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Option 8: West of Siem Reap Sea of Rice Paddy Field Mechhrey Floating Village Bike Tour
This option provides a great escape away from busy Siem Reap downtown by biking through the countryside to see the authentic freshness and greenery of Siem Reap province. You will be welcomed by super friendly villagers and a different atmosphere as well as experiences, undisturbed by the crowds. You will be able to learn about Cambodian culture, interact with local people and see many aspects of rural village life, including unique housing structures (colorful homes built off the ground), kids and schools, Buddhist monastery and cultural history, especially the tranquil daily activities of the villagers. The journey will be continued to Mechrey to see the flooded forest and many water-bird species laying down for food, which creates a very compelling scenery that provides a great opportunity for stunning photos.
You will be boarded on a boat to discover one of the most impressive floating villages in Cambodia, seeing livelihoods rely on the lake. Return back to town.
The tour is suitable for professional rider in long distance.
Flexible clothes for cycling
The official currency in Cambodia is Cambodian Riel. It trades at around 4,000 riel to one US dollar. The US dollar is Cambodia’s unofficial second currency; therefore, there is no need to change the money. In fact, it is best to carry US dollars with you while you are traveling in Siem Reap, Cambodia. There are ATM everywhere in Cambodia where you could pick up US dollars as well.
The payment for the tour is in USD (US dollar).
Tour Name: West countryside of Siem Reap, Sea of Rice Paddy Field at Mechhrey Floating Village Bike Tour Option 8
Tour Code: CO8
Distance: 60 km
Duration: 9 hours
Group Size: 1-10 pax
Daily: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Price: USD60 per person
- Take a break from the busy touristic part of Siem Reap
- Bike along red soil paths and watch the local community
- See many ways of life in Cambodian countryside and culture
- View picturesque scenery for photograph
- Learn how people doing trades at local market
- Try famous local pasty and cookies
- Refresh and satisfy the thirst with young and fresh coconut at hammock restaurant
- Board a boat to floating village
- Visit Wat Chork pagoda
Leaving Siem Reap downtown and cycle along the red soil roads through some splendid villages. There, you can absorb the real fresh air and some eye-catching views of thousands hectares’ rice field (May-October: field in green, November-January: field in golden color), big crowds of cow, buffalos, ducks, and many bird species flying above us making beautiful sounds. See the lifestyle of villagers and what they do for livings: farming cycle, vegetable grown, haycock and so on. Visit the local market and taste the Khmer typical cookies. See Buddhist temple with handmade painting on the wall and observe monks’ day-to-day routine. Continue to Mechrey (a part of Tonle Sap), a large surface of lowland where locals plant the dry season rice. Also seeing big crowds of birds picking food, water buffalos and cows. Take a boat tour (boat tour is optional) to see floating village: flooded forest, floating houses and school, crocodile and fish farm, fish paste making... Back to town.
What to Bring
- English speaking tour guide
- Quality mountain bike (Giant/Trek)
- Fresh coconut juice
- Pure drinking water
- Hotel pick up.
- Travel insurance
- Boat tour
- Hotel drop off.
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