Updated April 19th, 2018.
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.
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.
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!