Morning
Meachrey floating village & Tonle Sap Lake aboard Ella, our custom wooden boat

(09.30 AM – 14.30 PM)

The great Tonle Sap Lake is the richest fresh water fishing ground in the world, a national treasure producing an ever-changing landscape. Life on South-East Asia’s largest freshwater lake has adapted in ingenious ways to the annual rise and fall of water caused by the phenomenal back flow from the Mekong River feeding the lake during the monsoon, coping with huge seasonal variations in water levels by building their homes on floating bamboo rafts or 10m stilts.
Explore the margins of the lake aboard Ella, our custom wooden launch modeled on a traditional hull and finished to a high standard for private day touring. Travel by road to the west of town before boarding Ella to begin your exploration of Meachrey floating village, cruising along the waterways at the margins of the lake. Take the opportunity to climb onto a floating house to witness how a subsistence fishing family live. While you explore the life on the water we will have prepared a picnic lunch for you to enjoy on-board, while absorbing the atmosphere of the locality.

Note: Please let us know of any specific dietary requirement or allergies you may have. Please wear comfortable, practical footwear suitable for boarding the boat.

Afternoon
Lifestyles of the Tonle Sap - Ella Boat Sunset Cruise

(14.30 PM – 19.30 PM)

Life on South-East Asia’s largest freshwater lake has adapted in ingenious ways to the annual rise and fall of water caused by the phenomenal back flow of the Mekong River feeding the lake during the monsoon. The communities that live around the margins of the lake cope with huge seasonal variations in water levels by building their homes on floating bamboo rafts or 10m stilts.
Today you have the opportunity aboard Ella, our custom traditional wooden boat, to explore this unique, ever-transforming landscape. Cruise through Meachrey floating village, cocktail inh and, listening to bird calls and watching rural life pass you by as the sun sets across this glistening water world. Choose to either sit inside the boat, or on the roof for more panoramic views.

Note: Please let us know of any specific dietary requirement or allergies you may have. Please wear comfortable, practical footwear suitable for boarding the boat.

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