Cambodia

The Great Lake: Cruise to the floating village of Mey Chhrey

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: Morning / Afternoon

tour highlights

Ride a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake
  • Visit a remarkable flooded forest
  • Witness everyday life in a floating village
  • See the unique pagoda May Chhrey
  • Admire incredible views of wildlife and nature around the lake

tour details

The floating village of May Chhrey is located just outside Siem Reap, and consists of 250 floating houses. We’ll take a traditional wooden boat for a ride to the village on the Tonle Sap Lake and, during wet season, you’ll have the chance to visit a flooded forest. Here we’ll witness everyday life in this charming community that got its name from its May Chhrey pagoda located located on a small hill. The name of the pagoda is translated as Big Bodhi Tree. Along the way to May Chhrey, you’ll have plenty of chances to observe the scenic roadside views dotted with lotus ponds and animated with local wildlife such as water buffalo and various exotic birds.

tour description

The floating village of May Chhrey is located about 17 km from Siem Reap and consists of 250 floating houses. Take a traditional wooden boat for a ride to the village on the Tonle Sap Lake from August to January, a flooded forest can be visited as well. The village got its name from its pagoda May Chhrey (Big Bodhi tree) on a small hill. The road to this village is very scenic with water buffalo's, lotus pounds and lots of birds.

includes

Private transportation
All entrance fees for the places as mentioned in the program
English-speaking locally-stationed guides (guides in other languages are on request and may be subject to supplements)
Bottled water and cold towels

    excludes

    Surcharges for other language guides
    Personal travel insurance
    Personal expenditures such as drinks, souvenirs, gratuities etc.
    Meals and services other than 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: REPDSMCH

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