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Detours - Voted best Valued Small Groups Tours in Cambodia / Eco Detours focuses on Protection of the sites visited
Prek Toal Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve Sept - Feb

 6am - 3pm

The Bird Sanctuary at the Prek Toal Biosphere Reserve is one of the most important breeding grounds in the whole of Southeast Asia for endangered water-birds. Visit the sanctuary as well as the Crocodile and Fish Farms at Chong Khneas on this 9-hour tour. See many different species of rare birds, including painted storks, spot-billed pelicans, milky storks and the grey-headed fish eagle.

Be picked up from your hotel or guesthouse in an air-conditioned minivan at approximately 6am to be transferred to the port of Chong Khneas where you will board your boat.

Stop at the Crocodile and Fish Farms at Chong Khneas to learn about some of the trades people on the lake engage in. If catfish, crocodiles and large snakes don’t interest you, there is a souvenir shop for you to purchase some gifts for loved ones and a viewing deck for you to take photos.

The boat ride through Chong Khneas will allow you to see ordinary Cambodians going about their daily life in the floating village. Fishermen, boat-makers, markets, schools, spirit houses and waving children are always in plentiful supply on this mesmerizing scenic route. Once the trip through Chong Khneas is complete, your boat will begin the journey across the Great Tonle Sap Lake to the Biosphere Reserve at Prek Toal. Your entrance fee & boat hire in the Biosphere is included in your ticket price. Your guide will arrange this for you, and join you as you travel through the biosphere reserve.

Of the three core areas of the biosphere on the Tonle Sap Lake, Prek Toal is the most popular with birdwatchers. The best time to explore is the dry season between December to May when flocks of migratory birds congregate at Prek Toal. While the dry season progresses and the water recedes, the number of birds increase, but the tour to some of the more important viewing areas becomes more difficult.

You’ll depart from Prek Toal in the early afternoon, and head back to the floating restaurant, in the heart of the floating village, on the Tonle Sap Lake. There you will enjoy a meal and two free cold drinks. At about 2:15pm you’ll leave the restaurant and head back to the port at Chong Khneas where your air-conditioned vehicle will be waiting to transport you directly home to your hotel or guesthouse.


Close encounter with wildlife.

Family friendly.

All-inclusive tour.

Free hotel pick-up and drop-off included.

Led by a local professional guide.

Travel by boat and see the sights from the water.



  • Entrance fees.

  • Lunch.

  • Drinks

  • Local guide.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan.

  • Sightseeing cruise.

  • All boat hire.




Know before you book

  1. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  2. Minimum 2 Adults required.

  3. Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.

  4. Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.

  5. Confirmation will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability.

  6. Children 10 or under, half price. 5 or under FREE.


Know Before You Go

1.       Hotel pickups commence prior to start time of tour. You will be allocated a pickup time on confirmation of booking.

2.       Pickup times are subject to slight change due to local traffic conditions.

3.       Gratuity is not included and is left to individual discretion.

4.       Local supplier telephone number: +855 (0)88 8969 093.


Redemption Instructions

Please pay the guide at the start of the tour.

Hotel information required on booking.

All traveler names required on booking.

Price $165 per person