Visit Jahoo

Follow the eerie song of the rare yellow-cheeked crested gibbon, spot endangered black-shanked douc langur, discover traces of asian elephant and sun bear, glimpse spectacular birdlife

Tour Packages

Book an exclusive tour to the heart of Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary. Join wildlife experts and indigenous guides to experience endangered primates, Bunong culture, and stunning rainforest.

Trek Tour

Join wildlife researchers as they track wild gibbons through stunning rainforest and visit a remote jungle waterfall guided by an indigenous forest custodian.

 

  •   Availability: Year-round
  •  Peak season: Dec -March
  •  Starting point: Sen Monorom
  •  Transport provided: Yes
  •  Duration: 1 days
  • $85 USD per person for a group of 3-5 persons
  • $260 USD for private tour 1-2 persons
Tour Highlights
  • Join wildlife researchers at dawn to track and observe wild gibbons in the forest canopy
  • Help your indigenous guide forage and cook a traditional Bunong meal
  • Hike to a remote jungle waterfall and enjoy a swim in the natural pool
Tour Detail: Day 1

04:45 Pick-up: Rising before dawn, you’ll be collected from your guesthouse and taken to Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary (KSWS).

Note: The early start is recommended to improve the chances of successful gibbon spotting. However, guests can request a later start, but the chances of successful gibbon spotting will be reduced.

05:15 Gibbon Tracking: Receive a quick briefing on gibbon tracking and join wildlife researchers as they begin their search for a wild family of endangered yellow-cheeked crested gibbons.

07:30 Breakfast: Return to eat breakfast at the Bamboo Camp and learn more about the conservation efforts on-going at Jahoo to protect endangered gibbons and other rare wildlife.

08:30 Jungle Trek: Prepare for a jungle hike deeper into the Wildlife Sanctuary. Explore the forest with your indigenous guide and discover other rare wildlife such as the giant black squirrel and northern pig-tailed macaque.

11:00 Sacred Waterfall: Arrive at a remote jungle waterfall, cook a traditional lunch, snooze and swim whilst surrounded by lush rainforest within the heart of the Protected Area.

16:00 Departure: After more jungle trekking and spotting other endangered primates such as black-shanked douc langur return back to the Bamboo Camp. Depart Jahoo and arrive back at your guesthouse by 17:00.

Explore Tour

Experience the Wildlife Sanctuary at night at the iconic Bamboo Camp, search for wild gibbons as they sing their dawn chorus, and witness indigenous forest knowledge.

  •   Availability: Year-round
  •  Peak season: Dec-March
  •  Starting point: Sen Monorom
  •  Transport provided: Yes
  •  Duration: 2 days
  • $135 USD per person for a group of 3-5 persons
  • $360 USD for private tour 1-2 persons
Tour Highlights
  • Experience the jungle by night and observe the shy and mysterious nocturnal creatures whilst sleeping in comfort at the unique Bamboo Camp
  • Wake up to the eerie call of the endangered yellow-cheeked crested gibbon before joining them in the forest before sunrise
  • Trek through lush rainforest spotting rare black-shanked douc-langurs and encountering other unique and rare forest wildlife
Tour Detail: Day 1

07:30 Collection: The driver will pick you up from your guesthouse, after 30 minutes, you’ll arrive in Andong Kraleung village, an ethnic Indigenous Bunong community, and then Jahoo.

08:30 Wildlife Hike: Following your indigenous guide, head out into the mixed-evergreen rainforest on the search for wildlife, such as rare primates, as you hike towards a remote waterfall.

11:00 Jungle Waterfall: Forage for your lunch and help your guide prepare a delicious Bunong meal over a campfire before refreshing yourselves in the natural pool at the waterfall.

13:00 Wildlife Hike: Continue with your local guide on the search for rare wildlife, such as black-shanked douc langur. Through the eyes of your indigenous guide, find traces of elusive wildlife such as the footprints of Asian elephants and the claw marks of sun bears.

17:00 Sunset Dinner: Refresh and relax at the unique Bamboo Camp. Dine on Bunong-Khmer fusion cuisine cooked using locally sourced and seasonal produce whilst enjoying panoramic forest views.

18:00 Jungle by Night (optional): After dinner, take a short walk with the aid of headlamps into the forest to take a glimpse at nocturnal forest animals, before visiting the atmospheric indigenous hut for a traditional nightcap and to discuss history, folklore and indigenous culture with Bunong elders.

Tour Detail: Day 2

05:00 Gibbon Watching: Awake before dawn to the sounds of the forest and join wildlife researchers as they head into the forest to track wild gibbons. Upon hearing their piercing song, follow your guides as they track the gibbon family, moving swiftly and silently through the forest undergrowth. As you observe these unique endangered apes, learn about their behaviour as well as the on-going conservation efforts to protect this species at Jahoo.

08:00 Cultural Walk: Return for breakfast at the camp before preparing to explore Bunong culture as you visit a traditional burial and spirit forest to learn about Bunong spiritual beliefs. Traverse through examples of modern and ancient farming practices and witness the transition from traditional swidden agriculture to current practices. Experience the ancient practice of resin tapping and observe other forms of sustainable harvesting of forest resources, traditions that have motivated forest protection for generations.

12:00 Jungle Waterfall: Discover another stunning jungle waterfall, take a swim in the natural pool, and enjoy lunch at the edge of the forest stream. Take time to relax and enjoy the tranquillity of this exclusive waterfall enjoying incredible views of towering trees and an abundance of butterflies.

14:00 Wildlife Hike: Return to camp after a gentle stroll through the forest keeping an eye out for wildlife along the way, especially the prehistoric-like greater hornbill and other colourful forest birds.

16:00 Departure: Return to camp where the driver will return you back to your guesthouse in Sen Monorom.

Discover Tour

An immersive journey into forest protection, endangered wildlife, and indigenous culture.

 

  •   Availability: Year-round
  •  Peak season: Nov-March
  •  Starting point: Sen Monorom
  •  Transport provided: Yes
  •  Duration: 3 days
  • $155 USD per person for a group of 3-5 persons
  • $400 USD for private tour 1-2 persons
Tour Highlights
  • Escape to nature and dedicate some time to relax in comfort at the unique Bamboo Camp where you can enjoy true wilderness soothed by the sounds of the jungle while enjoying delicious Bunong cuisine and local produce
  • Explore the evergreen forest, sacred waterfalls, traditional Bunong farms and little-known remnants of historical conflict, such the site of a US Army base deep in the heart of the Wildlife Sanctuary, while spotting spectacular wildlife
  • Immerse yourself in indigenous forest culture, learn traditional forest skills from your local Bunong guide, hear about legends, history, and folklore from an elder around the campfire and help a local farmer collect resin from his ancestral resin trees, an ancient and remarkable Bunong practice
Tour Details: Day 1

07:30 Collection: The driver will pick you up from your guesthouse, after 30 minutes, you’ll arrive in Andong Kraleung village, an ethnic Indigenous Bunong community, and then Jahoo.

08:30 Wildlife Hike: Following your indigenous guide, head out into the mixed-evergreen rainforest on the search for wildlife, such as rare primates, as you hike towards a remote waterfall.

11:00 Jungle Waterfall: Forage for your lunch and help your guide prepare a delicious Bunong meal over a campfire before refreshing yourselves in the natural pool at the waterfall.

13:00 Wildlife Hike: Continue with your local guide on the search for rare wildlife, such as black-shanked douc langur. Through the eyes of your indigenous guide, find traces of elusive wildlife such as the footprints of Asian elephants and the claw marks of sun bears.

17:00 Sunset Dinner: Refresh and relax at the unique Bamboo Camp. Dine on Bunong-Khmer fusion cuisine cooked using locally sourced and seasonal produce whilst enjoying panoramic forest views.

18:00 Jungle by Night (optional): After dinner, take a short walk with the aide of headlamps into the forest to take a glimpse at nocturnal forest animals, before visiting the atmospheric indigenous hut for a traditional nightcap and to discuss history, folklore and indigenous culture with Bunong elders.

Tour Details: Day 2
05:00 Gibbon Watching: Awake before dawn to the sounds of the forest and join wildlife researchers as they head into the forest to track wild gibbons. Upon hearing their piercing song, follow your guides as they track the gibbon family, moving swiftly and silently through the forest undergrowth. As you observe these unique endangered apes, learn about their behaviour as well as the on-going conservation efforts to protect this species at Jahoo.

08:00 Cultural Walk: Return for breakfast at the camp before preparing to explore Bunong culture as you visit a traditional burial and spirit forest to learn about Bunong spiritual beliefs. Traverse through examples of modern and ancient farming practices and witness the transition from traditional swidden agriculture to current practices. Experience the ancient practice of resin tapping and observe other forms of sustainable harvesting of forest resources, traditions that have motivated forest protection for generations.

12:00 Jungle Waterfall: Discover another stunning jungle waterfall, take a swim in the natural pool and enjoy lunch at the edge of the forest stream. Take time to relax and enjoy the tranquillity of this exclusive waterfall enjoying incredible views of towering trees and an abundance of butterflies.

14:00 Wildlife Hike: Return to camp after a gentle stroll through the forest keeping an eye out for wildlife along the way, especially the prehistoric-like greater hornbill and other colourful forest birds.

16:00 Departure: Return to camp where the driver will return you back to your guesthouse.

Tour Details: Day 3

05:00 Gibbon Watching (optional): Awake before dawn again for another unparalleled gibbon spotting experience with wildlife researchers.

08:00 Breakfast Club: After breakfast walk through the village arriving just in time for the school Breakfast Club to begin. Learn about how the Gibbon Fund (from Jahoo ecotourism revenue) supports important social improvements such as primary school education and meet some of the key community members involved in these initiatives.

10:00 Natural Spring: Visit the natural spring that the community is named after, Andong Kralueng, meaning “Round Spring”, an impossibly round natural spring that has provided the community with a reliable water source for centuries. Visit the spring with a local mother to understand her story and the important part that access to safe and reliable water plays in her and her family’s lives.

12:00 US Military Base: Place the destination of Andong Kraleung in recent history and take lunch at a little known and rarely visited site of a temporary US Army supply base. Mondulkiri was impacted on a devastating scale throughout the Vietnam-US war. Learn about how the events of modern history impacted this community and enjoy the open views from where the base once dominated.

14:00 Ranger Station: Visit a KSWS ranger outpost and meet some rangers working at the frontline of environmental law enforcement. Take a tour of the stockpile of confiscated timber, equipment and other materials whilst learning about the pressures on protected areas as well as the ongoing efforts to save wildlife and wild places.

16:00 Departure: Return to camp from where the driver will return you back to your guesthouse in Sen Monorom.

Gibbon Fund

The Gibbon Fund receives $30 USD per tourist from Jahoo. Managed by the Indigenous Community Committee these funds motivate and support community-conservation action and social development.

The Gibbon Fund supports community-patrols, traditional cultural ceremonies, and education scholarships for children. The Gibbon Fund develops local support for wildlife and motivates long-term conservation action.

Park Entrance Fees

The Ministry of Environment receives $5 USD per tourist from Jahoo. These funds support KSWS ranger operations and patrol activities within the protected area.

Jahoo and community leadership aim to demonstrate that community-ecotourism revenue can benefit the environment and local development whilst also providing a sustainable and wildlife-friendly source of finance for protected area operations.

Unique Bamboo Camp

Staying at the Bamboo Camp at Jahoo is a unique and exclusive destination. Perched at the edge of a glade with stunning views on the forest, the Bamboo Camp offers comfort and convenience on your visit to Jahoo while remaining immersed in the forest surroundings.

The Bamboo Camp is inspired by Bunong cultural identity and traditional design and construction. The camp is constructed using sustainably harvested bamboo from community forests and locally sourced grasses and rattan.

Community-led Ecotourism

More than 90% of ecotourism revenue from Jahoo is spent within the local indigenous community through staff salaries, local produce, service providers, Park Entrance fees and Gibbon Fund contributions.

The indigenous community leadership provides oversight to Jahoo, ensuring that the ecotourism operations remain respectful to the community while promoting indigenous culture, positively impacting the environment and continuing to contribute to the local economy.

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