Guided tour

Siem Reap: Kompong Phluk Floating Village Half-Day Tour

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99 reviews

Activity provider: Siem Reap Shuttle
Guided tour

Siem Reap: Kompong Phluk Floating Village Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Siem Reap Shuttle

From US$ 24 per person

Take a half-day tour by luxury air-conditioned vehicle and motorized boat. Float alongside homes, shops, and schools and also take a rowing boat ride around the flooded forest as an option.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is available from your hotel/accommodation in Siem Reap. Please provide your accommodation details upon booking and be ready for pickup at your hotel 30 minutes before the tour start time.
Private or small groups available


  • Enjoy the ride in a comfortable luxury air-conditioned vehicle
  • Visit the pagoda or local market in the Kompong Phluk area
  • Board the motorised boat and ride around the stilted houses
  • Enjoy a canoe ride in flooded forest during the rainy season
Full description
Start with hotel pick-up or go to the meeting point to board your vehicle, a shared air-conditioned mini-bus with a tour guide, or private vehicle (with optional guide), according to the option chosen. Kompong Phluk is 30 kilometers south-east of Siem Reap. Visit the pagoda or local market first, then go by motorized boat on a tour of the stilted buildings. See where the people have courageously adapted to some of the most unimaginable conditions, all with a big smile on their faces. Enjoy the beautiful atmosphere in this one-of-a-kind village from the comfort of the boats. The guide, if present, explains the history, culture, and lifestyle of the villagers. The villages are surrounded by mangrove forest. Take an optional side-trip of the flooded forest on a rowing boat, available October to January. The motorboat stops at a small floating cafe, a good place to see the sun go down. After this awe-inspiring experience, you will return to the hotel around 1:30 pm for your own leisure time.
  • Cold towels
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Professional English-speaking guide for shared mini-bus option
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by high-quality vehicle
  • Vehicle insurance and liability
  • Licensed drivers
  • Motorized boat fee for shared mini-bus option
  • Life-jackets
  • Guide for private tours ($30)
  • Entrance fee of US$2 per person
  • Motorized boat fee for private tours option
  • Rowing boat ride
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Meals and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Motorized boat fee is not included for private tour options. The fee depends on the size of the boat: small boats for 1 to 4 persons are $35 per boat, 5 to 8 persons $45 per boat
  • Dress code is comfortable and casual
  • Shared tour option isn't suitable for infants or kids under 12 years old
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not suitable for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Pick-up time begins from 7:40 to 8:10 am or 1:40 to 2:10 am according to the option chosen; tours leave the office at 8:30 am and 2:30 pm sharp
  • Please note: tour options by private vehicles do not include a guide, motorized boat, canoe, and entrance fees.
  • It is recommended to begin the morning private tour at 8:30 am or 2:30 pm for the afternoon tour
  • If you require a guide for the private option, it can be selected as an add-on when booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 99 reviews

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Tour of real (non tourist) market is interesting. The boat to the village is also interesting with the walk around the village on stilts a fascinating glimpse of life there. The break is at a floating restaurant on a lake - when there a lady was being deloused and a bunny hopping about. Worse thing is a poor Lond crocodile is in a very small space ‘for the tourists’ to gawk at. Not acceptable! Hope get your guide tells them that - made everyone in the group sad.

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March 28, 2023

We had Touch as our guide - he was a superstar! At no time did we feel rushed. It was a priveledge to meet and speak with the elders and to be welcomed into their homes. Very authentic and laid back experience - definitely worth doing! Thank you Touch!

March 28, 2023

It was a wonderful experience to see how they live. The village was dry (because of the current dry season) but then we got to see the structures of the buildings and also could visit a house and a school. What a beautiful moment we shared with these kids. Special thanks to Touch for being such a great guide!! I recommend it :)

March 28, 2023

Product ID: 164625