Remote Mekong Wetlands Adventures


Phnom Penh – Stung Treng – Mekong Falls – Flooded Forests – Phnom Penh

5 days / 4 nights

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Tour Snapshot

Explore some of the most remote areas of the Mekong River with its large biodiversity, wetlands and sample rural life with our 5 day adventures. Trekking through old growth forests to survey the mighty waterfalls that thwarted the grand designs of French imperialists, camping on a sandy island and waking to the sound of dolphins, kayaking through the amazing flooded forests of the Mekong Wetlands and the remote dolphins trail where you can see the rare Mekong Freshwater Dolphins, cycling along the picturesque Mekong through rural villages.

Highlights

  • 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
  • River Scenery
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Itinerary

Note: Departure from either Phnom Penh, Siem Reap or Laos (Don Det) possible.

Day 1
Private Transfer to Stung Treng.

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel at 8:00am then the day starts with a transfer to Stung Treng (stopping for lunch in Kratie), having arrived to Stung Treng, our expert friendly fishing guide will welcome you at your arrival to the hotel. Overnight at an excellent riverside hotel.

Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
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Day 2
Preah Rumkel – Mighty Mekong Falls and Dolphin Watching.

We leave behind Banlung and travel southwest towards O’Pongman before veering north towards Stung Treng. We journey across the Mekong River on Cambodian-Chinese Friendship bridge to Tala Borivat and on to one of the most remote Eco-tourism communities, Preah Rumkel where we will be welcomed in to a local family on the bank of the Mekong River for a traditional lunch. In the late afternoon, We board a local boat and cruise out into the mighty Mekong for a chance to encounter with gentle creatures. Viewing is almost guarantee, although it is easier to see the dolphins in the shallower waters of the dry season, than in the swollen river of the wet season. Afterwards, we survey Sopheakmet Waterfall; that thwarted the grand designs of French imperialists (and which now mark the Lao border). It depends on water level in order to see the waterfall. During the dry season, we can access to the unexplored falls by boat whereas during the wet season, we travel by road instead. If time is available we will take the boat across the river to visit 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. Tonight, you will camp on a sandy beach and enjoy sunset before dinner around a campfire.
*During wet season, camping is not available so we stay in a homestay instead.

Accommodation
  • Homestay/Tent (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Stung Treng – Mighty Mekong Fall
  • Stung Treng – Preah Rumkel Eco-tourism Comunity
  • Stung Treng – Hang Khone
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3
Stung Treng – Mekong Flooded Forests Kayaking.

Awake to the sounds of birds and rare freshwater dolphins surfacing around the island. Begin a full-day kayaking trip down river through remote flooded forests of Cambodia’s amazing Ramsar 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. A boat will provide backup. Picnic lunch en route provided. 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. Overnight in Stung Treng.

Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Stung Treng – Kayaking through Mekong Wetlands Flooded Forests
  • Stung Treng – Boat trip
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
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Day 4
Stung Treng to Kratie. Cycling and Kayaking.

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, board kayaks for a 2-3 hours paddle on the Mekong in an area of numerous sandy islands and rare Mekong River Dolphins. End the kayaking at a deep dolphin pool where we will have a picnic lunch. After lunch, transfer by car back to Stung Treng for overnight.

Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Stung Treng – Cycling tours 35km
  • Stung Treng – Kayaking
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Day 5
Stung Treng to Phnom Penh.

Today, we will transfer you to Cambodia capital city of Phnom Penh. We pass through Kampong Cham where we visit the bamboo bridge built across the mighty Mekong River connecting mainland to Koh Pen Island (dry season between Jan-May only). Before reaching Phnom Penh, there is the chance to pause at Skuon, affectionately known as ‘Spiderville’, where it is possible to sample the local delicacy of deep fried tarantula. Have lunch on the road, returning to your Phnom Penh hotel between 3 and 5pm, depending on weather and traffic.

Meals Included
  • Breakfast

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. Cambodian Pride Tours works with the local people; we can change parts of the tour due to weather terrain conditions depending on the season and customer requests.

Inclusions

Meals

  • All breakfasts
  • 3 lunches: one lunch in Preah Rumkel with a local family at the homestay, one take away lunch during kayaking and one take away lunch during cycling.
  • One dinner at Preah Rumkel with a local family at the homestay.

Transport

Private mini van, Boat, Ferry

Accommodation

Accommodation in confirmed room category and named hotels

Included activities

  • All programs according to the description
  • All equipment, including kayaks, dry bags, mountain bikes, backpacks, hammock tents.
  • Stung Treng – Preah Rumkel Community Base Eco-tourism
  • Stung Treng – Mighty Mekong Falls
  • Stung Treng – Flooded Forests Kayaking
  • Stung Treng – Cycing along a scenic river route
  • Stung Treng – Dolphin Watching by kayak

Entrance fees

  • Dolphin watching boat USD $7-9
  • Hang Khone USD $10

Exclusions

The price of the tour does not include

  • Tour services not detailed in our itinerary
  • Laundry service
  • International taxes and visa fees
  • Early Hotel check-in/ Late check-out
  • The price of the Cambodian visa
  • All additional meals
  • Optional programs not included in the main program
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Health, accident and luggage insurance

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