Mekong, Dolphins and Laos
- Itinerary:Phnom Penh - Kratie - Stung Treng - Laos border
- Duration:4 days / 3 nights (flexible)
- Price:from £ 445.- per person (excluding flights)
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.
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.
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.
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.