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4-Hour Tonle Sap Sunset Dinner Cruise from Siem Reap
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4-Hour Tonle Sap Sunset Dinner Cruise from Siem Reap

By Khmer Detours Day Tours
About
Tonle Sap Lake is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and Cambodia’s largest lake. On this evening tour from Siem Reap, watch the sunset as you cruise around the lotus fields and floating villages of Tonle Sap, and visit a crocodile farm. Hear commentary from your guide along the way, and save money and time making dinner plans, as you enjoy a delicious meal and an open bar onboard a floating restaurant.

Ages 0-99, max of 41 per group
Duration: 4h
Start time: Check availability
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Watch the sunset over Tonle Sap Lake 
  • Buffet dinner and open bar at the Queen Tara Floating Restaurant
  • Live on-board commentary ensures you don’t miss anything
  • Hassle-free round-trip transportation from Siem Reap hotels

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in air conditioned minivan/car
  • English-speaking guide
  • Buffet dinner
  • All you can drink selection of beer, spirits, cocktails, wine or soft drinks
  • Tour the floating village of Chong Khneas
  • Tour a crocodile and fish farm
  • All check point fees and taxes included in the price
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
What's not included
  • Gratuities

After pickup from your Siem Reap hotel, travel to the port at Chong Kneas by air-conditioned minivan, stopping to admire the lotus fields and rice paddies along the way. On arrival, hop aboard a small boat for a cruise around the floating village of Chong Kneas and gain an insight into local life as you see the stilted houses, floating markets, and schools. Stop to visit a crocodile and fish farm on the way to your dinner venue—the Queen Tara Floating Restaurant, which is the biggest boat on the lake. Once on-board, tuck into a delicious buffet dinner and make the most of the open bar, as you gaze out over the lake. After dinner, transfer back to the port by small boat, where your driver will be waiting to take you back to your Siem Reap hotel.

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Our guide will meet guests in there hotels foyer/reception area prior to the pick up time,please wait for our guide
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Pushchair accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 18844P31

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Children must be accompanied by an adult
        • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
        • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
        • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 41 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 18844P31

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        • Khmer Detours Day Tours
          43
          Siem Reap, Cambodia
          Joined in November 2011
        • laurensW7159NA
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Khmer Detours Cambodia Walking Village Tour
          We booked this through Khmer Detours and it’s titled as the Cambodia Walking Village Tour on the brochure our hotel gave us so I think based on the description that this is the same tour. I absolutely loved this tour. Getting to walk through the local market was very interesting and so was going through the village. We got to give kids notebooks and pencils too and they were so grateful. Our guide Mr Friday was excellent. Very kind, good English, and he taught us a lot about Cambodia and was able to answer all our questions. I’m very glad we did this tour.
          Written 27 April 2024
        • GregS795
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Enjoyable morning
          Well worth the four hours. It is a shame it wasn't later in the year when the country side would be fresh and green with rice. Having said that the driver and guide were very good company making for an enjoyable journey through the village and surrounds. Colouring books and pencils for the local kids is an excellent way to meet them.
          Written 10 March 2020
        • 498ireneg
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          A different world
          A great visit to an amazing village. Saw lots of fish being smoked. The villagers were very friendly. The trip on the lake was very relaxing sitting out in the sun. Men fishing in the river. A floating school. So glad we went.
          Written 7 February 2020
        • Ihearttravel364
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Don't waste your money!
          We shared chicken skewers and wings with 7 other people on a family boat. This was not a buffet bbq. It was a few snack. PLEASE DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY OR TIME.THEIR IS NO TOUR GUIDE.
          Written 23 January 2020
        • TheColonel67
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Vanna, our tour-guide, was worth it ...
          When we planned to go to Siem Reap, we were sure that it would be very hot and that the water level of Tonle-Sap lake was expected to be very low. Nevertheless we decided to book this half-day trip with Khmer Detours through GetYourGuide. We were picked up at our hotel quite on time (End of Khmer New Year ;)), had a good diver, AC minivan and enough cooled drinking water and wet towels for the trip. The minivan had a capacity of 10 passengers but we were only 4 (my wife and a very sympathetic elderly couple from the USA with Indian origin). So it was a very harmonic group and we talked a lot. The highlight, besides the village and Tonle-Sap, was our guide Vanna. He knew that it was not easy to explain the participants that the water-level is so low, that we would board much closer to the lake and so on. He did such a great job that we didn't mind anything (which was crystal clear to us anyway). So he explained us a lot about the region, the lake, fauna and flora, the River-people and about Cambodian history. I thought we would have been well prepared for our trip to Cambodia but Vanna taught us so much more. There was not a single boring minute. We first went over a real local market (not the ones you know from Phnom Penh or like the Old Market in Siem Reap). He explained us the different fruits, how vegetables were prepared for the different Khmer dishes and many more details. No question was unanswered because his English was excellent. We carried on to the boat landing. He chose the first one possible to get a maximum endurance on the boat. Perfect! On this 'canoe' (that's how Vanna called it; for me more like an Indonesian 'sampan'-type) we followed the canals and saw the 'floating village' (yes, maybe in rain-season but not in dry-season!) from below. All the houses on stalks, 10 to 12m high poles made the houses kind of hovering over the former river-bed. Very impressive! We took a lot of astonishing fotos. Than the landscape opened up and we saw the huge lake Tonle-Sap. With good speed and a nice breeze, we reached one of the floating restaurants and bought some refreshments there. It also serves as a crocodile 'breeding station' for leather and meat. That was sadly spoken not European style but we had seen that before on our Mekong-Delta trip south of Saigon where it also had been part of the tour-program. So we ignored the animals and the leather shop and the restaurant and had a nice chat with the US-couple on the upper deck, relaxing in some hammocks. From there we headed back to the canal and carried on by foot through the village. This walk and the impressions we gathered were very authentic, especially with the explanations of Vanna, our guide. Last stop was the little temple, where we learned alot about Buddhism and the Khmer New Year customs. On the way back with our minivan, Vanna offered to buy us some fruit but we weren't hungry. We wre dropped at our hotel right in time. We knew what we had to expect and therefore there was nothing at all to complain about. All in all it was a great and interesting trip, very authentic and we were blessed with such a great guide. Som akun, Vanna!
          Written 24 April 2019
        • Janjansdttt
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          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Just awful
          There were only 2 of us so we were taken in a car. The a/c broke down and it was a 37 degree day. No school visit as it was a Saturday. No meeting children to hand out school supplies. Lunch was one of worst we had in the country in non-a/c restaurant. We should have been diverted to another when we were already overheated. Suggested taking us to a/c museum but then told us they would charge us another $10 EACH for diverting the driver. No apology for it all - just a statement of fact - the a/c is broken.We paid AUS$103 EACH and it was the worst value for money I came across in my entire trip. Everything else was wonderful
          Written 2 April 2019
        • Brandy2004
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great visit to the Floating Villages
          Great trip with a fantastic guide who spoke great English and was really informative. It was great to just chill out on the hammock on the boats and we didn't get dragged to really touristy parts. We ended up with the Queen Tara boat pretty much to ourselves and watched the beautiful sunset.
          Written 19 February 2019
        • Mark G
          0 contributions
          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          Market visit, floating village and personal boat journey to floating market
          Nice Tour Guide but not a very exciting day. Needed to put in half a day before heading back to SG on business. Took us to a local market and then on to the floating village. Everything was fine until I boarded a small boat piloted by an old lady. She took me off to the middle of nowhere to see some monkey's which she was then looking paid for. Another couple I was on the tour with end up being taken round to some old ladies home where they were told how difficult life was. Didn't appreciate this part of the trip but if you can live with the guilt and don't mind saying no it puts in a morning.
          Written 9 September 2018
        • Reynan R
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          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Interesting tour in the floating village
          Seeing the other side of Cambodian people aside from temple tours. Was able to see local villagers where their homes where built above the above the water and using boats as their main transportation.
          Written 9 August 2018
        • Taryn C
          0 contributions
          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          Expensive for what it is
          The falls are nice, Buddha is interesting to see but otherwise it just feels like a tourist trap. The guides encourage you to pay little kids to watch your shoes while you see Buddha ( we were told 1USD each when there was 8 of us), if you want to swim you have to pay to use the change rooms (1 USD each time) and when they take you to a restaurant for lunch it is very expensive. 5.75 USD for spring rolls, none of my group ate which made for awkward interaction with the restaurant staff
          Written 6 May 2018
        • MellaM123
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          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Definitely a waste of time
          We got down to the hotel lobby ready for the trip at 8:00am as advised. After multiple pick ups and changes of vans by the tour company we didn’t leave for Kulen Mountain until past 9:00am. There was no explanation as to what was going on either. The drive was long and the tour guide never bothered to explain anything about what we saw even when asked. It felt more like a self directed tour. Never saw any wet towels, and we had to ask for water which wasn’t even in the ice box. What a vast difference to our tour earlier in the week. For a lot of the time we were left standing around the street sellers. I felt like we were being held at the mercy of the tour guide all day and yet at the end of it he still felt okay to ask for a tip.
          Written 22 February 2018
        • David O
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          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          David
          Rip off. Not a floating village. ..it's on stilts and in the dry season, most of the year, it's just a thousand boats on a muddy river. They will also stop you half way through the canoe part of the trip and try and humiliate you into buying overpriced goods from another boat. Then to a floating over priced restaurant for lunch. It's expensive and boring.
          Written 5 February 2018
        • Selina M
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          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          An experience to remember
          We picked up from our hotel in Siem Reap for the 6 hour Kompong Khleang Day tour at about 8.20am. Hong our guide introduced himself and explained what would be happening for the day. It was a bit of a drive to get to the village and along the way we slowed down a few times so Hong could show and explain to us some of the roadside stalls. We stopped at a school first so we could give them the books and pencils from the company. We had also purchased some sports equipment so we gave this to the school and had a good time kicking the balls around with kids. We were here for about half an hour and decided we would leave them to carry on with their learning. After a short drive up the road, we hopped out of the van to walk through the village for a while. It was great to be able to see the village at a slower pace and have Hong explain things to us as we went. When we arrived at the river, Hong purchased the boat tickets and we boarded one of the small boats to see the stilted houses and floating village. Along the way, Hong was happy to answer questions and explain more about the villages. When we reached Tonle Sap Lake we stopped for a while so Hong could give us background information on the village and lake. He was very knowledgeable. After heading back to the van, we made our way back towards town. Hong stopped along the way to talk to us about the Bamboo sticky rice cooking along the side of the road. He got two of these for us to try - it was beautiful!! We then stopped at a roadside restaurant for lunch. This restaurant was lovely but we did have to pay $10USD above the money we were given for lunch ($26) in order to have enough for food for 4 of us and a drink each. Most of the meals were around $6-$7. This wasn't a big deal but was just lucky we had extra money as we had thought lunch was inclusive. We were dropped back to our hotel about 1.30pm. Hong did a wonderful job of our tour and we believe he gave additional experiences above what the tour description had outlined. He was even happy to stop on the way back to let us try frog if we wanted to!! At no stage did we feel this was rushed - Hong was happy to take it at our pace and move on when we were ready. This tour was a wonderful experience for ourselves and our children.
          Written 28 July 2017
        • Phillip O
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best Guide so far in Cambodia
          Went from My hotel in Siem Reap to see the floating houses on Tonle Sap Lake. Except for one other person, I was the only one on the tour The other fellow was from Tokyo and didn't speak or understand English. The guide spoke perfect English and was full of interesting facts the entire tour. The other tour guides I have had on my current trip are so hard to understand, that it can be taxing to hear them clearly. We went on board a larger paddle boat to have lunch, which was included, as were all the drinks. Our guide became our waiter for lunch. Because there were no other people on the tour, we were able to finish the day a little early. My only gripe about the day was the driver to and from the hotel. He drove too fast, tailgated everyone and really never got any quicker than the vehicles he passed. I realize the driving is different in Asia, but I retired from a company that owns an Indy and NASCAR race team. He drove like he was one of our drivers!!! When you have customers in your vehicle, driving with caution only makes good business sense. Just saying..... other than that, I would highly recommend their services and pricing.
          Written 13 October 2016
        • coochtrinz
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Truly Humbling and amazing experience
          We booked our tour through another company and booked the Village Life Tour from Siem Reap. We were picked up at our hotel by Hong our guide and driver Rob and from the moment they collected us until we were dropped back we had the most amazing time. Hong was so informative, kind and allowed for the tour to be at our pace and the whole thing felt so individualised to us. He took us into a rice farm to see how they were working and we drove and walked along the dirt roads in the country side and meet the most amazing families who were all willing to allow us in to their property to see how they lived, got water from wells, made flax containers, seen rice drying, how pig feed was made, how rice was milled, seen the way they caught crickets etc etc etc. Hong was open with us when we asked question about his family and about life in Cambodia and I felt so privilege to have meet him, he was a truly inspiring, kind and genuine man. We had a traditional lunch by the lake and sat in hammocks and talked with Hong and the driver Rob who was always a wonderful guy. It is people like Hong and Rob that make these experiences what they are, not the company but the guides and employees as they have the local knowledge, kindness and true love for their people and their country. We didn't want this day to end and could have sat and listened to Hong for ever, so much credit needs to be given here as these guys are invaluable to this business. Thanks guys this is an experience we will remember for ever, a real highlight. The only recommendation for the company and this is no reflection on our day or guide but because we booked through a third party it would have been good to have had an email from the company confirming our tour.
          Written 9 September 2016
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        Andrew Yeo
        Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2019
        Overall, it was an interesting and relaxing trip, On way to board a boat to the Queen Tara, the guide took us to visit a Lotus & fish "farm" with a big pond with many small huts around it. The huts are popular on weekends/public holidays for family picnics.
        Watching the sunset over Tonle Sap with free-flow of beer was enjoyable, The buffet dinner itself was OK but the selection of drinks including gin, rum, etc and cold,cold beer was better. Our group, including four from Australia, raised a toast to Peter, the Australian owner of Queen Tara. The cool breeze also made the cruise memorable.
        Written 1 January 2020
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        Thank you for your nice review,wish i was out there as its my fav place to be at sunset on the Queen Tara cheers Peter
        Written 2 January 2020
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        Mia R
        Okinawa Prefecture, Japan875 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        I landed that morning and got picked up around 3pm they were on time and had a van. There were a group of people doing the tour as well. They provided us with water and some details about Cambodia. We started off at a locus farm followed by an alligator/market area and got to see the water village as a community lives on the water.. our guide was interactive, funny and really helpful to any of our questions.. the boat tour was about an hr or so in which during time you get to see the water village as well as a quick stop at the market and finally the dinner cruise.. drinks were unlimited and we got to see the beautiful sunset.. buffet was okay but don’t expect a grand meal, it’s more about the experience than the food... this was my first trip in Cambodia and I loved it !
        Written 29 March 2018
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        americamba2015
        Hanoi, Vietnam39 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2018 • Friends
        This tour takes you to the very large, impressive lake of Tonle Sap, which includes seeing a floating village and crocodile farm followed by dinner on a boat. You first take a small boat to the floating village and crocodile farm and the boat ride there is fun and peaceful. The floating village is also interesting to see. But then you dock for about 15-20 minutes at a crocodile farm, which is really just a commercial trap. The crocodiles look lifeless and pitiful in their tiny farm trap, having been removed from their natural habitat to accommodate the ever encroaching humans. This spot draws people from the floating village desperately trying to make a buck by subjecting their kids to things like wearing big snakes around their shoulders.

        We then head to a "cruise" ship for dinner. This boat was nice and worth seeing, as it's a Vietnamese ship built in 1929 now owned by an Australian. It's in good condition, clean and well maintained and very nice for a dinner to relax and take in the sunset as there is an upper deck for good views. There are also very comfortable hammocks and an open bar, though only beer and cheap cocktails are offered. The buffet was disappointing with a limited selection and left me with food poisoning. My friends smartly ate only the spring rolls and did not suffer my fate. So after a rather nice afternoon/evening tour, I spent a horrible night rejecting whatever bad thing I ate. I would recommend this tour if you want to see something outside of Siem Reap and enjoy sunsets on the water. But eat with caution!
        Written 7 February 2018
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        game40love
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        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        We took this trip yesterday however the entire trip was just okay. The sunset scense was beautiful but nothing was either extraordinary or spectacular. The lotus farm and crocodile farm were pathetic. However, we do appreciate all the efforts that our tour guide and others made. They did their best to please tourists. Always have big smiles on their faces! Very nice people!
        Written 3 January 2018
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        DANIEL
        Karamu, New Zealand34 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        This was a very informative trip

        Guide spoke excellent English

        Comfortable coach

        Great bot ride out on the lake

        Amazing sunset and dinner

        Great for family
        Written 21 February 2020
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        Thank you for your great review of our sunset Dinner cruise cheers Peter
        Written 22 February 2020
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        Michel S
        Hong Kong, China37 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        It was nice and also the location was great. Food was okay. Also the village that we saw on the way was interesting.
        It was good because the tour start at 3pm.
        Written 8 February 2019
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        Richsaundersnz
        Auckland Central, New Zealand9 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        The trip was nice but we got a cloudy evening and the boat struggled due the lack of water in the lake. Unfortunately not the best experience but very friendly staff.
        Written 9 May 2018
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        JAB
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        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2019 • Friends
        After a pick up from our hotel we stopped at a lotus farm for a while. 5 minutes there would have been enough but we were left staring at the local dogs and their pups for about 20 minutes in unbearable heat. Then on to the dock where we boarded our boat. Warning: go to the toilet before you go on the tour as the toilets at the dock are the filthiest I have ever seen. Once aboard our boat we headed out onto the lake. The commentary was good. A local boy comes around doing neck massages then demands One Dollar. The massage was a bit rough and I have had a sore neck since. The floating village was interesting. Next a stop at a boat selling tourist gifts and with a pit of crocodiles piled on top of each other. Far too long as this stop - again very hot and humid and uninteresting. When leaving our boat was surrounded by smaller boats of sad faced local women holding up their newborns and encouraging their toddlers to stand naked, with snakes around their necks, begging for One Dollar. After that we went to Queen Tara for dinner. The buffet dinner was basic but good. All in all I would recommend this tour and suggest taking lots of US One Dollar notes for the children.
        Written 20 April 2019
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        Silvio G
        Western Australia, Australia7 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2019 • Couples
        Not a bad trip but don't expect to much from the food buffet
        The drinks on the boat were nice ad the peace and quiet after the sun went down was amassing
        Written 14 March 2019
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        Cesar I
        23 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2018
        I really enjoyed this tour. Our guide was very knowledgable and fun. Though a bit pricey compared to other Tonle Sap tours out there, our tour was, in my opinion, worth it because of the length of time we spent at Tonle Sap. After the brief visit to the lotus farm and the crocodile farm, it was great to just get a few hours to chill and relax on a boat cruise with a buffet dinner that includes an open bar. The sunset, depending on the weather of the day, an be a bit underwhelming (we went on a cloudy day so there was not much of a sunset) but any day spent on the water, a stone's throw away from the floating village is golden for me.
        Written 8 February 2018
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