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$79 Day Trips & Excursions

Tonle Sap Lake - Kampong Khleang Private Day Tour with lunch from Siem Reap

Your Local English-speaking guide will meet you at 8 am from your hotel. As you travel to Tonle Sap Lake which will take about 1 hour drive and you’ll pass by markets and small villages and along the causeway to the lake’s edge. When we reach the Khleang River, we’ll transfer to a private river craft for the next phase of our trip – a peaceful ride that takes us to Kompong Khleang village and then on to the flooded forest and farm (in dry season Oct-Jun). On reaching the village, you’ll note that many of the homes are built on high stilts, some standing as tall as 10 meters. With your guide, you’ll visit the village’s and school where you can join in handing out school supplies to the teachers and students if you wish to do so, then you have to purchase school supplies on the way (please advise your guide about this if you wish to do it). Later, we will have picnic lunch a local house in Kompong Khleang where you’ll enjoy way of life in village, then have time to relax and appreciate the peaceful Cambodian real life. As not many tourists make the trip to this remote village, you will enjoy an exclusive chance to see how abundant the native bird life is here! At the end of the tour we will make our way back to Siem Reap and drop you off at your guest house or hotel.  

$129 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Floating Villages, Tonle Sap Lake and Mangrove Forest from Siem Reap

Enjoy a full day tour as we pick up from your hotel at 7:00 AM.  We will drive 15 km south of Siem Reap to the boat docks of Chong Kneas.  We’ll then board a local boat for a pleasant ride onto the Tonle Sap, passing through the floating village of Chong Khneas.  Tonle Sap is the largest lake of Southeast Asia and stretches across the northwest portion of Cambodia. The lake is economically important as it serves as major source of many kinds of fishes.  It swells to ten times its normal size during the wet season, bringing diverse aquatic resources.  It also serves as habitat for several species of water birds. Chong Khneas is a floating village at the edge of Tonle Sap. It is largely a floating settlement with some permanent buildings. Explore the floating households, composed predominantly of Vietnamese people, and recognizable because of the brightly colored houses. Take a glimpse of the floating village life as we pass along floating houses, schools, clinics, sports hall and even pig farms. We will stop at Gecko Environment Center where you can learn more about the ecology and rich biodiversity of Tonle Sap and its surrounding floodplains. We will continue our boat trip to the fishermen village of Kompong Phluk. Houses here are built on stilts. This village is almost exclusively composed of Khmer origin. The villagers move houses depending on the season.  They dwell on stilts during rainy season and move to small huts near at the banks during dry season. You will visit the pagoda, the only building in the village that is not built on stilts, and observe villagers going about their daily activities. You will then transfer to a small canoe (Aug-Jan as optional) to be paddled by villagers, to take you deep into the dense mangrove forest. The mangroves are uniquely adapted to the flooded environment and can impressively survive being completely submerged during a part of the year. We will then stop for our picnic lunch and enjoy fresh atmosphere by the lake. After lunch, we will board back to our boat for a 2 hour trip to the fishermen’s village of Kompong Khleang.  Due to its remote location, Kompong Khleang is not frequently visited by tourists.  This makes Kompong Khleang relatively less commercialized than Chong Khneas.  Home to over 20,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest communities in Tonle Sap.  Houses here are also built on stilts, rising amazingly as high as 10 meters above the bottom of the lake.  During wet season, the houses become inundated to within one or two meters of the buildings. Living at the floodplains of Tonle Sap, people at Kompong Khleang depend largely on fishing to make a living.  Observe how fishermen get catch from the lake, dry their catch or prepare smoked fish.We will then return to the boat dock in Kampong Khleang and travel back to Siem Reap in the afternoon by car.

$65 Outdoor Activities

Siem Reap Countryside Jeep Tour

We will pick you up from your hotel by jeep at 8am and set out into the beautiful countryside. We will cycle along the red soil roads through the villages and rice fields. It is going to be a nice and peaceful ride which is flat throughout. We will stop by the local fish market where we can observe the traditional Khmer fish trade, a daily event. We then take a break for cool refreshments in the village. We then continue our journey with a visit of one of the most impressive floating villages in Cambodia – Kompong Khleang.  We board a boat and head out to explore the floating village. Lunch will be served in a stilted house in the village where we share a typical Khmer lunch with the friendly locals. We then hop back on the boat and head to an island where a pagoda is located. You can walk by the monk school and watch the monks go about their daily routines. Next, we proceed to the Vietnamese floating village. This village is unlike the rest of Kompong Khleang. The Vietnamese Village is not composed of stilt houses. The houses there are built on floating objects. The village moves along the river and sometimes up to the lake depending on the season. They have a floating school, a hospital, local shops, and even a hairdresser! A spectacular sight indeed.

$65 Outdoor Activities

Half Day Floating Village Jeep Tour from Siem Reap

You will be picked up from your accommodation in Siem Reap at 8 am and head out of town towards the largest floating village of Cambodia, Kampong Kleang. During the dry season, you will drive with your jeep between the stilts on which the houses are built, rising up to 10 meters in the air. In the wet season, the water level reaches its peak and can rise up to 1 or 2 meters above the building floors. We will swap our jeep for a small boat for a cruise out into the village and we will have the chance to meet the friendly locals. Next, we proceed to the Vietnamese floating village. This village is unlike the rest of Kompong Khleang. The Vietnamese Village is not composed of stilt houses. The houses there are built on floating objects that keep them afloat on the Tonlé Sap. The village moves along the river and sometimes up to the lake depending on the season. They have a floating school, a hospital, local shops, and even a floating hairdresser. After our exploration of the floating village, we will return to Siem Reap and your accommodation passing through some small villages along the way.We will return to your hotel at around 1 pm 

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