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Tonlé Sap Tours

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Tonlé Sap

This great lake covering 1,000 square miles (2,600 square kilometers) is not only the largest body of fresh water in Southeast Asia, it’s also a UNESCO-designated biosphere due to its remarkable natural features. The flow of water in Tonlé Sap changes direction twice during the course of the year, expanding and contracting with the seasons.


The Basics

Most travelers choose to experience Tonlé Sap by boat, whether en route between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh or during a daytime or sunset dinner cruise. Depending on the option chosen, a sightseeing boat ride might include a visit to Chong Khneas floating village of stilted houses, a fish and crocodile farm, and a meal at a traditional Khmer floating restaurant. 


Those with an interest in the lake’s biodiversity can opt for a day trip to Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary, a biosphere reserve that’s home to more than 150 bird species.


Things to Know Before You Go

  • Tonlé Sap is a must-see for adventure travelers and first-time visitors.
  • Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat when cruising the lake.
  • Many boat tours on the lake include hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Tonlé Sap day trips can last anywhere from four to nine hours, depending on the option chosen.


How to Get There

Most tours of the lake depart from Chong Khneas, located 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) south of Siem Reap. The easiest way to get to the lake is on a guided tour.


When to Get There

From November to May—the country’s dry season—Tonlé Sap empties into the Mekong River, making the lake’s natural features much less spectacular. If you want to get out on the lake when it’s at its largest, plan to visit during the rainy season (August and September) when the waters reverse and the enormous lake forms. Water levels are at their lowest between April and June. The best bird viewing happens between December and April.


The People of Tonlé Sap

Spend some time on the lake, and you’ll quickly realize that most residents of the stilted houses and floating villages are fishermen. Many of these families are ethnic Vietnamese who’ve been in the trade for decades. For the most authentic view of life on the lake, head farther afield to the villages near Kampong Chhnang and Pursat.

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Sunset Dinner on Tonle Sap Lake with a Floating Village TourDay Cruises

Sunset Dinner on Tonle Sap Lake with a Floating Village Tour

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Experience the magic of Tonle Sap Lake at twilight on this romantic 4-hour dinner cruise from Siem Reap, including hotel pick-up. First, enjoy a small boat cruise around the floating village, lotus fields and crocodile farms of Chong Khneas. Then, board the Taras floating restaurant for a delicious buffet dinner and enjoy unlimited cocktails as you watch the sunset over the lake.
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Half-Day Tour of Floating Village and Tonle Sap Lake by BoatDay Cruises

Half-Day Tour of Floating Village and Tonle Sap Lake by Boat

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Set sail for a scenic 4-hour cruise around Tonle Sap Lake from Siem Reap, including hotel transfers and lunch. Hop aboard a traditional longtail boat and drift through the floating village of Chong Khneas, stopping to admire the lotus fields and peek into a crocodile and fish farm along the way. Finally, arrive at the Tara floating restaurant, where you can tuck into a delicious meal, sip complimentary cocktails and relax in a hammock as you soak up the views.
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Sunset on Tonle Sap LakeNature & Wildlife

Sunset on Tonle Sap Lake

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To see the real local life on the lake. Enjoy the most beautiful, peaceful, sunset, and experience in a lifetime.
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Half-Day Kompong Phluk, Tonle Sap Lake from Siem ReapDay Cruises

Half-Day Kompong Phluk, Tonle Sap Lake from Siem Reap

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Whole communities thrive at the edges of Tonlé Sap, South-East Asia's largest freshwater lake. Expect to learn how Khmer people have begun to live in houses built on stilts and hear how the locals live and interact within this unique ecosystem during this half-day tour. Your professional guide is the key to understanding Kompong Phluk and reveals highlights of the floating villages that are difficult to access on your own.
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Romantic Sunset Dinner on Tonle Sap LakeHalf-day Tours

Romantic Sunset Dinner on Tonle Sap Lake

Experience the magic of Tonle Sap Lake at twilight on this romantic 4-hour dinner cruise from Siem Reap, including hotel pick-up. First, enjoy a small boat cruise around the floating village, lotus fields and crocodile farms of Chong Khneas. Then, board the Taras floating restaurant for a delicious buffet dinner and enjoy unlimited cocktails as you watch the sunset over the lake. - Travel by boat and see the sights from the water - Informative, friendly and professional guide - Free drinks included - Buffet dinner included - All-inclusive tour - Family friendly
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 Floating Village Tour Kampong Phluk Group TourHalf-day Tours

Floating Village Tour Kampong Phluk Group Tour

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We will pick you up from your hotel in Siem Reap by our local tour guide with minivan (please make sure you provide your hotel information at time of booking). Discover Cambodian’s traditional life on Tonle Sap lake by visiting the Kompong Phluk floating village. Kompong Phluk is a permanent community that has based its economy on fishing and is surrounded by flooded forest. During the dry season, you will be able to sight stilt houses rising up to 8 meters in the air while in the wet season, the water rises to within one meter of the edifices. Embark with this small group which will allow you to share not only your sightseeing experience but also sharing travel cost when visiting Kompong Phluk village. This half-day tour will allow you to discover one of the most interesting floating villages that lie on the TonLe Sap lake. Have a high regard for people’s living while you will end your tour admiring the sunset over this gigantic lake.
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3-Day Majestic Angkor Wat, Siem Reap and Tonle Sap Lake TourMulti-day Tours

3-Day Majestic Angkor Wat, Siem Reap and Tonle Sap Lake Tour

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Immerse yourself in ancient history and Cambodian culture on a private, 3-day tour of Angkor Archeological Park and Tonle Sap Lake. With two full days to explore the Angkor temples, you can see top destinations, then leave crowds behind at exquisite temples set outside the main site. After your time in Angkor, cruise Tonle Sap Lake to spot remarkable birds and see a traditional fishing village on stilts.
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Kompong Phluk and Tonle Sap Lake Sunset TourCultural Tours

Kompong Phluk and Tonle Sap Lake Sunset Tour

Witness the magical sunset over Tonle Sap Lake on this romantic evening cruise from Siem Reap. First, head to the floating village of Kompong Phluk to enjoy a small boat cruise around the stilted houses, waterfront pagodas and flooded forests. Then, board a floating restaurant for a delicious buffet dinner (included) and enjoy unlimited cocktails as you watch the sunset over the lake.
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Sunset Cruise with Optional Buffet Dinner from Phnom PenhSunset Cruises

Sunset Cruise with Optional Buffet Dinner from Phnom Penh

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See the capital at its most magical as you glide past the glittering Phnom Penh skyline on this 2-hour sunset dinner cruise, including hotel pick-up. Cruise past the Royal Palace, along the Mekong River and through the floating villages of Tonle Sap, then tuck into a delicious BBQ dinner on-board. Finally, sip a complimentary cocktail as you watch the sunset over Phnom Penh and Silk Island.
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Half-Day Sailing Adventure on Tonle Sap LakeDay Cruises

Half-Day Sailing Adventure on Tonle Sap Lake

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Grab your camera and experience the wild beauty of Tonle Sap Lake on this 3-hour cruise from Siem Reap. Set sail to explore the lake’s floating villages and flooded forests, stopping along the way to admire the stilted houses and waterside pagodas. Then, get an insight into local life as you watch fishermen at work, glide through the lively floating markets and peek into a floating school.
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Floating Village Sunset Group TourDay Trips

Floating Village Sunset Group Tour

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Just south of Siem Reap, the lush countryside and floating villages of Tonle Sap Lake make a popular choice for a day trip. This tour takes you away from the crowds to one of the less-visited floating villages—Mey Chrey—where you can meet the locals, visit a traditional market, and learn about local life and culture. An afternoon departure means you’ll arrive in time to watch the magnificent sunset over the lake.
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Tonle Sap Lake - Fishing Village & Flooded ForestHalf-day Tours

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Tonle Sap Lake - Fishing Village & Flooded Forest

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Explore the countryside and the real life of Cambodian local people. Take the boat cruise to visit the fishing villages, flooded forest and learn about the world’s second largest freshwater Tonle Sap Lake.     
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Silk Island Half-Day Lunch Cruise and Tour from Phnom PenhHalf-day Tours

Silk Island Half-Day Lunch Cruise and Tour from Phnom Penh

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Escape the city for a scenic half-day cruise to the Silk Island from Phnom Penh, including hotel pick-up. Sail past the floating villages and fishing farms of the Mekong River, as you sip cocktails and tuck into a delicious BBQ lunch (included) on-board. After docking on the island, get a taste of local life as you visit the temples, silk plantations and villages, then learn about the island’s silk production as you tour a silk farm.
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Sunset Cruise on Tonle SapSunset Cruises

Sunset Cruise on Tonle Sap

Experience the magic of a Cambodian sunset with a romantic evening cruise around Tonle Sap lake. Hop aboard a traditional wooden boat for a scenic 3-hour cruise and take in the highlights of Southeast Asia’s largest lake, a protected UNESCO biosphere reserve. Get a glimpse of local life as you drift past floating villages and stilted homes, and watch fishermen casting their nets, then enjoy complimentary drinks and nibbles as the sunset casts red and orange hues across the lake.
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Kompong Phluk Village and Tonle Sap Lake Half-Day TourFull-day Tours

Kompong Phluk Village and Tonle Sap Lake Half-Day Tour

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- Personalized experience of Angkor Archeological Park from Siem Reap - Explore in an intimate group limited to 10 people - Stay cool with hotel pickup and drop-off in an air-conditioned vehicle - Discover historical info you may have missed if exploring on your own
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Tonle Sap Cruise Small-Group TourHalf-day Tours

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Tonle Sap Cruise Small-Group Tour

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Discover Siem Reap's secrets by remork (Cambodian tuk tuk) on a half-day, small-group tour. Take a boat trip on the Tonle Sap lake through floating and stilted villages. See seasonal agricultural activities of rice planting and harvesting, making fish paste, duck farming and cricket catching! Explore a local village, where you will sample Cambodian snacks and visit a Buddist monastery
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Kompong Kleang Tour - floating Village on the Tonle Sap LakeDay Trips

Kompong Kleang Tour - floating Village on the Tonle Sap Lake

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Tonle Sap Day Trip and Floating Village from Siem ReapDay Trips

Tonle Sap Day Trip and Floating Village from Siem Reap

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Thousands of fishing families live along the Tonle Sap, South-East Asia's largest freshwater lake. On this private tour, you'll learn how Tonle Sap sustains the region's fishers and farmers, and how locals live and work in the floating villages that dot the lake edge. You'll see the locals work, but also how they relax and celebrate with a visit to Siem Reap's cultural village and a traditional Khmer dance performance over dinner.
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      Phnom Penh Sunset Cruise Including BBQ and DrinksDay Cruises

      Phnom Penh Sunset Cruise Including BBQ and Drinks

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      Experience the Cambodian capital at its most atmospheric on this 2.5-hour sunset cruise from Phnom Penh, including hotel pick-up. Sail out of the city for a scenic cruise along the Tonle Sap lake and Mekong Rivers, and watch the sunset over landmarks like the Royal Palace and the floating villages of the Mekong. Finally, tuck into a delicious BBQ dinner on-board and enjoy unlimited drinks as you glide past the illuminated city skyline.
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      Kompong Phluk Village and Tonle Sap Lake Half-Day Tour From Siem ReapDay Cruises

      Kompong Phluk Village and Tonle Sap Lake Half-Day Tour From Siem Reap

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      Get a taste of rural Cambodia on this 5-hour tour from Siem Reap, including hotel pick-up. Cruise around the serene Tonle Sap Lake and keep your camera to hand as you glide through the flooded forest, admire the stilted houses of Kompong Phluk village and pass a scenic panorama of floating markets, fish farms and rice paddies.
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      Phnom Kulen and Tonle Sap Sunset Cruise Day ToursAttraction Tickets

      Phnom Kulen and Tonle Sap Sunset Cruise Day Tours

      The Phnom Kulen National Park is home to the Thousand Lingas, one of Cambodia’s most important Hindu sites. On this tour, combine a morning tour of the national park with an afternoon visit to Tonle Sap Lake. Visit the Reclining Buddha Statue and take a swim beneath a waterfall at Phnom Kulen, then cruise around Tonle Sap and experience local life in the floating village of Kampong Phluk.
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      Mekong and Tonle Sap River Sunset Cocktail Cruise with Dinner OptionNight Cruises

      Mekong and Tonle Sap River Sunset Cocktail Cruise with Dinner Option

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      See Cambodia’s Royal Palace from the water during a 1.5- to 2.5-hour sunset cruise from Phnom Penh. As you motor along the banks of the Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers, enjoy the evening breeze while you sip delicious cocktails accompanied by appetizers (if option selected). Upgrade to include a sumptuous barbecue dinner made from fresh ingredients paired with French wines.
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      • 2 hours 30 minutes
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      Explore Siem Reap 2 Days Private ToursOvernight Tours

      Explore Siem Reap 2 Days Private Tours

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      Explore Siem Reap 2 Days Private Tours is the best choice for your holiday in Siem Reap,  Cambodia to visit the world heritage site of UNESCO and the natural biosphere of the largest lake in south east Asia and it known as Tonle Sap and we selected the most highlighted to add in the tours itinerary as Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom , Bayon, Elephants Terrace, Ta Promh and watch sunset at the ancient temple of Angkor park at Pre Rup temple and another unique of the tours activities is to visit the floating village on the Tonle Sap Lake and go by cruise around the floating village.
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