Updated April 19th, 2018.
Join us on a unique half-day cycling experience to see the unseen parts of Kampot! This tour will take you to the usually out-of-bounds lotus farms and allow you to mingle with the villagers in a homely environment against the backdrop of luscious green paddy fields and rice mills.
Your guides are friendly and knowledgeable student guides, many of whom have lived in Kampot all their lives. The native guides also know the best Cambodian rolled cake and Khmer noodle makers that offer free sampling of these traditional delicacies.
Escape the usual, crowded path and explore the real life of Kampot’s locals.
Stop 1: Lotus Farm
The lotus flower grows in mud, yet rises above it to grow untainted by its surroundings. In essence, the lotus is a symbol of purity, and carries deep religious significance for the local Cambodian-Buddhist community. On our first stop, we take you to a lotus farm, where you will be able to learn more about this remarkable flower and watch lotus farmers at work. The farm is also a wonderful photo opportunity!
Stop 2: Spectacular Rice Paddies
After the lotus farm, we will cycle along Kampot’s paddy fields. Be amazed by this spectacular scenery, and be sure to photograph it! You will also see paddy farmers at work, many of whom still use traditional farming methods to plant and harvest their crop.
Stop 3: Traditional Khmer Noodles
At our next stop, we will visit a local noodle maker. Your guide will tell you more about the processes involved in this trade, and you may choose to sample some yummy noodles if you wish!
Stop 4: Cambodian Rolled Cake
Next up, your guide will introduce you to the Cambodian rolled cake, a local delicacy of Kampot. Observe the processes involved in the making of this delicious cake, and discover how this simple trade sustains the local community. If you would like to, you can sample a taste!
Stop 5: Rice Mill
On your final stop, your guide will take you to a rice mill, where you will be able to watch how paddy husks are removed from their grain—the final step of the paddy’s milling process. Get to know the friendly family that runs this mill, and learn more about their trade and role within the larger community!