Looking for a tour that will allow you to physically work out? A sporting challenge that will leave you full of memories? Let yourself be tempted by the Dolphin Adventure Trail Tour! This tour will take you along the Mekong River by bike for 35 km and you will discover the beauties of the province of Kratie. You will meet the Irrawaddy dolphins in their natural habitats of Kampi. The Mekong River Irrawaddy dolphin is unique and amazing creature found the mostly in Cambodia but also in Thailand, Laos and Philippine. They have been classified by the IUCN as critically endangered. The trip to see the dolphins will also enable a visit to two other places of cultural interest. First, Thma Krae village, a traditional village making sticky rice in bamboo, and second Sombok Mountain which has a pagoda on top. You can also learn more about local way of life with a visit to Sambok Hill Pagoda, which is located on top of a hill, giving you an incredible view of the surrounding area.. Both physical and rewarding, this tour is recommended to all lovers of bikes and exercise!This tour is offered with the option of a local guide to accompany you.
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At 8:30AM / 2:30 PM meet your English-speaking local guide at the appointed location who will introduce himself and run through the tour schedule for the day. This will be followed by some basic information about the beautiful Kratie Town.
Next, everyone craps your bike and travels by a small local road follow the river bank and many local traditional houses to visit Thma Krae village. After 20 minutes ride, you will have arrived to this village. Thma Krae village is a famous for making sticky rice roasted in bamboo called Kralan in Khmer. Nhem, or fish paté, is also produced in the village. Your guide will introduce you to how they are made and how this small business enterprise helps the local people.
After visiting Thma Krae village, your next destination before the dolphin pool will be the pagoda on top of Sambok Moutain. This age-old quiet pagoda is known as a great place for people who are seeking a peaceful environment for meditation. Your local English guide will show and explain the beautiful paintings and the meanings of other sights around the pagoda.
Next you will be brought to Kampi Dolphin pool which is the biggest dolphin pool in the Mekong River where tourists can view dolphins all year long. The Mekong Irrawaddy dolphin is an endangered species and there are many conservation NGOs working to conserve them. After a 10 minute presentation by your local English speaking guide about the dolphin ecology, you will embark on a wooden boat, driven by an expert local fisherman who benefits from the dolphin conservation project. The boatman will guide the boat nearby the pool for about 1 hour for you to spot the dolphins and take pictures.
Following that, the boat man will bring you to the westside where your jouney is contunuing. On the west trail side, West Bank Trail is another route to explore by bicycle. The village is similar to the east bank trail but it is always nice to take a different route back to town of Kratie. You will pass by many villages along the way by dirty road and less traffic. The west bank trail is more remote than the east trail.
Instead of on the trail back to the town, you will be emarked on a local wooden boat crossing the river to Koh Trong island. KohTrong is an island located in the Middle of the Mekong River in Kratie Province. In order to get there, it takes 15 minutes by wooden boat shared with local people. It is the closest island to the town of Kratie and is a great place for visitors. The scenery shows the natural beauty of the Cambodian countryside including a nice view of the Mekong River and a big sandy bar (dry season) where visitors can swim. Visitors can enjoy a bicycle tour on the island and experience its special features such as; visiting a Vietnamese floating village and local pagoda, tasting the local grapefruit and a wonderful meal served by the home stay owner, and planting a tree as a contribution to the local environment.
After a few hour explore the island, you will leave the island for the town. Everyone will crap on the wooden boat once again returning back to the town and the end of the tour.
Note : CRDT-Tours would like to keep the right to change the program up to 15% of the original itinerary (with the exception of emergencies). Changing the program will be done only for the purpose of safety, increasing tourists’ experience, substitute cancelled activities due to unforeseen circumstances, or at the request of tourists. Changes will always be made in agreement with tourists. If the program is changed upon tourist's request, possible additional costs will be charged directly to tourists.
Cancelation Policy: Client cancels the purchased package 30 days before the tour start. CRDT-Tours will reimburse 90% of the tour package price. It means CRDTours will charge 10% of the package price for its admin cost. If the reimbursement is being made by electronic transferring such as bank, Western Union etc the transferring fee will be covered by client.
Client cancels the purchased package between 8 to 29 days before the tour start. CRDT-Tours will only reimburse 80% of the tour package price. It means CRDT-Tours will charge 20% of the package price for its admin cost. If the reimbursement is being made by electronic transferring such as bank, Western Union etc the transferring fee will be covered by client.
Client cancels the purchased package between 4 to 7 days before the tour start. CRDT- Tours will only reimburse 70% of the tour package price. It means CRDTours will charge 30% of the package price for its admin cost. If the reimbursement is being made by electronic transferring such as bank, Western Union etc the transferring fee will be covered by client.
Client cancels the purchased package between 1 to 3 days before the tour start. CRDT-
Tours will only reimburse 50% of the tour package price. It means CRDTours will charge 50% of the package price for its admin cost. If the reimbursement is being made by electronic transferring such as bank, Western Union etc the transferring fee will be covered by client.
Client cancel the purchased package when the tour start or during the tour. CRDT- Tour will not reimburse the budget back to client.
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