Water activity

Half-Day Tour of Floating Villages

Activity provider: Tara Riverboat

Half-Day Tour of Floating Villages

Activity provider: Tara Riverboat

From US$ 34 per person

On this half-day guided tour, take a relaxing boat ride through the Tonle Sap Lake, where you will have the chance to learn about the region's history, interact with local animal species, and see Cambodian villages first-hand.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Pickup included
Your tour guide will pick you up at the tour start time


  • Enjoy a guided boat tour of Tonle Sap Lake
  • Take in the sights and sounds of local Cambodian villages
  • Learn about regional culture and history
  • Savor local fruit on board
Full description
This half-day boat tour of the Floating Village is the perfect option for those who don't have the time to explore Prek Toal or Kompong Phluk during their stay in Siem Reap. Your boat tour begins at your hotel or guesthouse, where a knowledgeable tour guide will pick you up and accompany you to the port near Phnom Krom in an air-conditioned vehicle. Let your friendly English and Khmer-speaking guides point out areas of local interest along the way and answer any questions you may have. En route to the main boat, make a couple of stops. First, as you pass the rice paddies and lotus fields, stop and take some photos of the lotus flowers, a deeply important flower in Buddhism (please note: depending on the time of year, the views of the lotus and rice fields will vary). Next, stop at the crocodile and fish farm (depending on current water levels) and learn about some of the trades people on the lake work in. If catfish, crocodiles and large snakes don't interest you, stop at the souvenir shop or viewing deck on board to purchase some presents for loved ones or take a few photos. During your boat ride through the floating village, see ordinary Cambodians going about their daily life in the floating village. Your boat will briefly enter the edge of the Great Lake before docking at the Queen Tara, the biggest boat on the lake, in the heart of the floating village. There, enjoy a well-deserved snack with fruit. Afterwards, take a seat on the viewing deck. Once lunch is over, depart the Queen Tara and head back to the port, where your air-conditioned vehicle awaits to transport you back to your hotel or guesthouse.
  • Free pick-up and drop off at your hotel or guesthouse
  • Air conditioned van
  • English-speaking tour guides
  • Fresh local fruit and a drink on the Queen Tara
  • All checkpoint fees
  • Tour of Floating Village and Crocodile and Fish Farm

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Unaccompanied minors

    Know before you go

    • Children 10 years old and under pay half price. Children 5 years old and under enter for free
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Please note that this tour is dependent on water levels in the lake, please inquire on booking
    Customer reviews

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    3 /5

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    all OK, very important

    Thank´s For me the best experience for this year

    June 5, 2012

    Disappointing. Description does not match what you actually get.

    Disappointing. The Crocodile and fish farm was nothing more than one large caged area under the deck housing a couple of crocodiles and a tiny netted area a couple of feet long and wide with some catfishes. Seems more like an excuse to get you to visit the souvenir shop than anything else. Didn't get to board the main boat which was supposed to be a "private floating restaurant with a viewing deck" but instead got driven to a platform of sorts which was only large enough for 6 tables and a small kitchen. Plus the tour guide was half an hour late to a 4 hour tour to start with!

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    June 28, 2016

    Product ID: 15664