Siem Reap Sunset Half Day Cycling With Unique Khmer Boat Tour (-/-/D)
Our friendly local guide will meet up with you at the hotel’s lobby at 02:30pm. Then, he/she will brief you through the route you will take for cycling this afternoon. Remember to bring camera and comfortable cycling clothes. After the briefing is done, you will start with a ride out towards and past the King’s Siem Reap residence and through the Royal Gardens. In the large trees, you can see hundreds of giant fruit bats before their evening flight into the Angkor forests.
Continuing up the Siem Reap River we ride past private homes and small riverside markets. The juxtaposition of rich and poor can at times be dramatic. Crossing the river we wind our way along red clay roads and small dirt trails, through a series of local villages, crossing small farms and passing school children on their way home. We make our way towards the west edge of the Angkor Park. After a brief stop to refuel on cold water and fresh fruit we’ll continue our ride. We bypass the crush of visitors exiting the Park and instead follow single track lanes, past stunning rice fields and small, historic family parcels where life appears unchanged for generations.
As the temples close to visitors we will access Park roads and trails to view this remarkable historic site in a different context, twilight, and poise ourselves for a glimpse of sunset as the day comes to a close. To complete the evening we take a peaceful Unique Khmer Boat ride on the moat of Angkor Thom, with local delicacies including soft drink and champagne on-board.
At the end of our boat ride an air-conditioned van is waiting to transport us back to the hotel in Siem Reap to arrive around 06:30pm, with plenty of time to enjoy dinner and evening activities back in town. The total distance is approx 20-25km.