Full-Day Tour Of Kompong Phluk And Tonle Sap Lake By Boat - Siem Reap

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 6 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    please wait for our Tara lake guide in your hotel or Guesthouses foyer/reception area just prior to our tour start time
  • Return Details :
    Returns to the original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This unique tour (only available through Tara Riverboat tours,will take you on an adventure through the famous floating villages of Cambodia. You will travel by boat down the Siem Reap River and onto the Great Tonle Sap Lake, and then be rowed through the flooded forest and stilted houses of Kompong Phluk. Here, you will see the way of life on the lake surrounded by stunning natural scenery. You will be led by a local professional guide which allows for a truly memorable experience. We dock with our Mothership thefamous Queen Tara (once a cargo boat), in the heart of the floating village to relax and have a meal with 2 cold drinks.all included in the package, Our Tara lake guides where born in the same villages you will visit giving a deep insight of how the villages operate.other stops along the way will include the Monks Temple and training school, and also the lotus farm and fish farms,all in all a great insight to the lakes and rivers and also unique water villages of Cambodia

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Know More about this tour

The tour of Kompong Phluk will begin at 10am, when you will be picked up from your hotel or guesthouse in an air-conditioned vehicle. Your friendly and knowledgeable professional tour guides speak English and Khmer, and will ensure that you enjoy your tour, pointing out areas of local interest along the way and answering any questions you may have.

After collection from your hotel or guesthouse in an air-conditioned minivans, it will take about 20 minutes to reach the port of Chong Khneas. Upon arrival, you will exit the vehicle and jump onto a small boat which has life jackets and is driven by an experienced and safe local driver.

The boat ride through Chong Khneas will allow you to see ordinary Cambodians going about their daily life in the floating village. Fishermen, boat-makers, markets, schools, spirit houses and waving children are always in plentiful supply on this mesmerizing scenic route, and it is not uncommon for the scenery of Chong Khneas to provoke silence on the boat, as you take in the sights and sounds that surround you. Once the trip through Chong Khneas is complete, your boat will begin the journey across the great Tonle Sap Lake to the stilted houses and flooded forest of Kompong Phluk.

Upon arrival at Kompong Phluk, you will jump out of the boat and into a smaller rowing boat to explore the area. Kompong Phluk is a set of villages based on the floodplain of the Tonle Sap Lake. There are about 3,000 villagers who live in Kompong Phluk, most of whom live in stilted houses. The people depend largely on fishing and tourism for their incomes.

Depending on the season, you will either row or walk through the flooded forest, and then will head up to the stilted houses of the floating village. During wet season, this area will be completely submerged, while in the dry season, the stilted houses will tower up to six meters above you. After you have toured the school and the pagoda in the center of the village, you will begin your journey back across Tonle Sap Lake to the famous Queen Tara, in the heart of the floating village.

On the Queen Tara, you will enjoy a well-deserved meal and 2 cold drinks. Afterwards, you can take a seat on the viewing deck and enjoy the magnificent scenery surrounding you. At about 3:15pm you will leave the Queen Taraand head back to the port at Chong Khneas where your air-conditioned vehicle will be waiting to transport you directly home to your hotel or guesthouse.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off by air-conditioned car

English speaking guides

meals aboard the Queen Tara Riverboat

2 drinks on board the boat (soft drinks, beers, cocktails, wines or champagne)

Tour of the floating fishing villages

Tour of flooded forest and village at Kompong Phluk by row boat(seasonal)

All check point fees

Restroom on board

Entry/Admission - Tonle Sap Lake

Entry/Admission - Kompong Phluk

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

All our boats have life jackets and toilets for your safety and comfort

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Vegetarian option is available

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Traveler Reviews

  • 08-Aug-2016

    It was a horrible tour. There was nothing much to see. I have seen better places and a much lesser price. I felt so ripped off by the end of this tour. I do not recommend this tour to any one.

  • 08-Aug-2016

    It was a horrible tour. There was nothing much to see. I have seen better places and a much lesser price. I felt so ripped off by the end of this tour. I do not recommend this tour to any one.

  • 22-Mar-2016

    Actually this was an awful tour, the boats we went in were too small for 5 tourists a driver and guide.
    It was an extremely uncomfortable trip to the village... We then ran out of fuel on the way back and were stranded for 40 mins in 38' heat in the middle of Tonle Sap Lake... The guide was very nice but we felt the tour was not worth the money we paid... We also contacted customer service the night before to advise of our address change and still have not had any response, hence we had to take a tuk tuk to the hotel we advised, probably wont use Viator again

  • 22-Mar-2016

    Actually this was an awful tour, the boats we went in were too small for 5 tourists a driver and guide.
    It was an extremely uncomfortable trip to the village... We then ran out of fuel on the way back and were stranded for 40 mins in 38' heat in the middle of Tonle Sap Lake... The guide was very nice but we felt the tour was not worth the money we paid... We also contacted customer service the night before to advise of our address change and still have not had any response, hence we had to take a tuk tuk to the hotel we advised, probably wont use Viator again

  • 19-Aug-2011

    I booked the Full Day Tour of Kompong Phluk, Tonle Sap Lake. It included pick-up at the hotel, car drive to where the boats are, boat to Chong Khneas and most importantly Kompong Phluk. The guide, Mony, picked me up at the correct time, he was good in English if you compare to many other guides in Asia. Mony did during the whole trip explain everything that I saw, and he was friendly and helpful. I mostly booked to trip because I wanted to get som great photos of the villages. The boats that are traveling with are a bit worn down, and so it Taraboat, so don't expect them to be in topnotch condition, but they are working as expected and they will take you to the different places. The first stop, Chong Khneas is a very touristy place. Lots of children who hold up snakes and says "give me one dollar, give me one dollar". Sounds like a mantra. You will however get some great shots in Chong Khneas if you look for angles where you don't have other tourists in your view. The next stop, Kompong Phluk was superb! I was the only tourist there when I arrived, and people here were just doing their normal stuff. No one in the village begged for money, and no one seemed to care about me walking there. Just like I want it! Do however not that a few people will try to sell you some minor items when the boat arrives to Kompong Phluk. The final stop before lunch was the flooded forest in Kompong Phluk. A really odd view, and a nice short trip, but not something that you will remember for the rest of your life. Lunch was on the Taraboat back in Chong Khneas. Taraboat is also a bit worn down, but the food was very good. I can really recommend this trip if you like photography or if you want to see how people live in the fishing villages. One of the things that impressed me most was however that Taraboat didn't cancel the trip even though I was the only one who had booked it. That's what I call service!