Kampong Phluk and Tonle Sap Sunset Boat Cruise

EXPERIENCE: Lifestyle on Tonle Sap Lake

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Duration

5 hours

GROUP SIZE

Max 10

FREE CANCEL

Up to 24 hours

Price from
US$ 35
US$29
per person

OVERVIEW

Visit the first Cambodian handicraft center that incubates local artisans, mixing traditional knowledge with contemporary design to showcase Cambodian’ talents, and then go straight to discover the fishing village of Kampong Phluk on a sunset boat tour from Siem Reap with hotel transfers. See the hustle and bustle of the houses t and sail past floating houses on the Tonle Sap Lake.

discussion

Language

English

STARTS TIME

14:30 pm

DEPARTURE

Everyday

HOTEL PICK-UP

Included

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Most Authentic Siem Reap's Night Market
Experience the most popular night market in Siem Reap, where the most local families go for shopping, dinner and enjoy of having the local beers with fried tarantulas, crickets, and other bugs.
Scenic Boad ride to Explore Kampong Phluk
Cruise down a narrow waterway to enter the medieval floating village of Kampong Phluk where the houses stand atop stilts and explore their local lifestyle.
The Best Of Cambodian Talents
Visit the first Cambodian handicraft center that incubates local artisans, mixing traditional knowledge with contemporary design to showcase Cambodian’ talents.
The Siem Reap's Unique Landmark
Marvel at the ingenious ways of the locals to keep their house above the waters and snap epic photos as you pass by the iconic stilt houses.
The Top Sunset Viewing Spot in Siem Reap
Cap off the day with a stunning view of the setting sun as you cruise around the village and enjoy the magnificent sunset on the biggest lake in Asia.

Itinerary

You will be picked up at between 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm from your hotel in Siem Reap and visit SATCHA is the first Cambodian handicraft center that incubates local artisans, mixing traditional knowledge with contemporary design to showcase Cambodian’ talents.

Then we'll go directly to the Kampong Phluk, flooded & fishing village of Tonle Sap lake, located just 21 kilometers from Siem Reap town. Once in the lake port, we'll take a local boat from the ferry to explore the famous floating villages of Kampong Phluk. There, you can see firsthand what everyday life is like for the many families who make their living primarily from fishing. Most families live on the lake shore in brightly colored houses on long poles, so the high-water levels are not a problem during the rainy season. Explore the flooded mangrove forest surrounding the area, which is home to a variety of species, including crab-eating macaques and 3,000 inhabitants. We will then take you to visit a Buddhist monastery built on an artificial island and enjoy seeing the sunset from a local boat on Tonle Sap Lake.

Then we drive you back to your hotel in Siem Reap city or drop off at the Old Market area.

You will be picked up at between 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm from your hotel in Siem Reap and visit SATCHA is the first Cambodian handicraft center that incubates local artisans, mixing traditional knowledge with contemporary design to showcase Cambodian’ talents.

Then we'll go directly to the Kampong Phluk, flooded & fishing village of Tonle Sap lake, located just 21 kilometers from Siem Reap town. Once in the lake port, we'll take a local boat from the ferry to explore the famous floating villages of Kampong Phluk. There, you can see firsthand what everyday life is like for the many families who make their living primarily from fishing. Most families live on the lake shore in brightly colored houses on long poles, so the high-water levels are not a problem during the rainy season. Explore the flooded mangrove forest surrounding the area, which is home to a variety of species, including crab-eating macaques and 3,000 inhabitants. We will then take you to visit a Buddhist monastery built on an artificial island and enjoy seeing the sunset from a local boat on Tonle Sap Lake.

Then we drive you back to your hotel in Siem Reap city or drop off at the Old Market area.

  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • Transportation with an experienced driver (Minivan)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Entrance fee + Boat ride
  • Cool bottle of water and towels
  • Personal expense
  • Dinner & soft drinks not mentioned.
  • Gratuities

What to bring

  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pet
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Give the children the money

Know before you go

The end of March to the end of July is a crucial time in all the floating villages in Siem Reap, as the water levels start to recede and present a unique opportunity for tourists to experience a new perspective. Although the picturesque landscape of the floating community may lose some of its charm during this time, visitors have a chance to immerse themselves in the daily life of the villagers living in the dried season. While some boats may become stuck, and smaller canoes are unable to traverse the jungle forest, these challenges add to the thrill of the experience. The dry season in floating village of Kompong Phluk may not be the ideal time to visit for those seeking postcard-perfect photos, but it offers a chance to witness a facet of the village’s daily life that is not typically seen. As they say, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. We recommend visitors to embrace this rare chance to witness a different facet of this incredible destination and truly get a different taste of life in the village.

a) 24 hour and more days before departure – free of charge

b) Less than 24 hours before departure – 100%

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