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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.
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.
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.
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.
This was a really enjoyable half day. The tour guide was friendly and told us lots about the area and answered any of the questions we had. It was really nice to see a completely different way of life and get away from the tourist hustle and bustle of Siem Reap.
Quite a different experience from visiting the temples. A good guide who told our group a lot about Cambodia on our way to the floating village.
We left Siem Reap by tuk-tuk with our guide Vanny sounds like funny!, we were shown rice farms and explained their farming techniques. On the way we were taken to a local village market, where we were able to experience daily trading and taste local produce.
Vanny did a fantastic job in explaining the lifestyle of the people in the floating villages. We visited a floating crocodile farm. We saw floating duck and pig farms, even a floating school. We saw houses being moved to different areas of the lake. It was a real eye opener to a totally different lifestyle.
After the lake tour, Vanny took us to a Buddhist monastery and explained their daily lifestyle.
We also stopped at a roadside vendor for us to experience the local cuisine of crickets and silkworms! Horrified that we would even consider trying this, we did! It was quite enjoyable too. The crickets were crunchy...don't eat the legs! The silkworms were slightly softer and chewy in texture.
Overall a great experience.
From an Australian viewpont, it was confronting. The lives of people are a struggle. One comes back with a focus on what one can do to make a change.