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22. Quad Bike Adventure

VILLAGE DISCOVERY – 8 HOURS    <Book Now>

Daily at 7 am

Price per person:

1 rider: 220 USD
2-4 riders: 190 USD
5-10 riders: 175 USD
11-15 riders: 165 USD

Our minimal age limit for solo riders is 18 years old. Kids and teenagers younger than 18 will ride as passengers either with their parents/guardians or with one of our guides. Tour cost for one child/teenager sharing a quad bike with their parents is 130 USD. Tour cost for one child/teenager sharing quad bike with one of our guides is 150 USD.

ITINERARY:

In the morning we will send a tuk-tuk to pick you up from the hotel and transfer to the Cambodia Quad Bike office. After a safety briefing and familiarisation ride you will head out accompanied by our professional guides on motorbikes.

Discover remote villages west of Siem Reap. The ride will take you through rice fields, country roads and local farms. Depending on the season you can stop and see rice being planted or harvested. Tour is packed with activities. In one of the villages you will visit a workshop where roofs for local houses are being made from palm leaves. In another you will get a chance to ride an ox cart. Lunch will be served in a house of one of the local families. It’s a perfect chance to taste different Khmer dishes and learn more about life in rural Cambodia. After lunch you will take a refreshing boat trip on Me Chrey lake.

Tour finishes at Cambodia Quad Bike office. After you wash mud off your feet and take a refreshing drink, we will transfer you back to your hotel in Siem Reap.

METHOD OF PAYMENT: We accept only CASH payments in USD  <Book Now> 

INCLUDED:

Safety briefing and familiarisation training
Pick up/Drop off
Quad POLARIS TRAIL BOSS 330cc series 2013
Helmet
Experienced guide
Drinking water
Fuel

NOT INCLUDED:

Extra riding time (above 8 hours)
Rain gear (raincoat, waterproof jackets or boots)
Personal expenses
Tipping
Services not listed in the itinerary

WHAT TO BRING/WEAR:

Comfortable shoes (better enclosed)
Trousers or knee-long shorts
Camera
Mosquito repellent
Sunscreen and sunglasses

1. Angkor Wat

Hundreds of years ago, this temple complex in the middle of the jungle was the heart of a sprawling empire. Today, it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ever since its re-discovery by European explorers in the mid-19th Century, Angkor Wat's sheer massiveness and breathtaking beauty have awed generations of tourists.

The complex was built between 1130 and 1150 AD by King Suryavarman II, and consists of an enormous temple pyramid covering an area measuring 4,250 by 5,000 feet, surrounded by a moat over 600 feet wide. "Enormous" doesn't do it justice: you only have to stand by the gates to be overwhelmed by the complex's massive scale.

Angkor Wat is intended to symbolize the universe, as the Hindu Khmer understood it: the moat stands for the oceans around the earth; the concentric galleries represent the mountain ranges surrounding the divine Mount Meru, the Hindu home of the gods, which is itself embodied by the five central towers. The walls are covered with carvings depicting the god Vishnu (to whom Angkor was principally dedicated), as well as other scenes from Hindu mythology.

"At the sight of this temple, one feels one's spirit crushed, one's imagination surpassed. You look, admire and respect. One is silent. For where are the words to praise a work of art that has no equal anywhere in the world?" wrote Henri Mouhot, the first European to set foot on Angkor Wat. We hear ya, buddy.

TRIVIA: Unusually for a Hindu religious structure, the whole complex is oriented to the west, the direction traditionally associated with death. The mystery may be solved if we believe the experts, that Angkor Wat was a funerary temple for its builder King Suryavarman II.

2. Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary

The Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary has become one of the most important breeding grounds for endangered water birds in Southeast Asia. Located in the marshes of Tonle Sap Lake, this bird sanctuary provides a chance to tour by boat and see rare birds outside of captivity.

You can make arrangements to visit Prek Toal through your guest house or hire a boat from Phnom Krom/Chong Khneas boat dock (US $35 - $45 return). You’ll be dropped off at the Prek Toal Environmental Research Station (entrance fee: $5), where you can pick up more information about the area’s wildlife and plant life, or book a boat tour of the sanctuary ($15-25).

3. Balloon Ride Over Angkor Wat

Just west of Angkor Wat, a touring company offers an exciting - and different - way to appreciate the ruins without fighting the hordes of tourists and touts. Seeing the site from 600 feet in the air gives a new perspective on just how massive the temple complex really is.

Balloon rides start at US $35 and prices go up for longer tours. You’ll find the balloon on the road from the airport to Angkor Wat, about a short distance from Angkor Wat’s gates. Call +85 12 520810 for more details.

4. Land Mine Museum

The Khmer Rouge in 1975 and the Vietnamese occupation in 1979 have contributed to Siem Reap's tumultuous, war-torn past. Siem Reap did not begin to stabilize and become safe enough for tourists to visit until the 1990s.

Unfortunately, millions of land mines and unexploded objects were left behind by decades of conflict. The many legless beggars in town are a living testament to how dangerous these artifacts still are in the present day.

The Cambodia Land Mine Museum was founded by a former child soldier whose parents were killed by the Khmer Rouge and is staffed by victims and orphans of mines. Although sobering, the Land Mine Museum is a real piece of Cambodia away from the tourism glam.

5. Military Shooting Range

Watched one too many action movies and want to give it a try? Forty minutes from Siem Reap, tourists may shoot an array of automatic weapons at an old military shooting range. The prices are not cheap - US $1 a bullet and up - but where else will you have the opportunity to fire an AK-47 or throw a live hand grenade?

Retired soldiers supervise the range and continuously harass you to try the latest and greatest in firepower, including belt-fed machine guns. Those with enough money and guts are even invited to fire an old, soviet-made rocket launcher! The range can be found along Road 67 to Banteay Srey

6. Aqua Swimming Pool

During the months of March, April, and May, temperatures can reach over 100 degrees in Siem Reap. One great way to escape the sun and oppressive, jungle humidity is to head for Aqua - an Australian-owned bar and restaurant situated around a giant, public swimming pool.

Don't let the outside appearance fool you, Aqua provides a great environment for cooling off and meeting people at the same time. For US $2 a day you can lounge by the pool with a drink in hand.

7. Angkor National Museum

The Angkor National Museum houses thousands of artifacts recovered from Angkor Wat and the surrounding areas in an impressive building. Art, statues, and well-planned video presentations make this museum well worth the US $12 entrance.

Visiting the Angkor National Museum before Angkor Wat will give you an insight into the history of the Khmer civilization and will enhance your visit to the temple ruins.

8. Cello Concert at Children Hospital

Dr. Beat Richner from Switzerland has been helping the children of Cambodia since 1992 and has even appeared in films.

Every Saturday evening around 7 p.m. Dr. Richner gives a free cello performance at the Jayavarman VII Children's Hospital to anyone wishing to see - and help - his efforts to give local kids a better future.

9. Kampong Phluk

About 13 miles from Siem Reap, Kampong Phluk is a fishing village constructed on stilts in the swamps around Tonle Sap Lake, the largest lake in Cambodia.

Only a handful of tourists make the journey by boat or bus to Kampong Phluk, which has helped the village retain much of its authenticity. This is the place to go to see daily Khmer life away from the influence of heavy tourism.

10. Wat Thmei

Siem Reap suffered horribly under the Khmer Rouge, and the area’s victims are commemorated today in this monastery. A glass-walled stupa on the premises holds a mass of bones belonging to massacre victims. Like its counterpart Tuol Sleng in Phnom Penh, Wat Thmei provides a stark reminder of the insanity that ruled Cambodia in the 1970s.

t’s not all bones and death here, though; the large monastery here houses a good number of monks and orphans under their care. (Wat Thmei is not part of Siem Reap’s unfortunate orphanage tourism circuit – for more on why you shouldn’t patronize the area’s orphanages, read this: Orphanages in Cambodia are Not Tourist Attractions.) Wat Thmei can be found about 540 yards west of Angkor Wat, on the left fork on the way out.

11. Golfs and Driving Ranges in Cambodia

Golf is a relatively new pastime in Cambodia yet is developing fast. Until the mid 1990s golf was unheard of in the country, but with its entry in to ASEAN and top Cambodian officials meeting on a regular basis with their contemporaries in the more developed golfing Asian nations such as Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Thailand it was only a matter of time until the popularity of golf grew. And what more could a nation ask for as a golfing ‘ambassador’ than the Prime Minister himself – yes Cambodia’s Premier Hun Sen, is an avid golf player with a handicap of 15. Phnom Penh, Cambodia's laid back capital, has 2 full scale 18-hole golf courses on its western outskirts.

12.Cultural Explorations

The culture of Cambodia has had a rich and varied history dating back many centuries and has been heavily influenced by India. In turn, Cambodia greatly influenced Thailand, Laos and vice versa. Throughout Cambodia's long history, a major source of inspiration was from religion.

13.Cooking Class

Khmer food is one of the major national identities that reflect the ways of life, thought, and mind of the Khmer people which are hidden in the taste of consumption of meat dishes and sweet food. There many hotels and organizations offering Cambodia Cooking Class.

Cambodia Cooking Class

Cambodia Cooking Class is the first and only Khmer cooking school for travellers in Phnom Penh. Learning to cook Khmer food is a great way to introduce your Cambodia experience to your friends. Recreate the real recipes back home and invite them to a mouth-watering meal.

We are located in the heart of Phnom Penh, right behind the Royal Palace. You are cooking and enjoying your culinary creations on a breezy rooftop terrace.

14. Cycling and Biking in Cambodia

Biking and cycling is an ideal way to discover Cambodia and get an accurate impression of the Khmer culture. We show you the real world of daily life and take you off the beaten track into the heart of the country.

Come to discover Cambodia in a new way with our professional team.

15. Home Stay in Cambodia

A homestay means exactly like staying with the home of a Khmer family.

Khmer Home Stay is a unique experience for those travelers interested a more meaningful and a closer look into Khmer rural life. Such experiences are intended to provide cultural immersion in Khmer village lifestyles, allowing visitors to see how real Khmer families live, try the taste of real Khmer food, learn Khmer phrases, visit local Pagoda, school, market, silk weaving village.

In addition, travellers can simply participate in more leisurely activities, such as taking a boat ride, fishing, Pony cart ride, Ox cart ride to paddy field, riding a bicycle around a small local village, enjoying traditional Khmer/Cultural dance by local students, Palm fruit tasting and charity activities.

This is a truly wonderful opportunity to learn more about Cambodia in a resplendent and friendly environment. 

16. Community Base Tourism

Community-based tourism (CBT) is a form of responsible tourism that supports local communities and improves livelihoods. The tourism destination is managed by the local community members themselves.

With general tourism, visits are often marketed and organized by private travel companies. The bulk of the profits leave the community, and only a few private individuals may benefit from the enterprise. In contrast, CBT is managed and run by the community members themselves. All of the management decisions are made by, or in consultation with the community, and all of the profits directly benefit the local community.
The main positive impacts include benefit sharing among the community members, community participation, community control, empowerment and conservation. By managing the interactions between the host and the visitors, the negative impacts of tourism to the community and environment can be minimized.

Community-based ecotourism (CBET) addresses the well-being of the community and the surrounding environment. While supporting local communities and improving livelihoods, the natural and cultural resources of the area are protected and conserved. Ecotourism is a type of sustainable tourism in which tourists experience, appreciate and enjoy the nature and culture of their destination. The negative impacts of tourism are minimized while an incentive for conserving natural and cultural features is provided.
CBET helps protect nature and support the lives of the local community. It provides alternative income which encourages the community to protect its natural resources rather than destroy them through unsustainable use.
Through CBET visitors get the change to have to know local Cambodian people, enjoy their hospitality, join them in their everyday life and learn about their culture and environment. This authentic form of tourism takes visitors to their communities and beautiful natural areas. Come and experience the real culture, the real nature and the real Cambodia.

Koh Pdao Community Development Tour

 

                                                      Prek Toal Community-Based Ecotourism Site

      

Ang Trapeang Thmor Community-Based Ecotourism Site

 

17. Kongkear Dragon Boat Cruise

Angkor Gondola is an unique khmer traditional baots service in Seim Reap-Angkor: We strive to offer the guests with natural, historical memorable experiences and relaxation.

Come and discover a natural wonders, hidden treasure of the historical site and cultures. Travel the water where historical, natural and culture come alive. You will enjoys and views like the past, photographing along the Angkor Thom Great Wall. You can see a beautiful sunset with never see before.

The boat can accommodate 2 persons for VIP and 4 persons for standard. Itinerary is subject to weather condition.

Email: cham_pisyth@yahoo.com; Tel: 855 12 755 962/ 098 24 77 46

18. Helicopter Service in Cambodia

At the moment, there many companies providing premier helicopter services within Cambodia. The services provided range far beyond our scenic flights over Angkor Wat, Tonle Sap, and all provinces in Cambodia.

 

 

 

 

 

Helicopters Cambodia is Cambodia's premier helicopter service. The company was the first commercial helicopter service to operate.

 

19. Massage & Spa

Massage for health and relaxation is a time-honored tradition throughout Southeast Asia with Cambodia offering its own distinctive traditions in massage therapy. Most big cities in Cambodia has serveral massage shops and spas catering to visitors. And don't miss the latest smile inducing massage craze, fish massage, now available at serveral locations, especially around Pub street.

 

 

 

  

Please come and enjoy Khmer traditional massages and spas. Below are some selected spa and message or you can find more in our Directory.

  

Amret Spa
International boutique spa in Boeung Keng Kang 1. Massage. Aromatherapy. Body scrubs, wraps, facials, treatments, Jacuzzi, packages.
#3, Street 57, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Tel: 023-997994

Angel Spa
Affordable local spa and massage shop. Traditional Khmer and Brazilian style massage. Scrubs, wraps, facials and waxing. Air-conditioned.
#142AEo11, Street 172, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Tel: 023-986606, 012-364706

Aziadée
International spa. Aromatherapy, Indian and Egyptian massage. Body scrubs, wraps, facials, treatments, Jacuzzi.
#16AB, Street 282, (next to Goldiana Hotel), Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Tel: 023-996921

Bodia Spa
Long popular in Siem Reap, Bodia Spa is now open in Phnom Penh. Conceived as a sheltering cocoon - curves, warm lighting, inspiring melodies and soothing scented oils, Bodia Spa is an absolutely sensory experience entirely dedicated to pamper both body and soul in the most natural way possible. A healing beauty destination, using 100% natural products.
Corner of Streets 178 and Sothearos Blvd., above U-Care, one block off the riverfront .
Tel: 023-226199
Website: www.bodia-spa.com

Blue 7 Massage Khmer
Offering a pleasant a/c surroundings and a full range of massage services: foot and full body massage in clean a/c rooms. Powder and oil massage both available. All are welcome. Locations in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.
On Sisowath Quay, opposite the Hotel Cambodiana, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Tel: 011-955567
Website: www.blue7massage.com

Islands Massage
One of the longest established massage shops in Phnom Penh - operating since 1998. Traditional Khmer massage and foot massage. Fully air-conditioned facilities. Reasonably priced. Several locations in Phnom Penh as well as Siem Reap and Sihanoukville.
1) #43, Street 86 (Boeung Kak Lake), Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Tel: 023-991273
2) #329, Sisowath Quay (on the riverfront), Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
3) North side of Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
4) #189, Sothearos, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


 

20.Culture Village

Cambodian Cultural Village (CCV) is a theme park and museum in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It is located on the road to and from the airport, 6 km from the town.

The theme park was constructed in 2001 and opened to the public on 24 September 2003. It covers a total area of 210,000 square meters. The CCV presents miniature versions of important historical buildings and structures, together with local customs. There are eleven unique villages, representing the varied culture heritage of nineteen ethnic groups. At each village are wood houses, carvings in stone, traditional performances in different styles such as: Apsara dancing, performances of ethnic minorities from the north-east of Cambodia, traditional wedding ceremony, circus, folk games, peacock dancing, acrobats, elephant shows, boxing and more.

Cambodian Cultural Village is considered by some as "kitsch", but is popular with Cambodians and other Asian visitors. It includes a wax museum displaying scenes from the culture and history of Cambodia.

21. War Museum

The War Museum in Siem Reap is the only War Museum in Cambodia. It offers visitors a unique and insightful view of the perils that Cambodia faced during the last 3 decades of the 20th century. It gives also visitors an excellent opportunity to learn more about what actually occured during Cambodia’s ‘war years’.

– It has a unique collection, you will also be able to see war machines like the tank T-54, the jet fighter aircraft MiG-19, the helicopter Mil Mi-8 and the field artillery gun 85-mm divisional gun D-44. Before used in Cambodia, some of these war machines have even seen action during World War II. Among the collection there are also many sorts of landmines and rare photographs from the defined period of time in Cambodia.

– You can take a free guide to lead you around. Each of the guides has his own unique background, e.g. a landmine victim and war veterans. Therefore, not only they could tell you about the last 3 decades of the 20th century history of Cambodia and about the collection of the museum, but also about their personnal experiences during the defined period of time.

– You can hold small arms, from a M16 or a AK-47 (Kalashnikov) till a machine gun like the Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR). You can even hold a rocket launcher! Before used in Cambodia, some of these guns have even seen action during World War II.