Dry season and what to expect on our unique tours
Dry season is no issue for us at Tara Riverboats, as we have special designed flat hulled boats, this ensures not only a safe comfortable cruise,but a unique experience as we can get closer to the floating villages for that great photo shot,we can enter into the numerous lakes and river systems all year round, of course the dry season can get hot here so all our boats we operate have protection from the sun, so weather the lake levels are 10 meters high or just 1 meter deep we can safely navigate the entire water ways in a safe,effective manner in total comfort.
So weather you are cruising from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap/Siem Reap to Phnom Penh,or exploring the numerous floating and stilted homes on the Tonle Sap lake or even up the Mekong River, rest assured our boats can take you all year round,365 days a year,safe,effective,and reliable guided tours everyday.also tours to Kompong Phluk, Kompong Khleang,Prek Toal,Chong Khneas, Mecchray and many more.
The one tour we can not do when the rivers are low is our Battambang to Siem Reap tour,as navigating the Sangkor River from February to July is an issue,as the low water levels in the upper Sangkor River become very narrow. there are some operators still do this but transfer there guests most of the way in the back of a truck,apart from very uncomfortable its down right dangerous,so for trips by water between Battambang and Siem Reap is better from July to February.
For Prek Toal bird sanctuary, its best to go from August through to March as this is when the breeding season is in full swing and numerous rare birds can be seen.
soon we will have another exciting tour for the more adventurist traveler, a 3 days 2 night slow boat from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh weekly,with visits to Kompong Phluk, Kompong Khleang, Kompong Chhnang and many more villages and towns along the way.
we welcome any inquiries you may have, and safe travels always.