Koh Preah is a cultural immersion into island life, an untouched paradise, and after two days and nights you be reluctant to leave this picturesque landscape. You’ll also have a chance to see rare Irrawaddy dolphins during a boat trip on the Mekong and explore the island.



Koh Preah offers a chance to experience local village life in a naturally beautiful location. You can watch glorious sunsets on the Mekong, wander around the village, admire the local pagoda, enjoy a coffee in one of the local stores or just simply relax on the island – the experience is yours to create. The homestay includes a two-night stay in a traditional Khmer house with bedding, mosquito net, solar powered electricity, five meals and a boat trip on the Mekong to get the chance to see the irrawaddy dolphin. This package includes a tour of the island, led by a Khmer-speaking tour guide, who can show you all the best spots on the island.

If you want to extend your stay, you can book additional nights here

  • Motodop from Koh Preah ferry station to the community
  • 2 nights homestay accommodation in Koh Preah
  • 5 meals: Dinner on day 1, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Day 2, Breakfast on Day 3.
  • Drinking water in the homestay
  • Local guide to visit the community village
  • Boat trip to view dolphins and the sunset
  • Extra cold drinks (like soft drinks, beer, etc)


Day 1:

  • You will probably arrive in the early or late afternoon.
  • When you reach the island, a scooter will be waiting to take you to your homestay.
  • Depending on your arrival time, you might have time to relax or explore the local area.
  • At around 5:00 to 6:00 pm, a community member will take you to your Irrawaddy boat tour. If you arrive too late in the day, the boat tour can happen the next morning, since the best chance to see them is in the early morning or late afternoon.
  • Once you are back from your boat trip, you will enjoy a delicious Khmer style dinner with your local family.
  • Relax and spend the evening at your homestay.

Day 2:

  • There is no set time for breakfast, you can sleep-in and enjoy breakfast whenever you want.
  • After breakfast, your local guide will show you around the island and take you to the best spots.
  • At 12 noon your guide will take you back to your homestay for a traditional lunch.
  • After lunch your guide will take you to different swimming spots and watch the beautiful sunset.
  • 6:00 to 7:00 pm: Enjoy dinner with your local family.

Day 3:

  • Have breakfast at your homestay
  • Check-out at time of your choice

Getting there

  • From Stung Treng:
    Access to The Koh Preah Homestay is by small ferry (1000 riel or 25 cents one way) located an hour’s drive from Stung Treng. Turn off National Road 7 at Red Mountant Road (GPS 13.388662, 106.0820398) and the ferry dock is another 20 minutes along this road. From Stung Treng a direct tuk-tuk costs $20 and takes about one hour to reach the ferry (GPS 13.3017992,105.9136956).
    Alternatively, you can hop on a bus to Kratie (arranged with your guest house) and ask to be dropped at the intersection at Mountant Road and National Road 7 for the Koh Preah ferry.
    From the ferry drop off on the island, a pre-arranged motodop, $1.25 USD, takes about 5 minutes to reach the other side of the island where the homestays are.
  • Easier but pricey:
    For $80, a private boat can be arranged to pick you up directly from Stung Treng. The boats carry up to 20 people and take 1-2 hours.
  • From Kratie:
    This is probably the best option, take a local bus to Stung Treng ($5-$10) and ask to be dropped at the intersection at Mountant Road. From here you can hail tuk-tuk or motodop to take you to Koh Preah ferry.


Alternatively, you can travel further until you reach Aur Pour Moan, a bus station where all buses coming from Stung Treng and Ratanakiri stop. Here you are sure to find a tuk-tuk or motodop that can take you to the ferry.

  • Departure:
    Motodops ($2.50 USD) can be arranged from the island ferry north to Aur Pour Moan, where you can hop on a bus west to Stung Treng, East to Ratanakiri or retrace your steps south to Kratie. Buses shouldn’t cost more than $5-$7.
  • Southern Boats:
    Private boats can be arranged direct from the island to travel south on the Mekong, if you have the budget. Boats from Koh Preah to Sambour (close to The Koh Pdao Homestay) and take 3.5 hours and cost $100 for four people.

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