Our tours take guests to Kompong Khleang, the largest floating village in Siem Reap province. Located about 55km outside of the city, the villages are home to over 10,000 people, many of whom have been living here for generations.
Our community based tours are unique and unlike others in town. Because our staff comes from the village and the non-profit we fund work in the community we enjoy a particularly close relationship with community residents. Rather than coming as tourists you are able to visit the village as friends. Our goal is for guests to not only see the Tonle Sap but gain insight into daily life in Kampong Khleang while learning about some of the issues the communities face. All profits from the tours are donated to Bridge of Life School to fund education, clean water, and other projects.
Our tours change based on the season (water levels) and weather but typically include stops for Khmer sticky rice, donuts, and snacks along the way to Kompong Khleang; a pagoda tour; a ride in a boat to the village where we work to visit a stilted home and school; and a boat ride out to the Tonle Sap to see an ethnic Vietnamese floating village and sunset. In the dry season we are also able to take a brief walking tour of the village.
Our group tour leaves Siem Reap at 2:00PM daily and last about 5.5 hours. The fee is $35 USD/per person through January 2020 and all profits are donated to Bridge of Life Organization. We also have several private tour options. Please send us a message via the Book a Tour page to inquire about a tour.
I came to Siem Reap to visit Angkor Wat and all the other amazing temples. I wanted to do a Tonle sap floating village tour and heard about the Kampong Khleang tour through my guesthouse. It ended up being the highlight of the trip...Paren the tour guide was awesome and interesting.
I only had two days in Siem Reap but I spent my second morning with Kompong Khleang Floating Tours. The hosts were great - informative with keen insight into Khmer culture. It was great to see the school and the work Bridge of Life School is doing in Kompong Khleang. The boat was comfortable and fun to see how locals fish on the way. I highly recommend this even if you're only in town for a short time as the experience and guide was great.
Had a great time on the Tonle Sap Floating Tour! We took an awesome boat and everyone was waving and smiling. The water level was low so we were able to take a walk through the village and see how people made a living and also learn about day-to-day life. We then took the boat out into the open lake which was probably the best part as we saw two other Kampong Khleang villages and an awesome sunset. All around a great experience and would do it again with a doubt! Still craving the donuts as well!!