Tonle Sap Cycling

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The tour starts in and ends in Siem Reap.
An amazing unique cycling and boat riding experience to discover the local lifestyle in different floating villages and visit the hidden treasures in the cities around Tonle Sap Lake.
Day 1: Siem Reap – Kampong Khleang Village Cycling
Day 2: Kampong Khleang – Kampong Thom Cycling
Day 3: Kampong Thom – Kampong Chhnang Cycling
Day 4: Kampong Chhnang – Kampong Luong Floating Village – Battambang
Day 5: Battambang Cycling
Day 6: Battambang – Phum Bak Prea & Treak Floating Villages – Sasarsdam
Day 7: Sasarsdam – Puok Market – Siem Reap

Tour inclusive of:
  • Cycling tour guide (English)
  • Mountain bike & helmet
  • Mechanic
  • Entrance fee as per itinerary
  • Water & snacks during the cycling day(s)
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Boat ride
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Accommodation (twin/double sharing)
Tour exclusive of:
  • Visa fee to Cambodia
  • All flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks during the meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping

Day 1: Siem Reap – Kampong Khleang Village Cycling

08.00 am, our guide and driver meet you at the meeting point in Siem Reap and start cycling to Chaw Srei Vibol Monastery on the back road through Preah Dak village and Phnom Bok, a few stops on the way to visit the locals working on the farms and do the palm leave weaving. Snack break at Chaw Srei Vibol monastery and take a chance to interact with a local monk to learn more about Buddhism and the monk lifestyle. Continue to cycle to Banteay Ambil temple and ride further to have lunch at Stueng Trorcheak Restaurant. After lunch, we are transferred by the support vehicle to the boat pier to ride the boat to Kampong Phuk and Kampong Kheang Villages in Tonle Sap Lale (the boat ride will take us about 2 hours to ride). The floating village of Kampong Khleang is one of the largest settlements on the Tonle Sap Lake. Living on water is an art the Khmer people have mastered over the course of time. On arrival, we are welcomed by the hosts we will have dinner and overnight in the stilted with this family.
Late afternoon, our guide will walk you around the village to figure out how the village is and learn the way of life of the villagers.

Included for the day:
Cycling: 50km
Transport: Private vehicle and driver (and boat ride about 2 hours)
Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: lunch, dinner (homemade)
Accommodation: Homestay with the local family

Day 2: Kampong Khleang – Kampong Thom Cycling

Early breakfast at the homestay.
Then we say goodbye to the hosts and start cycling from Kompong Khleang Village to Kva Market.
The cycling passed through rice paddies, villages, local schools, pagodas Khmer Traditional houses, and the local markets. A lot of stoppings for pictures visit the daily activities of the villagers and snack breaks. Our late lunch at the local restaurant in Kva Market then transfers by the support vehicle to Kampong Thom for overnight. Check in at the hotel upon arrival, and relax. Dinner at the local restaurant.

Included for the day:
Cycling: 70km
Transport: Private vehicle and drive
Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Gloria Hotel & Spa or similar

Day 3: Kampong Thom – Kampong Chhnang Cycling

Start cycling early, cycling on the back road to Kampong Chhnang City through the big rice paddies and remote villages. After 25km, we stop for a picnic breakfast and continue to ride further to Tonle Sap River where we will take cross the river by a local ferry, which will take us 45 minutes on this ferry. lunch at the local restaurant in Kampong Chhnang, then we check in at the hotel and relax.
Late afternoon, the guide and driver drive you around the city and have dinner at the local restaurant.

Included for the day:
Cycling: 65km
Transport: Private vehicle and drive
Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Gloria Hotel & Spa or similar

Day 4: Kampong Chhnang – Kampong Luong Floating Village – Battambang

Breakfast at the hotel.
Get ready for our ride, start from the hotel ride to the main market of Kampong Chhnang and continue to local villages which produce pottery in the midst of the rice fields. Learn how the community makes pottery the traditional way and observe how sugar is collected from the sugar palm trees. Let your guide assist you with translating if you are interested to learn more about village life. We ride further through rice paddies, small villages, and local farms with many stops for visiting the local families, pagoda, schools, and snack breaks. After reaching our target of 60-70km cycling, we are transferred to the local restaurant for late lunch in Kampong Luong. After lunch, we enjoy the boat ride to visit the Kampong Luong Floating Village, the Cambodian and Vietnamese are living together in the floating houses in a part of Tonle Sap Lake in Pursat Province. And transfer to Battambang by the support vehicle, check in at the hotel upon arrival, and relax.
Late afternoon, we the guide walk you around the city, and riverfront and have dinner at the local restaurant in town.

Included for the day:
Cycling: 60km (and boat ride)
Transport: Private vehicle and driver
Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Classy Hotel & Spa or similar

Day 5: Battambang Cycling

Breakfast that the hotel.
Today we will ride 60km in Battambang through villages to visit 3 places, Phnom Banon, Phnom Sampeav, and Ang Kam Ping Puoy with 30-minute Bamboo Train Riding.
Start cycling from the hotel to small villages on the back road to Phnom Banon, and stop on the way to visit local families to learn about their everyday life, family history, and traditions. Visit Phnom Banon after climbing the 350+ steps you are treated to a peaceful setting with superb views across the surrounding countryside. Small villages are dotted in and around the endless rice paddies, punctuated with sugar palm trees. Walk down the hill and enjoy the Bamboo Train Ride for 30 minutes, then we continue to ride our bikes to climb to Phnom Sampeau, which is a massive limestone outcrop that is dissected by a number of caves of which some are more accessible than others. Some caves contain unexpected reminders of Cambodia’s turbulent history. Explore the grounds of this intriguing place before riding further to Ang Kimping Puoy which is our final stop for lunch before transferring back to Battambang by support vehicle.
Angkor Kamping Puoy is also known as the Killing Dam, Kamping Puoy was one of the many grandiose Khmer Rouge projects intended to recreate the sophisticated irrigation networks that helped Cambodia wax mighty under the kings of Angkor. As many as 10,000 Cambodians are thought to have perished during its construction and worked to death under the shadow of executions, malnutrition, and disease.
Dinner at the local restaurant

Included for the day:
Cycling: 60km
Transport: Private vehicle and driver
Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Classy Hotel & Spa or similar

Day 6: Battambang – Phum Bak Prea & Treak Floating Villages – Sasarsdam

Breakfast at the hotel.
Take a pleasant riding morning along the Stung Sangke River to learn from local families about how they make traditional products such as rice paper, dried bananas, bamboo sticky rice, fish paste, and rice wine. Taste and experience the pleasures of these products fresh off the fire. After 25km cycling along the riverside, we arrive at the boat pier, embark on the local boat and load our bikes on the boat as well to cruise through Tonle Sap Lake to Bak Prea and Treak Floating Village. Picnic lunch will be provided on the floating house in Treak Village. Visit stop to visit Wat Cheu Khmao. Burmese-style monastery built in 1887, Wat Chheu Khmao was purely made of purely Chheu Khmao trees (blackwoods, such as Acacia melanoxylon and Dahlbergian latifoliate) trees, which were cut down to build the temple. In the past, the hill was a magical hill in the middle of the Tonle Sap flooded forest.
As so visit the family of people living in Treak Floating Village before we disembark the local boat to continue to ride our bikes the other 30km to Sasardam Village where we will have dinner and overnight in homestay.

Included for the day:
Cycling: 55km
Transport: Private vehicle and driver (and boat ride)
Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast, lunch (picnic), dinner (homemade)
Accommodation: Homestay in Sasardam Village

Day 7: Sasarsdam – Puok Market – Siem Reap

Breakfast at the homestay.
Say goodbye to our host, a very kind family. Then we continue to ride on the back road passing many villages to Siem Reap, stopping to visit the Puok Market which is known as the grilling chicken market and also this market sells a lot of deep-fried crickets, water bugs, and grasshoppers. Continue to ride to West Baray to stop for lunch at a local restaurant. West Baray, or Baray Teuk Thla in Khmer which means “Clear Water Reservoir” in English, is a large reservoir located to the west of Angkor Thom. It is 7.8km long and 2.1km wide and it is the largest baray built during the ancient Angkor era. It’s also one of the largest man-made reservoirs anywhere in the world with a maximum capacity of around 53 million m3. Continue to ride to Siem Reap, we arrive at Siem Reap at around 3 pm, drop off, and end of service.
Dinner and accommodation are not included

Included for the day:
Cycling: 45km
Transport: Private vehicle and driver (and boat ride)
Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast, lunch (Grilled chicken with red art & fish paste source)

 
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