Siem Reap, Cambodia

Most travelers come to Siem Reap to see Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples and for good reason! Siem Reap offers many other activities to offer as well, including quad bike adventures, helicopter rides, microlight flights, pottery classes, horseback riding, cooking classes, kayaking on the Tonle Sap, local village tours, museums, boat rides, elephant rides, dance shows, and much more.

Activities in Siem Reap

Most people come to Siem Reap to see Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples, and for good reason. But while you are here, why not check out some of these other activities? Take a break from the temples and see more of Siem Reap! If you would like to add any of these to your itinerary, please let us know and we would be happy to book it for you!

Quad Adventure Cambodia

Explore the back roads of Cambodia from your own Quad bike. You will ride past rice fields, traditional villages and small, less explored temples.

Quad Adventure Cambodia

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Heli Star Cambodia

See the temples from above! Flights range from 8 minutes to 48 minutes and you can fly over multiple temples, floating villages and Siem Reap town.

Heli Star Cambodia

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Pottery Class

Khmer Ceramics Center will teach you to make ceramics in the traditional Khmer technique, both on the wheel and with your hands. Then you get to take your creation home!

Pottery Class

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Horseback Riding

From sunrise to sunset, the Happy Ranch Horse Farm will take you on a journey to places that are otherwise unreachable, through local countryside villages, scenic rice fields and tourist-free temple ruins.

Horseback Riding

Cooking Class

Le Tigre de Papier restaurant will take you to the local market to pick out your ingredients, then you learn to make three traditional Khmer meals. And of course, enjoy the fruits of your labor at the end of class!

Cooking Class

Kayaking on the Tonle Sap

Take an unforgettable kayaking tour of a stilted village and the flooded forest on the Tonle Sap. This is the only tour of its kind in Siem Reap, and our well-trained guides will take you out for the day to see how people live on the water.

Kayaking on the Tonle Sap

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Village Tour

See how the locals live in this unique tour of a small village just outside of the city. Our guide will take you to his home village and show you all aspects of Khmer village life.

Village Tour

Silk Farm

Visit the Angkor Silk Farm and take their free tour to see just how all those silk scarves come to be. Then head to the Artisans d’Angkor workshop and store to see them making all the gorgeous products that are also for sale.

Silk Farm

Senteurs d’Angkor Workshop

Learn how all of the beautiful soaps, candles and beauty products are made, packaged and then sold. All of their products are hand made in the workshop and for sale at the end of a short tour.

Senteurs d’Angkor Workshop

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Landmine Museum

A humbling experience that is also supporting an amazing cause. Check out many of the landmines that Aki Ra and his team have collected throughout Cambodia on their de-mining mission.

Landmine Museum

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Butterfly Garden

Banteay Srey Butterfly Center is a great place to stop on your way to or from Banteay Srey temple. See butterflies at each stage of the life cycle in their netted enclosure.

Butterfly Garden

Sunset Boat Ride

Take a small, private boat out to Prasat Chrung Temple to watch the amazing sunset. The lesser-known temple is set on top of a hill in the Angkor complex, so it offers excellent views and it is an ideal spot to watch the sun go down.

Sunset Boat Ride

Elephant Rides

Instead of walking around Angkor Thom, why not let an elephant take you around? During the day you can take a ride around the complex, or in the evening let the elephants take you up Phnom Bakheng Hill to watch the sunset.

Elephant Rides

Dinner and Dance Show

Watch a traditional Apsara dance at Angkor Village Hotel while enjoying a classic Khmer meal. This show is very popular, so reservations are highly recommended. There is also a non-profit children’s house, Santepheap, which puts on a show every Sunday. This show is free, but donations are appreciated.

Dinner and Dance Show