Off The Beaten Track - Siem Reap

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Morning: 7:30AM , Afternoon: 1:40PM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Butterfly Tours, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please provide us your hotel information, so that we can come to pick up you.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

- Discover the Siem Reap countryside and culture by bicycle
- Bike off-road and see the charming faces of local Cambodians
- Get to know insights into the process of making local handicrafts and farming activities.
- All tours led by local student tour guides.
- A Cambodian students' initiative

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Tour Itinerary
Stop 1: Paddy Fields
Our tour begins with a bike ride to Siem Reaps sprawling paddy fields, where your guides will introduce you to the day-to-day routines of local farmers. Many of our guides will be able to give you in-depth insight into this agricultural activity, having worked in the fields with their parents from a young age.

Stop 2: Handmade Baskets
On our next stop, we will take you to view handmade baskets 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 3: Local Market
Our third 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 4: Rice Wine

On our final stop, 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 medicine. And yesif youre wonderingyou will also get to sample a taste!

Inclusions

Local snacks

Drinking water

Local guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Use of mountain bike and helmet

Village compensations

Exclusions

Meals and soft drinks

Personal expenses

Insurance

Entry/Admission - Butterfly Tours

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Not wheelchair accessible

Infant seats available

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Tour starts from two people

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

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

Traveler Reviews

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  • 05-Mar-2020

    Très belle balade à vélo avec notre guide Yat qui nous a fait découvrir l’arrière pays de Siem Reap, un marché local, des artisans et la vie authentique. Très bon matériel, priorité à la sécurité et commentaires avisés. À faire sans hésiter Barbara et Bernard

  • 21-Feb-2020

    This biking tour is a great idea if you like to do active and adventurous activities. It was very fun and informative. The group was able to bike through the dirt roads and see how people live along the countryside, all while getting to some of the temples. It was also very nice seeing the sunset from our vantage point. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, letting us take some rest breaks and providing us with water, mango, and watermelon. This trip is not for the faint of heart. The ride wasn’t too long (approx 10 km each way) but we were all definitely sweating. The terrain can be hilly and rough and took some getting used to riding ( I’m only used to biking in the city with a road bike). The company provided helmets and good fitting mountain/hybrid bike with large tires for the dirt. My only suggestion is to for all the bikes to have their own flashlights as it got pretty dark on the way back. Only the group leaders had some. Hopefully by the time you read this, they will have updated their bikes.

  • 16-Feb-2020

    We really enjoyed our ride around the Land of Siem Reap. It was another way To discover Cambogian way of life, the real life ! People welcomed us with a lot of kindness. Thanks so much to Yat, our guide, to make us live those beautifull moments.

  • 09-Feb-2020

    We did the tour with Sam and Yak, two young, sympathic guides who grew up in that area and answered all our questions. It was a great tour. Do it!

  • 26-Jan-2020

    Our family of 5 did “Off the Beaten Track” Tour. We visited a village market, a basket weaver at her home, a rice paddy field, a rice wine maker, and a ceramic piggy bank maker. This tour was a great way to see how the Cambodian people live, learn about their economy, interact with locals, all the while biking 21km. We tried the rice wine and enjoyed some local fruit. While we realize it may not be an accurate picture of the entire population, it got us closer to the local culture than had we just gone to the temples. Our tour guide, Vong, had great English, was quite knowledgeable of Cambodia’s history and economy, and was passionate about his country.

  • 21-Jan-2020

    We booked the 'Off the Beaten track' tour after searching around for something a bit less touristy, and had an amazing morning. Vireak, our guide, was so knowledgeable, helpful and funny. The whole tour is along very quiet and safe roads and it doesn't take long to reach the beautiful countryside. Everyone you meet is very friendly and it is so great that the company contributes to all the businesses you stop at, as well as helping students through their studies. We can't recommend this company highly enough, there is nothing that I could suggest to improve the experience. Thank you so much Vireak for a wonderful experience!

  • 04-Jan-2020

    These folks are lovely, patient, and knowledgeable. They took us and our nine-year-old over 16km around Angkor Wat around sunset. We booked late, and they were super accommodating. Highly rate them, they were an unforgettable part of our trip.

  • 02-Jan-2020

    We booked our bike tour through Trip Advisor with Butterfly Tours. This group of young students have a very good community support and environmental initiative in running their small company. Our guide ‘Vong’ was hilarious and spoke excellent English. The tour begin with a 7:30am hotel pickup via tuk tuk and the tour itself started from their shop around 9am and finished around 1pm. We rode along pathways and sideroads with beautiful countryside scenery along the way. We visited the Three Centers Market, a farmers market that gathers 3 times a take where local farmers gather to exchange fresh produce, fish, meats, and small goods. It was lovely to see the true hard working Cambodians and get a glimpse into their daily lives. We also visited a family that does basket weaving. The government finds an expert weaver in each district and pays them to train all the wives to become expert weavers. This process allows families to derive additional income and passes along an age old skill. Prices for rice, baskets, etc. are set by the ‘middle-man’ who gathers the items up for export out of the country. The farmers and artisans then are all paid the same amount regardless of their negotiating ability. But the highlight of the tour was the visit to the local distillery where they made rice wine! It was a basic process of distilling but the final product, infused with herbs, was quite tasty. In fact, to my untrained pallet it rivalled the best bourbon from Kentucky. It was strong at 50% alcohol but very tasty! They told us that mothers of new borns are given a shot of this whisky every day to help with their recovery. Not sure how that worked into the breastfeeding though.

  • 26-Dec-2019

    The good things first: + the tour offers visits of the countryside and meet “normal” people + we got a very good impression if the typical daily life + our tour guide, Sam, was very friendly and helpful (he had to manage two issues with our bikes which was handled very well and quick by him and the office) + the tour is suitable for everyone - it is not physically demanding; also our teenagers liked it a lot + an open mindset and nit judging atttitude by our western norms is highly recommended to enjoy. It is a completely different way of life compared to western European cultures What could be better: - cannot think of something better. Info: The tour organization was founded by students and the tour guides are all students. The learn English skills and presenting in front of small groups.

  • 22-Dec-2019

    Nous étions à Siem Reap en novembre et avons aussi été guidés par SAMROET, jeune étudiant en tourisme, avec beaucoup de tact, de connaissances et d'ouverture à la discussion pour les différents sujets que nous avons eu envie d'aborder. La façon dont nous avons été conduits auprès des habitants visités était très naturelle et sympathique et fera partie des meilleurs souvenirs que nous garderons du Cambodge. Il faut maintenant veiller à ce que ces conditions ne soient pas galvaudées par le succès... et l'éthique de l'association y aura un rôle déterminant.

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