Killing Field & Paddy Rice Fields Bike Ride
Full day bike tour in Phnom Penh. Biking through rural area of Cambodia and Khmer villages where you’ll explore beautiful of paddy rice fields, farmlands, natural lake and visit the Ta Prohm Temple which was built during the late 12th century and early 13th century by king Jayavarman VII (AD 1181-1220) as a place for worship for Brahmans and Buddhists. Relaxing and refreshing in the breezy lake and delicious with local Khmer foods for your lunch in a picnic hut is a great expedition before we back by supported vehicle and visit the Killing Field where collectively more than a million people were killed and buried by the Khmer Rouge regime, during its rule of the country from 1975 to 1979, immediately after the end of the Cambodian Civil War (1970–1975).
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeChildren, Culture, Cycling, Family
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Small Group
Biking through rural area of Cambodia and Khmer villages where you’ll explore beautiful of paddy rice fields, farmlands and natural lake. All of our flat trails are less busy traffic where you’ll feel comfortable to explore these countryside, local villages and enjoyable through the beautiful backroads. You also have a chance to visit the Ta Prohm Temple as located in the Tonle Bati Tourism Site. These temple was adapted from Bayon style was built during the late 12th century and early 13th century by king Jayavarman VII (AD 1181-1220) as a place for worship for Brahmans and Buddhists. After visited the temple and delicious local lunch in the picnic huts of Tonle Bati Tourism Site, we have a short transfer back to Killing Field where collectively more than a million people were killed and buried by the Khmer Rouge regime, during its rule of the country from 1975 to 1979, immediately after the end of the Cambodian Civil War (1970–1975).
- Biking through the flat trails to explore rural area of Cambodia and Khmer villages, paddy rice fields, farmlands and natural lake where you’ll encounter experience with the cultural living of local people and enjoyable with the beautiful countryside
- Visiting the Ta Prohm Temple as it was built during the late 12th century and early 13th century by king Jayavarman VII (AD 1181-1220) as a place for worship for Brahmans and Buddhists.
- Learn about Khmer Rouge Regime by audio and visit Killing Field where collectively more than a million people were killed and buried
- Refreshing in a nice breezy lake and delicious with local Khmer foods in a local picnic hut
Tour at a glance:
- Tour Price (Per Person): US $85
- Children under 12 years old: US $45
- Depart daily at 7:30am
- Cycling distance 35km (22 miles)
- Cycling style on flat trails through the back roads and countryside area
- Minimum age: 9 years old
- Min group size: 2 pax
- Max group size: 12 pax
- Photographic: Good
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- English speaking cycle guide
- All entrance fees and audio tour fee
- Cannondale Mountain Bike and Helmet or tandem bike or bike trailer for kids up on requesting
- Purified drinking water and lunch at a local picnic hut
- Vehicle supported upon the group size
- Travel insurance
- Miscellaneous personal expenses and tips
Killing Field & Paddy Rice Fields Biking Adventure
We will meet and pick you up from your hotel in Phnom Penh at 7: 20 am. After have the short transfer to the south of Phnom Penh about 18 km, saddle up in Preah Theat monastery, then we cycle on quiet back roads through local villages, explore beautiful countryside and rice fields and tasting fried crickets or sugar can juice where sold by small family as a part of local income for supporting their family as well as for their children study. Then, we cycle to visit Ta Promh Temple, which is the temple that is reminiscent of Angkor Wat. Ta Promh temple, adapted from Bayon style, was built during the late 12th and early 13th centuries, during the reign of King Jayavarman VII (AD 1181-1220) as a place of worship for Brahmans and Buddhists. After visited the temple and delicious local lunch in the picnic huts of Tonle Bati Tourism Site, we get on our bus and drive back to the Killing Field where collectively more than a million people were killed and buried by the Khmer Rouge regime, during its rule of the country from 1975 to 1979, immediately after the end of the Cambodian Civil War (1970–1975). Your cycle guide will find the audio tour for you to learn about the history of Khmer Rouge Regime, and the Killing Field before we get back to your hotel as to sign off our wonderful day.
| 29 km cycling| Meals = 1 lunch |
What to bring?
We do suggest you to bring appropriate clothing to fit the season and a day pack to carry extra snacks and water. Here is some of the items that you can on it:
- Wear comfort clothes
- Shoes, sunglasses and sun cream with SPF+
- Mosquito repellent and Camera or smart phone for taking some photo during the trip and make sure their battery are enough
Cambodian food tends not to be as hot or spicy as Thai and 85% of Cambodia food are come from vegetable and fish as normally they eat as a fresh meal. The most popular fast food in Cambodia, often served from street stalls, is the Chinese noodle soup. Commonly Cambodia meals is including steam rice, while your traveling on this journey we will find a wide variety of Cambodia cuisines such as Amok, green curry, green herb soup, and other stir-fried vegetable.
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
We bike on dirt trails and backroads, most of time we cycle through Khmer villages where commonly their pets and animal are always involved with the routes, such as chickens, ducks, cows, buffalos, pigs and dogs etc. Most of the countryside route are bumpy and some muddy during the raining season which is from May to October.
Bike ( Cannondale Mountain Bike Trail 6 with front suspension, mineral disk brakes and Shimano components). The bikes are well-maintained and in good condition. They are fitted with flat pedals. Please provide us with your height when you book, so we can make sure that a bike of the appropriate size is made available to you. Bike helmets are provided with the bikes, but you might choose to take your own. You do not need to take any tools or spares. The local guide will take care of any and all issues. Please contact us if you have any questions about your equipment.
This is a leisurely biking holiday and we rarely cover more than 10 or 15 kilometres, before stopping to look around at one or other of Cambodia’s tourist sites. We do, however, have a support vehicle which will follow the group at a discreet distance, carrying water and the group’s day-packs, as well as service items and repair kits for the bikes. Anyone who chooses not to ride a section of the itinerary can take a ride in the support vehicle instead.
The unit of currency in Cambodia is the Riel (KHR). Some international currencies are also accepted like US $. ATMs are available in Phnom Penh and any central provinces of the country and also dispense in both KHR and US$.
Cambodia has a tropical climate, with a rainy season from June to September. The hottest months are just before the monsoon, in April and May. From October through to April there is little rain and from December through to March is the `cool` season although it rarely gets cold. Daytime temperatures will hover around a humid 30 degrees centigrade, falling to the low 20’s at night. Please check, when is good time to visit Cambodia.
Locally Operator and Experience
Vana Adventure Travel is a Cambodian family own business was established in 2014 located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Passionate with adventure travel and experiences in organizing of outdoor activities, Vana Adventure Travel is outstanding to offer cycling tours, hiking tours and tailormade holidays in a countrywide. We aim to provide adventure lovers with the most enjoyable and fulfilling adventure travel experience of their lives. We working with Cambodian local families, local ecotourism communities and we put our best efforts to the local for strengthening and sustainable development. We are running with our based of core values:
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