Full day bike & kayak tour in Siem Reap, Cambodia
This tour has it all! Enjoy an unforgettable day of activities, kayaking Cambodia's Tonle Sap Lake, through the traditional floating villages and cycling the picturesque surrounds of the Siem Reap countryside.
This bike & Kayak tour runs outside Siem Reap.
Discover the key to the Angkor Kingdom's agricultural prosperity and enjoy a day of exercise as we ride the countryside and villages west of Siem Reap and take a paddle through a small floating community and the great Tonle Sap Lake. Learn about daily village life and its challenges with our NGO partner HUSK.
This tour does not run from March through August due to the Tonle Sap Lake's seasonal water levels being too low for Kayaking.
1 day duration
30 km distance
Tour Features & Inclusions
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Fed by the Mekong, home to hundreds of species of fish, floating villages and the life support system of Cambodia, this is an absolute must-see on any visit to Cambodia.
This is a real back roads route with lots of unsealed village roads that will take you to a very different Cambodia from the tourists around Siem Reap.
Top quality, well maintained imported GT mountain bikes with a helmet and water bottle are provided.
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.
This tour is fully supported by an air-conditioned support vehicle so if you need a break from the riding the van is always there to use.
A delicious local lunch is included. Snacks, fruit and clean water are also provided throughout the tour.
2 to 8
This tour is guaranteed for a minimum of just 2 travellers. And we limit the group size to only 8 travellers so that you get all the attention you want in an intimate group.
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
Biking the countryside and learning about village life
Making an early start, we'll meet at Siem Reap shop at 6:50am for a quick briefing and bike fitting before pedaling our way north to one of the two great irrigation reservoirs from the Angkor period, the West Baray. We ride along the wall of this impressive man-made lake and then ride south along the canals that are fed by the Baray. In the late morning we find ourselves in a small village, typical of those surrounding Siem Reap. Life here is still simple and based on seasonal agriculture. We take a walk through the village with a local resident who will explain the workings of this community and how your tour supports their local projects. After we sit down to a tasty lunch and spend some time chilling in a hammock.
Kayak the floating villages and Tonle Sap Lake
As the sun begins to drop in the sky, we make our way to a nearby river and shuttle by boat to our kayaks. We then take a paddle through the floating villages, where friendly locals will greet you with smiles. Kayaking impacts their lives far less than the noisy, smelly and disruptive tourist boats that occasionally come through. If the water level is high enough we will even explore a mangrove forest and then set out for the open lake. Tonle Sap is the largest lake in Southeast Asia, where your guide will explain the phenomenon that creates a depth variance of up to eight meters and why this lake is vital to Cambodia's survival.
We return to Siem Reap by car and can expect to arrive back around 6:30pm, depending on the seasons and the time of the sunset.
What's the Riding & Paddling Like?
Mostly flat terrain
1 hour kayaking
On the road
This ride is predominantly on flat tracks and small roads - there is only one, tiny hill, so anyone who can reasonably ride a bike can do this tour. There are some sections on small dirt trails with sand so beginner riders should not choose this tour.
On the water
The kayaking is on flat water and only lasts for a little over an hour, so it's perfectly achievable, even for those who haven't kayaked before.
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.
Note: This tour does not run March through August due to seasonal water levels.
Should you wish to book less than two days before travelling, you should contact the Grasshopper shop on +855 12 462 165.
Starting Time & Meeting Point
Grasshopper Shop Siem Reap
Wat Bo Village
One block back from the river
For Assistance Phone:+855 12 462 165
Meeting time: 6:50 am
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 reviews!
This was our 2nd grasshopper tour and both have been perfection with regards to punctuality, english skills, knowledge of the area, manner and value. If you do a bike your in cambodia i would highly recommend grasshopper tours. You are garanteed a wonderful experience.
It really was a great day out and I highly recommend you do it
Grasshopper people - thank you for making today so VERY special for our family, and our now 11 year old son!!! This makes for two Grasshopper tours in 2 countries, and we are SURE to keep going with your amazing company! THANK YOU!
This was my second time doing a Grasshopper day tour (first was the Angkor Sunrise in Siem Reap, which was also amazing). The team at Grasshopper does an amazing job crafting every part of the ride, no detail is overlooked.
On the 3rd day, we did the pedal and paddle tour with our guide Muen, a local and dedicated guide. Another great way to discover locals and their way of life and living. Again, barely with any crowd around except for locals, cycling around the villages and cruising lazily to a quiet floating village, we had a beautiful Khmer lunch box and what felt like an 'indiana jones' but peaceful kayak tour of one of many mangroves around in the Tonle sap lake.
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