Vespa Countryside Life Siem Reap
- Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
- Product code: VCC19
Escape the tourist hub of the heritage town and head to the beautiful countryside that exists in the shadow of Angkor Wat, riding behind our experienced drivers on our modern Vespas. This insightful tour with a local flavour opens up a vast and varied landscape of colourful village, country and rural life almost too remote to reach any other way!
We start the tour at APOPO, a landmine clearing organization that’s uses Hero Rats to sniff out the deadly explosives. Then we use small paths and back streets to lead you out of the city. Then we’ll take you to stunning and peaceful pagoda, teach you about Khmer spiritual belief systems, and organize a Buddhist blessing. We’ll then 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. We’ll meet a family of rattan weavers, 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. We stop at a local family house surrounded by rice paddies. Here we 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!
Note: APOPO is closed on Sundays, and on some Public Holidays, when we run the tour without this visit.
*Highlights – APOPO HeroRats, Local market, remote Buddhist pagoda, spiritual blessing by monk, ancient Angkorian reservoir, sticky rice in bamboo producer, traditional Cambodian medicine man, local refreshments in family house, Rice noodle maker, riding through the countryside on our stylish Vespas.