Need a quickie intro to the city? Toss aside your guidebook and instead get the Siem Reap scoop straight from those who know it best: the locals who live here!
Join us for a casual meet-up starting at the Spirit House in front of Ang Jeak Ang Jong Pagoda in the Royal Gardens (opposite side of the park to Raffles Grand DÁngkor Hotel). From there, we’ll take a short wander along the Siem Reap River, famous among locals for its dragon boat racing every Water Festival, as well as around the old French Quarter, where tree-lined boulevards meet with traditional street vendors. See fruit bats getting ready for their nighttime flights, make a wish for a happy voyage at a Buddhist shrine, hear stories of the Royal family and Khmer festivals, check out local street food options, and learn to navigate your way around this fascinating and compact little town.
Finally we’ll visit a local bar that’s popular for its hospitality. We’ll settle in for a drink if you like (at your own expense but your local friend can give you some recommendations and tips on how to order), and you’ll be free to chat with new friends, make some plans together for later on, and ask any questions you like of our knowledgeable Siem Reap expert.
Think of it as a tour, meet-up, and info desk all rolled into one — get the tips you need to know from those who are in-the-know, then kick back and relax with some new friends in a new city. There’s no better way to tap into local life in Siem Reap!
Inclusions: Local English-speaking expert to answer all your questions.
Exclusions: Transportation to and from the meet-up point, food and drinks, items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for your local expert
Dress standard: Note that is very hot in Siem Reap throughout most of the year. Your local expert will make regular stops where you can purchase water (and snacks). Please stay hydrated and bring sunscreen and a hat to protect yourself from the sun, and wear comfortable walking shoes. Cambodian dress is conservative and we will be visiting a Buddhist shrine, so please cover your knees and shoulders.
Your Trip: As this is a meet-and-greet with other travellers and not a standard tour, the size of the group may be more than our typical Urban Adventures limit of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: “Locals on Tap” tours are meet-up experiences and therefore require a minimum of four (4) people to be booked on any given tour. Should there be fewer than four (4) travellers booked on your chosen date, you will be notified by email two (2) days prior to the date of your booked tour and provided alternative tour options. Otherwise if you don't hear from us and have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the meeting point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Additional Information: Office phone number: +855 63 966 655 (during office hours Monday – Friday +855 12 391 780 (8am – 7pm during office holidays and weekends) Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Child Policy: Travellers under 12 years of age are not permitted to join this experience.