Cycle the Angkor Backroads and Cooking Class - 20% Deposit

Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

SR
5 reviews
Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 12
Cycle the Angkor Backroads and Cooking Class - 20% Deposit
Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

5 reviews

$NaN
Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 12

About this trip

      

PAYMENT TERMS 

    

The booking of cycle trips and other tours with Siem Reaper Travel is confirmed within 48 hours upon receiving confirmation from our customers. The booking confirmation includes all the reservations: hotels, restaurants and boat tickets, and other items included in the tours. 


The main payment for any scheduled, private, or family tour is due 7 days before the tour starts. Bookings made less than 7 days before the tour start date will require full payment once a booking is confirmed. 

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Siem Reaper Travel
5 reviews
Siem Reaper Travel is one of the leading tour operators in Cambodia. The Siem Reaper story began with the idea to design the trip that immersive local experiences and adventure tours in small groups of a maximum of twelve participants, which enable traveler to gain an unforgettable and insightful experience to the most beautiful regions of Asia.

Reviews

Very interesting and authentic experience, with knowledgeable guide and beautiful countryside landscapes. Highly recommend if you want to learn a but more about Cambodia life.
By Luisa M for Bike the Siem Reap Countryside on 27 Jul, 2022
SR
We never write extensive reviews like this one, but this is just how AWESOME the tour and our guide was, we need to share this with everyone. Here goes: Bike The Sunrise Angkor (Siem Reaper Tours) My wife, daughter and I did this tour with our wonderful guide, Chen (and his colleague Win) on July 16th. We were picked up by remork outside our hotel at 4.45 am (not my favorite hour of the day) & driven to the first and most awe-inspiring temple on the tour - Angkor Wat - which is a humbling experience. The early wake-up call was well worth it as we watched the sunrise behind the temple and saw the reflection in the water; the scene must have looked similar almost 900 years ago. We spent around 1 hour exploring all 3 levels of this temple, with our guide, Chen, explaining the meaning & accepted interpretation of the fascinating wall carvings that surround the main structure. The highlight was climbing the steep stairs to the 3rd level, which is not for the feint hearted (if you are scared of heights, don’t look down as you climb up, and try not to think of what it will be like on your way down). The climb is well worth it with stunning views & a labyrinth of passages and rooms to explore. After we climbed down, we were all mentally & physically tired after such an engrossing hour, where all our senses & imagination were stimulated. What we needed was a hearty breakfast to pick us up and we weren’t disappointed. Chen walked us over to a shaded eating place under the trees and we had a welcome breakfast of fruit, eggs & toast & well needed coffee. Reinvigorated we then jumped on our mountain bikes and cycled off-road to the 2nd temple of the tour, Angkor X. The shaded track passed through small villages with stunning views of rice paddies and daily life including lots of friendly kids running around along with cows, ducks, chickens, pigs & water buffaloes. We then arrived at one of the magnificent four gates of the Angkor Thom (the walled city) where we got off and took photos of the stone carvings of good and evil doing battle at the bridge. The next part of the tour was riding around the city on our way to the 2nd temple of the tour Bayon. It was now starting to get hot and we cycled up a steep track, up onto the wall that surrounds Angkor Thom. This was my favourite part of the tour as we rode along a shaded narrow path with spectacular views of the moat and rice paddies. We only saw one other person for the next 45 minutes & the vibe was peaceful and quiet with only the sound of birds and I felt all my usual worries & work-related stresses slip away. We eventually arrived at one of the corners of the square shaped citadel, where we stopped & enjoyed a 15- minute break, admiring the best view of the tour as well as learn about the small overgrown temple built here. Not long later, we continued on and rode down a steep path into a clearing where we saw our second temple on this tour, Bayon – famous for its faces. Its hard to compete with Angkor Wat for its sheer size and scale but Bayon temple was equally fascinating, in particular for its stone carvings depicting the daily life at the time. We listened to our guide Chen, explain the history and meaning behind many of the structures and carvings and after 40 minutes we retired to the shade, for a well-earned break. We were given cold bottled water and refreshing lemongrass scented hand towels as well as a generous platter of delicious fruits (banana’s, apples, oranges and dragon fruit). After 30 minutes we were reenergized and ready to ride to the 3rd and final temple which took around 30 minutes, Ta Prohm, made famous by the Tomb Raider movie. Ta Prohm, was memorable for the towering tree roots growing over and into the temple structure. This was a much smaller and intimate experience. The temple itself being less restored but a good addition to the tour and excellent for more photo taking. After an hour or so of exploring many dark passages and stone carvings, we got back on our bikes and rode a short distance to a well earned lunch, inside an airconditioned restaurant where we pigged out on all the local favourites. The chicken Amok curry was particularly good. Guide Rating (10 / 10). Our guide Chen and his colleague (Win) were both fantastic and the stand-out of the tour. Chen was gracious, funny, helpful, knowledgeable, gentle, humble, all round lovely bloke. Its always people that make the best experiences and when we return to Siem Reap, we will definitely choose Chen again. Thanks again for a great day.
By Scho R for Bike the Angkor Sunrise on 26 Jul, 2022
KS
I got to try wonderful food and spend the evening with a lovely tour guide.
By Katherine S for Siem Reap Evening Food Tour on 27 Mar, 2022
KH
The stops had been adapted due to closures - the local impact of covid, and was an incredible experience. The guide was knowledgeable and kind, very open to sharing about the food, culture and history of Siem Reap and Cambodia. The options were all very delicious and extremely filling. Would absolutely recommend and would do it again!
By Katie H for Siem Reap Evening Food Tour on 27 Mar, 2022
KH
Truly this was an unforgettable experience! Highly recommend it to anyone who wants to experience Angkor Wat in a unique way. My sunrise tour was on the spring equinox where the sun rises directly behind the center tower. If your dates are flexible, highly recommend doing this tour on any equinox for a similar experience. The access to hidden temples off the beaten path was amazing, it provided a quiet and personal experience through the temples, and the provided breakfast, lunch and snacks were all delicious, safe and with enough choice. My guide was thoughtful and knowledgeable, and it was a great first day of temple exploring.
By Katie H for Bike the Angkor Sunrise on 27 Mar, 2022