Tonle Sap Lake-Floating Villages-Mangrove Forest from Siem Reap


asia » cambodia » cambodia » cambodia

From $219.00

25 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

Lowest Price Guarantee

Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration:

Departs: cambodia, cambodia

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

Enjoy a full day tour as we will pick up from your hotel in Siem Reap and drive 15 km from Siem Reap to the boat docks of Chong Khneas. We will go aboard a local boat for a lovely ride onto the Tonle Sap through the floating villages of Chong Khneas and villages on high stilts. This tour will take you to two different villages along the Tonle Sap floodplains. Discover the distinctive flow cycle of the Tonle Sap Lake and how this fact makes it Cambodia’s most important economic and ecological resource.  By visiting Chong Kneas floating villages and market, Kopong Phluk with mangrove forest and Kompong Phluk is the village on high stilts, gain insights to how villagers uniquely live in harmony in this uncommon setting over/on water.  Spend about 5 to 6 hours by the lake and its floodplains for this enriching cultural experience. This tour includes picnic lunch, coke and cold bottled waters .


What's Included

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Life jackets on boat

Local Live English Speaking Tour guide

Picnic lunch on boat with coke and cold bottled water

Private boat from Chong Khneas - Kampong Phluk Village

Small group tour with entrance ticket is included

What's Not Included

Canoe ride in Kampong Phluk Mangrove forest (August to January)

Gratuities

Travel insurances


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 75

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If due to poor weather (In very little chance may happen in rainy season between Jul to mid of Nov), so we will visit only Kampong Khleang and Kampong Phluk Villages by car instead and taking boat ride in Kampong P
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If due to poor weather (In very little chance may happen in rainy season between Jul to mid of Nov), so we will visit only Kampong Khleang and Kampong Phluk Villages by car instead and taking boat ride in Kampong P
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy


What To Expect

Siem Reap
Enjoy a 6 hours tour as we pick up from your hotel at 8:00 AM. We will drive 15 km south of Siem Reap to the boat docks of Chong Kneas.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Tonle Sap Lake
We’ll then board a local boat for a pleasant ride onto the Tonle Sap, passing through the floating village of Chong Khneas. Tonle Sap is the largest lake of Southeast Asia and stretches across the northwest portion of Cambodia. The lake is economically important as it serves as major source of many kinds of fishes. It swells to ten times its normal size during the wet season, bringing diverse aquatic resources. It also serves as habitat for several species of water birds. Chong Khneas is a floating village at the edge of Tonle Sap. Explore the floating households, composed predominantly of Vietnamese people, and recognizable because of the brightly colored houses. Take a glimpse of the floating village life as we pass along floating houses, schools, clinics, sports hall and even pig farms. We will stop at Gecko Environment Center where you can learn more about the ecology and rich biodiversity of Tonle Sap and its surrounding floodplains.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Kampong Phluk Floating Village
We will continue our boat trip to the fishermen village of Kompong Phluk. Houses here are built on stilts. This village is almost exclusively composed of Khmer origin. The villagers move houses depending on the season. They dwell on stilts during rainy season and move to small huts near at the banks during dry season. You will visit the pagoda, the only building in the village that is not built on stilts, and observe villagers going about their daily activities. You will then transfer to a small canoe (Aug-Jan as optional) to be paddled by villagers, to take you deep into the dense mangrove forest. The mangroves are uniquely adapted to the flooded environment and can impressively survive being completely submerged during a part of the year. We will transfer you back to your hotel in Siem Reap after visit Kampong Phluk Village.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Reviews

Amazing!
E H, 13-09-2022
Nak was an amazing tour guide, went above and beyond to cater to our interests and personalise our experience! My favourite was Kamplong Pluk village, the floating village where you can see the culture of the temples and schools. Highly recommend if in Siem Reap.
Educational and Insightful.
667allc, 13-08-2022
Educational experience! Mr Van Lonh was knowledgeable and provided insights into how the people in the floating villages lived. Mr Wong was a great driver who brought us safely everywhere. Thanks
Trip to Tonle Sap Lake
tsienfc, 13-08-2022
This was a refreshing trip to Tonle Sap Lake! It was fascinating for me to learn about the two floating villages in the area as well as the respective adaptations have to cope with the weather conditions. Highly recommended!
Unique and enjoyable trip to the floating villages
SMey F, 13-08-2022
Our family of 4 had a highly interesting trip to two floating villages guided by Mr Van Lonh. We learnt a lot from his sharing of the villager’s way of life and the eco-system in Tonle Sap. He was teamed by the driver, Mr Vong whose MPV is spacious and clean. We were assured by his safe driving. The highlight for me was to paddle the canoe among tall mangroves in the lake. I highly recommend this trip.
An enjoyable trip
Peter J, 10-02-2020
Being a solo traveler any apprehensions about joining a small sightseeing party were soon dispelled by the professionalism of the tour guide and the friendly crowd on the mini bus. The trip to the lake was interesting, before we embarked a lady came up to us and took our individual photos. On the lake whole communities live afloat complete with floating church and school. The crocodile farm was interesting though I declined croc-meat jerky. On our return to the car park the lady who had taken our photos had put the images onto plates to sell back to us. All in all it was an enjoyable day.




« All Activities

Cambodia activities and shore excursions by group:

© Copyright 1995 - 2022 Cambodia Travel Guide