Explore the remote and wild Mekong River in a fishing adventure that will bring you to the waters where the big fish and stingray lurk. Spend four days fishing by boat and 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 birds and Mekong softshell turtles in season.
- Fish one of the most diverse rivers in the world
- Learn about the history and culture of the region from our experienced English speaking friendly guide
- Watch Irrawaddy river dolphins by boat
- Explore Mekong River and its mighty falls
- Kayak through flooded forests of Ramsa Wetlands
- Explore the Mekong River at its most beauty
- 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 & 10-15 Km kayaking, 40 Km fishing
- Activities: Walking & Kayaking Tours, Dolphin Watching by boat, Fishing Tour.
- Trip code: CMTT5
- Group size: 1-4
Day 1: Preah Rumkel Fishing (-/L/D)
Today we begin our journey from town to the remote area. Travel north by car to Vouen Kam (Anlong Morokot) where we will board a boat and head up river to Preah Rumkel, a rocky stretch of river distinguished by its deep water pools and numerous islands. Along the way there is a chance to see Cambodian-Laos fisherman and you can learn about their traditional fishing style. We will spend much of the day fishing this excellent location. Further up river, a powerful waterfall creates a natural barrier to fish movement and we will find numerous fish species in the region downriver from this. There is an opportunity to walk to this remote waterfall that thwarted the grand designs of French imperialists (and which now mark the Lao border). Afterwards, we will continue by boat downstream to Anlong Cheuteal. We will set up camp on a sandy beach and enjoy dinner around a campfire on a small island. Though during wet season it might be flooded, if so, homestay is another option.
*Overnight camp or stay in one of the community homestay
**Camp is always the first option. However, it depends on the time that you arrive. When the water level is too high makes beach disappear so we will arrange the homestay instead.
Day 2: O’Svay Kayaking & Fishing (B/L/-D)
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 will begin a kayaking trip down river through the remote flooded forests of the Mekong, Ramsa wetlands. It stretches south along the Mekong River from the border with Laos to Stung Treng. After lunch, we will travel into the Mekong Wetlands, one of the most bio diverse river regions in the world, and begin fishing for Freshwater giant stingray and Catfish throughout the day and evening. Only accessible by boat, Koh Hip and its surrounding areas are a haven for critically endangered mammals, birds and fish and a unique riverine flooded forest system that is a photographer’s dream. We will camp on an island (Koh Hip) overnight. There is an opportunity to go frogging at night. (B,L,D)
*Overnight camp on Mekong Island near Veoun Sien
Day 3: Stung Treng Fishing (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 downstream. We will fish most of the day over a 20 kilometer stretch of the river where, with some patience, it is possible to catch some very large fish. This is a part of the river known for numerous fish species that are found nowhere else and prized for their quality and size. In the evening, we will arrive at the confluence of the Mekong and Sekong Rivers and cross over to dock at your Stung Treng hotel around 4.00 PM.
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, 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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|cost/per for 3 day Fishing tour||739$||460$||430$||395$|
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.