Thursday, November 2, 2017

Don't miss this amazing trip - our best day in Cambodia!


We found ourselves in Siem Reap after finishing a tour of Cambodia, and came across Prek Toal Tours & Travel by chance. We are so glad we did, as we had an amazing day and loved meeting Mr. Hoksan and his family and learning about the village. The bird watching was amazing and the whole experience was so peaceful compared to visiting the temples, which are completely full of people. This was definitely one of the best days we had in Cambodia. I highly recommend this tour!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Day tour to Prek Toal floating village and bird sanctuary- not to miss


We did the one day tour. They also have an overnight home stay and a few other tours on their website.
This small community enterprise is run by Mr Hoksan, a young man who is using his education to give back to the community. In addition to running these tours, he has a reforestation and a housing projects.
The tour started early, with a hotel pick up. We were then driven to the Tonle Sap where we caught a boat. Unlike closer floating villages, the Prek Toal is only accessible by boat. We then arrived at the village, where we transferred to smaller boats to go out to the bird sanctuary. Despite being birdwatching low season, we still managed to see plenty of birds, and were even lucky enough to see two different types of Eagles. The view really is quite breathtaking. We then returned to the village for lunch at Mr Hoksan's floating home. We were warmly received by his father, and his mother cooked a wonderful meal. We proceeded to have a tour of the village by boat. We visited several important buildings, including the school - fortunately, it was still school holidays, so we could visit the old primary school without disturbing any students. We got a good idea of how the village sustains itself on fishing, raising its own chickens, producing vegetables in the floating gardens, raising crocodiles, and weaving using water hyacinths. We came back to town taking the long route through the To me Sap lake.
It was one of the best days we had in Cambodia. It was also a full day without seeing any other tourists!
I really do highly recommend this tour. It is quite a change from the local attractions of Siem Riep, and contributes towards a valuable community development project.

Responded:

Dear CD_Butterfly,

Thank you for your taking a values time to shared your detail positive feedback review for 5 star.

I am Hoksan, from Prek Toal village who is the local owner of Prek Toal Tours & Travel and also Prek Toal Home Stay.

I am really surprised that you enjoyed your trip with our locally owned and support to my Prek Toal community. As we are with 100% of host revenue is invested back into the local Prek Toal community.

With our project of The “Greening Prek Toal Project” (GoFundme website), which is focusing replanting small trees to the damaged area from the fired last year in early April to June 2016.

And also the Prek Toal Home and Life Project, designed to improve villagers’ housing and living quality and repair the damage to families’ homes in the Prek Toal floating village.

This will be done through working with donors, community developers and Prek Toal Tours and Travel’s guests who wish to make a difference to our community. Please feel free to share the link and information to your colleagues and friends. We hope to gather as much financial support as possible through this website (GoFundme website): gofundme.com/prek-toal-home-and-life-project.

However, I would like to say big THANKS to you all that always supported to the local tours own to help them to developing their community.

I am Hoksan and family, also my villagers are looking forward to seeing you again for next visit and also your friends and family.

I wishes all the best and successful to all of your careers.

Warm regards,

Hoksan AN

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017

Philippe Gougler, take you to Southeast Asia, on the Mekong River, Trip to the water...


Philippe Gougler, take you to Southeast Asia, on the Mekong River, Trip to the water...

Credit by: Faut Pas Rêver

I am Hoksan AN, happy to seeing myself and also my father in this video (on France TV), their group also shoot our small trees of "Greening Prek Toal Project" before we replanting but I did not seeing that yet.

 If you would like to organize like: temple tours, hotel, home stay, bird watching, floating village tours, check: https://goo.gl/GF6EW8

 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Join with me to MAKE my community BETTER!


Family of Mr KONG Sareun. 


Family of Mr. RHEURM Sok


I am Hoksan AN, would like to say thanks to people who already donated in our project of “Prek Toal Home and Life”

We also still need your fully help and supported our community by raising money to build floating houses for our poor families in the village. Your help is a powerful to make our community sustainable family’s life on the floating village.

Your donate with our fund raising website link: https://www.gofundme.com/prek-toal-home-and-life-project

Both of locals and overseas, we are delighted if there is any community groups or any organization and travel agency who would like to join our project to build floating house for our poor families in Prek Toal, please feel free to let me know anytime.

For every amount of donation is keeps the “Prek Toal Home and Life Project” as a token of appreciation for our community good indeed.

I am Hoksan, still looking forward to hearing and getting your support very soon now.

With warmest regards,


Hoksan

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Sunday, September 3, 2017

New Project of "PREK TOAL HOME AND LIFE’ PROJECT 2017"


PREK TOAL HOME AND LIFE’ PROJECT 2017

BACKGROUND

I am Hoksan AN from Prek Toal village in Cambodia, project manager of the “Greening Prek Toal Project 2017”. This project was successfully completed 26 March 2017, thanks to many local and international donors, who supported us to run this project, along with 160 volunteers.   There was a lot of damage to our precious flooded forests by fires in the dry season of April 2016. Many houses were severely burnt and the environment was badly damaged   Our donors’ and supporters’ funding and hard work resulted in 3 hectares of fire-damaged land being replanted.

Our villagers now find it very difficult to do their fishing around the lake and also in the rivers, because there are no fish nests and not much water on the lake since that time.

A EXCITING NEW PROJECT FOR PREK TOAL

Our second project is the Prek Toal Home and Life Project, designed to improve villagers’ housing and living quality and repair the damage to families’ homes in the Prek Toal floating village.

The Project is focused on building floating houses for 25 poor families in my community, enhancing living conditions and improving the health of villagers’ environments. This will be done through working with donors, community developers and Prek Toal Tours and Travel’s guests who wish to make a difference to our community.

Our long-term goal is to create a sustainable economic and natural environment for the current and future community.



ESTIMATED PROJECT COSTS

Each house will cost approximately US$3,793.50. 




Saturday, September 2, 2017

Guest experience: "Wonderful and extensive exposure to country Cambodia"


Review on TripAdvisor, March 11, 2017, name: BarryH474

A 0500 start from Siem Reap, then a/c vehicle trip of 50 minutes to the dock. While still dark we had the opportunity to see the local workers also heading off for the beginning of the day, very interesting. 
From the dock and in a rising dawn we headed out onto Tonle Sap for a glorious trip to the floating village. Lots of early morning fishing and business activity. 
The floating village was a busy and happy place with a very vibrant waterway. 
The young children waving at the novelty of tourists passing. Elder children dressed in crisp whites and paddling themselves to school. Mr. Hoksan, the business owner is a local and was our guide from start to finish. With him we blended into the village which was a bit unusual as I did not see another tourist all day. l enjoyed this part of the trip immensely.

Tranferred to a smaller boat, but still 8.5 metres long, and off to the RAMSAR bird sanctuary. 

Again a waterway full of interesting activities and sights. The sanctuary was my wife's part of the trip. We were informed the water was down a bit and there was no flooded forest but there was plenty of birds about, ably spotted by either Mr Hoksan, the boatman or the deck hand. 

My wife was absolutely delighted with the quantity and variety of bird life. And as she was delighted, then so was I.

After a couple of hours in the bird sanctuary, back to the village for a genuine local lunch in Mr Hoksan home. He even made the effort to bring his Dad in to say hello. Then we headed back to Siem Reap, different boatman and a different route which further added to the trip, arriving at our hotel at about 1400.

This would be the most interesting, complex and best value for money trip we have ever been on!

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