Water activity

Siem Reap: Floating Village Half-Day Tour

4.4 / 5

80 reviews

Activity provider: Tara Riverboat

Siem Reap: Floating Village Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Tara Riverboat

From US$ 39 per person

Visit the floating village on a 4-hour guided tour of Tonle Sap Lake from Siem Reap. See stilt houses and a floating school. Pass fields of lotus flowers. Then go to a crocodile and fish farm to discover more about the trade of Tonle Sap.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Cambodian, English
Small group
Limited to 11 participants


  • Take a guided boat tour of Tonle Sap and learn about the region's culture
  • Visit the floating village on the Tonle Sap Lake
  • Go to a crocodile and fish farm and learn more about the local trades
  • Enjoy a meal and drinks on the lake
Full description
Explore the floating village on the Tonle Sap Lake on a half-day guided tour from Siem Reap. The tour is the perfect option if you don't have time to visit Prek Toal or Kompong Phluk. Following a pick-up from your hotel or guesthouse, transfer by air-conditioned vehicle to the Port near Phnom Krom. Your English and Khmer-speaking guide will point out areas of local interest along the way and answer any questions you may have. Pass rice paddies and fields of lotus flowers - a deeply important flower in Buddhism. Please note: the views of the lotus and rice fields will vary depending on the time of year. Continue to a crocodile and fish farm on the lake (depending on current water levels). Learn about some of the trades of the people on the lake. If catfish, crocodiles and large snakes don't interest you, there is a souvenir shop and viewing deck on board where you can purchase souvenirs and take some stunning photographs of the views. During the boat ride through the floating village, watch the locals going about their daily life. Briefly enter the edge of the Great Lake before docking at the Queen Tara, the biggest boat on the lake, in the heart of the floating village. Enjoy a well-deserved meal and 2 free drinks. After lunch, take a seat on the viewing deck and watch the world go by. Depart the Queen Tara and journey back to the port. Here, an air-conditioned vehicle will be waiting to transport you back to your hotel or guesthouse in Siem Reap.
  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel or guesthouse in Siem Reap
  • Transfer by air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meal with 2 drinks (soft drink, beer, spirits or champagne) on the Queen Tara
  • All checkpoint fees
  • Tour of the floating village and the crocodile and fish farm
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children aged 10 years old and under pay half price. Children younger than 5 years old can join for free
  •  Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A vegetarian option is available. Please advise at time of booking if required
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions. Please dress appropriately
  • Please note that this tour is dependent on the water levels of the lake
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 80 reviews

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Really lovely chilled day in the middle of the heat and madness of temple tours. Good lunch and unlimited beer and soft drinks on board the boat for lunch. The lotus farm was stunning. One slight problem personally was the crocodile farm, it’s not ethical and the poor crocs are crammed into a small enclosure on top of each other but there is a place to sit and wait during this portion of the tour which Is self led anyway. Tour guide was wonderful, writing this a few days late so have forgotten names (sorry!) and gave us a lovely tour and day!

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August 18, 2019

It was OK but not a must do

Tour does everything you expect it to. Saw really cool and interesting things and learned a lot from the guide. Probably could have spent less time on the big boat. Also definitely would have been better if we had gone when the water level was higher later in the rainy season.

June 11, 2019

Our tour guide was very informative. We enjoyed seeing the lotus farm and going to the floating village and the crocodile farm on the lake. Lunch was good. We could choose 2 dishes from the menu each and have a few drinks. Our guide was also very nice and gave us extra good service.

May 19, 2019

Product ID: 67247