Sunset Dinner on Tonle Sap Lake with a Floating Village Tour
On route to the famous Queen Tara, the...
On route to the famous Queen Tara, the biggest boat on the lake, in the heart of the floating village, you will pass rice paddies and lotus fields and 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 view of the lotus and rice fields will vary). You will then stop at the Crocodile and Fish Farm (depending on current water levels) in the floating village where 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 village 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 to provoke silence on the small boat, as customers take in the sights and sounds that surround them. Once the trip through the floating village is 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, with unrivaled views of the floating village and the best place to watch the sunset.
There you will enjoy a well-deserved meal and all you can drink cocktails. Afterward, you can take a seat on the viewing deck and enjoy the magnificent scenery or chill out in our plentiful hammocks. If the weather is good, you will get a first class view of a spectacular sunset, the likes of which you will never forget. Even if there isn’t a sunset, the magnificent and unique cloud linings that form above the great lake are always a spectacle to behold. At about 6:45pm you’ll leave the Queen Tara and head back to the port, where your air-conditioned vehicle will be waiting to transport you directly home, to your hotel or guesthouse.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Children 10 and under are half price; children 5 and under are free
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
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Great trip. The magnitute of the lake is very impressive, even in the dry. The meal did leave a lot to be desired, but all in all well worth doing.
Big safety concerns. Part of seat belt on the old bus was missing and unlike other tenders at the port our boat did not have life jackets. When asked the guide said we did not really need them in this (shallow) water. At a kilometre away from the shore, even if it was less than a metre deep, we had two children who would have drowned in an emergency. Viator should not list this tour on safety grounds. Crocfarm was pathetic. Food and wine was less than basic and little choice. Floating village was good but tour was not value for money
Initially we started viewing the custom of growing commodities such as rice and girds very informative,then proceeded to cruise along river and view sustainability along the water,(wow) things we don’t know! However the dinner was limited and cold lack of variety.guides were wonderful very understandable....would go back!
Really enjoyable trip. Picked up on time from the hotel, interesting tour of a lotus farm before riding in the river boat around the floating village. Lovely stop for sunset on a beautiful old ship, great drinks and food before the trip back. Your was excellent and a great experience.
Overall I felt as if the tour was rushed and a lot of time wasn’t spent at the places we stopped. We were so far from the floating villages while “passing by”. I would have to say my expectations def didn’t meet reality. I wish we could’ve got closer or spent some time there. However, the sunset was amazing from the boat while eating. The unlimited drinks were a great bonus! The bartender was so cute, I had to tip him personally. Reminded me of a cute lil grandpa