Bensley Collection - Shinta Mani Wild: The Experience


Enjoy a massage while being serenaded by the sounds of the forest.

Go boating on the lodge “yacht” and have your captain tie tubes to the stern for a river float like no other.

Tailgate time means made-to-order cocktails at a riverfront spot of your choosing.

The menu changes daily at Shinta Mani Wild, and guests can contribute to their own dishes by gathering exotic ingredients on foraging walks.

Borrow a mountain bike from the lodge and hit jungle trails with your own private guide.

Upon arrival at the lodge, you’ll be assigned a dedicated “adventure butler”—part guide, part valet—who will design a bespoke experience to match your interests and fitness. Zip-lining and river swimming are right at your doorstep, and the surrounding jungle holds opportunities for trekking and mountain biking, backwater kayaking and boating. If you’re a wildlife lover, you’ll have chances to both see and save it. Spy gibbons swinging from the vines and go all aflutter for migrating butterflies; then race through the rainforest by motorcycle during a stint with the local anti-poaching patrol.

Things to Do

Activity inclusions vary by rate type and package. Please inquire with the lodge when requesting your reservation.

  • Jungle Hiking and Mountain Biking
  • Backwater Kayaking and Boating
  • Zip-lining
  • Swimming
  • Anti-poaching Patrol
  • Camera Trapping
  • Butterfly- and Bird-watching
  • Foraging and Cooking Classes
  • Chi Pat Excursions

Food and Drink

The lodge’s cuisine is closely linked to the jungle; when naturalists lead excursions, they’re on the lookout for more than just wildlife—they’re seeking exotic edibles to freshen up your cocktail tumbler or dinner plate. Join in the fun with a dedicated foraging session, or learn to cook up Khmer curries or dumplings from seven different countries at a cooking class. Whether or not you want to play sous chef for a day, you’ll eat from an ever-changing menu and drink in unexpected spots, like beside a rushing waterfall or atop a zip-lining platform following a thrilling flight through the canopy.

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