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Siem Reap: Prek Toal Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve Tour

1. Siem Reap: Prek Toal Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve Tour

The Bird Sanctuary at the Prek Toal Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve is one of the most important breeding grounds in the whole of Southeast Asia for endangered waterbirds. Many different species of rare birds can be found there, including but not limited to the Black-headed Ibis, Painted Stork, Greater and Lesser Adjuncts, Spot-billed Pelican, Milky Stork and the Grey-Headed Fish Eagle. Prek Toal is a must-see location for any avid birdwatchers visiting Siem Reap or Cambodia. The tour of Prek Toal will begin at 6:00am with your hotel or guesthouse pick-up in an air-conditioned vehicle. Friendly, knowledgeable and English-speaking tour guides (and Khmer of course) will ensure that you enjoy your tour, pointing out areas of local interest along the way and answering any questions you may have. It takes about 20 minutes to reach the port of Chong Khneas, and upon arrival, you will exit the vehicle and jump onto one of the Mini Tara’s – smaller boats with life jackets and driven by experienced and safe local drivers. On route to Prek Toal, you will make three stops. Firstly, as you pass the rice paddy and lotus field, you will have an opportunity to stop and take some photos of the lotus flowers which are a deeply important flower in Buddhism. You will then stop at the stilted houses just before the lake to see how the water levels effect the way people live as well as seeing a floating school. The third stop will be the Crocodile & Fish Farms at Chong Khneas to learn about how some of the tradespeople on the lake work. If catfish, crocodiles and large snakes don’t interest you, there is a souvenir shop and a viewing deck on board for you to purchase some presents for loved ones or take a few photos. The boat ride through Chong Khneas 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 of Chong Khneas to provoke silence on the Mini Tara, as customers take in the sights and sounds that surround them. Once the trip through Chong Khneas is complete, your boat will begin the journey across the Great Tonle Sap Lake to the Biosphere Reserve at Prek Toal. Your entrance fee and boat hire in the Biosphere is included in your ticket price. Your guide will arrange this for you, and join you as you travel through the biosphere reserve. Of the three Biosphere core areas on the Tonle Sap Lake, Prek Toal is the most popular with birdwatchers. The best time to explore is the dry season between December and May when flocks of migratory birds congregate at Prek Toal. While the dry season progresses and the water recedes, the number of birds increase, but the tour to some of the more important viewing areas becomes more difficult. You’ll depart from Prek Toal in the early afternoon, and head back to the famous Queen Tara in the heart of the floating restaurant. There, you will enjoy a well-deserved meal and 2 free cold drinks. At about 2:15pm, you’ll leave the restaurant and head back to the port at Chong Khneas where your air-conditioned vehicle will be waiting to transport you directly home to your hotel or guesthouse.

Siem Reap: Eco-Quad Bike Experience

2. Siem Reap: Eco-Quad Bike Experience

Start your adventure journey after a short safety brief for a thrilling quad bike adventure on a tour through the local villages. Head out of the city and discover the beautiful scenery just outside of Siem Reap on-board an easy-to-drive quad. There are plenty of photo opportunities along the way as you pass by buffalos resting in water, kids running home from school, or local vendors selling food from their living rooms. Interact with the charming local people on this authentic adventure. All rides are accompanied by professional guides. Your tour finishes back in our office. After you wash the mud off your feet and take a refreshing drink, you will be brought back to your accommodation in Siem Reap.

Angkor Wat Small Group Sunrise Tour with Breakfast included

3. Angkor Wat Small Group Sunrise Tour with Breakfast included

Discover ancient Cambodian history on this early morning 1-day trip. See a stunning sunrise, visit Angkor Wat, Bayon, and Ta Prohm. The tour begins with a pickup from your hotel before sunrise. Head to Angkor Wat archaeological site. Soak up the atmosphere of Angkor from the edge of one of the ancient library pools and enjoy a colorful sunrise. Learn about the history of this famous temple from your guide as you explore the interior of the great temple. Discover the corridors, central chambers, and upper terraces. After visiting Angkor Wat, enjoy a picnic breakfast in front of Royal swimming pool of Sras Srang. Continue to the ancient Ta Prohm Temple and marvel at the structure covered in trees and massive roots. Fans of Angelina Jolie's Tomb Raider will recognize this iconic temple. Explore Bayon temple, a world-famous landmark built by King Jayavarman VII. Learn about Bayon's many uses, including a place for worship, education, and administration. Before going back your hotel, Go to discover the biggest local market in Siem Reap called Phsar Leu Thom Thmey market and walk in between food stalls to look for the best Cambodian specialties. You can try Cambodian dishes such as sticky rice, egg noodles, or even fried spiders and scorpions.

Siem Reap: Angkor Eye Standard Ride Ticket

4. Siem Reap: Angkor Eye Standard Ride Ticket

Angkor Eye is a world-famous sight in Siem Reap, Cambodia. From atop the whirling Ferris wheel, it provides a unique and beautiful view of the cityscape. The attraction is ideal for guests of all ages who wish to enjoy the most stunning cityscape in Siem Reap, Cambodia. This ride, with an 18-minute view experience, is sure to make a day out in Siem Reap! Book your Angkor Eye ticket in advance to access one of Siem Reap's most popular attractions. The Angkor Eye is 85 meters high, and riding in the air-conditioned cabin provides clear views of several local landmarks, including the Angkor Wat Temple, 4 kilometers away, Siem Reap downtown, Kulen Mountain, and Phnom Krom. Your ticket includes admission to the 18-minute Angkor Eye ride

Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary and Great Lake Tour in Cambodia

5. Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary and Great Lake Tour in Cambodia

Cambodia is a land of stunning beauty and fascinating people. It is also home to one of the world's great bird sanctuaries; experience a birding expedition like never before! At Prek Toal, enjoy the chance to see native birds in a site that has been nominated as a UNESCO Biosphere reserve! Beginning at 6:00, enjoy a pick-up from your hotel or guesthouse in an air-conditioned vehicle and let your local guide will drive you to the port near Phnom Krom. Leave behind the pains of land for the joys of the water, hopping into a smaller mini Tara boat equipped with life jackets and expert local drivers. On the way up to Prek Toal, stop by a Crocodile and Fish Farm at the floating village. Snap a few photos of the crocs or catfish before getting back on a boat for a ride through the floating village. Witness everyday life on the lake. There truly is a floating city out here, with fishermen, boat-makers, markets, schools and waving children. Once through the floating village, begin the great journey across the lake to the Biosphere Reserve at Prek Toal. Learn about the most exciting things along your way from you guide, who will ensure you have a truly extraordinary experience. Depart Prek Toal in early afternoon and head back on the boat, where you can enjoy a lovely full buffet meal and drinks on the famous Queen Tara, the biggest boat on the lake, in the heart of the floating village. Then, relax and soak in the beauty of the nature around you. However you choose to relax, it'll definitely be worth it before making the journey back to your hotel or guesthouse!

Siem Reap/Battambang Cruise Guided tour one way

6. Siem Reap/Battambang Cruise Guided tour one way

A lake stretches before you without end and birds fly overhead. Here at Tonle Sap Lake, near Siem Reap, experience nature like you've only seen it in picture books - the tour of Mer Chhay is worth the extra effort to get here. Set on the floodplains of Tonle Sap Lake, the numerous floating villages and stilted homes awaits. Starting at 7.30am, set out on an adventure few will experience. Let your expert guide tell you about the culture, lifestyle and ecosystem of this fascinating place. On your way out to the floating village, pass by rice paddies and lotus fields rural villages with some photographs of the lotus flowers, a deeply important flower in Buddhism. Next, stop at the stilted houses just before the lake to see how the water levels affect the way locals live and take a look at a floating school. After that, we board our boat where the true adventure begins. Witness everyday life on the lake. There truly is a floating city out there, and fishermen, boat-makers, markets, schools, and waving children are always just a glance away. Departing from the Mc Chhay , cross the great Tonle Sap Lake to visit the Stilted Houses and passing the Flooded Forest near Prek Toal, (famous for the bird sanctuary) depending .on the water levels at the time your experience will never be the same on any given day, you gently glide through the different floating villages and stilted villages ,Nature is at its best out on the river systems,with huge migration water birds,very rare and some endangered,jumping fish,water buffalo Siamese Crocodiles and much much more,. During the dry season, the houses rise like giants nearly 18 feet or 6 meters above you, while during the rainy season, you'll be right at door level! As we cruise up the awesome Sangkor River its awesome to see traditional fishing methods still being used,in fact,the journey is something out of this world as we know it,its basically untouched for 100s of years as no roads exist, all transport is via boats only,truly a river system that time seems to have forgotten. The Actual cruise is for approx 7 hours,its a fascinating look into a different world, its a journey where for the brave few,a life time memory will be forged,the locals way of life is far removed to what you will normally see,adapting the the ever changing depths of the rivers and lakes has created some very unique ways of living.

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What people are saying about Siem Reap Province

What an absolutely beautiful experience on Angkor Wat tour with a tour guide David! The tour was very well organized and nothing has been missed. David is very lovely and informative guide. He not only talked about the history of Angkor Wat, but also shared information about the country, food and people. Not to mention we went for a local breakfast as part of the tour which was delicious! Highly recommended!

Fantastic, and diversified trip

We really enjoyed this authentic tour of the river, lake, and village. Not for the faint hearted. Agility required getting in and out of the aged wooden boats, but the guides are kind and helpful, and the experience well worthwhile.

A lot of fun and informative. If you have a GoPro would take it with.