Explore 2 very different villages on the greatest fresh water lake in Southeast Asia, the Tonle Sap, then chill out on the famous Queen Tara and enjoy your meals and drinks.
What to Expect
The tour wil take you to two very different villages to explore on the greatest fresh water lake in Southeast Asia, the Tonle Sap. The first village is a true floating village whereas the second village is home mainly to stilted homes and the famous flooded forest. This tour also includes the full crossing of the Tonle Sap Lake so you will be able to explore more than just the different villages.
You will depart from your hotel just before 10:00 am and head to the first floating village, sights that are worth a quick stop along the way are the lotus flower farms, a flower that is deeply important in Buddhism (please note: depending on the time of year the views of the lotus and rice fields will vary). You will also visit the local raised homes on the outskirts of the lake itself. Once you are at the port area one of the boats (Princess Tara or Lady Tara) will be waiting to take you on a pleasant cruise into the floating villages.
Dock with the mothership the Queen Tara and have lunch and drinks on board the Queen Tara and then head back onto the long tail traditional boats for the lake crossing and into the 2nd village of Kompong Phluk. Depending on the time of year and the current water levels you will either row through or walk through the flooded forest, walk along the main street of Kompong Phluk and visit the local pergola and the monks training school. Head further east along the Kompong Phluk river and pass many more villages and fish markets (Kompong Phluk is mainly a fishing village). Once you exit the river arrive to the Mini Tara Vans for a comfortable air conditioned trip back into town and back to your hotel.
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Bottled water
- Professional guide
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Sightseeing cruise
- Transport by air-conditioned
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Know Before You Go
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Minimum drinking age is 18 years.
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.