Kratie Lifestyle and Dolphin Watching
Kratie Province, Cambodia.
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Go off the beaten track to experience of true rural Cambodian life; seasonal crops, local productions, taste traditional lunch. Board a local boat and cruise out on the mighty Mekong River to get up close to freshwater Irrawaddy dolphins at Kampi to witness one of the most endangered mammals in their natural habitat.
- Watch Irrawaddy river dolphins by boat
- Friendly, knowlegable English speaking guide
- Learn history, culture and threats to the region
- Experience rice whisky, rice noodle production and seasonal farms
- See countryside and rural villages
- Motor-biking along the picturesque Mekong River
- Pickup location:
Pick-up from any centrally located hotels in Kratie.
- Pickup time:
- Drop off location:
Drop-off at any centrally located hotels in Kratie.
Motorbiking, Boating, Dolphin Spotting
- Trip code:
We pick you up from you hotel in town and travel out of Kratie on the Old River Road, passing through a Vietnamese and Wat Rokakandal towards the ferry crossing point. As we wait for the ferry we can enjoy looking over to a floating village on the Mekong.
Having arrived on the west bank, we will visit attractions such as tobacco building, seasonal crops, Wat; learn how palm sugar is being produced in the season and relax alongside beautiful rice paddies, the perfect opportunity for photos. We might be able to try some delicious, freshly pressed sugar cane juice, A must for those with a sweet tooth.
Then, we visit to local family’s home, where you can experience true rural Cambodian life, and meet local’s family, living on the banks of the Mekong. Here you will try traditional Cambodian food, home cooked over a wood fire. The meal will be cooked with local delicious fresh ingredients from the surrounding area, and fruit straight from our orchard. After lunch take time to relax and ask any questions you might have about Cambodian life, while sitting inside a traditional stilted wooden home.
Before returning to another ferry crossing, there are also opportunities to experience Khmer noodle and rice whisky making.
Then, we catch Rusey Cha ferry across the Mekong and head not to Kampi, one of the many deep pools where the rare river dolphins gather to feed. We board a local boat and cruise out into the mighty Mekong for a chance encounter with these gentle mammals. Viewing is guaranteed. After enjoying an hour or more of dolphin viewing, we travel back to Kratie.
What to bring: Mosquito repellent, sun cream and hat.
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.
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.
- 1 lunch in with a local family
- All programs according to the description
- Private boat to view the dolphins
The price of the tour does not include
- Any personal expenses
- Personal travel insurance
- Tips for guides & driver
- Any other items not mentioned
- Tips for the boat man or guide
What our Customers say
I took the 1-day classic West bank tour, which lasted about 6-7 hours riding behind a motorbike. If you want to see what life in the countryside is like, this is the perfect tour! We saw a floating Vietnamese village, baby dolphins, crop fields and a typical Cambodian lunch meal. The guide Sithy gave a lot of information about life in Cambodia, the people, the history and religion. The service was excellent, right from being picked up upon reaching Kratie to being dropped off at the end of my stay. I really enjoyed it very much, thanks Sithy!
loveleen817 – TripAdvisor
The best tourin Cambodia! Ben met us at our guesthouse and we agreed the tour and the start time. 7.30 am as we wanted to miss the late afternoon heat. Ben met us with a friend and we had a magnificent tour on the back of motorcycles. Ben is a quietly spoken person, very knowledgeable and client service centric. We had a magnificent tour around Kratie, visited farms, Sithy’s house, Rice noodle home industry, palm sugar making and much more. We stopped for lunch – but when Ben heard we were vegetarians he drove on and treated us to freshly fried Yams and Bananas – YUM.
Tia H – TripAdvisor
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