Guided tour

Siem Reap: Kompong Phluk Stilted Village Half-Day Tour

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Activity provider: Siem Reap Shuttle

Siem Reap: Kompong Phluk Stilted Village Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Siem Reap Shuttle
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From US$ 24 US$ 21.60 per person

Take a half-day tour by air-conditioned vehicle and motorized boat. Float alongside homes, shops, and schools and also take a rowing boat ride around the flooded forest as an option.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from your hotel/accommodation in Siem Reap. Please provide your accommodation details upon booking and be ready for pickup at your hotel 30 minutes before the tour start time.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the ride in a comfortable luxury air-conditioned vehicle
  • Visit the pagoda or local market in the Kompong Phluk area
  • Board the motorised boat and ride around the stilted houses
  • Decide to take the small canoe ride in flooded forest (only in rainy season)
Full description
Start with hotel pick-up or go to the meeting point to board your vehicle, a shared air-conditioned mini-bus with a tour guide, or private vehicle (with optional guide), according to the option chosen. Kompong Phluk is 30 kilometers south-east of Siem Reap. Visit the pagoda or local market first, then go by motorized boat on a tour of the stilted buildings. See where the people have courageously adapted to some of the most unimaginable conditions, all with a big smile on their faces. Enjoy the beautiful atmosphere in this one-of-a-kind village from the comfort of the boats. The guide, if present, explains the history, culture, and lifestyle of the villagers. The villages are surrounded by mangrove forest. Take an optional side-trip of the flooded forest on a rowing boat, available October to January. The motorboat stops at a small floating cafe, a good place to see the sun go down. After this awe-inspiring experience, you will return to the hotel around 1:30 pm for your own leisure time.
Includes
  • Cold towels
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Professional English-speaking guide for shared mini-bus option
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by high-quality vehicle
  • Vehicle insurance and liability
  • Licensed white gloves drivers
  • Motorized boat fee for shared mini-bus option
  • Life-jackets
  • Guide for private tours ($30)
  • Entrance fee of US$2 per person
  • Motorized boat fee for private tours option
  • Rowing boat ride
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Meals and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Motorized boat fee is not included for private tour options. The fee depends on the size of the boat: small boats for 1 to 4 persons are $35 per boat, 5 to 8 persons $45 per boat
  • Dress code is comfortable and casual
  • Not suitable for infants
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not suitable for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Pick-up time is 8 to 8:30 AM or 1 to 1:30 PM according to option chosen; tours leave the office at 8:30 AM and 1:30 PM sharp
  • Please note: tour options by private vehicles do not include a guide. In these cases, customers may contact the local supplier directly to book a guide as an add-on. The guide will require a seat in the vehicle.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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Great Afternoon

We had a lovely time on this trip. Our guide was excellent; very talkative and informative. He spoke English very well and was quite entertaining too. The motorboat ride was good, but mind your head when standing up. We slowly went around the winding waterways and saw numerous stilted houses and the villagers way of life. So many villagers smiled and waved as the kids played, the men fished and the women did their daily chores. We saw the sunset over Tonle Sap which was really magnificent. Great afternoon. Thank you to Siem Reap Shuttle.

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October 18, 2018

Very Interesting community on stilts

I booked the 1:30pm tour for the sunset but went with a new friend. We got picked up before 1:20pm and were brought to the main office. From there we headed out on a bus to the lake. We stopped at the boat port. Then we walked a bit and boarded a big motor boat which chugged along the river and eventually wound it's way around Kampong Phluk. We stopped at a floating restaurant with gift shop and alligator farm. You can pay 5 dollars per person to get into a small two person canoe and the lady owner will row you around the forest. This is scenic and peaceful but we got hi-jacked by a floating store and they pestered us to buy overpriced drinks and snacks. It was difficult to say no. Then we got back onto the big boat and went out to the lake for the sunset. We got back to town 7pm. We read stories about tours stopping at orphanages and schools for professional begging but this tour company is reputable and didn't do that. So, in short, it was a very pleasant tour and so we recommend it.

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October 17, 2018

Le plus beau souvenir du Cambodge, grâce à notre guide Bunny Tha. C’est un guide exceptionnel, d’une gentillesse infinie! Il a su, grâce à son expérience, rendre cette expérience inoubliable. Il connaît le village et les besoins réels des habitants. C’est une véritable immersion dans la vraie vie Cambodgienne. Je ne le remercierai jamais assez pour ce moment!

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January 16, 2020

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