Discovery >

Koh Pdao and Volunteering in Rural Cambodia

August 4, 2015 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: , , , , , , ,

Koh Pdao Island is one of the largest islands of the Mekong River. Situated near the city of Kratie in northeast Cambodia, the Koh Pdao offers an ideal destination for e.g. educational travel or volunteering groups and responsible travel in general. Khiri Travel Cambodia can arrange trips for groups to visit Koh Pdao to join a project run by the local community called Community Rural Development Tours (CRDT), which focuses on sustainable rural development.

On this peaceful and pastoral island volunteers can help out in different activities such as farming, building houses or animal barns, planting or harvesting gardens, and taking part in the local life. Koh Pdao is a perfect place to experience the Khmer’s ancestral agricultural methods compared to more modern ones. The villagers are always eager to share their knowledge, give some cooking or dancing lessons or take travelers for a ride around their village.

Even though the accommodations offered are pretty basic, staying in a homestay in such a remote area is an amazing and authentic way to experience the rural Cambodian culture. The ultimate bonus for a volunteering trip to Koh Pdao and Kratie is to be able to watch and admire the freshwater Irrawaddy dolphins from the banks of the Mekong River. Most important is that the travelers will support the sustainable development of the CRDT.

 

For more information about tours, volunteering and responsible tourism in Cambodia, please contact to [email protected]

Latest post

Stepping into A Hidden Oases – An Alternative Approach to Bagan

Our Myanmar team has some new overland travel opportunities in between Yangon and Bagan that offer exploration of formerly “hidden” rural towns, heritage sites and rewarding encounters with local people.

Read More

Wat Chai Mongkol – A Temple With a View

Inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991, Ayuthaya is home to many temple ruins, dating back to the 14th Century AD. Many of the temples can be found on the “island” area of the city, formed by the Chao Praya and Pasak Rivers.

Read More

Avoid the Chills from Travel Ills in Laos

How to avoid the chills and ills of travel sickness in remote destinations in Laos in three easy steps: Be Proactive, Prepare and Protect.

Read More

Sambor Prei Kuk: A Quiet Homestay and Khmer Sanctuary

Khiri Travel Cambodia is very proud to have helped start Sambor Prei Kuk homestay project in Kampong Thom. Kampong Thom is roughly halfway between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh on highway no.6 that runs north of the Tonle Sap Lake.

Read More

Subscribe to our newsletter

Our B2B newsletters are for industry professionals




*We’ll never share your email address and you can opt out at any time.