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Floating Village Trip Daily Tour by Mini Van ( 12 Seats )

 
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Tour Code: FVDT-001 | Start from: US$ 30

- Our professional Driver will go to pick you up at the place you stay
- Start the tour to Floating Village ( Choose the place on your request )

-  Note: This price Maximum for 06pax guest only additional person $7/pax

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Kompong Phluk Floating Village

Kompong Phluk Floating VillageKampong Phluk is a cluster of three villages of stilted houses built within the floodplain about 16 km southeast of Siem Reap. The villages are primarily Khmer and have about 3000 inhabitants between them. Flooded mangrove forest surrounds the area and is home to a variety of wildlife including crab-eating macaques. During the dry season when the lake is low, the buildings in the villages seem to soar atop their 6-meter stilts exposed by the lack of water. At this time of year many of the villagers move out onto the lake and build temporary houses. In the wet season when water level rises, the villagers move back to their permanent houses on the floodplain, the stilts now hidden under the water. Kampong Phluk's economy is, as one might expect, based in fishing, primary in shrimp harvesting. 

Kampong Phluk sees comparatively few foreign visitors and offers a close look at the submerged forest and lakeside village life. The area can be reached by boat from the Chong Khneas or by road. Make arrangements through your guesthouse of tour operator, or charter a boat at the Chong Khneas docks. During the wet season, drive to Roluos village just off Route #6 east of Siem Reap and then take a boat through the flooded forest the rest of the way. During the dry season the road is clear, making the boat unnecessary. Much of the road has recently been improved, now paved most of the way. 

Kompong Phluk Floating Village is a permanent village opposed to floating, And it's about 25 kilometers east of Chong Khneas. Here is a much better option for you to visit a village on the lake. Kompong Phluk is accessible by boat only. Kompong Phluk is a relatively small village that provides very good insight into the village lifestyle of the Tonle Sap. This village exists almost exclusively on fishing and related activities. Houses are built on stilts up to 10 m high, and the village is surrounded by flooded forest.

Chong Kneas Floating Village

Chong Kneas Floating VillageTonle Sap is Southeast Asia’s largest freshwater lake, providing livelihoods for over 10% of Cambodia’s population. Its water level varies considerably and the inhabitants of six of the seven villages at Chong Kneas live in houseboats that need to be moved with the changing levels. As with other fishing communities in the flooded area of the Tonle Sap, the way of life for the 5,000 or so inhabitants is strongly tied to the seasonal rise and fall of water. In the dry season, the floating villages anchor in a small inlet at the edge of the lake, where there is ready access to fishing grounds and some protection from storms and waves.

Chong Kneas is the floating village at the edge of the lake closest and most accessible to Siem Reap. If you want a relatively quick and easy look at the Tonle Sap, boat tours of Chong Khneas are available, departing from the Chong Khneas boat docks all day long. The boatman will probably point out the differing Khmer and Vietnamese floating households and the floating markets, clinics, schools and other boatloads of tourists.

Chong Khneas, while interesting, is over-touristed and is not as picturesque and 'unspoiled' as floating villages further from Siem Reap. The boat trip usually includes two stops: one at a touristy floating 'fish and bird exhibition' with a souvenir and snack shop, and the other at the very highly recommended Gecko Environment Centre, which offers displays and information introducing the ecology and biodiversity of the lake area.

For the residents of the floating villages of Chong Kneas, life on the water is not a cultural tradition that people cherish and wish to preserve. When the villagers were consulted about their living conditions, they said that they would prefer to live on the land and have access to clean water and sanitation as well as have their children go to proper schools instead of the poorly maintained floating school.

Kampong Khleang Cambodia

Kampong Khleang is located on the northern lake-edge about 35 km east of Siem Reap town, more remote and less touristed than Kampong Phluk. Visitors to Kampong Khleang during the dry season are universally awestruck by the forest of stilted houses rising up to 10 meters in the air. In the wet season the waters rise to within one or two meters of the buildings. Like Kampong Phluk, Kampong Khleang is a permanent community within the floodplain of the Lake, with an economy based in fishing and surrounded by flooded forest. But Kampong Khleang is significantly larger with near 10 times the population of Kampong Phluk, making it the largest community on the Lake. 

The area can be reached by boat from the Chong Khneas docks or by a combination of road to Domdek on Route #6 and then boat to the village, the best method depending on the time of year. During the dry season, boats cannot get all of the way to the main villages. Consult your guesthouse or tour operator about current conditions. Many tour operators have very little experience in this area so it is best to consult with adventure tour operators and guesthouses that specialize in this area. Small group tours begin at about $35 for a half day and range up through $70 depending on the size of the group and the type of tour. To get there yourself, either charter a boat from Chong Khneas or take car or moto to Domdek village on Route #6 east of Siem Reap, turn south and continue to the water's edge where boats wait to ferry passengers into the village. During the dry season the road is clear and you can take a car or moto all of the way to the village.)

>> Price Including: 

- Tours mentioned in the itinerary by Private vehicle 

- Free pure drinking water during your visit 

- All taxes included

- All the services mentioned in the itinerary 

>> Price Excluded:

- Boat Tickets at Floating Village ( From 5 People 10$ Per Person )

- Personal Spending

- Accommodation

- Driver's Tips


- Lunch at the Local Restaurant (Not Included)

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2012
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We were part of a group that used Angor Focus for several trips.we found the service excellent,Mr Vannak went beyond what was asked so that we could enjoy our trip.We will use this service again. Mr Vannak,we will remember your kindness.. C n M T, Perth WA.

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5 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2012
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The floating Forrest was organised by the manager of my hotel it was well organised with a modern air con vechicle for pick up we were spoilt with chochlate crossiants on the house from our friend vannack. The boat ride was lovely and it was interesting to see how some of the true locals live in the surrounding waters a...More 

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5 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2012
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I was part of a group that used Angkor Focus to book several trips. I was very impressed with the speed and efficiency of service, especially when we gave very little notice on more than one occasion!! Vannak, you are a real gem, and I would recommend your business without hesitation! .

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Perth
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5 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2012
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I have used Angkor Focus to book bus trips for group tours from Phnom Penh and Siem Reap on several occasions. I found the booking procedure excellent, staff are so friendly and helpful that I will now book more tours with this company because of the ease of doing so.

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5 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2012
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We used this company for 2 days - Floating and Village and Koh Ker with our group of 7. Great service, everything went smoothly and we would definitely use them again. The Manager Mr Vannak is excellent. Goes over and above what is asked.

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Bangalore, India
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We 24 ladies,(friends) led by our group leader Usha Harish Prasad left Bangalore India on the 4th morning to Myanmar. We were uncertain about everything in Burma. Though close to India ,nothing about the place was known to any of us. I always check hotels etc.on Trip Advisor. We landed in Yangon in the morning received by our guide Tin...More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2012
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This trip was our first time visiting Siem Reap, Cambodia. Our 4-day tour was such a great time. Great package (deal) for a short stay. We got to visit mostly all the main temples (Angkor Wat, Banteay Srey, Angkor Thom, and more) and Beng Mealea. The pick-up and drop off service was also a plus. It's also a good experience...More 

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