Four Rivers Floating Lodge, Cambodia

You sigh. The river is your landscape. Palms stretch lazily over its sleepy waters. Your backdrop is jungle-engulfed mountains, dark green then fading to blue in the distance.

Away from the fantastic temples, the bustling towns, the noisily colourful markets and the crowds of eager sight-seers you can immerse yourself in a different sort of experience. Choose to include Four Rivers Floating Lodges as part of your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Cambodia and you will enter a world that is outwardly calm and tranquil. But inwardly full of life, fascinating insights and satisfying experiences.

This is eco-tourism raised to a new level. It’s your opportunity to really acclimatise yourself to the country, the region and the culture of local people.

Four Rivers is a collection of 12 tented villas standing in the river on either side of an elegant main lodge – like pearls strung beside a sparkling jewel.

Four Rivers, at a glance

  • Unique eco-lodge close to the Thai border – between Bangkok and Phnom Penh
  • Just 12 tented villas, floating on pontoons in a majestic river
  • Double or twin beds
  • Private sun-lounger balconies with gorgeous river views
  • Flat screen TVs and DVD players
  • Exceptional bathrooms
  • Cuisine includes regional fish specialities, barbecues and vegetarian food, using produce from local markets

For leisure and pleasure

  • Trekking into the jungle in search of Javan rhino, Indochinese tiger and Asian elephant
  • Over 530 different species of birds
  • Cultural visits to discover the beliefs, customs and natural cures of the Cardamom Mountain people
  • Untouched tropical rainforest experience
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking through mangroves
  • Sunset cruises
  • Bathing in the dazzling Tatai Waterfalls
  • It was a complicated and very individual trip, and several changes were made by me during the planning. None of this seemed to worry Ayesha and everything went according to plan.

    AM, India, 2014