Discover the great landscape of the Tonle Sap lake by bike and boat. This is a unique small-group experience offering a great outdoor adventure into Siem Reap’s countryside by exploring a floating village and enjoying a sunset cruise along the river.
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.
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. The tour will begin by cycling down off the beaten tracks 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. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.
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.
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 5 years – %50 off
● Age 6 to 12 years – 20% off
● Age 13 to 15 years – 10% off
Camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, mosquito repellent, wear comfortable cycling clothes, small backpack, etc.
You will pick up at 8:45 AM for a prompt departure at 9 AM.
Drop off at centrally located hotels in Siem Reap and this tour will be finished approx. at 7 PM.
Wonderful day in the landscape, by bicycle.
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 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!