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  1. Cambodia
  2. Angkor
  3. Siem Reap
  4. Cambodian Cultural Village

Back to Basics: Siem Reap Village Tour in Cambodia

Product ID: 14496
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Travel deep into the communities around Siem Reap with a local guide who was born here! Meet the locals and experience their way of life in an up-close and personal way.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pick up and return you to your hotel or guest house
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience a local community near Siem Reap from a local who grew up there!
  • Discover the joys of village life from the villagers themselves
  • Learn traditional basket weaving, well digging and rice wine making!
  • Enjoy a lunch with a local community member in the local community
Full description
Travel is the chance to experience the other, to step into another's culture and experience the wonders of the world around you. Cultural tourism is a delicate industry, and this tour strives to present you to a local village in a thoughtful and careful way, so as not to disturb their native way of life, while giving you an inclusive experience you will never forget!

On this tour, have the chance to explore and experience a unique village from the perspective of the villagers themselves. Take you deep into the communities around Siem Reap for a hands on experience, including detailed conversations during lunch and your day in the village.

The best thing about the tour is the commitment to bring you this experience in a non-destructive way. Many tour operators bring groups to villages, but this is special -- your guide was born in this village and works with the village chief to ensure your experience is one you cannot find anywhere else. Have the chance to snap photos and meet the locals, but in a way that most other tour groups fail to find -- with the permission and good will of those you are visiting.

The tour begins at 9:00 AM from your local guest house, where your expert guide will meet you and transport you via air-conditioned car or minivan to this amazing village approximately 25 miles (40km) from Siem Reap. Along the way, you will be given a detailed description of what awaits, with a detailed understanding of the villages you will visit. Learn how the communities work together, helping each other with daily activities and neighborly advice, and your expert guide will be there to answer any of your questions.

Once you arrive, enter into a working village where you can meet the local families who still weave baskets, dig wells, and make rice wine all by hand as they have done for centuries. Share lunch with your host family. It is a truly immersive experience.

As you continue your journey, you may have the chance to meet with a local teacher, or builder who is working to bring clean water to the community. The goal is to share with you the culture in a unique and appropriate way, and you will leave with a much deeper appreciation of these magnificent cultures around Siem Reap.
Includes
  • English-speaking Tara guide
  • Air-conditioned transport
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Boat ride depending on season and availability
  • School supplies for the local school children
  • Gift to the host family
What’s Not Included
  • Any extras not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Tips

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Important information
Know before you go
Children 12 or under, half price. 5 or under FREE.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.1 / 5
based on 12 reviews
Review summary
Service
3.2/5
Organization
3.2/5
Value for money
3.2/5
Safety
4.2/5

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Tara Riverboat

Product ID: 14496