Cruise Tonle Sap Lake to Kompong Phluk on a half-day tour from Siem Reap, and explore the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. You’ll see communities that thrive at the edge of the water, pass floating schools and markets, and visit a local home to get a glimpse of daily life and culture. This half-day Kompong Phluk tour includes all activities, as well as pickup and drop-off at Siem Reap hotels, and both morning and afternoon departures are available.
All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
it was a half day trip to a fishing village during which our tour guide Mr. Whaut told us a lot about the history of a region, about its kings and their capitals and temples. Local women from the village were riding boats through mangrove forest, which was very pleasant but too close to the main river. I imagined a deeper route. In general, if this was a longer trip, I would love to learn more about fishing practices of people inhabiting the village, about their life, if it is possible to organize in a non-intrusive way. Overall, was truly fascinating to see the place so unique and fragile, if one may think about the inevitable impact of globalization and climate change on this and other similar communities in the world.
Just when you think that Cambodia could not get any more beautiful, enter Kompong Phluk. Kompong Phluk is a colorful, floating fishing village outside of Siem Reap. Our tour guide, Vanlonh, captured our hearts from the very start. Vanlonh is warm and charming with an infectious smile. He takes great pride in his job and it shows he is a stand out among other tour guides. Our boat ride to Kompong Phluk on Tonle Sap Lake was picturesque and relaxing. Upon arriving at Kompong Phluk, we were met with smiling faces. The townspeople are very welcoming. In fact, I happened upon a one-room schoolhouse where elementary school-aged children were busy learning. The teacher noticed me and invited me in to speak with his students in English. Their command of the English language was impressive...far and away better than my Khmer. : Opt in on the canoe ride through the mangrove fields. It was easily the highlight of our day. Our canoe had the most adorable little copilot he smiled and played as his mother navigated us through the mangroves. What a treat!
Not worth doing. We went during down season but wasn't told this. The boat did not feel safe and we were not given life jackets. The water smells and is very dirty. For about 30min there is nothing to see. I do not recommend doing this during down season and it felt like we wasted a day.
I don't know where to start... The transfer arrived at 8.30 - I was waiting in the lobby for 1 hour, because they couldn't tell what will be the order of the pickups. After a 40 minutes uncomfortable ride in an uncomfortable bus: we arrived to a place what supposed to be a river.. but not. It was a dirty, little puddle. I really don't understand why someone organizing a tour to see the FLOATING VILLAGE, where NO FLOATING VILLAGE. In the dry season no water. : So.. It looks just dirty and miserable. Aftre the tour they took us to a restaurant in the lake which was not in the original program for eating. But it was 11 o'clock. Vanna our tour guide were brilliant and tried to make it more enjoyable, but nothing to see really. :
Had a great experience with the village of Kompong Phluk and wish I could have had more time there and less on Tonle Sap Lake, but maybe that's because I love people. The guide was great, charismatic and very cool.
A cool way to see a very different part for the world. The guide was great - although we could have gotten more information on what it is was like to live in the stilt village. It might be interesting to see if there is an appropriate way to get out and walk around - although I am sure that might be seen as disrespectful by some. We booked this the day before the tour, and the operator was great in communicating to us when our hotel pick up would be. Overall I thought they did a great job.
Trip is great and we managed to see the kampong life in the village. The ride through mangrove is enjoyable and relaxing. Saw live river prawn. The guide Reem as punctual. He is very helpful always ready to lend his hands to my mum who has difficulties in walking when on and off the boats.
This trip was great.. we spent time with the locals who lived in a jungle area and learned how they adjusted to the harsh conditions during the rainy season. Interacting with these people and touring in some remote areas, was a highlight of my trip. Our torn guide was awesome and so was our driver.