Local Ways Of Life - Siem Reap

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
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  • Departure Details :
    9VJ6+MC Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Join our full-day bicycle tour that gives you unique insights into how Khmer communities operate in their day-to-day lives. As you cycle past spectacular views of paddy fields, hear interesting facts about Cambodias history and culture, and take part in the processes of rice planting and basket weaving! This tour gives you a more thorough experience than the half-day Off the Beaten Track tour, allowing more time for you to learn and observe Siem Reaps local community. A delicious local lunch is also included in this tour!

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Tour ItineraryStop 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: Rice Farming

Next up, hop on a bike ride to the sprawling fields of paddy. Here, your guides will introduce you to the day-to-day routines of local farmers. Many of our guides will be able to give you an in-depth insight into this agricultural activity, as they have worked in the fields with their parents from a young age

Stop 3: Rattan Baskets

Our third stop we will cycle to a home of a basket weaver. Learn more about this unique and intricate craft, which is traditionally passed down from parent to child.

Stop 4: Local Lunch and Cooking Class

Anyone hungry yet? We bet you will be by now! Your guides will lead you to our lunch spot at a local village. Lunch will be prepared by locals, and if we arrive ahead of time, you will have the opportunity to help out in the preparation and pick up a few Cambodian cooking skills!

Stop 5: Rice Wine

After the break and local lunch,we will 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 yesif youre wonderingyou will also get to sample a taste!

Stop 6:Pagoda

On our final stop,we will head to a pagoda frequented by the local community. Here, your guide will tell you more about religion in Cambodia, as well as the cultural practices connected to it.


Lunch with local family

Local guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Mountain Bike

Full set of first aid kits



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Entry/Admission - Butterfly Tours

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Tour starts from two people

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 12-Mar-2020

    Our guide, Vireak was very knowledgeable about the area and Cambodia in general. He also took photos for us and sent them on. This was an easy level ride and we were actually out for 5hrs visiting local life, markets, basket making and a pottery business. The bikes were easy to ride and looked brand new and they also supplied helmets. Most of the ride was on flat but bumpy dirt tracks through fields but there was some busy road work. We had a great time, our legs didn't ache the next day even after 5hrs! We hope to do another one if we have time at our next stop. Thanks Vireak, we had a great time.

  • 29-Jan-2020

    If you want to experience how the Cambodian people in the rural area are living, this tour is a must! We we guided by the enthusiastic en knowledgeable Samroed and trainee Vireak and had a impressing day. We learned all about the way of living, agriculture and small business. We experienced the hospitallity from families who let us in there homes. And best of all, nothing is spoiled by toerism and the local people benefit! A very big thank you, arkun!!

  • 01-Jan-2020

    Our guide, Song, was fantastic! Very accommodating and knowledgeable about the tour but also Cambodia and its culture in general. Excellent tour! Highly recommend Butterfly Tours!

  • 06-Dec-2019

    We did the 1/2 day tour because we did not have more time in Siam Reap and we had great fun and absolutely liked this experience. The tour is very well organised and we learned a lot about the living in the Cambodian countryside thanks to the great explanations of our guide, the super friendly Vong, who I would like to thank for his kindness and nice approach. We absolutely recommend Butterfly Tours!!!

  • 28-Nov-2019

    Great experience, with many explanations about local life. The bike ride is very pleasant between the rice fields, the villages, the meeting with the villagers. A moment of sharing around a very pleasant coconut at the end of the course. Vong and his team are adorable.

  • 27-Jul-2019

    Run by local Cambodian students Butterfly Tours aims to promote eco-tourism, entrepreneurship in young people and to share the students’ insider knowledge of Cambodian history, geography and way of life. We’ve just spent a day with Vong who is in his second year at University. It was a joy and a privilege to spend a day in his company. The last part - visiting a temple so no photos- coincided with one almighty thunderstorm where we watched seminary Buddhist monks (can’t have been older than 14) sliding across the wet tiles in ever more elaborate and acrobatic skids #boyswillbeboys Then we cycled back soaked to the bone! Top day out. @butterfly_tours

  • 17-Feb-2019

    初めてのバックパッカーでカンボジアを訪れ ました。 英語ガイドだけだったので不安でしたが何と かなりました笑。ツアーガイドのジューとマ ウンテンバイクで30km程一緒に回りました。 そのため体力は結構使います。また道路もほ ぼオフロードで車がすれ違うと埃っぽくなっ てしまいますが、そこもリアルなカンボジア の一つだと思います。 ツアーは超ローカル感ある集落?から始まり ました。そこでは街で販売されるための魚、 肉、フルーツ、野菜が販売、調理されてるの を見学、食べる事ができます。 次に田んぼを回りましたが乾季のため荒地。 途中、パンフルーツの木の下で休憩してライ スワイン造りを見学、試飲。 その後、現地の民家にて昼食を一緒にとり、 ハンモックで昼寝Zzz、 午後からはバスケットの手造り、陶器の製造 過程、ライスヌードルを食べたりココナッツ ジュース飲んだり、地元の大きなお寺?を回 ったりディープなカンボジアを味わえました 。 工場っていうより、全て普通の民家です笑 またローカル過ぎてどこも売込みは一切無い し、途中の食べ物、飲み物も全てジューが払 ってくれました。 現地な人がなぜこのような生活がしているの か、教えてくれるし簡単な英語が聞き取れる と更に奥深いツアーとなると思います。 P.S. ジュー、ありがとうね、 オークン!

  • 08-Sep-2018

    What a fantastic tour with a fantastic tour guide! Thank you Ratanan for your insight and easy-going nature. I learned a great deal and truly had a memorable experience. The tour did exactly what I love - got us away from the tourists to real, everyday life of local people. I got to try foods and see things I wouldn't have otherwise experienced. However, one *but* for those interested in the tour to consider - it IS physically challenging to be on a bike in the heat all day. There were lots of breaks, so your not pedaling the whole time, but it was still physically strenuous so be ready for it.