From Siem Reap: Private Tonle Sap Floating Village Tour

From Siem Reap: Private Tonle Sap Floating Village Tour

From £57.38 per group up to 1

Lake Tonle Sap is the lifeblood of Cambodia, one of the world's largest freshwater bodies and home to hundreds of floating fishing villages.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Traveler's hotel
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • See the floating fishing villages on Tonle Sap Lake
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Observe local agriculture and aquaculture activities
Full description
Depart your hotel in the morning for a journey through the countryside to the world’s second largest freshwater lake, Tonle Sap.  The Tonle Sap one of the world’s most productive bodies of fresh water. In the wet season, the Tonle Sap Lake swells to 12,000 km². During the dry half of the year, the lake shrinks to as small as 2,500 km², draining into the Tonle Sap River. Each year, millions of fish come to spawn in the seasonally flooded forest surrounding the lake, attracting a myriad of water birds as well as people, who have settled in villages along the shores and who live with the rhythm of the water. This ecosystem was classified as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 1997. Take a boat trip to "Kampong Phluk", a collection of three small fishing villages in an atmospheric flooded forest setting. Cruise through the village and see unique houses on stilts, and Cambodians at work in the floating forest. Your boat will meander slowly through forest canals, allowing you to catch glimpses of flora and fauna, and see a truly beautiful ecosystem. Take the back roads back to town on this half-day tour in Siem Reap and witness seasonal agricultural activities like cricket catching, rice planting and harvesting, smoking fish, fish paste (prohoc making), and duck farming. Stop at a local village to pick up Khmer snacks and explore. Visit a Buddhist monastery before heading home (suggested visit period is between the end of July and early March).
Includes
  • All entrance fees
  • Professional English-speaking local guide
  • Tonle Sap boat cruise
  • Travel by Remok (Cambodian Tuk Tuk)
  • Tipping
  • Personal expense
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Fun day but not as private as I hoped

    So because I really wanted this tour and it was cheap, but the minimum people allowed was 2, I paid for two people because I wanted a private tour in particular. I didn't really want to spend much time with other people because I don't like compromising on my vacation. I was not too happy that when the guide showed up to pick me up, he told me that two other people will be joining us. Its still good value for money but because the transportation used is a tuk tuk, it's not suitable for more than two people in my mind. The guide was really good, fun and chatty and I got a ton of information from him. And of course the boat cruise was so stunning and beautiful.

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    13 November 2016

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    Product ID: 70624