Halong Bay Vietnam & Cambodia

Tara River Boat

Cruise company: Tara
Cruise type: Day, Sharing
Destinations: Cambodia - Cambodia
The Tara Boat Company has operated in Cambodia for over 10 Years and our experience and knowledge means our specialist Boat Tours offer the best way to experience the Tonle Sap Lake. Operating 365 Days a year we offer a hassle free way to explore the area and learn how the lake supports the local people.
Destinations: Siem Reap

Itinerary

Day 1 : Mechrey Floating Village (L)
  • If you thought Siem Reap and its environs were all about the temples, think again. Mechrey village is a floating community located on the margins of Tonle Sap, nine kilometres west of Siem Reap, where the houses, schools and even shops all sit bobbing on the water — though not in the dry season — as locals paddle around in traditional wooden boats. Mechrey is one of many floating or stilted subsistence fishing villages on the great Tonle Sap, the largest lake in Southeast Asia. Seeing a village is a good antidote to when you’re feeling templed-out and ideal for those more interested in contemporary local life than ancient history.
  • The Tonle Sap is home to a unique way of living thanks to a natural phenomenon that sees the lake swell in size up to sixfold. To cope with such dramatic seasonal variation in water levels, the settlements here have adapted to cope with the ebb and flow by building their properties on floating bamboo rafts or high up on stilts. This private tour takes you to a lesser visited part of the lake system, to the village of Mechrey
  • Your guide will bring this incredible natural phenomenon to life and enable you to interact with the people who making their lives from the lake in a respectful and meaningful way. This is a great chance to witness one of Cambodia's and the world’s most amazing natural wonders.
  • 08:30 Pick-up from your Hotel/Guesthouse/Hostel etc. Travel by AC minivan/car to the edge of the Tonle Sap waterway, walk down through the roadway lined with stilted houses, transfer to small boats and be paddled around the village,
  • Find a quiet spot for a light fruit lunch, back through the village seeing the magnificent birdlife and return to your Hotel/Guesthouse/Hostel etc. by 12:00.

Price & Booking

Include

  • Pick up and return to hotel/guesthouse.
  • English speaking guide
  •  All transport
  •  All check point fees
  •  Boat and driver
  •  Light fruit lunch.

Exclude

  • Other meals
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance
Remark:
  • Minimum 2 people per booking
  • ruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather and operating conditions. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
  • Meals on board are fusion: Vietnamese . Guests should advise of any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least three days prior to the cruise date.
  • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by port authority.
Destinations: Kompong Khleang

Itinerary

Day 1 : Kompong Khleang
  • Don’t miss this opportunity to visit the unique and remote floating village of Kompong Khleang, located on a northern lake, some 40km from Siem Reap.
  • Your experienced guide will pick you up from your hotel in an air-conditioned car or minivan, before proceeding up Route 6 to Kompong Khleang. Along the way you will pass markets and villages, as well as the edge of the Great Tonle Sap Lake. It is here you will transfer to a special river craft and enjoy a relaxing and fascinating journey up the Khleang River and into the flooded forest.
  • Upon arrival at the village you will visit the floating school to hand out school supplies, as well as meet the teachers and school children. This is the tour’s way of supporting the local village school.
  • You will then have time for lunch at a local restaurant (included in the price) as well as the afternoon free to relax and enjoy the cool breezes from the Great Tonle Sap Lake. You can also take advantage of the amazing photo opportunities the floating village provides, including the houses built on stilts - some even 10 meters high.

Price & Booking

Include

  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Free pickup and return in air conditioned car/minivan
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Private tours river craft and driver
  •  School supplies for the local school children
  • All fees and checkpoints

Exclude

  • Extra meals, snacks or beverages
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance
Remark:
  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather and operating conditions. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
  • Meals on board are fusion: Vietnamese . Guests should advise of any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least three days prior to the cruise date.
  • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by port authority.
General
  • 24-hour Security
  • Rowing boat
  • Theme Cruise
Services
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Dining Room & Bar
  • Meals with cocktails served along the journey, our passengers discover a timeless experience, overlooking the wild and mythic Mekong River.
  • See seasonal Cambodian agriculture and aquaculture activities
  • Visit a floating and stilted fishing village on the Tonle Sap Lake
  • Explore a local village and Buddhist Monastery

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