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Half-Day Tour of Floating Village and Tonle Sap Lake by Boat

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Discover the floating village  and Tonle Sap Lake on a traditional long tail boat, travel in comfort to the lake in an air conditioned minivan with your English-speaking local tour guide as you pass by lotus fields and rice paddies. Then, aboard a mini Tara boat, travel out towards  the Tonle Sap, seeing the floating villages and crocodile and fish farms on the way (crocodile and fish farm dependent on current water levels). Upon arrival at the famous Queen Tara, in the heart of the floating village, relax on the main deck, enjoy the included food and drinks and take in the stunning views. This unique tour experience is suitable for families, groups or single travelers.
  • Magnificent views of Tonle Sap Lake from the water
  • Lunch with a view at a floating restaurant on the lake
  • Onboard guide commentary ensures you don’t miss anything
  • Hotel pickup and round-trip transportation from Siem Reap
What to Expect
Begin your adventure with pickup from your Siem Reap hotel for a roughly 20-minute journey to the port at Phnom Krom. Set sail aboard a small boat and admire the scenery as you glide by lotus fields and lush rice paddies, and visit a fish and crocodile farm to learn more about traditional fishing practices. Continue to Chong Khneas and learn about local life on the lake as you sail around the homes, markets, schools, and spirit houses of the floating village. Finally, arrive at the Queen Tara, a floating restaurant, where lunch will be served as you gaze out over the lake. After lunch, transfer back to Chong Khneas port by small boat, where a driver will be waiting to take you back to your Siem Reap hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Departs from your Siem Reap hotel or guesthouse
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to the original departure location
  • English speaking professional local guides
  • One meal on the boat
  • 2 drinks (soft drink, beer, cocktails or champagne)
  • Tour of the floating village
  • Tour of the crocodile and fish farm
  • All check point fees
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off in air conditioned taxi
  • Entry/Admission - Tonle Sap Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Chong Kneas Floating Village
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Children 10 or under are half price, children 5 or under are free
  • At checkout you may choose the 8am tour or the 10am tour
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately I had to miss this tour due to a poorly child, but 2 of our family went and had an amazing time. They both were enthusiastic about the tour on their return and the tour guide was very informative about life in cambodia on...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sarah D
tarariverboat, Owner at Tara River Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Sarah for your lovely review wishing you and your family all the best cheers Peter

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although our guide tried to make this trip exciting it really was nothing special.The lotus farm was pretty but not amazing,the crocodile farm was quite tacky and mainly a shop.The trip around the floating village was very short so we didn't see or learn much...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Eniddiner
tarariverboat, Owner at Tara River Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review onto our floating villages tour, the floating villages move in and out as the water levels on the Tonle Sap lake raise and fall at different time and is never the same from one day to the next, indeed the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They arrived late to pick us up ar the hotel. The bus did not have safety belts. The boat had problems with the motor. No enough life jackets for all the group. I asked our cuide for them, and he did not mind. The Lunch...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mlj S
tarariverboat, Owner at Tara River Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, i will certainly follow up with our boat driver and guides as safety is our main concern at all times cheers Peter

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading some reviews about tours on this lake we were a bit hesitant, however we had nothing to worry about with this company. The guide was fantastic and told us all about the people living on the lake. At no point during this tour...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ian795
tarariverboat, Owner at Tara River Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank very much for your great review of our tour, i am happy you enjoyed the tour and safe travels always cheers Peter

Reviewed 18 August 2019 via mobile

Some excellent views and amazing to see how families Live on the water. Excellent tour guide. Great tour

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Linda H
tarariverboat, Owner at Tara River Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our floating villages tour, all the best and safe travel always cheers Peter

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