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4 Days | 3 Nights
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Cambodia is one of the top family holiday destinations in Asia, and Siem Reap offers plenty of sights, activities and enjoyable riding to keep everyone engaged. So while the town is most notably known for the Angkor temples, you’ll be pleased to find that there is something for the whole family here.
Cannondale bikes or E-bikes
Expert Cambodian leader
3 to 14
Ride / Kayak
There are few places in Southeast Asia that are as family-friendly as Siem Reap. A great variety of activities, some great traffic-free cycling and comfortable, child-friendly accommodation make this a great four days away for any family.
The tour is not just about cycling but aims to combine some exploration by bike with some other great activities and of course, delicious food.
We start by rising very early to see the sunrise over Angkor and then explore during the cool of the morning. We visit a good balance of iconic temples and lesser-known ruins, all the while cycling on the back trails and avoiding the crowds. In the following days, we ride countryside trails and meet the locals who call these areas home. We learn about Cambodian village life and taste some great local snacks. In the evening, a unique circus experience awaits and on your last day in this exciting and charming city we take to a kayak to explore the floating villages on the Tonle Sap Lake (note: boat option available for those with very young children).
This is a tour for families of all ages. There is something for everyone!
80 KM riding. This is a predominantly flat ride, but we do encounter a few smaller hills as we ride along the banks and levees. The surface is mostly unsealed as we ride on small paths and trails created by walkers, bicycles or motor-scooters. We spend some time on the road, but this is almost always quiet back roads.
Pedal-assist E-bike will be an available option for this tour, departing from 15 Feb 2020 onwards, for $105 surcharge.
Deposit amount: $400 USD
Single supplement: $390 USD
Your family will always remember taking in the sunrise above the spires of Angkor Wat before exploring the temple park.
Pedal back trails through the countryside and visit small villages to learn about daily Cambodian life.
The whole family will love an entertaining acrobatics show by the Phare Circus.
Swap the bikes for kayaks as you paddle the floating villages of Tonle Sap on a fun, active day.
Your driver for the next 4 days will welcome you and your family from the airport and transfer you straight to your evening accommodation for a few hours rest. Taking you straight into the action your guide will pick you up from the hotel in the mid-afternoon and into the Siem Reap countryside where a round of Putt-Putt golf awaits, an Angkor themed 14 hole course will keep the smiles happening for a few hours. As the Putt-Putt champion is crowned we get on the bikes for a short ride into the traditional local villages which surround Siem Reap. Tonight we are welcomed into a family home for a farm to table dining experience. The kids can explore the farm and learn about the ways the different veggies are grown. The meal is prepared fresh from the family garden and served privately for your family giving you the chance to feel right at home.
Today is all about secret adventure. We start the morning bright and early for sunrise at Angkor Wat. After a walk around the ancient monument, we have a private buffet breakfast in the jungle of Angkor, it's here where the real adventure begins as we head deep into the Angkor jungle, away from the crowds and heavy traffic of the park. Go through local communities and find hidden temples amongst the lush jungle. Exploring Bayon and Ta Prohm (Tomb Raider temple) along the way we end up at our nightly accommodation, a very comfortable homestay, nestled not far from Banteay Srey in time for lunch and a few hour naps. In the mid-afternoon we transfer to a secret lake, a mostly unknown and visited an ancient reservoir which offers some peaceful kayaking in a safe environment. Explore the area with your expert local guide and even stop for a spot of traditional fishing using bamboo rods. After we get out of the lake we transfer back to our comfortable local style property, where we can settle in and host an evening game of soccer for the kids.
Please note: Appropriate dress (knees and shoulders fully covered) is compulsory for entry into certain sections of Angkor Wat, and should also be observed throughout all temple areas for reasons of cultural sensitivity.
We start the morning with a village walk around the homestay area, the perfect chance to spend some time with the friendly locals and try some of their everyday meals like the famous Nom Banh Chok breakfast. We make our way to Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre where the family can explore the incredible range of butterflies that are collected for education at the center. We have an hour or two for a slow pack up at the homestay and a chance for the kids to have another game of soccer. From here we transfer back to Siem Reap, where we have a fun-filled few hours at a local pottery class. With everyone given the chance to make their own take-home gift, we learn the process with plenty of laughs along the way. Whilst our pieces of art are being fired in the kiln we check back into your luxury family hotel and allow some time for a few hours of swimming or nap by the pool.
In the afternoon, after a break back at the hotel, we are in for an acrobatic experience! The Phare Ponleu Selpak Circus is an art and acrobatics NGO in Siem Reap with the aim to revive the culture of arts in Cambodia and train vulnerable Cambodian youth in the art of circus. This afternoon we are students! With the young professionals teaching the family some basic acrobatics and giving the kids a chance to explore the art of circus. We will have dinner on-site before seeing our teachers transform into their roles in the show which is packed with acrobatic stunts which will keep the whole family glued to the performers on stage. With all shows crafted to give some big laughs, the best seats in the house will put you in good stead to be part of the action. When the shows finish, the performers are more than happy to welcome you for a group photo.
Today we are back on the bikes in the Siem Reap city, exploring the Siem Reap countryside stopping along the way at the brand new Fauna In Focus conversation center where the whole family can explore the biodiversity of Cambodia in a fun and interactive way. We then make our way to our friends at Apopo where we learn about the incredible work their African Giant Pouched Rats are doing in helping to detect and remove landmines! Get up close and personal with the not so little critters and watch them do their live-saving thing in a live demonstration (no live explosives used!).
We return to town by car in time for lunch. Stopping off along the way to pick up our pottery. Unless you plan on staying a little longer in Cambodia, a car will be ready to return you to the airport. Late checkout is included for those on a late flight, but if you wish to depart early, you could leave on a 15:00 or later flight and not feel at all rushed today.
For our Family Tours in Cambodia, we provide perfectly maintained Cannondale and GT bikes in all sizes for all ages. We have tag-along bikes for 4-6-year-olds and child seats for younger kids see the 'Kids' Bikes' section for more details. Helmets are supplied and we have a strong emphasis on safety.
The Cannondale Trail Neo 2 is an e-bike perfectly designed for the varied riding conditions in Thailand / Cambodia. Lockout RockShox front suspension lets you glide over the rough stuff as and when it’s encountered, while wide gripped tires will get you through sandy sections and the damp conditions of wet season with complete confidence. A Bosch engine, large capacity battery and lightweight frame give this bike all-day staying power, for even the longest of routes. It also doesn’t let down in the looks department, with sleek lines and an integrated battery that will complement any holiday snap astride your new-found touring buddy.
Kids 12 years and under get a 20% discount. Kids 12 and under sharing a room with parents or 2 other siblings get a 30% discount.
An experienced English speaking, local leader will host you on this trip who is well spoken, very knowledgeable, and charming. For tours of 7+ people, an assistant guide will accompany the group to allow for flexibility and ensure attention to service & detail.
Our leaders are often cited as being the main highlight of the tour. We use local guides 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 and will help you to connect with the villagers you meet along the way. They will also keep your safety and comfort top priorities at all times.
Kids are well catered for on Grasshopper tours with a range of bike options to choose from. We have quality children's frames ranging down to XX-Small for those comfortable on a bike. For the less experienced tag-alongs are available that hook to the rear of an adult bike and allow kids to pedal along if they want, and for the youngest kids we have children's seats, so no one misses out on the fun.
An air-conditioned backup support vehicle is always available in case you want a break from riding, and to carry your luggage.
While Cambodian cuisine may not be as famous as that of some of its neighbors, it offers some subtle, understated flavors. There is a strong emphasis on fish and fresh vegetables in the traditional diet, but contemporary Cambodian cuisine offers a wide range of options and surely has something for everyone, even fussy junior tastes! All dietary requirements are accommodated. Our guides are experts at introducing you to the finest food. Included meals are listed in the day by day itinerary, and drinking water is always included with meals. Any soft or alcoholic drinks are not included and will be at your own expense.
Energy bars and local snacks are provided to keep your energy levels up for the riding, and clean water and electrolyte drinks are always available to keep you well hydrated.
A beautiful souvenir Grasshopper cycling jersey is yours to wear and take home. We even have mini ones for the younger kids. We also provide a Grasshopper drink bottle as an extra memento.
3 to 14
This tour is guaranteed for a minimum of just 3 travelers. And we limit the group size to only 14 travelers so that you get all the attention you want in an intimate group.
Travel by any means results in some impact to the countries, communities and environments we travel. On this tour, we aim to make a positive impact through our Book Donation Program and we seek to minimize our environmental impact through running our Cambodian support vehicles on 100% Biodiesel from Naga Biofuels. This is not a crop-based product, the fuel made entirely from recycled cooking oil.
Located near the Royal Gardens of Siem Reap, this 5-star hotel features colonial architecture, exceptional service, and peaceful surroundings. Kids under 12 will enjoy a fun play area, and the whole family can take a dip in the hotel’s saltwater pool.
This comfortable accommodation in the middle of a village on the way to Banteay Srei temple provides a unique opportunity to participate in village life. Stay in comfortable rooms with all the amenities you need, enjoy local food, and try your hand at rice farming for authentic cultural immersion the whole family will enjoy!
We have just returned from an extraordinarily interesting action packed adventure in Cambodia with Grasshopper. We were worried the experiences and riding might be too much for our 6 year old girls and 9 year old boy, but they soaked it all up, adored our guide and talk constantly about their fabulous trip. The organisation by Grasshopper and our guide for whom nothing was too hard really made it. Thank you.
Seeing the temples was amazing. Muen was great with our kids and helped us take some fun photos. Our favorite activity though was getting to see life in the village. The people were welcoming and the countryside was beautiful.
Click here to see our Cambodia Travel Guide.
Here is some general travel information for Cambodia.
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The sunrise varies according to the season. To find the time of the next sunrise at Angkor Wat click this link.
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Child under 13 984USD
We’ve carefully crafted this family cycling itinerary with kids in mind in order to create a unique and special adventure that will leave lasting memories. Not only will you have the chance to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Angkor Archeological Park, but you will also enjoy fun and easy cycling, take in village life, see a circus show, and paddle around in kayaks. With an expert and safety-conscious guide in the lead, the whole family will learn about Cambodian culture while having a fun active holiday.
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