Searching for Irrawaddy dolphins, near Kratie on the Mekong River in Cambodia.
We didn’t have to wait long, saw so many! With the sunset over the river, it was a beautiful experience all around.
But we also saw some backpackers giving the young woman manning the ticket booth a really hard time about the price. Very sad. I understand it’s pretty much impossible to trust where that money is going, in Cambodia, but regardless - it could help protect those animals to some extent. Even if it’s just because tourists are providing a cash stream for an individual who then finds it difficult to give up.
Not to mention, it is not exorbitantly priced for what you get — currently at $9 each for foreigners, $7 for 3 or more. You get your own boat and at least an hour on the river, during which you are taken around to the dolphin hot-spots by a knowledgeable driver. Ours seemed to sense exactly where we’d get lucky.