Your day-by-day itinerary

Child in a bowl paddling through the water of the Me

Days 1-2

Phnom Penh - Kratie

Today, you’ll journey through some of Cambodia’s most remote and beautiful landscapes to the small city of Kratie, perched on the banks of the Mekong River. It’s a lively but laid back place with stunning Mekong sunsets and crumbling French architecture. You’ll stay in a simple hotel set on a small island in the river, where you can literally watch Mekong life pass you by.

Dolphin swimming in the Mekong in Cambodia

Kratie - Free time

Day 2 is free for you to explore Kratie at your own pace. Home to an endangered handful of freshwater Irrawaddy dolphins, you might be even lucky enough to spot one during your stay. Amble amongst the historic Khmer houses that were mercifully spared during the conflict and take in life in northern Cambodia.

View at the water from a restaurant in Stung Treng

Day 3

Kratie - Stung Treng

Today, you’ll take a car or minibus to the sleepy town of Stung Treng, further along the Mekong River towards Laos. You’ll spend a night at another simple hotel with great views across the broad river.

Stung Treng - Laos

Day 4

Stung Treng - Laos

On Day 4, you’ll take a boat trip to the most secluded reaches of the swirling Mekong River, where you’ll see local fisherman reeling in the catch against the morning sun. Afterwards, you’ll continue your journey towards the Laos border, where your Mekong adventure comes to an end.

Combine this trip with...

Where to next? This trip goes together perfectly with these:

Past and Present in Phnom Penh

3 days / 2 nights (flexible)

Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng Museum - Killing Fields

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Cambodian Hill Tribes and Totem Poles

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Stung Treng - Banlung - Stung Treng

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Combine this trip with Laos

How about something completely different? After this trip you could journey to another destination:

Laos

Islands in the Mekong

3 days / 2 nights

Khone Island - Pakse (or vice versa)

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Laos

Plain of Jars

3 days / 2 nights

Phonsavan - Plain of Jars - Phonsavan - Luang Prabang

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Speak to our Cambodia specialist, Miles

“Cambodia is full of history and beauty, from Angkor Wat to the Cardamom Mountains. You can easily explore in one week or combine with neighbouring Vietnam. I often suggest Cambodia for families as it’s easy to travel around.”

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