Siem Reap Outdoor sports

Our most recommended Siem Reap Outdoor sports

Angkor Wat: Highlights and Sunrise Guided Tour

1. Angkor Wat: Highlights and Sunrise Guided Tour

Discover the magic and history of the Angkor Wan on a guided sunrise tour from Siem Reap. Get around this vast temple complex easily with a airconditioned bus or van. Have the option to choose from a group or private tour. See sights like the Ta Prohm and Bayon temples.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation early in the morning. Arrive at Angkor wat and admire the glow of the sunrise on the ancient temple complex and surrounding jungle. Explore the interior of the great temple at Angkor, from its corridors and central chambers to the upper terraces. Hear stories behind the bas-relief carvings, and gain insight into life during the height of the Khmer Empire. Continue to Angkor Thom City and the Bayon Temple. At the end of the afternoon, visit the jungle-enveloped Ta Prohm, one of the most atmospheric of all the temples in Angkor. Return to your accommodation in Siem Reap at the end of your tour.

Full-Day Kulen Waterfall and 1000 Lingas Tour

2. Full-Day Kulen Waterfall and 1000 Lingas Tour

Phnom Kulen is considered a holy mountain in Cambodia and is of special religious significance to Hindus and Buddhists. Visit this sacred site and  discover it's beauty. The tour starts with a drive to the foot of the Kulen mountain, the birthplace of the great Khmer Empire in AD 802. Enjoy the breathtaking drive up the mountain, exploring the abundant greenery and the Kulen Waterfall. Take a dip if you wish, or sit back and watch the local families in their sacred homeland. Make your way up the mountain by foot to the River of a Thousand Lingas, a gorgeous river with sophisticated Shiva Linga carvings covering its floor. Get a blessing in the Cambodian way, with the holy water from this sacred river. Continue up to the tip of the mountain to discover the beautiful Pagoda and its world-famous Reclining Buddha at rest. Enjoy your own packed lunch for the day or purchase a traditional lunch at the basic food stalls located near the park. 

Siem Reap Quad Bike Countryside Tour

3. Siem Reap Quad Bike Countryside Tour

Start the tour with a hotel pick-up in the company's distinctive tuk-tuk, and meet your local guide. Join a comprehensive safety instruction session at the company office and learn how to operate your quad bike. Start your journey though the villages around Siem Reap and enjoy the refreshing greenery of the remote and undisturbed countryside. Meet friendly locals with their water buffalos along the way and get a sense of authentic Cambodian rural life. If you have opted for one of the longer tour options, more delights await. On the 1.5-hour tour, explore a Buddhist monastery before returning to base. In addition to the monastery, the 2-hour tour stops at the centuries-old Angkorian temple with beautifully crafted stonework, away from the main tourist traps. The 3-hour tour option does all that and also includes a stop at a market for a refreshing drink and a bit of authentic local atmosphere. All tours starting after 4PM end with a mesmerizing sunset over the paddy fields, as the blue sky turns gold.  

Siem Reap: 3-Day Guided Cycle Tour With Angkor Wat and Lunch

4. Siem Reap: 3-Day Guided Cycle Tour With Angkor Wat and Lunch

Day 1: Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at 8:00 am from your hotel and taken to our office to get fitted with a bicycle and helmet. Begin the ride to Angkor Archaeology Park and enjoy a day of exploring the spectacular temples. First, you will visit the iconic temple, Angkor Wat, with the rich history and symbolism, it's also the largest religious monument in the world and the finest example of Khmer architecture. Continue our ride to the ancient city of Angkor Thom. Enter the city through the ancient gate which is carved with elephants and four giant faces. Head to Bayon Temple, which is located in the center of the city. Admire its enigmatic faces that represent the 54 provinces of the Great Khmer Empire. Look out from the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. Following lunch and a rest break, then set out to see the jungle-enveloped Ta Prohm. Explore this temple which is overgrown with jungle trees and was once featured in the Tomb Raider film. You can expect to return to Siem Reap town around 3:00 pm. Day 2: Bike along unpaved roads and through rural villages on the way to Banteay Samre, a 12th Century, Hindu temple. Continue on the wild path, leading along rice fields to the temple of Banteay Srei, dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva and carved from pink sandstone. Enjoy scenic views cycling through the area of Angkor. Take a break for lunch at the foot of a mountain, before transferring to Kbal Spean archeological site. Trek the jungle trail to reach the cascading waterfall by the River of a Thousand Lingas, named for the religious carvings on the riverbed. Day 3: Spend your last day of the trip cycling along the backroads of Siem Reap to the former Angkor city of Rulous. See the three main temples here, Lolei Temple, Preah Ko Temple, and Bakong Temple. you will enjoy lunch with a large spread of local dishes. Finish your adventure with drop-off back to your hotel.

Siem Reap: Angkor Wat Temples Guided Tour by Jeep

5. Siem Reap: Angkor Wat Temples Guided Tour by Jeep

The tour begins with pickup in the morning and heads to the first stop of the day, Ta Prohm. Overgrown by jungle trees and vines, with many parts of the temple crumbling to the ground, Ta Prohm has largely been left as it was found making it one of the most picturesque and memorable temples in the complex. Next, drive to the ancient city of Angkor Thom, entering through the ancient stone carved gate which features elephants and giant faces. From here continue onto Bayon Temple, which is located in the center of the city and known as the ‘Giant Face Temple’. Throughout the trip, listen to fascinating information and stories about the temples, their rich history, as well as their importance and symbolism to the local people.  Enjoy a short break to eat some refreshing Cambodian snacks and fruits, then travel deeper into the Angkor Kingdom as you explore more and more of this incredible temple complex. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite from your adventure, stop by a local restaurant for a tasty lunch. After lunch, follow your guide off-the-beaten-track until you reach a community-based tourism center where you can experience first-hand the everyday life of Cambodians.

From Siem Reap: Guided Kulen Waterfall Tour

6. From Siem Reap: Guided Kulen Waterfall Tour

Explore Kulen Mountain, also known as Mountain of the Lychee, on a trip from Siem Reap. Phnom Kulen National Park is known as the site where the Khmer Empire originated and has religious significance to both Hindus and Buddhists. Discover its archaeological and natural highlights with your guide. Start your day with pickup from your hotel and head to Kulen Mountain. First, stop to visit a quarry where stones were cut and used to build the temples in the area. Continue onward to see the 1000 Lingas at a riverside archaeological park. Next, explore its sacred hilltop with over 30 temple ruins and see a large reclining Buddha. Then, trek to Kulen Waterfall and enjoy a swim in its waters. On the way back to Siem Reap, make a quick stop at a palm sugar village, before making an optional final stop at the Cambodia Landmine Museum.

Siem Reap: Quad Bike Tour of Local Villages

7. Siem Reap: Quad Bike Tour of Local Villages

You will be picked up at the starting point of your tour where you will get on your quad bike and head out of the city using local roads and passing a traditional Khmer village with your professional guide. You will arrive in time at the rice paddy to watch the sunset. After the sun goes down you can still see more rice paddies with water buffalo grazing and other wildlife on the way back to the starting point of the tour. Transportation will be waiting for you to bring you back to your hotel.

Angkor Wat: Sunrise Jeep Tour with Breakfast and Lunch

8. Angkor Wat: Sunrise Jeep Tour with Breakfast and Lunch

Begin your jeep tour with an early morning pick up from your Siem Reap hotel. Your guide will then find the best spot to view the sunrise and take perfect photos. Then head down to explore the ancient temple at its most atmospheric, bathed in the warm glow of the morning sun. After you will head into the inner sanctum of Angkor Wat to admire the carvings and architecture of the temple before having breakfast. Following the main road to Angkor Thom, replete with stone sculptures depicting demons and deities. Learn about the cultural significance of the Bayon Temple, the Terrace of the Leper King, and the Royal Enclosure from your guide. After roaming around Bayon, you will take a short break to enjoy a light refreshment to keep your energy level up before getting in your jeep again and continuing to the Elephant Terrace. You will then go through Angkor off roads on the way to visit Ta Prohm temple. Be ready for this iconic temple which is overgrown by jungle trees and vines, with many parts of the temple crumbling to the ground. Then return to Siem Reap through Cambodian villages that offer a glimpse into rural life.

Angkor Wat in a vintage Jeep with driver - jeep rental

9. Angkor Wat in a vintage Jeep with driver - jeep rental

Your tour will begin with your being picked up from your accommodation by an English-speaking driver in a vintage American war Jeep. This jeep (official name M151 "MUTT") was developed with guidance from the US Army's Ordnance Truck Automotive Command. Design started in 1951, with testing and prototyping lasting through most of the fifties. Although the M151 was developed and initially produced by Ford, production contracts for the M151A2 were later also awarded to Kaiser Jeep and AM General Corp. First put into service in Vietnam, the MUTT played an active part in American military operations well into the 1980s, when it was phased out in favor of the Humvee. The jeep was a historical witnesses of the Vietnam War, and will bring you to the world heritage temple Angkor Wat, Bayon (Angkor Thom) and one of the most popular temples, Ta Prom, which has trees growing out of its ruins. On this day you will visit the famous ancient Angkor Wat temple complex in style, and you will experience the charm of this temple in an authentic jungle manner, by jeep. You can even discus together with your driver which temples from the Angkor Small circuit you would like to visit. On this small circuit you will find plenty of temples, with the most famous being Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm and Bayon Temple. You can also visit other temples such as Baphuon, Ta Keo, the Terrace of Elephants, Ta Nei and Prei Rup which are also located on this small circuit. Travel back in time and enjoy this day complete with history, adventure and mystery.

Floating Village and Tonlé Sap Sunset Tour

10. Floating Village and Tonlé Sap Sunset Tour

Experience real Cambodian life on the water! Mey Chrey is one of the area's least visited floating villages, which is why it is so beloved by the very few who get to experience it! Located a 45-minute drive through some of Siem Reap's most beautiful countryside, you will head to the boat dock where you will begin your journey on the water. Enjoy a 30-minute motorboat ride along the small waterways before reaching the village where you will have the chance to hop-off, and meet a local family. Life in a floating village is entirely different to living on land and this is your chance to engage with some wonderful people, using your guide as a translator. Back on board, enjoy a spectacular sunset over the water from the comfort of your motorboat before returning to land.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 40 reviews

I was very pleased when I met my guide Chenda as I had read recent reviews that all mentioned how amazing he is. I was not disappointed. I ended up with a private tour as I was the only person booked for today. I was picked up right on time and we set off on our adventure. We travelled through local villages and then entered the national park. By this stage the road was a bit bumpy but my driver Mr Yang was very careful and I felt very safe. First stop was the lookout which lived up to the "amazing views" Chenda thoughtfully took over photography duties for me, and he did an excellent job. The temple &reclining Buddha were very interesting and Kulen Waterfall was magnificent. A memorable day, made even better due to Chenda's enthusiasm for his job. I would strongly encourage you to book this trip

Chenda was the BEST guide. He's an archaeologist during the dry season, and knows ancient Cambodian history inside and out. He's also a devout Buddhist, so we learned a lot that we didn't know about Buddhism. The tour itself was excellent and well-paced. There are a lot of stairs, so fair warning. The waterfall was truly amazing - don't be afraid to get in the water up near the actual falls! I would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone, especially if you want to get out of super-touristy Siem Reap for a day.

Truly GREAT tour of the most famous temples by Jeep! Not only the breathtaking scenery but especially the passionate English speaking guide Chum being professional, knowledgeable and sharing great stories from Khmer history. Taking care of his customers and making them feel welcome in his country. MUST DO

This is such a good experience and there was only 6 in our group. We had this huge boat to ourselves at the end for dinner with any drinks we wanted. The sunset was beautiful and was worth it. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone :)

My tour guide, David, was really great! super friendly and keen to hit the highlights before the crowds got there. when everyone else canceled on the group trip he upgraded me to a private tour free of charge!