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Overland Having made this journey in september 2006 (wet season), in my opinion the road between Kratie and Stung Treng is in far better shape than portrayed here. Sure, it's not a highway in any western sense of the word, but it's one of the better roads in Cambodia. The road is partly paved, partly gravel, but negotiable at fairly high speed all the way, even in the wet season. All bridges are made of concrete, not a rusty truss or wooden plank in sight. (WT-en) Hans Hoppe - Since noone objected here, removed "worst highway in the world" reference. (WT-en) hopha

Is $120 for a taxi to Phnom Penh a typo? I was offered the same ride for 70,000 riel (less than $20) from Banlung and it can't be much more in the reverse direction.

Plunge forward! But was that $20 for a seat in a taxi or for chartering the whole thing? (WT-en) Jpatokal 09:30, 16 October 2006 (EDT)
$120 was for chartering the whole taxi (the ubiquitous Toyota Camry). I doubt $20 would get you much more than a seat in a tightly packed minibus. Did you make the trip for $20? (WT-en) hopha 09:37, 16 October 2006 (EDT)
Unfortunately, I don't know. I declined as I was heading to Stung Treng. This was back in April of this year.
As of 2010 the quote is $140 for a Pajero to rent the whole vehicle to Phnom Penh. $120 for a 12 seat minivan, which can fill up for the return journey, and so charges the normal $10 per seat for the whole van.

Tour agencies[edit]

Some links are dead and some do not exist at all. It looks messy, really, so I moved them all here. Ibaman (talk) 14:23, 14 February 2019 (UTC)[reply]

  • [dead link] Dutch Co Adventurous Eco-tourism. Offers treks, kayaking, information on border crossings to Laos and Vietnam and free maps of Banlung town and environs. Besides English, the manager speaks good German and Dutch. They donate supplies and medical attention to the indigenous people in remote areas, and support an education project in cooperation with Krou Yeung Centre.
  • Parrot Tours (At the corner near A'dam Restaurant). Sitha at Parrot is reliable and is happy to recommend other guides. The family-run places which guide you themselves may be cheaper than one that hires guides, but very cheap may mean a sleepless night shivering in a damp hammock. Generally they are local people and will often get you an impromptu invitation to a party or meal in a village. Be wary of guides from outside the province as there has been complaints of poor treatment of clients.
  • Virachey National Park. arranges treks in the park; they are not cheap but are generally the only treks that actually enter the park (most avoid paying park fees by trekking "to" the park but not "in" the park). The manager has done exchange trips to South America and is said to do a good job.