08:00 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. Snack (fresh fruit, coffee or tea) will be served for you on the boat.
On your arrival at the floating village, you will visit the environmental education class and the water hyacinth handicraft workshop, then, it’s now for you the opportunity to spend time with the women of Saray Tonle (the water hyacinth handicraft cooperative) learning how to weave your own souvenir of your trip! These sessions are important for the self-confidence of the weavers and they are also a unique chance for visitors to interact with community members (even with a common language!).
12:00 Lunch in the Community Restaurant.
13:00 After lunch break, on 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.
15:00 Visit the Environmental Research Station where you will enjoy a panoramic view of the village.
Return to Siem Reap, back to your hotel around 17:00
Price: the more visitors (max. 8) in a group, the more affordable per visitor! Example for a group of 4 visitors: 70 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)).
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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If you are travelling by yourself or in couple, we recommend you to book in advance to get more chance to join a group and decrease the fees.
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