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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  • September 12, 2017
    Following a monsoon downpour we donned life jackets and boarded small boats to explore the river for dolphins. There are only 100 of these dolphins left so we were so excited to see 5 or more of them....  more »
  • August 29, 2017
    We rented a bike to go to Kampi and it was really nice, because it´s not a long journey (15 km) and you go through villages along the river. We were there during the wet season so there were no touris...  more »
  • August 27, 2017
    The Mekong river dolphin cruise is a must. The boats are very very basic. Take some beers and a snack with you, available before you embark . Sit back and enjoy the Irrawaddy dolphin display at sunset...  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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