Inside Vietnam: Cambodia Laos

Tonlé Sap

Take a break from temples to explore the great Tonlé Sap, Southeast Asia's largest lake.

On your last morning in Cambodia you have the opportunity to learn about life on the lake. Tonlé Sap is Southeast Asia's largest freshwater lake - its size varying greatly depending on the time of year, as it swells to about four times its size in during the wet season.

You will board a handcrafted wooden boat and visit a small local village, where you'll see stilt houses that tower above the water in dry season but barely top the waves in wet season. On the way, you will pass floating markets and impressive flooded forests, giving you a taste of life on the water.

Tonlé Sap

located in Siem Reap

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Interested in this Experience? It is included in this tour:

  • Experience the glorious and contrasting cultural and scenic highlights of Indochina on our two-week journey through Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

    Indochina Encompassed

    One of the great pleasures of a tour that combines all three of the Indochina nations is the remarkable contrasts of culture, cuisine, scenery and atmosphere that reveal themselves as your journey progresses.

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    Experience the glorious and contrasting cultural and scenic highlights of Indochina on our two-week journey through Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

Other suggested Boating & Cruising

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  • Mekong River cruising in southern Laos

    Mekong River cruising in southern Laos

    Explore the idyllic landscapes of southern Laos aboard a converted teak rice barge.

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  • Nam Ou River cruise

    Nam Ou River cruise

    The Nam Ou is a tributary of the Mekong that carves a dramatic path through the mountainous landscapes of northern Laos.

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  • Sunset Thu Bon River cruise

    Sunset Thu Bon River cruise

    The Thu Bon River in Hoi An once witnessed great trading fleets from across Asia. A more sedate pace is common today; ideal for an evening cruise!

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