On this tour we will be exploring the flooded forest and stilted village of Kompong Phluk. Our guide will meet you at your hotel at the tour time and transport you to the boat docks via air conditioned cars or mini van. Along the way we pass through a few smaller villages and than hop on to our traditional long tail riverboat (all boats have the required safety equipment).
We than cruise down the river into the actual township. Depending on the time of year water levels will vary, so we either walk or row through the main street arriving at the Pergola and Monk school. We enjoy a light fruit snack of local fruits and drinks and than proceed into the flooded forest. At the flooded forest the temperature is going to drop 10 degrees so please bring a sweater. We use local and very experienced boat people to row us into the numerous forests. After having explored the flooded forest our other traditional riverboat will be waiting for us to cruise out onto the great Tonle Sap lake (the largest fresh water lake in South East Asia). Seeing Tonle Sap Lake is an awesome sight and more like an inland sea. Many locals will be out there fishing using traditional fishing methods that have not changed much for centuries.
All in all this tour is a great way to experience the famous village of Kompong Phluk and the Flooded forest (in khmer, Kompong Phluk means harbor of the tusks). Kompong Phluk is home to some 2800 people mainly khmers and live in houses towering some 10 mtrs.
We look forward to giving you some cultural insights and an exciting day.