Tonle Sap Lake and Kampong Phluk Half-Day Tours from Siem Reap (4-5h)


Half-day group tour from Siem Reap with a local guide. Enjoy your the tour in the morning or afternoon with about 45-minutes’ drive to the fishermen’s village of Kompong Phluk whose name means 'harbor of the tusks' and Cambodia great lake. Enjoy Tonle Sap Lake, it’s a lake with no ends in front of you, birds flying slowly overhead and surrounding with the interesting village as well as wetland area.

A local boat ride take you the Tonle Sap Lake and village where you will see nature in a way you’ve only seen in picture books and it’s where you will now see villagers houses, school, government houses built on high stilts but the pagoda on the only butte (the only building which is not on stilts) and see the activities of the villagers who your expert guide will teach you about their culture, the life style, and the ecosystem of this fascinating place. 

This tour concludes hotel pick up and drop-off. Please choose from one of two departure times when you book.


  • Magnificent views of Tonle Sap Lake and Kompong Phluk
  • On-board guide commentary ensures you don’t miss anything
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and round-trip transfers from Siem Reap
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure

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  • Duration 4-5h
  • Experienced Tour Guide English
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Free Cancellation Yes
  • Mobile Voucher Accepted

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Begin your adventure with pickup from your Siem Reap hotel for the roughly 45-minute journey to Kompong Phluk. Depending on the season, you’ll travel by minibus (February to July) or by minibus and boat (August to January). Transfer to a small boat and set sail along the lake, passing stilted houses and schools, floating markets, pagodas, and fishing boats as your guide tells you more about local life, customs, and traditions. 

Wet-season visitors can also opt to enjoy a traditional canoe ride around the flooded forests (for an additional expense) and experience the region’s unique ecosystem as you glide between the semi-submerged trees. 

Back in Siem Reap, your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel.

What's Included

  • Experienced English Speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance ticket
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Sharing local boat ride
  • Small-Group Tours
  • Cold bottled water on tour

What's Not Included

  • Canoe ride in mangrove forest (Aug-Jan)
  • Food and drinks
  • Travel insurances
  • Gratuities
  • Others personal expenses

Pickup Time

Morning pickup from 7:30-8:30AM and Afternoon pickup from 1-2PM

Pickup Point

From your hotel in Siem Reap
  • Siem Reap
  • Small Group Tours (Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville)
  • 4-5h
  • Half-day group tour from Siem Reap with a local guide. Enjoy your the tour in the morning or afternoon with about 45-minutes’ drive to the fishermen’s village of Kompong Phluk whose name means 'harbor of the tusks' and Cambodia great lake. Enjoy Tonle Sap Lake, it’s a lake with no ends in front of you, birds flying slowly overhead and surrounding with the interesting village as well as wetland area.

USD $29 / Person

Price varies by group size

Guest Reviews


957 reviews

Total review count and overall rating based on Green Era Travel, Viator, Tripadvisor,
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Tonlesap lake

Floating village Tonle Sap Lake located in the center of Cambodia. This lake, which accounts for 15% of Cambodia's area, is the home of traditional floating villages where local people live. It is an important place like a lifeline for Cambodians. Almost all of the people living on Tonlesa Lake are fishermen, and there are also floating villages, floating villages, floating restaurants, and floating suburbs on Tonlesa Lake^^
Written May 10, 2024

Talita G

Guide and driver

The guide Mr. Nak Chum and the driver Mr. Channa did everything to provide us with a very interesting trip and a view of Cambodian life. We highly recommend
Written May 04, 2024

Sylvia B

Amazing tour with our wonderful guide Nak.

Thank you for this amazing tour. Our wonderful guide Nak introduced us the real life in the villages in a very impressive way. Later to be with the Elefants, it was an amazing experiance. Thank you Nak and your driver for guiding this tour.
Written Apr 08, 2024

Elsa P

Fabulous morning in the Tonle Sap Lake area

This tour provided us a very different view of Cambodia, outside of more 'classic' touristic circuits, and was eye opening on many points. Mr Nak was our tour guide and was incredibly enthusiastic, helpful, knowledgeable and therefore very interesting to listen to. We started our day by visiting a rural market, where he took the time to make us taste typical fruits, insects and other Cambodian snacks. We then went to Kampong Phluk village; though the water was at the lowest at this season, it remained a very interesting and fascinating stop to visit by boat. We stopped on the Tonle Sap Lake, where Mr Nak gave us very detailed explanations about its importance to people, its geographic particularities and its amazing biodiversity. Afterwards, we finished our half tour by going through the Kampong Phluk village once more but this time by feet; Mr Nak let us the time to take all pictures we wanted and made sure to pause to answer all of our questions. The car came to pick us up from our guest house in Siem Reap and brought us back at the end of the day. Our driver, Mr Mom, was very kind as well. The vehicle was equipped with air conditioning and we were able to get fresh bottles of water once it got too hot. Truly both an amazing tour and guide that we vividly recommend !
Written Mar 29, 2024

Antonio M

Ótimo passeio e visita

Gostei muito deste tour privado de meio dia em que tive oportunidade de conhecer o modo de vida real da comunidade piscatória de Kampong Pluk à beira do lago Tonle Sap designadamente as suas habitações, mercados e escola. Especialmente cativante foi o contacto com as crianças. Chegámos ao lago depois de um passeio num pequeno barco local. Sath o nosso guia foi 5 estrelas bem como o motorista Mom. Recomendo a todos.
Written Mar 23, 2024

Jacqueline W

Sydney, Australia

A unique experience

My memories from this water village tour exceeded my expectations, a completely different world to me, Phat was our tour guide and because of him this tour was both informative and enjoyable. At all times he gave insightful information on the history and lifestyle of the water village people. With his own personal family history of growing up in these regions, Phat was not only knowledgeable, but also friendly, caring and sensitive. This tour is highly recommended and particularly with Phat as a guide.
Written Mar 21, 2024

Sally H

St. Albans, UK

Fabulous half day trip with wonderful guide!

Wonderful half day tour with our amazing guide, Sophy and driver Sok Ken. Sophy was very knowledgeable and made the trip a fabulous experience! Tour covered so much! Private air con vehicle and unexpected stop at street market with plenty of time to wander and feel the vibe of local life. Comfy drive out to meet the river boat to experience the floating village with its towering stilted houses. Visited school and met with the gorgeous children. Then sailed out onto the vast Tonle Sap lake. Stopped at a floating cafe for refreshments. Awe inspiring trip and would thoroughly recommend!
Written Feb 29, 2024


Great Tour! Highly recommend it

It was a great tour! Our tour guide Sath took a lot of time to explain everything to us. It was a very interesting and informative tour through the floating villages.
Written Feb 18, 2024

Thilo J. Z

Fantastic Tonle Sap Tour - off the beaten track

We had a wonderful time on the tonle sap tour with Sath as our guide. He was very knowledgeable and funny, and he explained the history and culture of the lake and the floating villages. We enjoyed a delicious lunch at a riverside restaurant. The tour was well-organized, comfortable, and informative. We highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to experience the beauty and diversity of tonle sap and Cambodian lifestyle off the beaten track. Thank you, Sath, for making this tour unforgettable!
Written Feb 18, 2024

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