Get a glimpse of life in a traditional Cambodian floating village on this full-day tour by bus, bike and boat from Siem Reap. Cycle through the countryside, take a scenic cruise through a flooded forest and explore the floating village of Kompong Khleang on the Tonlé Sap lake. Along the way, visit a floating school, browse the local fish market and admire the waterside pagodas, then tuck into a typical Khmer lunch (included). This small-group tour is limited to 12, ensuring an authentic local experience.
Start your day with a pickup between 8-8:30am at your Siem Reap hotel. Once everyone’s on board, the group will head out of downtown Siem Reap and drive to the beautiful countryside area. There, you will cycle along the red soil roads through some splendid villages at a very light and relaxing pace. While en-route, stop by the local fish market where you can watch, and potentially take part in, traditional Khmer daily fish trading. After the ride, take a small break to get a refreshing and well-deserved drink.
Afterwards, visit of one of the most impressive floating village in Cambodia, Kompong Khleang. Board a boat and discover the village and the astonishing flooded forest. Come lunch time, you will be taken to a stilt house in the village to share a typical Khmer lunch with friendly locals. Once you have finished lunch, get back on board to reach a pagoda located on an island where you will walk by the monk school and observe monks in their day-to-day routine.
Head to the Vietnamese floating village next. The houses there are built on floating objects and therefore float on the Tonlé Sap. The Vietnamese village moves along the river, and sometimes up to the lake, according to the season which is something you’ve most likely never seen before. See the floating school, hospital and local shops. Then, get back on the bus and start driving back to Siem Reap through other rural villages. Stop in one of them so you can get to interact with villagers. Anticipate a 5:00pm return to your Siem Reap accommodation.
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Guest Name: Mr. Graham Mabbatt
Country: United Kingdom
N.of Person: Two pax
Travel date: 11-03-2020
Booked: Phnom Penh Genocide Museum and Killing Fields Historical Tour
Tour Style: Day Trip Tours