Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary Tour

Prek Toal is widely famed for its warm home for many species especially rare endangered waterbirds within Tonle Sap biosphere reserve such as Greater Adjutants, Spot billed Pelican, Lesser Ducks, Comorans, Darters etc. The boat trip gently slides along canal from Mechrey village passing by its floating community, learn from tour guide about bird breeding/migration and have a lot of chances to take photos as many as you like.

  • Tour code: #broccoli
  • City/region: Siem Reap – Battambang
  • Tour type: private, birding, sightseeing, boat
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Hassle: free, flexible
  • Available: December to January
  • Advance booking: required
  • Tour required: all included

Detailed Itinerary

Our experienced tour guide and driver will be greeting you at 5.30am at your hotel’s lobby then heading out of the hassle Siem Reap city about 45 minute drive to Mechrey village of Tonle Sap Lake. The journey passes interesting morning highlight and see huge beautiful rice paddies dotting with palm trees and cattle before we arrive at Mechrey boat pier. Embark a sheltered boat for the excursion to see The Great Lake of Tonle Sap which the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia and is also an ecological hot spot that was designated as a UNESCO biosphere in 1997.

The boat trip slowly cruises along the canal then passing by floating schoolfloating houses which animated by some fishing/trading activities on their boats. Our tour guide will explain you about Tonle Sap ecosystem and witness how life works in the floating community relying on aquatic resources. Continue to Prek Toal floating village in Battambang, we process to take small boat toward Prek Toal bird sanctuary where we slow down to catch picturesque photos of those are endangered birds, learn from you tour guide about bird breeding, migration and unlock how the reserve area/birds are carefully being protected. We cruise within the area to seek for taking amazing photos of threaten Greater Adjutants and other species such as Spot billed Pelican, Lesser Ducks, Comorans, Darters etc.

We return to our big boat to a local restaurant where we have lunch break (at your own account) before resuming the journey to visit crocodile farm, observe local ladies producing various handicrafts made from Water Hyacinth at Saray Water Hyacinth. Return to Mechrey mainland, catch our awaiting vehicle back to hotel around 1.30-2.00pm.

*Note: We recommend you to get take-away breakfast from your hotel.

Tour Prices are quoted in US dollar per person

1 Pax: $190.00 ($177.00 by Tuk Tuk)
2 Pax: $115.00 ($105.00 by Tuk Tuk)
3 Pax: $85.00
4 Pax: $70.00
5 Pax: $65.00
6 Pax: $60.00

  • Tour Included
    • Experienced birding tour guide
    • Pick up & drop off at your hotel in Siem Reap
    • Traveling in air conditioning car/minivan (tuk-tuk is available upon request)
    • Private boat excursion, small boat & port fees
    • Bird park entrance fee
    • Tour activities and sightseeing per program
    • Mineral bottled water & fresh wet tissues
  • Tour NOT Included
    • Accommodation
    • Travel insurance
    • Meals, drinks and services are not mentioned
    • Gratitude/tipping to guide and driver
  • Additional Information

    Our local experienced English speaking guide

    Our local tour guide is the most important part of the entire trip. He/she is the one who makes your day well worth a visit and will do his/her best to ensure you leaving Cambodia with a great experience and unforgettable. More importantly, we patiently commit and carefully reserve one of our top tour guides that has more than 10 years experienced in taking care of clients to see beautiful Cambodia as well as sharing lovely Cambodia’s culture and history, and he/she has friendly attitude, informative, knowledgeable, and advisable.


    Tuk Tuk has become very popular in Cambodia when visiting Angkor Siem Reap, especially tourists make their journey with tuk tuk to get an unique experience and have some fun when on Tuk Tuk. If you don’t feel comfortable with the tropical weather in Cambodia, air conditioning car/van/coach are the alternatives, cool and convenient.

    *Payment: The booking is not required a deposit in advance. You will be paying in full amount (US dollar cash) on the touring day when our team picks you up at your hotel’s lobby. However, we require you to respectfully take responsibility to inform us at least 48 hours prior to the tour departure if you wish to cancel the booking.

    *Dressing Code

    Cambodia geographically stays in the tropical monsoon, its weather varies and annually brings wet and dry seasons, generally hot in during day time and a bit cooler at night, and in the early morning. You should wear whatever most comfortable but remember to dress appropriately to respect the locals and other religious sites; pagodas, temples and holy places. Clothes must cover your shoulders
    and knees when you wish to visit the top part at Angkor Wat, Royal Palace in Phnom Penh and when you go to meet Buddhist monks.

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