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Siem Reap: Morning Countryside Bike Tour

1. Siem Reap: Morning Countryside Bike Tour

Escape the bustle of city life and take a bike tour in Siem Reap's lush countryside. See how the locals live as you cycle to rice fields, mushroom farms, temples, markets, and more. Meet your guide and head to the bike shop to be fitted with a bike and helmet. Go over the safety rules and tour details before heading off through the back roads of Siem Reap. Cross the rural landscape and make your way into the small villages to learn how locals live, first-hand. Throughout the morning stop at rice fields, a market, mushroom farms, a rice wine distillery, Buddhist temples, and lotus farms. Browse village handicrafts and try regional snacks and fruits before heading back into Siem Reap.

Siem Reap: Angkor Wat & Floating Village 2-Day Private Tour

2. Siem Reap: Angkor Wat & Floating Village 2-Day Private Tour

Explore the most exciting of Siem Reap's attractions, including several temples and the floating villages, on a two-day guided excursion with meals included. Day 1: Full-Day Angkor Sunrise Tour Start with an early morning to witness the sunrise at the extraordinary Angkor Wat and travel through the vast collection of ancient temples. Go through the central complex and learn about the history and symbolism of the temple. Once you've finished discovering Angkor Wat and had breakfast, head out into the center of Angkor Thom and enter the city through the Ancient Gate. From here, continue to Bayon Temple, known for the enigmatic towers representing the 54 provinces of the Great Khmer Empire. Continue to Ta Prohm Temple, which has been surrounded by jungle trees and vines, resulting in one of the most photogenic temples in the entire Angkor site. After all, that walking, enjoy lunch with a large spread of local dishes. As the day heats up, we drive back to your hotel. Day 2: Floating Village and Sunset Boat RideHead south of Siem Reap through the picturesque Cambodian countryside. Stop at a local family house surrounded by rice paddies and farms. Enjoy some cold coconut water or juice, meet the family, and spend time with them to learn about their farming life. Head over to Tonle Sap Lake and tour the floating villages by boat. Your guide will tell you about the phenomenon that creates a depth variance of up to eight meters and why this lake is vital to Cambodia’s survival. Finish off the adventure by taking a boat ride with local delicacies at sunset.

Siem Reap: Evening Food Tour - Inclusive 10 Local Tastings

3. Siem Reap: Evening Food Tour - Inclusive 10 Local Tastings

Experience the sights, sounds, smells, and flavors of Siem Reap’s night markets on this guided food tour. Taste authentic Cambodian BBQ, spring rolls, BBQ snails, and other specialties. Your evening of food exploration begins with pickup from your hotel or accommodation. Then, make your first stop at a local restaurant where you can taste fruits, spring rolls, tofu, and BBQ snails. After enjoying your meal, venture to a night market, where you can try bugs, barbecued chicken, and more. Get a taste of local life while enjoying a cold beverage sitting on a mattress alongside the street market. Rest assured your guide knows which street stalls have a reputation for clean, well-cooked food. As you explore, feel free to ask your guide about typical Khmer flavorings and cooking techniques. At the end of the tour, skip the ticket lines and visit Long's Bar, where you can enjoy drinking a couple of beers in a relaxing atmosphere and fresh beers.

Siem Reap: Floating Village Exploration Tour

4. Siem Reap: Floating Village Exploration Tour

Go aboard our minivan to the great Tonle Sap Lake (the biggest fresh water lake in South-east Asia) and gain fascinating insight into true Cambodian life. Be picked up from a Siem Reap hotel and be brought to the pier. Take a private boat to the floating village, located outside Siem Reap. Discover the tall, stilted houses, floating hospital, fishery, old lifestyle of the country and the natural landscape of the flooded Mangrove Forest. Enjoy an optional tour going through the flooded Mangroves forest on a small boat, a great break on the way to Tonle Sap to experience local fauna and flora. End the day by admiring the sunset over the lake.

Siem Reap: Khmer Cooking Class at a Local's Home

5. Siem Reap: Khmer Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in Khmer culinary traditions with this Cambodian cooking class and see for yourself why Siem Reap is known for its fascinating cuisine and colorful dishes. Start the class with pickup from your hotel in a traditional tuk-tuk and head to your first stop, a local market. Here, meet the locals and haggle for the fresh ingredients for your meal before heading to your local guide's home. At the house, roll up your sleeves and get stuck into your lesson. Learn to prepare 4 traditional dishes, including the savory Fish Amok and renowned Tom Yum. Pick up some useful tips and tricks for your expert guide. After the lesson, sit down to enjoy your 4-course meal before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

Siem Reap: Kampong Phluk Floating Village Tour with Transfer

6. Siem Reap: Kampong Phluk Floating Village Tour with Transfer

The floating village of Kampong Phluk is 28km east of Siem Reap and set among lush, often-flooded mangroves. This fishing village of distinctive stilt houses boasts an ever-changing landscape due to Cambodia's dramatic wet and dry seasons. On this small-goup tour, get an up-close view of the lifestyle and culture of this unique south east Asian lake community. Far from being a 'human zoo', the people of Kampong Phluk are, for the most part, thriving and happy to see foreigners. They are always ready with smiles and you'll find the children in particular are friendly and inquisitive. Their lifestyle is sustainable and self-sufficient and tourism is an important part of the local economy. Our expert Khmer guide will enrich your experience and give you insight into the way of life of these communities. Chilled water is provided throughout, and charter boat is the perfect way to experience the mighty Tonle Sap! Our guide and driver will collect you from your accommodation prior to the start of the tour. Next we head to Roluos, a small town on the way to the Tonle Sap, where you'll explore a traditional, authentic Cambodian market and have the chance to try delicious street food. After that, we head to the waterfront, where you'll hop into a charter boat to continue the journey by river. Meander amongst the stilt-houses and see the locals going about their business. After that, we disembark at a stunning Hindu/Buddhist church, covered in colourful murals which illustrate how Hinduism and Buddhism coexist in Cambodia. Finally, head out onto the mighty Tonle Sap itself for a cool drink and a sunset you'll never forget. After sundown, the guide and driver will take you back to your accommodation in Siem Reap.

Kompong Phluk: 2 Villages Full-Day Adventure Tour

7. Kompong Phluk: 2 Villages Full-Day Adventure Tour

When 1 village is simply not enough, there are 2 very different villages to explore on the greatest fresh water lake in South East Asia, the Tonle Sap. The first village is a true floating village, whereas the second village is home mainly to stilted homes and the famous flooded forest. The tour also includes the full crossing of the Tonle Sap lake, so you're able to explore more than just the different villages. Depart from your hotel just before 10:00 and head to the first floating village. Sights that are worth a quick stop along the way are the lotus flower farms. This flower is deeply important in Buddhism. Please note: Depending on the time of year, the views of the lotus and rice fields will vary.  Once you are at the port area, one of the boats (Princess Tara or Lady Tara) will be waiting to take you on a pleasant cruise into the floating villages. You will then dock with the mother ship, the Queen Tara, the biggest boat on the lake. Enjoy lunch and drinks on board, and step onto the long tail traditional boats for the lake crossing to enter the second village of Kompong Phluk. Depending on the time of year and current water levels, you will either row through or walk through the flooded forest, take a walk along the village main street, and visit the local pergola and the monks training school. Heading further east along the Kompong Phluk river, you will pass many more villages and fish markets, since Kompong Phluk is mainly a fishing village. Once you exit the river, arrive at the Mini Tara Vans for a comfortable air-conditioned trip back into town and back to your hotel around 16:30.

Tonle Sap Lake - Fishing Village & Flooded Forest

8. Tonle Sap Lake - Fishing Village & Flooded Forest

Depart your hotel in the morning for a journey through the countryside to the world’s second-largest freshwater lake, Tonle Sap.  The Tonle Sap one of the world’s most productive bodies of fresh water. In the wet season, the Tonle Sap Lake swells to 12,000 km². During the dry half of the year, the lake shrinks to as small as 2,500 km², draining into the Tonle Sap River. Each year, millions of fish come to spawn in the seasonally flooded forest surrounding the lake, attracting a myriad of water birds as well as people, who have settled in villages along the shores and who live with the rhythm of the water. This ecosystem was classified as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 1997. Take a boat trip to "Kampong Phluk", a collection of three small fishing villages in an atmospheric flooded forest setting. Cruise through the village and see unique houses on stilts, and Cambodians at work in the floating forest. Your boat will meander slowly through forest canals, allowing you to catch glimpses of flora and fauna, and see a truly beautiful ecosystem. Take the back roads back to town on this half-day tour in Siem Reap and witness seasonal agricultural activities like cricket catching, rice planting and harvesting, smoking fish, fish paste (prohoc making), and duck farming. Stop at a local village to pick up Khmer snacks and explore. Visit a Buddhist monastery before heading home (suggested visit period is between the end of July and early March).

From Siem Reap: Private Phnom Kulen and Kampong Phluk Tour

9. From Siem Reap: Private Phnom Kulen and Kampong Phluk Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel at between 8:30 am via a private A/C vehicle to Phnom Kulen National Park. This journey takes you through rural Cambodian villages, where you may observe locals going about their everyday lives and admire beautiful landscapes such as rice paddies and traditional dwellings. Afterward, we continue to the hilltop of Phnom Kulen, and our knowledgeable local guide will take you to the most spectacular tourist attractions in the national park, including the largest and most beautiful waterfalls, the reclining Buddha sculpture, and the River of Thousand Linga, which was constructed in 802 AD. After all the crawling, we stop for lunch at a local restaurant, where you can enjoy Cambodian food. After having a great lunch, then we'll go directly to the the Kampong Phluk, flooded & fishing village of Tonle Sap lake, located just 21 kilometers from Siem Reap town. Once in the lake port, we'll take a local boat from the ferry to explore the famous floating villages of Kampong Phluk. There, you can see firsthand what everyday life is like for the many families who make their living primarily from fishing. Most families live on the lake shore in brightly colored houses on long poles, so the high water levels are not a problem during the rainy season. Explore the flooded mangrove forest surrounding the area, which is home to a variety of species, including crab-eating macaques and 3,000 inhabitants. We will then take you to visit a Buddhist monastery built on an artificial island and back to your hotel in Siem Reap.

Siem Reap: Angkor Wat 2-Day Guided Cycle Tour With Lunch

10. Siem Reap: Angkor Wat 2-Day Guided Cycle Tour With Lunch

Day 1: Get picked up from your hotel by a tuk-tuk in the morning at 7:45 am, driving to meet your tour guide. Receive detailed instructions on how to ride your bicycle when you arrive. Begin your bike tour at the illustrious Ta Prohm Temple, with overgrowing jungle trees and vines. It’s known as the Tomb Raider Temple, as it was used as a filming location in the movie. Continue to the ancient city of Angkor Thom and enter through the stone gate, carved with elephants. Stop at the Bayon Temple, richly decorated in Buddhist history, and see the historical landmarks of the Terrace of Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. Take a break for lunch at a local restaurant to indulge in traditional, Cambodian delicacies. After lunch, follow your guide, listening to stories as you cycle to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Angkor Wat, the most famed of all Cambodia’s temples. Return to your hotel for the next day’s trip. Day 2: Enjoy pickup from your hotel in the morning at 7:30 am and drive to the cycling shop. Get back on your bike as you cycle through backroads, across rice fields and farms, and into small villages with your guide, to experience what life is like for the locals. Taste local fruit and snacks as you stop at the local market, mushroom and lotus farms, and places where rice wine is distilled. Admire the village handicrafts and Buddhist temples, before you return to the bike shop and get dropped off back at your hotel.

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Don’t hesitate & book this tour! My tour guide & Vespa driver’s name is Chen. And what an awesome experience it was! Highly recommend. Since I was traveling during low season, it was just us two so I benefited from a private tour. And we had such a great time! I got to witness and experience some of the rural sights of Cambodian life - cows, mushroom farms, rice paddies and herb plantations, visit local temples and the pièce de résistance: sunset at incredible floating villages which are incredible and located at the Great Lake of Cambodia aka Tonlé Sap. It’s largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and one of the most diverse and productive ecosystems in the world!!! Plenty of photos and videos were taken and it was a gorgeous sunset. Chen provided some fruit snacks and drinks along the way as well. this experience was fabulous and I enjoyed every bit of it!! ❤️ Thank you!

It was such an informative and fun experience to go to the local markets and learn about all the different vegetables/meats that are local to Cambodia vs. imported and how they are used. The instructors were very friendly and professional and always checked to see if we were happy with what we cooked and by god was it fragrant and delicious. I know a lot of people do food tours but being able to cook some local dishes is invaluable knowledge you can then take back home with you and re-experience such a memorable trip. 100% recommend!

We had a very experienced and competent guide and a sovereign driver. Angkor Wat and the many other temples are extremely impressive. The tour to the floating village was a special experience with stops at rice, vegetable and mushroom farmers. The team was very courteous, nice, clean and on time. We definitely highly recommend this tour.

Our guide, Makara and our driver Jong were the perfect hosts. Tour started on time and we felt very welcome. We absorbed the great information but didn’t feel overwhelmed! I recommend without hesitation the tour! Many thanks again, Sara and Luciano (Lu)

Was an amazing local experience the flavor, the people, the tuktuk and the tour around the local market was unique. When they said that you are gonna cook with local it’s 100% true. I really really recommended this experience