Countryside Life in Siemreap by Vespa
Time: From 08.00 or 13.00, lasts 4 -4.5hrs
Escape the tourist hub of the heritage town and take to the beautiful countryside that exists in the shadow of Angkor Wat, riding pillion on our modern Vespas. This insightful tour with a local flavor opens up a vast and varied landscape of colorful village, country and rural life almost too remote to reach any other way!
Start the tour at APOPO, a landmine clearing organization that uses Hero Rats to sniff out the deadly explosives. Then we’ll take you to the stunning and peaceful pagoda, teach you about Khmer spiritual belief systems, and organize a Buddhist blessing. Meet the locals and gain a fascinating insight into the patterns of daily life that have changed very little since the time of the temples. Taste delicious sticky rice grilled in bamboo, meet a local medicine man, and much more! This day tour is off the beaten path, so you’ll find that there’s rarely another tourist in sight.
End the day with a short visit to a local family home surrounded by rice paddies. Here you will sip on a cold coconut or a local beer, meet the family and spend time with their friendly water buffaloes before returning to the city. You’ll definitely return with a smile!
*** Highlights: APOPO HeroRats, Local market, a remote Buddhist pagoda, a spiritual blessing by the monk, ancient Angkorian reservoir, sticky rice in bamboo producer, traditional Cambodian medicine man, local refreshments in the family house, Rice noodle maker, riding through the countryside on our stylish Vespa.