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Sunset Dinner Tour: Tonle Sap Lake Floating Village

1. Sunset Dinner Tour: Tonle Sap Lake Floating Village

Hear the sounds of water lapping up against the side of the boat and watch in awe as the incredible floating village rises against the backdrop of the great Tonle Sap Lake. In this idyllic village less than 10miles (15km) from Siem Reap, explore the village on this fantastic Sunset Tour. Departing from your hotel or guesthouse around 15.30, take a comfortable air-conditioned car or minibus drive with your knowledgeable guide, who will be able to help point out the culture and life all around you in English (and Khmer, of course!). See this incredible village in a very special way. Pass by rice paddies and lotus fields for the opportunity to stop and take photographs of the lotus flower, highly important in Buddhist culture (please note that depending on the time of year, the views of the lotus and rice fields will vary). Upon arrival at the port, transfer to a mini Tara boat driven by an experienced driver. Once on the water, stop at the Crocodile and Fish Farm (depending on current water levels) and learn about some of the trades practiced by those living on the lake. Visit the souvenir shop to purchase gifts or snap some photos from the viewing deck. After this visit, return to the boat and head through the floating village for a glimpse of the local Cambodians going about their daily life. After a tranquil glide through the town, arrive at the Queen Tara, the biggest boat on the lake, in the heart of the floating village. Here, enjoy a well deserved full buffet meal and all inclusive drinks. Finally, the reason you've come: the sunset. Relax with a drink in your hand and soak in the beauty around you. After the last bit of light fades, head back to your guest house or hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle.

Private Street Food Tour with Dinner

2. Private Street Food Tour with Dinner

From a culture at least 3,000 years old, Khmer is one of the oldest cuisines in the world. The street food Siem Reap has been influenced by Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, and French techniques to form a style and flavor profile that is uniquely Cambodian. On this evening food tour, you’ll hop on local transport and travel away from the tourist trail to sample authentic Siem Reap snacks, desserts, and Khmer cuisine staples. Delicious, authentic, and something you don’t want to miss. Visit a local fruit market and navigate the alleyways of a bustling market. Explore the stalls and bright lights at Siem Reap’s largest local picnic spot. Hear insights from the local guide on Cambodian favorites. Test your limit, and indulge in Cambodia's very own fear factory challenge of consuming fried crickets, red ants, and spiders. Come savou the flavors of Siem Reap's snacks, cuisine, and Khmer desserts!

Siem Reap: Angkor Wat Temples Guided Tour by Jeep

3. Siem Reap: Angkor Wat Temples Guided Tour by Jeep

The tour begins with pickup in the morning and heads to the first stop of the day, Ta Prohm. Overgrown by jungle trees and vines, with many parts of the temple crumbling to the ground, Ta Prohm has largely been left as it was found making it one of the most picturesque and memorable temples in the complex. Next, drive to the ancient city of Angkor Thom, entering through the ancient stone carved gate which features elephants and giant faces. From here continue onto Bayon Temple, which is located in the center of the city and known as the ‘Giant Face Temple’. Throughout the trip, listen to fascinating information and stories about the temples, their rich history, as well as their importance and symbolism to the local people.  Enjoy a short break to eat some refreshing Cambodian snacks and fruits, then travel deeper into the Angkor Kingdom as you explore more and more of this incredible temple complex. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite from your adventure, stop by a local restaurant for a tasty lunch. After lunch, follow your guide off-the-beaten-track until you reach a community-based tourism center where you can experience first-hand the everyday life of Cambodians.

Siem Reap: Floating Village Half-Day Tour

4. Siem Reap: Floating Village Half-Day Tour

Explore the floating village on the Tonle Sap Lake on a half-day guided tour from Siem Reap. The tour is the perfect option if you don't have time to visit Prek Toal or Kompong Phluk. Following a pick-up from your hotel or guesthouse, transfer by air-conditioned vehicle to the Port near Phnom Krom. Your English and Khmer-speaking guide will point out areas of local interest along the way and answer any questions you may have. Pass rice paddies and fields of lotus flowers - a deeply important flower in Buddhism. Please note: the views of the lotus and rice fields will vary depending on the time of year. Continue to a crocodile and fish farm on the lake (depending on current water levels). Learn about some of the trades of the people on the lake. If catfish, crocodiles and large snakes don't interest you, there is a souvenir shop and viewing deck on board where you can purchase souvenirs and take some stunning photographs of the views. During the boat ride through the floating village, watch the locals going about their daily life. Briefly enter the edge of the Great Lake before docking at the Queen Tara, the biggest boat on the lake, in the heart of the floating village. Enjoy a well-deserved meal and 2 free drinks. After lunch, take a seat on the viewing deck and watch the world go by. Depart the Queen Tara and journey back to the port. Here, an air-conditioned vehicle will be waiting to transport you back to your hotel or guesthouse in Siem Reap.

Siem Reap: Cambodian Cooking Class at a Local's Home

5. Siem Reap: Cambodian Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in Khmer culinary traditions with this Cambodian cooking class and see for yourself why Siem Reap is known for its fascinating cuisine and colorful dishes. Start the class with pickup from your hotel in a traditional tuk-tuk and head to your first stop, a local market. Here, meet the locals and haggle for the fresh ingredients for your meal before heading to your local guide's home. At the house, roll up your sleeves and get stuck into your lesson. Learn to prepare 4 traditional dishes, including the savory Fish Amok and renowned Tom Yum. Pick up some useful tips and tricks for your expert guide. After the lesson, sit down to enjoy your 4-course meal before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

Angkor Region: 3-day Private Tour of Top Temples

6. Angkor Region: 3-day Private Tour of Top Temples

Day One:  Get picked up from your accommodation at 8:00 am by your driver and tour guide and travel directly to Beng Mealea, a sprawling jungle temple that covers over one square kilometer. Enjoy the adventurous and mysterious feeling of exploring a temple complex largely overrun by vegetation and off the beaten tourist path. Discuss your lunch preferences with your guide before stopping at a local restaurant. Afterwards, head to the floating village Kampong Phluk on Tonle Sap Lake, the largest lake in Southeast Asia. Enjoy a guided boat trip through the floating village. Then get dropped off back at your accommodation. Day Two:  Get picked up again at 8:00 am and purchase a 3-day temple pass before heading to the ancient city of Angkor Thom. Visit some small temples, including Chau Say Tevoda, Thommanon, and Ta Keo. Then head to the jungle temple Ta Prohm where the movie Tomb Raider was shot. Refuel afterwards with lunch at a local restaurant. Then make your way to the Buddhist temple of Banteay Kdei. Gain insight into the history of the powerful Khmer Empire before heading to Phnom Bakheng to see a gorgeous sunset. Day Three:  Get an early start at 5:00 am on the final day of the tour. Get picked up and see the sunrise at Angkor Wat. Following this, you can choose to visit more temples including Pre Rup and Banteay Samre. Then head to Banteay Srey, arriving before most of the crowds. Marvel at the most intricately carved temple in all of Angkor. Afterwards, see a traditional Khmer village and learn about palm sugar production. If you are interested, visit the Landmine Museum and learn how decades of conflict, foreign occupation, and brutal civil war and genocide have impacted Cambodia.  Afterwards, stop for lunch at a local restaurant. On the way back, stop at a few more temples such as East Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Pean, and Preah Khan, a fascinating vast monastic complex. The return trip will take you through many beautiful villages and provide you with great photo opportunities. Get dropped off back at your accommodation at the end of your day.

From Siem Reap: Tonle Sap Floating Village Tour

7. From Siem Reap: Tonle Sap Floating Village Tour

Get a unique experience while in Siem Reap as you head for the Tonle Sap Lake to explore the famous floating villages. Immerse yourself in an intriguing atmosphere and watch the locals go about their daily life in their extraordinary aquatic environment. On route to the port we will have an opportunity to stop and take some photos of the lotus flowers which are a deeply important flower in Buddhism. Visit one of the largest of the floating villages located on the Tonle Sap Lake, traveling by boat with a private guide. Home to Khmer and ethnic Vietnamese and Cham communities, let your guide explain how life evolved around the lake, how life continues to this day and what threats the communities and their dwellings face. Visit the floating crocodile and fish farm (depending on current water levels) and then onto the famous Queen Tara in the heart of the floating village for lunch and a couple of free drinks. Look out for the local bird life. The reserve is home to a bird sanctuary and attracts a rich array of birds, from painted stork to a large colony of spot billed pelicans. Departure time 10:00. Each tour lasts approximately 4 hours door-to-door, taking you from your Siem Reap accommodation to the heart of the “Great Lake” as it is popularly called.

Tonle Sap Cruise & Road Tour between Phnom Penh & Siem Reap

8. Tonle Sap Cruise & Road Tour between Phnom Penh & Siem Reap

Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Phnom Penh or Siem Reap to start your full-day cruise along the Tonle Sap River and experience the beauty of the landscape from a different perspective.  Journey by luxury cruiser designed to navigate the challenging waterway with ease. Get a welcome drink on boarding and enjoy a buffet lunch and soft drinks, served on board as you sail. Benefit from the unique double hull that allows the boat to travel closer to the riverbanks and explore the narrow waterways along the way. Travel the rest of the journey in the luxury of a private air-conditioned minivan, and take in the stunning scenery as you drive through pristine countryside and the traditional rural villages surrounding Tonle Sap Lake. Experience the unique river and rural life on land.

Battambang Private Full-Day Tour from Siem Reap

9. Battambang Private Full-Day Tour from Siem Reap

Depart from your hotel early in the morning and head from Siem Reap to Battambang province. Begin your day with a sightseeing tour around the city of Battambang along the Steung Sangké river. Pass Battambang's gorgeous French colonial buildings on the way to Odam Bang village. From there, take a bamboo train through the region's rice paddies. This province is known as the country's “rice barn”, as it is the leading rice-producing province in Cambodia. After enjoying a picnic lunch, head to the pretty village of Wat Kor and the hilltop temples of Phnom Sampeau and Phnom Banan. The area's limestone hills are dissected by a number of caves, and some still contain unexpected reminders of Cambodia's horrific Khmer Rouge regime. Travel back along the Steung Sangké river and discover the region's tropical fruit orchards and vegetables planted along the fertile riverbanks of Steung Sangké river on the way back to your hotel in Siem Reap.

Siem Reap: After Dark Foodie Tour on a Vespa

10. Siem Reap: After Dark Foodie Tour on a Vespa

On this tour, you will get to experience the real Siem Reap after dark. Days in Siem Reap can be quite long and hot, so it is great to feel the refreshing evening breeze while you cruise through the streets on the back of your Vespa scooter. On this highly acclaimed food tour, you are invited to see and taste exotic foods and brews in authentic Khmer places in Siem Reap. The tour gathers at a chic bar for some beer or cocktails with a twist, then head off to a flurry of local street vendors, sights and sounds that all join into a single sensation that is the essence of Cambodia. In the most unlikely settings and among strictly local customers, authentic Khmer gastronomy is served on this Siem Reap food tour. Be adventurous and taste Khmer delicacies at street stalls or while sitting picnic-style at a spot hidden. The amazing food is topped off with great Cambodian rice wines infused with local herbs and spices. While food is the main theme of this foodie tour in Siem Reap, it is also a must to follow the local custom. Therefore, you will join the locals at a special evening shrine to make wishes about the vital matters in life such as wealth, health, marriage and the future generation. Be sure to prepare for your wish. This acclaimed and original Siem Reap food tour uniquely provides free flowing drinks and all you can eat. Even if you drink a couple of beers, you can safely enjoy your Siem Reap tour in comfort and style, because every guest rides pillion behind skillful drivers on wonderful Vespa scooters.

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What people are saying about Siem Reap

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 14 reviews

You should take this cooking class! My husband and I had a free morning, so we signed up. My husband likes to try new food, but he doesn't ever cook, so I wasn't certain he would enjoy the class. He had a great time! There were two other couples in the class. The home is set up perfectly for us to prepare the food outside and dine outside. It is April, yet under the covering with ceiling fans we were not too hot. We each had choices of what to make for our four courses. After a tour of the market by Huot and a visit around the kitchen garden by Chanvatey we washed up and started cooking. (Please forgive me for making any mistake on the names.) Chanvatey was well prepared and gave good instructions. Everyone had room to work around the cook space, and everyone had plenty to do. You could make choices, like more sweet or less garlic, but mostly we all followed Chanvatey's directions. Hoat took photos as we worked, and sent them to us afterwards. The food was so delicious!

It was overcast, but the sunset still was pretty. We stopped at places with things to buy, but we were never pressured to purchase. Our guide Sophors, also known as Mr Friday, led us on a fun and informative trip! We enjoyed the stop at the lotus field center where families gathered to celebrate Khmer New Year. I never knew you could make cloth out of lotus stems! The place where we got on the boat was clean and had nice bathrooms. Our boat took us out to the lake, passing other boats filled with celebrating families. After a stop at a floating crocodile farm, it's on to dinner. The Queen Tara is decorated beautifully, and the women and adorable children welcomed us with smiles. We ordered dinner from the menu, and sat up on the top deck to enjoy the cool breeze while sipping free drinks. Our meal was delicious.

Lovely tour of Tonle Sap with knowledgable guide Mr Friday. Got to see authentic Cambodia from the water, with helpful explainations along the way, including crocodiles, rice and lotus field. Due to small number in group we had a meal and not a buffet which was tasty. Drinks flowed freely, whilst watching the sun disappear behind the clouds. Enjoyable afternoon/evening, most relaxing.

my Guide Lala and the driver were super friendly and he told me so much about all the things to know and the backgrounds of the temples. we've been visiting 14 temples in total during the three days.

Well organised class and able to make authentic Cambodian food quite easily. Friendly staff, happy to answer questions and help you to make your dishes. it was a good activity for a few hours.