The Mekong Expedition

The Mekong Expedition – 7 Day / 6 Night

$995 for 1 person booking

$835 per person for 2 and more per booking
The great journey along the mighty Mekong

A truly unique tour to see and experience the life along the mighty Mekong river, including visits to the stunning jungle temple of Beng Mealea, the ruins of Koh Ker and the marvelous and breathtaking temple of Preah Vihear along the way. Here, you have the chance to really see and discover vast parts of northern and central Cambodia on roads less travelled, it’s diversity and great, friendly people.

All transport is by moto (driving yourself) aside from the transport up the Preah Vihear hill and the last day between Kompong Thom and Siem Reap (will be by pick-up/bus, due to construction)

Day 1:

Departure from Siem Reap at 7.30 am.

We will leave Siem Reap on countryside roads and trails towards Beng Mealea temple. After visit and lunch, continue to the former ancient capital of Koh Ker with it’s impressive 7-tier pyramid tower, the giant linga statues and the magnificent elephant temple, to spend the rest of the afternoon exploring.

Total distance 135 km, driving time 5-6 hours.

Accommodation in Koh Ker. It is a basic but clean guesthouse with no AC.

Day 2:

We will set off from Koh Ker in the morning to Preah Vihear temple, resting on an impressive cliff, overlooking vast parts of Cambodia and Thailand. After spending a few hours there, we drive to the small town of Saem for accommodation.

Total distance 160 km, driving time 6-7 hours.

Accommodation in Saem. Good guesthouse with A/C.

Day 3:

The tour journeys from Saem to Preah Rumkel on the Laos border. There we will visit the mighty Mekong falls of Sopheap Mitt in the afternoon. Here, one can enjoy the peace of this small commune, take a walk along the river and try to spot one of the rare Irrawady river dolphins.

Total distance 145 km, driving time 6 hours.

Accommodation in Preah Rumkel. Note: the homestay is very basic. It is basically a big room with 10 mattresses on the floor (including mosquito nets ) in a wooden house and 1 toilet and tiny bathroom. This is the only place available to sleep in the entire area. As well is there no 24 hour electricity available (no fans throughout the night). No A/C.

Day 4:

Wake up in the morning and enjoy the glorious views over the Mekong and Cambodia’s northern neighbor, Laos. You can choose from following activities in the morning: either a boat tour on the Mekong or kayaking, depending on availability (we will do the opposite activity in Stung Treng in the afternoon). Later this morning we will head to the small town of Stung Treng, settled on the shores of the Mekong and Sekong rivers. After lunch, if time allows, we will have a boat trip to the world famous Ramsar wetlands, a heaven for birdwatchers.

Total distance: 60km, driving time 1,5-2 hours

Accommodation in Stung Treng. Good guesthouse with A/C

Day 5:

Today we will be driving from Stung Treng to Kratie. After a visit of the Pagoda of the 100 Columns on the way, we will take a very scenic road along the shores of the Mekong.

Total distance 155 km, driving time 5-6 hours

Accommodation in Kratie. Good guesthouse with AC in town.

Day 6:

In the morning, we visit Kampi Pool to watch the rare Irrawady Dolphin on a boat tour. There is only an estimated number between 60 – 80 of those magnificent animals left in the wild, and Kampi Pool has the highest numbers in the world. On the way back the tour stops at Phnom Sampos, a small and colourfull monastery on a hill on the banks of the Mekong. After lunch, we take the ferry to Koh Trong island located in the middle of the Mekong in front of Kratie town, to visit a floating village and to enjoy the tranquility of the island. Here, you can simply immerse yourself in island culture, take a swim near a sandy beach in the river.

Total driving around 45 km.

Accommodation in Kratie.

Day 7:

After breakfast, we leave Kratie and ride on the shores of the Mekong for about 65 km, before taking the ferry over the river. From there it is another 95 km to the town of Kampong Thom, where we will load the motos and you will return by pick-up/bus. For safety reasons, we are not driving the last 145 km to Siem Reap on the bikes, as traffic is unsafe on National Road 6.

Return to Siem Reap early evening.

Total distance 160 km, driving time 6 hours ( plus 3-4 hours bus drive from Kampong Thom to Siem Reap ).

- Guide
- Motorbike or driver
- Motorbike training
- Helmet
- Fuel
- 6 nights accommodation
- Entrance Fees to Beng Mealea, Koh Ker, Preah Vihear
- All activities (walks, boat tours, ferries, boat ride to the dolphins, kayaking, etc.)
- All drinking water, cold drinks (alcoholic beverages excluded)
- Snacks, 6 x breakfast, 6x dinner, 7x lunch
- Return transport from Kampong Thom to Siem Reap
- Repairs
- Hotel pick-up/ drop-off

- Jungle temple of Beng Mealea
- Ancient capital of Koh Ker
- Cambodias jewel, the stunning temple of Preah Vihear
- Homestay on the shores of the Mekong
- Mekong waterfalls of Sopheak Mitt
- Kayaking on the Mekong
- Laid back riverside town of Kratie
- Spotting rare Irrawaddy river dolphins
- Hilltop pagoda of Phnom Sampos
- Pagoda visit
- Countryside roads
- Traditional villages

Departs: Daily at 7:30 am

This tour is not running between August 01st – October 31st due to weather conditions and not available between December 24 th – January 10th.

Duration: 7 Days

Price: $995 for 1 person booking, $835 per person for 2 and more per booking.
Price per person in USD. We accept cash only. Payment to be made in full at pick-up.

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