Mekong River Dolphin, Kratie

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Get in touch with nature as you keep your eyes peeled for the incredibly beautiful Mekong River Dolphin in its natural habitat. Go on a boat tour, where you'll see the endangered dolphins swimming around you, framed by a background of natural scenery and rural villages. To reach the boat tour, you’ll go on a short, bumpy adventure on a motorbike. Once you're on the water, your English-speaking guide will inform you about the local culture, history, and traditions. Put Mekong River Dolphin on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kratie online tour planner .
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  • In the end we decided to forego the tours in town and just ride out here on a rented motorbike. Boats are available all through the day though the early morning is recommended. It costs $9 per person ...  more »
  • Don't expect to pat or swim with these fresh water dolphins, but you definitely will see them with their unusual faces, small dorsal fin....as they play in safety. We were out for about an hour to get...  more »
  • And for us, two animal lovers, it was well worth it! We took a van from Phnom Penh (which was a very interesting experience by itself). After the van stopped in Kratie (at 1 pm) a gentleman approached...  more »

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Where to stay in Kratie

Established as a backpacker destination but attracting a broader range of visitors in recent years, Kratie offers an eclectic selection of sleeping options. Most backpacker-friendly guesthouses sit near the edge of the Mekong and provide dorm rooms or private suites with shared bathrooms. Some larger hotels and small eco-friendly resorts have sprung up in recent years, providing more upscale private rooms and additional facilities, including pools, onsite restaurants, and tour booking facilities.
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