Water activity

Kompong Phluk Floating Village Tour from Siem Reap

4.6 / 5

69 reviews

Activity provider: Tara Riverboat
Water activity

Kompong Phluk Floating Village Tour from Siem Reap

Activity provider: Tara Riverboat

From US$ 48 per person

Discover the beautiful village of Kompong Phluk on a small group tour from Siem Reap. Experience the authentic face of Cambodia and learn about life on the floating villages of Tonlé Sap Lake.

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Duration 4 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Cambodian, English
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel or guesthouse in Siem Reap.
Small group
Limited to 11 participants


  • Visit a floating village of Tonlé Sap Lake
  • Learn about the simple farming and fishing lifestyle of the locals
  • Go to a few schools in the village and see the pagoda temple
  • Be rowed through the flooded forest in small boat (if water levels allow)
Full description
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.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car or minivan or tuk tuk
  • Professional guide
  • Boat trip
  • Light fruit lunch
  • Water
  • All checkpoint fees
  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A small amount of walking is involved
  • All checkpoint fees are included in the tour price
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions. Please dress appropriately
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 69 reviews

Review summary

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The tour was very well organized and our guide Mr. Friday was very nice and very knowledgeable. It was a small tour with only 3 people, in an air conditioned van. Our first stop was a local market outside of Siem Reap. It was fascinating to see how locals shop for food. Our driver then transported us to the river. Since it was the dry season and the water was low, we transferred to a small boat to travel past the houses on stilts. We went to a floating restaurant for refreshments and then a tour of a town and temple. Our driver then returned us to our hotel. which was fascinating to see how locals shop. As it is the dry season with not too much water in the river we transferred to a small boat to go by the houses on stilts. we then entered the lake and stopped at a floating restaurant for some refreshments. Next was a tour of a local village and temple. Again, this was fascinating to see. The van picked us up in the village for the trip back to our hotel.

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March 27, 2023

The guide is great, very friendly and knowledgeable. There’s unfortunately just not that much to see for the price you pay. Animal lovers take note: the quick tour through the local market is full of still alive fish and crabs in plastic pools and the floating village has a crocodile farm with several other animals in cages.

March 27, 2023

Nous avons passé un merveilleux moment en compagnie de Sopheak notre guide. Il nous a expliqué beaucoup de choses sur la culture cambodgienne et a été très aimable et gentil. L'activité était très enrichissante culturellement et nous en avons pris plein les yeux. Merci beaucoup

March 27, 2023

Product ID: 75495