Explore the remote and wild Mekong River in a paddling adventure that will bring you to the most beautiful part of the mighty Mekong River in Cambodia. Camping in a remote and high bio diverse region of the Mekong and it’s wetlands. Kayak the amazing flooded forests, see endangered freshwater dolphins up close and visit remote Mekong waterfalls. Observe wildlife and birds.
- Learn about the history and culture of the region in the company of our friendly guide
- Camping on Mekong beach
- Watch Irrawaddy river dolphins by kayak
- Witness mighty Mekong falls that thwarted the grand designs of French imperialists
- Kayak through Mekong flooded forests
- Explore Ramsar Wetlands and its biodiversity
- Dive into Khmer culture with a homestay
- Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
- Pickup location: Pick-up from any centrally located hotels in Stung Treng.
- Pickup time: 8.00 AM
- Drop off location: Drop-off at any centrally located hotels in Stung Treng.
- Distance: 3 Km walking & 50-55 Km kayaking
- Activities: Walking & Kayaking Tours, Dolphin Watching Tours, and Camping Tours
- Trip code: CMTT6
- Group size: 1-20
Day 1:Mekong Fall – Dolphin Pool (-/L/D)
Travel north by car (approximately 1:30 hour) stop to visit the Mekong’s largest waterfall, Preh Nimith. This is part of the Mekong fault line that stretches across the entire Mekong River and has been formed by the river eroding the softer rock downstream.
We will also have an opportunity to hiking to this remote from waterfall and visit a small fishing village traditional medicine that local people from village used for Malaria, Fever, Diarrhea, and water vine. Afterwards, we will start our kayak downstream to the Southern Tip of Laos Hang Khone (One of 4000islands). Stop at the old French Ferry port and railway at Hang Khone. At was Indochina war French used for transfer equipment and boat also passed the Mekong falls.
We will have lunch with Laos’s traditional food (Lab fish and Laos Beer). We keep our paddle to see the Irrawaddy Dolphins that make their home in the deep pools found on the Cambodian Side of the border. Continue to a small island where we will set up camp on a sandy beach and enjoy sunset before traditional BBQ dinner around a campfire.
Meals: Upper 4pax we have BBQ dinner
Accommodation: Camping on island
Approx Kayaking Distance: 15 km or 20km
Day 2: Dolphin Pool – Koh Sneng (B/L/-D)
After breakfast Start the kayak trip to O’Svay, kayak through the flooded forests a Ramsar Wetlands that supports a large variety of birds along the river. Enjoy the remoteness of the area feeling completely at one with nature. Once you began kayaking, the scenery is immediately dramatic and shows many large trees sticking out of the water with their roots grown into the direction of the Mekong currents. The small islands appear everywhere around. In the wet season the water levels are higher and you will not see many islands. After a while, you will arrive in a little community called Veun Sien. This community is incredibly poor and only accessible by boat. Your visit will certainly leave an impact here. Explore the village by foot for a while to relax. Stop near the village of Veun Sien on one of the many sandy beaches for a lunch box before see bone of Dolphin than continuing kayak trip until Koh Ky and we will stay over night on one island home stay (Koh Sneng island).
Accommodation: homestay on island
Approx Kayaking Distance: 25 km or 30 km
Day 3: Koh Sneng – Stung Treng (B/L/-)
We will awake to the sounds of birds as here get the most birds in the whole Mekong regions including Great cormorants and Darters. After an early morning breakfast it is time to continue our paddling tour downstream. We will kayak most of the day over a 25 kilometer stretch of the river. Lunch break at Mekong Bird Resot and kayak towards Stung Treng to an end of our 3 day adventures.
Approx Kayaking Distance: 25 km or 30 km
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.
Local guide, drinking water, fee, kayak, transport by van, camping, homestay, boat, fishing gears, Meals as indicated (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Your accommodation in town, additional food and drink, any personal expenses, tips for guides & driver, any other items not mentioned.
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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.
*Families with children please ask for a special price.
Dress standard: Dress respectfully for visiting in the local community. Trousers/skirt or knee length shorts and shirt/t-shirt that covers your shoulders are appropriate. Comfortable shoes or sandals suitable for walking are also recommended.
What to bring: Small backpack for the days, mosquito repellent, sun cream, hate and clothes.