Vespa Tonle Sap Lake Explorer
- Duration: 7 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
- Product code: VCT19
This tour offers a unique experience of visiting the stilted village on the Tonle Sap Lake. Recognized as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the Tonle Sap is the largest lake in Southeast Asia. We travel on red dirt roads through some of Siem Reap’s most scenic countryside.
We pass through what was once the ancient Kingdom of Hariharalaya that predated Angkor. We leave our trusty Vespas and travel by boat through a village where the homes of the residents tower above us on 10-meter high stilts that protect from the rising water.
The people are fishermen, their children paddle by boat to school, pigs float in bamboo pens, and everything takes place on the water (and dry land in the dry season). We stop to visit a local family and enjoy a home-cooked lunch. We then re-join our Vespas and return to the city.
Note: The village itself is equally impressive in wet and dry seasons. In the wet season the water is higher and clearer, this time we travel mostly by boat. In the dry season the water levels are lower and muddier but we are able to travel by boat and walk around the village.
* Highlights – Riding through beautiful countryside, village stop, local market, boat trip through stilted village, Tonle Sap Lake, home-cooked lunch in stilted family house..