- duration 48 hours
- tour type Private
- minimum participants 2
- age requirement 5+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Enjoy an overnight stay at a local village and experience Siem Reap's local community
- Enriching cultural interactions with the local Khmer community and guide
- Experience an easy cycling tour through the countryside
- Learn how to make an authentic Cambodian dinner with your homestay host
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. Cool yourself off with fresh coconuts. Traverse through Angkor Kroa village and see local rice noodles being made and the local agricultural practices. Explore all the village has to offer on this unique tour.
Stop 1: Local Market
Our first stop will be at a bustling local market, where you will be 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 cycling ride 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 Dinner, Homestay
By now, it will be time to wind down. Your guides will check you in to 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 got 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
Morning after a good night rest, you will then get up early to taste the local Cambodian breakfast which you will be served upon the next start. 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 medication. And yes—if you’re wondering—you will also get to sample a taste!
Stop 7: Piggy Bank
At this stop, you learn how people make different kinds of animals by clay to sell for a livelihood. Visit the charming family there and if you have a chance, you will be taught to make the handmade clay which will be a deep memory of 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.
- 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
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance
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10% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.Payment
A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.Travel Insurance
We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.Other Practical InformationIf you have signed up for this homestay experience as a solo traveler, you will be partnered with a member of the same sex for the rooming. Please note that this experience needs to be booked 1 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, please ask our customer service for special rates. 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.