Sunset Tour of Floating Village ($38 per person)
Tour the floating village with floating houses, markets, villages & schools – then enjoy a beautiful sunset on the Queen Tara. The Sunset Tour with its ‘all-you-can-drink’ offer is simply the best way to experience the floating villages in the evenings.
The best way to experience the sunset over the floating village on the Tonle Sap Lake, this unique River Boat Tour is great for families, groups or single travelers. Experience the Floating Villages then relax aboard the famous Queen Tara, the biggest boat on the lake.
The Queen Tara Boat Sunset Tour will begin at 3:30pm, 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 port we will have an opportunity to stop and take some photos 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 (if requested).
Once on the water we will stop at the Crocodile & Fish Farm to learn about some of the trades people on the life 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. 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 with unrivaled views of the floating village and of course the best place to watch the sunset.
There you will enjoy a well-deserved buffet meal and all you can drink including Cocktails for free. Afterwards you can lie back in a hammock, take a seat on the viewing deck or get your photo taken at the steering wheel. Watch as other tour groups drive past on their rickety little boats whilst you chill out, relax, and enjoy the comfort & luxury of the biggest boat on the lake. And if the weather is good, you will get a first class view of a spectacular sunset, the likes of which you will never forget. Even if there isn’t a sunset, the magnificent & unique cloud linings that form above the great lake are always a spectacle to behold. At about 6:45pm you’ll leave the Queen Tara and head back to the port where your air-conditioned vehicle will be waiting to transport you directly home to your Hotel or Guesthouse.
The Queen Tara is moored in a prime location at the entrance of The Great Tonle Sap Lake. It is Siem Reap’s biggest floating restaurant and bar with a fascinating history serving as a cargo boat for the lake community.
Now lovingly restored, it is ideally positioned to enjoy the best views of the sunset over the lake and the nearby floating villages.