Half-Day Floating Village Tour of Kompong Phluk
- Transportation included
- Duration: 4 hours
The tour was very well organized and our guide Mr. Friday was very nice and very knowledgeable. It was a small tour with only 3 people, in an air conditioned van. Our first stop was a local market outside of Siem Reap. It was fascinating to see how locals shop for food. Our driver then transported us to the river. Since it was the dry season and the water was low, we transferred to a small boat to travel past the houses on stilts. We went to a floating restaurant for refreshments and then a tour of a town and temple. Our driver then returned us to our hotel. which was fascinating to see how locals shop. As it is the dry season with not too much water in the river we transferred to a small boat to go by the houses on stilts. we then entered the lake and stopped at a floating restaurant for some refreshments. Next was a tour of a local village and temple. Again, this was fascinating to see. The van picked us up in the village for the trip back to our hotel.
Best group tour experience ever! Our tour guide Mr. San was awesome and so considerate! He introduced many things to us before we got to the port. His introduction was full of details. He also took a lot of good photos for us. Hanging around with him was no pressure at all. The scenery itself was fantastic. It’s unforgettable to see people’s real live in the floating village. People there were also kind to us. I especially would like to thank the mother and son that rode a boat for us. The little boy was so cute and so polite! I really appreciate the well-arranged tour. I will definitely recommend it to anyone who is going to Siem Reap!
An unforgettable experience! We enjoyed the opportunity to visit an authentic floating village that is struggling due to lack of fish stocks. The various boat rides were a genuine adventure! If you are nervous about being on the water, you might not enjoy this experience, but we did! Tip: bring some small dollars to donate to the English school and to buy school supplies to give to the children (optional, of course). A dollar gratuity for the various people maneuvering the boats not expected, but genuinely appreciated.
Just returned from the tour and it was a great experience and Jose was a superb host. We were as small group of 6 which was just the right size and we stoped at the market on the way which was fascinating. Although it is currently the dry season we were able to see how people of Kompong Phluk live there everyday life at this time which would have been unimaginable if we had visited during the dry season. Thank you Jose for passing on all you knowledge of the area on to us and for a great tour.
The guide is great, very friendly and knowledgeable. There’s unfortunately just not that much to see for the price you pay. Animal lovers take note: the quick tour through the local market is full of still alive fish and crabs in plastic pools and the floating village has a crocodile farm with several other animals in cages.