National Road No. 6, Sangkat Svay Dangkum, Krong Siem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia
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A World Away Tour

Duration: 9 hours
Suggested time: 09:00 – 18:00
Location: Phnom Bok area
Note: Bring a hat to protect from the sun while cycling or trekking.

Driving about 30 minutes out of town brings you to an area where very few tourists go. Local pagoda’s, incredible paddy fields, villages with lots of rural activity and natural beauty awaits. Combined with ancient ruins tucked away in the jungle and an incredible sunset, this tour shows you how you explore the rural life of the Khmer people.

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Unique aspects of this tour
  • Visit remarkable countryside
  • Observe authentic local life styles
  • Flexibility by riding your own bicycle or take a tuktuk
  • Lunch at a pagoda
  • Monk blessing
  • Away from the crowds
  • Exceptional sunset views
  • Hidden temples (access without temple pass)
  • Possibility of short hiking with nice reservoir views

Depart by tuktuk or minivan (for cyclists) from Siem Reap in the morning after a hearty breakfast and drive about 25km out of town to the Sticky Rice Village. Opt to try the sticky rice that is served in a long Bamboo tube and take your mountainbike or continue by tuktuk over dirtroads through pretty Khmer villages and pretty countryside. Observe farmers at work in the field and make stops along the way to try local delicacies such as peanuts, or bbq’ed stuffed frogs. After about 7km reach a beautiful local pagoda named Wat Sanloung that has the remains of two ancient Khmer ruins on its grounds. Meet with the abbot of the pagoda and receive a blessing. Enjoy some time at the pagoda and take time to learn more about Buddhism before continuing towards Phnom Bok. The dirtroad passes pretty paddy fields and small communities where kids fish and play in the streams and warmly welcome you with broad smiles and happy “hello’s”. A simple local picnic lunch is served on the way and can be enjoyed in the midst of the rice fields or at a local home. Continue through the villages and reach Phnom Bok after about 20km of local trail. We leave the bicycles or tuktuk and start to hike along the reservoir. Very unusual sights can be spotted, such as an Ostrich farm and veering just slightly off the main route there is an ancient Khmer Temple that no one is aware of. The walk along the reservoir allows for pretty views and pictures and takes about 30 minutes. Opt to return to Phnom Bok and climb up the hill (Angkor pass required). From up the hill the views are stunning and a pretty Khmer temple ruin sits atop, overgrown by Frangipani trees. If not climbing to the top of Phnom Bok, continue to hike through the village or take the minivan or tuktuk back towards Siem Reap. There is an option to stop at the local handicraft village near Angkor on the way. Reach the hotel and enjoy some free time for the rest of the evening.

Price List

Tours & Transaction Price (USD)
1 pax $119 Surcharge for cycling USD 20.- per person
2 pax $177 Surcharge for cycling USD 20.- per person
3 pax $234 Surcharge for cycling USD 20.- per person
4 pax $291 Surcharge for cycling USD 20.- per person
5 pax $345 Surcharge for cycling USD 20.- per person
6 pax $399 Surcharge for cycling USD 20.- per person
7 pax $456 Surcharge for cycling USD 20.- per person
8 pax + $511 Surcharge for cycling USD 20.- per person
INCLUSIONS EXCLUSIONS
English speaking guide Angkor Wat entrance fee (USD 37 per day)
Private vehicle (tuktuk or minivan) Personal expenses
Lunch International insurance coverage
Water and cold towels for the tour Tips and Gratuities for the staff
Monk blessing and donation Drinks other than water
Picnic materials (pillow and mat)
Bicycle and helmet (in case cycling option is chosen)