2-day Bird Watching in Prek Tuol with homestay

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Tour type

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: 2 Days

tour highlights

Cruise the Tonle Sap Lake on a private boat
  • Explore daily life in a floating village
  • Enjoy an exceptional view of the sunset over the lake
  • Bird watch and learn about the incredible variety in the area
  • View beautiful, unspoiled landscapes

tour details

Enjoy two tranquil days among beautiful Cambodian landscapes and traditional scenes. We’ll start by driving to a fishing village at Tonle Sap Lake and boarding a private boat to a floating village across the lake. On the way, you’ll learn about the ecosystem and habitats of the local flora and fauna. Once in the village, you’ll enjoy a fresh fish lunch cooked by villagers and take a paddle boat tour where you’ll discover different village features, including crocodile farming, fish raising, traditional medicine, floating schools and spirit houses. At the end of the day, you’ll watch the sunset on the lake. The next morning, we’ll glide through the waterways to the Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary and bird watch while learning more about the sanctuary and the incredible variety of water birds.

In the late morning drive to a fishing village at Tonle Sap Lake near Siem Reap, board a private boat and travel for 1 to 1.5 hours across the lake and its flooded forest. On the way, the Osmose guide will explain you about the ecosystem and habitats of the local flora and fauna.
Arrive in the floating village and have a typical fresh fish lunch cooked by villagers.
Visit the floating village on a paddle boat tour organized by the community.
Discover different aspects of the village activities: crocodile farming, fish raising, fishing operation preparation, traditional medicine, boat shops, spirit houses, floating schools, etc.
Break at the home stay to enjoy daily life in a floating village. Watch sunset on the lake and have dinner cooked by villagers.
The next morning take full advantage of the sunrise and early morning viewing hours. After breakfast board the boat and glide through the waterways into the Bird sanctuary. Enjoy bird watching while learning about the ecosystem and habitats of the local flora and fauna. Discover the incredible variety of water birds, including endangered species such as storks, pelicans and ibises before traveling back to Siem Reap by boat over the Tonle Sap Lake along floating villages. Enjoy beautiful unspoiled landscapes and traditional daily-life scenes.
Arrive in Siem Reap at noon and transfer to hotel or Siem Reap airport for departure flight to the next destination.

includes

  • Acommodation in shared twin room with air-condition (AC) and private bathroom
  • Meals as stated in the programme B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner
  • Transfers and tours with local English guides (guides in other languages are on request and may be subject to supplements) in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • All entrance fees, boat fees and / or cyclo fees as mentioned in the programme
  • Bottled water and cold towels available on the vehicles

excludes

  • Domestic airfare (quoted separately, if requested)
  • International airfare to / from Cambodia (quoted separately, if requested)
  • Optional tours
  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Drinks with meals
  • Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking
  • Visa fees
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme

notes

Ideally a tour to the Tonle Sap Lake is only done during the high-water-level months of July to possibly mid of February. When the water is low boats may get stuck and also the distances to the floating villages increase.
    Tour code: REPDSMW5

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