A Buffalo Ride Through Rural Siem Reap

A Buffalo Ride Through
Rural Siem Reap

More than fifty shades of green will pass you by as you slowly venture into the rural side
of the Siem Reap by buffalo cart. Learning weaving experiences by skilful women or
explore a local market, a 2-hour cart ride changes your Siem Reap perspective.

WHY THIS TOUR?

Angkor may be the magnet that draw in visitors from around the globe and has put Siem Reap on the map as one amazing place to witness the splendour of the once mighty Khmer Empire but there is more than meets the eye. Siem Reap’s fertile grounds and generation-long traditions in work in cohesion with land and available means to give the nation ample fresh ingredients that are the cradle of Khmer cuisine.

Scattered around Siem Reap are still villages and settlements that have not turned away from traditional forms of agriculture and buffalo as their priced possession. We have brought this means of transport and visualize in a laid-back way back into play when guests seek a relaxing way to bear witness of traditional farming while buffalos tread land roads with you as their passenger.

TRAIL ITINERARY

A Buffalo Ride Through Rural Siem Reap

08:00 - 10:00
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15:00 - 17:00

Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, the drive to our buffalo meeting point lies around 18 kilometres out of Siem Reap. With the landscape quickly changing from the hustle and bustle of Siem Reap, it may surprise you how much around this popular tourism town with a cornucopia of hotels and resorts still holds on to its farming means to generate a living. The typical trees that are dotted like natural sky scrapers form the first indications that you have entered the good old Cambodian countryside.

Our journey ends at Meychrey Village where you will meet your buffalo cart driver, his wooden cart and trustworthy 4-legged friend. The ride through a pristine side of the Siem Reap province will slowly pass you by during a 30-minute ride through the countryside. Ample opportunities are at your disposal to see farmers tending to their fields, meeting the locals from and to home and the wide-spread landscape, painted various shades of green.

Before making your way back to the meeting point for heading back to Siem Reap, wander around a local market where trading has not changed much over the years. Buyers and sellers join together with local produce as the common interest with sufficient moments to capture these for an ever-lasting moment. You may not understand Khmer but with a smile and being open to try and learn something new, the experience you gain will make everything become much clearer.

It is time to exchange your open-air buffalo cart for the air-conditioning of your private vehicle after thanking the buffalo cart driver for his serviced rendered. The ride back to Siem Reap guide sees the landscape slowly turning back to lively Siem Reap.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A 2-hour day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • 30 minute buffalo / ox cart ride around Meychrey Village

EXCLUSIONS

  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated on full private basis.
  • Due to the nature of this tour, we regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • Part of this excursion includes walking over unpaved roads and paths. This may not suit guests with walking issues.
  • Bear in mind that such paths may turn slippery / muddy after a rain shower. We suggest wearing good walking shoes, preferred closed shoes, when booking this tour.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Due to the absence of ATM machines and credit cards payment portals, particularly on islands and inside nature reserves, we highly recommend to bring sufficient cash with you.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavorable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • To avoid any issues pertaining obtaining an arrival visa at the airport, please ensure that your passport contains at least two empty pages. Failure to do so may result in not gaining entrance into the Kingdom of Cambodia.

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