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Siem Reap: Kompong Phluk Floating Village Half-Day Tour

1. Siem Reap: Kompong Phluk Floating Village Half-Day Tour

Start with hotel pick-up or go to the meeting point to board your vehicle, a shared air-conditioned mini-bus with a tour guide, or private vehicle (with optional guide), according to the option chosen. Kompong Phluk is 30 kilometers south-east of Siem Reap. Visit the pagoda or local market first, then go by motorized boat on a tour of the stilted buildings. See where the people have courageously adapted to some of the most unimaginable conditions, all with a big smile on their faces. Enjoy the beautiful atmosphere in this one-of-a-kind village from the comfort of the boats. The guide, if present, explains the history, culture, and lifestyle of the villagers. The villages are surrounded by mangrove forest. Take an optional side-trip of the flooded forest on a rowing boat, available October to January. The motorboat stops at a small floating cafe, a good place to see the sun go down. After this awe-inspiring experience, you will return to the hotel around 1:30 pm for your own leisure time.

Kompong Phluk Floating Village Tour from Siem Reap

2. Kompong Phluk Floating Village Tour from Siem Reap

Depart Siem Reap and travel south-east through rural villages and rice fields to reach Tonlé Sap Lake. Go as far as you can by road to board a boat, and then sail down the Kompong Phluk River. Arrive at a Khmer village of about 3,000 inhabitants who mainly make a living from fishing and farming. Depending on the weather and tidal conditions, sail along the main street or explore on foot and experience up close what life is like in rural Cambodia. Visit a few schools and see the large pagoda temple, along with many stilted homes, some up to 10 meters tall. Connect with a less hectic lifestyle and soak up the peace and quiet. Relax as you are rowed by small boat through the flooded forest to Tonlé Sap Lake, where the level can vary by up to 10 meters depending on the season. Make your way back down river to the minivan that will take you back to your hotel in Siem Reap.

Siem Reap Quad Bike Countryside Tour

3. Siem Reap Quad Bike Countryside Tour

Start the tour with a hotel pick-up in the company's distinctive tuk-tuk, and meet your local guide. Join a comprehensive safety instruction session at the company office and learn how to operate your quad bike. Start your journey though the villages around Siem Reap and enjoy the refreshing greenery of the remote and undisturbed countryside. Meet friendly locals with their water buffalos along the way and get a sense of authentic Cambodian rural life. If you have opted for one of the longer tour options, more delights await. On the 1.5-hour tour, explore a Buddhist monastery before returning to base. In addition to the monastery, the 2-hour tour stops at the centuries-old Angkorian temple with beautifully crafted stonework, away from the main tourist traps. The 3-hour tour option does all that and also includes a stop at a market for a refreshing drink and a bit of authentic local atmosphere. All tours starting after 4PM end with a mesmerizing sunset over the paddy fields, as the blue sky turns gold.  

Siem Reap: Morning Countryside Bike Tour

4. Siem Reap: Morning Countryside Bike Tour

Escape the bustle of city life and take a bike tour in Siem Reap's lush countryside. See how the locals live as you cycle to rice fields, mushroom farms, temples, markets, and more. Meet your guide and head to the bike shop to be fitted with a bike and helmet. Go over the safety rules and tour details before heading off through the back roads of Siem Reap. Cross the rural landscape and make your way into the small villages to learn how locals live, first-hand. Throughout the morning stop at rice fields, a market, mushroom farms, a rice wine distillery, Buddhist temples, and lotus farms. Browse village handicrafts and try regional snacks and fruits before heading back into Siem Reap.

Siem Reap: Countryside Cycle and Local Village Life Tour

5. Siem Reap: Countryside Cycle and Local Village Life Tour

As part of a small group or on your own private guided tour, journey beyond the city of Siem Reap on a trail bike where the paths get smaller and the air gets fresher. Starting with a convenient pickup from your hotel, head to the outskirts of the city by bike as the busy roads give way to tranquil rice fields. Your 4-hour cycling tour takes you to a typical Cambodian village where you will make many stops to gain a true insight into local village life. Your guide will lead you through the stunning countryside to a village where you will stop to meet the local people. Experience life as a local farmer when you visit a duck farm, learn all about the growth of rice — Cambodia's staple food — and sample local palm wine. Finish your tour at a lotus field as the sun is setting before returning to Siem Reap.

Angkor Region: 3-day Private Tour of Top Temples

6. Angkor Region: 3-day Private Tour of Top Temples

Day One:  Get picked up from your accommodation at 8:00 am by your driver and tour guide and travel directly to Beng Mealea, a sprawling jungle temple that covers over one square kilometer. Enjoy the adventurous and mysterious feeling of exploring a temple complex largely overrun by vegetation and off the beaten tourist path. Discuss your lunch preferences with your guide before stopping at a local restaurant. Afterwards, head to the floating village Kampong Phluk on Tonle Sap Lake, the largest lake in Southeast Asia. Enjoy a guided boat trip through the floating village. Then get dropped off back at your accommodation. Day Two:  Get picked up again at 8:00 am and purchase a 3-day temple pass before heading to the ancient city of Angkor Thom. Visit some small temples, including Chau Say Tevoda, Thommanon, and Ta Keo. Then head to the jungle temple Ta Prohm where the movie Tomb Raider was shot. Refuel afterwards with lunch at a local restaurant. Then make your way to the Buddhist temple of Banteay Kdei. Gain insight into the history of the powerful Khmer Empire before heading to Phnom Bakheng to see a gorgeous sunset. Day Three:  Get an early start at 5:00 am on the final day of the tour. Get picked up and see the sunrise at Angkor Wat. Following this, you can choose to visit more temples including Pre Rup and Banteay Samre. Then head to Banteay Srey, arriving before most of the crowds. Marvel at the most intricately carved temple in all of Angkor. Afterwards, see a traditional Khmer village and learn about palm sugar production. If you are interested, visit the Landmine Museum and learn how decades of conflict, foreign occupation, and brutal civil war and genocide have impacted Cambodia.  Afterwards, stop for lunch at a local restaurant. On the way back, stop at a few more temples such as East Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Pean, and Preah Khan, a fascinating vast monastic complex. The return trip will take you through many beautiful villages and provide you with great photo opportunities. Get dropped off back at your accommodation at the end of your day.

Siem Reap: Angkor Wat & Floating Village 2-Day Private Tour

7. Siem Reap: Angkor Wat & Floating Village 2-Day Private Tour

Explore the most exciting of Siem Reap's attractions, including several temples and the floating villages, on a two-day guided excursion with meals included. Day 1: Full-Day Angkor Sunrise Tour Start with an early morning to witness the sunrise at the extraordinary Angkor Wat and travel through the vast collection of ancient temples. Go through the central complex and learn about the history and symbolism of the temple. Once you've finished discovering Angkor Wat and had breakfast, head out into the center of Angkor Thom and enter the city through the Ancient Gate. From here, continue to Bayon Temple, known for the enigmatic towers representing the 54 provinces of the Great Khmer Empire. Continue to Ta Prohm Temple, which has been surrounded by jungle trees and vines, resulting in one of the most photogenic temples in the entire Angkor site. After all, that walking, enjoy lunch with a large spread of local dishes. As the day heats up, we drive back to your hotel. Day 2: Floating Village and Sunset Boat RideHead south of Siem Reap through the picturesque Cambodian countryside. Stop at a local family house surrounded by rice paddies and farms. Enjoy some cold coconut water or juice, meet the family, and spend time with them to learn about their farming life. Head over to Tonle Sap Lake and tour the floating villages by boat. Your guide will tell you about the phenomenon that creates a depth variance of up to eight meters and why this lake is vital to Cambodia’s survival. Finish off the adventure by taking a boat ride with local delicacies at sunset.

Siem Reap: Evening Food Tour - Inclusive 10 Local Tastings

8. Siem Reap: Evening Food Tour - Inclusive 10 Local Tastings

Experience the sights, sounds, smells, and flavors of Siem Reap’s night markets on this guided food tour. Taste authentic Cambodian BBQ, spring rolls, BBQ snails, and other specialties. Your evening of food exploration begins with pickup from your hotel or accommodation. Then, make your first stop at a local restaurant where you can taste fruits, spring rolls, tofu, and BBQ snails. After enjoying your meal, venture to a night market, where you can try bugs, barbecued chicken, and more. Get a taste of local life while enjoying a cold beverage sitting on a mattress alongside the street market. Rest assured your guide knows which street stalls have a reputation for clean, well-cooked food. As you explore, feel free to ask your guide about typical Khmer flavorings and cooking techniques. At the end of the tour, skip the ticket lines and visit Long's Bar, where you can enjoy drinking a couple of beers in a relaxing atmosphere and fresh beers.

Siem Reap: Floating Village Exploration Tour

9. Siem Reap: Floating Village Exploration Tour

Go aboard our minivan to the great Tonle Sap Lake (the biggest fresh water lake in South-east Asia) and gain fascinating insight into true Cambodian life. Be picked up from a Siem Reap hotel and be brought to the pier. Take a private boat to the floating village, located outside Siem Reap. Discover the tall, stilted houses, floating hospital, fishery, old lifestyle of the country and the natural landscape of the flooded Mangrove Forest. Enjoy an optional tour going through the flooded Mangroves forest on a small boat, a great break on the way to Tonle Sap to experience local fauna and flora. End the day by admiring the sunset over the lake.

Siem Reap: 6-Hour Easy Rider Motorbike Tour

10. Siem Reap: 6-Hour Easy Rider Motorbike Tour

Saddle up to explore the lush scenery surrounding Siem Reap on board a safe and comfortable motorbike. The 6-hour tour will take you to parts of the city's surrounds that few visitors ever get to see, and includes a local lunch in magnificent rustic countryside. Following a hotel pick-up and brief training session, your guide will take you past traditional villages, where you can experience the rural culture of Cambodia up close. Visit the remote monastery of Chai Village, once a stronghold of the Khmer Rouge fighters. Now this peaceful sanctuary, with views of Phnom Bok mountain is a tranquil place set among the beauty of the rice fields for monks, nuns, and locals to visit during religious festivities. As your motorbike adventure continues, you will stop at a traditional market and a Buddhist pagoda, where you’ll see the monks in their robes.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 165 reviews

Our guide Sokha Kim turned up on time in the afternoon, with good quality bikes and helmets, he helped us adjust to fit, then we set off! Through the town and into the countryside was such a joyful experience. To then see the local community living life together, (including the Buddhist monks) and learning about their lives was a real treat- very insightful, and Our guide was very interesting to listen to. He was bright, bubbly and very happy to answer any questions we had, and very happy to stop each time we wanted to take a photo.! We loved sampling real Cambodian food (even snail and frog if you want!) at the real street food market used by locals, and stopping to watch the sunset with a cool drink! The cycle was Mainly Flat roads, and our guide was an expert to safely navigate us. He regularly checked on our welfare and taught us how to greet locals appropriately. It was such an interesting tour and one that I would recommend to all as a MUST when you are in Siem Reap! Thankyou!

Don’t hesitate & book this tour! My tour guide & Vespa driver’s name is Chen. And what an awesome experience it was! Highly recommend. Since I was traveling during low season, it was just us two so I benefited from a private tour. And we had such a great time! I got to witness and experience some of the rural sights of Cambodian life - cows, mushroom farms, rice paddies and herb plantations, visit local temples and the pièce de résistance: sunset at incredible floating villages which are incredible and located at the Great Lake of Cambodia aka Tonlé Sap. It’s largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and one of the most diverse and productive ecosystems in the world!!! Plenty of photos and videos were taken and it was a gorgeous sunset. Chen provided some fruit snacks and drinks along the way as well. this experience was fabulous and I enjoyed every bit of it!! ❤️ Thank you!

It was such an informative and fun experience to go to the local markets and learn about all the different vegetables/meats that are local to Cambodia vs. imported and how they are used. The instructors were very friendly and professional and always checked to see if we were happy with what we cooked and by god was it fragrant and delicious. I know a lot of people do food tours but being able to cook some local dishes is invaluable knowledge you can then take back home with you and re-experience such a memorable trip. 100% recommend!

The tour was very nice and authentic. You got a good insight into the life of the locals. Above all, the guide Dara and the driver Phearom made the tour very informative and answered all questions.

Fascinating look into the life of a community on the water. I can highly recommend Touch, who was an exceptional guide.