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.

TRAIL ITINERARY

Sunset Cocktail Cruise on Tonle Sap Lake

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.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A late afternoon tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by car / mini-van / coach with professional driver.
  • Boat trip with one cocktail and canapes on board
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description

EXCLUSIONS

  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside Siem Reap. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside this area such as Tonle Sap, Koh Ker, Banteay Srei and Siem Reap International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant
  • Due to the nature of this tour, we regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users
  • To avoid any issues pertaining obtaining an arrival visa at the airport, please ensure that your passport contains at least two empty pages. Failure to do so may result in not gaining entrance into the Kingdom of Cambodia
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • Due to low water levels during the months May and June and the rainy season period running until end July, we only recommend taking this cruise between August and February / March.
  • This activity requires customers to sign a disclaimer prior to partaking onto this tour as we sail on small boats over the lake for protection measures. These disclaimers will be handed out by the guide before embarkation.

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