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Phnom Pehn to Kratie to Pakse to 4,000 islands

  • sarahmlowry

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    How long does it take to get from Phnom Pehn to Kratie to Pakse to the 4,000 islands area by bus? Are there any boat options? How long does the border crossing take? Any info on this route welcomed.

    #1 Posted: 17/8/2008 - 16:28

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  • Lother

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    The bus to Kratie takes about 5 hours from PP. From Krati you can take a minivan straight through Stung Treng across the border to Don Det without the need to go to Pakse. The trip will take most of the day. This is one of the cases where a "package solution" like this is actually worth taking. The border crossing should only take minutes, I can't imagine there ever being a queue :).

    #2 Posted: 18/8/2008 - 00:46

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    We're got a story here about doing the trip in reverse -- may be of interest.

    #3 Posted: 18/8/2008 - 12:35

  • nsenarat

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    I realize this thread is a couple of years old, but I'm only finding info about this going Laos to Cambodia, and not the other way around.

    Do you know where you can arrange one of these border crossing packages in Cambodia? What I mean is, can I find a place to do it in Kratie or Stung Treng? Or will I have to do it in Siem Reap or Phnom Penh?

    I appreciate any advice you might have...

    #4 Posted: 16/8/2010 - 14:00

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    for the package deals it's best to arrange this in Siem Reap or Phnom Penh, as the only thing I could book in Stung Treng was a bus to Kratie, PP or Siem Reap.

    It is possible to ask some locals in Stung Treng to take you to the border and go on from there. There are some minivan busses driving from 4000 islands to the border regularly (in the morning though), so you might want to try it this way. Still, if you don't like all the hassle of finding your way to 4000 islands then really book a trip, probably only cost you about 10 USD from anywhere in Cambodia.

    #5 Posted: 16/8/2010 - 22:13

  • Jimbobber

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    Hey, I am looking to book a minibus from Kratie to 4000 islands...

    Can anyone recommend a travel agents to get this sorted in Phnom Penh before I leave?

    Also, if anyone knows, what time will the bus leave Kratie for the islands?

    Thanks so much

    #6 Posted: 7/5/2011 - 17:24

  • Rasheeed

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    Sort it in Kratie. Stop by the Sorya office near the river front. Joe at Red Sun falling or Andrew at balcony, or the Sorya office, or anyone else should be able to point you in the right direction.

    In Stung Treng you can just ask at Riverfront/side/whatever. Mr. T's place. Not hard.


    #7 Posted: 11/5/2011 - 13:11

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