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Kompong Phluk Floating Village Tour from Siem Reap

1. Kompong Phluk Floating Village Tour from Siem Reap

Depart Siem Reap and travel south-east through rural villages and rice fields to reach Tonlé Sap Lake. Go as far as you can by road to board a boat, and then sail down the Kompong Phluk River. Arrive at a Khmer village of about 3,000 inhabitants who mainly make a living from fishing and farming. Depending on the weather and tidal conditions, sail along the main street or explore on foot and experience up close what life is like in rural Cambodia. Visit a few schools and see the large pagoda temple, along with many stilted homes, some up to 10 meters tall. Connect with a less hectic lifestyle and soak up the peace and quiet. Relax as you are rowed by small boat through the flooded forest to Tonlé Sap Lake, where the level can vary by up to 10 meters depending on the season. Make your way back down river to the minivan that will take you back to your hotel in Siem Reap.

Angkor Region: 3-day Private Tour of Top Temples

2. Angkor Region: 3-day Private Tour of Top Temples

Day One:  Get picked up from your accommodation at 8:00 am by your driver and tour guide and travel directly to Beng Mealea, a sprawling jungle temple that covers over one square kilometer. Enjoy the adventurous and mysterious feeling of exploring a temple complex largely overrun by vegetation and off the beaten tourist path. Discuss your lunch preferences with your guide before stopping at a local restaurant. Afterwards, head to the floating village Kampong Phluk on Tonle Sap Lake, the largest lake in Southeast Asia. Enjoy a guided boat trip through the floating village. Then get dropped off back at your accommodation. Day Two:  Get picked up again at 8:00 am and purchase a 3-day temple pass before heading to the ancient city of Angkor Thom. Visit some small temples, including Chau Say Tevoda, Thommanon, and Ta Keo. Then head to the jungle temple Ta Prohm where the movie Tomb Raider was shot. Refuel afterwards with lunch at a local restaurant. Then make your way to the Buddhist temple of Banteay Kdei. Gain insight into the history of the powerful Khmer Empire before heading to Phnom Bakheng to see a gorgeous sunset. Day Three:  Get an early start at 5:00 am on the final day of the tour. Get picked up and see the sunrise at Angkor Wat. Following this, you can choose to visit more temples including Pre Rup and Banteay Samre. Then head to Banteay Srey, arriving before most of the crowds. Marvel at the most intricately carved temple in all of Angkor. Afterwards, see a traditional Khmer village and learn about palm sugar production. If you are interested, visit the Landmine Museum and learn how decades of conflict, foreign occupation, and brutal civil war and genocide have impacted Cambodia.  Afterwards, stop for lunch at a local restaurant. On the way back, stop at a few more temples such as East Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Pean, and Preah Khan, a fascinating vast monastic complex. The return trip will take you through many beautiful villages and provide you with great photo opportunities. Get dropped off back at your accommodation at the end of your day.

Siem Reap: Cambodian Cooking Class at a Local's Home

3. Siem Reap: Cambodian Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in Khmer culinary traditions with this Cambodian cooking class and see for yourself why Siem Reap is known for its fascinating cuisine and colorful dishes. Start the class with pickup from your hotel in a traditional tuk-tuk and head to your first stop, a local market. Here, meet the locals and haggle for the fresh ingredients for your meal before heading to your local guide's home. At the house, roll up your sleeves and get stuck into your lesson. Learn to prepare 4 traditional dishes, including the savory Fish Amok and renowned Tom Yum. Pick up some useful tips and tricks for your expert guide. After the lesson, sit down to enjoy your 4-course meal before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

Siem Reap: Floating Village Exploration Tour

4. Siem Reap: Floating Village Exploration Tour

Go aboard our minivan to the great Tonle Sap Lake (the biggest fresh water lake in South-east Asia) and gain fascinating insight into true Cambodian life. Be picked up from a Siem Reap hotel and be brought to the pier. Take a private boat to the floating village, located outside Siem Reap. Discover the tall, stilted houses, floating hospital, fishery, old lifestyle of the country and the natural landscape of the flooded Mangrove Forest. Enjoy an optional tour going through the flooded Mangroves forest on a small boat, a great break on the way to Tonle Sap to experience local fauna and flora. End the day by admiring the sunset over the lake.

Siem Reap Quad Bike Countryside Tour

5. Siem Reap Quad Bike Countryside Tour

Start the tour with a hotel pick-up in the company's distinctive tuk-tuk, and meet your local guide. Join a comprehensive safety instruction session at the company office and learn how to operate your quad bike. Start your journey though the villages around Siem Reap and enjoy the refreshing greenery of the remote and undisturbed countryside. Meet friendly locals with their water buffalos along the way and get a sense of authentic Cambodian rural life. If you have opted for one of the longer tour options, more delights await. On the 1.5-hour tour, explore a Buddhist monastery before returning to base. In addition to the monastery, the 2-hour tour stops at the centuries-old Angkorian temple with beautifully crafted stonework, away from the main tourist traps. The 3-hour tour option does all that and also includes a stop at a market for a refreshing drink and a bit of authentic local atmosphere. All tours starting after 4PM end with a mesmerizing sunset over the paddy fields, as the blue sky turns gold.  

Siem Reap: Morning Countryside Bike Tour

6. Siem Reap: Morning Countryside Bike Tour

Escape the bustle of city life and take a bike tour in Siem Reap's lush countryside. See how the locals live as you cycle to rice fields, mushroom farms, temples, markets, and more. Meet your guide and head to the bike shop to be fitted with a bike and helmet. Go over the safety rules and tour details before heading off through the back roads of Siem Reap. Cross the rural landscape and make your way into the small villages to learn how locals live, first-hand. Throughout the morning stop at rice fields, a market, mushroom farms, a rice wine distillery, Buddhist temples, and lotus farms. Browse village handicrafts and try regional snacks and fruits before heading back into Siem Reap.

Siem Reap: Full Day Cycling Tour

7. Siem Reap: Full Day Cycling Tour

Cycle away from the bustling streets of Siem Reap into the peaceful Cambodian countryside. Head west with local guides to see the authentic local lifestyle and culture. Along the bike tour, visit a Buddhist temple and learn about its significance to the community. Explore the area, be taking in the incense, the elaborate scenery of the temple and monks. Continue biking for the chance to try Khmer noodles and bamboo sticky rice cakes at the local, traditional houses. At noon, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, a great opportunity to try more delicious Cambodian cuisine. Riding through more villages, stop to learn about basket weaving which is a unique handicraft. End the bike tour at a local rice wine distillery, where you can taste different rice wine infusions.

Siem Reap: Angkor Wat Private 1-Day Tour with Banteay Srey

8. Siem Reap: Angkor Wat Private 1-Day Tour with Banteay Srey

After picking you up from your accommodation at 8:00 AM, your driver will take you to purchase your 1-day temple pass and then on to Angkor Wat. After the morning crowds leave, you'll have time to explore this incredible monument at your own pace to gain an insight into the Khmer Empire. Your guide will be happy to share interesting details about the temple complex and its history. Next, head to Banteay Srey, one of the most intricately carved temples in the region. You may also choose to visit the Landmine Museum, before continuing on to the jungle temple of Ta Prohm where scenes from the movie Tomb Raider were filmed. After lunch, enjoy exploring the ancient city of Angkor Tom before returning to Siem Reap.

Siem Reap: Countryside Vespa Adventure

9. Siem Reap: Countryside Vespa Adventure

Explore the beautiful countryside outside Siem Reap from the back of a Vespa. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you on a trip to experience the traditional life outside the city. On your journey, you will pass locals hard at work and learn about the thriving arts and crafts. Taste some delicious bamboo sticky rice cake and learn how the locals make rice noodles. Next stop, ride to the basket village where you will be greeted by talented ladies who will show you how to make a handmade basket. Are you in need of some zen? Don’t worry, next you will visit the ancient Buddhist temple. Immerse yourself in Buddhist practice, receive a spiritual blessing from a monk, and listen to an enchanting Khmer fortune teller.

Siem Reap: 3-Hour Behind-the-Scenes Tuk-Tuk Tour

10. Siem Reap: 3-Hour Behind-the-Scenes Tuk-Tuk Tour

Begin your tour with a visit to Psar Leu, Siem Reap's main marketplace which sells everything from food to jewels. Markets in Cambodia are generally busiest in the mornings, but there is still plenty to see, smell, and experience in the afternoons too. Once done exploring the markets, move on to the city's oldest pagoda, Wat Bo, where you have the chance to be blessed by a local monk for safe travels and prosperity. It's then on to greener pastures, as you stop by a riverside tree planting park designed and executed by a local philanthropic hotel for the community to enjoy. Following that, move through the riverside conservation area to visit Khmer Ceramics to see the work of talented local artisans. Your next stop delves a little into the artistic community with a visit to Theam's House, showcasing the personal collection of a highly regarded local artist in a wistful garden setting. From there you continue on through the heart of the French-Colonial era, admiring some of the architecture that remains from this period, before finishing your adventure with a tour of Siem Reap's South Side.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 165 reviews

You should take this cooking class! My husband and I had a free morning, so we signed up. My husband likes to try new food, but he doesn't ever cook, so I wasn't certain he would enjoy the class. He had a great time! There were two other couples in the class. The home is set up perfectly for us to prepare the food outside and dine outside. It is April, yet under the covering with ceiling fans we were not too hot. We each had choices of what to make for our four courses. After a tour of the market by Huot and a visit around the kitchen garden by Chanvatey we washed up and started cooking. (Please forgive me for making any mistake on the names.) Chanvatey was well prepared and gave good instructions. Everyone had room to work around the cook space, and everyone had plenty to do. You could make choices, like more sweet or less garlic, but mostly we all followed Chanvatey's directions. Hoat took photos as we worked, and sent them to us afterwards. The food was so delicious!

This trip was amazing! If you are interested in the everyday country life in Siem Reap this tour is highly recommended. Mr. Chen, our guide, was nice, knowledgeable, and spoke very good English. He was the best guide we ever have had! He, and the other driver, ms. Somantra drove carefully. We felt very safe even if the pathways sometimes we're a bit slippery due to the heavy rain the evening before. We went to a local market, and several local people’s houses, to learn about what they do for getting income to their everyday lives. This was very interesting. We have been traveling a lot in Asia, but never had an experience so authentic as this tour. I can not recommend this tour highly enough!

I just spent 3 amazing, adventurous and exciting days enjoying this private tour with my tour guide Mr. Sa and my driver Mr. Ya. The tour is absolutely satisfactory and includes a large number of extraordinary temples in the Siem Reap area, as well as a boat ride along the floating village. Mr. Sa was extremely nice, kind, helpful, punctual and provided a lot of interesting information. I highly recommend this tour that helped me appreciate the unique beauties and the history of the Khmer civilization.

Was exciting to see the floating village, and the guide from Adventure Travel was informative, turns out to be a great learning experience as well. Before arriving to the ferry port, there was a time for a brief stroll in the country side village along the way to the Tonle Sap Lake, and was interesting to get a glimpse of how people live in Cambodia. Although the day was too cloudy to see the sunset, the views of the skies were still nice. Thank you so much for the great tour!

Great way to see the incredibly beautiful countryside, and also an easy way to learn how to ride a motorcycle for the first time!