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Tonle Sap Fishermans Tour > Morning Tea > Floating Village > Traditional Lunch > Tonle Sap Exploration
Discover the majestic Tonle Sap Lake which forms part of the UNESCO listed Biosphere Reserve covering over 42300 hectares. A place of extreme contrasts between the dry season and the wet season when the Tonle Sap River reverses direction as waters from ultimately the Mekong fill the lake. We take in a floating village and enjoy a traditional lunch. Take a glimpse inside the daily lives of the ever smiling locals whose lives are shaped by this mighty lake and river system.
This full day Tour is for those who want to discover Cambodia beyond the temples. Experience and observe how the people that live on this great lake have their daily lives shaped by their environment.
Is this tour for me?
|TRAVEL STYLE||Private Guided Day Tour perfect for couples, families, friends or the solo adventurer.|
|SERVICE LEVEL||This package is a premium quality Private Day Tour hosted by our Local Expert Partner Green Era Travel.|
|PHYSICAL RATING||Great for people of all ages and levels of fitness.|
|DURATION||Approximately 8 Hours|
- Pick up and Drop off at your hotel, the airport or nominated pick up location
- Private Transport
- Private Guide
- Entrance Fee’s
- Morning tea
- Bottled water
- Traditional boat for lake exploration
Pricing Per Guest (USD)
|Vehicle||Tuk Tuk||Tuk Tuk||Tuk Tuk||Car||Car||Mini Van||Mini Van||Mini Van|
|Guests||1||2||3||1||2||3 to 5||6 to 9||10 to 12|
Departing from your hotel, we travel to the unique Tonle Sap and board a traditional fishing boat. Come to understand the fisherman’s way of life and experience this UNESCO listed Biosphere Reserve which changes so dramatically from the wet to dry seasons.
The fisherman will then take you to his community which is a floating village. Experience a way of life that is shaped by the lake they live on and little has changed in generations. Come to understand the challenges faced in daily life and how important it is to have visitors come and have this unique experience.
Floating Village Life
After enjoying morning within the ocal community we explore the floating village which will give you an insight into this unique way of life.
The local community will provide a traditional Khmer lunch and the unique setting and welcoming hosts will make you feel relaxed and right at home.
Tonle Sap Exploration
We leave the floating village behind and head out to explore this great lake. Depending on the time of year and amount of rain will dictate where we explore but this great waterway is home to a large number birds and unique landscapes.
Five provinces circle the area of Tonle Sap Lake, more than three million people inhabit around the bank of the Lake and 90% of them earn a living by catching fish and agriculture.
The Lake is the largest fresh water in South East Asia. Its dimension changes depending on the monsoon and dry season. During raining season from June to October, the lake is filled by water flowing from the Mekong with 14 meters in depth and expands the surface to 10,000 square Kilometers. In dry season from November to May its size diminishes to about 3,000 square kilometers with two meters in depth and water flows out from the Lake to the Mekong. The flooded forest surrounding the edge of the lake is provides shelter and is vital for the natural breeding of all kinds of fish species.
This lake is recognised for its biodiversity with over 300 species of fresh water fish, as well as snakes, crocodiles, tortoises, turtles and otters. More than 100 varieties water birds including storks and pelicans call this great lake home.
The Lake is also an important commercial resource, providing more than half of the fish consumed in Cambodia.
Private Day Tours and Unique Experiences
- Other personal expenses
- Beverages not described
- Other activities
- Tips, and all services not clearly mentioned
|French speaking guide||$20 per day||$30 per day|
|Chinese speaking guide||$20 per day||$30 per day|
|German Speaking guide||$35 per day||$45 per day|
|Spanish speaking guide||$50 per day||$65 per day|
|Russian speaking guide||$50 per day||$65 per day|
|Italian speaking guide||$80 per day||$90 per day|
- Prices are net per person in United States Dollars (USD) and are subject to change without prior notice
- No refund for any un-utilized Tour or Activity
- Surcharge for other languages speaking guide (Advise at time of booking)
- Child under 2: Free of charge
- Child under 12 years old with adult: 50% of tour cost except with a single adult where the child is charged at 50% of the two traveller price
- Child 12 years old and above: 100% of adult cost
- Period before arrival* Amount of Cancellation of the Tour or Activity Price
- More than 60 days before arrival- Free Of Charge (FOC)
- More than 45 days before arrival– 30%
- Less than 21 days before arrival – 50%
- Less than 14 days before arrival – 80%
- Failure on traveling date at point of arrival 100%
The Cambodian people are very modest, so avoid wearing clothes that are too short or revealing in public and in particular at religious or culturally significant places.
Ask permission before taking someone’s photo.
We don’t expect any problems, and nor should you. However, if you are unable to commence your Tour as scheduled for any reason, please contact us immediately. Please refer to our emergency contact details.
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Emergency contact numbers
Green Era Travel Office Siem Reap, Cambodia
During Office hours GMT +7 (Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 5.30pm, Saturday 8.30am to 12.30pm,
From outside Cambodia: +855 12 775 384
From within Cambodia: 012 775 384
After hours emergency number
From outside Cambodia: +855 12 775 384
From within Cambodia: 012 775 384
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Safety and Security
We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt for keeping your valuables safe. Leave your expensive jewellery at home. You won’t need it while travelling. Many of the hotels you stay at have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables while on tour.
Protests and Demonstrations- Protests and demonstrations, even those that are well intended, have the potential to turn violent with no warning. Counter protests can also turn violent. Action by security forces to disperse demonstrators and protesters may occur at any time. If you are in an area where demonstrators or protesters are gathering, avoid the temptation of staying for a photo opportunity and leave the area immediately.
As a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their personal luggage.
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In Cambodia, the dress standard is more conservative than it is back home. When packing, try to choose long, loose, lightweight, clothing that will keep you comfortable in the mostly hot and humid Asian climate.
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