Trekking, Kayaking and Cycling
7 days: Ratanakiri - Stung Treng - Flooded Forests - Dolphins Trail - Kratie - Silk Islands - Phnom Penh
Trek through the jungles of Ratanakiri, swim at a waterfall and crater lake, kayak and cycle along the Mekong River through extraordinary scenery including the flooded forests of the Mekong Wetlands. See the rare Mekong River Dolphins and cycle across the Silk Islands and cruise into Phnom Penh on a 2-deck boat as you follow the Mekong from the Laos border to Phnom Penh.
Highlights: Mekong River Islands, Dolphins, Flooded Forests, River Scenery, Silk Islands
Activities: Ratanakiri Trekking, Flooded Forests Kayaking, Dolphins Trail Kayaking, Silk Islands Cycling and Dinner Cruise
Day 1 Get to Banlung on your own by bus or taxi. Overnight at comfortable hotel with a view over the lake.
Day 2 Travel from Banlung by car to a small tribal village 30 minutes away, then begin trekking into the jungle, crossing a few small streams and hills. Reach a jungle campsite by a scenic creek with rapids and a cascading waterfall in the late afternoon and enjoy a swim in the clear water before an evening by the campfire.
Day 3 Trek through the hills via a different route back through the jungle to the village starting point, then return by car to Banlung.
Day 4 Visit Yak Lom Crater Lake in the late morning for a swim and a picnic lunch, then depart to Stung Treng, the town at the confluence of the Mekong and Sekong Rivers, by car.
Day 5 Travel North along the Mekong to the village of O Sway near the Lao border and 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. Return to Stung Treng accommodations in the evening.
Day 6 Leave Stung Treng on Mountain Bike south along a scenic river route passing through small fishing and farming villages and then board kayaks, continuing down river to a deep dolphin pool where you can spot the rare Mekong Irrawaddy Dolphins. After lunch, transfer by car to Kratie.
Day 7 Travel by private car from Kratie to the Mekong River north of the Silk Islands. Cycle across two islands, stopping to visit a silk-weaving village, a pagoda and farms. Enjoy a picnic lunch at a sandy beach. Then board a 2-deck cruise boat for a dinner cruise. Enjoy a BBQ dinner and cold drinks as you watch the sunset over the Mekong and cruise into Phnom Penh.
Price: $645 (based on two people sharing a room)
-All transportation, luggage transfer.
-All equipment, including kayaks, dry bags, mountain bikes, backpacks, hammock tents.
-Breakfast on days 3, 5, 6.
-Lunch on days 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
-Dinner on days 2, 7 .
Price does not include:
-Insurance. *Note: This trip begins in Banlung. Please ask us if you need transportation arranged from either Siem Reap, Phnom Penh or Laos to Banlung.
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