Kompong Phluk Floating Villages tour

Kompong Phluk Floating Villages tour
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Kompong Phluk Floating Villages tour


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The tour experience

Explore the enchanting world of floating villages on Tonle Sap Lake and uncover a way of life unlike any other with our unforgettable tour!

Siem Reap floating village tour timing

Morning Tour

  • Hotel pick up at 07:40 am to 08:10 am 

  • Tour departs at 8:30 am

  • Drop off time: 1:30 pm

Afternoon Tour

  • Hotel pick up at 01:40 pm to 02:10 pm 

  • Tour departs at 2:30 pm

  • Drop off time: 7:30 pm [after sunset on the lake]

Kompong Phluk Floating Villages tour

Embark on a journey of a lifetime and witness the indomitable spirits of floating village residents. Discover the mesmerizing beauty of Kompong Phluk, one of Siem Reap’s most attractive floating villages. Browse the local market or pagoda before diving into jaw-dropping floating homes. Marvel at how these people have adapted to extreme conditions with beaming smiles. Indulge in serene boat rides and create unforgettable memories.

Step outside your comfort zone and jump on an unforgettable journey with the fearless female rowers. Discover the beauty of the flooded forest and catch a glimpse of exotic wildlife, including cheeky monkeys and colorful birds if luck. Dare to join this adventure of a lifetime!
Book this tour now and let the magic of nature take your breath away. 


5 hours

Max People

10 people

Pick Up & Drop Off

Your Hotel

Min Age

12+ Years

Tour Type

Countryside, Lake discovery, Village Walk, Cultural Exchange

Attractions Visited

Local market - Pagoda - Kampong Phluk floating village-flooded forest - Cambodian Handicraft

Price Includes

Price Excludes

Siem Reap Floating Village Tour – Dress Code and What to Wear and Bring!

It is important to respect the local culture and dress appropriately when visiting the Kompong Phluk floating villages. By following the dress code and taking note of what to wear and bring, you can have a comfortable and enjoyable experience while immersing yourself in the unique and fascinating culture of Cambodia. 
Here are some useful dress codes and guides on what to wear and bring for the Kompong Phluk Floating Villages:

What to Wear:

  • Light and loose-fitting cotton clothes are ideal for the hot and humid weather.
  • Wear comfortable footwear that is suitable for walking on uneven terrain.
  • Bring a scarf or shawl to cover your head and shoulders, especially for women visiting Buddhist pagoda or sacred places.

What to Bring:

  • Sunscreen lotion to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun.
  • Insect repellent to ward off mosquitoes and other bugs prevalent in the area.
  • Snacks and water to keep you hydrated and satiated during your visit.
  • A small backpack or a crossbody bag to carry all your essentials.
  • Cash or small change as some of the local vendors may not accept card payments.

Our Signature tours


Small group tours!

Small enough to explore each location separately, yet large enough to foster a pleasant social atmosphere! Our group size is never more than 14 people.

We maintain this as our typical maximum small group size as it has always been a crucial strong point in all our guests’ reviews. Our guests have consistently praised our ability to accommodate small groups, and we’ve decided this to be our standard maximum group size.

How do we roll?

Please note that if you wish to book a tour for the same day or the next day, please call us directly at +855 (0)98 55 55 18 to be sure we have available seats for you. Our contact forms are only intended for bookings made at least 24 hours before the start of the tour.

  1. First, select either a shared tour with a guide or a private tour with or without an optional tour guide.
  2. Fill in the contact form fields as detailed as possible (if you have missing information such as the hotel/room details, don’t worry, you can email us later at booking@siemreapshuttle.com).
  3. You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours. If not, please contact us directly at booking@siemreapshuttle.com.

See our How We Roll page to learn about the general rules of thumb for visiting the temples. We encourage all our guests to follow these rules, as the authorities enforce them, and we cannot make exceptions.

Kompong Phluk Floating Village in Dry Season

The end of March to the end of July is a crucial time in Kompong Phluk floating villages, as the water levels start to recede and present a unique opportunity for tourists to experience a new perspective. Although the picturesque landscape of the floating community may lose some of its charm during this time, visitors have a chance to immerse themselves in the daily life of the villagers living in the dried season. While some boats may become stuck, and smaller canoes may be unable to traverse the jungle forest, these challenges add to the thrill of the experience.

The dry season in Kompong Phluk may not be the ideal time to visit for those seeking postcard-perfect photos, but it offers a chance to witness a facet of the village’s daily life that is not typically seen. As they say, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
We encourage travelers to embrace this rare chance to witness a different facet of this incredible destination and truly get a taste of life in Kompong Phluk.

Siem Reap floating village tour

Where is the floating village?

  • Tonle Sap, one of the freshwater lakes in Cambodia and the largest lake in the region, is home to hundreds of floating towns.
  • The size of the lake changes throughout the year, which is one of the reasons why there is a floating village in this part of the world.
  • The lake is considered the largest freshwater lake in Asia and the largest freshwater floodplain in the world due to its expansion during the rainy season, which causes it to cover an area of 31,000 square kilometers.

How many Floating village in Cambodia?

  • According to National authorities, there are over 170 floating villages on the lake, all of which are perched precariously atop tall stilts. In 1997, the lake was put on the list of biosphere reserves maintained by the United Nations.

Local guides!

Follow in the footsteps of our tour guide. These are the local experts who call your spectacular tour site “home.” Be ready to get insides on local treasures, local legends, personalities, and historical details! Be ready to get and learn what every other traveler is missing when they are just trying to search and scroll the web.

Kampong Phluk Floating village:

At Kampong Phluk, the majority of the homes in these villages are built on stilts. 

The village’s name, translates to “harbor of the tusks,” referring to the three towns that line this region’s main entrance to Tonle Sap Lake.

The distance from Siem Reap, is just over 30 kilometers, making it an excursion that can be easily completed in half a day. Compared to traveling to some of the other communities, the river trip and the road trip are rather quick and easy. 

From the village to the lake, because the lake is the most important location, a personal ferry service will take you there after passing through the village. 

The community, relies primarily on fishing and shrimp farming to provide for its members, although during the dry season, they also gather some crops from the land. As Kampong Phluk is a working village, most people who live there are focused on their profession, completely separate from the tourism industry buzzing past their doors. 

Local life, it may be interesting to go right past the locals’ houses to get a glimpse of another way of life, but it may also feel quite invasive. As we said earlier, consider that the residents are not involved in the industry, nor do they benefit from it. As a result, there are no general activities that tourists may generally undertake in Kampong Phluk.

A genuine experience, a local guide can guide take you through the mangroves or flooded forest in one of the nearby tiny boats. In addition, a few restaurants are floating, and visiting this area helps the local tourism business in many ways.

Unique Private Luxury Van!

A private driver at your tour disposal, air conditioned luxury vans with leather seats, you won’t be losing any moment waiting for your driver!

Siem Reap Shuttle Luxury Transportation & Private daily rental
Siem Reap Shuttle Luxury Transportation & Private daily rental
Siem Reap Shuttle Luxury Transportation & Private daily rental

Perfect for Solo explorers!

Because of our extensive expertise and the feedback we receive from our clients, we always organize trips in the form of small groups to facilitate interactions between people who share similar travel interests and individuals who are venturing out on their own.

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