Community Bicycle Tour & Homestay | 2 Days | SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA

$62.00

  • Experience Siem Reap like no other!
  • Enjoy an overnight stay at a local village, interact with the local community.
  • This overnight bicycle tour is designed for visitors who wish to experience Siem Reap’s countryside beyond our half and full-day tours.

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We design this overnight bicycle tour for visitors who wish to experience Siem Reap’s countryside beyond our half and full-day tours. Enjoy an overnight stay at a local village, interact with the local community, and experience Siem Reap on a bicycle like no other!

On this tour, the visitor will cycle to and around the village community, learn about the cultural traditions and livelihoods of the local people, and have a unique homestay experience. Feel the relaxed vibes and soak up the slow pace of village life. Traverse through Angkor Kroa village and see local rice noodles being made and the local agricultural practices.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1:

Stop 1: Local Market
Our first stop will be at a bustling local market, where you are able to take in the sights and sounds of locals buying and selling produce. Discover local products not found anywhere else in the world!

Stop 2: Khmer Noodles
After chilling out at the local market where you have learnt about the local activities, we will take you to observe the making of Khmer noodles using a manual wheat pounder—a tool not often seen in the urban areas. Learn more about the simple yet intriguing process of noodle-making, an activity that has been the cornerstone of many Asian societies.

Stop 3: Paddy Fields
Next, we take our bikers to the sprawling fields of rice paddies, where your guide will introduce you to the day-to-day routines of the local farmers. Many of our guides will be able to give you an in-depth insight into this agricultural activity, as they have worked the fields with their parents from a young age.

Stop 4: Handmade Baskets
As we pass along the beautiful rice fields, we will take you to a place where handmade baskets are woven by our local villagers. Get to know our weavers and learn more about this intricate craft, which is traditionally passed down from parent to child.

Stop 5: Local Homestay
By now, it will be time to wind down. Your guides will check you into your local homestay. Once you have settled in, your guides will then head out to market to purchase ingredients for dinner. You are more than welcome to join them as they pick out vegetables and other local delights. After we’ve bought our groceries and head back to the homestay, you get to enjoy a cooking class with the host and eat a truly local Cambodian meal! We will end the night early, around 8 or 9 pm, just as the village goes to sleep.

Day 2:

Stop 6: Rice Wine
The morning after a good night rest, you will rise early to taste a delicious local Cambodian breakfast. We will then take you to a local rice wine distillery. Here, you will learn more about the processes involved in the making of rice wine as well as its use in holistic medicine. And yes—if you’re wondering—you will also get to sample a taste!

Stop 7: Local Pottery
At this stop, you’ll learn how local people make different kinds of animals out of clay and sell them to make a living. Enjoy your time with the charming family there and if you have a chance, you will be taught to make the handmade clay which will be an unforgettable experience for all!

Stop 8: Pagoda
Our last stop, take in the morning breeze and enjoy the peace and stillness of the pagoda, which holds religious importance to the local community. Here, your guide will tell you more about religion in Cambodia, as well as the local cultural practices connected to it.

Head back to Siem Reap!

What's Included

Included:

  • One night homestay
  • Local dinner and breakfast
  • Top quality mountain bike
  • Local guide
  • Pick up and drop off
  • First aid kits
  • Bike maintenance
  • Cold towels
  • Drinking water
  • Village compensation

Not Included

More Info

Cycling Info:

  • Estimated cycling distance: 30 to 35 km
  • Cycling environment: flat terrain, dirt road.
  • Fitness level needed: 1.5 / 5
  • Guide to cyclists ratio: 1 guide to 5 cyclists.
  • Our cycling guides are first-aid trained and carry a first-aid kit with them during the experience. A safety vehicle also accompanies the group on this experience.

Homestay info:

  • If you have signed up for this homestay experience as a solo traveller, you will be partnered with a member of the same sex for the rooming.
  • Please note that this experience needs to be booked one week in advance, as we need time to ensure everything is ready for you for an unforgettable experience of Siem Reap countryside homestay.
  • If you have children below the age of 16 or group ride more than 5 people, please ask our customer service for special rates.

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Refund Policy

  • In order to book this experience, you will need to pay a deposit online via South East Asia Backpacker.
  • This deposit is fully refundable if you wish to cancel up until 48 hours before the start of the activity.
  • For cancellations made fewer than 48 hours before the start of the activity there is no refund available.
  • You can request a change of date at any time, free of additional charges.
  • Date changes are entirely down to the availability of the operator and nothing to do with South East Asia Backpacker. 
  • If your date change is not agreed, as long as it is within 48 hours of the start date you originally made your booking for, your deposit can be refunded in full if you wish to cancel.
  • The remaining payment for the experience is payable directly to the operator.
  • The operator can request the remaining payment via an online payment link or upon arrival at the destination.
  • The refund of the second payment, which goes directly to the operator, is based on the terms and conditions of the operator, over which South East Asia Backpacker have no control.
  • Please see our customer terms and conditions for more information.

Operator

Butterfly Tours

Butterfly Tours is a leading bike tour company in Cambodia operated and owned by a group of university students. Visitors taking our tours are guaranteed an experience like no other; besides viewing truly local and stunning sights, you will simultaneously be supporting an eco-friendly and sustainable effort that directly benefits rural Cambodian communities.

Butterfly Tours goes beyond being an ordinary tour company. As advocates of young Cambodian leadership, we believe in the power of education and the development of entrepreneurship. Our stance reflects the ultimate aim of our company: To create local, empowered, and independent Cambodian employers and employees who will ultimately contribute to the development of Cambodia’s local economy and the environment.

Our tours are specially designed for you to:

  • Take a relaxing bike ride through local Cambodian villages in Battambang, Siem Reap, and Kampot—away from the usual tourist hotspots
  • View and photograph magnificent scenery of the Cambodian countryside
  • Observe Cambodia’s rural ways of life—visit local temples and learn about the variety of cottage industries, as well as our rich agricultural livelihoods
  • Immerse yourself in “the local”—sample authentic Cambodian cuisine and learn about our unique Khmer customs and culture!
  • Meet friendly Cambodian children and villagers!

Our tours benefit local Cambodian communities:

  • We train local students and youths to be your guides, in turn offering them employment and leadership opportunities
  • We personally nurture and develop leadership and managerial skills of our Butterfly team members, who are made up of Cambodian youths from the countryside
  • Within villages, we engage local Cambodians to share their knowledge and skills with us, who in turn share them with you when you take our tours!

On a larger scale, our tours seek to:

  • Educate visitors on the socio-cultural and economic landscape of Cambodia
  • Deepen visitors’ knowledge on local Cambodian cultures and customs
  • Support the integrity of local cultures by favouring businesses and local goods that conserve the cultural heritage and traditional values of Cambodia
  • Support the local economy through the purchase of local goods from small Cambodian businesses
  • Conserve the local environment by engaging businesses that are eco-friendly and sustainable
  • Develop sustainable forms of tourism that create more jobs and support local Cambodian trade and investment

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