- It's an opportunity to experience rural Cambodian life
- You’ll meet friendly local families, and see their daily tasks
- Unique insight into Cambodian culture and traditions
We had a great day doing some activities in a Cambodian life. It began with an oxcart ride, lovingly called the "Cambodian Lexus", spent time harvesting rice, a back breaking job in the hot sun that makes you appreciate your job. We then planted trees and had a cooked lunch at family home--food came from restaurant and family learned how to hygenically prepare the food. We had fish cakes, chicken curry and fruit for dessert. Finally we toured the headquarters of Husk and school Husk runs for the local children. Money from this activity goes back to the local people--a win-win situation--you learn about the daily life of Cambodians and help them at the same time.
Very informative and top-quality experience and an excellent guide. It was a very educational hands-on experience in how much of the third world lives. We returned very dirty, sweaty and tired, but we were absolutely delighted that we had taken this opportunity to get "immersed" in the local life and culture. Our guide was very informative and fluent in English. He explained details of Cambodian life that would be difficult to comprehend without a knowledgeable local guide.
An authentic village is just a short drive from Siem Reap. It is a scenic and charming location where depending on the time of year you may see villagers weaving thatch to repair roofs, planting trees or vegetables, or making the fiery local rice wine, known as prahoc. Your English-speaking guide will show you a stilt house, you will cycle along red soil paths, and enjoy a typical Khmer lunch with the friendly locals.
For lunch, you will share typical Khmer food with the locals in the village. After lunch you will visit a floating village built on objects that can float on Tonlé Sap. The village moves along the river, and sometimes up to the lake, according to the season. Marvel at the floating school, hospital, and local shops. Later you return to the bus for the drive back to Siem Reap, passing rural villages en route.