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Kpg Phluk Half-Day Tour (by shared MiniBus)

From USD 18.00
Highlights
  • Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle

  • Go on a motorized boat ride with life jackets provided

  • A professional guide will take you through floating villages

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Kpg Phluk Half-Day Tour (by shared MiniBus)
From USD 18.00
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Morning TourMost Popular
Two tours are available per day; a morning tour and an afternoon tour. The morning tour departs at 8:30am and guests are returned to their hotel at around 1:00pm.
USD 18.00
Afternoon Tour
Two tours are available per day; a morning tour and an afternoon tour. The afternoon tour departs at 1:30pm and guests are returned to their hotel at around 6:00pm.
USD 18.00
Overview

Spend half a day exploring the villages and floodplain waterways of Kompong Phluk with this half-day tour from Siem Reap. You'll learn about local history and culture as you explore floating villages via motorboat, and you'll even get the chance to go on a rowboat tour of a flooded mangrove (from October through January, for an additional fee).

What to Expect

Get picked up from your hotel and brought to the departure point, which is the Siem Reap Shuttle office.

Then go on your tour by comfortable air-conditioned minibus.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you require hotel pickup, then you must tell us the name of the hotel and preferably the street when you book. If guests do not inform us of the pickup location, we cannot pick you up. Pickup time from the hotel is variable. Be ready for pickup 30 minutes before the official tour start time.

The tour starts with a 25 km drive to the east arriving at the Kompong Phluk area.

Guests will then have the opportunity to visit a pagoda or local market before boarding the motorised boat and touring all the stilted buildings that comprise Kompong Phluk. Guests are taken around the mind-blowing floating villages, where people have courageously adapted to some of the most unimaginable conditions, all with a big smile on their faces. Enjoy the beautiful atmosphere in this one-of-a-kind village from the comfort of our boats.  

The guide explains about the history, the culture and the life style of the villagers. In fact, most of the buildings do not float, but are supported by long stilts, only part of which is exposed above the waterline.

Located within the floodplains of Tonle Sap, the village of tall stilted houses, is surrounded by serene flooded mangrove forest. A visit to the village provides a good insight into the way of life of the people whose livelihood depends on the ebb and flow of Tonle Sap Lake. The water level varies considerably and so Kompong Phluk will appear different depending on the season in which you visit.

Guests can take a side-excursion on a rowing boat for a tour of the flooded forest. This is only available for four months of the year, this being October to January. The water level is too low during the rest of the year for this side-excursion. Guests pay for this optional side-excursion on-site. NOT recommended.

Please note that both the motorised boat and the rowing boat are operated by the Kompong Phluk community.

If required, the motor boat can also stop at one of the small floating cafes for a drink or a quick bite to eat, or to see the crocodiles that some of the local people keep safely caged up. Crocodiles are kept for commercial purposes as they have valuable skins and their meat can be eaten too. This is a good place to see the sun go down.
 
The mini-bus waits for the motor boat to return and then transports the guests back to their hotel.

Guests are normally dropped off at their hotel around four and a half hours after the departure time.

Reviews (10)
1 - 5 of 10 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
The Water Community of Tonle Sap

I really enjoyed the Floating Village Tour. Sothea is a charming and informative guide. We learned about the challenges humans experience when they decide to live in the water. We also learned of the extraordinary role women play in their society. We were taken to...More

Thank Nikki_Travels_Well
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful experience - thanks Chenda!

We read many stories about disreputable tours to the floating villages. This certainly wasn't one of them. Our guide Chenda provided engaging and informative commentary about Cambodia and the floating villages. The boat ride was incredible, especially the after-sunset ride back to the bus. We...More

Thank Georgios Z
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile
Great tour - thank you Mr Kim!!

We thoroughly enjoyed our half day tour seeing the floating villages. Kim was an excellent tour guide and spoke a really high level of english, he made the day fun and informative. The boat ride through the trees with the local women was fantastic and...More

Thank Amy W
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile
Incredible Afternoon

I had a wonderful time on this trip. Our guide Mr Kim was excellent. He spoke English to a very good standard and was informative and entertaining throughout the trip. The boat rides was great and as we did the tour in the afternoon, we...More

Thank klouiseharrison
Reviewed 29 June 2018
Great tour!

This was a very interesting tour with a great guide, Mr Sopheap. Everything was great and mr Sopheap had very much knowledge about the place. Would recommend it!

Thank User4544637
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