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Route: Siem Reap – Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary
IMPORTANT NOTE: Available only from September to March
Prek Toal is one of three biospheres on the Tonlé Sap lake, and this stunning bird sanctuary makes it the most worthwhile and straightforward of the three to visit. It is an ornithologist’s fantasy, with a significant number of rare breeds gathered in one small area, including the huge lesser and greater adjutant storks, the milky stork and the spot-billed pelican. Even the uninitiated will be impressed, as these birds have a huge wingspan and build enormous nests.
Departure: City Hotel
Return point: City Hotel
Schedule details: 8 hour
06:00: Pick up from your staying hotel in Siem Reap and transport by car or minivan to the port (around 30-40 minutes)
The boat will take you on the 1hr to 1hr 30mins journey to Prek Toal floating village, across the flooded forest and the great lake. On the way, our guide will explain you about the unique hydrological system, ecosystem of the lake and its flora and fauna.
Picnic breakfast will be served for you on the boat.
On arrival at the floating village, you will change boat to go and visit the bird sanctuary, under the guidance of a local ranger. Along the way, your guides knowledge of the birds and the flooded forest will give you the best opportunity to see and understand this complex natural ecosystem.
You will be proposed to climb on a tree top platform to view bird colonies with telescope and binoculars. Please note that in the low water season (February-March), a visit to the tree top platform is not accessible, you will spend more time to enjoy the bird feeding along the main stream inside the Bird sanctuary)
12:30: Back to the floating village to enjoy a typical lunch in the Community Restaurant.
14:00: Visit to the environmental education class and to the water hyacinth handicraft workshop. Then, on board a traditional Khmer paddle boat, you will discover how the local community has adapted to their floating and ever changing environment: visit a family who live on a floating house to observe the local customs and talk with the host about the differences they face living on the water and then continue to visit the crocodile farms, fish farms, floating school, floating gardens: a unique opportunity to see a unique way of life.
15:30: Return to Siem Reap, back to your staying hotel around 17:30