Land of the Rising Dragon

Waterways of Koh Kong

Private Tour

Starting from $799 pp


If you are looking for an alternative getaway then look no further. Our break away on the rivers of Koh Kong might be just what you are looking for. Starting in Phnom Penh you will travel south towards the coast before changing direction straight through the outskirts of the Cardamom Mountains. The views getting to your destination are varied and truly stunning, from glimpses of mountains and river water ways. It is also possible to arrange transportation to Tatai from Bangkok and the boarder at Trat.

Once in Tatai you will board a motorboat that will take you to your hidden floating lodge. Once here you are completely cut off from the outside world and it is the only tour that we offer on a full board bases. This is a real treat as the food and the service at your lodge is truly exceptional. During your break we have arranged a day trip to the beautiful Tatai waterfall were you can relax and enjoy a picnic lunch on the rocks. This holiday is all about you and for the duration of your time you choose what you want to do.

Itinerary Overview

Day 1: Arrive Phnom Penh to Koh Kong

Arrive in Siem Reap where you will be met by an Asia for Expats representative. Directly from the airport we start the journey to Koh Kong. On arrival at the Tatai river you will board a boat and take a short trip down the river to your floating hotel.

Day 2: Koh Kong (Tatai Waterfall)

One of the must-do in the region is a day trip to the Tatai Waterfall which is about 45 minutes from the hotel via boat. You are free to enjoy the cool waters and natural hydro-massage before enjoying a picnic lunch on the nearby rocks. You can then enjoy your surroundings or take a kayak to explore the nearby waterways.


Day 3: Koh Kong

Today you are free to decide what you would like to do. You can just completely unwind and relax on your private pontoon, take out the lodge’s kayaks and explore the surrounding mangroves. Alternatively, you can decide to take one of the local day trips on offer at your hotel.


Day 4: Koh Kong to Depart Phnom Penh

After breakfast you leave the river behind and transfer back to Phnom Penh, in plenty of time to the airport for you departing flight.


*Please see our list of activities that can be added to your getaway.


Activities in Phnom Penh

Cyclo City TourCyclo City Tour
Minimum Number: 1 Person
Duration: from 2 hours
Cyclos were a popular form of transport throughout Southeast Asia, and they are still widely used in the Cambodian capital. On this tour you will see many of the most important sites of the city including Wat Phnom, the National Library, Psar Thmei, 178th St, the Royal Palace compound, the National Museum and much more.

Sunset Boat CruiseSunset Boat Cruise
Minimum Number:
1 Person
Duration: from 2 hours
A trip to Phnom Penh isn’t complete without a cruise on the Mighty Mekong. Enjoy a sunset boat trip on board Phnom Penh’s only luxury catamaran. Discover a different side of Cambodia’s capital and do it in style as you sip a cocktail on the top deck, or sit down to some fantastic food.

Phnom Tamao SanctuaryPhnom Tamao Sanctuary
Minimum Number:
1 Person
Duration: from 6 hours
Enjoy a wonderful day trip out of Phnom Penh and visit this great wildlife sanctuary for rescued animals. The sanctuary is home to gibbons, sun bears, elephants, tigers, lions, deer, ginormous pythons and birds.

S21 & Killing FieldsS21 & Killing Fields tour
Minimum Number:
1 Person
Duration: from 4 hours
This tour takes you to Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21) and Choeung Ek (Killing Fields), located about 17km southwest of Phnom Penh. You will spend the morning being guided around these sites, learning about the turbulent recent history of Cambodia.

Angkor Golf Resort

A Round of Golf
Minimum Number:
1 Person
Duration: from 4 hours
Phnom Penh now boasts five courses, three of which we believe that you should try out if you love your golf. We will take care of all aspects of your trip from green fees, transfers, buggy hire and club hire. So all you have to worry about is having fun and keeping that score as low as you can.

Koh Dach Silk IslandSilk Island (Koh Dach)
Minimum Number:
1 Person
Duration: from 4 hours
Catch a private boat across the Mekong River and see some incredible silk production and weaving. You will observe the villagers farming the silk worms and creating the perfect environment for them to weave their cocoons.

Activities in Koh Kong

Chipat Trekking ExperiencesChi Phat Trekking Experiences
Minimum Number:
1 Person
Duration: from 1 day
Over the last few years a thriving ecotourism program has run in the area of Chi Phat, attracting visitors to trek and mountain bike through the beautiful Cardamom Mountains. An overnight stay in the area is highly recommended, with many friendly local home stays to choose from.

Tatai WaterfallTatai Waterfall
Minimum Number:
1 Person
Duration: from 6 hours
The majestic Tatai Falls reveal the river’s true power. This activity, depending on the tide, starts at around 10am for the 45-minute boat ride past Tatai village to the falls.  After heading into the heart of the Cardamom jungle you’ll enjoy lunch and if required we can arrange to transport some kayaks for extra fun.

A Round of Golf

A Round of Golf
Minimum Number:
1 Person
Duration: from 4 hours
Enjoy 18 holes on the newly built Dara Sakor Golf Club, situated along the beautiful coastline of Koh Kong.  Cambodia’s newest course was opened to the public at the beginning of 2016.  The golf complex will in time offer three championship courses to include inland, mountain and links style courses.

Expat Tips

Top Expat Tips

  • We can also arrange transfers from Bangkok, crossing the Trat border.
  • For golf enthusiast we can arrange a day at Koh Kong’s brand-new golf club.
  • For trekking and nature lovers extend your holidays a couple of days and visit the Chi-Phat commune. A project to protect and transform the southern Cardamon Mountains rain forest into a source of jobs and income for local people


  • Take the kayaks out and paddle around the opposite island
  • Go on search of the flickering fireflies

For Families:

  • There is the option for families to stay in a room on land

Tour Includes:

  • Land transportation within Cambodia by private air-conditioned vehicles.
  • English speaking guide
  • Accommodation listed
  • Breakfasts each morning on the tour
  • Excursions as mentioned
  • All admission fees at activities mentioned in the itinerary, temples and attractions.
  • All taxes

Tour Excludes:

  • Flights to/from Asia. (Our team can help you arrange flights if requested)
  • International airport departure taxes
  • Visa fees, currently $30 US per person
  • Meals, unless otherwise mentioned
  • Beverages and personal expenses
  • Other excursions and entrance fees
  • Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation and evacuation in the event of accident of illness).
  • All other services not listed in “Tour Includes”.


We will arrange all flights and transportation within Asia as mentioned in the itinerary. Our team can arrange bonded ATOL flights to/from Asia upon request. Please complete the enquiry form with the necessary information to issue a quote for your international flights.


A visa is required to enter Cambodia, the current cost is $30. Our team will happily advise you on visa requirements.


Please ensure your passport has a validity of at least six months beyond stay. Also at least one blank page for each of the countries you are visiting and 4 passport-size photos are needed.


Please make sure you have comprehensive travel insurance adequate for your holidays and the activities you want to undertake. Your insurance must cover medical costs related to hospitalisation, repatriation and emergency travel.


Please consult your doctor, clinic or your national Department of Health for recommended vaccinations and medication when travelling to Southeast Asia. It is important to arrange the necessary appointments well in advance of your trip.


US Dollars (USD) are widely accepted in Cambodia as well as the local currency Khmer Riel (KHR). For currency conversion please click here.

How to Book

Only once you are fully happy with your tailor-made itinerary you will receive an invoice. In order to secure availability for your booking, tour, activities and accommodation we require a 20% deposit.

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Our prices are correct at the time of publishing. They are subject to changes and can only be confirmed after receiving an enquiry.

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