CMB - T 12: RATTANAKIRI EXPERIENCE, 8 days (L)                                          

Phnom Penh - Kratie - Stung Treng - Banlung – Rattanakiri


Day 1              Phnom Penh - Kratie 


Morning: pick up from the hotel in Phnom Penh or airport, transfer by

speedboat from Phnom Penh via Kampong Cham to Kratie –

Journey north along the Mekong River past Mekong Island and the

provincial town of Kampong Cham.

Afternoon at leisure

Overnight in Kratie


Day 2              Kratie - Stung Treng 


After breakfast, sightseeing in Kratie: Capital of Kratie Province, Kratie is a pleasant, small riverside town on the Mekong River.

Overnight in Stung Treng 


PHNOM SAMBOK: is a small hill with an active wat, located on the road from Kratie to Kampi. The hill offers the best views across the Meknog on this stretch of the river.


DOLPHIN OBSERVATION PARK: 14 km north of Kratie town is the Irawaddy dolphin observation park, home to about 50 dolphins. By vehicle from Kratie to Stung Treng, journey along the Mekong River basin through the villages of Sambok, Sre Sbov and Phumi Prek Preah. The Mekong River, which rises in Tibet, flows 315 km through Cambodia before continuing on through Vietnam to the sea.


Day 3              Stung Treng 


After breakfast, sightseeing in the surroundings of Stung Treng, visit fishing and farming villages. Boat ride up the Semsak River.

Overnight in Stung Treng. 


Day 4              Stung Treng - Banlung - Rattanakiri 


After breakfast, by vehicle from Stung Treng to Banlung - Journey east to Ratanakiri Province, a remote region of densely forested mountains and isolated hill tribes, crossing the Mekong River and the Sre Pok River. Sightseeing in/around Banlung (full day)

Excursion in the surroundings of Banlung, with visits to Teuk Cha Ong waterfall, Yeak Laom lake, a zircon mine and a pepper plantation.

Overnight in Rattanakiri 


TEUK CHA ONG: a spectacular waterfall in a jungle gorge. The other attractions in this area are the isolated ethnic minority villages and a zircon mine.


YEAK LAOM: a volcanic lake, which forms a near perfect circle and is surrounded by tropical forest. Possibility to swim. Visit the nearby museum.


Day 5              Banlung - Rattanakiri 


After breakfast, visit the local market at Bar Kaev. Full day sightseeing in/around Banlung and visit a local market. Excursion by vehicle to several minority villages such as Andoung Meas. Boat ride to Phoum Dal and another village. On the way visit a rubber plantation.

Overnight in Rattanakiri.


Day 6              Banlung - Rattanakiri 


                                After breakfast, excursion to Ta Vaeng

Overnight in Rattanakiri


TA VAENG: Travel by 4WD to Ta Veang and visit various minority villages in the Ta Vaeng area. The people of these villages live in the country’s mountainous regions and are known as Khmer Ioeu (upper Khmer). They number approximately 70,000 and the majority is located in the northeastern provinces such as Rattanakiri, Mondulkiri, Stung Treng, and Kratie. Groups include the Jorai, Tumpoun, Krung, Kra Chok and Kavet.


 Day 7             Banlung - Rattanakiri 


After breakfast, excursion by vehicle and boat to Vuen Sai. Boat trip to visit a Lao village, a Chinese village and a village of the ethnic minority Tompoum with an infesting cemetery. Afterwards visit a zircon mining field and, if time permits, some more villages.

Overnight in Rattanakiri


Day 8              Rattanakiri 


After breakfast, transfer to the airport for flight from Banlung to

Phnom Penh



 End of Services    **Note: Itinerary subject to change due to flight schedules.


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