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  • Location:Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Best Tonle Sap Cruise Small-Group Tour

Discover Siem Reap's secrets by remork (Cambodian tuk tuk) on a half-day, small-group tour. Take a boat trip on the Tonle Sap lake through floating and stilted villages. See seasonal agricultural activities of rice planting and harvesting, making fish paste, duck farming and cricket catching! Explore a local village, where you will sample Cambodian snacks and visit a Buddist monastery


  • 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
  • Explore a local village and Buddhist Monastery
  • Enjoy Cambodian snacks

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What You Can Expect

Best Tonle Sap Cruise Small-Group Tour

Tuk Tuk, Siem Reap

Travel by remork (tuk-tuk) through the outskirts of Siem Reap to the Tonle Sap Lake. Board your boat and cruise through Tonle Sap, observing life on the lake as you travel past floating fishing villages that have their own schools, shops, hospitals and even crocodile farms!

The lake is home to rare and endangered water birds and is unique for its flow of water, which changes direction twice a year. With the change in seasons, the lake has the ability to expand and shrink dramatically. At the height of the wet season, the lake can be more than 7,400 square miles (12,000 square kilometers) and provides half of the fish supply for Cambodia.

On the return journey to Siem Reap, take the back roads into town and get a glimpse of daily rural activities, such as rice planting and harvesting, duck farming, and making the popular but smelly fish paste. Stop at a local Buddhist temple, chat with the villagers and try the local snacks.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our guide was fantastic. Very well versed on everything local from the culture to the environment and loads of detail in between. Thoroughly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It was amazing. Tho this is my 2nd time to ton le sap , it's still as eye opening and i would say it's one of the must visit places in siem reap apart from the angkor temples. Our tour guide was really friendly and informative. He made sure to explain everything that we need to know.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I recommed this tour. Very interesting. The boat ride out to the villages was eye opening. You will see how the families live on the river. They have their own schools and stores. Take this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Excellent half day trip. The guide was great and very accomodating.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Great tour Good to see another way of life.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

We were transported in the local Tuk-Tuk. There were four in the convoy holding two passengers. Our guide was "M" who was our guide 2 day previously. Once again his command of the English language enabled him to explain in great detail what Tonle Sap was all about. It was a very hazy day. Recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Had a fun and informative time. Loved the Hammock bar

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

If you want to experience an amazing insight into a different way of life, or just need a break from exploring the temples, I 100% recommend this tour. I loved every part of this tour. The tuk-tuk ride outside of Siem Reap gives you a great view of the rice fields and the beautiful people of Cambodia. Boating through the town of Tonle Sap was such an eye-opener. To see the children climbing from house to house, the floating farms, and to be able to experience how people live so differently- that's the best part of traveling! I only had two days in Siem Reap and I extremely glad that I spent one of them on this tour.

James G
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Fantastic trip the tuk tuk ride was fun great going through the villages the lake was amazing our guide was fab don't miss it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Had a lovely time on this tour. The tuk tuk experience is the real deal as we get to travel along the city roads of Siem Reap and the dirt paths through villages. It's an eye opener to see and feel, and even smell the real conditions of navigating these roads.
Tip: Bring sunglasses and a mask to keep the wind and dust out of your face. I could literally feel the sand and dust particles hit my face as we sped along -- that's how real the experience was!

The cruise down the river, past Kampong Phluk and finally to the lake was leisurely and lovely. We got to see how these locals live their lives on the water, which is the whole point of this trip. A great morning spent on the lake.

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