Private Boat Charter from Siem Reap to Battambang
Enjoy a leisurely and scenic journey across the north-western part of the great Tonle Sap Lake before navigating inland towards Battambang along the winding Sangker River.
The journey is by private boat and starts from bustling Chong Kneas, overlooked by Phnom Krom which stands proudly at the northern point of the largest fresh water lake in Southeast Asia and the lifeblood of the Cambodian fishing industry. Interestingly, the Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers reverse the direction of their flow due to silt build up in the delta which brings an overflow of water to support both agriculture and fish breeding.
The lake and river journey offers a chance to enjoy varied environments and landscapes as well as an insight into daily life on the water during the six to seven hour cruise. The journey can take longer when water levels are low (February – June) however, if you have the time to spare, travelling by boat is a relaxing and interesting way to soak up river life and rural Cambodia.
Along the way we take time to stop at Cheur Khmao Pagoda “Black Wood Pagoda” and the Preak Toal Community.
Thailand Hype Luxury Boat Club in Phuket
HYPE concept is a beach club on the sea on a luxurious and stylish Catamaran featuring comfortable sun lounger day beds and a spacious trampoline. Guests can enjoy a selection of delicious nibbles from traditional Thai food to sushi and tapas – and a bar with an extensive menu of fine champagnes, spirits and cocktails.
The boat is fitted and designed to meet every comfort while a DJ adds to the atmosphere with beats of lounge music and club mixes. Far from the hustle and bustle of the island, the cruise offers guests a breath-taking day on the crystal water of Phuket’s west coast, topped off at the end of the day with a magical sunset. Operating Mon-Sun, 11:30 am to 18:30.
Rural Life Along Klong Mahasawat in Bangkok
Klong Mahasawat is roughly an hour’s drive away from Bangkok yet offers some of the most intrinsic aspects of Thai culture owing to its agricultural ties and close village communities. Thailand is known as a kingdom of farmers, and its rice, silk and food products are recognized all over the world. The nearest agro-tourism destination to Bangkok is the community-based tourism area along Khlong Mahasawat, a famous canal in Nakhon Pathom.
Upon arrival we transfer to a traditional long tail boat that propels itself along the waterways through flower farms of orchids and lotus blooms. A change of transportation and we experience a local mini tractor (E-Tan) as it drives through rice fields and fruit orchids, stopping for guests to taste a selection of seasonal fruit products. This is a wonderful experience, revealing how local agricultural traditions are still maintained when it comes to farming the land.
Khlong Mahasawat’s agro attractions are best seen in the morning to avoid the heat of the day. Where we board the long tail boats don’t miss the chance to feed the canal’s catfish, (all the nearby vendors sell bags of fish food). Just cast a few pellets into the water and instantly the water churns with fish as they fill their bellies.