We travel by Vintage Jeep along red dirt roads and through bucolic Cambodian Countryside, to visit some stunning temples, but also to catch a glimpse into the daily lives of farmers, crafts-people, sugar palm farmers and more.
We depart early and head towards the 'Citadel of the Woman', Banteay Srey, we aim to arrive before the normal tourist crowd so we can enjoy wandering freely without the crowds. Our guide will point out some of the most stunning and intricate carvings of this small but breathtaking pink sandstone temple.
We weave our way through beautiful farming land, lined with iconic Sugar Palm trees. These 'Tnaout' trees have held great value to the Khmer people as almost every part of the tree has value and can be used as food, shelter and useful crafts. We will stop along the way so you can see how Palm Sugar is produced in the traditional way, you can even give it a try yourself!
The Preah Dak region has long been famous for its natural handicrafts, traditionally making useful items for daily life but more recently creating some smaller more convenient items for travellers. This area is also famous for the production of the rice noodle dish ‘Nom Banh Chok’ - a very popular dish with Khmers and also Thai tourists.
We wrap up the day with a relaxed visit to the peaceful, but often forgotten Hindu Temple of Banteay Samre before returning to the hotel.
No. of Participants
- Jeep with Experienced Driver
- English Speaking Guide
- Local Lunch and snacks
- Refillable water
- Angkor Temple Pass ($37usd 1 day)
- Personal expenses
- Extra drinks
- Tips for driver and guide