This one-day tour offers you a unique chance to see Cambodian village life while also while giving support a proven model of responsible tourism. Highlights including are: riding an oxcart into a village, receiving a blessing at a local monastery and participating in fishing, farming or animal husbandry. Truly a feel good tourism at its best!
Start your Cambodian Community Village Life with a drive to a local village about 40 kilometers out of Siem Reap. Along the way, stop at the headquarters of a local non-profit organization that employs village women specializing in the traditional craft of mat weaving (closed on Sundays and public holidays.) The mats are then distributed and sold in the markets, providing an income for the women. (The mat-weaving workshop is closed on Sundays and public holidays)
Arrival at the village, hop aboard an ox cart for a fun ride through the fields and to the home of a Khmer family who specializes in making brooms. See how they make brooms from natural materials, and if you like have a go! Afterwards, take a guided walking tour around the village where you have the opportunity to participate in fishing, farming or animal husbandry activities, depending on the time of year. Enjoy a simple Khmer lunch followed by more activities or just spend time chatting with the locals.
Funds from your tour go directly to the community to improve the lives of the people. On the way back to Siem Reap, stop at a Buddhist temple to receive a blessing from the monks.
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Frangipani Villa Hotel is located in Siem Reap Town, a 10-minute drive from the famous Angkor Wat temples. It has an outdoor pool and provides free bicycle rental for guests.
Rooms at Frangipani Villa feature locally-made wooden furnishings. Each room has cable TV, a safety deposit box, and tea/coffee making facilities. Some of the en suite bathrooms have bathtubs, and some rooms include a private balcony.
Guests can make travel arrangements at the tour desk. The hotel offers the convenience of a 24-hour reception. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.
Breakfast can be enjoyed in the restaurant or on the terrace overlooking the pool. The garden restaurant serves local and international dishes, as well as a selection of wines and cocktails.
Frangipani Villa Hotel Siem Reap is a 10-minute drive from Siem Reap International Airport. It is within 10 minutes’ walk from the restaurants on lively Pub Street.