Embark on a leisurely boat journey traversing the northern part of great Tonle Sap Lake and the mighty Sangker River, starting at the floating village of Chong Kneas. Tonle Sap Lake is the largest fresh water lake in South East Asia and the lifeblood of the Cambodian fishing industry. Visitors relax while cruising at a leisurely pace between floating homes and small fish farms where they experience daily life on the lake. Every 90 minutes or so the scenery changes along the way, from a thriving ‘extended’ village with stilted/floating homes and fishing nets, to seasonally cultivated open plains or wetlands providing a natural nursery for fish and birds. Local cultural insights include a visit to a local pagoda called Wat Chhoer Kmao ‘Black Wood Pagoda’ perched atop a hillock before enjoying a light lunch served on board the boat.
Please note that from February to August water levels on the Tonle Sap Lake are very low and traveling by boat is not recommended. September to January see the highest water levels in the lake and rivers and is the best time to enjoy this journey.