Siem Reap: Prek Toal Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve Tour
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Skip the line through a separate entrance
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My wife and I had a great time on this adventure that was full of info, some tips and 'secrets' as well as generally had a great time with the host/guide Pol (aka Mr Friday!). It was made especially special because we were the only guests on the tour, picked up by private 'limousine' at our hotel Templation, driving off towards Tonle Sap lake, stopping at a restaurant famous for the Lotus Flowers it also cultivates - learning why the Lotus is such an important flower, how versatile it is. We also heard the tales of the bloody civil war and at times tense situation between the Khmer and Vietnamese families of the lake. Living as they have been for decades, the 900 or so families living on the lake are Vietnamese, yet have no passports and are granted to stay on the lake by the Cambodian government. Had a thrilling time seeing the Crocodiles of the Croc farm before getting to the Queen Tara where we enjoyed our dinner and free flow beverages/alcohol watching the sunset.
A great alternative way to see the temple complex close to Siem Reap. PROS: you get a bit of exercise, get to see bits of the complex most other tourists on tours don’t see, cycle through the jungle. CONS: you miss a few of the the more minor standard tourist sites such as the Elephant Terrace. But I had a 3 day pass so can go there with a tuk tuk like the rest of the world another day. my guide Li Lyhin Was excellent, well informed and very hospitable. He paced the ride perfectly to meet my pace. We also had a tasty breakfast and lunch and plenty of snacks, water and cold towels.
Picked up by bus, very friendly staff. Taken to Lotus farm no hassle 2 buy anything. Then on to boat where u had a 15 min stop at crocodile farm. Boat dropped u off at a larger boat where all drinks were free and watched the sun set. Loved it. Boat home in the dark was fun.
It was a really nice educational trip. Food was decent and all you can drink was nice. The guide and service was wonderful. Recommended!
Great experience Great organisation We forgot a cap and they brought it back next day after we called them Outstanding