Half day bike tour in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Bike Siem Reap and the Angkor countryside when it is most beautiful, in the afternoon leading up to sunset.

At the end of each day the city of Siem Reap starts to power down in intensity, as workers prepare to head home and visitors await evening events and dinner.  

It is an ideal time to cycle and witness the residents in transition and the sites of the countryside and Angkor Park unburdened by crowds of tourists. The heat of the day gives way quickly to a nearly surreal feeling of calm in the city, the countryside and on the pathways in and around the Angkor complex. 

The evening concludes with a private Dragon Boat cruise on an ancient waterway, whilst enjoying local delicacies and refreshments on board.

Angkor at Twilight promises a glimpse of city life blended with the flavour and scenery of the countryside adjacent to the temples and finishes in the fading light in the Angkor Park.

Please note: Cambodian day tours will not operate April 14th, 15th & 16th due to Khmer New Year celebrations. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Tour details

$65 USD

0.5 day duration

20-25 km distance

Difficulty: Mild

Tour code: APKU15

Tour Features and Inclusions

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Hidden Trails

While we take you to past many of the iconic temples of the Angkor Archeological Park our means of travel is half the fun. We ride the back roads and hidden dirt trails to escape the crowds and bus tourists.

Angkor 

Circling around the perimeter of Angkor we will enter Angkor Thom through the south gate and pass the highlight - the faces of the Bayon temple - bathed in the soft evening light, as we soak up the atmosphere of this alternative route through the ancient wonder that is Angkor.

Great Bikes

Well maintained, top quality imported GT mountain bikes with a water bottle and helmet are provided.

Your Guide

An experienced English speaking, local leader will host you on this trip who is well spoken, very well informed, and charming. Our leaders are often cited as being the main highlight of the tour. We use local leaders who have a passion for their country and are always well informed on topics ranging from history, politics, cuisine and importantly local customs and cultures. Our leaders will take pride in introducing you to every aspect of their country.

Great Eats

Energy bars, local snacks and fresh fruit are provided to keep your energy levels up, and clean water and electrolyte drinks are always available to keep you well hydrated while riding. On the Dragon Boat there will be local wine, traditional Cambodian snacks and fruit.

1 to 10

This tour is guaranteed for a minimum of just 1 traveller. And we limit the group size to only 10 travellers so that you get all the attention you want in an intimate group.

Kids' Prices

We have a range of kids sized bikes, tag-alongs and child seats so there's no reason to leave the kids at the hotel. And to help families we offer discounts to all children aged 15 years and below: Ages 0 to 4 years - 50% off / Ages 5 to 12 years - 30% off / Ages 13 to 15 years - 10% off


Tour Itinerary

Our afternoon tour starts at the Grasshopper shop.

We ride past the King’s Siem Reap residence and through the Royal Gardens. In the large trees, you can see hundreds of giant fruit bats before their evening flight into the Angkor forests.

Continuing up the Siem Reap River we ride past private homes and small riverside markets. The juxtaposition of rich and poor can at times be dramatic. Crossing the river we wind our way along red clay roads and small dirt trails, through a series of local villages, crossing small farms and passing school children on their way home. We make our way towards the west edge of the Angkor Park.

After a brief stop to refuel on cold water and fresh fruit we’ll continue our ride. We bypass the crush of visitors exiting the Park and instead follow single track lanes, past stunning rice fields and small, historic family parcels where life appears unchanged for generations.  

As the temples close to visitors we will access Park roads and trails to view this remarkable historic site in a different context, twilight, and poise ourselves for a glimpse of sunset as the day comes to a close. 

To complete the evening we take a peaceful Dragon Boat ride on the moat of Angkor Thom, with local delicacies including soft drink and champagne on-board.

At the end of our boat ride an air-conditioned van is waiting to transport us back to the Grasshopper shop in Siem Reap to arrive around 6:30pm, with plenty of time to enjoy dinner and evening activities back in town.


What's the Riding Like?

Flat terrain

20-25km riding

Small roads & tracks

This ride is predominately on flat tracks and small roads - there are no hills in the area so anyone who can reasonably ride a bike can do this tour. There are a few sections of narrow single track through dense vegetation. Long pants and long sleeves would be advisable.  Closed toed shoes are also recommended. The pace is easy and relaxed making for an enjoyable ride.


Making a Booking

Click on the 'Book this tour' button below or at the top of the page to reserve your place on this tour.

Full payment will be taken at the time of booking.

Should you wish to book less than two days before travelling, you should contact the Grasshopper shop on +855 12 462 165.

Angkor Pass

You will need an Angkor Pass for this tour. Please make sure that you are in possession of a pass valid for the day of the tour before the trip starts.

The Angkor pass will increase in price February 1st 2017

Please note: Cambodian day tours will not operate April 14th, 15th & 16th due to Khmer New Year celebrations. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Starting Time & Meeting Point

Grasshopper Shop Siem Reap
Street #26
Between Achasava St. & Wat Bo Rd
One block back from the river
Phone: +855 12 462 165

Meeting time: 2:30pm

For a face to face chat about this and other amazing tours, feel free to visit us at our Siem Reap shop.


What our guests tell us...

Just a selection of our great Trip Advisor reviews!

We took the Angkor at Twilight tour. There were four of us, including two teenagers. The bikes were new and appropriately sized, and Bota, our guide was excellent. The route was interesting, but not too challenging, and the ending along the canal with a fantastic sunset was perfect. Highly recommended.

Bob February 2016

This really was a fantastic way to visit Angkor and our guide was just an amazing fountain of knowledge and stories, not just stories about the temples but also about the life of people in Cambodia. 

Weihai February 2016

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