Cycle the Floating Village & Sunset Cruise

  • DURATION:Approx. 10 Hours
  • DISTANCE:Approx. 30 - 35 Km
  • DIFFICULTY:Mid-moderate

From US$70

Tour Code: SRT-CFS-15

DESCRIPTION

Discover the great landscape of the floating village by bike and boat

Join Siem Reaper on the day in the lush Tonle Sap lake and catch a glimpse of this fascinating way of life for many locals in Cambodia. This is a unique experience offering a great outdoor adventure into Siem Reap countryside by exploring a floating village and enjoying a sunset cruise along the river. Tonle Sap is the perfect place to catch a breath of fresh air and enjoy the picturesque countryside.

This tour will take you on the charming backroads in order to explore the local ways of life in Siem Reap. You will be greeted by friendly locals and get a deeper understanding of their lives and traditions. The journey will end at the Tonle Sap lake, where you will experience the livelihoods of Cambodian people living in the floating villages, offering you the opportunity to see how families adapt their life to living on the water.

INCLUSIONS

What’s included

  • Hotel pick up & Drop Off
  • Private vehicle support
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Bicycle & Helmet
  • Cambodia style lunch
  • Bottled water & Local snacks
  • Boat ride & Sunset Cruise
  • Soft drink & Cold beverage 

What’s excluded

  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expense

ITINERARY

9:30 AM PICK UP FROM YOUR HOTEL

You will be transferred to Siem Reaper office, where you will meet your guide. Here, you will be given a safety briefing, tour itinerary and be fitted with a mountain bike and helmet.

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

The tour will begin by cycling down interesting dirt roads through Siem Reap’s countryside. Along the way, your guide will lead you to local farms, and various village activities where you will learn about the everyday lives of the Cambodian villagers.

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

You will get to taste all sorts of local flavours for lunch and enjoy fresh coconuts and hammocks – this is what the village is all about. 

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Once we reach Kompong Phluk we will walk around the area to explore the housing. The houses are built on stilts, adapted to withstand flooding, experienced during the rainy season. You will learn about the daily life and the area by your guide. After exploring the village, we will take a boat and further discover the village life from the water, such as the schools, market, pagoda, etc. At the end of the day, we will catch the sunset on the lake with some snacks and cold beverages. You will return back to the city by a private vehicle in the late evening.

FQA

What cycling skill level do I need for this tour?

While all of our tours maintain a leisurely pace, we want our guests to have fun and be safe, so being able to ride a bike is paramount.

Our tour is perfect for novice bike riders or those that haven’t been on a bike in years, You should have average balance, be able to start and stop comfortably, and be familiar with hand brakes. We will be riding on bike lanes, through dirt roads, and occasionally with traffic. Safety is our number one priority but confidence in yourself is the first step to overall group safety.

If you’re not sure how you’ll fare, we invite you to come to our office about 30 minutes prior to your tour start time to try the bikes.

What do I need to bring?

Camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent, wear comfortable cycling clothes, small backpack, etc.

Is this tour appropriate for children?

Yes! We welcome children to participate in the tours and can provide any necessary equipment. If you are joining as a family, an adult must accompany the children. In addition, we have special prices for children:

● Age 0 to 6 years – %50 off
● Age 7 to 12 years – 20% off
● Age 13 to 15 years – 10% off

What is your cancellation policy?

We are happy to offer full refunds for our tour if the reservation is cancelled more than 24 hours before the scheduled tour.

What is your weather policy?

Our tours run rain or shine, and we have raincoat available at our office or during the tour for anyone that needs them. We encourage all guests to consult the weather forecast and to dress accordingly.

Is this tour offered in any other languages, or only English?

All scheduled tours are in English, but private tours can be scheduled in other languages as you request.

Can I make it private tour?

Yes! If you want a totally private tour and we ensure no one else joins your tour, please contact us

Are there any bathroom break during the tour?

Yes, It is. The bathroom is available at every stop we visit.

Activity Highlights

  • Hop on a bike to the Cambodian countryside to get a break from city bustle
  • Discover the mighty off the beaten path in Siem Reap countryside
  • Enjoy our guided bike tour commentary ensures you don’t miss anything
  • Magnificent views of Tonle Sap Lake and floating village
  • Includes lunch with a local family, plus private vehicle support
  • This tour is limited to 6 participants to ensure a more personalize experience for our guide and to ensure you receive the best experience that we commit to.

sunset tour at floating village

Your  Tour Guide

Each activity comes with an experienced tour guide responsible for offering local insight, pursuing great experiences and make every tour exceptional.

Our guides are trained to make your trip fun & knowledgeable. 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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Cycle the Floating Village & Sunset Cruise

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One Of The Best Days Of My Life!!!!!!!!!!!!

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January 11, 2019

This tour was absolutely one of the best days of my life! Honestly, I was nervous when I booked this because I hadn’t ridden a bike in ages and wasn’t sure I was fit enough. These worries were put to rest after I arrived at the office and found out there was a “sag wagon” tuk tuk accompanying us!
I didn’t think it was possible to top my day at Anckor Wat but this tour definitely did!!!!! I was picked up promptly at my hotel, a short stop at the office and then we were off. I was the only participant that day which was fabulous! We hit the red dirt heading out of Siem Reap and started riding through the fascinating countryside. My guides were FANTASTIC – they treated me like a queen and it was fabulous being able to stop whenever I wanted and any question I had was answered.
Our first stop was at a local market where my guide, Mr. O, bought some things I liked for our morning snack. We toured the market and tried the delicious spicy tamarind clams – delicious. We also stopped at a local school which was absolutely fabulous. As a former English teacher in Asia, it was so wonderful to walk around the school and be greeted by the loads of smiling, friendly beautiful children. I even got to play on the playground with them.
We hit the dirt again and stopped a bit later for our morning snack. The tuk tuk driver was also FANTASTIC – preparing the fruits for a delicious snack. The guides could not have been more helpful, friendly, supportive and FUN. We toured a few temples, loaded the bikes in the tuk tuk and headed for a delicious lunch in a beautiful spot on the river. After lunch there was time for a short rest in the hammock and then it was back on the bikes. I can’t describe the freedom I felt riding, we were constantly stopping to check out local market stands, chat with children and get a feel for the real Cambodia.
The ride was not difficult at all! I made it almost to the end, about 1 km short of our stopping point which was no problem. We loaded the bikes into the tuk tuk and headed for the floating village. We jumped into a private boat, wandered up the canal looking at the fascinating floating village until we hit beautiful Tonle Lake as the sun was setting. It was quite a sight! We stopped at a restaurant on the water to watch the sunset with a few Angkors and snacks to celebrate our accomplishment! The sunset was gorgeous and we were the last ones to leave the restaurant. We headed back through the Floating Village in the dark which was beautiful in a different way and provided a very unique perspective. Once we arrived back at the dock, the tuk tuk driver took me back to my hotel – a bit tired, sore and covered with red dirt but glowing on the inside from absolutely one of the best days of my life.
As I said, I was a bit nervous as to my ability to do this tour. I’m not especially fit and hadn’t been on a bike in ages but it was easy and the tuk tuk was always there with water, drinks, etc if you needed to rest or are tired and need a break from the bikes. I was definitely sore the next day but the feeling of accomplishment combined with the beautiful countryside and fascinating people soothed my sore muscles.
If you’re interested in getting away from the tourist track and seeing more of the “real” Cambodia accompanied by awesome guides, BOOK THIS TOUR!!!!!!! I honestly can’t speak highly enough about it. Enjoy!!!!!

cannis20

Fabulous sunset bike tour to floating village

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December 22, 2018

I had joined bike tour with this company and had a really great experience to see the floating villages in a differently way. Our guide was really friendly and gave us a lot of information about the people living there and the Tonle Sap story in general. The cycling trails was wonderful as we stop often to visit local community and get to see different perspective of lives in the countryside.
Food was good and I also met a group of nice people and could enjoyed watching the sunset together. It was amazing trip and I definitely recommend Siem Reaper.

Justinexxi

Wonderful day in the lansdcape, by bicycle.

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November 19, 2018

Thanks to Georges and Marco, we had a wonderful cycling day in the countryside. Marco took me directly from my hostel with his Tuk-Tuk, we picked the bicycles (very good mountain bikes). We began to ride on paths to George’s village, through the rice fields. We stopped when we wanted, to ask about something we saw or to take a picture. We visited the market, bought some fruits, visited a mushroom farm, and also the ceremonial in the village! Later we stopped in a pagoda where Georges talked to us about Buddhism. For lunch we had a several very good typical meal to share, and time to rest in a hammock… In the afternoon we saw two old temples lost in the forest, and arrived just in time to take the boat to the floating villages. The sunset through the floating forest on Tonlé Sap was a wonderful moment, sitting on front of the boat with a cold beer…
The team was so friendly I felt as in family. I discovered local usages, food, and the beautiful countryside around Siem Reap, with my favorite mean of transport : bicycle.
Thank you very much Georges and Marco!

Hélène