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Half-day Tonle Sap Secrets

It’s not all about archaeological complexes in Siem Reap! Just a few kilometres away is Tonle Sap, ones of the planet’s most productive ecosystems. Join us for this tour and watch the locals forage for survival in a veritable waterworld that evokes an almost pre-historic lifestyle. Begin your adventure in authentic Cambodian style as we travel by remork (the local variant of tuk-tuk) through the countryside to Tonle Sap. This Unesco Biosphere Reserve changes radically depending on the time of year. In the wet season, the lake swells to about 12,000km.sq, while during the dry season it shrinks to 2,500km.sq. Each year, millions of fish come to spawn in the seasonally flooded forest surrounding the lake, attracting a myriad of water birds as well as people, who have settled in villages along the shores and who live with the rhythm of the water. Take a boat trip around the lake to see floating villages and learn how the locals have adapted to a life ruled by monsoonal rains and water-based agriculture. Afterwards jump back on the remork to return to Siem Reap. Take the back roads and witness seasonal activities such as cricket catching, rice planting and harvesting, fish smoking, prohoc making (the production of fish paste) and duck farming. Stop at a local village to pick up Khmer snacks, have a wander and visit a Buddhist monastery before heading home. It’s not all about archaeological complexes in Siem Reap! Just a few kilometres away is Tonle Sap, ones of the planet’s most productive ecosystems. Join us for this tour and watch the locals forage for survival in a veritable waterworld that evokes an almost pre-historic lifestyle. Begin your adventure in authentic Cambodian style as we travel by remork (the local variant of tuk-tuk) through the Meeting/ Pick up point: Centrally located hotels in Siem Reap. Duration:Four-five hours.

Start/opening time: At 8am - 8.45am.

Languages: English.