Tonle Sap Lake Secret Tour near Siem Reap
08.00 – 12.00 hrs
Discover Siem Reap's secrets as you explore by Remork (Cambodian tuk tuk) with an English speaking guide. Leaving Siem Reap we travel through the countryside to Tonle Sap Lake. The Tonle Sap one of the world’s most productive bodies of fresh water. In the wet season, the Tonle Sap Lake swells to 12,000 km². During the dry half of the year, the lake shrinks to as small as 2500 km², draining into the Tonle Sap River. Each year, millions of fish come to spawn in the seasonally flooded forest surrounding the lake, attracting a myriad of water birds as well as people, who have settled in villages along the shores and who live with the rhythm of the water.
This ecosystem was classified as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1997. Take a boat trip around the lake to see floating villages and get a taste for life ruled by monsoonal rains and water-based agriculture. Afterwards jump back on the remork to return to Siem Reap. Take the back roads back to town seeing a duck farm, a Khmer fish paste (prahoc) factory and seasonal rice planting and harvesting. Stop at a local village to pick up Khmer snacks and explore. Visit a Buddhist monastery before heading home.
Tour departure: Pick up from your hotel
Departure time: 08:00 - O8:30
Duration (approximate): 4-5 hours.
Transfer from/to hotel included YES
Meals included NO
Language Only available in English.
Maximum 12 Pax
This program is not operated 11-17 Apr 13
Pick up location: Hotel lobbies at centrally located hotels.
Children must be at least six years of age and not yet 12 years old on the day of travel. On this trip it is required the any children booked carry their passport with them as proof of age. There may be extra charges applied in the event that any child does not have proof of age. An adult is 12 years and older.
Notes (Standard dress): Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend you wear modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.
Notes (Tipping): If you are happy with the services provided a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Urban Adventures destination.
- Air conditioned vehicle transfer from/to hotel.
- English speaking guide.
- Remork (Cambodian tuk tuk) & local boat.
- Khmer snacks.
- Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, insurance etc.
- Other service not mentioned on this program.