I have been working as a tour guide for 8 years, organizing and managing tours around Ratanakiri, and guiding tourists in the jungle treks from 1 to 7 days in length.

My name is Keo Sona. I am 37 years old and come from Lumphat close to Banlung in Ratanakiri district. I belong to the Indigenous Tribe of the Tumpoon or Kroung people and in addition to speaking the tribal language I speak English, Lao and some French.

Currently living in Banlung, I am married with two children and work for the Tourist Information Centre of Ratanakiri.

What I can offer

I can offer you tours to learn about my culture and traditions. You can join traditional ceremonies and wedding parties. I can teach you about medicinal jungle plants and the dangers from animals in the forest. I know all the types of bamboo and techniques of working with it from making baskets to building houses.

As well as jungle trekking and river excursions I can offer you the best and most complete tribal village experiences and homestays as well as nightly fires and activities as you require.