There’s a different aspect to Cambodia that not many people get to enjoy. Away from the temples and the tourist crowds is whole different world that is – rural Cambodia. Come with us on a journey of discovery, to witness rural life in the picturesque countryside, approx. 25 km from Siem Reap. Our ox cart tours takes in the area of KhnarPouCommune around the village area of Chub. You will be picked up by Remork(tuktuk)and delivered to the starting point of the tour. You’llgo past rice paddies, palm trees, ox-drawn carts and perhaps the odd ruin. A visit to a local family can also be included, which adds a unique personal touch to the whole excursion. Then after your tour we will deliver you back into SiemReap.
- BICYCLE TOUR IN THE VILLAGE:
Escape the tourist trail for a scenic sojourn in the Cambodian countryside on this easy 4.5-hour bike excursion from Siem Reap. Wind your way down dirt tracks and hidden trails on an 18-mile (30-km) circuit through rural villages, rice paddies and sugar plantations. Stop along the way to meet the locals, sample typical Cambodian snacks (included) and witness traditional crafts like basket weaving. Soon leave the tarmac behind, pedaling down small dirt paths through the scenic countryside to nearby villages. Expect friendly greetings from locals as they go about their daily activities such as rice farming, palm wine and sugar production, and basket weaving. En route, stop to sample snacks (fruit and bottled water are also provided throughout the tour) and chat with your guide about rural Cambodian life. Then hop back on your bicycle and ride along more village roads, returning to the bike shop in Siem Reap around midday.
The vast majority of Cambodia’s population lives in the countryside, in palm-fringed villages along red, dusty roads from where they work the rice fields, raise their families, tend to their livestock and go about daily life in a manner that is not entirely dissimilar to the images engraved on the
walls of Angkor Wat, Bayon and Baphuon temples. Hopping onto a motorbike gets you out there, and without the physical and psychological barriers that come from sitting in a comfy, air-conditioned car. And it can be done from Siem Reap, regardless of your experience. We won’t lie. We’re addicted to motorcycling around Cambodia; aside from the chance to explore a beautiful country, it’s as pure an exercise in overcoming your fears as you can get. Every time we go out and come back alive and intact, we dance a little happy dance in our heads, because Cambodian roads are far from safe. This is something to keep in mind before you consider going on a trip. Your first question should not be, “Do I know how to ride a motorbike?”, but rather, “Do I have insurance?” This is seriously not the place to learn how to drive one, unless you’re already familiar with the vagaries of Southeast Asia traffic “rules”.