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

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Siem Reap, Cambodia

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Set sail for a scenic 4-hour cruise around Tonle Sap Lake from Siem Reap, including hotel transfers and lunch. Hop aboard a traditional longtail boat and drift through the floating village of Chong Khneas, stopping to admire the lotus fields and peek into a crocodile and fish farm along the way. Finally, arrive at the Tara floating restaurant, where you can tuck into a delicious meal, sip complimentary cocktails and relax in a hammock as you soak up the views.
  • Family friendly
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
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
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Departs from your Siem Reap hotel or guesthouse
Dates: Daily
Return point: Returns to the original departure location

Departure Time

10:00 AM
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Tara River Boat Company

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.


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Traveler Tips


  • "This tour is perfect if your not spending much time in Siem Reap." See review
  • "lunch on the boat was great which included 2 drinks..well worth the price," See review
  • "A nice tour, with the right amount of time to savour the scenes and hear about the local sights and issues from a very well informed guide." See review

Reviews

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Half day tour
Kimberly B
, Oct 2019
Lower your expectations and this was an interesting peaceful experience on the water. A little rugged getting on and off the boat. Lunch venue was interesting (on a boat). The people looked bored of having outsiders show up and snap photos and were picking lice out of each other’s hair. No one even stood up when I was looking around the shop... would I do it again? Probably because of the water..
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you for your review of our tour, and safe travels always cheers Peter
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star-4
Good time filler before flight out
kpurnell57
, Jul 2019
Enjoyed the outing it included small boat to look at floating village up close. Lunch was a long time coming.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Thank you for reviewing our half day floating villages tour, safe travel always
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star-4
Amazing insight into Cambodia
solney
, Dec 2018
Thoroughly enjoyed trip to floating village. Informative guide, good food and drink.Would advise brushing up on history before visit to get best out of it.
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This is the second time I have done...
Christina S
, Jul 2018
This is the second time I have done this tour in 12 months, it was great both times. We were collected from our hotel and taken to the lotus flower farm. After that, we were taken to Tonle Sap lake to see the floating village which included the crocodile farm. We enjoyed a FANTASTIC lunch on board the Queen Tara boat, and then returned to our hotel. The guide we had was knowledgeable and attentive. The staff on the boat were great. I highly recommend this tour!
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My wife and I quite enjoyed this...
bob_young
, Mar 2018
My wife and I quite enjoyed this leisurely half day excursion after the previous 2 full days touring the Angkor Wat and surrounding Temples in high temperatures and humidity. The guide collected us from our Siem Reap hotel at 10h00 and en route to the lake pointed out the rice fields and a lotus farm to our small group. We stopped here for a short time and watched in fascination as the ladies laboriously cut the lotus stems and drew out the fibres which are made into yarn and, ultimately, clothing. On arrival at the water we boarded the boat and made our way up a rather muddy and litter-strewn creek to the main area of the lake which surprised us by being so vast - we could not see the other side. It was interesting to learn that within a few weeks the lake would become completely dry until the next rainy season. We passed many floating homes, primarily occupied by people from Vietnam, and arrived at a large platform with a souvenir shop, cafe and, surprisingly, a pen full of good-sized crocodiles taken from the lake and used for food and skins. They were kept in a rather small pen which did seem cruel but, sadly, probably no different than how some land-based farmers keep their cattle, sheep, chickens etc. We then re-boarded our boat and set off to have lunch on a nearby larger boat, the Queen Tara. Our guide took our lunch and drink orders from an extensive menu all included in the tour price and, after serving the drinks, then went off to cook the meals! This is not a fast-food restaurant and we did have to wait for some time, but in comfortable surroundings, including a hammock. The lunches were very tasty and we suffered no after ill-effects! but some of our group expressed their disappointment at not having time to navigate other parts of the lake before returning to Siem Reap However, we found it very peaceful and relaxing.and, overall, an interesting and enjoyable half day.
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We did the Floating Village tour on...
alichaplin
, Mar 2018
We did the Floating Village tour on an 8am pick up. The tour said its 4 hours, but less than 2 hours was spent actually on the lake going through the floating village and visiting the lotus and crocodile farms. The rest of the time we were on a large boat on the lake for food and drinks. No one on our tour wanted lunch at 10am but our guide basically told us we had to. It was a weird time on the boat with no extra information about the lake or the floating village from our guide, which would have been good. Our boat was also really noisy and the guide had no microphone so we couldn’t hear anything he said. Not worth the money.
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We had a great time. Our guide was...
ace
, Jan 2018
We had a great time. Our guide was very friendly and attentive. We enjoyed every moment of the tour. It was amazing to learn about the seed from its flower and fruit as well as the thread from the lotus stem. Lunch at Queen Tara was a great experience with our guide providing personal service from food to drinks. Its an experience that would stay in our mind :
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This tour is Amazing and worth for...
VIVEK G
, Jan 2018
This tour is Amazing and worth for price with a nice conditioning MPV with a driver and our tour guide was great. He was well known with the area and gave us lots of interesting facts of Cambodia. His English was great. lunch on the boat was great which included 2 drinks..well worth the price....
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This tour is perfect if your not...
Sherelle L
, Dec 2017
This tour is perfect if your not spending much time in Siem Reap. We went to the rice fields and then to the lake. It was a beautiful sail across the lake as we sat at the front of the boat through the floating village. We then saw crocodiles farm, held a snake and had lunch on a nearby boat.
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A nice tour, with the right amount...
Karl B
, Nov 2017
A nice tour, with the right amount of time to savour the scenes and hear about the local sights and issues from a very well informed guide. Well worth doing!
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