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Pick up from your hotel

Booking notes

Pick up and return to hotel/guesthouse.

English speaking guide.

All transport.

All check point fees.

Boat and driver.

Light fruit lunch.

Mechrey is one of many floating or stilted subsistence fishing villages on the great Tonle Sap, the largest lake in Southeast Asia. Seeing a village is a good antidote to when you’re feeling templed-out and ideal for those more interested in contemporary local life than ancient history. The Tonle Sap is home to a unique way of living thanks to a natural phenomenon that sees the lake swell in size up to sixfold. To cope with such dramatic seasonal variation in water levels, the settlements here have adapted to cope with the ebb and flow by building their properties on floating bamboo rafts or high up on stilts.

This private tour takes you to a lesser visited part of the lake system, to the village of Mechrey. Your guide will bring this incredible natural phenomenon to life and enable you to interact with the people who making their lives from the lake in a respectful and meaningful way. This is a great chance to witness one of Cambodia's and the world’s most amazing natural wonders.

  • Physicality: Low
    Physical rating

    From relaxed (low) to ones where you need to be fit to join in.

    Low

    No surprises here. These tours/activities are those most anyone can do if they are fine with fairly flat walks and getting in and out of transport.

    Medium

    Like to be active, even very active, but not pushed too far. This is the one for you.

    High

    These tours/activities require you to be very fit. Probably not suitable for children.

  • Culture shock: Low
    Culture shock rating

    Some tours or activities are a total immersion ... others offer just a taste of a different way of life. Below is how we\'ve classified things to help you make a selection.

    Low

    Consider these tours or activities as unlikely to surprise. They will still give you fantastic insight into the destination and/or a great experience.

    Medium

    You might find yourself on these tours/activities confronted by quite a different way of doing things to that you are familiar with. Think food, language, customs, religions, mode of transport. For the slightly more adventurous.

    High

    Think things you probably wouldn\'t do on your own ...

  • Group size: from 2 to 10 people
  • Pickup location: Pick up from your hotel
  • Drop-off location: Drop off at your hotel
  • Pickup time: (8.30 AM)
  • Drop-off time: (12.00 PM)

Itinerary

08:30 Pick-up from your Hotel/Guesthouse/Hostel etc. Travel by AC minivan/car to the edge of the Tonle Sap waterway, walk down through the roadway lined with stilted houses, transfer to small boats and be paddled around the village, Find a quiet spot for a light fruit lunch, back through the village seeing the magnificent birdlife and return to your Hotel/Guesthouse/Hostel etc. by 12:00.

Cancellation Policy

Bookings are non-refundable for cancellations made later that 24 hours prior to departure.