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Kpg Phluk Half-Day Tour (by shared MiniBus)

From US$18.00
Highlights
  • Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle

  • Go on a motorized boat ride with life jackets provided

  • A professional guide will take you through floating villages

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Kpg Phluk Half-Day Tour (by shared MiniBus)
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Two tours are available per day; a morning tour and an afternoon tour. The morning tour departs at 8:30am and guests are returned to their hotel at around 1:00pm.
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Two tours are available per day; a morning tour and an afternoon tour. The afternoon tour departs at 1:30pm and guests are returned to their hotel at around 6:00pm.
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Overview

Spend half a day exploring the villages and floodplain waterways of Kompong Phluk with this half-day tour from Siem Reap. You'll learn about local history and culture as you explore floating villages via motorboat, and you'll even get the chance to go on a rowboat tour of a flooded mangrove (from October through January, for an additional fee).

What to Expect

Get picked up from your hotel and brought to the departure point, which is the Siem Reap Shuttle office.

Then go on your tour by comfortable air-conditioned minibus.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you require hotel pickup, then you must tell us the name of the hotel and preferably the street when you book. If guests do not inform us of the pickup location, we cannot pick you up. Pickup time from the hotel is variable. Be ready for pickup 30 minutes before the official tour start time.

The tour starts with a 25 km drive to the east arriving at the Kompong Phluk area.

Guests will then have the opportunity to visit a pagoda or local market before boarding the motorised boat and touring all the stilted buildings that comprise Kompong Phluk. Guests are taken around the mind-blowing floating villages, where 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 our boats.  

The guide explains about the history, the culture and the life style of the villagers. In fact, most of the buildings do not float, but are supported by long stilts, only part of which is exposed above the waterline.

Located within the floodplains of Tonle Sap, the village of tall stilted houses, is surrounded by serene flooded mangrove forest. A visit to the village provides a good insight into the way of life of the people whose livelihood depends on the ebb and flow of Tonle Sap Lake. The water level varies considerably and so Kompong Phluk will appear different depending on the season in which you visit.

Guests can take a side-excursion on a rowing boat for a tour of the flooded forest. This is only available for four months of the year, this being October to January. The water level is too low during the rest of the year for this side-excursion. Guests pay for this optional side-excursion on-site. NOT recommended.

Please note that both the motorised boat and the rowing boat are operated by the Kompong Phluk community.

If required, the motor boat can also stop at one of the small floating cafes for a drink or a quick bite to eat, or to see the crocodiles that some of the local people keep safely caged up. Crocodiles are kept for commercial purposes as they have valuable skins and their meat can be eaten too. The afternoon to stops pauses on Tonle Sap to see the sun go down. Guests who bring swimwear can go for a swim.
 
The mini-bus waits for the motor boat to return and then transports the guests back to their hotel.

Guests are normally dropped off at their hotel around four and a half hours after the departure time.

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Reviews (18)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Interesting tour with really good guide

Im really enjoy trip to the floating village! Our local guide Mr. Touch (Touch Chanthy) is really interesting storyteller!!! I have knew many interesting and informative things about local people and about Cambodia as well. He easily combined real histories with humor, he is very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nadia_P_Nadia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Visiting the floating village

It was very interesting to see, how the people live on the lake. Our guide Mr. Veasna gave us a lot of interesting informations over history of this place and how the people live

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Experience589608
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
great tour with a great tour gide

The four of us traveled in this floating village in early November 2018 ... the journey began in the afternoon because we chose to spend the afternoon while enjoying the sunset ... the journey began with a mini bus ride with around 12 participants, traveled...More

1  Thank Rusli2121
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great trip to the floating village

I really enjoyed the trip to the floating village. The guide Mr. Veasna was very good and could tell us a lot about history and how people live in the floating village. He is very friendly and let us laugh a lot. Petra from Germany

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Petra M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Unique experience

I was thrilled to have this opportunity to visit the floating village at Kompong Plhuk. Very good guide Chenda, he had excellent English and provided lots of interesting information about Cambodia. Tour pickup was punctual and tour was well organised. Chenda took some great group...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank weave2
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Greetings! That is a question best posed to the company. I was fortunate enough to have good weather. I’m sorry I couldn’t answer your question. I hope you get a chance to enjoy this excursion...😊
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