Tara Boat Tours of the Floating Villages & Flooded Forests of Chong Khneas, Kompong Phluk & Prek Toal on Tonle Sap Lake, Siem Reap, Cambodia
About the Tara Boat

The Biggest Boat on the Tonle Sap Lake

At over 41 metres in length, with a 120ft steel haul and weighing in at over 100 dry tonnes, the Tara is the biggest boat on the Tonle Sap Lake. Known locally as the ‘Freedom Boat’, it was originally used for the Cambodia-Vietnam run, and is capable of carrying more than 300 people.

Captain's Bridge at SunsetLarge Dining AreaThe Biggest Boat on the Lake

Comfort & Luxury on the Tonle Sap

With a viewing deck, comfortable seating, hammocks, a bar, a large dining area and multiple toilets / bathrooms – the Tara offers a level of comfort and luxury which other boats on the Tonle Sap cannot begin to rival. Get your photo taken at the captain’s bridge or wave at other tour groups as they drive by on their rickety boats, whilst you sip from a cold beer in a comfy chair, enjoying the stunning views that the Tonle Sap has to offer. The Tara Riverboat awaits your inspection and the captain welcomes you abroard.

Lie back in a hammock & chill outTake a seat on the Tara & Relax

Food Fit for a King

Our tour guides are experienced and knowledgeable, and our drivers, waitresses & captain are all friendly and professional. Some of our team are also experienced cooks, and we offer a wide range of Western and Khmer dishes. It is food fit for a king, and it is all included in your tour price. We also have beers, cocktails, soft drinks, water and numerous spirits available on the Tara. Read our menu for more information.

The Tara has the capacity for more than 250Enjoy a Free meals on the Tara

Tara – Available for Hire!

Are you a tour agent with a very large group of important customers? An employer looking to motivate the team with a staff party they will never forget? A newly wed couple wanting to kick off your life together in a truly stunning location? If so, look no further than the Tara Boat. The Tara is capable of carrying more than 250 people, and is available for hire for private functions upon request. Enjoy a big buffet dinner then kick aside the tables and chairs and dance away to a live musician. Contact us for more information on booking the Tara for private functions.

Grab a few drinks on the Tara Viewing DeckSit back and enjoy the sunset

Why Use Tara Tours?

There are many reasons we feel we are unique in siem reap and conducting local tours is all we do:

  1. Tara riverboat company owns all their own equipment,this ensures we can control the quality,safety and thus welfare of all our customers
  2. ALL OUR staff are full time long term committed employees,they share our passion for conducting the most professional and fun tours possible
  3. All our staff are local people,they where in the most part born in the villages you will tour
  4. We focus on education,training and sustainable tourism. In fact we have set up many environmental projects and our current project is water filtration systems for villages we visit,through our educational.and awareness programs and supporting local businesses and suppliers doing the same
  5. We conserve resources where ever possible, through, but not limited to recycling, fuel saving, sustainable development by way of engineering solutions, rather than burning of forests and other materials, ie. Our boat are now converted to solar power replacing Fuel burning generator
  6. Giving  back programs.our commitment has and always will be that the Tara riverboat company. Which is a local company, sets aside 10% of all profits to be used in helping the local villages in sustainable  resources
  7. We are a  small specialised company promoting best practice and the management and all staff are only focussed on your enjoyment and safety
  8. we are a registered, licences and fully compliant company that comply with travel insurance, advisory and safety guidelines
  9. We understand that  for a company to succeed we require well priced, fun and hopefully education tours, we specialise in small groups from one person up. Nothing is more important to us than your safety and enjoyment. We do not run 30 different tours as we do not farm out our customers. We only run the tours we are specialising in running.
  10. All boats proudly using sustainable and environmentally friendly Bio Diesel
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  11. Tara proudly supports the Green Gecko environmental center. www.canbypublications.com , www.mrcmekong.org

Mission Statement

To ensure that each and every customer has a safe,enjoyable and unique travel experience... to promote best practice and sustainability through training and education of our most valuable asset..our employees.

Where is the Tara?

The Tara is located on the edge of the Great Tonle Sap Lake, a short boat ride from the port of Chong Khneas. Chong Khneas is less than 15km from Siem Reap – which is in the Northwest of Cambodia. You don’t have to worry about finding us though – we offer free air-conditioned pickup from your Hotel or Guest House in Siem Reap!

Map of Chong Khneas & the Tara



Tara Boat Tonle Sap Lake Tours from Siem Reap, Cambodia:

$23 - Halfday tours of the Floating Fillage of Chong Khneas in Siem Reap, Cambodia

$33 - Sunset Tours of the Flaoting Village of Chong Khneas  in Siem Reap, Cambodia

$55 - Tours of the Floating Village & Flooded Forest of Kompong Phuluk  in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Tour the Bird Sanctuary at the Prek Toal Biosphere Reserve in Siem Reap, Cambodia

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