Journey up north from Stung Treng to Preah Rumkel and O’Svay. Explore the most beautiful part of the mighty Mekong with its large biodiversity (Ramsar site) as well as sample rural life and visit the fresh water Irrawaddy dolphins. Survey the mighty waterfalls that thwarted the grand designs of French imperialists, kayak through flooded forests of Ramsa Wetlands. A chance for a short visit to Laos (Part of 4000 islands Don Khorn).
- Learn about the history and culture of the region in the company of our friendly guide
- 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
- Duration: 6-9 hours
- Pickup location: Pick-up from any centrally located hotels in Stung Treng.
- Pickup time: 7.30 PM
- Drop off location: Drop-off at any centrally located hotels in Stung Treng.
- Distance: 2 h Hiking & 5-10 Km kayaking
- Activities: Hiking & Kayaking Tours, Dolphin Watching by boat.
- Trip code: CMTT3
We pick you up from you hotel in Stung Treng at 7.30 AM and travel across the Chinese-Cambodian Friendship bridge and head north on national highway 7 towards Cambodia-Laos border before veering left to Vouen Kam (Anlong Morokot) where we continue by local boat upstream to 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 have to stop the boat and continue by walk through forests and road for about 3 Km in return to visit the mighty Mekong falls. Afterward, we return to Anlong Cheutteal and head for Rock Zero. This rock stands in the middle of the Mekong, between Laos and Cambodia and allows observing the Mekong Dolphins that swim in this deep pool. It is not the largest dolphin pool in the Mekong, but sightings are almost a guarantee in this beautiful spot. 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.
We will be welcomed in to a local family on the bank of the Mekong River for a traditional meal. Later in the afternoon, we take the boat downstream to O’Svay where we start kayaking through the flooded forests a Ramsar Wetlands that supports a large variety of birds along the river. Enjoy the remoteness of the area feeling completely at one with nature. Once you began kayaking, 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. Different kinds of birds, some being endangered, beautiful river flora and fauna and untouched nature can be observed on the way. 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. With only birdcalls announcing our presence, we maneuvered our way leisurely downstream for a couple of hours before travel by boat back to O’Svay and get transferred back to Stug Treng.
Important Note: 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. However changes may occur without prior notice. This is due to various seasonal changes and the personality of the guide that will be escorting you on the trip.
Local guide, drinking water, fee, kayak, 1 meal, transport by van.
TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Your accommodation in town, additional food and drink, any personal expenses, tips for guides & driver, any other items not mentioned.
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Trip starts from 1 person. Booking for a greater number of people (ie. 5 people) you will receive a discount rate if compare to booking for 2 people. Therefore, during the tour if there are more people than when you booked, you will still get a discount rate.
*Families with children please ask for a special price.
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.
What to bring: Small backpack for the days, mosquito repellent, sun cream, hate and clothes.