See Mechrey Floating Village on this half day tour. Mechrey is the least touristed floating village in Siem Reap and well and truly off the beaten track. you will see countryside, animals, lotus farm, everyday life of Cambodian people on land and water.
Bottles of cold drinking Water
English-Speaking Tour Guide
Transport ( AC car or minivan or minibus
What's Not Included
Food / Drinks
ADULT: Age: 0 - 99
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
What To Expect
This tour can start in the morning or the afternoon (please let us know which time you want to depart). You'll leave Siem Reap and we'll drive you the 40km southwest of Siem Reap to the edge of the Tonle Sap Lake to Mechrey Floating Village. Here, you'll see how around 300 families live their lives on the water. These ethnic Khmer families make their living from fishing, farming, shops and tourism. Along the way, we'll stop to try some deep fried insects, look at a rice paddy field with birds, cows, and buffaloes. We'll also stop to see a lotus farm and a duck farm. When we reach Mechrey Floating Village, you'll see floating houses, a school, restaurants, fish farm and crocodile farm. In the cooler season, you'll also see many different species of birds here. We'll take a car because the road is very bumpy and dusty. The price includes the boat ride and entrance fee.
Admission Ticket Included
Great time witnessing lifestyle of people in Mechrey Floating Village
We were a group of 3 adults + 1 teenage + 3 children. We requested for afternoon tour, and it was nicely arranged with pickup from hotel at 2:00pm. The air-conditioned van was clean and was already stocked with cold bottled water for us. Our tour guide, Mr. Bunpheng Chan, spoke very fluent English. As soon as we got into the van, he started telling us about the background of Cambodia, village we were about to visit, and other interesting true stories. He was very knowledgeable. About half-way to the village, we stopped by a stall to have a look at the fried insects. I tried a cricket, and didn't feel uncomfortable at all. If you're not eating any, it's still fun to watch anyway. We reached the riverside after the 45min car ride. We then got into one of the motorised tourist boat (with roof). Life jackets were available. Then came the fun part. We went along the river, watching how fishermen did their magic, and then the village (floating homes, school, playground, shops). The people there were very friendly. Because our tourist boat was big, we didn't get onboard of the village. Watching and interacting was fun already. The boat ride was about 1 hour long. The fun part of afternoon ride was seeing the kids paddling their way home from school.. some on their own, and some were on "boat school bus". We got back to the riverside, and the tour guide kindly entertained our special request of dropping us off at the city center instead of hotel.
Great tour, great guide
Koen S, 04-11-2018
The floating village of Mechrey is a wonderful place to get a sense of a floating village without the tourists and including all the interesting features. The tour was only a half day trip, so we could spend time in the afternoon on other things.
Lonn - the perfect guide, a happy and English speaking Cambodian - took us to a local market and insect-tasting as well. When booking, ask for Lonn Thou!
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Michael G, 14-03-2022
Ich war der einzige Teilnehmer des Ausfluges nach Mechrey.
Mein Guide war Bunpheng. Er konnte sehr gut erklären und ich lernte einiges über das System des Tonle Sap hinzu.
Sein Englisch war überdies wirklich sehr gut zu verstehen, so dass die Kommunikation problemlos war.
Die Fahrt auf dem Boot durch das "schwimmende Dorf" war beeindruckend. Die Fahrt hinunter in Richtung See war landschaftlich sehr schön.
Kann diese Tour, aber auch meinen Guide, absolut weiterempfehlen!
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