You should be grateful for what you have. I can not describe how poor these Cambodian people are. They live in cottages made of bamboo, floating on Tonle Sap Fresh water lake. Lake water is used to cook, drink and bath. Lake is also used as sewage!! This is real Survivor my friends. Must see.
This was an outstanding tour. Our guide, Vanny, was what made it as good as it was. He was knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, and gracious. The tuk tuk was clean and the driver was conscientious and timely. Vanny went the extra mile when we had lost an important document. He helped us to find it when it was above and beyond his job. Of all the tours we did on this trip many, Vanny was the best. The lake is an important part of the culture of Cambodia, and any visitor would benefit from seeing it and the people who live there. The stops along the way market, roadside snack vendors, duck farm, etc, are all very good parts of the tour. We give the tour an A and Vanny and A.
Our guide was fantastic. Very well versed on everything local from the culture to the environment and loads of detail in between. Thoroughly recommended.
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.
Allyson W USA
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!
Excellent half day trip. The guide was great and very accomodating.
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.
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
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
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.
A really good tour with a guide that spoke good English and had a good knowledge of the area, would love to return and see the lake in the wet season.
Kay T Australia
An eye opener especially the trip to the local market on the way, Well organised and Chino our guide was great.
We really enjoyed this tour, very interesting to see another side of the Camodian people and how they live. Our guide was vey knowledgeable and spoke English very well!
It was lovely.... Our tour guide, Dee, made this tour very memorable by taking us through a local village versus the typical tourist route...
I really enjoyed the tour of Tonle Sap. The boat ride was a lot of fun and the guide was friendIly and knowledgeable not only about the tour but also about Cambodian history and culture. I would recommend this tour and the guide, chan mol chay. Thank you for a memorable experience.
I was surprised to find myself alone with the guide for the tour but he was a great guide and he made the tour extremely interesting.
Carmel H Ireland
Very enjoyable tour.i think people should be aware of the amount of time spent in a tuc tuc on dirt road, inhaling a LOT of dust!lovely way to see the countryside.Not so sure about the Cambodian treats at the side of the road