This two-day adventure offers you a unique chance to see authentic Cambodian traditions while giving support to a proven model of responsible tourism. Highlights including are: riding an oxcart into a village, spending the night in a homestay and receiving a blessing at a local monastery. Truly a feel good tourism at its best!
Start your Community Tour with Village Homestay 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.
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.
For accommodation tonight, stay in the modest home of a Khmer family. You will be provided with a mattress, mosquito net, sheets, pillow and a towel. The homestay is equipped with basic bathroom facilities with a bucket for bathing with fresh well water. Join the family for dinner and a chat over a game of cards.
After breakfast, choose from a range of activities you are interested. You might like take a walk or short cycle around the surrounding area, help in the fields or prepare lunch. Return to Siem Reap just after lunch, stopping at a Buddhist temple to receive a blessing from the monks.
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A boutique hotel located in central Siem Reap, Home Indochine D'Angkor provides elegant accommodation just a 7-minute walk to the famous Phsar Chas (Old Market) and Pub Street. Guests enjoy access to the outdoor swimming pool and free WiFi is offered throughout the property.
Home Indochine D'Angkor is situated 9 km from Siem Reap International Airport and a 15-minute drive from Angkor Wat Temple, a world heritage site. It is a 5-minute walk from the hotel to Siem Reap River. The property offers complimentary airport pickup services.
All rooms are air-conditioned and feature a private en suite bathroom, a cable TV and 2 free bottles of mineral water daily. Rooms also have seating areas and offer views of the garden or pool.
Breakfast and fresh juices are served at the restaurant, which also offers local specialities and some Western dishes. There is also a bar on site. Room service is provided on request.