Kompong Phluk Half Day Special - [$38]
We leave Siem Reap at 8:30 am and travel south/east through small beautiful rural villages and rice fields towards the great lake. Depending on the time of year and the current water levels we go as far as we can by road where our boats will be waiting for you. We travel the rest of the way by boat down the Kompong Phluk river and into the main village.
The village is home to approx 3000 predominately Khmer fishing people, where, depending on the time of year, we will either sail on through the main street of the village (when the water is high the roads become a river) or walk along it in the low water level season. Whichever way its a great opportunity to see how the rural fishing villages work/live and go about there daily tasks. There are a few schools, large Buddha pagoda and many stilted homes towering some 9 meters high to adapt to the changing water levels. It is a lovely peaceful place to visit anytime of the year, as well as seeing how a vast majority of Cambodians live as fishermen or farmers and get an insight into their way of life.
From there we transfer into our small boats and row you through the flooded forest of Kompong Phluk (or if the water levels are low we walk through the treetop canopy walkway). The name of Kompong Phluk means “Harbor of the tusks”. We then proceed onto the great lake itself and see the small floating village which moves in and out depending on the water levels, as the community works around the seasonal variance of the great lake as the actual level of the lake can vary by up to 10 meters.
All our boats are licensed and captained by experienced drivers and all include life jackets. We also have back up boats as with all our tours the Kompong Phluk special half day includes everything with no more to pay. We only have limited numbers and specialize in taking smaller groups so booking is recommended at least the day before. Booking can be done via the website or leading hotels and travel agents in Siem Reap.
Drift through the flooded forest(seasonal)
Explore Kompong Phluk by boat
See the Great Lake
Experience the way of life for the locals
- Pick up and return to your hotel in Siem Reap pick up at 8:30 am return at 1:00 pm
- English speaking guide
- We use either air conditioned cars or minivans depending on the group size
- All check point fees
- All boats including the smaller flooded forest boats(seasonal)
- Water / soft drinks and fruits
- Tour the village of Kompong Phluk
- Tour the forest
- Tour the great lake visit the grand Pagoda
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Confirmation will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability
Hotel pickups commence prior to start time of tour. Pick up time will be allocated on confirmation of booking
Pick up times are subject to slight change due to local traffic conditions
Children 10 years old or under, half price. 5 years old or under are Free.
Please pay the guide at the start of the tour ($USD or Cambodian Riel)