Water activity

From Siem Reap: Tonle Sap Floating Village Tour

4.1 / 5

51 reviews

Activity provider: Khmerdetours
Water activity

From Siem Reap: Tonle Sap Floating Village Tour

Activity provider: Khmerdetours

From US$ 38 per person

Take a guided tour of Tonle Sap Lake to visit the floating villages of Siem Reap, complete with floating schools, markets and more. The 4-hour trip includes an English-speaking guide, a cruise, and round-trip transportation from your Siem Reap hotel.

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Duration 4 hours
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Small group
Limited to 11 participants


  • Cruise around the floating villages of Siem Reap in a private boat
  • See floating houses, markets, schools and even churches
  • Learn how the floating villages came about and how they will survive
  • Look out for the birdlife from the neighboring bird sanctuary
  • Get round-trip transfers from Siem Reap hotels
Full description
Get a unique experience while in Siem Reap as you head for the Tonle Sap Lake to explore the famous floating villages. Immerse yourself in an intriguing atmosphere and watch the locals go about their daily life in their extraordinary aquatic environment. On route to the port we will have an opportunity to stop and take some photos of the lotus flowers which are a deeply important flower in Buddhism. Visit one of the largest of the floating villages located on the Tonle Sap Lake, traveling by boat with a private guide. Home to Khmer and ethnic Vietnamese and Cham communities, let your guide explain how life evolved around the lake, how life continues to this day and what threats the communities and their dwellings face. Visit the floating crocodile and fish farm (depending on current water levels) and then onto the famous Queen Tara in the heart of the floating village for lunch and a couple of free drinks. Look out for the local bird life. The reserve is home to a bird sanctuary and attracts a rich array of birds, from painted stork to a large colony of spot billed pelicans. Departure time 10:00. Each tour lasts approximately 4 hours door-to-door, taking you from your Siem Reap accommodation to the heart of the “Great Lake” as it is popularly called.
  • Transportation
  • Expert guide
  • Private boat trip
  • Cold towels
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Children 10 or under are half price, children 5 or under are free
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 51 reviews

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An excellent trip. I was picked at my hotel as a solo traveller and joined a friendly group. The guide was very helpful and spoke reasonable English albeit with a strong Cambodian accent. Once on the lake the crocodile farm was an experience and being from a floating home myself I found the floating village and the lifestyle of its people to be fascinating and their problems strangely familiar.

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April 1, 2023

Wer einen Tag eine ruhige Tour sucht ist hier richtig. Der Guide war sehr gechilled/ ruhig was wir auch schon anders erlebt haben. Englisch nicht ganz so gut und Infos ganz ok. Wir hatten vorher eine Tour Angkor wat, da gibt es natürlich auch mehr zu erzählen - vielleicht lag es daran. Nichts besonderes, aber wenn man mal ein schwimmendes Dorf gesehen haben will, ok. A) stop bei einer Lotus Farm ( ganz nett, aber nichts besonderes) B) Bootsfahrt zu einer kleinen krokodilfarm mit souvegnirshop C) Weiterfahrt auf ein grosses Boot der australischen verantstalterfirma mit lunch (sehr lecker) D) Rückfahrt auf dem Boot und ab via Kleinbus ins Hotel Ganz ok um ein schwimmendes Dorf zu sehen und nen ruhigen Tag ausserhalb des Hotels zu verbringen.

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April 1, 2023

Our trip had seven companions. On the way visited a lotus farm that let us knew the benefit of lotus' gossamer which can produce a fabric, hammock, etc. We enjoyed with Tonle Sap boat trip and lunch on Queen Tara Boat. Also, this trip is a convenience for us which we wouldn't deal with the local car, tuk-tuk, boat, or etc.

April 1, 2023

Product ID: 15032