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This tour is Amazing and worth for price with a nice conditioning MPV with a driver and our tour guide was great. He was well known with the area and gave us lots of interesting facts of Cambodia. His English was great. lunch on the boat was great which included 2 drinks..well worth the price....
This tour is perfect if your not spending much time in Siem Reap. We went to the rice fields and then to the lake. It was a beautiful sail across the lake as we sat at the front of the boat through the floating village. We then saw crocodiles farm, held a snake and had lunch on a nearby boat.
This tour was amazing!
Out guide was very knowledgeable. We stopped at a lotus farm on the way and he explained about lotuses. We even got to take one. The floating village you see while passing by on a boat but the guide points all out. The food was good and we relaxed on hammocks for 30 min at the end before going home.
My wife and I quite enjoyed this leisurely half day excursion after the previous 2 full days touring the Angkor Wat and surrounding Temples in high temperatures and humidity. The guide collected us from our Siem Reap hotel at 10h00 and en route to the lake pointed out the rice fields and a lotus farm to our small group. We stopped here for a short time and watched in fascination as the ladies laboriously cut the lotus stems and drew out the fibres which are made into yarn and, ultimately, clothing. On arrival at the water we boarded the boat and made our way up a rather muddy and litter-strewn creek to the main area of the lake which surprised us by being so vast - we could not see the other side. It was interesting to learn that within a few weeks the lake would become completely dry until the next rainy season. We passed many floating homes, primarily occupied by people from Vietnam, and arrived at a large platform with a souvenir shop, cafe and, surprisingly, a pen full of good-sized crocodiles taken from the lake and used for food and skins. They were kept in a rather small pen which did seem cruel but, sadly, probably no different than how some land-based farmers keep their cattle, sheep, chickens etc. We then re-boarded our boat and set off to have lunch on a nearby larger boat, the Queen Tara. Our guide took our lunch and drink orders from an extensive menu all included in the tour price and, after serving the drinks, then went off to cook the meals! This is not a fast-food restaurant and we did have to wait for some time, but in comfortable surroundings, including a hammock. The lunches were very tasty and we suffered no after ill-effects! but some of our group expressed their disappointment at not having time to navigate other parts of the lake before returning to Siem Reap However, we found it very peaceful and relaxing.and, overall, an interesting and enjoyable half day.
We had a great time. Our guide was very friendly and attentive. We enjoyed every moment of the tour. It was amazing to learn about the seed from its flower and fruit as well as the thread from the lotus stem. Lunch at Queen Tara was a great experience with our guide providing personal service from food to drinks. Its an experience that would stay in our mind :
A nice tour, with the right amount of time to savour the scenes and hear about the local sights and issues from a very well informed guide. Well worth doing!
We had a tourguide that was locally from there, but he didn't have an uniform or tourguide ID. He was nice and caring. We understood a lot more from him about the poor villagers and saw how those people lived. We went on the boat to floating shop with real crocodiles and the floating boat to have lunch. A child accompanied us on the boat giving tipped massage services on everyone's back if you accepted. Not that it is proper, but some liked it. It was empty on the floating restaurant, which made it very nice for us to explore around on the boat. There were hammocks where we relaxed in while waiting for our lunch. The lunch menu was quite simple and the amount of food was just about enough. All in all, it was a nice day.
The guide may not be an official certificated guide because he had no uniform and tourguide ID, but he was nice and caring. He shared lots of information with us from this place where he is originally from. We had a good understanding of the local villagers and the boattour. The floating restaurant was empty and privatized by only our group, which was nice. There were hammocks on the boat for us to relax, while waiting for our lunch. The rice dishes were a bit too simple. Seems the amount of food was just about enough. We visited the crocodiles at the floating shop and had a child accompanying us for tipped back massage.... Haha, some liked it, but some didn't find it proper.
Tonle Sap Lake is the seconde largest freshwater lake in the South East Asia. The month of April is the dry saison. The Lake is not beautiful at all, because the water is brownish and very dirty, the trash like the plastic bags and bottles were everywhere, plus the pollution by the tourism. The people live at the floating village is so poor. I can't enjoy this trip!
We are the only 2 people at this tour, so this is like our private tour. The Tour guide, the minibus driver and the boat driver are very nice people. the Meal at boat is pretty good. On the route it was very hot, but we got our 2 cold water only at final stop.
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