Half-Day Tour Of Floating Village And Tonle Sap Lake By Boat - Siem Reap

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  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • 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 :
    Departs from your Siem Reap hotel or guesthouse
  • Return Details :
    Returns to the original departure location
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover the Floating village and Tonle sap lake on a traditional long tail boat, travel in comfort to the lake in an air conditioned minivan with your English-speaking local tour guide as you pass by lotus fields and rice paddies. Then, aboard a mini Tara boat, travel out towards the Tonle Sap, seeing the floating villages and crocodile and fish farms on the way (crocodile and fish farm dependent on current water levels). Upon arrival at the famous Queen Tara, in the heart of the floating village, relax on the main deck, enjoy the included food and drinks and take in the stunning views. This unique tour experience is suitable for families, groups or single travelers.

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Know More about this tour

The floating village islocated less than 10 miles (15km) from Siem reap. It is the perfect place to visit on Tonle Sap Lake for those that don't have the time to explore Prek Toal or Kompong Phluk.

This half-day tour of the floating villagewill begin at 8am or 10am (you can select which time you want to leave on booking) when you will be picked up from your hotel or guesthouse in an air-conditioned vehicle. Your friendly and knowledgeable tour guides speak English (and Khmer of course), and they will ensure that you enjoy your tour, pointing out areas of local interest along the way and answering any questions you may have.It takes about 20 minutes to reach the port near Phnom Krom, and upon arrival you will exit the vehicle and jump onto a smaller boat with life jackets and driven by experienced and safe local drivers.

On route to the main boat, you will pass the rice paddies and lotus fields, you will have an opportunity to stop and take some photos of the lotus flowers which are a deeply important flower in Buddhism (please note: Depending on the time of year the views of the lotus and rice fields will very).

The nextstop will be the crocodile and fish farm (depending on current water levels) in the floating villagewhere you will learn about some of the trades people on the lake work in. If catfish, crocodiles and large snakes don't interest you, there is a souvenir shop and a viewing deck on board for you to purchase some presents for loved ones or take a few photos.

The boat ride through the floating villagewill 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 to provoke silence on the boat, as customers take in the sights and sounds that surround them. Once the trip through the floating villageis complete, your boat will briefly enter the edge of the great lake before docking with the famous Queen Tara, in the heart of the floating village.

There, 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 11:15am (or 1:15pm for 10am start), 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

English speaking professional local guides

One meal on the boat

2 drinks (soft drink, beer, cocktails or champagne)

Tour of the floating village

Tour of the crocodile and fish farm

All check point fees

Free hotel pickup and drop-off in air conditioned taxi

Entry/Admission - Tonle Sap Lake

Entry/Admission - Chong Kneas Floating Village

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Children 10 or under are half price, children 5 or under are free

At checkout you may choose the 8am tour or the 10am tour

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Traveler Reviews

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  • 07-Oct-2019

    Lower your expectations and this was an interesting peaceful experience on the water. A little rugged getting on and off the boat. Lunch venue was interesting (on a boat). The people looked bored of having outsiders show up and snap photos and were picking lice out of each other’s hair. No one even stood up when I was looking around the shop... would I do it again? Probably because of the water..

  • 10-Jul-2019

    Enjoyed the outing it included small boat to look at floating village up close. Lunch was a long time coming.

  • 03-Jul-2018

    This is the second time I have done this tour in 12 months, it was great both times. We were collected from our hotel and taken to the lotus flower farm. After that, we were taken to Tonle Sap lake to see the floating village which included the crocodile farm. We enjoyed a FANTASTIC lunch on board the Queen Tara boat, and then returned to our hotel. The guide we had was knowledgeable and attentive. The staff on the boat were great. I highly recommend this tour!

  • 06-Mar-2018

    My wife and I quite enjoyed this leisurely half day excursion after the previous 2 full days touring the Angkor Wat and surrounding Temples in high temperatures and humidity. The guide collected us from our Siem Reap hotel at 10h00 and en route to the lake pointed out the rice fields and a lotus farm to our small group. We stopped here for a short time and watched in fascination as the ladies laboriously cut the lotus stems and drew out the fibres which are made into yarn and, ultimately, clothing. On arrival at the water we boarded the boat and made our way up a rather muddy and litter-strewn creek to the main area of the lake which surprised us by being so vast - we could not see the other side. It was interesting to learn that within a few weeks the lake would become completely dry until the next rainy season. We passed many floating homes, primarily occupied by people from Vietnam, and arrived at a large platform with a souvenir shop, cafe and, surprisingly, a pen full of good-sized crocodiles taken from the lake and used for food and skins. They were kept in a rather small pen which did seem cruel but, sadly, probably no different than how some land-based farmers keep their cattle, sheep, chickens etc. We then re-boarded our boat and set off to have lunch on a nearby larger boat, the Queen Tara. Our guide took our lunch and drink orders from an extensive menu all included in the tour price and, after serving the drinks, then went off to cook the meals! This is not a fast-food restaurant and we did have to wait for some time, but in comfortable surroundings, including a hammock. The lunches were very tasty and we suffered no after ill-effects! but some of our group expressed their disappointment at not having time to navigate other parts of the lake before returning to Siem Reap However, we found it very peaceful and relaxing.and, overall, an interesting and enjoyable half day.

  • 02-Mar-2018

    We did the Floating Village tour on an 8am pick up. The tour said its 4 hours, but less than 2 hours was spent actually on the lake going through the floating village and visiting the lotus and crocodile farms. The rest of the time we were on a large boat on the lake for food and drinks. No one on our tour wanted lunch at 10am but our guide basically told us we had to. It was a weird time on the boat with no extra information about the lake or the floating village from our guide, which would have been good. Our boat was also really noisy and the guide had no microphone so we couldn’t hear anything he said. Not worth the money.

  • 12-Jan-2018

    We had a great time. Our guide was very friendly and attentive. We enjoyed every moment of the tour. It was amazing to learn about the seed from its flower and fruit as well as the thread from the lotus stem. Lunch at Queen Tara was a great experience with our guide providing personal service from food to drinks. Its an experience that would stay in our mind :

  • 01-Jan-2018

    This tour is Amazing and worth for price with a nice conditioning MPV with a driver and our tour guide was great. He was well known with the area and gave us lots of interesting facts of Cambodia. His English was great. lunch on the boat was great which included 2 drinks..well worth the price....

  • 17-Dec-2017

    This tour is perfect if your not spending much time in Siem Reap. We went to the rice fields and then to the lake. It was a beautiful sail across the lake as we sat at the front of the boat through the floating village. We then saw crocodiles farm, held a snake and had lunch on a nearby boat.

  • 25-Nov-2017

    A nice tour, with the right amount of time to savour the scenes and hear about the local sights and issues from a very well informed guide. Well worth doing!

  • 23-Jul-2017

    This tour was amazing!

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