Bike and kayak the Mekong Discovery Trail
Cambodia Mekong Trail company, launched in 2006 with the help of the United Nations World Tourism Organization, gives adventurous travelers the ultimate connection to the Mekong River and itssurrounding lands. Participants begin at the Laos border in Ou Svay, kayaking through the flooded forests of the Ramsar Wetlands, moving village by village. On the Mekong's Koh Phdau Island, mountain bike along dirt paths through the jungle, and in Kratie, you pedal gorgeous tracks along the Mekong rice fields and past crumbling colonial architecture. This weeklong excursion—236 miles of cycling and 17 miles of kayaking—wraps up in Siem Reap
. From homestays to waterfalls, volunteering to river dolphin-watching, it's a life-changing trek.