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Scenic Boat Tour

Authentic Village life

Tour Description for Tonle Sap & Floating Village One Day Boat Tour

Visit Tonle Sap lake where you can experience the authentic village life in Cambodia. On our boat scenic boat tour starting in Kampung Pluk you’ll enjoy the river life of the fisherman and see the floating village pass by while staying on the boat. We’ll make our way to the flooded mangrove forests where you’ll embark on a small paddle boat to see this natural highlight. Finally we’ll reach Tonle Sap, offering a glimpse into the fishing culture of Cambodia.

Prices per Group for Tonle Sap & Floating Village Boat Tour


Tuk-Tuk

Car

Van

Bus
1-4 1-4 5-15 16-35
English speaking Guide 75 USD 80 USD 100 USD 120 USD
Duration Duration: from approx. 8am to 6pm (depending on walking speed and tour preferences)
Wear Comfortable clothing, sturdy shoes, hat and sunscreen.
Seasonality Itinerary depending on the season and water level.
Included
Certified Guide Driver Entrance Fee for Guide & Driver
Pick-Up in Siem Reap Transportation
Not Included
Food & Drinks

We don’t take commissions from restaurants and want you to have free choice of food type.


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Drive to Kampong Pluk:

Pick-up at your hotel: In th morning our guide and driver will pick you up at your Hotel. We drive around 1 hour and approx. 35km / 20mi through the cambodian countryside to the boat pier of Kampong Pluk, a compound of three small fishing village located at the Tahas river in the floodplain of Tonle Sap lake.

Kampong Pluk - Floating Village - Cambodia
Kampong Pluk – Floating Village – Cambodia

Explore the Floating Village Kampong Pluk:

We embark on a private wooden boat to cruise the floating village on the river. You will see the authentic village lifestyle of the fishermen in this impressive environment. The wooden houses have high stilts and the village is surrounded by flooded mangrove forests. You see children using various items as floats and women making laundry at the river. During the slow boat ride you will get a feeling for this traditional way of life in the real rural area of Cambodia.

Lunch break:

You decide where you want to have lunch. We don’t want you to get the impression that we choose restaurants according to the commissions we receive. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.

Tonle Sap - Flooded Mangrove Forest
Tonle Sap – Flooded Mangrove Forest

Flooded mangrove forests of Tonle Sap:

The tour continues to the flooded mangrove forests where you have to change to a smaller boat because of the dense forest. Reach the inundated forest and continue with a pirogue through the magnificent flooded trees. A local will steer the small paddling boat through this fairy tale like environment which is natural habitat of numerous wild birds and other species. During a 20 minutes long ride accompanied by birds sounds and the light water noise you can relax and enjoy the nature.

Tonle Sap Lake
Tonle Sap Lake

Tonle Sap lake

Back on our motor boat we soon reach the Tonle Sap lake where you can get a glimpse of fisherman’s daily life, embracing the centuries old fishing tradition. In the wet season Tonle Sap is Asia’s largest fresh water lake with around 13.000 sqaure km / 5000 square miles while in the dry season it has only 2500 square km / 1000 square miles. The lake is a source of life for Cambodia with more the 200 species of fish and the big fresh water reserve. Enjoy the dawn over the lake and get ready to drive back to Siem Reap.

Drop-off at the hotel

Our driver will bring you back to the hotel.


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