- 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
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.
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.
This was an excellent and interesting tour. The ride to the Tonle Sap was interesting and when on the water and at the floating village our guide answered all questions and gave his knowledge and descriptions making it a very good day. On our way back to Seam Reap we stopped and had a drink squeezed from sugar cane and were also given some freshly baked cakes. This, I believe is the best way to see and appreciate this unique lake.