Joining and leaving the project:
You will need to be in Sen Monorom the night before your visit date as we meet in town at 7.20am, and a day at the project finishes at 5pm. At that time of the day there is no more transport out of Sen Monorom. You will have to arrange accommodation in the town for the night, and depart the following morning for your next destination. Buses leave at 7 am and 1 pm daily for Phnom Penh & other destinations.
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The best way to get from Phnom Penh to Sen Monorom is by VIP minivan. We recommend the Kim Seng Express or Virak Buntham from Phnom Penh to Sen Monorom. Check out this easy to use website, where you can book your tickets all over Cambodia, or you can call the companies directly.
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Transportation from Siem Reap:
If you are coming from Siem Reap, it takes about 12 hours to reach Sen Monorom during the day. There are VIP buses that travel to Phnom Penh, allowing you to catch the afternoon bus up here to Mondulkiri. Virak-Buntham is one good company. There are also night buses to Phnom Penh that will arrive in time for the first buses/express minivans to Sen Monorom in the morning. Giant Ibis & Virak-Buntham both run reputable nightbus services, and Virak Buntham also runs an express minivan onwards from Phnom Penh to Sen Monorom.
There are many bus agencies in Siem Reap that will be able to assist you with your booking. Otherwise you can hire a taxi all the way. This would cost about $150 but you will have to organise it yourself from Siem Reap. I am sure your hotel or guesthouse can help you to arrange it.
If budget allows, you might also consider a flight to Phnom Penh to save time
Transportation from Kratie:
Minibuses leave Kratie in the morning at around 8am and you get to Sen Monorom around lunch time.
Transportation from Ban Lung, Rattanakiri:
Minibuses leave Ban Lung in the morning at around 8am and you get to Sen Monorom around lunch time.
Border crossing to and from Vietnam:
The closest border crossing to and from Vietnam is north of Ho Chi Minh City, called Hoa Lu, and the nearest town on the Vietnamese side is Loc Ninh. On the Cambodian side, the nearest town is Snuol, 130km southwest of Sen Monorom.
It takes about 5 hours by bus to get to the border from Ho Chi Minh City. After you cross the border you will need to get a motorbike taxi to Snuol and in Snuol you should be able to catch a minibus to Sen Monorom (approx. 2 hours).
You should be able to catch a minibus from Sen Monorom to Snuol (approx. 2 hours). You will then need to take a motorbike taxi to the border and after you have crossed the border it takes about 5 hours to get to Ho Chi Minh City by bus.