Mechrey Floating Village Sunset Boat Trip | Half Day | from SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA

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  • Enjoy a fascinating boat ride to Mechrey Floating Village.
  • The least visited, non-touristy village on the Tonlé Sap.
  • Explore Tonlé Sap Lake – Asia’s largest freshwater lake!
  • Take in the beauty of the Cambodian sunset over the floating village on this group tour.
  • Ethical community-based tourism: Your visit to Mechrey directly supports the local community of the village.


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Floating Village Sunset Boat Trip

This tour runs on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays from 2:30pm – 7pm.

Head out to Mey Chrey, one of Siem Reap’s little known floating villages for a peak at local life. The journey to the dock takes around 45 minutes and will give you the chance to experience some of the beautiful Cambodian countryside. 

Upon arriving at the dock, you will enjoy a relaxing motorboat ride through the waterways for around 30 minutes. When you arrive at the village, there will be the opportunity to disembark and meet the local communities that call Mey Chrey home. Using your guide as your translator, you can get to know the families that live here and find out more about their way of life. One thing is certain, life on land is very different to life on the water! 

After you have met some members of the community, you will return to the boat before heading out to Tonle Sap Lake, which is South East Asia’s largest inland lake! The tour will culminate with an opportunity to watch the Cambodian sunset over the floating houses, a spectacular end to an off the beaten track experience that you are sure to remember forever! 


  • Leave Siem Reap
  • Stop at the Puok Market to buy snacks for your journey
  • Journey to the dock before boarding the motorboat which will take you to the floating village
  • Meet a local family
  • Learn about the way of life in the floating village 
  • Visit Tonle Sap Lake
  • Return to the village for sunset

In low water season (February to July)  you will watch sunset from the viewing platform.

In high water season (August to January) you will watch the sunset from the boat.


Adventure Travel Co.

Young Tour Leader -Cambodia Adventure Travel co.The South East Asia Backpacker Community have tried and tested adventures across the region and handpicked a selection of only the BEST companies to work with.

Why we chose Adventure Travel Co.

We first heard about Adventure Travel Co. from a backpacker in our Facebook Community highly recommending their floating village tour in Siem Reap. When we also heard that they are partnered with one of our favourite hostels in Cambodia, Lub d, we got in touch with them to see if we could work together. Here’s why we love their ethos and their tours…

  • Adventure Travel Co. are a youth focused adventure company offering unique tours that help travellers to get off the beaten track in Cambodia.
  • They offer sustainable and environmentally friendly tours that directly support and enhance local communities.
  • Their tours are a mix of adventure, cultural learning and fun and perfect for backpackers on a budget!
  • The team is made up of young, intelligent Cambodian locals who are proud to show visitors their special part of the world.
  • Their aim is to provide you will an experience that is different from the norm, a world away from the touristy experiences you will find elsewhere.

3 reviews for Mechrey Floating Village Sunset Boat Trip | Half Day | from SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA

  1. Marianne Oehlenschläger

    Very nice tour where we got picked up at our hotel in a minibus. On the way we stopped at a market where our guide Sokha Kim bought some local snacks for us. Kim did a very good job and were very good at English. When we got to the floating village by boat the people looked very happy. We also stopped and visited a family in their house to see and learn about their lifestyle. Some of our money go to the village to support them.

  2. Jason Taney

    I really enjoyed the tour which I only decided to do because I read that this particular village benefits from our visit unlike the other floating villages. It was very interesting and scenic! The people who live there seemed happy to have us and our driver, Denny, was really friendly. The man who served as our guide and who works for the tour company was quite indifferent and just recited facts at certain times whether people were able to hear or even aware that he was speaking. When the tour ended I handed the guide a tip and said thank you. The driver thanked me but the guide ignored the tip and told me I had to pay. I told him I already paid and he just stood there staring at me. I told him I already paid again and he got in the van and left. Whatever

  3. Nicole

    Had a great tour with a really good guide who told us a lot about Cambodia and the floating village. The sunset with some snacks was the best ending. Will always remember the day. Thanks a lot.

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What's Included

What is included?

  • Pick-up and Drop-off at your accommodation in Siem Reap
  • Transport from Siem Reap with air conditioning
  • English speaking local guide
  • Drinking water
  • Boat transport
  • Snacks
  • Beer and soft drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Tax
  • Village contribution

What isn’t included?

  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Personal expenses

Refund Policy

  • In order to book this experience, you will need to pay a deposit online via South East Asia Backpacker.
  • This deposit is fully refundable if you wish to cancel up until 48 hours before the start of the activity. PLEASE NOTE: This policy refers to the payment made to South East Asia Backpacker at the time of booking. All subsequent payments to the operator of your chosen activity fall under their own refund policy
  • For cancellations made fewer than 48 hours before the start of the activity there is no refund available.
  • You can request a change of date at any time, free of additional charges.
  • Date changes are entirely down to the availability of the operator and nothing to do with South East Asia Backpacker. 
  • If your date change is not agreed upon, as long as it is within 48 hours of the start date you originally made your booking for, your deposit can be refunded in full if you wish to cancel.
  • The remaining payment for the experience is payable directly to the operator.
  • The operator can request the remaining payment via an online payment link or upon arrival at the destination.
  • The refund of the second payment, which goes directly to the operator, is based on the terms and conditions of the operator, over which South East Asia Backpacker have no control.
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