Discover the key to the Angkor Kingdom's agricultural prosperity and enjoy a day of exercise as you ride the countryside and villages west of Siem Reap and paddle through a small floating community and the great Tonle Sap Lake
Embark on a 25-30km biking adventure with a 1 hour kayaking excursion to the villages and lakes outside of Siem Reap
Dig in to a local lunch, plus enjoy fruits, snacks and water provided throughout
Listen closely to your local English-speaking guide who will tell you all about the area
Kid-sized bikes are available too so the whole family can get involved
Support a local charity, committed to helping the community through Eco-tourism
Hop out of bed for an early morning ride along the great irrigation reservoirs of the Angkor period, the West Baray. By late morning you find yourself in a small village, where lives are supported by seasonal agriculture. Join a local resident for a walk ‘n' talk explaining the community workings then it's time for a tasty lunch and some hammock chill time. After lunch, you'll paddle through the floating villages by kayak. Explore the neighborhood and the mangrove forest before venturing onto Tonle Sap Lake where the sheer size of this body of water will become apparent. Your guide will explain the phenomenon that has resulted in the lake's eight-meter depth variance and why this lake is vital to Cambodia's survival. This is a tour for any adventurer who wants to explore beyond the tourist crowds of Siem Reap and support a company whose goal is to protect the local Cambodian community.
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Excellent guide. It was actually outsourced to another firm that specialises in Asia cycling tours- grasshopper. The guide went out of the way to make my experience memorable and he was very keen to introduce the Cambodian culture to us.
It was very interesting to see the village in the lake, a whole little community of about 7000 people with schools, shops etc floating in the lake. Absolutely recommend this trip if you want to do something else than just visit temples for your stay at Siem Reap!
This is a really interesting trip - to see the fisherman and their families living in their huts on stilts and to imagine the impact of the huge change in water level during the year and to see how the fishermen manage to continue to live and do their business throughout this change... It is also interesting to think that this has been going on, much the same for thousands of years - the only main difference, is that the boats now have engines (not all)....There are some great photo opportunities. On other reviews i have heard about scams and safety and I can understand how this happens - we had no problems, but were with a guide - so this probably is the best advice - a guide not only gives you lots of good information, but also protects you from such scams.