If you are searching for a non touristic local experience, you should go on this tour with Björn. He explains a lot and takes you to quiet and wild places on the river. The Kids from the villages were happy to see us and followed us on the boat. Then we went to a plantation and Björn explained us a lot about cambodian life. Great experience outside of busy tourism
Étant hébergés à Greenhouse, nous avons fait la balade du matin avec Bjorn. Superbe moment au ralenti, au calme, où on apprécie réellement la nature autour de nous. Bjorn est très gentil, il nous fait découvrir plein de choses en s'adaptant à nos centres d'intérêt. Exceptionnel !
Bjorn will show you hidden gems of Kampot on his river cruises. We travelled down a part of the river not many tourists see, got a guided tour of a fruit plantation, stopped with a group of local kids, and swam in the river. He'll tell you about Cambodian culture and nature all the while. Highly recommended!
Nature, Mangrove, Water, Mountain, Peace, Fruits and one boat. This all on one journey along the river was the most touching, natural, relaxing and memorizable adventure here in Kampot. We learnt so much. It can be simply - a river through Kampot - but for us it became WeLoveTheRiver. Björn made the difference! Thanks so much...
We went for a 3h tour with Bjorn, and it was great.
We basically saw no one else apart from a few locals, Bjorn took the time to stop the boat and answer our questions each time we asked, and we had an interesting visit around a fruit plantation.
Would definitely recommend.
Had the sunset boat tour yesterday which was amazing. We were only 2 people (probably because it's off season) which was perfect. He stopped everywhere we wanted and explained a lot about the locals, the nature, the trees around and some birds. We stopped to visit a plantation and for swimming and of course to take photos. Finally we had a beautiful sunset. All in all great nature, great guide, very calm and peaceful! Can highly recommend this tour!
Björn hat uns auf eine wunderschöne Tour durch die Mangroven mitgenommen. Abseits vom Tourismus und mitten rein in die Natur. Viele beeindruckende Infos und ein toller Stopp zum Baden. Wir würden es jederzeit wieder machen!
We had the most amazing time with Bjørn on the river. He was so sweet and really good at explaining stuff about the nature. The river was so beautiful and we finished off with the the most amazing sunset. Peaceful, insightful and a must do if you are in Kampot! And enter your trip have a dinner at the green house, super food!
Had a great afternoon out on the river with Captain Bjorn, a fantastically knowledgeable guide who is passionate about the river and the plants and animals in the surroundings. The best thing about Bjorn's tours are that he will take you to parts of the river that few if any other operators will and there is also the chance to stop for a swim and visit a fruit plantation of a local farmer. We got to sample papaya cut straight from the tree, as fresh as it is possible to get. A highly recommended afternoon out!
This was well worth the money. The guide is friendly and knows his stuff when it come to the plants growing around the area as well as the animals and locally produced fruits. You also get to see a part of the river where there are no other boats and hardly any other people. The water, coke and beer was also appreciated. You can even jump out of the boat nd have a quick swim if you get too hot. I dont think anything could have been done better on this tour.
Bjorn's passion for the river and the Cambodian nature spread like wildfire inside his cozy boat, and the heat wasn't even that much of a trouble for he had put aside for us fresh water bottles, beer, coke and quaint flowery umbrellas. With him we discovered Kampot River's wonders, learned heaps about the fruits and birds around and random facts about Khmer life style, all of this in a very laid-back and slow pace. Truly worth every penny spent, great tour and even greater person.
In my opinion the LoveTheRiver Tour is the best way to explore the Kampot River. On the small boat we found some hidden treasures along the river. (Small sidearms, local life along the river, amazing birdlife, etc.)
The boat can fit 6 people max, so we had more or less a private tour. The captain is very friendly and knowledgeable about the surrounding.
I can highly recommend this tour.
I had a wonderful tour with Love The River. On the boat feeling touching the nature of the river and mountain in Kampot.
We booked a personal tour with Björn to explore the Kampot river. There were no other people that day so we went up the river with just 3 people. Björn is very knowledgeable and makes sure that the tour fits with your personal interests. We could stop the boat anywhere we wanted to take a swim and cool down. Björn informed us about some of the local vegetation and wild-life. He has information cards with pictures and details from different birds that can be spotted in the area. We came across one other boat during our trip. It was a local guy who invited Björn and us to his house along the riverside. He climbed into a 15m high tree and grabbed us some fresh coconuts which he then presented to us. We looked at some old family pictures of him and his family and Björn was having a conversation with them in Kmer, translating most of what was said to us. After this local encounter we got back into the boa tand went to a fruit plantation from another local who Björn had befriended. He walked us through the domain and gave us information about the different fruits and techniques used. We had a wonderful experience with Björn. This tour is highly recommended! If you want to enjoy a quit trip on a beautiful river and have some great sightseeing, this is definetly the tour for you! (take a look at my pictures)
We took a private boat ride with Björn on his fantastic boat and we had an absolute wonderful time and we can highly recommend to do it! Björn knows a lot about the river, its side arms and about all the wildlife living there. We got to see lots of different birds and learned a lot about the mangroves which grow along the river. He explained us in detail about nature in that area as well as about daily life. He speaks Khmer as well, so he really knows a lot about local life as well. He also took us to a temple which was the perfect stop in the middle of the ride.
I went on a sunset tour with Bjorn and another couple. It was a sublime experience with Bjorn being flexible about what we wanted to do and where we wanted to go even (within reason). The three of us wanted to get off the main river/estuary which although beautiful is somewhat spoilt by more commercial ventures so he took us along an offshoot and transported us into a stunning world of verdant flora and abundant birdlife. Towering bamboo, mangroves, palm trees, coconut trees and vines all intertwine, kingfishers, egrets and other birdlife (cant recall their names but Bjorn will inform of you of each type) flitter through the foliage. All in all it was a superbly relaxing yet informative experience with Bjorn happy to let you sit in silence and absorb the surroundings or answer any of our questions. Great host, organised, relaxed, informed and obviously cares a lot about the environment and the locals. Do yourself a favour and book a tour with the affable German.
Wunderschöne Bootstour durch die Mangroven von Kampot River. Die Natur und Tiere vom Wasser aus zu sehen und erleben war eine tolle Erfahrung. Björn hat die Tour sehr individuell an unsere Gruppe angepasst, oft angehalten und viel erklärt (über Flora und Fauna, das Leben in Kambodscha, die Verwendung der Palmen zum Häuserbau). Vor allem du Rückfahrt mit Blick auf die Berge hinter denen die Sonne untergeht war ein Highlight meiner Reise.
Die Tour mit Björn sollte man auf jedenfall machen wenn man in Kambodscha ist und in der Nähe von Kampot.
Meine Freundin und ich haben beide Touren gemacht, beide sind Komplet anders und eine Reise wert.
Getränke sind an Board, man braucht nur an Sonnencreme zu denken.
Björn erzählt ein alles was man wissen muss und auch das was mach morgen wieder vergessen hat :), er macht einen super Job.
Sehr oft macht er den Motor aus und man kann die Fahrt noch mehr genießen während er rudert.
Man hat überhaupt keinen Zeitdruck.
Es ist einfach perfekt und zu empfehle.
Die Tour zeigt den Fluß um Kampot von seiner besten Seite. Man entdeckt all die wunderschönen Vögel und das Tierreich um den Fluß herum und erhält einzigartige Eindruck wie die Menschen dort am Fluß und mit dem Fluß leben. Wenn man nett und freundlich ist und vor allem nicht zu aufdringlich mit seiner Fotokamera ist dann hat man vielicht Glück wie wir und wird von einer einheimischen Familie in ihr zu Hause auf eine frisch vom Hausherren von der Palme geerntete Kokosnuss eingeladen. Einzigartige Einblicke in die Natur und das Leben am Fluß!!! Sehr empfehlenswert!
Diese Bootstour eignet sich perfekt um einen tieferen Einblick in das kambodschanische Leben zu erhalten, der einem ansonsten unter Umstaenden verwehrt bleiben wuerde. Bjoern spricht Deutsch, Englisch und vor allem gutes Khmer, was uns bei unserer Tour zu mehreren netten Begegnungen mit den unterschiedlichsten loacals verhalf. Dazu kommt, dass Bjoern versucht die Menschen und Tiere am Fluss so wenig als moeglich zu stoeren. In engen und schmalen Flussabschnitten schaltet er den Motor ab und bewegt das Boot lautlos mit dem Paddel. Fuer unsere leibliches Wohl war mit gratis gekuehltem Wasser und einer frischen Papaya, direkt vom Baum, die ihm ein farmer nach einer kleinen Unterhaltung schenkte, gesorgt.
Alles in Allem kann ich eine Tour mit Bjoern nur empfehlen. Aufgrund der schoenen Atmosphaere sind selbst ein paar Dollar mehr fuer eine private Tour sicher nicht schlecht investiert.
Jag bokade båtturen som avgår på morgonen från Greenhouse. Fantastisk förmiddag på floden! Vi fick åka genom mangrover, stanna och bada från båten där vattnet var som klarast, samt se en del av Kambodjas natur och kultur som jag annars hade missat. Björn var underbar som guide. Väldigt lugn och kunnig, samt öppen för att anpassa båtturen efter dina önskemål. Bokade en till tur med honom veckan efter och den var precis lika fantastisk. Vi utforskade en del av floden som andra turistbåtar inte åker till, samt besökte en liten by på landsbygden. En unik upplevelse som andra inte erbjuder. Rekommenderar alla som vill se Kambodjas natur att ringa och boka en båttur med Björn! De två bästa båtturerna jag varit på!
Nous avons fait une balade avec Bjorn en bateau en plein milieu des mangroves.
La balade était géniale, paysages magnifiques, loin des touristes!
Bjorn nous a beaucoup appris sur les mangroves, la nature et même la culture locale.
Si vous voulez quelque chose d'authentique, loin de la foule touristiques, nous vous recommandons cette balade à Kampot.
Encore merci à Bjorn!
We did a private Tour with Björn and it was a really beautiful, relaxing and informativ day on the river! He is just perfect: answering all your questions, offering cold drinks and umbrellas in the heat, showing you beautiful places where the big boats, you find in kampot center, can not go. So we went to the mangroves, had a refreshing swim there and also visited the little pagoda little bit further down the river. We walked to the nearby village for some food and returned after five wonderful hours to the greenhouse, were the tours also start. We think its wonderful that Björn arranges the tour the way you want it, so you feel very special and well looked after. So don't hesitate to ask him :-) You can phone him like mentioned or ask at the greenhouse. Shure this is a little way out of town, but its an really nice place for an drink and a swim anyways.
So we think its totally worth it to pay the tuk tuk fee and also the higher price for the tour, you will have a wonderful time!
Thank you again for everthing - kampot became very special!
We recently spent time staying The Green House, Kampot, and whilst there took a mangrove boat trip with Bjorn. It was an excellent morning of peaceful travel down the river, into the narrow mangrove waterways, seeing birds and plants and riverside activity. Bjorn is very well-informed and provided information sheets about the birds we were likely to see. He knows the area well and is well-informed and thoughtful. I can highly recommend this if you are staying in the area (you don't need to be a Green House guest to do the trip)