Half Day Tour of Floating Village In Siem Reap - 10:00am-2:00pm ($ 36 per person)(Children 10 years and under are half priced)5yo and under free
Best cruise tour of the floating fishing villages and lakes with floating homes, churches, markets, villages & schools (you name it, the village seems to have it) – then chill out on the Queen Tara Riverboat with lunch (Vegetarian options available) and 2 refreshing cold drinks, all free as part of the cruise tour. All our staff from cooks, to Captain, boat drivers and bar staff were born in this village, so can certainly answer any questions in regard to village life, described as (simply the best floating villages tour in Siem Reap) Trip advisor. ( best floating villages cruise is with the Tara boat guys) Lonely Planets.
Sail into an adventure with Tara Riverboat
The Floating fishing Villages are located less than 10km from Siem Reap. It is the perfect place to visit on the Tonle Sap Lake and is quite different type of village that you will see in Kompong Phluk or Kompong Khleang, its also the closest floating village and flooded forest to Siem Reap, in fact its 2 actual floating fishing villages.
The Queen Tara Riverboat cruise tours will begin at 10am, when we pick you up from your hotel or Guesthouse in an air-conditioned vehicle or tuk tuk. Our friendly and knowledgeable tour guides speak English (and Khmer of course) and they will ensure that you enjoy your cruise and tour, pointing out areas of local interest along the way and answering any questions you may have. It takes about 10 minutes to reach the first village and upon arrival we will exit the vehicle and jump onto one of our traditional riverboats – smaller boats with life jackets and toilets, for your safety and comfort and driven by experienced and safe local drivers.
On route to the Queen Tara Boat, we will have an opportunity to stop and take some photo of the lotus flowers (seasonal) which is a deeply important flower in Buddhism.
The boat cruise through the floating village, passing the flooded forests will allow you to see ordinary Cambodians going about their daily life in the floating village. Fishermen, boat-makers, markets, schools, spirit houses and waving children are always in plentiful supply on this mesmerizing scenic route, and it is not uncommon for the scenery to provoke silence on the Mini Tara, as guests take in the sights and sounds that surround them. a quick stop also at the floating fish farm is quite interesting, Once the cruise through the floating village is complete, your boat will briefly enter the edge of the Great Lake before docking with the Queen Tara – the biggest boat on the Tonle Sap Lake. (Did you know the Queen Tara Riverboat is almost 100 years old?) Please take the time to explore our beautiful, restored riverboat as she has a great history to tell.
There you will enjoy a well-deserved lunch (Vegetarian options available) and 2-cold drinks for free! Afterwards you can lie back in a hammock, take a seat on the viewing deck or get your photo taken at the steering wheel. Watch as other tour groups drive past on their rickety little boats whilst you chill out, relax, and enjoy the comfort & luxury of the biggest boat on the lake. At about 1:15pm you’ll leave the Queen Tara and head back to the port where your air-conditioned vehicle will be waiting to transport you directly home to your hotel or Guesthouse.
The Queen Tara is moored in a prime location at the entrance of The Great Tonle Sap Lake. It is Siem Reap’s biggest floating restaurant and bar with a fascinating history serving as a cargo boat for the lake yes, our lovely Queen Tara Riverboat is almost 100 years old)
Now lovingly restored, it is ideally positioned to enjoy the best views of the over the lake, flooded forest and the nearby floating villages. (Please note all our boats have life jackets and toilets onboard for your safety and comfort)
Home stays on the Queen Tara Riverboat are also available, experience life on the lake in the heart of the floating villages, awesome sunsets and sunrises awaits.
We at the Tara Riverboat tours, own all our own boats, this ensures you do not have to wait for other guests to fill up the public boats (as other operators rely on) saving you both time, money and a lot of frustrations.
The Queen Tara Riverboat runs on 100% clean, green and renewable energy, (Solar power), we also grow our own organic vegetables on board.
Like all our tours, no more to pay, zero scams, just good clean service with a smile.
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