4 Rivers Floating Lodge

Summary

The dense rainforest that comprises Cambodia’s Cardamom Mountains is home to a plethora of endangered creatures, including the clouded leopard, the Asian elephant and the Malaysian sun bear. It is a birdwatcher’s paradise, and the ultimate destination for all those wishing to experience the pristine beauty of Cambodia’s wild interior for themselves. Located in the depths of the rainforest near Tatai Village, 4 Rivers Floating Lodge offers a unique insight into the untamed wonder of the Cardamoms. This eco-friendly lodge features just twelve luxurious tented villas, each one floating on the surface of the Tatai River and encompassed by the magical sights and sounds of the surrounding jungle. 4 Rivers Floating Lodge offers first-class luxury that perfectly complements the beauty of its spectacularly remote location. 

Highlights

  • Listen to the sounds of the forest, from its exotic bird calls to the roar of the Tatai Waterfalls
  • Explore the river and its many mangrove waterways by guided kayak tour
  • Discover local culture at one of the nearby jungle villages
  • Experience true romance on a sunset river cruise

Location

Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia

How to get there

Sihanoukville International Airport and Trat Airport in Thailand is the closest airport to Tatai. If you’re already in Cambodia, you can fly directly to Sihanoukville from Siem Reap or Phnom Penh. The lodge is accessible by boat only, and they provide complimentary inbound and outbound boat transfers.  

Best time to go

The best time to visit the Cardamom Mountains is between November and January, when the weather is at its driest without being unbearably hot. Although Cambodia can be visited year round, the best time to visit is in the cooler dry season, from November to June.

Our thoughts

4 Rivers Floating Lodge offers its guests a truly incredible off-the-beaten-track experience, allowing them to immerse themselves in the quiet serenity of the Tatai River. From the quality of its guided tours to the friendliness of its local staff, this is a magical place that exceeds all the expectations associated with the term ‘luxury eco-lodge’.

Top Tip

The tented villas at 4 Rivers Floating Lodge are arranged into two wings, with the restaurant at the centre. Because of this, those in search of uninterrupted peace and quiet should request the rooms furthest from the hotel’s hub, at the outer ends of either wing. 


  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Guided cultural tours
  • Guided adventure tours
  • Cruises
  • Kayaks
  • Room service

The restaurant at 4 Rivers Floating Lodge offers an eclectic menu that features Western favourites in addition to a variety of dishes from all over South East Asia. In particular, the restaurant specialises in Cambodian cuisine, with an emphasis on the country’s famous fish-based dishes. All meals are lovingly prepared using only the freshest local produce, whilst the lodge’s sommelier is on hand at all times to help guests select a matching vintage from the restaurant’s well-stocked wine cellar.

Inspired by the luxury tented camps of Africa’s finest game reserves, accommodation at 4 Rivers Floating Lodge takes the form of twelve tented villas constructed on a series of interlinked, floating pontoons. Covering 45 square metres of space, these beautiful rooms come in either a double or a twin-bed configuration. Each one combines environmentally-sensitive decor with top-quality furnishings, and comes complete with a flat-screen television, a DVD player, and a minibar. Perhaps the rooms’ most memorable feature, however, is a private balcony that makes the most of the lodge’s spectacular rainforest views to create a truly unique space for rest and relaxation. 

  • Cultural tours
  • Adventure tours
  • Bird watching
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Trekking
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Cruises
  • Swimming

Children are more than welcome at 4 Rivers Floating Lodge. The tented villas feature a sofa capable of accommodating one child up to fourteen years old, whilst baby cots can also be added to all rooms upon request. Children up to four years old incur no extra charge for accommodation, excursions or meals; whilst a 30% discount applies to all children aged between four and fourteen. 


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