Mighty Mekong River Fishing Adventure

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Pickup from any centrally located hotel in Phnom Penh or Siem Reap or pickup from Cambodia-Loas Border to Returns to centrally located hotel in Phnom Penh or Siem Reap or pickup from Cambodia-Loas Border

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Explore the remote and wild Mekong River in a fishing adventure that will bring you to the water where the big fish like Giant catfish and stingray lurk. The Mekong River is home to over 450 different species of fish from giant 300kg Catfish to Rays. Spend three days fishing by boat and camping in a remote and high bio diverse region of the Mekong and it’s wetlands. Kayak the amazing flooded forests, see endangered freshwater dolphins up close and visit remote Mekong waterfalls. Observe wildlife birds and Mekong softshell turtles in season. This package is a perfect introduction to the great game fishing that Cambodia has to offer.* This trip can be started either Phnom Penh, Siem Reap or Cambodia-Laos Border and end either one of these places.
Day 1: Private Transfer to Stung Treng.Our driver will pick you up from your hotel at 8:00am (Siem Reap or Phnom Penh)/ Cambodia-Laos Border. Then, the day starts with a transfer to Stung Treng (stopping for lunch in Kratie), having arrived to Stung Treng, our expert friendly fishing guide will welcome you at your arrival to the hotel. (Accommodation: Hotel)Day 2: Preah Rumkel Fishing.Travel north by car to Vouen Kam (Anlong Morokot) where we will board a boat and head up river to Preah Rumkel on Laos border, a rocky stretch of river distinguished by its deep water pools and numerous islands. We will spend much of the day fishing this excellent location. Further up river, a powerful waterfall creates a natural barrier to fish movement and we will find numerous fish species in the region downriver from this. We will set up camp on a sandy beach and enjoy dinner around a campfire on a small island. Though during wet season it might be flooded, if so, homestay is another option. (Accommodation: Homestay/Tent, meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner)Day 3: O’Svay Kayaking and Fishing.We will awake to the sounds of rare freshwater dolphins surfacing around the island. The island is located just off from a deep water pool where the dolphins are based and various other large freshwater species of fish lurk. After breakfast, we will begin a kayaking trip down river through the remote flooded forests of the Mekong, Ramsa wetlands. It stretches south along the Mekong River from the border with Laos to Stung Treng. After lunch, we will travel into the Mekong Wetlands, one of the most bio diverse river regions in the world, and begin fishing for Freshwater giant stingray and Catfish throughout the day and evening. (Accommodation: Tent, meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner)Day 4: Mekong Wetlands and O’Talas Fishing.We will awake to the sounds of birds as here there are the most bird species in the whole Mekong including Great cormorants and Darters. After an early morning breakfast it is time to continue downstream. We will fish most of the day over a 20 kilometer stretch of the river where, with some patience, it is possible to catch some very large fish. This is a part of the river known for numerous fish species that are found nowhere else and prized for their quality and size. (Accommodation: Hotel, meal: breakfast and lunch)Day 5: Stung Treng to Phnom Penh or Siem Reap by a private transfer.After morning breakfast it is time to make your return journey back to Phnom Penh or Siem Reap. Have lunch at stops on the road, returning to your hotel between 2 and 5pm, depending on weather and traffic. (Meal: breakfast and lunch)

What’s included

  • All breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 2 dinners
  • Local transportation by private vehicle
  • Boat
  • Kayak
  • Accompanied at all time by experienced English speaking friendly guide
  • All sightseeing and transfer services as detailed in our itinerary
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Stung Treng – Three Day Fishing in the Mekong Wetlands with Fishing Gears
  • Stung Treng – Mighty Mekong Falls
  • Stung Treng – Flooded Forests Kayaking
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea

What’s not included

  • Tour services not detailed in our itinerary
  • Laundry service
  • International taxes and visa fees
  • Early Hotel check-in/ Late check-out
  • The price of the Cambodian visa
  • All additional meals
  • Optional programs not included in the main program
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Health, accident and luggage insurance

Itinerary

Day 1: Private Transfer to Stung Treng. Our driver will pick you up from your hotel at 8:00am (Siem Reap or Phnom Penh)/ Cambodia-Laos Border. Then, the day starts with a transfer to Stung Treng (stopping for lunch in Kratie), having arrived to Stung Treng, our expert friendly fishing guide will welcome you at your arrival to the hotel.  (Accommodation: Hotel)
Day 2: Preah Rumkel Fishing. Travel north by car to Vouen Kam (Anlong Morokot) where we will board a boat and head up river to Preah Rumkel on Laos border, a rocky stretch of river distinguished by its deep water pools and numerous islands. We will spend much of the day fishing this excellent location. Further up river, a powerful waterfall creates a natural barrier to fish movement and we will find numerous fish species in the region downriver from this. We will set up camp on a sandy beach and enjoy dinner around a campfire on a small island. Though during wet season it might be flooded, if so, homestay is another option. (Accommodation: Homestay/Tent, meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Day 3: O’Svay Kayaking and Fishing. We will awake to the sounds of rare freshwater dolphins surfacing around the island. The island is located just off from a deep water pool where the dolphins are based and various other large freshwater species of fish lurk. After breakfast, we will begin a kayaking trip down river through the remote flooded forests of the Mekong, Ramsa wetlands. It stretches south along the Mekong River from the border with Laos to Stung Treng. After lunch, we will travel into the Mekong Wetlands, one of the most bio diverse river regions in the world, and begin fishing for Freshwater giant stingray and Catfish throughout the day and evening. (Accommodation: Tent, meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Day 4: Mekong Wetlands and O’Talas Fishing. We will awake to the sounds of birds as here there are the most bird species in the whole Mekong including Great cormorants and Darters. After an early morning breakfast it is time to continue downstream. We will fish most of the day over a 20 kilometer stretch of the river where, with some patience, it is possible to catch some very large fish. This is a part of the river known for numerous fish species that are found nowhere else and prized for their quality and size.  (Accommodation: Hotel, meal: breakfast and lunch)
Day 5: Stung Treng to Phnom Penh or Siem Reap by a private transfer. After morning breakfast it is time to make your return journey back to Phnom Penh or Siem Reap. Have lunch at stops on the road, returning to your hotel between 2 and 5pm, depending on weather and traffic. (Meal: breakfast and lunch)
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