Tonle Sap Waterbirds and Floating Village Adventure

A magical day with an abundance of birds in a flooded forest wonderland!

Duration

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1 Day

Availability

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Nov-Mar

Peak season

Dec-Feb

Starting Point

Siem Reap

Tonle Sap is the largest natural lake in Southeast Asia, increasing in area by up to 3x annually as the floodwaters of the Mekong River cause the Tonle Sap river to flow backwards and fill the lake. Situated at the western end of the great lake is the largest waterbird colony in Southeast Asia.

It is an astonishing site to visit. Prek Toal is globally important for eight species of bird; Spot-billed Pelican, Greater Adjutant, Lesser Adjutant, Milky Stork, Painted Stork, Black-headed Ibis, Oriental Darter and Grey-headed Fish-Eagle. Thousands of commoner waterbirds also breed here, and over 150 species have been recorded. The colony is at its busiest between December and April, but most species can be found throughout the year.

What’s included?

Entry & admission fees
All entry and admission fees to parks.
All Transport
All of your transport throughout the trip including transfers.
Refreshments
Water will be provided to you throughout the trip.
Breakfast
Breakfast is provided.
Lunch
Lunch is provided.
Tip or gratuity
It is your own decision should you wish to tip staff.
Wifi
Wifi not available outside of major cities and towns.

Itinerary

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Subject to change depending on seasons and personal requests

Locations you’ll visit

Title Address Description
Siem Reap
Pokambor Ave, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Prek Toul
Kaoh Chiveang, Cambodia

Prek Toal

Key Species

Greater AdjutantLesser AdjutantMilky StorkGrey-headed Fish-EagleSpot-billed Pelican

Habitat

Seasonally flooded forest and scrub. Open water retreats to reveal muddy lakeshore.

Things to note

Transport

Tuk-tuk or 4*4 Car to the pier

Local Motorboat on the Tonle Sap

When to go

November to March, though the best time is between December and February. Water levels can change from day to day meaning access to the core reserve shifts.

Things to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream
  • Appropriate closed-toe shoes. Walking boots are best
  • Light clothing covering shoulders and knees- this is especially relevant when visiting temples and religious sites. Clothing should not be bright when birding
  • Insect repellent
  • Waterproof coat
  • Small denominations of money. This is especially relevant when entering Northern Cambodia. $20 is the maximum denomination of money that should be taken
  • Binoculars. SVC charge $5 per person per day to use our Swarovski Optik binoculars
  • Ear plugs are recommended for multi-day tours. The sound of nature at night in remote areas can be loud

Book Now

Multi-day tours must be booked at least 7 days in advance

Book with a 15% deposit and pay the rest later!
available at checkout

Option only available if booking 60 days before the chosen start date of your tour

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