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Kompong Phluk Village and Tonle Sap Lake Half-Day Tour From Siem Reap
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Kompong Phluk Village and Tonle Sap Lake Half-Day Tour From Siem Reap

By Tara River Boat Tours
Kompong Phluk is one of the more remote and least visited of the villages on Tonle Sap Lake. On this tour, gain a fascinating insight into local life as you explore the stilted houses, browse the floating markets, and cruise around the flooded forests. Hotel pickup and drop-off add extra convenience, and a small groups size means you’ll have plenty of time to ask questions.
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$49.00
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$49.00
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Ages 0-99, max of 16 per group
Duration:
4h 30m
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Ticket type:
Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Get views of Tonle Sap Lake, Kompong Phluk, and the flooded forests
  • Learn about local life and customs from you guide
  • Hassle-free round-trip transportation from Siem Reap
  • Small-group tour means extra attention from your guide 

  • Professional tara lake guide
  • all boats
  • Transportation by air-conditioned cars or minivans
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Light fruit lunch
  • Water
  • All checkpoint fees
  • Entry/Admission - Kompong Phluk
What's not included
  • Gratuities

After pickup from your Siem Reap hotel, relax as you travel to to Kompong Phluk village by air-conditioned minivan. Depending on the season, arrive in the town by minibus (during the dry season, February to July) or transfer to a small boat to cruise into the village (wet season, August to January). On arrival, cruise around the stilted houses, schools, and floating markets, as your guide explains the unique way in which the locals adapt to the vastly different seasons and how they sustain the community through fishing. The highlight of the tour is the chance to explore the scenic flooded forests, either aboard a traditional canoe (wet season only ) or along the treetop canopy walkway. Back in Siem Reap, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please wait for our cruise guides in your hotel or guesthouse foyer/reception area just prior to our tour start time
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 13389P5

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Kompong Phluk Village and Tonle Sap Lake Half-Day Tour From Siem Reap cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Kompong Phluk Village and Tonle Sap Lake Half-Day Tour From Siem Reap on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Kompong Phluk Village and Tonle Sap Lake Half-Day Tour From Siem Reap?
Kompong Phluk Village and Tonle Sap Lake Half-Day Tour From Siem Reap is hosted by Tara River Boat Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Tara River Boat Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Kompong Phluk Village and Tonle Sap Lake Half-Day Tour From Siem Reap on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 13389P5

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See departure details
  • Pass by
    Tonle Sap Lake
  • 1
    Kompong Phluk
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Our expert local guide and driver who are both from this village will show you the Kompong Phluk rivers and the town itself, as the water levels in the great lake can vary from half meter to over 10 meters ,so can the actual village and rivers do the same,as such the village of Kompong Phluk is built on stilts some 12 meters high,to allow for the constant seasonal variation of the water. together with the flooded forest makes this a very unique and interesting village to explore,we will dock along side the Monks Training school, and inspection of the large Pergola is certainly a highlight with its extensive and beautiful art work on its walls and ceiling,with schools,homes,shops,boat builders,fishing net repairs, its certainly a great village to explore,after which we will proceed to the magical and quite flooded forests,also passing a few floating homes on our way there,all in all a great way to spend a few hours away from the Temples and enter a place time seems to have forgotten.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Kcarndt
Kcarndt
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Mediocre
This was a pricey tour. Most of the time was spent travelling in the bus to each stop or on the lake where you wer
viajanter4444
viajanter4444
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Very overpriced for what you get
Don't use this company. Very overpriced for what they give you. We did the more expensive tour to Kompong Khleang.
Crystal L
Crystal L
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Stunning view with unlimited drinks
Our tour guide was Mr Friday. He was a lovely person and explained to us the use of lotus flower, leaves, stem and
Arthidxb
Arthidxb
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Breezy, refreshing and calm evening
It was a nice evening that surpassed our expectations. A pickup was organised from our hotel promptly even though w
michael b
michael b
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A must do! 5*
Booked through TripAdvisor. hassle free on the day, no hidden costs! We was collected from our hotel at the time we
561janw
561janw
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Awesome sunset!
This was an amazing experience. We were collected from our hotel, we joined 5 other people so just a small group o
Liz S
Liz S
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Eat before you go!
We were picked up from our hotel by Tuk Tuk and taken to the boat. There was only one other couple aboard. A lovely
Katie P
Katie P
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Beautiful sunset on the lake
Prompt pick up from my hotel. Stopped at a lotus farm, very pretty. Made our way to the small boat and started th
On_h0liday_2013
On_h0liday_2013
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Worth a visit
Not too far away from Siem Reap - we were picked up by minibus to transport to the lake. On the way we stopped for
BerendT18
BerendT18
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A must do.
Really worth to do this excursion, even when we didn't see the real sunset due to cloudy wheater. Our guide Billy,
Journey543148
Journey543148
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Great tour and food!
Samat was an amazing host and gave us great insight to the Cambodian way of life. Not to mention the food was delic
albertyap2020
albertyap2020
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A pleasant trip to Tonle Sap Lake.
Good service & hospitality from our tour leader Pon.Pick up was on time and we had some fun & laughter with our gro
tomsQ8896IB
tomsQ8896IB
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An amazing experience
We had a visit with the guide Pon and his friend driver. One stop at sticky rice making village and tasting , visit
Sybil164
Sybil164
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An absolutely brilliant day out
Everything was great. Peter (manager) answered my mail questions promptly before booking and the minibus picked us
Marta K
Marta K
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Adventures with Tara Boat tours
We joined to two different tours and we enjoyed both. The programs are well developped and they guides are friendl
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wenny
Singapore, Singapore28 contributions
Family
Village, view of the lake and tour around the flooded forest was beautiful. We went during the monsoon/ rainy season so the water level was completely flooded. However, it was not worth it for the price that we are paying. Tour guide that was following us was also not very professional
Written October 23, 2017
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Bigruss57
Mansfield, Australia625 contributions
Couples
This tour was booked via Viator. We were picked up from our hotel on time by a driver and our guide who spoke good English. There were 2 other people on the tour, good as not many people kept the tour personal.
Our first stop on the trip was a village market and we wandered through the different stalls where our guide pointed out the different foods they were selling and giving us samples to try.
After the market we went on a long drive down a rough dirt and at times boggy road where we finally made it to a small long tail boat parked on the riverbank. Being the end of the dry season and low water the river was down to a small creek in size - the boat struggled at times to make its way. Travelling along the waterway we were taken past many riverside houses with villagers going about their daily lives.
Finally the small creek opened out to the huge Tonle Sap Lake. There our guide took us to a floating Crocodile Farm where we hopped out the boat and had a look at the crocodiles and sat and had a cold drink and some fruit. Then we re boarded the boat and headed back up the creek.
We soon stopped and left the boat walking through a village stopping at various locations where our guide showed us interesting aspects of village life.
After the village we hopped back in our minivan and headed back towards Siem Reap. Our guide asked if we would like to stop on the way and have lunch somewhere. We agreed and so he took us to a restaurant that he knew of. The food there was nice but ended up being fairly expensive, more than what we would normally pay to dine out.
Overall the tour was good, seeing various aspects of village life, but we did not enjoy the long times spent in the car, for only a short uncomfortable boat trip in a shallow waterway. Apparently in higher water the tour is in a bigger more comfortable boat. Had we known the boat trip was going to be like this for us we probably would have chosen just a land based tour.
Written June 18, 2018
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Ronald C
Manila, Philippines99 contributions
It is quite a ride going here, road is bumby, then you'll take a boat to go to the village.
The place and the culture are quite unique, though.

I love the small boat ride later in the tour, where we toured around a forest with monkeys. Then the sunset (the afternoon half day tour is much better).
Written October 26, 2019
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tarariverboat
Thank you for taking the time to review our tour of Kompong Phluk and happy you enjoyed the flooded forest via the small boats cheers Peter
Written October 27, 2019
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Mary K
London317 contributions
Couples
We booked the tour with Khiri Travel. The price includes an air conditioned car, driver and an English speaking guide. Our guide Tom, was probably the best guide we’ve had in many years of travel. The tour was fascinating. Tom went out of his way to ensure that we had the opportunity to get close to real life in the village. He took great care to point out interesting activities. He took time to explain what was happening and why- he could not have done more !
Our driver Mr Jung was also a star- he drove with care and consideration and kept us safe and comfortable
Written January 13, 2020
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HavingaBall
75 contributions
Family
Our family had a fantastic experience on this tour and were so well looked after by Vanna and Leng.
Vanna’s English is exceptional as is his knowledge and passion for the country. He was warm, friendly and very excited to be running tours again after being impacted by COVID-19.
We were picked up on time in air conditioned comfort. Loved stopping at the rural market which is one of the best markets I’ve been to, very clean and great range of products.
Boating through the village was simply fascinating. We also had the opportunity to get out and walk through, interacting with local kids.
The crocodile farm was an unexpected surprise and good fun!
I feel this tour gave us so much more insight into life in Cambodia and our trip was definitely enriched.
If you’re on the fence about travelling, jump on a plane and support Cambodia! Now is perfect with minimal tourists :)
Written January 8, 2022
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tarariverboat
Thank you so much for your review, i will pass on your awesome review to Vanna and Leng,Safe travel always and hope to see you again cheers Peter
Written January 10, 2022
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david s
Rowland Flat, Australia63 contributions
Solo
I was collected from my hotel by an English speaking guide. The river trip and the flooded forest journey were both relaxing and enjoyable. It was as I expected - professionally conducted with friendly and helpful staff. Thanks
Written November 21, 2018
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Sven
1 contribution
20 USD per person for 25 min boattrip and you see only plastic waste. After that they wanna charge you up for next 20 Bucks per person to get in the floating village. Nothing special to see. 80 USD as couple for that is a big cheat! Nobody need that. Go Thailand better deal.
Written April 30, 2018
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Betsy B
4 contributions
TOTALLY a RIPOFF!!! I cycled there and my only option to see he floating villages was to pay $30 for an hour to go to the lake, wait 5 minutes, get dropped off at a floating shop and back. The guides English was terrible, and I didn’t even want a guide. He then asked 4 times for a tip! I told hm I already paid too much and that it wasn’t worth it. Also I climbed 10 my minutes to the top of the nearby temple stairs only to be told I needed a ticket, which I had to go 12 miles to purchase. Wow!!! Total waste of time!!
Written December 2, 2017
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Amy I
3 contributions
Very experienced knowledgeable, friendly, who understands the religion, culture, life style with passion. And, extremely cautious careful driver channel. I did not expect much since it's very dry. However, it's beautiful in its own. We get to witness how people live, 50 kids/1 teacher racial, yet, most diligent, polite kids. They did not bother tourist as other places. Boat ride to the lake was OK. But, it's the true picture of their life. Good trip
Written April 1, 2019
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Dennis I
2 contributions
San was our most excellent guide and Channa our gentle driver. This trip exposed us to a very unique community in Cambodia. San is super knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Cambodia. He is friendly, enthusiastic; a great conversationalist. If you have more than one day in Siem Reap, do consider having Green Era and San to take you for this trip.
Written April 1, 2019
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