Mey Chrey is one of the only year-round floating villages in Siem Reap Province. This village, unlike many others, is made up of purely Cambodian residents making it one of the most authentic displays of Cambodian ‘floating’ culture available. When putting this tour together, we focused on finding a family our guests could visit and interact with in order to avoid the voyeuristic way that most tourists currently see this and other villages like this in Cambodia. This tour is designed to spread the money brought in by tourism a little further into the community. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase snacks from local shops and to be paddled around by their new local friends to get an in depth look at day-to-day life in this kind of village. This experience is unique as most tourists visit floating villages on large boats and don’t have the chance to meet the residents of the village.
This tour can start in the morning or the afternoon (please let us know which time you want to depart). You'll leave Siem Reap and we'll drive you the 40km southwest of Siem Reap to the edge of the Tonle Sap Lake to Mechrey Floating Village. Here, you'll see how around 300 families live their lives on the water.
These ethnic Khmer families make their living from fishing, farming, shops and tourism. Along the way, we'll stop to try some deep fried insects, look at a rice paddy field with birds, cows, and buffaloes. We'll also stop to see a lotus farm and a duck farm. When we reach Mechrey Floating Village, you'll see floating houses, a school, restaurants, fish farm and crocodile farm. In the cooler season, you'll also see many different species of birds here. We'll take a car because the road is very bumpy and dusty. The price includes the boat ride and entrance fee.
Duration: 4 hours
Departure Point: Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Time: 8am or 1:30pm
Get a glimpse of life in a traditional Cambodian floating village on this full-day tour by bus, bike and boat from Siem Reap. Cycle through the countryside, take a scenic cruise through a flooded ...
Guest Name: Mr. koen castelein
N.of Person: Me, wife and 1.5 year old baby pax
Travel date: 10-05-2023
Booked: Phnom Sankos Wildlife Sanctuary