Hire a Tuk Tuk
You will get Tuk Tuks to these villages but usually they would cost you somewhere around 40 - 50 USD. The villages which are closer might cost you just around 15-20 USD but those which are far will definitely cost you more.
So, if you are on a budget trip then hiring a tuk tuk might not be the best option.
Rent a Motor Bike/Cycle
If you know how to ride a motor bike then the best way to reach the floating villages is by taking a motor bike. It won't take a lot of time and you will be able to spend time at your own convenience.
However, the rent of a motor bike is usually around 10-15 USD so it might not be the most economical option to choose.
For people who cycle a lot, cycling is the cheapest and most convenient way of heading to Tonle Sap. You will get a cycle for 2-3 USD from Siem Reap for 24 hours.
Opt for a Tour Package
But the best thing to do would be to get a tour package which will include your transfer in an A.C van and will take care of other details as well.
Unlike the Angkor Wat Temple, planning a solo tour to the Tonle Sap lake can become costly and time-consuming. So, taking a planned tour is the best way to make most of your time in Siem Reap.
Tonle Sap Floating Village Tour Options
Well, technically, you have two options for exploring the Floating Villages of Tonle Sap. You can either plan a tour yourself or you can opt for a Tour operator to plan your trip.
1. DIY Method
The DIY method can be a little costly as you have to manage the transportation, ticket, boat guide, etc. Depending on the village you choose, you will spend anywhere between 15 - 40 USD for reaching the boat point.
And the entry fee at a few villages is an additional 2-5 USD. Then, you would need to rent a boat and a guide which usually comes around to 25 USD. So, if you are traveling solo here, this might not be the best way to explore the floating villages.