Are you looking for a tour in Cambodia that will allow you to immerse yourself deeper into the local culture and food experience? Then join us on our 4-day food tour and cycling adventure. This trip offers a combination of cultural exchange and educational experience, as well as an opportunity to enjoy sharing the story and flavour with the local host whilst enjoying the scenic ride through the backroads of Siem Reap.
This excursion will take you to explore the impressive landscapes of Angkor Wat, the Cambodian countryside, and floating villages. Our experienced tour guide will be guiding you through this journey, which is guaranteed to create a lasting memory of your stay in Cambodia!
Upon your arrival in Siem Reap, you will meet your tour leader at the hotel. Then your guide will give details about the trip. You will have time to rest, and then you will start your food journey on the Siem Reap street food tour. The first stop is the local restaurant, where you will taste fruits, spring rolls, tofu, and barbecued snails.
You will then go to the night market, where you can try some bugs and fantastic barbecued chicken, whilst enjoying a cold beverage whilst sitting on a mattress alongside the street market.
You will then visit the Sambai Siem Reap liqueur house, where you will learn how Cambodia liqueur is made, and visit the infusion room. There you will be invited to try rice whisky in various flavors. Finally, you will be transferred back to your hotel around 21:00.
After breakfast at the hotel, you start biking for the morning temple exploration at the most illustrious temple with the smallest crowds. First, you will visit Ta Prohm, which is unique in that it has been left largely as it was found: overgrown by jungle trees and vines, with many parts of the temple crumbling to the ground. This makes the so-called Tomb Raider Temple, as it was used during the filming of the movie, one of the most picturesque and memorable temples in the Angkor complex.
You will then head out to the ancient city of Angkor Thom and enter the city through the ancient Gate, an impressive stone gate carved with elephants and four giant faces. From here, continue to Bayon Temple, located in the center of the city and famed as the enigmatic faces representing the 54 provinces of the Great Khmer Empire. The Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King are also must-visits as they are both known for their intricate bas-reliefs.
You will take a break at lunch and stop at the local restaurant to enjoy tasteful Cambodian dishes.
Lastly, you will bike to the gem of the Angkor complex, Angkor Wat. Following your tour leader, you will be mesmerized by the rich history and symbolism of this unique ancient temple. Afterward, you will return to your hotel.
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Central Corner d’Angkor features a restaurant, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a bar and shared lounge in Siem Reap. The room was spacious, comfortable and beautifully decorated. The pool area is a private oasis and though it is small, it was always quiet to relax.
Meals are characterized by fresh, seasonal ingredients, prepared in a simple, classic style of Cambodia. Food & cooking course is offering bountiful selections of local specialities and feature hand-made food among other favourites. Western food is also available during the trip.
If you have any specific food requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies), please inform in advance so that we can provide a notice to the restaurant or hotel where you will be served.
Each activity comes with an experienced tour leader responsible for offering local insight, pursuing great experiences and make every tour exceptional.
They are trained to make your trip magical. We know that it’s the unexpected surprises that make a trip memorable. That’s why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.
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terrains, bike repairs, and tipping guidelines.
The terrain is varied, mainly flat, and characterized by a mixture of tarmac roads and single dirt lanes passing through the countryside and Angkor complex. We cycle on backroads with lovely open landscapes, leisurely with plenty of stops to rest or take photos. Our Siem Reaper guides can also easily accommodate type riders who seek a shorter ride with a boost in the van.
We strongly recommend that you ride a mountain bike for our trips that involve asphalt, dirt, and backroads, some of which are sandy and rocky. If you are much more comfortable with your own stuff, we highly suggest bringing items such as pedals, saddles, helmets, and water bottles. Our mechanic will make adjustments to your bikes and personal belongings.
The tools and spares are carried by your tour guide in the vehicle along with a full toolkit for the tour. However, it is also gauche for us to carry spares for every eventuality. Therefore, it is necessary that before departing, you have a quick look at your two-wheeler to see whether it is in good order.
We recommend you wear a helmet on all our biking adventures. This is non-negotiable. If you do not wear a helmet, you will not be allowed to cycle. Your tour guide is trained in first aid and emergency rescue, but to a large degree, you must be responsible for your own safety while riding.
Travel insurance is not covered in the tour price. You can arrange travel insurance with your preferred insurance company. As medical facilities in Cambodia are rather limited, it is imperative for you to take out a good medical insurance policy when traveling.
Visitors to Cambodia require a passport to enter the country, and all travelers must hold a passport with validity for 6 months after their planned exit from Cambodia.
Citizens of the UK, EU countries, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States, and almost all other nationalities will require a visa to visit Cambodia. Non-UK residents should check with the Cambodian Embassy in their country of residence for the most up-to-date information. Most nationalities can get a visa on arrival at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap international airports without prior registration. A visa is issued on arrival for most nationalities for US $30/pax, and the visa has a one-month validity. You need to pay in cash and in US dollars and provide two recent, identical passport photographs.
Read more about applying for an electronic visa here: www.evisa.gov.kh
For travelers who are planning their vacation as well as for trips that have already been booked, there are many questions about “Traveling in Times of COVID-19”.
As a traveler, you are responsible for complying with the travel regulations prescribed by airlines, airports, and destination countries. These include requirements for visas, vaccinations, COVID-19 passports, COVID-19 tests, and other entry documents. These requirements may change between the booking of the trip and the departure date. Therefore, it is important that you keep up to date with any changes in entry requirements until the date of departure.
If you have any further questions or need information about traveling to Cambodia, please contact us; we look forward to hearing from you!
Cambodia is located in the tropical climate zone, in which neither the temperatures nor the hours of sunshine show great variations over the course of the year. Due to the tropical monsoons in Cambodia, a distinction is made between a dry season and a rainy season, and each of these seasons has its own charm.
The dry season runs from October to April and is the time to visit the coastal towns of Cambodia or the tropical islands. Temperatures are warm and comfortable during this time of year, and there are long periods of sunshine. Although it is relatively dry during this time, individual showers can occur.
The rainy season runs from May to September and is ideally suited to experiencing Cambodia’s nature in a, particularly green and lush way. The warm temperatures remain unchanged, while the rain ensures high humidity. There is a lot of rainfall, especially in the last months of the rainy season. For the entire time, however, the rain falls in short downpours.
While Cambodia can be visited year-round, it is important to note that small country roads that may pass through the more remote areas, e.g., the province of Mondulkiri, are impassable during the last two months of the rainy season.
Any time of year is a good time to visit Cambodia, with each season offering its own range of benefits. Throughout the year, the climate in Cambodia is hot and humid. The temperature remains in the 30°C range for the majority of the year, dropping to 20°C at night.
The local dishes are among the healthiest in the world. It smells and tastes good and is reminiscent of Thai cuisine, but without the strong seasoning. Because of the shared history, there is also a great closeness to Vietnamese cuisine.
The best-known local dish is “Amok“, a fish curry with coconut cream, whereby the fish can also be replaced by chicken.
Only drink bottled mineral water that is cheap to buy anywhere. Do not drink tap water!
The currency of Cambodia is called “Riel”, and there is, however, no need to change the currency into riel as US dollars are accepted everywhere. Please kindly note that ripped, torn, or old bills will not be accepted.
ATM machines are available in the main cities across the country, mostly in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. Banks are open Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM and on Saturday morning until 12:00 PM.
Most hotels and restaurants in the major cities will charge US dollars, but for other currencies, it is advisable to visit a bank. Traveler’s checks can be exchanged at banks and some hotels, but they are not usable outside of major cities.
We would highly recommend using a Visa or Master Card, as they are now accepted in many hotels, restaurants, and shops in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. If you wish to travel in a local taxi or Tuk-Tuk, make sure to have the right amount of cash and change with you, as the drivers are unlikely to keep a lot of cash with them.
Allow $20 per day for basic living expenses (drinks, meals, etc). A bottle of local beer will set you back roughly $1, a two-course lunch will set you back $7, and a two-course dinner would set you back $10.
It is interesting to get to know foreign customs and traditions, but respect is required. Below, we’ll give you a few tips on how you can move around the country without causing offense.
Please note: the central tower of the Angkor Wat complex is closed to tourists on Buddhist holidays.
The international code is +855. Since making calls with a cell phone can be expensive (incoming and outgoing calls), the costs should be clarified in advance. It may be worth buying a SIM card (prepaid) in the country. Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, and there are internet cafes in larger cities.
We recommend carrying a modest supply of basic health care medications such as travel sickness tablets, anti-diarrhea tablets, antacids for indigestion, insect repellant, sun creams, and chosen antibiotics. Although the majority of these things are available in Cambodia, the security afforded by well-known names is comforting.
The earlier you book, the lower your price and the more days you have to pick from. You can rest assured that once you book, your price will not change. If don’t see your ideal travel date, please contact us.
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I booked this tour thinking that we would do a bit more than other tourists. But in the end it’s a real immersive experience with locals. Each day was blow minding. Biking let’s you feel real sensations of the country. At some points you’ll get used to let your comfort on the side and share unforgettable memories. When I get the chance to go back with friends, I’m a 110% that I would do the same. Thank you so much for this experience Lee, you were the one that gave me goosebumps! And thank you Marco for your patience and smile you were very sweet!
This trip was brilliant to see loads of Siem Reap in a quick time frame – just did 4 days and it’s the best experience and decision we have ever made. Our tour leader Sovuth spoke excellent English and took us to all the unique attractions where there was hardly found by any tourists. He made sure we were safe and would inform us what we could and couldn’t do. We never feel rushed since we could just relax and properly explore the area. The bicycle, transportation and accommodation provided were great, and the activities offered were the best selection from the area.
Highlight – food tour down the Siem Reap street food with plenty of local food selection we choose from. Amazing food great people and an insiders view of an amazing part of the world. The bike tour to Angkor Wat and Floating Village were great. We learned so much from the rich history and local ways of life in Cambodia.
Highly recommend Siem Reaper if you are looking to explore Cambodia in a short time and see all the highlights. Book this trip it’s so interesting with so many things to see, we still can’t believe we have been.
I travelled with my friend to Cambodia was one place where I was apprehensive about, but travelling with Siem Reaper took the worry away. The 4 days trip covers all the highlights of Siem Reap and Angkor Wat temples and we also get to visit smaller places that we would have missed by travelling by bike and of course – FOOD was incredible. We get the authentic experience, instead of just visiting places filled with other tourists. The bike tour gave us the opportunity to visit local places and the hidden off the beaten track. The great thing about the tour was our tour guide (Sokvuth). He was fantastic with his knowledge and passion for Cambodia. Our trip would not have been complete without the expertise, passion and commitment of our guides. He was so helpful, friendly and a lot of fun and he took care of us from the moment we stepped on the tour. He told pretty much everything out for us and made our tour run very smoothly and even teaching us some of the local languages. We definitely loved his enthusiasm, I loved hearing of his personal experiences, he really made our trip whole. So thank you for the great host. Another great thing about this tour was the people you meet on the way, we made lots of great friends that we will see later on in our travels. Although, the Angkor Wat temple was amazing archticture with the rich history and culture. We also get to see the local lives on the floating village of Tonle Sap and learn so much from our guide. Overall experience was stunning and exceeded all our expectations.
Siem Reaper provided a fantastic service from start to finish. Prompt and helpful responses to my queries pre-booking. My guide George was a genuinely lovely person who is friendly and knowledgeable. A varied and interesting tour, can’t believe how much I did in just 4 days! Highly recommended.
A great bike ride in the countryside around Siem Reap in local villages, markets, hidden temples, farm life and floating village. All capped off with fabulous food experiences, the highlight being the village cooking class culminating in a fantastic lunch. The guys (George, Marco, Red and Bo) were super friendly and couldn’t do enough for us. Put simply, a superb experience.
There was nothing to dislike. One must expect all of the trappings of country life and local villages and there were no surprises here. All to be expected and the people are so happy and friendly. A wonderful reality check.