A Day in the Life


Step into a villager's shoes for the day

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  • English
  • Private Group
  • Hotel Pick Up
  • Join a local host family in a rural farming village and help out with daily tasks
  • Support responsible tourism and a local communities charity (5% of the tour price goes directly to the charity)
  • With tour groups of no more than 8 - or even better, a private tour for up to 5 - you can be sure that you'll get a personalized experience
  • Enjoy a casual picnic lunch with your Khmer host family
  • Transportation to and from the village is provided plus the insight of a local guide
Most Recent Review

  • Yen Luan 29 Dec 2018
    We had a great experience in the village and very educational. We should encourage our children to help out and go as cultural exchange program. Big thank you to Mr Lee for guiding us through this whole journey. I have help to spread awareness of husk non-profit organisation in my Facebook. We hope to come back again in Dec next year 👍🏻☺️

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What To Expect

When visiting a country as a tourist, it's often very easy to ignore the poverty of the beautiful country you're in. The Day in a Life program strives to bridge the gap between tourists and ‘Type 1' village families (those that struggle to meet daily needs, and often for food too). A local host family will welcome you into their home and lives for the day. They receive a small payment for this task and a larger contribution is made to a village fund, used for village projects like water filters and wells. Step into a villager's shoes and help out with daily tasks: plant or harvest rice, weave thatch for roofs, create wall panels, plant vegetables or trees, make 'prahoc' or rice wine. Every tour is different and tasks depend on the time of year, family needs and village goings-on.

Siem Reap day tours
Spend a day in a village helping out local villagers with their daily tasks
Siem Reap homestay
Help your host family with farming, cattle herding and other activities
Siem Reap day tours
Experience the rural life of Siem Reap in a small group of 8 people for intimate participation
cambodia homestay
The community receives 5% of income from your homestay travel
Activity Information


  • You will receive a confirmation email instantly upon booking. We will send the voucher email within 1 business day
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email


  • 8:00am hotel pick up
  • Meet your hosts at Kompheim Village with your English speaking guide
  • Help out with daily tasks
  • Picnic lunch of sandwiches (provided by operator to ensure high food safety standards. A Khmer meal will be provided for the host family)
  • 3:00pm/4:00pm return hotel drop off
Insider Tips

What to wear:

  • Sturdy footwear like sneakers/trainers
  • Long sleeves and pants
  • Sunglasses and a hat
  • No revealing clothing

Insider Tips:

  • Every tour group has the opportunity to plant a fruit tree for your host family, providing food and income for the future (make sure to ask your guide about this
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • If you are traveling with children, please book a private tour; Children 11 years and under are 50% of the price and children 4 years and under are free

Important notes:

  • It is extremely important that you don't hand out gifts, sweets or money to these families or children. This can cause problems and jealousy within the village and among families and relatives. Should you wish to help beyond the tour, please discuss with the team.
  • Please keep in mind that this is a real village, not one set up for tourists to visit, so you must be flexible as the tour will be adapted around ceremonies or village events
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the tour date and time specified
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 72 hrs prior to the activity
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Reviews (9) 4.4
  • Yen Luan 29 Dec 2018
    We had a great experience in the village and very educational. We should encourage our children to help out and go as cultural exchange program. Big thank you to Mr Lee for guiding us through this whole journey. I have help to spread awareness of husk non-profit organisation in my Facebook. We hope to come back again in Dec next year 👍🏻☺️
  • Celine Keng Sian 18 Oct 2018
    It was really an eye-opener for my Friend and I as we get to experience a day with a host family, the situation that they are living in, the activities they do to make a living. This is something different from the touristy spots in Siem Reap, and it left a great impact on me to be contented and appreciate the things around me. One point to note: if you want to have a chance to visit the kids in school, book this activity only from Mon to Sat, as the school will be closed on Sun.
  • Muhammad Zeid 21 May 2017
    Kinda sad to be going alone on this one since it was a low peak season period. But activities were limited and there is nothing much to do.
  • Chin Lung Vincent 13 Aug 2016
    Great experience learning about Cambodians' local life and difficulties. A bit pricy but quite a difficult portion will be donated responsibly along your way.
  • Queenie 2 May 2015
    This was just the most amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone and everyone travelling to Siem Reap. This organization really works hard to contribute to the Cambodian Community and better their ways of life. This tour allowed us to visit the villages outside of the main city, spend the day with them doing cooking, riding in carts darwn by cows, see the local schools and really get to know what the village life seems like. I can't really explain how fantastic this experience was - you just have to do it and see :)
  • Nicki 16 Apr 2015
    The Day in a Life Tour was the highlight of my trip. If you want to see Cambodia outside of the tourist centres, meet people and see how they live this is the right place for you. It is, of course, difficult to see how some families live, but I think it's very important to understand the reality of where you visit when you come to a place as a tourist. If you want something different, meaningful and are a little adventurous you should go Beyond.
  • Neal 5 Jan 2015
    I did the Day in the Life experience, and I would really recommend it I saw a different side of Siem Reap, and got to appreciate the country in a way I would not have otherwise. The tour was really well run, and gave me a lot of food for thought. A great but humbling experience.
  • SHANG LIANG 12 Aug 2017
    Today's trip is especially special. To experience the local level & two poor people daily life and help them into the local government and the support of the country and cover the community agencies, see the innocent children happy to play games, although the use of abandoned buildings into the classroom, There is no wall, and from the outside can be seen directly inside the La La, or the local volunteers donated a large number of special bottles used to make the classroom wall construction, just to make the local money no need to worry about the child at home, And ran out to make money. The institutions here also let the village some parents can do in this handicrafts, sales to foreign countries and then help home subsidies can also be part of the gold support institutions to maintain and progress. We got into the cattle car into different degrees of poor families, they are simple and simple, where the women gave birth to a lot of children, like our early Taiwan agricultural society is so. Help to experience the handicrafts, but also participate in the local cooking production, stay at home welcome our mother, are to meet us on the simple makeup, put on the most vivid clothes. It is understood that we are the first Asian to participate in this event visitors, usually Asians come here are simply for the sake of holiday shopping massage, will come to participate in activities mostly for the Europeans, they always have extra love and More lofty feelings.
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  • hok chung 7 Mar 2016
    Very interesting journey, the original still a little worried about the risk, but very enjoy them!
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