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Siem Reap

Full-Day Tour of Kompong Phluk and Tonle Sap Lake by Boat

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USD 60.00
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    What to Expect
    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 Tara and 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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your Siem Reap hotel or guesthouse
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    6h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to the original departure point
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off by air-conditioned cab
    • English speaking guides
    • One meal aboard the boat
    • 2 drinks aboard the boat (soft drink, beer, cocktails or champagne)
    • Tour of the floating village of Chong Khneas
    • Tour of flooded forest and village at Kompong Phluk by row boat(seasonal)
    • Unlimited bottled water
    • All check point fees
    • Entry/Admission - Tonle Sap Lake
    • Entry/Admission - Tara River Boat Tours
    • Entry/Admission - Kompong Phluk
    • Entry/Admission - Chong Kneas Floating Village
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Children 10 or under are half price, children 5 or under are free
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Please note that this tour is dependent on water levels in the lake, please inquire on booking.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    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
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    By: Tara River Boat Tours
    381 reviews
    Fantastic trip
    Thanks to Vanna for a wonderful tour. It was fascinating, informative and very enjoyable.lt was extremely well
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    Volketswil, Switzerland
    Avoid if you can - tourist rip off par excellence
    We made the tour while having best weather. Collection at the hotel worked on time, the bus used urgently needs to
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    Sabine W
    Beautiful Sunset
    I'll be honest and say I had no idea what to expect to from the floating village, which lead to me being slightly
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    Manila, Philippines
    Worth the Visit
    It is quite a ride going here, road is bumby, then you'll take a boat to go to the village. The place and the
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    Wayne, Pennsylvania
    A wonderful way to see the Lake area with Mr Friday!
    What a wonderful trip through the water countryside! Stops along the way to see the people's way of life along
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    Siem Reap, Cambodia
    This tour with Vantha is highly recommended. He was a knowledgeable, friendly guide with great English. Our walk
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    Best tour at Tonle Sap ever
    Incredible experience! We did a morning trip and we loved every second of it. Va, our guide, was super nice and
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    York, United Kingdom
    One of a kind
    This tour was not like any of our other trips in Cambodia, Pick from our hotel was on time and the day ran
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    Sarah D
    An excellent tour and guide
    Unfortunately I had to miss this tour due to a poorly child, but 2 of our family went and had an amazing time.
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    Skiathos, Greece
    A bit disappointing
    Although our guide tried to make this trip exciting it really was nothing special.The lotus farm was pretty but
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    Mlj S
    Barcelona, Spain
    Unsafety excursion
    They arrived late to pick us up ar the hotel. The bus did not have safety belts. The boat had problems with the
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    Booked through hotel and it was great
    After reading some reviews about tours on this lake we were a bit hesitant, however we had nothing to worry about
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    Linda H
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Definitely worth a visit
    Some excellent views and amazing to see how families Live on the water. Excellent tour guide. Great tour
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    Lancaster, United Kingdom
    Excellent visit and good value
    This was a very pleasant way to spend a late afternoon and evening. Our guide,Mr Friday, was fantastic and really
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    Ipswich, United Kingdom
    An amazing excursion- not to be missed if visiting Siem Reap.
    Exceeded our expectations.... We booked this at the last minute to see Tonle sap lake and the floating village -
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