Prek Toal & Bird Sanctury Tour
Prek Toal floating village & Bird Sanctuary.
Full day Tour (with an overnight option).
This tour gives you a wonderful insight into life on a floating village. Tonle Sap Lake rises and falls as it is tidal so the locals houses need to be able to rise and fall with the water level.
4:00am Pick up,
It’s an early start as we leave the hotel at 4.30am. After that it’s a 40 minute drive in our air conditioned vehicle to Mechrey Floating village where we’ll board a boat that will take us out to Prek Toal floating village and bird Sanctuary. From the boat, as you gently drift along, you’ll get to see the local Khmer fishermen bringing in their catch as we watch the sun rise along Tonle Sap Lake.
Prek Toal is one of the biggest floating villages on the Lake and is located in Battambang, at the mouth of Sangke River. More than 2,000 families live at Prek Toal floating village so it has its own school, floating market, Buddhist temple, and even has a Crocodile farm (where the crocodiles are kept in cages under the board walk).
You’ll have the opportunity to explore Prek Toal and visit Osmost Basket weaving where they plait hyacinth reeds plucked from the lake and dried and woven into matts and baskets. Afterwards, we’ll join a local Cambodian family for lunch, sitting on woven mats in their house, eating, smiling and laughing with them.
After lunch, we’ll take a shallow boat through the mangrove forests so you can get up close and watch the water birds.
If you have the time, you have the great opportunity to stay overnight with a local family at Prek Toal, perfect if you want to fully immerse yourselves and experience life on a floating village
$ Tour Price
Full day: from $265 /person
Minimum 2 people.
Maximum 8 people.
The price inclusive ac Vehicle, Lunch with local family,Drinking water, Boat,entrance fee to bird Sancturay,private tuitor and guide services.