Traditional homestay on Koh Han Island is North of Stung Treng town on the Mekong River about 50km’s south of the Laos border. A community member will meet you at Koh Han and show you to your homestay, mostly walking distance from the boat drop off.
FROM STUNG TRENG TO KOH HAN FERRY
At the riverside of Stung Treng next to the fish statue roundabout, buses leave to all directions. From 7:30am – 1pm hop on a local bus or share taxi for $2.50 that will take you to the Koh Han Ferry (45mins – 1 hour). Some buses are on their way to the Laos border and can make a detour to drop you at the Ferry. In the afternoon, these buses become less frequent. Alternatively, a tuk-tuk costs $10-$15 and can be arranged from the same location.
KOH HAN FERRY
After you turn off National Road 7, the dirt road takes you through farm land until you reach a dead end backing onto the Mekong River (13.679983, 106.048609). Here a ferry to Koh Han runs from early morning until dark. A private boat is arranged to pick you up ($5, 2-5 people each way or $10, 6-10 people each way) when booking in advance. The journey is around 10 minutes to the island from here.
Stung Treng is an easy stop if you are on your way south from Laos. Buses follow National Road 7 south to Stung Treng, however stop earlier than this for easy access to Koh Han Island. If you are coming via mini bus ask your driver to stop before Stung Treng. Take a right hand turn onto a dirt road towards the Mekong. When this road reaxhes a dead-end – a small ferry takes you to the island.
The community can help arrange your onward journey. Your cheapest option is a 7am Minivan. This local bus leaves from the mainland and travels back to Stung Treng town along National Road 7.
Pricey but rewarding is a boat journey back along the Mekong to Stung Treng. For $20 (2-5 people) or $30 (6-10) take an hour and half journey passing islands and waterways all the way back to town along beautiful stretches of the Mekong. Boats can be arranged with the community