I would love to go to Ban Lung in Ratanakiri province, there is a good minivan connection from Siem Reap. But I am wondering if, once there, I will be able to get to the waterfalls and lakes and other sites outside of town? Does anyone know about the transport options there, and if it is possible to visit the sites there without independent transportation means?
I don’t drive a motorbike, and am a solo traveler, so hiring a private guide/driver may be too expensive for a solo traveler. I read that there are bicycle rentals, though I haven’t read if they are actually functioning.
Aside: Having rented a bike in Don Deht Laos, I can say that the horrible condition of the bikes,(broken chain mid-ride, No brakes, jarring rattle frames, ready-to-blow tires), combined w mogul-worthy roads and mid-March heat....I didn’t last long, surrendered to a tube on the Mekong. Not a bad Plan B.
I am grateful for travel sites listing off-the-beaten-path sites - love off-the-beaten-path! But wish they would take the descriptions a step further - so many places accessible only by independent transportation - motorbike being the most common.