The largest and most famous temple is Angkor Wat. Today, Angkor Wat is depicted on Cambodia’s national flag as the temple symbolizes the soul of the Khmer people. Come and discover this must-see attraction and seize the opportunity to learn about the heart of the Cambodian culture through our storyteller tour at Siem Reaper. The tour takes you on a spiritual and educational journey around the temples. During this tour, you will visit the legendary temples such as Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Ta Prom and enjoy multiple attractions lead by our educational tour guides.
Through the tour, you will bike down narrow dirt lanes around Angkor complex and explore the hidden temples covered by jungle.
At Siem Reaper, we aim to provide the most interesting information about the ancient temples and equip you with insight into the real Cambodia.
Start the morning temple exploration at the most illustrious temple with fewer 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 of the Angkor complex.
Head out to the ancient city of Angkor Thom, enter the city through the ancient Gate, an impressive stone gate carved with elephants and four giant faces. From here, continue to Bayon Temple, found in the centre of the city 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.
We will take a break at lunch and stop at the local restaurant to enjoy tasteful Cambodian dishes.
Lastly, we will bike to the gem of the Angkor complex, Angkor Wat. Following your storytelling guide, you will be memorised by the rich history and symbolism of this unique ancient temple. Afterwards, you will return to your hotel.
What to bring: Camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent, wear comfortable cycling clothes, etc.
Dress code: Cambodia is a conservative country, especially when you visit the main temple, Angkor Wat, we would like all of the cyclists to wear clothing that covers shoulder and knees, due to the cultural respected.
Departure: 8:30 am to 4 pm, Daily.
A fabulous tour and guide! We would thoroughly recommend this tour. The locals running this company are friendly, professional and good fun. The mountain bikes were in good condition, helmets, water and ponchos were provided. The tour of the temples was fabulous, as was cycling the tracks around the villages. We saw a lot more being on bikes as some of these places couldn't be reached by car. Lunch was at a local restaurant with Cambodian dishes. Our guide Lao is very knowledgeable, friendly and his English is superb. He not only gave us information about the temples and myths but also the history, education system and life in Cambodia. He is very passionate about his country and his job. We were so glad to have him as our tour guide, we hired him the next day for a tour of temples further out of Siem Reap (too far for us on bikes!) and he arranged the tour and the car/driver for us.
Fun way to explore the temples! Prathna was our guide but the whole bunch at the shop were friendly. Bikes were high quality. Helmets were provided. Lunch provided was good too, plenty of water available. Very experienced tour guide with lots to tell about the temples and Cambodia. Don't hesitate to book with these guys. we had such a great day!