Experience the sunset over the floating village on Tonle Sap Lake on this tour. After dinner, you will be transported to Phare, the Cambodian Circus and seated in section A, the best seats in the house.
What to Expect
The best way to experience the sunset over the floating village on Tonle Sap Lake, this unique river boat tour is great for families, groups or single travelers. Experience the floating villages and then relax on the Queen Tara, the biggest boat on the lake, while you enjoy unparalleled views of the sunset in style and an inclusive buffet meal and unlimited drinks. After dinner, transfer to Phare, the Cambodian Circus and watch the show from section A, the best seats in the house. With hotel pick-up and drop-off by a professional guide, this is a hassle-free way to enjoy this special tour.
The tour begins at 15:30 with a pick-up from your hotel or guesthouse in an air-conditioned vehicle. Let your friendly and knowledgeable English- and Khmer-speaking guides point out areas of local interest along the way and answer any questions you may have. It takes about 20 minutes to reach the port near Phnom Krom.
En route to the Queen Tara, in the heart of the floating village, make three stops. First, pass rice paddies and lotus fields for an opportunity to stop and take some photos of the lotus flowers, deeply important in Buddhism (please note that depending on the time of year, the views of the lotus and rice fields will vary). Second, stop at the stilted houses just before the lake to see how the water levels affect the way people live and even get a look at a floating school. Third, stop at the Crocodile and Fish Farm on the Tonle Sap Lake (depending on current water levels) to learn about some of the trades people work in on the lake. If catfish, crocodiles and large snakes don't interest you, there is a souvenir shop and a viewing deck on board for you to purchase some presents for loved ones or take a few photos.
On the boat ride through on the Tonle Sap, see ordinary Cambodians going about their daily life in the floating village. Fishermen, boat-makers, markets, schools, spirit houses and waving children are always in plentiful supply on this mesmerizing scenic route and it is not uncommon for the scenery of Chong Khneas to evoke silence on the small boat as customers take in the sights and sounds that surround them. Once the trip through Chong Khneas is complete, your boat will briefly enter the edge of the great lake before docking with the Queen Tara for unrivaled views of the floating village and the best place to watch the sunset.
There, enjoy a well-deserved meal and all inclusive drinks. Take a seat on the viewing deck and enjoy the magnificent scenery. If the weather is good, get a first class view of a spectacular sunset, the likes of which you will never forget. Even if there isn’t a sunset, the magnificent and unique cloud linings that form above the great lake are always a spectacle to behold. At about 18:45, leave the Queen Tara and head back to the port, where your air-conditioned vehicle will be waiting to transport you directly to Phare, the Cambodian Circus, where you will watch the show from the best seats in the house, Section A. After the show, your air-conditioned vehicle will be waiting to transport you home, to your hotel or guesthouse.
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Entrance fees
- Buffet dinner
- Unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks
- Professional guide
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Know Before You Go
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Minimum drinking age is 18 years-old
• Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
• Not wheelchair accessible
• Availability for shows cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
• Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately