Sunset Cocktail Cruise on Tonle Sap Lake
Sunset Cocktail Cruise
on Tonle Sap Lake
Floating villages, fruit plantations and restaurants: daily scenes when talking about Tonle Sap.
With a backdrop of traditional life as such, watching the sunset with a drink in your
hand aboard a wooden boat makes it just that day’s end a bit better.
WHY THIS TOUR?
An eventful day at the Angkor temples does not have to end at your hotel or heading over to Siem Reap’s Pub Street for a bite to eat and a drink. Within easy reach of Cambodia’s cradle of civilisation lies the country’s largest lake and one of Asia’s dominant sweet water basins.
Tonle Sap’s (or Great Lake) surface dramatically changes in size between dry and rainy season; aligned with this annually returning annual phenomenon, the lake is considered to be one of the world’s richest sources of freshwater fish. This massive natural reservoir forms the décor, alongside admiring local life on the lake, for an intimate sunset cruise with a cold drink, a snack and those you hold dear right next to you.
16:00 - 18:00
Our English-speaking Khmer guide and driver will be waiting for you at your hotel lobby to bring you over to the Tonle Sap Lake. The embarkation point of the lake lies around 15 kilometres south from downtown Siem Reap. Upon arrival, you will be warmly greeted by the captain of a traditional wooden boat, suitable to navigate the often shallow waters and gliding effortlessly through the floating houses that characterise the stature of the lake.
The vessel sailing towards the sunset is at your disposal and with a cocktail in one hand and snacks in the other; your guide will explain how life on The Great Lake remains as it is for centuries. It is interesting to know that the lake doubles in size (from 3000 square kilometres to over 7500 square kilometres) once the monsoon season arrives. With so much water and an abundance of freshwater fish, many common things on land are here floating, ranging from restaurants, schools, fruit and vegetable plantations to even a police station.
For you and your travel companion, it is pure enjoyment to watch the sun slowly sinking in the west, as your captain slowly sails his trustworthy vessel across the calm lake surface. As soon as the last sun rays left the lake’s surface, we make our way back to the embarkation point, and you will be comfortably driven back to your booked accommodation in Siem Reap.