3 day experience the most remote park of the Mekong River in Cambodia. Unique chance for camping on the Mekong beach. Explore the most beautiful part of the mighty Mekong with its large biodiversity by kayak as well as sample rural life and visit the fresh water Irrawaddy dolphins. Survey the mighty waterfalls that thwarted the grand designs of French imperialists. Cycling along the picturesque Mekong through rural villages.
- 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 boat
- Boat trip on Mekong River to visit its mighty falls
- Kayak through Mekong flooded forests
- Explore Ramsar Wetlands and its biodiversity
- Cycling along the picturesque Mekong through rural villages
- 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 & 15-30 Km kayaking, 40 Km cycling
- Activities: Walking & Kayaking Tours, Dolphin Watching by boat, Cycling Tour.
- Trip code: CMTT4
- Group size: 1-20
Day 1: (-/L/D)
Travel north by car (approximately 1:30 hour) to a small village where we will board a boat and head up river to a rocky stretch of river distinguished by its deep-water pools and numerous islands. Further up river, a powerful Mekong fall creates a natural barrier to fish movement and we will find numerous fish species in the region downriver from this. We will also have an opportunity to walk to this remote 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 continue by boat downstream to the Southern Trip of Laos Hang Khone (One of 4000islands). Stop at the old French Ferry port and railway at Hang Khone, which is the southernmost tip of Laos. The French used this as a ferry port where goods were then transferred back to the ferry by train before they continued their travel by river. Take a boat ride 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 dinner around a campfire.
Day 2: (B/L/-)
We will awake to the sounds of rare freshwater dolphins surfacing around the island. The island is located just off from a deep-water pool where the dolphins are based and various other large freshwater species of fish lurk. After breakfast, we enjoy a short boat trip down to O’Svay where we will start our paddling tours to explore the remote flooded forests of the Mekong, Ramsa wetlands. It stretches south along the Mekong River from the border with Laos to Stung Treng. Only accessible by boat, it is a haven for critically endangered mammals, birds and fish and a unique riverine flooded forest system that is a photographer’s dream. 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. Transfer by boat to Stung Treng, check in to the hotel and rest for a while. Free time for your own, walking tours around this small city is worth to do.
Day 3: (B/L/-)
We depart Stung Treng by mountain bike along a scenic river route, passing through quiet villages and watching local river life and fishing. After 35 km of cycling, we will board kayaks for a paddle on the Mekong in an area of numerous sandy islands and rare Mekong River Dolphins. We end the kayaking at a deep dolphin pool where we will have a picnic lunch. After lunch, transfer by car to Kratie or return to Stung Treng by a car.
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, homestay, 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.