Half-Day Kompong Phluk, Tonle Sap Lake from Siem Reap

5 hr

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Stop At: Kampong Phluk Floating Village, Siem Reap Cambodia

Meet the guide at your hotel lobby in Siem Reap for morning or afternoon departure—morning pickups are variety between 7:30am to 8:30am, while afternoon trips depart at 2 pm and  pick up variety between 1pm to 2pm. So guests are advised to wait in the hotel lobby and ready to go as soon as your guide arrives...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Kampong Phluk Floating Village, Siem Reap Cambodia

Meet the guide at your hotel lobby in Siem Reap for morning or afternoon departure—morning pickups are variety between 7:30am to 8:30am, while afternoon trips depart at 2 pm and  pick up variety between 1pm to 2pm. So guests are advised to wait in the hotel lobby and ready to go as soon as your guide arrives.

Tour set out this morning/afternoon on a group tour to the countryside which drive about 45-minutes to the fishermen’s village of Kompong Phluk whose name means 'harbor of the tusks' and Cambodia great lake. Enjoy Tonle Sap Lake, is a lake with no ends in front of you, and birds flying slowly overhead and surrounding with the interesting village.

During the dry season (February to Jul), the village can be reached by mini bus or motorbike, as the – bumpy - road that is normally flooded dries up.

In the rainy season (August to Jan), a short boat ride from the quay, through the wetland area will take you to Kompong Phluk. It is not a floating village but a village on high stilts as well as some floating houses and in spite of fishing is often the privilege of the Vietnamese minority but inhabitants of Kompong Phluk are almost exclusively of Cambodian origin. The villagers frequently move from house to another house during the rainy season, they live in houses built on stilts and move to small huts near the waterfront during the dry season to do fishing.

Arrive at the quay, board a local boat for a 1.5-hour ride on the Tonle Sap Lake as well as village where you will see nature in a way you’ve only seen in picture books, and the tour of Kampong Phluk is worth the extra effort to get there, then we will visit the village, the pagoda on the only butte (the only building which is not on stilts) and see the activities of the villagers who your expert guide will teach you about their culture, the life style, and the ecosystem of this fascinating place.

Optional (August to Jan): you can pay an extra to take a small canoes paddle by villagers (or wait for the group about 40 mns); will take you deep into the dense flooded forest. The trees of this forest are perfectly adapted to their unusual existence as they are completely submerged a part of the year. 

Return to Siem Reap and drop off at your hotel or requested drop off point within Siem Reap city center.

Duration: 5 hours

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Important Details

Included
  • Local Live English Speaking guide
  • Cold bottled water on tour
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Kampong Phluk Floating Village
  • Pickup time is between 7:30-8:30 am, so please ready from 7:30 am till pickup
  • Sharing local boat ride
  • Group tour
  • All activities
Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Canoe ride in mangrove forest (Aug-Jan)
  • Gratuities
  • Others personal expenses
  • Travel insurances
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
+ Morning tour depart at 8:30 am and we start pick up from 7:30 am.
+ Afternoon tour depart at 2 pm and we start pick up from 1 pm.
So kindly ready 60 minutest before departure and ready to go as soon as your guides arrives.

+ Note: Jan to Sep of the year, the village and lake is dry, so no canoe is available for your optional. But the small boat ride is still included on the low murky river taking you to the lake in the dry season.

Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Variety group size depends on bookings of the day
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • No wheelchair accessible
  • Travel insurances
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

4.5
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Based on 28 reviews

Reviewed: March 4, 2020

daune28

Fantastic experience. Visited a local market , boat ride down the river and walked though the floating village in the dry season . Learnt so much about their way of life in the wet and dry season . High light of our trip to siem reap . Don’t let it being the dry season put you off . Very informative trip


Reviewed: February 28, 2020

A Bond

Well worth going in dry or wet season. Very interesting if you want to see how Cambodians living on the waterways really live.


Reviewed: February 26, 2020

Sherry E

What a learning experience it was to see how the people live on Tonle Sap Lake. The homes are incredible to see. The water level is low in February but our guide walked us through the whole community and shared a lot of information with us about the life of the people. Our great guide was Nak Chung. Ask for him. His English is very good.


Reviewed: February 25, 2020

James B

This was a fun tour. Our tour guide was excellent. It was the second tour I took with him. He really knows the history on Cambodia. I hope to go on another tour with him.


Reviewed: January 7, 2020

Ann F

Great Trip. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and did a great job teaching us about the areas we visited. Highly recommend this 1/2 day tour.