On this biking tour in Siem Reap we ride through the countryside to visit to the Rolous group of temples. The cycle is mainly on dirt tracks. On the way we pass small villages with lots of friendly children. Stop to watch seasonal activities like rice planting and harvesting, and try local snacks. Or try your hand at traditional games like Khmer football (sai).
Our day tour in Siem Rea will explore the Rolous Group of temples which represent the remains of the first major capital of the Khmer empire, and are the earliest site of the 600 year Angkor period that is open to visitors. The three temples in the site are: Bakong, Lolei, and Preah Ko. Bakong was constructed in 881 and is the principle temple in the Rolous group. Lolei is a four towered temple built in the centre of what is now a dry water reservoir.
Visit a not-for-profit organization which supports disadvantaged youth in the area and teaches them the traditional art of shadow-puppet making (from leather), and watch a shadow puppet show.
Eat a delicious Khmer lunch and have a rest in a hammock before cycling back to Siem Reap. Total distance on this biking tour in Siem Reap approximately 35 - 40 km.
Inclusions: Local English speaking guide, recent model mountain bike and helmet, one day Angkor pass, local lunch, snacks.
Exclusions: Items of a personal nature, water, tips / gratuities for guides and drivers.
Dress standard: Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate. Comfortable shoes are a must.
The Apsara Authority which manages the park reserves the right to refuse entry to certain areas of the site for guests who wear clothing which is considered immodest. No smoking, drinking alcohol, or touching the carvings is permitted in and around the temples.
Your Trip: This day tour in Siem Reap is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Please get in touch beforehand if you have any concerns or require more information.
Additional Information: For most of the year it is hot when exploring the temples. The guide will make regular stops at locations where you can purchase water. Please keep rehydrated and bring sunscreen and a hat to protect yourself from the sun.
At time of tour confirmation there is the option of upgrading from a 1 day to a 3 day Angkor pass for an additional $20.
Closure of sites: From time to time Cambodia authorities close sites temporarily with very little if any notice. In the unlikely event that this happens, passengers will be provided with an equally fun and interesting temple itinerary.
Child Policy: Travellers must be able to bicycle and also be 12 years of age or older. Children below the age of 12 are not permitted on this day tour in Siem Reap. There is no separate child price.