what a fantastic experience , after getting picked up from my hotel on time , we were driven in a air conditioned mini bus to the boat station, after getting on the boat we were then taken up river out onto the tonle sap lake, where first we visited a crocodile farm, and also got to see how the locals live out on the lake which is a fantastic opportunity, and a real eye opener
after the crocodile farm , we was back on the boat for a short trip to the floating restaurant, where there is a free bar!! , also the food was great with plenty to around , while watching the sun set over Tonle sap lake, afterwards we were transported back to are hotels
this was a great trip and met some fantastic friendly people, would recommend this tour while in siem reap
We had an enjoyable time, especially as the guide was friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. We were a little disappointed since the big boat ,named Tara?, was not available.the floating village and the sunset were very special.
As a photography enthusiast, I booked this tour with a fantastic sunset shoot by the Tonle Sap in mind. However, the weather did not cooperate, and the skies turned darker as evening drew nearer. It would be good to keep in mind to take this trip, if you're one for sunsets, with minimal chance of rain in the weather forecast.
Nonetheless, the tour was well-organized. I was picked-up at my guesthouse on time, the guide speaks good English, the boat ride was quite smooth but it was a bit rough on the way back since it started raining, the floating restaurant where we had dinner was strategically located for awesome sunset shots, and the food served was great.
Overall, it was a good experience.
Tour was slightly boring. Didn't get to see sunset as the sky was cloudy.
This was my least favourite Viatour. It did not match up to expectations leaving out many of the things listed. Places we should have stopped at to look. The guide did not tell us much at all, granted it was difficult on the little boat because of noise levels. The one place we did stop which I would rather not have was the crocodile farm. What a disturbing place. Three crocodile of a fair size cramped into a tiny area under the jetty. It could only be described as a cess pit. There were empty drink bottles, little dead fish floating on the surface and lots of garbage. Also little children on small boats pulled up alongside the jetty almost naked draped with large snakes. The snakes has their eyes and mouths taped up.
The meal was passable and there was plenty of it. The unlimited drinks was a bit of a joke. Yes there were unlimited drinks. It just depends on what you drink. The sparkling wine...................a sickly red sparkling liquid. Any resemblance to wine was just fleeting! The white variety was non alcoholic. There was plenty of beer and spirits if that is your tipple.
Our guide was very attentive and caring, helping me on and off the little boat. On the negative side, he was badly in need of a handkerchief. On the journey back to the hotel he sniffed loudly the whole way and spat out of the window. Yuk, really off putting.
Note from Viator: Diane, thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and apologize that the floating village did not meet your expectations of cleanliness. We have reached out to our local supplier and made them aware of your concerns.
We realized we would not be able to make the trip due to our arrival in siem Reap. We tried to call and were cut off, and then no one answered. I sent an email but no response. Can't say I felt like I could use this service again. We would have rescheduled.
This was disappointing. We were in a small boat, didn't learn much from our guide, and the boat captain was pretty gross--spitting over the side, driving too close to other boats, and drinking beer during the tour. It was interesting to see the floating village and get a sense of how they live, but the visits to the church, school, and other sites were just drive-by's that were pointed out. The dinner was on a small floating restaurant, not one of the larger ones in that area. Overall, definitely not worth the time or money.
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