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Detours - Voted best Valued Small Groups Tours in Cambodia / Eco Detours focuses on Protection of the sites visited
Chreav Bird Sanctuary March - August


7am - 1pm

An awesome way to explore a little known but critically important rare bird Sanctuary. We leave Siem Reap at 7am and head South West passing quickly from urban Siem Reap to rural countryside. An amazing elevated drive above numerous rice paddies, buffalo and endangered water birds.

Our expert bird guide will be with you all the way and be able to show you unique viewing areas along the way. After approx. 1 hour drive in our air conditioned minivan on arrival at Chreav Bird Sanctuary we will have our traditional longtail boats to take you onto the lake proper, where we will be able to get up close and personal to the nesting areas and breeding grounds of these rare water birds. After roughly 2 hours on the water we will be taken back to the docking area for a picnic lunch and drinks, then we will be transported back to Siem Reap and your hotel by our air conditioned minivan, arrival at approx. 1pm. This tour is best taken in the dry season and replaces our tour to Prek Toal dependent on water levels. So from March through August, Chreav is the best area to visit for rare bird species. Some of the rare bird species encountered on this tour may include the Spot Billed Pelican, the Black Headed Ibis, the Greater Adjutant, the Lesser Adjutant, the Asian Openbill, the Black Necked Stork, the Painted Stork, the Oriental Darter, the Masked Finfoot and the Grey Headed Fish Eagle.


Collection of eggs and chicks at the nest remain the single most threat to the continued survival of these water birds on the Tonle Sap lake. Cutting of the forest areas for firewood is also a big problem, specially the cutting down of large tree’s is adversely affecting availability of nesting sites for large water birds. Damming of the Mekong up stream may also affect the fishing and water birds.



Close encounter with wildlife.

Family friendly.

All-inclusive tour.

Free hotel pick-up and drop-off included.

Led by a local professional guide.

Travel by boat and see the sights from the water.



Pick up at 7:00am, 6 hour tour from time of pickup to time of drop off

Free Pick up & return in A/C minivan

English speaking guides

Free Picnic Lunch

Free Drinks (non alcoholic and water)

Tour of Chreav Bird Sanctuary

Entrance fee to the Sanctuary plus boat and boat crews

All Check Point fees included in Price



Gratuities (optional)

Alcoholic drinks available to purchase.



Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.

Confirmation will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability.

Children 10 or under, half price. 5 or under FREE.



Hotel pickups commence prior to start time of tour. You will be allocated a pickup time on confirmation of booking.

Pickup times are subject to slight change due to local traffic conditions.



Please pay the guide at the start of the tour.

Price $95 Per Person