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Half-Day Tour of Floating Village and Tonle Sap Lake by Boat provided by Tara River Boat Tours

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Half-Day Tour of Floating Village and Tonle Sap Lake by Boat

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The floating villages, stilted houses, and lotus fields of Tonle Sap Lake lie just south of Siem Reap. On this cruise, experience local life on the lake as you cruise to the floating village of Chong Khneas, visit a crocodile and fish farm, and enjoy a delicious lunch at the Queen Tara floating restaurant. A small-group size and included hotel transportation make for a highly personalized, hassle-free experience.
  • Magnificent views of Tonle Sap Lake from the water
  • Lunch with a view at a floating restaurant on the lake
  • Onboard guide commentary ensures you don’t miss anything
  • Hotel pickup and round-trip transportation from Siem Reap
What to Expect
Begin your adventure with pickup from your Siem Reap hotel for a roughly 20-minute journey to the port at Phnom Krom. Set sail aboard a small boat and admire the scenery as you glide by lotus fields and lush rice paddies, and visit a fish and crocodile farm to learn more about traditional fishing practices. Continue to Chong Khneas and learn about local life on the lake as you sail around the homes, markets, schools, and spirit houses of the floating village. Finally, arrive at the Queen Tara, a floating restaurant, where lunch will be served as you gaze out over the lake. After lunch, transfer back to Chong Khneas port by small boat, where a driver will be waiting to take you back to your Siem Reap hotel.
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Important Information
  • English speaking professional local guides
  • One meal on the boat
  • 2 drinks (soft drink, beer, cocktails or champagne)
  • Tour of the floating village
  • Tour of the crocodile and fish farm
  • All check point fees
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off in air conditioned taxi
  • Entry/Admission - Tonle Sap Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Chong Kneas Floating Village
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Children 10 or under are half price, children 5 or under are free
  • At checkout you may choose the 8am tour or the 10am tour
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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On_h0liday_travels wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom17 contributions10 helpful votes
Not too far away from Siem Reap - we were picked up by minibus to transport to the lake. On the way we stopped for a little time at a Lotus Flower / Fish farm to stretch our legs and then onto the pier to pick up a boat to take us out of the estuary to the lake. The water was
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Date of experience: February 2020
Lee Nallalingham wrote a review Jan 2020
Downtown Core/Downtown Singapore, Singapore130 contributions1 helpful vote
This was a really fun way to spend a morning. It really wasn’t what I expected, the lotus farm was beautiful and not what I had pictured. Then seeing the floating villages was amazing - they literally live on the lake and there is a floating school and church etc in addition to
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Response from tarariverboat, Owner at Half-Day Tour of Floating Village and Tonle Sap Lake by Boat
Responded 14 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely review,we wish you safe and happy travel always cheers Peter
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Tessa F wrote a review Jan 2020
Eynsham, United Kingdom15 contributions8 helpful votes
Thoroughly enjoyed this trip! Far more than we expected. Visiting a local farm and being shown the multiple uses for a Lotus plant, then a cruise up the river, a visit to a crocodile farm and then lunch on the Queen Tara. It gave us a great insight into life for locals and life
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Response from tarariverboat, Owner at Half-Day Tour of Floating Village and Tonle Sap Lake by Boat
Responded 14 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for your awesome review,its a real pleasure having you on our tour,safe travel always cheers Peter
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mayukom511 wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore25 contributions2 helpful votes
A nice relaxing day. Lotus Farm was beautiful, the floating village was amazing and lunch on the boat with sparkling wine was super. Our tour guide Pon was enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
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Response from tarariverboat, Owner at Half-Day Tour of Floating Village and Tonle Sap Lake by Boat
Responded 12 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely review,i will let our guide know and safe travels always cheers Peter
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CathyL wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions
Thanks to Vanna for a wonderful tour. It was fascinating, informative and very was extremely well planned and everyone had a great time.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from tarariverboat, Owner at Half-Day Tour of Floating Village and Tonle Sap Lake by Boat
Responded 14 Nov 2019
Thank you so much and i know Vanna will be happy to know you enjoyed the tour cheers and safe travels always Peter
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About the operator

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By: Tara River Boat Tours
Liz S
Eat before you go!
We were picked up from our hotel by Tuk Tuk and taken to the boat. There was only one other couple aboard. A lovely
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Katie P
Beautiful sunset on the lake
Prompt pick up from my hotel. Stopped at a lotus farm, very pretty. Made our way to the small boat and started th
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A must do.
Really worth to do this excursion, even when we didn't see the real sunset due to cloudy wheater. Our guide Billy,
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Great tour and food!
Samat was an amazing host and gave us great insight to the Cambodian way of life. Not to mention the food was delic
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A pleasant trip to Tonle Sap Lake.
Good service & hospitality from our tour leader Pon.Pick up was on time and we had some fun & laughter with our gro
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An amazing experience
We had a visit with the guide Pon and his friend driver. One stop at sticky rice making village and tasting , visit
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An absolutely brilliant day out
Everything was great. Peter (manager) answered my mail questions promptly before booking and the minibus picked us
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Marta K
Adventures with Tara Boat tours
We joined to two different tours and we enjoyed both. The programs are well developped and they guides are friendl
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An expected delight and insight into a completely different world
We booked the tour with Khiri Travel. The price includes an air conditioned car, driver and an English speaking gui
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Amazing Sunset
Outstanding service and hospitality on the tour. Lots of fun and laughter along the way too. We didn’t know what to
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Amazing Tonle Sap Lake
Wonderful trip with “Pon” from Tara Boat Adventures....and an adventure it was!! Pon was a wonderful guide, so info
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A true ecological disaster
I have to say I’m really surprised that was so many positive comments no one is mentioning the incredible amount of
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I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this tour. You get to travel through local villages, and of course, the float
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Unpleasant & unworthy trip
It was utterly unacceptable service. Firstly, the tour guide was not courteous nor respectable towards us. His atti
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An interesting, eye-opening and beautiful tour!
This was a great tour and I am glad I did it. It was well organised with a very informative tour guide. It was grea
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  • Duration: 4h
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