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Tonle Sap Lake and Kampong Phluk Private Half Day tour from Siem Reap

Highlights
  • Travel with a guide: get there faster and focus on the highlights
  • Learn how the villagers keep the peace while living in close quarters
  • See a township, schools, and government homes built high off the ground
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Tonle Sap Lake and Kampong Phluk Private Half Day tour from Siem Reap
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Tonle Sap Lake and Kampong Phluk Private Half Day tour from Siem Reap
From US$45.00
Overview
Many tourists struggle to visit this iconic fishing township - built on stilts above a seasonal body of water, it’s not the easiest place to get to.  This tour heads inside the floating village; feel the connection between village culture, maritime wildlife and the surrounding mangrove forests. Take this trip to see a unique way of living.
What to Expect
Pick up at 8 am from your hotel and set out this morning in a private tour to the countryside which drive about 45-minutes to the fishermen’s village of Kompong Phluk whose name means 'harbor of the tusks' and Cambodia great lake. Enjoy Tonle Sap Lake, is a lake with no ends in front of you, and birds flying slowly overhead and surrounding with the interesting village.
During the dry season (February to Jul), the village can be reached by mini bus or motorbike, as the – bumpy - road that is normally flooded dries up.
In the rainy season (August to Jan), a short boat ride from the quay, through the wetland area will take you to Kompong Phluk. It is not a floating village but a village on high stilts as well as some floating houses and in spite of fishing is often the privilege of the Vietnamese minority but inhabitants of Kompong Phluk are almost exclusively of Cambodian origin. The villagers frequently move from house to another house during the rainy season, they live in houses built on stilts and move to small huts near the waterfront during the dry season to do fishing.
Arrive at the quay, board a local boat for a 1.5-hour ride on the Tonle Sap Lake as well as village where you will see nature in a way you’ve only seen in picture books, and the tour of Kampong Phluk is worth the extra effort to get there, then we will visit the village, the pagoda on the only butte (the only building which is not on stilts) and see the activities of the villagers who your expert guide will teach you about their culture, the life style, and the ecosystem of this fascinating place.
Optional (August to Jan): you can pay an extra to take a small canoes paddle by villagers; will take you deep into the dense flooded forest. The trees of this forest are perfectly adapted to their unusual existence as they are completely submerged a part of the year. 
Return to Siem Reap and drop off at your hotel or requested drop off point within Siem Reap city center.
 
Reviews (18)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Peek into Cambodian countryside

We contacted this company based on great reviews and customized a day trip to visit Beng Melea temple + Kampong Phluk fishing village. Our tour guide Mr. Van Lonh ("George") was quite informative, friendly, patient, relaxed, and maintained a great pace throughout the day. He...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hoovitz
Footprints773772, Guest Relations Manager at Green Era Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Hoovitz, Greeting from Green Era Travel! I am so appreciated for your sharing your experience you had with Green Era Travel and on Trip Advisor. The fact that you had mentioned that our tours were without doubt the best run tours that you have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tonle Sap Lake and Kampong Phluk Private Half Day tour from Siem Reap

San was a fantastic guide. He is extremely knowledgable and gave the best service in my life. He is a real gem. It seems like he got us into places others were not allowed to go We booked additional tours with him. Kampong Phluk is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank drm159
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Best tour ever!

This tour was incredible and our guide San was the most informative and kind person. He took great care of us and gave us great history of the village and the people as well as history of Cambodia! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thank ellenbD3966VC
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
Tonle Sap Lake Kampong

This is a tour, and must see our guide Noy was excellent. It was well worth seeing the villiage the way this community live, and the kids at school.

Thank Gthompson19
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile
Wonderful, relaxing day trip

We went on a tour with Van Lonh - he was so good at English and telling about the history and culture. He took us on a beautiful trip to a village in the Tonle Sap Lake. Everything worked out well! We booked through GetYourGuide....More

Thank Laura T
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