Floating Village

As you may know, the majority of residents in the floating villages earn their living by fishing the Tonle Sap. Depending on the time of year, they catch shrimp, small fish, water snails or clams. If you are interested in learning about fishing in the Tonle Sap this is the tour for you! We will depart from Siem Reap at your preferred time (10am is recommended) and make our way to Kompong Khleang. On the way we will make stops for fresh sticky rice and donuts and then briefly visit a rural market. Upon arrival in Kompong Khleang.

You will visit houses, learn about where the villagers living on flooding area, take a brief walking tour, and enjoy a packed lunch at the lake inside the boat. After lunch, we will meet a local fisherman and learn about how he fishes and earns a living on the Tonle Sap. We will then follow him out into the lake. Depending on the time of year, you can watch the fisherman drop nets, work a fish farm, or lay shrimp lines in the flooded forest. We will also have a chance to visit his traps so we can see what he caught the previous day. After the fishing experience we continue out to the Tonle Sap to see two other floating villages and return home in the early evening. The duration of this tour is approximately 4-6 hours.

***Please note that guests will not fish themselves due to safety concerns. The best time for visiting is between August and December (end of rainy season)