Off The Beaten Track Activities:  Elephant ride in Siem Reap

Explore the majestic and mystical Angkor temple on back of an elephant. Step back in time and enjoy one of a kind travel experience in your life

How to take an elephant ride

Several elephants with their handlers are waiting for you right at the gates into Angkor heritage site, but say “No” to those who tie or treat the animals badly.

Detail Activities

Around Angkor temples, there are plenty of elephants with handlers waiting to be "hired". This way of travel is especially great for couple to see the temples. Seeing the awesome temples from the back of an elephant who is very gentle and caring for its guests makes for an unforgettable experience.

Off The Beaten Track Activities

  • Hiking in Kbal Spean

    Deeply in the jungle, a visit of Kbal Spean is highly recommended. The only way to reach the top is to hike on a trail,your efforts will be rewarded with the sight of riverbed sculptures, thousands of lingas and a peaceful forest setting with waterfall.

  • Cooking class in Siem Reap

    “Traditional Cambodian cuisine is one of details, small amounts of fresh ingredients with intriguing textures, complex aromas, and exhilarating flavors, combined to create a distinctly delicate and healthy cuisine.”

  • Homestay in Siem Reap

    If looking for an authentic Cambodian experience, then Siem Reap Homestay provides an excellent opportunity for cross cultural exchange with local people.

  • Boat trip on Tonle Sap

    After the Angkor Wat temples, next stop should be Tonle Sap Lake - a lovely peaceful place . You will get a glimpse of a floating Cambodian village and see how simple but happy Khmer life is.

  • Elephant ride in Siem Reap

    Explore the majestic and mystical Angkor temple on back of an elephant. Step back in time and enjoy one of a kind travel experience in your life

  • Ox cart ride in Siem Reap

    A relaxing and memorable ox-cart ride will make you part of Siem Reap rural life. Fun and joys are guaranteed

  • Tuk tuk ride in Siem Reap

    Travel the local way – with a tuktuk, it is easy, funny and comfortable too. A tuk tuk is the best transfer method to explore the enormous Angkor temple complex.

Examples of full packages

These examples of full package show how we combine adventure travel, off the beaten track travel with classic sightseeing and relaxation to make a balanced, fulfilling and enjoyable holiday.

Grade: Challenging
Luggage: Vehicles
Accommodation: Hotel & homestay
When to do: Year round

A mythical great river runs through three lands of Indochina, the Mekong River. A shared history, sometimes common and sometimes distant, has shaped the cultural richness and uniqueness of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. This journey aims to unlock the fascinating appeal of Indochina: its spectacular landscapes and amazingly diverse cultures. Covering all highlights from the magnificent Angkor temples to the roof of Indochina - Fanxipan Mountain, and filled with enjoyable activities, it can delight the most jaded mind.

Starting at the vibrant hub of South Vietnam, Saigon, cruising on endless waterways of Mekong Delta, marveling at majestic Angkor temples, relaxing in atmospheric Luang Prabang before trekking in laid back Muang Ngoi and Sapa and finishing with a scenic cruise in Halong, this itinerary is perfect for a complete Indochina discovery.

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Grade: Moderate
Luggage: Vehicles
Accommodation: Hotel & homestay
When to do: March to November

This tour brings in a glimpse of Vietnam and a taste of Cambodia. The journey starts out in the 1000-year-old city of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam with rich history and sensational cuisine. It then gets off tourist trails and travels inland for 4 days in  beautiful Pu Luong nature reserve with trekking between hilltribe villages, meeting the local people and enjoying a homestay in these remote communities.

This adventure also combines exploration of the impressive waterscape at Tam Coc, both on foot and by sampan. Boat is also the way to explore Halong Bay, making this tour a perfect itinerary for those love being on water.  Other hightlights include the Siem Reap homestay  and the majestic Angkor temples.

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