Kratie renting a car with driver
Replies: 11 - Last Post: May 18, 2012 10:41 AM Last Post By: Resepappa
May 11, 2012 9:49 AM
Kratie renting a car with driverI am hoping to rent a car with driver in Kratie to Chhlong and the on to Sen Monorom stopping at at Chhlong and a few other places on the way to make it a whole day journey. I am planning to do this in the rainy season in July. Has anyone done something similar and are there cars to rent with drives available in Kratie and what would the cost be?
May 11, 2012 5:47 PM
1They charge $25 a day for a car & driver in the Angkor area, I would imagine it would be similar up there, perhaps more depending on the distance covered.
May 12, 2012 4:55 AM
May 13, 2012 6:41 AM
3Pappa, I would be cautious about the advice given above. There is no evidence that any of these poeple have any experience of doing what you want to do.
You can get a 'taxi' almost anywhere in Cambodia. This is true. Many people have a friend, or a friend of a friend who for a price will drive you anywhere. If you are travelling on standard routes the prices are more likely to be reliable. If you as a forienger want to do something other than travel from A to B then you can expect to pay much more. I doubt that Crocdrilo's comparison with Angkor has any validity. Angkor has millions of tourists a year. Kratie? and then poeple who want to go from Kratie to Sen Monorom and hire a car for the day... tens? hundreds? thousands?
It is 8 years since I was in Kratie and I am sure that things have moved on from there but I am sure it is still lovely in its own way.
May 13, 2012 10:28 PM
4Standard rate for a car Banlung - Phnom Penh is $ 150, it is a 480 km trip, OP should be prepare to pay something like that.
May 14, 2012 3:45 AM
5There is (was) bus to Sen Monorom from PP and local transport from Snuol. True the road was s**t from Snuol when I did it some years back but is was a beautiful ride through the forest and watching the monkeys playing in the trees.
What will heavilly influence any price is the need to overnight for the driver and no doubt return empty the next day.
You could consider overnighting in Snuol (and sending your driver back and picking up bus/local transport next morning
May 15, 2012 6:59 PM
May 16, 2012 6:45 AM
May 17, 2012 3:31 AM
May 17, 2012 9:22 AM
9When Cambodia was less explored this site gave me lots of ideas where to go off the beaten track - in fact I think I still have a copy of this blog in my "travel box"
When I was in Snoul there were at least 3 places to stay but can not remember any detail
May 18, 2012 6:00 AM
10I am not sure if this will be at all helpful. I travelled to Snoul from Phnom Penh in January this year. We travelled in a friend's car so I cant be helpful about the cost of transport and what choices you might have. However the road from Phnom Penh to Snoul was excellent.
My destination was the Chom Pa Pich Hotel. I didnt stay there as we returned to Phnom Penh the same day but it seemed to be clean in that sparse tiled Cambodian way. The only guests I saw were a Cambodian man and his female companion. I am however very grateful to the owners who gave time off to a family of construction workers who are building a massive extension and for offering their reception area to those same workers to enable my adopted daughter to meet her long lost grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins.
May 18, 2012 10:41 AM
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