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Tonle Sap Lake and Kampong Phluk Private Half Day tour from Siem Reap

Highlights
  • Travel with a guide: get there faster and focus on the highlights
  • Learn how the villagers keep the peace while living in close quarters
  • See a township, schools, and government homes built high off the ground
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Tonle Sap Lake and Kampong Phluk Private Half Day tour from Siem Reap
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Tonle Sap Lake and Kampong Phluk Private Half Day tour from Siem Reap
From US$45.00
Overview
Many tourists struggle to visit this iconic fishing township - built on stilts above a seasonal body of water, it’s not the easiest place to get to.  This tour heads inside the floating village; feel the connection between village culture, maritime wildlife and the surrounding mangrove forests. Take this trip to see a unique way of living.
What to Expect

Pick up at 8 am from your hotel and set out this morning in a private 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; 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.

 

Reviews (15)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Tonle Sap Lake Kampong

This is a tour, and must see our guide Noy was excellent. It was well worth seeing the villiage the way this community live, and the kids at school.

Thank Gthompson19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful, relaxing day trip

We went on a tour with Van Lonh - he was so good at English and telling about the history and culture. He took us on a beautiful trip to a village in the Tonle Sap Lake. Everything worked out well! We booked through GetYourGuide....More

Thank Laura T
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile
Kampong Phluk

Visiting Kampong Phluk was a memorable experience! Last week, I and my gf spent our first day trip with Bong. Phearom’s team to see the village and life living on a boat. We do not remember how many boat collisions happened along a small canal...More

1  Thank Sokpeak
Reviewed 30 April 2018
Great tour in Tonle Sap!

I travelled alone to Cambodia and joined the daily tour to visit Kompong Khluk floating village and the Tonle Sap lake. The tour guide Mr Sarat was very nice and helpful, he answered all my questions about the Khmer culture, how local people earn money...More

1  Thank TinPTT
Reviewed 2 April 2018
Good experience in Tonle Sap Lake!

The visit to Tonle Sap Lake (Kampong Phluk) made us realize how different the world is and how people live... they live in stilted houses to protect themselves from flood water. But why they have to do that....the answer is that the same water is...More

Thank M S
GreenEraTravel, Manager at Green Era Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Dear Mukund, Warmest greeting from Green Era Travel! We very much appreciated sharing your best experience with us and it's very helpful to ensure that all our guests receive best satisfaction with our best services quality provided during tours and worth it. But pleased to...More

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