampong Phluk Floating Village entrance
  • Entrance fee Kulen Elephant Forest Camp
  • Transport by air-con vehicle by car or Minivan
  • Pickup and drop off at hotel where you stay
  • Lunch at Elephant forest camp or Brunch for afternoon
  • Bottled water & Cold towel during tour
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Personal Expend
  • Tour guide or Driver Tip
  • Travelling Insurance

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Indulge in a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the Kulen Elephant Forest & Kampong Phluk Private Tour. This full-day adventure immerses you in the captivating world of elephants and takes you on an exciting journey through the magnificent wonders of Kompong Phluk. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable expedition filled with awe-inspiring encounters and breathtaking sights.

What to Expect

Upon arrival at the Kulen Elephant Forest, you will be greeted with an informative briefing that unveils the secrets of these majestic creatures. You'll then have the rare opportunity to observe and interact with elephants in their natural habitat, forging a remarkable connection with these gentle giants. Your adventure continues with a guided 2-kilometer trek through the lush jungle of Phnom Kulen National Park, where you'll witness breathtaking waterfalls and engage in a truly immersive experience. The journey then takes you to the scenic village of Kompong Phluk, a hidden gem on Tonle Sap Lake. Cruise through stilted houses and floating markets, gaining valuable insights into the local way of life. Delve into the mesmerizing flooded forests on a serene canoe ride, surrounded by nature's beauty at every turn.

Who is This For?

This tour is perfect for nature enthusiasts, wildlife lovers, and adventure seekers of all ages. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or someone looking to heighten their cultural understanding, this experience offers something for everyone. Families, solo travelers, and groups of friends can all find joy in connecting with elephants and immersing themselves in the beauty of the Cambodian countryside.

Why Book This?

Immerse yourself in the soul-stirring beauty of nature as you embark on this private tour. Witnessing elephants in their natural habitat is a privilege few get to experience, and this tour allows you to do just that. By participating in this tour, you not only contribute to the conservation efforts of the Kulen Elephant Forest but also create memories that will last a lifetime. The combination of exploring the picturesque Phnom Kulen National Park and discovering the hidden wonders of Kompong Phluk makes this adventure a must-book experience.

Good to Know

Important details to note include the total duration of 360 minutes for this tour. It consists of a guided visit to the Phnom Kulen National Park, where you'll interact with elephants, and a tour of Kompong Phluk, a scenic village on Tonle Sap Lake. The inclusions and exclusions of this tour are specified, ensuring a hassle-free experience tailored to your needs. Remember to bring your sense of adventure and an open mind to fully embrace the beauty of this journey.


Customers who have embarked on this extraordinary tour have expressed their utmost satisfaction. They highlight the privilege of observing elephants up-close and personal, praising the informative and engaging guides. The combination of immersing in nature's splendor and exploring the hidden charm of Kompong Phluk left travelers in awe. Participants commend the tour for its seamless organization and the unique encounters it offers, making it a truly unforgettable experience.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Phnom Kulen National Park

Journey into Kulen Elephant Forest on a guided day trip from Siem Reap. Listen to an introductory briefing and meet elephants in their natural habitat, then explore the park on a guided hike to find breathtaking waterfalls. Enjoy picturesque jungle scenery on the drive from your accommodations to the park. Arrive at Kulen Elephant Forest and learn about these majestic creatures during a short introductory briefing. Get up close to the elephants, observing them in their natural habitat and walking with them into the forest.

Admission Included

Kompong Phluk

After visit Kulen Elephant forest, we will continue to visit One of the most scenic villages on Tonle Sap Lake, Kompong Phluk is also one of the least visited by tourists. On this tour, learn about local life as you cruise around stilted houses and floating markets, and take a canoe ride through the beautiful flooded forests.

Admission Included



5 (18)


Excellent tour! Highly recommend. Timely pickup by intelligent friendly guide names Wanna. Direct transport with safe driver in a comfortable car to the elephants. I fed them, walked with them, and watched them bath. Numerous photos of me with the elephants. Photos of me petting them, walking with them and feeding them. Delicious lunch and I could leave anytime I wanted because I had my own guide. Next stop was the floating village, even in the dry season it was amazing. We took a private boat operated by a man. His daughter assisted. We sailed past the village to the lake where we stopped at a floating restaurant for a drink. I had a delicious iced coffee. My guide explained the local territories to me on a map. Also there was a shop here. Everything is cash so bring cash for tipping. Loved this tour!


A most wonderful guide. Borey was charming from the moment we met him. On the one hour drive to Kulen Forest he regaled us with his rich story telling and described the history of Cambodia right from the 1st Century onwards! We were all enthralled throughout the trip. His easy manner and gentleman-like approach was appreciated by us all and I would highly recommend him to anyone taking a trip in Siem Reap and looking for a guide.


We are a couple with our senior mother from Hong Kong. We are so pleased with our guide Mr. Wanna. He is very nice, patient and knowledgable for history. He was very flexible with timing and our needs because we were traveling during the hottest time in Cambodia, we needed to take some breaks for our 70 yrs old mother. Mr. Wanna was so patient and Kulen was such a wonderful experience for us. We love animals and would never ride on them, Kulen was such a sanctuary for the retired elephants, the elephants are so happy there. I highly recommended this activity for children/couple/family/ animal lovers.


This tour was wonderful - I recommend you do it if you have time! Our guide Borey shared stories of Cambodian history, the regions we drove through, as well as his personal experiences related to each. He was so animated and drew us into the stories! We joined a group of other tourists at the elephant forest which was a treat, as we got to make a rice ball mixture for the elephants and then feed them a variety of treats. We were also able to follow the elephants and their mahout (handler) while our elephant forest guide shared many details. He was very knowledgeable and animated - we really enjoyed him. We also got to wash the elephants and then had a light snack of mixed fruits (afternoon tour). There is some walking in loose dirt, when thinking about shoes. After that, we went to the fishing village which was an interesting experience to see how the stilted houses, boats and community members while learning more about that area while on our boat. Borey was a great guide and our driver was very good at maneuvering the traffic. We enjoyed every minute of it and would highly recommend it!


We absolutely loved our day visiting the Kulen Elephant Sanctuary and Kulen Mountain with our guide, Seila! He was very knowledgeable and kind and we enjoyed his company. The visit with the elephants was a highlight and our lunch at the sanctuary lunch was yummy. We appreciated all the information about the Kulen mountain and loved to visit the waterfall and reclining Buddha. Also we were comfortable and well hydrated in our vehicle. Would highly recommend this tour and this guide! Thank you!


INCREDIBLE!! It’s a massive day and it’s expensive but I can guarantee you it is worth every second and every cent!! Sam was my guide for the day and from start to finish he kept it fun, easy and educational all at once!! He was more than happy to take photos for me as I was travelling alone and his English was phenomenal - I learnt so much!!! HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!


We had an incredible time feeding elephants and taking a walk with them. It was a memorable experience. Our tour guide was very flexible and took us to the floating village. He did a great job. I definitely recommend this tour and ask for Wanna. He is a great tour guide.


Chenla and his driver Chai were the BEST! And this tour was EXACTLY what I was looking for. I didn't have the time to spend a whole afternoon at the elephant forest plus a whole afternoon at the floating village but I wanted to see them both. I am SO glad I made the decision to choose this tour because the timing worked out perfectly so that I could see both in a relatively short amount of time, and in privacy and comfort. Other guests of the elephant forest mostly ride a bus the hour or so from Siem Reap but I had my own air-conditioned car for the whole drive which was super relaxing. Chenla also gave me a history of Cambodia during the drive and answered any questions I had about the culture, etc. At the elephant forest you do join the 1pm small group tour that comes in separately, but I had Chenla there to take pictures for me and to let us know when it was time to break off from the group and head to the floating village (note: I was really happy with the experience I had there even though we ended the tour a little early, so I don't regret having to dip out before the whole tour was over BUT you will skip bathing with the elephants or whatever the last part of the tour is if you don't stay 'til the end. Again this did not bug me at all even though originally it sounded super cool). The floating village was such a unique experience and it made me so thankful that this tour didn't make me choose between the two. For that Chenla hired us our own boat captain so that we had the whole boat to ourselves and we could stop (or not) wherever I wanted. No wasting time waiting around for other people to get on/off the boat, etc. As a solo female traveler I always felt really safe and respected by Chenla and Chai, and that they genuinely wanted me to have a great time. If you want to see both of these places but don't want to devote 2 whole afternoons to do it (and/or if you prefer a more private situation), this is the tour for you. No question.


We had an amazing visit to Kulen Elephant Forest. We loved feeding and walking with the elephants and our guides Bunhak and Sith were brilliant! They were so informative and friendly. We made the food for the elephants , but we also had a delicious lunch too. Well worth a visit!


Our guide Seila did a spectacular job of explaining the history, culture, nature during our full day tour. The elephant sanctuary tour is not to be missed as it provides an opportunity to experience the personalities of several elephants. Besides explaining the background of the elephant sanctuary he provided additional details about the Angkor temples we saw the previous day. The exploration of Kulen Mountain and swimming in the pools below the waterfall was wonderful. Seila was insightful, personable and entertaining the full day.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-17 19:45