This popular tour allows visitors to escape the Battambang city center to explore local villages by bicycle. On the tour, you will learn about the everyday life and livelihoods of Khmer (Cambodian) villagers for half day by bike tour. You will have the chance to observe locals making various products, and can sample many of the foods you learn about. Join our half day bike tour to get a taste of rural Cambodia!
Rice Paper Making
Battambang rice paper is a uniquely local product. At our visit to the Rice Paper factory, you will observe how locals make rice paper is made, and get to join in on the action! You will also have a chance to taste delicious fresh and fried spring rolls made with the rice paper.
We will then cycle to visit a local family who makes dried banana chips, a well-known and delicious traditional snack in the village. You will learn how dried banana chips are made and get a chance to try your hand at thin-slicing a banana. You will have time to interact with locals and learn about their daily life and the local traditions of Cambodia from your local tour guide.
Rice Wine Distillation
It is Khmer tradition to relax after work with friends and some delicious rice wine fermented with herbs and fruit. Battambang has its own special local rice wine recipe. During our visit to the rice wine distillery, your guide will show you how local rice wine is infused and processed by the local people.
Rice Noodle Making
Not all rice noodles are alike – Khmer rice noodle are distinct from rice noodles in neighboring countries! Khmer noodles are made from a unique rice grain with a special texture. It is commonly served in a cold soup made of Cambodian herbs and flavors, unlike anything else. At the rice noodle factory, you will learn about Cambodia’s special rice noodle tradition.
Bamboo Sticky Rice Cake
Our next stop is a local manufacturer of rice cakes which is made from bamboo sticky rice. You guide will explain the process of making the bamboo rice cake and you also have a chance to try it as well.
Thai Laiy Cake
Thai Laiy is a Khmer cake that made by local people in village with half day by tour. It’s made with rice flower, salt, sugar, coconut milk, and steam and cooked in a small cup, then topped with coconut shavings and yellow bean. You will learn how to make Thai Laiy during your guided visit.
- Adults $15/pp.
- Children under 13 years old $10/pp.
- 5 hours
- Begin at 8 am
- Distance about 20 km
- We will pick you up from your hotel
- One drink before or after the tour
- Friendly, English-speaking guide
- High-quality imported mountain bike (Giant bike)
- Snacks and food samples along the way
- Biking clothes and shoes
- Personal expenses (pocket money)
- Personal travel insurance