Detail Program/Day 1
13:30 Pick up from your staying hotel in Siem Reap and transport by car or minivan to the port (around 30-40 minutes).
The boat will take you on the 1hr to 1hr 30mins journey to Prek Toal floating village, across the flooded forest and the great lake. On the way, your OSMOSE guide will explain you about the unique hydrological system, ecosystem of the lake and its flora and fauna.
On arrival at the floating village, you will visit the environmental education class and the water hyacinth handicraft workshop. Then, on board a traditional Khmer paddle boat, you will discover how the local community has adapted to their floating and ever changing environment: visit a family who live on a floating house to observe the local customs and talk with the host about the differences they face living on the water and then continue to visit the crocodile farms, fish farms, floating school, floating gardens: a unique opportunity to see a unique way of life.
16:30 After, you will be given a Khmer cooking lesson. You will learn how to make different types of Khmer dishes under the supervision of women members of the Community Restaurant in the floating village.
17:30 You will take the time to appreciate the daily life on the lake
and watch the magnificent sunset in the village. A typical diner will be served at the Community Restaurant before the boat takes you to the family who will accommodate you in their floating home.
Detail Program / Day 2
06:30 Breakfast (or earlier for early bird watching), then you will change boat to go and visit the bird sanctuary under the guidance of a local ranger. Along the way, your guideï¿½s knowledge of the birds and the flooded forest will give you the best opportunity to see and understand this complex natural ecosystem.
You will be proposed to climb on a tree top platform to view bird colonies with telescope and binoculars. Please note that in the low water season (February-March), a visit to the tree top platform is not accessible, you will spend more time to enjoy the bird feeding along the main stream inside the Bird sanctuary)
12:00 Back to the floating village to enjoy the special lunch prepared by the women members of the Community Restaurant.
13:00 Return to Siem Reap, back to your staying hotel around 15:00.
Price: the more visitors (max. 8) in a group, the more affordable per visitor! Example for a group of 4 visitors: 140 US$ per visitor.
* Full information on price per capita regarding the numbers of people in a group available on Ecotour Prices page or with our reservation team: Please call +855 (0)99 707 009 or firstname.lastname@example.org
* For a French speaking guide, there is a 15$ extra cost per group
** Free of charge for children from 0 to 3 years old, discount 25% for children under 12 years old (from 4-11 years old).
*** Since April 2018, as per the decision of the Cambodian Ministry of Finance, all NGO services are submitted to 10% Value Added Taxes (VAT) and Osmose is applying this policy for all bookings from August 2018 onwards.
The prices indicated above do not include the 10% VAT.
Thank you to wear decent clothes during the tour, to respect the local uses (long sleeved shirts and trousers is recommended but covering shoulder shirts and covering knee shorts is acceptable)
To our visitors:
Visitors should possess a minimum physical fitness to fully enjoy the proposed itineraries.
Osmose organizes tours following adapted safety regulations for its Visitors. During the round trip Siem Reap/Prek Toal and in the village, Osmose works with the community to ensure that the services provided to the Visitors achieve the highest possible level of safety and quality.
However, Osmose is not responsible for possible loss, damage and injuries in the course of the full tour.
Visitors are required to have full travel insurance. It is the responsibility of the Visitor to read their insurance policy before travel and ensure that the insurance scheme provides the Visitor with the required level of cover.
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