Floating Village Tour In Siem Reap - 9:00am-12:00pm ( $ 29 per person)(Children 10 years and under are half priced)
Unique cruise tours of the local floating fishing villages and lake with floating houses, markets, floating churches , floating vegetable gardens, complete floating villages & schools – then chill out on the Queen Tara with fresh local fruits and a cold drink for free.(voted best short lake and river cruise tour by travel guide Cambodia)
This is the largest floating villages in Cambodia, its home to some 6000 people, its a true fishing village near Siem Reap.
Sail into an adventure with Tara Riverboat
The Floating Villages and fishing villages are located less than 15km from Siem Reap. It is the perfect place to visit on the Tonle Sap Lake as its the closest fishing village to Siem Reap and is a large floating village,actually its 2 villages in one as our guide will point out on route.
The Queen Tara RiverBoat Half Day cruise will begin at 9am when we pick you up from your Hotel or Guesthouse in an air-conditioned vehicle or tuk tuk. Our friendly and knowledgeable tour guides speak English (and Khmer of course) they are a source of great insight as to how the floating villages work as mostly they where either born in the floating villages or very close by, and they will ensure that you enjoy your cruise and tour, pointing out areas of local interest along the way and answering any questions you may have. It takes about 10 minutes to reach the port and our traditional long tail riverboats. 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 long tails traditional type riverboats. these riverboats will be driven by an experienced and safe local driver and life jackets and toilets are available on all the vessels we operate for your safety and comfort.
Once on the water we will stop at the floating Crocodile & Fish Farm to learn about some of the trades people on the lake work in. If catfish or crocodiles 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. (ex cargo boat) Our very special riverboat is almost 100 years old, and has a great history to tell you,do take the time to explore our lovely Queen Tara Riverboat.
We have a quick stop there you will enjoy a well-deserved local fresh fruits and a cold drink for free!(also please note,all our boats we operate have toilets onboard for your comfort) after we leave the Queen Tara we will proceed back from the lake and into the river system and floating villages,passing the flooded forests(seasonal) and back to our transport waiting for us to depart back into town.
Like all our tours,no more to pay,zero scams,just good clean service with a smile.