Floating Villages, Tonle Sap Lake and Mangrove Forest from Siem Reap

Enjoy a full day tour as we will pick up from your hotel at 7:00 am 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 three 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 Khleang is the village on stilts, gain insights to how villagers uniquely live in harmony in this uncommon setting over/on water.  Spend the whole day by the lake and its floodplains for this enriching cultural experience. This tour includes picnic lunch, cold bottled waters, beers and snacks.

per adult from

$231

NZD

Duration

5 to 6 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Small group tour (min 2 people and max 15 people)
    • Local Live English Speaking Tour guide
    • All overland transport/transfer in an air conditioned vehicle
    • Private boat from Chong Khneas - Kampong Phluk - Kampong Khleang Village
    • Picnic lunch on boat
    • Fresh tropical fruits, cold water, soft drinks and beers on boat
    • Life jackets on boat
    • Entry/Admission - Tonle Sap Lake
    • Entry/Admission - Kampong Phluk Floating Village
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Travel insurances
    • Canoe ride in Kampong Phluk Mangrove forest (August to January)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province

    Enjoy a full day tour as we pick up from your hotel at 7:00 AM. We will drive 15 km south of Siem Reap to the boat docks of Chong Kneas.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Tonle Sap Lake, Lower Mekong Basin Cambodia

    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.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kampong Phluk Floating Village, Siem Reap Cambodia

    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.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Tonle Sap Lake, Lower Mekong Basin Cambodia

    We will then stop for our picnic lunch and enjoy fresh atmosphere by the lake. After lunch, we will board back to our boat for a 2 hour trip to the fishermen’s village of Kompong Khleang. Due to its remote location, Kompong Khleang is not frequently visited by tourists. This makes Kompong Khleang relatively less commercialized than Chong Khneas. Home to over 20,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest communities in Tonle Sap. Houses here are also built on stilts, rising amazingly as high as 10 meters above the bottom of the lake. During wet season, the houses become inundated to within one or two meters of the buildings. Living at the floodplains of Tonle Sap, people at Kompong Khleang depend largely on fishing to make a living. Observe how fishermen get catch from the lake, dry their catch or prepare smoked fish.

    We will then return to the boat dock in Kampong Khleang and travel back to Siem Reap in the afternoon by car.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: From your hotel in Siem Reap CityReturn point: Your hotel in Siem Reap CityAirports
    • Siem Reap Airport, Siem Reap Cambodia
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • 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 Phluk as well as in Kampong Khleang Village.
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Green Era Travel

Activity ID: V-39527P72

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