Tonle Sap Lake & Kampong Phluk Half-Day Tours from Siem Reap


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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 5 hours

Departs: cambodia, cambodia

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

Half-day group tour from Siem Reap with a local guide. Enjoy your the tour in the morning or afternoon with about 45-minutes’ drive to the fishermen’s village of Kompong Phluk whose name means 'harbor of the tusks' and Cambodia great lake. Enjoy Tonle Sap Lake, it’s a lake with no ends in front of you, birds flying slowly overhead and surrounding with the interesting village as well as wetland area.

A local boat ride take you the Tonle Sap Lake and village where you will see nature in a way you’ve only seen in picture books and it’s where you will now see villagers houses, school, government houses built on high stilts but the pagoda on the only butte (the only building which is not on stilts) and see the activities of the villagers who your expert guide will teach you about their culture, the life style, and the ecosystem of this fascinating place.

This tour concludes hotel pick up and drop-off. Please choose from one of two departure times when you book.


What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Cold bottled water on tour

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Local Live English Speaking guide

Sharing local boat ride

What's Not Included

Canoe ride in mangrove forest (Aug-Jan)

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Travel insurances


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 70

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • No wheelchair accessible
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • No wheelchair accessible
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy


What To Expect

Kampong Phluk Floating Village
Meet the guide at your hotel lobby in Siem Reap for morning or afternoon departure—morning pickups are variety between 7:30am to 8:30am, while afternoon trips depart at 2 pm and  pick up variety between 1pm to 2pm. So guests are advised to wait in the hotel lobby and ready to go as soon as your guide arrives.

Tour set out this morning/afternoon on a group tour to the countryside which drive about 45-minutes to the fishermen’s village of Kompong Phluk whose name means 'harbor of the tusks' and Cambodia great lake. Enjoy Tonle Sap Lake, is a lake with no ends in front of you, and birds flying slowly overhead and surrounding with the interesting village.

During the dry season (February to Jul), the village can be reached by mini bus or motorbike, as the – bumpy - road that is normally flooded dries up.

In the rainy season (August to Jan), a short boat ride from the quay, through the wetland area will take you to Kompong Phluk. It is not a floating village but a village on high stilts as well as some floating houses and in spite of fishing is often the privilege of the Vietnamese minority but inhabitants of Kompong Phluk are almost exclusively of Cambodian origin. The villagers frequently move from house to another house during the rainy season, they live in houses built on stilts and move to small huts near the waterfront during the dry season to do fishing.

Arrive at the quay, board a local boat for a 1.5-hour ride on the Tonle Sap Lake as well as village where you will see nature in a way you’ve only seen in picture books, and the tour of Kampong Phluk is worth the extra effort to get there, then we will visit the village, the pagoda on the only butte (the only building which is not on stilts) and see the activities of the villagers who your expert guide will teach you about their culture, the life style, and the ecosystem of this fascinating place.

Optional (August to Jan): you can pay an extra to take a small canoes paddle by villagers (or wait for the group about 40 mns); will take you deep into the dense flooded forest. The trees of this forest are perfectly adapted to their unusual existence as they are completely submerged a part of the year. 

Return to Siem Reap and drop off at your hotel or requested drop off point within Siem Reap city center.

5 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Reviews

Fantastic floating fun
Rob P, 27-09-2022
Great tour to a local village market on the way to the floating village. Our guide Nak, was awesome. He was full of knowledge and information about everything and was so friendly. If you want to see the real Cambodia then this tour gives a nice slice of actual life in the countryside.
Floating gem
LEESHA S, 27-09-2022
Nak was a brilliant tour guide and gave us a personal experience of the local market before we went to the boat for the floating village. The boat was a small local boat and a very authentic ride He answered all my questions and more. The local villagers were so welcoming and more than happy for us to watch them cooking fishing and going about general life. I learnt a few Cambodian words and no point we were pressured to buy items. I did buy fruit for myself. The Lake is a breathtaking sight so big. We went to the floating crocodile restaurant. I had bbq crocodile on a skewer and it was beautifully cooked. Ok the crocodiles are farmed in small cages but it’s a cultured way of life and I respect that. Air conditioned vehicle small group and fresh water all included with hotel pick up. Would definitely recommend this as a trip to do.
Floating Village experience
Tanaayas, 19-09-2022
Yet another wonderful experience with our tour guide Nak. We explored the local culture, along the largest lake in SEA. We met some lovely kids and saw a lot of adorable cats. Would recommend checking this place out, to get a glimpse on a different lifestyle.
Another wonderful day with Mr Kao - Siem Reaps best English speaking tuk tuk driver
X4682MQsarahw, 13-09-2022
We had the loveliest day with Siem Reaps best English speaking tuk tuk driver Mr Kao (you can find him on Tripadvisor) exploring this breathtakingly gorgeous lake, the submerged forest and meeting the locals. The boat ride was very pleasant and make sure you take the time to go for a paddle through the forest - we saw a monkey, a non venomous snake, lizards and lots of snails. Even if you don't see many animals, there is something quite lovely in this incredibly tranquil haven compared to the energy of village life, and it's nice to think that you can support the older ladies in the village.
As always, the tuk tuk drive to Tonle Sap Lake was refreshing and very pretty. Mr Kao is always happy to stop and answer questions, take photos, find the best toilet and most delicious local food.
Such a great day (PS don't forget your sunscreen & hat)
Tour of the Great Lake of Cambodia and floating village
franacourtney, 13-09-2022
Great tour to see the river and lake, amazing to see how people live in houses on stilts I highly recommend this tour to see a different element of Cambodian life. We also did the canoe through the freshwater mangroves which was lovely and peaceful. Our tour guide Chanthorn was very informative and spoke great English, also highly recommended.
(Note it’s not a floating village but a village on stilts, we did see floating houses also along the tour).




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