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Tonle Sap Secrets, Siem Reap tour

Tonle Sap Secrets

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When the heat and crowds of the city get a bit much, join this Siem Reap tour to spend a day out on the water among the floating villages and farms of Tonle Sap. Recharge on the lake where villagers fish and farm is the perfect antidote to Angkor overload (it happens).

 

Highlights:
  • Travel by remork (Cambodian tuk tuk) and local boat.
  • Visit a floating and stilted fishing village on the Tonle Sap Lake.
  • See seasonal Cambodian agriculture and aquaculture activities such as a duck farm prahoc (Cambodian fish paste) making, lotus and cricket harvesting.
  • Explore a local village and Buddhist Monastery
  • Enjoy Khmer snacks.

Tour style:Local Life & Culture, Food, Cuisine & Markets
Inclusions:

Transport (remork and local boat), local English speaking guide, Khmer snacks.


Exclusions:

Items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for drivers or guide.


Group size:Maximum 12
Schedule details:
  • Duration:5 hours
  • Meeting point:

    In front of King’s Road Angkor - a modern Khmer style market. Address: Corner of 7-Makara & Achar Sva Street, Old Market Bridge, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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  • Start time: 8.00 AM
  • Finish point:

    Drop off at centrally located hotels in Siem Reap.


Additional information :
  • Voucher exchange details:

    Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the day tour in Siem Reap.

  • Confirmation of booking:

    If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    If you make your last minutes booking, you should call to our local hotline number to check the availability

  • Additional information:

    For most of the year it is hot when exploring. The guide will make regular stops where you can purchase water and snacks. Please keep hydrated and bring sunscreen and hats to protect yourself from the sun.

  • Dress standard:

    Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.

  • Child policy:

    Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

  • Language: English

Itinerary:

Discover Siem Reap's secrets as you explore by remork (Cambodian tuk tuk) on a half day tour in Siem Reap. Leaving Siem Reap we travel through the countryside to Tonle Sap Lake.

The Tonle Sap one of the world’s most productive bodies of fresh water. In the wet season, the Tonle Sap Lake swells to 12,000 km². During the dry half of the year, the lake shrinks to as small as 2,500 km², draining into the Tonle Sap River. Each year, millions of fish come to spawn in the seasonally flooded forest surrounding the lake, attracting a myriad of water birds as well as people, who have settled in villages along the shores and who live with the rhythm of the water. This ecosystem was classified as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1997.

Take a boat trip around the lake to see floating villages and get a taste for life ruled by monsoonal rains and water-based agriculture. Afterwards jump back on the remork to return to Siem Reap.

Take the back roads back to town on this half day tour in Siem Reap and witness seasonal agricultural activities like cricket catching, rice planting and harvesting, smoking fish, fish paste (prohoc making), and duck farming. Stop at a local village to pick up Khmer snacks and explore. Visit a Buddhist monastery before heading home.


Your trip:

This day tour in Siem Reap is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12.

Tipping:

If you are happy with the services provided a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Urban Adventures destinations.