Floating Village Tour- 9:00am-12:00pm
Tour the floating village with floating houses, markets, villages & schools – then chill out on the Queen Tara with fresh fruit and a cold drink.
The Floating Village and Port are located less than 15km from Siem Reap. It is the perfect place to visit on the Tonle Sap Lake for those that don’t have the time to explore Prek Toal or Kompong Phluk.
The Queen Tara Boat Half Day Tour will begin at 9am when we pick you up from your Hotel or Guesthouse in an air-conditioned vehicle. Our friendly and knowledgeable tour guides speak English (and Khmer of course) and they will ensure that you enjoy your tour, pointing out areas of local interest along the way and answering any questions you may have. It takes about 20 minutes to reach the port. On route to the Queen Tara Boat we will have an opportunity to stop and take some photo of the lotus flowers (seasonal) which are a deeply important flower in Buddhism. Upon arrival at the port you will exit the vehicle and board one of our mini Tara boats. The mini Tara boat will be driven by an experienced and safe local driver and you will be provided with a life jacket (upon request).
Once on the water we will stop at the Crocodile & Fish Farm to learn about some of the trades people on the lake work in. If catfish, crocodiles and large snakes don’t interest you, there is a souvenir shop and a viewing deck on board for you to purchase some presents for loved ones or take a few photos.
The boat ride through the floating village will allow you to see ordinary Cambodians going about their daily life in the floating village. Fishermen, boat-makers, markets, schools, spirit houses and waving children are always in plentiful supply on this mesmerizing scenic route, and it is not uncommon for the scenery to provoke silence on the Mini Tara, as guests take in the sights and sounds that surround them. Once the trip through the floating village is complete, your boat will dock with the Queen Tara – the Biggest boat on the Tonle Sap Lake.
We have a quick stop there you will enjoy a well-deserved fruit and a cold drink for free!