Getting to Us

Arrival & Departure

Cardamom Tented Camp can be reached from the village of Trapeang Rung through an hour River Cruise to the Camp location in the heart of Botum Sakor National Park.

The Village itself and the Cardamom Tented Camp Departure Lodge are conveniently located on National Road 48, connecting the Thai/Cambodia Border with the Sihanoukville / Phnom Penh Link on National Highway Nr.4.

Cardamom Tented Camp´s Departure Lodge is located in the village of Trapeang Rung on Highway 48, the main highway linking Phnom Penh with Thailand, through the provincial capital of Koh Kong. When guests arrive by public bus coming from Phnom Penh, they must get off the bus before the bridge crossing the Trapeang Rung River and walk down a small dirt track that descends to the river on the left side of the bridge. After about 100 meters turn right under the bridge (heading north parallel to the river) and walk down the track for about another 100 meters until you arrive at the Departure Lodge on the left, next to the river.

From our departure point in the local village here, guests will embark onto a 40-minute boat ride along Trapeang Rung and Preak Tachan rivers. En route to Cardamom Tented Camp, visitors will experience the shift from lowland settlements, into the protected area of Botum Sakor National Park with its thriving flora and fauna. The journey itself is already an adventure and offers many wonderful photo opportunities.

Cardamom Tented Camp offers visitors shared minivan options with selected and quality tested suppliers, from main tourist departure destinations (Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, Kampot / Kep and Trat in Thailand) with reasonable package pricing, for more information please see our available packages here.

Shared – Private Minivan Transport:

Your privately shared minivan will pick you up from your hotel in the main tourist and hotel areas of Phnom Penh at around 8:30 to 9:00 am; travel time to Cardamom Tented Camp may vary depending on the traffic situation, but an average journey takes around 4.5 to 5 hours to the Departure Lodge in Trapeang Rung.

Public Transportation is available from:

Public buses and minivans to Koh Kong town and to Thailand depart Phnom Penh between 7:00 to 8:00 am from the Riverside, Mao Tse Tung Blvd, as well as Olympic Stadium, and arrive in Trapeang Rung between 11:30 am and 13:00 pm.

Also known as Krong Khemarak Phoumin

Shared – Private Minivan Transport:

If you spend an additional night in Koh Kong town, you can start your day with a relaxed breakfast and stroll along the riverside. Our privately shared minivan will pick you up late morning at around 11 am from your hotel. You will arrive at the Departure Lodge at around 12:00 to 12:30 pm.

Public Transportation is available from:

Public buses and minivans depart for Phnom Penh from the newly built central bus station and various offices in town from 8:00 am/11:30 am/14:30 pm and arrive in Trapeang Rung around an hour later.

Public Transportation is available from:

Public minivans as well as public buses leave Kampot between 7:30 to 8:30 am with some connecting to Sihanoukville and others going directly to Koh Kong town; visitors will arrive in Trapeang Rung between 11:30 to 12:30 pm.

Public Transportation is available from:

Public buses and minivans depart for Koh Kong town from the central bus station and various offices in town at around 8:00 am, and arrive in Trapeang Rung between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm.

Shared – Private Minivan Transport:

Our privately shared minivan can pick you up from Cambodia´s southern coast loop, starting from Kep between 7:00 and 7:30am; Kampot town from 8:00 to 8:30 am and Sihanouk Ville from around 10:00 to 10:30 am. Guests will arrive at our Departure Lodge in Trapeang Rung Village after lunch at around 13:00 to 14:00 pm.

Shared – Private Minivan Transport:

Our privately shared minivan service will pick you up from Trat town, Trat Bus Station or the Ferry Pier after your visit to the Koh Chang Islands, with pick up times ranging from 8:00 to 9:00 am. Our staff will be available at the border to assist with the immigration process, before you board the minivan to Cardamom Tented Camp, where you will arrive between 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Public Transportation is available from:

Public minivans leave Trat from 8:00 am hourly; the journey to Hat Lek and Cham Yeam check point on the Thai-Cambodian Border takes around 1.5 hours. After passing through immigration to Cambodia, guests have to arrange their own transportation to Koh Kong town´s newly built bus station (around 8 km), where the last bus to Cardamom Tented Camp leaves at around 14:30 pm.

Please indicate to the bus driver that you will get off the bus in Trapeang Rung Village, before the third bridge heading for Koh Kong / after the second bridge coming from Koh Kong. You can further tell / show the driver the following Khmer Phrase:
“bong Khum chos nov kulspean Trapang Rung treuy khang nis“
បងខ្ញំចុះនៅគុលស្ពានត្រពាំងរូវត្រើយខាងនេះ

Please note that we are trying to operate only 2 boat departures per day to keep our environmental impact as low as possible. We therefore like to ask guests to arrive at the Departure Lodge during the departure times of 12:00 to 13:00 pm or 15:00 to 16:00 pm; any later departures are only possible in privately chartered boats at additional cost during daylight hours.