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Bike ride through the countryside to visit to the temples of Rolous group, the first major capital of the Khmer empire. Travel the back roads through little seen villages where children great you with excitement. See shadow puppets being made from leather. Sample local snacks and a delicious Khmer feast.
- Cycle the back roads through sleepy country villages.
- Say hello to excited children and their families.
- Explore some of the oldest temples in Cambodia.
- See traditional shadow puppets being made and a shadow puppet performance.
- Savour the flavours of Khmer snacks and a local lunch.
Tour style:Biking, History & Heritage, Local Iife & Culture.
One day Angkor pass, transport via recent model mountain bike, english speaking guide, Local lunch and snacks.
Items of a personal nature, gratuities for guides and drivers.
Group size:Maximum 12
- Duration: 7-8 hours
- Pickup location:
Pick up at centrally located hotels in Siem Reap.
- Pickup Time: 8.00 AM-8.30 AM
- Drop off location:
Drop off at centrally located hotels in Siem Reap.
Additional information :
- Voucher exchange details:
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the day tour in Siem Reap.
- Confirmation of booking:
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information.
- Additional information:
For most of the year it is hot when exploring the temples. The guide will make regular stops at locations where you can purchase water. Please keep rehydrated and bring sunscreen and a hat to protect yourself from the sun.
At time of tour confirmation there is the option of upgrading from a 1 day to a 3 day Angkor pass for an additional $20.
- Dress standard:
Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate. Comfortable shoes are a must.
The Apsara Authority which manages the park reserves the right to refuse entry to certain areas of the site for guests who wear clothing which is considered immodest. No smoking, drinking alcohol or touching the carvings is permitted in and around the temples.
- Child policy:
Travellers must be able to bicycle and 12 years of age or older. Children below the age of 12 are not permitted on this day tour in Siem Reap. Child Price does not apply to travellers on this tour.
- Language: English
On this biking tour in Siem Reap we ride through the countryside to visit to the Rolous group of temples. The cycle is mainly on dirt tracks. On the way we pass small villages with lots of friendly children. Stop to watch seasonal activities like rice planting and harvesting, and try local snacks. Or try your hand at traditional games like Khmer football (sai).
Our day tour in Siem Rea will explore the Rolous Group of temples which represent the remains of the first major capital of the Khmer empire, and are the earliest site of the 600 year Angkor period that is open to visitors. The three temples in the site are: Bakong, Lolei, and Preah Ko. Bakong was constructed in 881 and is the principle temple in the Rolous group. Lolei is a four towered temple built in the centre of what is now a dry water reservoir.
Visit a not-for-profit organization which supports disadvantaged youth in the area and teaches them the traditional art of shadow-puppet making (from leather), and watch a shadow puppet show.
Eat a delicious Khmer lunch and have a rest in a hammock before cycling back to Siem Reap. Total distance on this biking tour in Siem Reap approximately 35 - 40 km.
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This day tour in Siem Reap is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12.
If you are happy with the services provided a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Urban Adventures destinations.
- Cancellations made more than 2 days prior to travel receive a full refund
- Cancellations made 2 days or less prior to travel attract a 100% cancellation fee.
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