Tour Runs Daily – 8:00am
Tour lasts 6-7 hours
An insight into Everyday Rural Life in Cambodia
Escape the tourist hub of the heritage town and take to the beautiful countryside that exists in the shadow of Angkor Wat, riding pillion on our modern Vespas. This insightful tour with a local flavor opens up a vast and varied landscape of colorful village, country and rural life almost too remote to reach any other way! We start the tour with a fascinating de-mining project that is continuing to make the Cambodian countryside safe for local people using specially trained rats/dogs to sniff out land mines and unexploded ordinance. Then we’ll take you to peaceful pagodas, teach you about Khmer spiritual belief systems, and organize a Buddhist blessing. We’ll then meet the locals and gain a fascinating insight into the patterns of daily life that have changed very little since the time of the temples. We’ll see people harvesting sugar palm juice, taste delicious sticky rice grilled in bamboo, meet a local medicine man, and much more! This day tour is off the beaten path, so you’ll find that there’s rarely another tourist in sight. We enjoy a locally prepared lunch at a local family house surrounded by rice paddies. Here we sip on a cold drink, meet the family and spend time with their friendly water buffaloes before returning to the city. You’ll definitely return with a smile!
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Note: The mine clearing NGO’s are closed Sundays and Public Holidays. During these times this stop will be replaced by a temple restoration project.
*Highlights – Land mine clearing organization, local market, sugar palm juice harvester, remote Buddhist pagoda, spiritual blessing by monk, local snack producer, traditional Cambodian medicine man, local lunch in family house, Rice noodle maker, riding through the countryside on our stylish Vespas.