Homestay inc. transport – Koh Pdao – 1 Day 1 Night

From: $15.00

Stay overnight on the picturesque remote island of Roungeav and watch golden-tinged sunsets from the sandy banks of the Mekong River. Homestays are in traditional Khmer style homes with a local family. Explore the island, relax into island life or take a boat trip on the Mekong to spot rare Irrawaddy dolphins.

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Description

The Koh Pdao Rural Island Homestay offers a chance to experience remote island life. Travel by boat to Roungdeav island across the Mekong river. Homestays are in traditional Khmer houses with local families in two villages on the 45km long island. Included in your stay are delicious home-cooked Khmer food. Accommodation is equipped with bedding, mosquito net, electricity and a squat style toilet. Koh Pdao is a perfect base to explore the Mekong river by boat the chance to spot Irrawaddy dolphins. Rice fields, coconut trees, traditional Khmer villages and rivers make up this beautiful island home and you can choose to hire a bicycle ($2-$3) or meander by foot. The Koh Pdao rural island homestay is a naturally charming immersion into village life, in a truly beautiful part of Cambodia. The homestay includes a one night stay, dinner, breakfast, and transport to and from the island by boat.

Itinerary

Day 1

  • Arrive at Sambour boat dock, across from 100 Pillar Pagoda and meet with your boat pick-up. Please specify your time of arrival so that the community can prepare to meet you.
  • Arrive Roungneav Island – visit your homestay
  • Explore the island by foot, bicycle or arrange a boat trip to visit the nearby sandy beach or spot dolphins on the river
  • Dinner at your homestay

Day 2

  • Breakfast at your homestay
  • Return by boat to Sambour

Getting there

Koh Pdao Homestay can be reached by boat from Sambour (40kms north of Kratie). Boats are arranged in advance and dock at the shore across from the 100 Pillar Pagoda.

Getting to Sambour
Sambour is 40kms north of Kratie town along national road 6 and 7 From Kratie, a tuk-tuk (fits three people) and takes 1 hour and costs $20.

Getting to the Koh Pdao Homestay
From Sambour, Koh Pdao Homestay is located on the island of Rougdeav is a 30 minute boat ride. Boats cost $12/$16 1-3pax/5-9pax return. The boat takes you directly to your homestay.

Getting to Kratie
From Phnom Penh, regular bus services depart to Kratie Province and take between 5-7 hours. Times vary between 7am – 9am. Check with your guesthouse for up to date times. Or visit bookmebus.com to book your journey directly.

From Siem Reap – Kratie, buses depart in the morning and take between 7-8hours.

Departure
From Sambour, your easiest onwards journey is via Kratie town as most buses depart here. From Sambour head to the front of the market, 5 minutes walk away from the 100 Pillar Pagoda. Here you can arrange a tuk-tuks, moto-dop or hop on a local bus. If unsure, ask at the restaurant closest to the boat dock as they speak some English.

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