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Tonle Sap Secrets
Local Life & Culture, Food, Cuisine & Markets
- Travel by remork (Cambodian tuk tuk) and local boat.
- Visit a floating and stilted fishing village on the Tonle Sap Lake.
- See seasonal Cambodian agriculture and aquaculture activities such as a duck farm prahoc (Cambodian fish paste) making, lotus and cricket harvesting.
- Explore a local village and Buddhist Monastery
- Enjoy Khmer snacks.
Discover Siem Reap's secrets as you explore by remork (Cambodian tuk tuk) on a half day tour in Siem Reap. Leaving Siem Reap we travel through the countryside to Tonle Sap Lake.
The Tonle Sap one of the world’s most productive bodies of fresh water. In the wet season, the Tonle Sap Lake swells to 12,000 km². During the dry half of the year, the lake shrinks to as small as 2500 km², draining into the Tonle Sap River. Each year, millions of fish come to spawn in the seasonally flooded forest surrounding the lake, attracting a myriad of water birds as well as people, who have settled in villages along the shores and who live with the rhythm of the water. This ecosystem was classified as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1997.
Take a boat trip around the lake to see floating villages and get a taste for life ruled by monsoonal rains and water-based agriculture. Afterwards jump back on the remork to return to Siem Reap.
Take the back roads back to town on this half day tour in Siem Reap and witness seasonal agricultural activities like cricket catching, rice planting and harvesting, smoking fish, fish paste (prohoc making), duck farming. Stop at a local village to pick up Khmer snacks and explore. Visit a Buddhist monastery before heading home.
Children must be 6 years of age or older. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this half day tour in Siem Reap.To qualify for the child price a traveller is consider a child if they are younger than 12 years of age. Items of a personal nature, Tips or gratuities for drivers or guide.
Pick up at centrally located hotels in Siem Reap.
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Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information. A child must be a least this age to participate in this trip: 5. The maximum age of a child on this trip before they have to pay adult price: 12.