Board a local boat and cruise out on the mighty Mekong River to get up close to freshwater Irrawaddy dolphins at Kampi, 15 km north of Kratie. Witness one of the most endangered mammals in their natural habitat. You’re a key for financial support that provides funding for the protection and study of these endangered mammals. Trip takes 3-5 hours and can be started at any time of the day from Kratie Town.
- Watch Irrawaddy river dolphins by boat
- Journey through rural villages along the Mighty Mekong
- Friendly, knowledgable English speaking guide
- Learn history, culture and threats to the region
- Duration: 3-3.5 hours
- Pickup location:
Pick-up from any centrally located hotels in Kratie.
- Pickup time: 8.30 AM or 2.30 PM
- Drop off location:
Drop-off at any centrally located hotels in Kratie.
- Trip code: CMTK1
You will be picked up by your guide and local remok (tuk tuk) or motor bike from the hotel in Kratie and travel on the old national route 7 along the river bank towards Kampi. One of the many deep pools where the rare river dolphins gather to feed. Along the way, we journey pass through a village that produces the delicious snacks, famous sticky rice packed in bamboo (krolan) and pickle raw fish in banana leaf (Nhem). Thma Kreae village is particularly famous for Krolan. This tasty snack is famous all over Cambodia and locals would never leave Kratie Province without buying a stock for relatives and friends back home. A must to try at least once.
Having arrived to Kampi, we board a local boat and cruise out into the mighty Mekong for a chance encounter with these gentle mammals. Viewing is guaranteed. Tour boats will take you closer to these shy and sensitive mammals. If you listen carefully you might hear the dolphin breath through the blowhole on the top of its head. After enjoying an hour or more of dolphin viewing, we travel back to Kratie.
Important Note: This itinerary is written based on our tour research expeditions. It should be read in order to get a good general impression and NOT as a detailed hour by hour itinerary. However changes may occur without prior notice. This is due to various seasonal changes and the personality of the guide that will be escorting you on the trip.
A local English-speaking guide-driver, tours and transfers as mentioned by moto-remork or motor bike, all entrance fees as detailed in our itinerary.
TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Your accommodation in town, additional food and drink, any personal expenses, personal travel insurance, tips for guides & driver, any other items not mentioned.
Trip starts from 1 person. Booking for a greater number of people (ie. 5 people) you will receive a discount rate if compare to booking for 2 people. Therefore, during the tour if there are more people than when you booked, you will still get a discount rate. Please refer to the Trip Notes for details of what is included in the cost.
*Families with children please ask for a special price.
Dress standard: Comfortable shoes and attire are recommended.
Note: During the dry season (January – May), why not relax and cool your body in the fresh and clear water at famous Kampi Rapid Resort with a extra charge only 3$.