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Off the Beaten Track Tour

Destination: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: 4 hours
Physicality: 3 / 10 

Prices

  • 1 to 5 people – USD 27 / person
  • 6 to 9 people – USD 25 / person

Butterfly Tours popular half-day bicycle tour is catered for cyclists who wish to experience Siem Reap beyond its temples and numerous tourist attractions. On this tour, your guides will take you off the beaten track to local villages of Siem Reap; get to know friendly villagers and children getting about their day to day lives, and enjoy the beautiful landscape of Siem Reap’s countryside.

Tour Features

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Butterfly Tours’ office in Siem Reap
DEPARTURE TIME  7:40AM or 1:40PM
RETURN TIME Approximately 12:00PM or 5:30PM
DISTANCE 17km to 20km
YOUR GROUP Small group, 1-8 people
ATTIRE Wear sensible and comfortable clothing!

Inclusions & Exclusions

WHAT’S INCLUDED  Tuk Tuk pickup and drop off Local guides

Mountain bikes and helmets

Fresh coconut Snacks and water

Cold towel

NOT INCLUDED Travel insurance

Tour Itinerary

 Stop 1: Paddy Fields

Our tour begins with a bike ride to Siem Reap’s sprawling paddy fields, where your guides will introduce you to the day-to-day routines of local farmers. Many of our guides will be able to give you in depth insight into this agricultural activity, having worked in the fields with their parents from a young age.

 Stop 2: Handmade Baskets

On our next stop, we will take you to view handmade baskets woven by our local villagers. Get to know our weavers and learn more about this intricate craft, which is traditionally passed down from parent to child.

 Stop 3: Local Market

Our third stop will be at a bustling local market, where you will be able to take in the sights and sounds of locals buying and selling produce. Discover local products not found anywhere else in the world!

 Stop 4: Rice Wine

On our final stop, we will take you to a local rice wine distillery. Here, you will learn more about the processes involved in the making of rice wine as well as its use in holistic medication. And yes—if you’re wondering—you will also get to sample a taste!

 

 

Temple Trails of Angkor

Destination: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: 7 hours
Physicality: 5 / 10

Prices

  • 1 to 5 people – USD 52 / person
  • 6 to 9 people – USD 45 / person

Our full-day, advanced bicycle tour takes you around the lesser known temples of the Angkor complex! Ride with us through hidden trails, jungles, and local villages, and feast your eyes on the magnificent temples of the Angkor complex! On this tour, you are guaranteed a peaceful ride away from other tourists—and a yummy lunch!

Tour Features

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Butterfly Tours’ office in Siem Reap
DEPARTURE TIME 7:40AM
RETURN TIME 5:00PM
DISTANCE 40km to 45km
YOUR GROUP Small group, 2-8 people
ATTIRE Wear sensible and comfortable clothing!

Inclusions & Exclusions

WHAT’S INCLUDED  Tuk Tuk pickup and drop off Local guides

 Mountain bikes and helmets

 Local lunch Cold towel
NOT INCLUDED Travel insurance  Temple Ticket

Tour Itinerary

Stop 1: Villages along the River

We begin our ride with Butterfly Tours’ signature style: A lovely ride through local Cambodian villages. This 15 minute ride takes you to away from the luxurious hotels of Siem Reap city to the tiny routes littering local villages. Get to know friendly villagers, and be sure to send out plenty of waves to the little children chasing our bikes!

Stop 2: Angkor Wat

Next, we will take a trail that leads you behind Angkor Wat—no temple ticket required! This is a route that very few take, guaranteeing a peaceful and unobstructed view of this magnificent complex that holds great historical and religious significance to many Cambodians.

Stop 3: Ancient Stairs of Bakheng Temple

Our trail then leads you around Bakheng Mountain, where you will eventually reach a temple known for its ancient stairs. Learn more about the significance of the stairs in relation to Bakheng Temple’s construction, which is guarded by two fierce lions!

Stop 4: Baksei Chamkrong Temple

Just a short distance away is Baksei Chamkrong, a small pyramid-shaped Hindu temple. Baksei Chamkrong, which means “a bird sheltering its wings,” has an interesting legend connected to it. Be sure to listen carefully to this story!

 Stop 5: Trail to Preah Khan

Next up: Preah Khan Temple! As your guide tells you more about this temple, be sure to look out for the finely carved structures and the 5 metre tall garudas—a mythical bird significant to Hindu-Buddhist mythology.

Stop 6: Lunch at Neak Pean Temple

Hungry? We sure are! We will lead you on a hidden trail behind Neak Pean Temple, where we will then take a longer stop (30 minutes) to relax and enjoy a delicious local lunch!

Stop 7: Rice Paddy Trail

With our tummies filled, we will now embark on a trail that leads us across the vast landscape of rice paddies. We will make a few stops along this trail, where you will be able to learn more about Cambodia’s traditional agriculture and even try out some paddy planting with local farmers—a sure way to make new friends! Our tour ends with an off road ride back to the city.

 

 

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