On this tour, we’ll drive out to see the unrestored jungle temple of Beng Mealea. After lunch, we’ll then drive back towards Siem Reap and stop at Kampong Phluk, one of the most popular floating villages on the Tonle Sap.
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Prices & Inclusions
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Prices are per group and NOT per person.
1 – 3 PAX (Car) = $150 USD
4 – 8 PAX (Minivan) = $200 USD
9 – 15 PAX (Minibus) = $278 USD
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English Speaking Tour Guide
Boat Ride Fee
Floating Village Fee
Beng Mealea Ticket ($5)
Food & Drinks
This tour starts after breakfast around 8 o’clock in the morning. We’ll start the 60km or so drive out to Beng Mealea temple. Due to the location of the temple, it doesn’t attract the large number of tourists who visit the temples around Angkor Wat every day. This means that you can explore the magnificent ruins in relative peace and quiet when compared to the temple nearer to Siem Reap town.
It’s believed that Beng Mealea was built around the same time as Angkor Wat as built because it features a very similar design (although smaller) to Angkor Wat, similar carvings, and it was also dedicated to Vishnu (just like Angkor Wat), when most temples were dedicated to Shiva.
Your tour guide will take you around the ruins of Beng Mealea and explain the layout and history of the temple. After you’ve finished exploring Beng Mealea, we’ll stop for lunch in a nearby local restaurant.
After lunch, we’ll head to Kampong Phluk, one of the four main fishing communities on the Tonle Sap. There are around 700 families living here. They are 100% ethnic Khmer families have have fished and farmed the area for generations.
You’ll see houses sitting on top of stilts which in the dry season they sit 6m high but in the wet season they are just a metre or so above water level. Although referred to as a “floating” village, the houses here are fixed. There are, however, some floating shops.
We’ll also get to see the flooded forest which is an eerie boat ride through a forest of mangrove-like trees.
Kampong Phluk is one of the most popular floating villages for tourists to visit.
Why Book This Tour?
This tour is perfect if you’ve already spend a day exploring the temples at Angkor Wat and want to get out of Siem Reap town and off the beaten track. Many guests will combine this tour with a trip to the temples and it’s common for this tour to be a second or even third-day activity during their stay in Siem Reap.
Moreover, this tour is popular with guests who want to visit the floating villages on the great Tonle Sap Lake. Kampong Phluk is one of the most popular floating villages for visitors to Siem Reap and this is one of our most popular tours.
Each person will require an entrance ticket for Beng Mealea. The cost of the pass is $5 per person and it isn’t included in the price of the tour.
Guests are reminded that there is a strict dress code and guests must cover their shoulders and knees when entering the temples. Read more about the rules for visiting the temples.
The tour includes the cost to enter the floating village and the cost of the boat ride.
Many guests will combine this tour into a two or three day package tour. It’s common see the temples at Angkor Wat on the first day and then take this tour on the second day.
If you prefer to get a little further from the beaten track and visit Kampong Khleang instead, you might want to consider our Beng Mealea and Kampong Khleang Tour.
Terms and Conditions
After you complete the booking form, we will contact you to make the arrangements and confirm the booking.
No deposits are required for most bookings. You can pay the guide after the tour ends. For larger groups and in some circumstances, a deposit may be required.
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