CAMBODIA – Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Cruise

To experience the Tonle Sap Lake with an exceptional private cruise on a well-equipped and comfortable boat to see the Great Lake differently.

Theme

Classic, Cruise & River Cruise, Family, Gastronomy, Honeymoon, Sustainable

Country - City

Cambodia

Market segment

Thematic Leisure

Price Level

$$$$

Level of difficulties

LEVEL 0

Max pax

7 pax

Seasonality

Mid July - January

Arrival city

Siem Reap

Departure city

Siem Reap

Description

The Tonle Sap lake is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and one of the world’s most diverse and productive ecosystems. Today, travelers will experience the Tonle Sap Lake exception with a private cruise on a well-equipped boat, comfortable cushion to see the Great Lake from a different perspective.

This luxury boat ride offers a cruise to Kampong Phluk village, which is stilted rather than floating, with its buildings raised upon high wooden pillars. The place is also interesting for its particular flooded forest that travelers will discover in small paddle boats. Delicious picnic onboard while admiring the immensity of the Lake.

Can be combined with

Thematic Leisure

Selling points

  • Discovery of the daily life on and around the great Tonle Sap Lake with a private and comfortable cruise.
  • They were sightseeing the exciting village of Kampong Phluk, which is stilted rather than floating with its particular flooded forest.
  • Great feeling of exclusivity and personal service.

Level Of The Excursion

Medium – This activity offers tangible positive contributions to the local community, culture and/or environment

The Impact Of This Excursion

Environment Impact

Transportation

Economic Impact

Local individual benefits

Community benefits

Additional Information

This tour is a combined service from an individual to a community such as Tonle sap lake community including entrance fee, boat and cooking.

Time And Transportation

From To Km By Duration Road condition
Siem Reap Chong Kneas pier 15 Car, Bus 30 minutes Good Road
Chong Kneas pier Kampong Phluk Village Boat 2 hours
Kampong Phluk Siem Reap 32 Car Bus 1 hour Good Road

Duration

  • 08:30 – 09:00: Vehicle transfer from hotel in town to Chong Kneas Pier
  • 09:00 – 11:00: Boat trip to Kampong Phluk floating village
  • 11:00 – 12:00: Paddleboat to visit floating forest (a group will split into smaller boats of (1-3pax).
  • 12:00 – 13:00: Lunch and relax on the boat
  • 13:00 – 13:30: Boat transfer to Kamong Phluk boat pier
  • 13:30 – 14:30: Vehicle transfer from Kampong Phluk boat pier to Siem Reap town

Min pax

1

Max pax

7

How to sell it

  • Suitable for clients willing to discover the Tonlé Sap with the most comfortable service.
  • Adaptable to client’s needs.
  • The couple, family FIT high budget.

Why this activity

  • Highly recommend this activity as a nice extra after a day of sightseeing and exploration in and around Siem Reap.
  • Good quality boat with good equipment, nice decor, comfortable and less noise from boat engine.
  • Toilets on a boat.
  • Private cruise.
  • Cruise staff speak English.

Good to combine with

Do not combine with

Any morning tour on the same day.

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Competitor comparison

  • This cruise is offered by Heritage Adventure which is the same branch of Heritage Suite Hotel so it can be used by many agencies.

Pros

  • The excellent service quality provided by Heritage Adventure boat
  • English speaking host during the tour
  • Fresh welcome drink & cold tower on board
  • Professional boat driver
  • The boat quality is excellent since it has less/almost no noise from the boat’s engine.

Cons

  • In January, the water level is low; the paddleboat to see flooded forest might be impossible.
  • Not all year long
  • The client’s host doesn’t follow clients during the paddleboat tour.

Information

There are 2 boats available for this cruise:

  • Big boat: 1-7 pax
  • Small boat: 1-5pax
  • Group 8-12pax (2 boats will be used)

Alerts

  • Big boat: 1-7pax, small boat; 1-5pax
  • A group from 8 pax need to separate boat (2 boats will be used)
  • The sellable period from mid-July  until January

Important information

  • Big boat: 1-7pax, small boat; 1-5pax
  • A group from 8 pax need to separate boat (2 boats will be used)
  • Sellable period from mid-July – January

Price range

$$$$

Quotation guideline

  • Follow ERP Procedure: Activity => follow by product name
  • Choose lunch option: picnic lunch box or Cooked lunch by professional chef

Inclusion

  • Public liability insurance
  • Private use of the boat (One-way cruise from Chong Kneas to Kampong Phluk)
  • Entrance fee of the lake
  • Life vests on board
  • Fresh welcome drink, water, local beer & cold towel
  • Paddleboat tour at Kampong Phluk flooded forest
  • English speaking host onboard

 

Exclusion

  • Transportation from hotel to Chong Kneas pier and from Kampong Phluk pier back to the hotel
  • National speaking guide
  • Tips
  • Others don’t mention in inclusive

Possible Extra

  • Bakong Temple for a visit on the way to Kampong Phluk floating village (temple pass is mandatory)
  • Foot massage
  • Bottle of Champagne
  • Lunch cooked by a chef

Remark

  • Boat Capacity: Big boat 1-7 / Small boat 1-5pax
  • A group from 8-12 pax use two boats
  • The boat departs from Chong Kneas Pier to Kampong Phluk floating village.
  • End tour at Kampong Phluk and transfer back to town by vehicle
  • 30 minutes vehicle transfer from Siem Reap town to Chong Kneas pier
  • Boat tour duration – 1h30 – 2h00 per way
  • 1hour vehicle transfer from Kampong Phluk boat pier to Siem Reap town

Important notes

  • Boat Capacity: Big boat 1-7 Small boat 1-5pax
  • A group from 8-12 pax use two boats
  • The boat departs from Chong Kneas Pier to Kampong Phluk floating village.
  • End tour at Kampong Phluk and transfer back to town by vehicle
  • 30 minutes vehicle transfer from Siem Reap town to Chong Kneas pier
  • Boat tour duration – 1h30 – 2h00 per way
  • 1hour vehicle transfer from Kampong Phluk boat pier to Siem Reap town

Special Guide notes

  • The boat departs from Chong Kneas Pier to Kampong Phluk floating village.
  • End tour at Kampong Phluk and transfer back to town by vehicle.

Contact

Heritage Adventures 

Email:[email protected]

Tel: 092 123 789

English

Tonle Sap Cruise

In the morning, you transfer from the hotel to Chong Knea pier, where embarking and start the cruise trip to discover the unique way of life of the inhabitants of the Tonle Sap lake and the fascinating floating & stilted villages with their colorful houses and local life scenes. Settle on your comfortable boat, relax and enjoy a fresh welcome drink on board. Your ship will arrive at Kampong Phluk village, stilted rather than floating, with its buildings raised upon high wooden pillars. The place is also interesting for its particular flooded forest that you will discover in small paddle boats. You will enjoy a delicious picnic onboard while admiring the immensity of the Lake. The cruise ends at the pier of Kompong Phluk; your vehicle is waiting for you to transfer you back to the hotel.

Meals included: Picnic lunch on board.
Tour duration: 4-5 hours include the visit 
 
Possible to add:

  • Bakong Temple for a visit on the way to Kampong Phluk floating village
  • Foot massage

Note: 

  • Depart from Chong Kneas Pier to Kampong Phluk floating village
  • End tour at Kampong Phluk and transfer back to town by vehicle
  • 30 minutes vehicle transfer from Siem Reap town to Chong Kneas pier
  • Boat tour duration – around 2 hour
  • 1-hour vehicle transfer from Kampong Phluk pier to Siem Reap town

French

Croisière sur le Tonle Sap

Le matin, transfert de votre hôtel à l’embarcadère de Chong Knea, où vous embarquerez et commencerez votre croisière pour découvrir le mode de vie unique des habitants du lac Tonle Sap et les fascinants villages flottants et sur pilotis, avec leurs maisons colorées et leurs scènes de vie locale. Installez-vous sur votre confortable bateau, détendez-vous et dégustez une boisson fraîche. Votre bateau arrivera au village de Kampong Phluk, qui est lui plutôt sur pilotis, avec ses bâtiments perchés sur de hauts piliers en bois. L’endroit est également intéressant pour sa forêt inondée que vous découvrirez en petits bateaux à pagaies. Vous dégusterez un délicieux pique-nique à bord tout en admirant l’immensité du lac. La croisière se termine à l’embarcadère de Kompong Phluk, votre véhicule vous attend pour vous transférer à l’hôtel.

Repas inclus : petit-déjeuner, déjeuner pique-nique

Durée de la visite : 4-5 heures incluant la visite 

Possibilité d’ajouter :

  • Temple Bakong pour la visite sur le chemin du village flottant de Kampong Phluk 
  • Massage des pieds

Note : 

  • Départ depuis la jetée de Chong Kneas pour le village flottant de Kampong Phluk. 
  • Fin de l’excursion à Kampong Phluk et retour en ville en véhicule.
  • 30 minutes de transfert en véhicule de la ville de Siem Reap à l’embarcadère de Chong Kneas. 
  • Durée de la visite en bateau – environ 2 heures
  • 1 heure de véhicule transfert de l’embarcadère de Kampong Phluk à la ville de Siem Reap en véhicule.