Half-Day Kompong Phluk, Tonle Sap Lake from Siem Reap
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Stop At: Kampong Phluk Floating Village, Kampong Phluk, Siem Reap Cambodia
Meet the guide at your hotel lobby in Siem Reap for morning or afternoon departure—morning pickups are variety between 7:30am to 8:30am, while afternoon trips depart at 2 pm and pick up variety between 1pm to 2pm. So guests are advised to wait in the hotel lobby and ready to go as soon as your guide arrives.
Tour set out this morning/afternoon on a group tour to the countryside which drive about 45-minutes to the fishermen’s village of Kompong Phluk whose name means 'harbor of the tusks' and Cambodia great lake. Enjoy Tonle Sap Lake, is a lake with no ends in front of you, and birds flying slowly overhead and surrounding with the interesting village.
During the dry season (February to Jul), the village can be reached by mini bus or motorbike, as the – bumpy - road that is normally flooded dries up.
In the rainy season (August to Jan), a short boat ride from the quay, through the wetland area will take you to Kompong Phluk. It is not a floating village but a village on high stilts as well as some floating houses and in spite of fishing is often the privilege of the Vietnamese minority but inhabitants of Kompong Phluk are almost exclusively of Cambodian origin. The villagers frequently move from house to another house during the rainy season, they live in houses built on stilts and move to small huts near the waterfront during the dry season to do fishing.
Arrive at the quay, board a local boat for a 1.5-hour ride on the Tonle Sap Lake as well as village where you will see nature in a way you’ve only seen in picture books, and the tour of Kampong Phluk is worth the extra effort to get there, then we will visit the village, the pagoda on the only butte (the only building which is not on stilts) and see the activities of the villagers who your expert guide will teach you about their culture, the life style, and the ecosystem of this fascinating place.
Optional (August to Jan): you can pay an extra to take a small canoes paddle by villagers (or wait for the group about 40 mns); will take you deep into the dense flooded forest. The trees of this forest are perfectly adapted to their unusual existence as they are completely submerged a part of the year.
Return to Siem Reap and drop off at your hotel or requested drop off point within Siem Reap city center.
Duration: 5 hours
- All activities
- Local Live English Speaking guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Cold bottled water on tour
- Group tour
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Sharing local boat ride
- Pickup time is between 7:30-8:30 am, so please ready from 7:30 am till pickup
- Entry/Admission - Kampong Phluk Floating Village
- Canoe ride in mangrove forest (Aug-Jan)
- Food and drinks
- Travel insurances
- Others personal expenses
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Most travelers can participate
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Variety group size depends on bookings of the day
- Minimum age is 3 years
- No wheelchair accessible
- Travel insurances
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Our guide, Jose, was fantastic - he was a wealth of information on the lake and the villages on the lake and his English was very good.
it was a half day trip to a fishing village during which our tour guide Mr. Whaut told us a lot about the history of a region, about its kings and their capitals and temples. Local women from the village were riding boats through mangrove forest, which was very pleasant but too close to the main river. I imagined a deeper route. In general, if this was a longer trip, I would love to learn more about fishing practices of people inhabiting the village, about their life, if it is possible to organize in a non-intrusive way. Overall, was truly fascinating to see the place so unique and fragile, if one may think about the inevitable impact of globalization and climate change on this and other similar communities in the world.
Had a great experience with the village of Kompong Phluk and wish I could have had more time there and less on Tonle Sap Lake, but maybe that's because I love people. The guide was great, charismatic and very cool.
A cool way to see a very different part for the world. The guide was great - although we could have gotten more information on what it is was like to live in the stilt village. It might be interesting to see if there is an appropriate way to get out and walk around - although I am sure that might be seen as disrespectful by some. We booked this the day before the tour, and the operator was great in communicating to us when our hotel pick up would be. Overall I thought they did a great job.