Bird Sanctuary at the Prek Toal Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve is one of the most important breeding grounds in the whole of Southeast Asia for endangered water-birds. Many different species of rare birds can be found there, including but not limited to Black-headed Ibis, Painted Stork, Greater and Lesser Adjuncts, Spot-billed Pelican, Milky Stork and the Grey-Headed Fish Eagle. Prek Toal is a must see location for any avid birdwatchers visiting Siem Reap or Cambodia.
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Meet your expert bird guide at your hotel, and proceed via air-conditioned car or minivan to the boat dock area. Transfer onto a mini tara boat, a special flat bottomed boat driven by experienced local boat drivers. On the way to the Prek Toal Sanctuary, you will pass through the floating village where everything floats, including police stations, shops, schools, and markets.
Next, proceed across the great lake, Tonle Sap, and enter into the Prek Toal floating community. You will meet up with the local rangers and transfer onto their boats for the trip inside the Biosphere reserve. These boats are much smaller and can get in closer to the viewing platforms. For the keen bird watches, smaller row boats that will allow the local guide to row you up close to where the birds are nesting are used.
Of the three core areas of the biosphere on the Tonle Sap Lake, Prek Toal is the most popular with birdwatchers. The best time to explore is the dry season between December to May when flocks of migratory birds congregate at Prek Toal. While the dry season progresses and the water recedes, the number of birds increase, but the tour to some of the more important viewing areas becomes more difficult. This is an incredible sight, as thousands of huge water birds call this sanctuary home.
Afterwards, head back to meet up with the mini Taras, then cross the lake to meet up with the Queen Tara, in the heart of the floating village. There, you can enjoy a full lunch and drinks. Take sometime to relax on our plentiful hammocks or enjoy the stunning scenery from the biggest boat on the lake. Then meet up with your air conditioned minivan for the journey back to your Siem Reap accommodation.
Pick up at 6:00am, 9 hour tour from time of pickup to time of drop off.
Free Pick up & return in A/C vehicle.
English speaking guides.
Free 2 Drink (soft drink, beer, cocktails or champagne).
Tour of floating village of Chong Khneas.
Tour of Crocodile & Fish Farms.
Tour of the Great Lake.
Entrance fee to the Biosphere Reserve Rangers boat plus paddle boat and boat crews.
Tour of the Bird Sanctuary at the Prek Toal Biosphere Reserve.
All Check Point fees included in Price.
Children 10 or under, half price. 5 or under FREE
Bookings are non-refundable for cancellations made later that 24 hours prior to departure.