A three-wheeled self-guided tour of Phnom Penh
Take control of your own adventure with the Grasshopper Self-guided Tour App. Follow route & stop suggestions to guide your cycle rickshaw driver around fascinating Phnom Penh, removing the stress of negotiating traffic and allowing you to stop at the many points of interest whenever you choose.
This tour runs in Phnom Penh.
This 13km route delivers a unique and fascinating look into the wonderfully chaotic, metropolis of Phnom Penh. This tour gives you an insight into the workings and character of this bustling city. Showing you iconic heritage buildings, locations essential to Phnom Penh life, interesting locally grown initiatives, as well as offering the opportunity to keep yourself well nourished.
This is a self guided tour. There is no guide to accompany you, just you and your cycle rickshaw driver exploring the city. But to help lead you on your adventure, download and use Grasshopper's Self Guided App on your mobile device. Follow the map and listen to the audio introductions at each stop, as you navigate the route and points of interest around the city. This is not a bicycle tour, You will be transported as a passenger in a traditional cycle rickshaw with a local driver.
Mobile devices are also available at the Grasshopper Adventures Office. *Deposit and rental fee required.
Please note: Cambodian day tours will not operate April 14th, 15th, 16th & 17th due to Khmer New Year celebrations. We apologize for any inconvenience.
0.5 day duration
13 km distance
Tour Features & Inclusions
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This tour is designed to give you a unique insight into the interesting workings of this chaotic, vibrant city. Showing you what life is like in the Cambodian capital.
Take control of your own tour, with the help of the Grasshopper Adventures' Self Guided App.
Our helpful shop staff will assist you to simply download the app and tour onto your mobile device, then it is over to you.
Our Phnom Penh Self Guided tour includes "20+ points of Interest", that are all potential stops to explore along your journey, it's up to you!
Head phones are recommended to listen to the audio information. Please note that a fully charged battery on your mobile device is very important for this tour. If your battery is low please let our staff know and they will provide you with a power bank for your adventure.
This tour uses Cycle-Rickshaws and driver, these are local experts at negotiating the congestion of the urban city and will transport you, where ever you would like to go. This is still a self guided tour, so it is important to navigate the route and tell the "Cyclo" driver where and when you would like to stop. The Cycle Rickshaw is a fading trade in Modern Phnom Penh and we are happy to support this unique transport experience.
Please do not worry if you do not have a mobile device with you. It is possible to use one of ours. We have preloaded mobile devices available for rent at the Grasshopper Adventures Shop.
Follow the App to the best spots to grab a bite and keep your energy up! We include the locations of interesting local snacks, hip cafes and the best coffee, let your appetite choose the stop.
Gather at the Grasshopper Shop
Your tour will begin at the Grasshopper Adventures Office. You are free to pick your own start time (until 3.00pm). Please bring your fully charged mobile device, as well as any personal camera and sunscreen. We recommend that you wear active sports clothing or at least something light and comfortable. Please dress considerately, as you may like to visit a temple, in which case you should have your shoulders and knees covered.
Our helpful staff will assist you in downloading our self-guided App onto your mobile device. If you do not have a device available please ask at the shop to use one of our own (at an additional rental fee of USD $5).
You will then meet your local Cyclo driver, who will pilot you around the city. These men provide a wonderfully unique transportation service around the city that is sadly fading out to the modern tuktuk. Although you are not steering and peddling the rickshaw, you will be responsible for navigating along your tour and in total control of the direction you take and where you make your stops en-route.
Once you leave the Grasshopper shop, it is over to you. We have provided over "20+ points of Interest" to choose from on our 13km route. After hearing our Audio introduction, you can visit them all, stopping to explore and immerse yourself in learning about Cambodian life, or only visit a few that peak your interest. Stop wherever you please, it's your tour!
Use our local knowledge to try some delicious street noodles, visit iconic buildings, pick up a coffee and mingle with the young Khmer middle classes. Discover Farm to Table initiatives. Experience how Cambodian's live their lives in Phnom Penh, through work, rest and play.
This tour can be completed in as little as 2 hours, or it can take you all day!
Ideal start time.
You are free to choose your own start time. But there are preferable times of day that we would recommend to avoid 'rush hour' and riding in the dark. 0800am - 0900am is 'rush hour' in the city, and you do not have lights on your cyclo so it's good to be back before it gets dark at 1800pm.
This tour is available from 0700am - 1500pm, every day of the week.
Please Note: This tour is limited to 6 hours maximum
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 12 hrs before traveling, you should contact the Grasshopper shop on:
+855 12 430 622.
Please note: Cambodian day tours will not operate April 14th, 15th & 16th due to Khmer New Year celebrations. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Starting Time & Meeting Point
The Vicious Cycle (Grasshopper Shop) Phnom Penh
23 Street 144
Phsar Kandal 1
One block back from the river
For Assistance Phone:+855 16 337 363
Meeting time: Anytime between 7am and 3pm.
This tour is limited to 6 hours maximum.
For a face to face chat about this and other amazing tours, feel free to visit us at our Phnom Penh shop.
What our guests tell us...
Just a selection of our great reviews!
This cyclo tour is highly recommended. I did a cyclo tour here years ago as part of an organised Mekong River tour but this tour is much much better, being able to hop on, hop off at sites of interest and the cyclo driver waits. You get a much closer feel for local life and at a slower pace on a cyclo than from a taxi or tuk tuk. It’s amazing how the rider safely weaves through the chaotic traffic of Phnom Penh. Not only is this tour good fun but it supports local cyclo drivers
Fantastic way to see Phnom Penh
A good way to spend a few hours exploring parts of Phnom Penh at your own speed. And another solid tour from Grasshopper.
Have now gone on trips with Grasshopper in Thailand, Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. They are always top notch. Well planned, great equipment, great guides.
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