Mekong expedition adventure (river trip)

  • 6 days 5 nights
  • Phnom Penh - Stung Treng - Kratie - Kompong Cham
  • PTC07

6 days 5 nights

Highlights: Mekong Waterfalls, Dolphins, Flooded Forests, Old Growth Forests, Silk Islands, Island Camping

Activities: Flooded Forests Kayaking, Mekong Mountain Hiking, Mekong Falls Boat Trip, Silk Islands Cycling and Boat Cruise

Difficulty: Medium

Day 1 Arrive Phnom Penh

Arrive Phnom Penh meet by the local guide and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 2: Phnom Penh – Stung Treng

Depart Phnom Penh by private car directly to Stung Treng (stopping for lunch in Kratie). Overnight at a nature lodge located outside of town (basic facilities, private balcony, river view) or at a riverside hotel in Stung Treng. (B,L)

Day 3 Stung Treng (Hiking)

Travel north by car and then by boat to a remote site on the Mekong where we will disembark and begin hiking through thick jungle to a wide rocky expanse where the Mekong drops in a spectacular waterfall over a rocky ledge. After listening to the roar of the powerful river and exploring the numerous drops, we will have lunch and then begin trekking through pristine old growth forests as we ascend a mountain with a great view over the river valley. After the hike, we will board a boat and continue to a small island where we will set up camp on a sandy beach and enjoy dinner around a campfire. (B,L,D)

Day 4 Stung Treng (Kayyaking)

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. A boat will provide backup. Many varieties of birds live in these forests. Picnic lunch en route provided. Overnight in Stung Treng. (B,L)

Day 5 Stung Treng – Kampong Cham – Phnom Penh

Transfer by car to the Mekong River south of Kompong Cham and board a ferry boat to cross to the Silk Islands. Enjoy a picnic and swim at a sandy beach on the tip of the northern-most island and make numerous excursions on the islands including visits to an island pagoda, local silk weaving communities, farms, villages and schools as we cycle across two islands. From the quiet east bank of the Mekong, we will board a two-deck cruise boat for a comfortable journey to Phnom Penh, enjoying great views of river life, fishing practices, a floating village, the four rivers region and the city. Watch the sunset over the river while enjoying a BBQ dinner and drinks on board before arriving at Phnom Penh. Cycling: 20 km. (B,D)

Day 6: Phnom Penh – Departure

Transfer to airport for departure flight. End of services. (B)

Tour Include

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Private transfer and transportation on tours
  • Sightseeing with English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees on tours
  • lunch and dinner 
  • Bike rental and support team
  • Kayak rental
  • Camping

Tour Exclude

  • Cambodia visa fees if required
  • Domestic and International flights
  • Tipping and personal expenses 
  • Other services not mentioned above

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