This Ain’t Your Average Siem Reap Countryside Tour – Elephants and Floating Village – This is How to Experience Rural Cambodia Like a Local.

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Private Siem Reap Countryside Tour – Elephants and Floating Village

Immerse Yourself in the Hidden Secrets of the Siem Reap Countryside with Elephants and Floating Village

The Siem Reap Countryside Tour is an intimate, behind-the-scenes journey that escapes the bustling streets of Siem Reap into Cambodia’s scenic countryside. This exclusive full-day private tour goes beyond typical tourist traps to discover local secrets only the most in-the-know insiders know about. The Siem Reap Countryside Tour provides a one-of-a-kind experience to see the real Cambodia beyond the city.

Clear advantages of choosing Your Private Siem Reap Countryside Tour:

  • Get an authentic local experience away from tourist crowds and highlights on a personalized private tour.
  • Gain insider access to hidden corners of villages, floating markets, and artisan workshops no other tourists reach.
  • Learn fascinating cultural insights from your local guide grown up immersed in the region’s traditions.
  • Customize your tour to match your interests – go off-itinerary spontaneously and linger longer in favorite spots.
  • Support local communities by meeting welcoming residents and exploring where real life happens.
  • Enjoy in-depth elephant encounters respectfully conducted at a sanctuary upholding humane practices.
  • Cruise magnificent flooded forests rarely witnessed by outsiders for unique perspectives on Cambodian life.
  • Return home not just with photos but vivid memories and local connections transporting you back to rural Cambodia.
  • Hassle-free private transport allows you to immerse in authentic experiences at your own pace.
  • Expert local guides unlock adventures and insider stories off-limits to typical tourist groups.

Private Siem Reap Countryside Tour | Highlights

Experience the Siem Reap Countryside ▷ Kompong Phluk floating village ▷ Kulen Forest’s majestic elephants ▷ dive into authentic Cambodian rural life.

  • This tour does not require any Angkor ticket pass
  • Afternoon Pic Nic included!
  • This is not your typical tour; it’s a doorway into a world waiting to be discovered.

But wait!

In addition to this:

  • You are always escorted by our most qualified and well-versed community expert!
  • Our Starex Minivan is a newer model with all amenities, including cold water bottles.

Siem Reap Countryside Tour

Full-Day Private Siem Reap Countryside Tour | Key Details

  • Location: Kompong Phluk floating village with Kulen Elephant Forest Sanctuary
  • Duration: 10/11 Hours
  • Departure Time: your Hotel lobby: 8:00 – 8:15 AM 
  • Return Time: 7:30 PM (approx.)
  • Live Guide: Yes
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Printed Voucher Accepted
  • Pick-Up Service: at the Lobby of your Hotel
  • There will be a maximum of 12 people on this tour/activity per minivan. In the case of a larger group from 6 to 12 guests, we will take advantage of the comforts of multiple modern air-conditioned Starex Minivans.

Private Siem Reap Countryside Tour Pricing

Identify the pricing of “This Ain’t Your Average Siem Reap Countryside Tour” for your group:

Group Size Price Group Size Price
2 Persons $388 7 Persons $888
3 Persons $455 8 Persons $975
4 Persons $548 9 Persons $1070
5 Persons $638 10 Persons $1165
6 Persons $727 11 Persons $1260
12 Persons $1355


Full-Day Private Siem Reap Countryside Tour | What’s Included in the Price

✔️ Siem Reap Countryside Tour is Ideal for evading crowds.

✔️ Ticket to visit the Kulen Elephant Forest Sanctuary INCLUDED.

✔️ Guided tour inside Kulen Elephant Forest Sanctuary INCLUDED.

✔️ Transportation by luxury minivan to and from your hotel.

✔️ Tour Guide Who Is Very Fluent In English.

✔️ Kompong Phluk floating village Entrance fee.

✔️ Kompong Phluk floating village boat tour.

✔️ Tea/Coffee and a picnic before Sunset at Kulen Elephant Forest Sanctuary.

✔️ Walk through the forest with Elephants.

✔️ Elephants feeding.

✔️ A refreshing swim.

✔️ Ample Supply of Iced Water Bottles and Crisp, Chilled Towels.

✔️ Costs imposed by the community at large (aka local taxes).

✔️ Mobile ticket.

What’s Not Included

Tips and other personal expenses.


Private Siem Reap Countryside Tour – What to Expect

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Chance to Experience the Real Siem Reap

Don’t settle for a superficial, cookie-cutter tour of Siem Reap’s highlights. Why trail behind the herd when you can personally uncover the region’s hidden gems? This is your chance to pull back the curtain and experience the authentic Cambodia only locals know.

As your personal guide escorts you through intimate neighborhoods, artisan workshops, and family-run eateries no tourist has heard of, you’ll form personal connections that bring Siem Reap’s culture to life. Imagine laughing with monks as they share childhood stories from the monastery, learning ancient ceramic techniques from a village potter, and savoring flavorful home-cooked dishes alongside welcoming local families.

With behind-the-scenes access to secret spots other tours can’t reach, you’ll come home with a perspective on Siem Reap no typical tourist could dream of. Don’t let this exclusive opportunity slip through your fingers!

Venture Off the Beaten Path for a Glimpse into Traditional Rural Life

Most visitors to Siem Reap never leave the city, missing out on experiencing traditional Khmer culture in the surrounding countryside villages. This tour opens the door to rural life, providing glimpses into a Cambodia few outsiders witness.

As you journey across landscapes of lush rice paddies and tranquil lotus ponds, your guide will shed light on the region’s ancient traditions. Meet master craftspeople and fishing communities carrying on generations-old practices in their families. Cruise past floating homes and schools, gaining perspective on how Cambodians traditionally lived on the water.

By the end of the day, you’ll understand rural Cambodia on a deeper level, appreciating the simple beauty of traditions still thriving just beyond the fringes of the city. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to immerse yourself in the real Cambodia before it disappears from sight.

Cruise Traditional Floating Villages Rarely Seen by Outsiders

Your exclusive tour includes a private boat cruise of the floating villages on Tonle Sap Lake, home to stilt houses, floating schools, markets, and more. This is the real Cambodia tourists never witness.

As you glide through flooded mangroves, your guide will explain the ingenious ways residents have adapted to the extreme changes in water levels from season to season. Learn how communities thrive on the water, harvesting fish and cultivating aquaculture. Marvel at the resourcefulness of these floating neighborhoods.

Among the souvenir stands catering to tourists, you’ll find genuine floating markets rarely visited by outsiders. Watch as boats zigzag between homes to barter and trade goods. This is commerce conducted as it has been for centuries. You’ll gain perspective on the locals’ traditional way of life.

Up Close and Personal with Majestic Elephants in Their Forest Sanctuary

An unforgettable highlight of the tour is an intimate elephant encounter at the Kulen Elephant Forest sanctuary. As you wander through the sanctuary, these gentle giants will be brought before you. Standing face to face with the Earth’s largest land mammal is a humbling, awe-inspiring experience.

Watch in wonder as elephants bathe themselves under a waterfall. Walk trunk in hand with your new elephant friend. Feed and interact with the sanctuary’s rescued residents under the guidance of expert caretakers. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to connect with these magnificent creatures up close.

The sanctuary emphasizes humane, sustainable care centered on preserving elephants’ natural behaviors. Your visit aids their mission of protecting this endangered species. You’ll come away deeply touched by these intelligent beings and concerned for their uncertain future in the wild.

Personalized Attention from an Expert Guide Who Grew Up in the Countryside

Your hand-picked guide is a Siem Reap native who grew up immersed in the region’s traditional rural culture and natural landscapes. They will customize your tour based on your unique interests while sharing personal perspectives that deepen your experience.

As you cruise past their childhood fishing holes or stop by their grandmother’s home for a snack, you’ll make heartfelt connections that turn the day into an unforgettable cultural exchange. Their unmatched insider knowledge unlocks adventures and locations reserved for friends rather than tourists.

With in-depth expertise and access into authentic local life, your guide guarantees you’ll come home not just with great photos but with captivating stories that transports your new Siem Reap friends right into your living room. This is a tour crafted to help you forge personal bonds with the real people and places that shape the region.

To make the most of your days in Siem Reap, consider booking one of the unforgettable tours offered by MySiemReaptours. These tours provide a range of experiences, such as the Private Siem Reap City Tour, which allows you to fully immerse yourself in the wonders of Siem Reap and off-the-beaten-path temples.

Step-by-Step Itinerary for Your Private Siem Reap Countryside Tour

8:00 am – Pickup from your Siem Reap hotel by your private guide and driver

8:30 am – Drive through picturesque countryside to Tonle Sap Lake

9:30 am – Arrive at the floating village of Kompong Phluk. Receive a warm welcome from local residents as you board a private boat.

10:00 am – Cruise through flooded mangroves and observe stilt houses. Your guide explains the village’s ingenious adaptations to seasonal changes in water levels.

11:00 am – Dock and explore the floating market. Watch locals barter and purchase fresh produce boat-to-boat.

12:00 pm – Savor an authentic local lunch in the village, prepared lovingly by a resident family.

1:00 pm – Drive to the Kulen Elephant Forest Sanctuary. Your guide shares insights about conservation efforts.

2:00 pm – Meet the resident elephants! Walk trunk-in-hand with these gentle giants. Observe them bathing in the ponds.

3:30 pm – Trek through dense jungle and explore the sanctuary. Watch elephants forage and interact up close.

5:00 pm – Bid farewell to your new elephant friends. Participate in a special ceremony honoring the human-elephant bond. We’ll find the perfect spot for a picnic. Enjoy a meal amidst nature as you watch the sky change colors with the setting sun.

6:00 pm – Drive back to Siem Reap while reflecting on a remarkable day. Stop along the way for photo ops amid gorgeous scenery.

7:30 pm – Arrive back at your Siem Reap hotel full of captivating memories. The local connections and insights from your guide will remain with you forever.

Remain hydrated and use sunscreen: The environment in Cambodia may be hot and sunny, so remain hydrated and apply sunscreen frequently. Bring a reusable water bottle and a hat with a broad brim for further protection.

Live Guide

A local guide who speaks fluent English and has years of experience.

Private Siem Reap Countryside Tour Hyper Benefits

✅ Escape the Crowds, Immerse in Local Life

Your private guide allows you to immerse in local life without another tourist in sight. Meet welcoming villagers and explore hidden corners most visitors never reach. With such intimate access, you’ll form personal bonds that bring Cambodia to life.

✅ Insider Access for Deeper Cultural Perspectives

As natives, our guides share personal insights about our homeland. We take you to spots only locals know, telling stories that deepen your experience. You’ll return home with captivating insider perspectives few visitors uncover.

✅ Hassle-Free Travel Tailored to You

Tell us your interests and we’ll craft an unforgettable day filled with personalized adventures. Private transport means no crowds or schedules. Our remarkable guides adapt on the fly to create magic suited to you.

✅ Support Local Communities

We partner with small businesses and villages so your journey gives back. You’ll meet welcoming locals and explore hidden corners most visitors never reach. Our sustainable travel benefits those you meet.

✅ Come Home with Captivating Stories

You’ll return not just with photos but with vivid memories and stories transporting your Cambodian friends right into your living room. Our deep connections to this place become lasting bonds with you.

Don’t Forget to Bring

➱ Carry some sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays!

➱ Carry insect repellent with you because pesky bugs are everywhere in Cambodia.

➱ Bring a pair of flip-flops and your swimming, a change (at least a second T-shirt).

➱ While there are some great treks to do in and around the temples, we should all wear comfortable shoes for walking.

Meeting point for your tour departure

  • Free Pick-up Service: Meet your driver at your Hotel lobby in Siem Reap.
  • Start time: 08:15 – 08:30 AM.
  • Drop off back at the Hotel around 7:00 – 7:30 PM.

Private Siem Reap Countryside Tour – Know Before You Go

  • All visitors must sign a standard liability release waiver prepared and provided by Kulen Elephant Forest. Your tour guide will take care of this.
  • After you make a reservation, an email confirmation along with your electronic tour ticket will be sent to you.
  • Access for people using wheelchairs is not possible.
  • The required attire is easygoing and unrestrictive. Please remember to show proper deference while you are visiting historic places of worship.
  • It is strongly recommended that you bring along some bug repellent.
  • Kindly ensure that you are suitably attired for any weather situations.
  • Stroller access is not a problem.
  • Those who travel frequently and struggle with their backs are not advised to do so.
  • Travelers need to be in good physical shape.
  • The prices include any applicable taxes levied by the government.
  • The prices that have been stated above are all net prices, and they are given in US dollars per group.
  • The order of the programs may be altered at any time without prior warning.
  • The precise times for both the pick-up and the drop-off will be notified to you via email.
  • The time of the drop-off cannot be guaranteed because it is contingent on the circumstances and the traffic.

Why Private Siem Reap Countryside Tours?

Traveling to a new destination can be stressful. You want to experience the real culture and hidden gems, but navigating a foreign place on your own is challenging. Endless research still leaves you unsure what attractions are worth your limited time and how to avoid tourist traps. Once there, you waste precious hours waiting in crowds for superficial experiences. You come home realizing you barely scratched the surface.

My Siem Reap Tours was created to solve these problems for discerning travelers who want to genuinely experience Cambodia. Our handcrafted private tours go beyond the tourist highlights to immerse you in authentic local life. Expert insider guides unlock the secrets only locals know, providing perspectives no tourist could discover on their own.

The frustrations of travel fade away with our personalized attention to your unique interests. We handle every detail so you can simply soak in our beloved homeland.

Our sustainable partnerships with local communities ensure your journey benefits those you meet. You’ll come home not just with photos but with captivating stories and lasting connections to this magical place.

Why Local guides?

Follow in the footsteps of our tour guide. These local experts refer to your stunning tour destination as “home.”

  • Get ready, relax, and learn about local treasures, folklore, personalities, and historical information!
  • Prepare to receive and discover what every other traveler misses when searching and surfing the web.

What is the sanitization policy for the Full-Day Private Siem Reap Countryside Tour?

  • Travelers and workers can use hand sanitizer.
  • Regular sanitization of vehicles.
  • Checks on the staff’s temperature at regular intervals.
  • Staff members experiencing symptoms are eligible for a paid leave of absence.

Get only the Top Rated itineraries and the Top Rated tour experience at the best Value possible

✅ Professionally trained and licensed tour guides, operators, and drivers.

✅ Only carefully curated, tried-and-true adventures, selected trips that have been thoroughly tested.

✅ Daily departures and the ability to accommodate journeys planned at the last minute.

✅ Come together in a more intimate setting, smaller groups with like-minded people who share your perspective on things and getaways with a focus on environmental stewardship and community service.

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A Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

Go beyond tourist highlights for a remarkably personal journey into rural life, elephants, and floating villages. This exclusive tour promises captivating stories bringing the real Cambodia home.

Intimate Access Away from Crowds

With private transport, you’ll immerse in local life without another tourist around. Our remarkable guides know hidden corners most visitors never reach.

To experience the magic of rural Cambodia, choose our private tour over others for these key reasons:

As natives, our guides provide personal insights about our homeland you won’t find elsewhere. We take you to spots only locals know, telling stories that capture the real Cambodia.

With private transport, you’ll avoid crowds and tourist traps to explore villages and immerse in local life few visitors witness.

We customize every detail around your unique interests for a hassle-free, personally curated experience crafted just for you.

Our sustainable partnerships with small businesses ensure your journey benefits local communities. You’ll come home knowing your travels helped support the people you meet.

Other tours recycle superficial highlights. We provide exclusive backstage access for once-in-a-lifetime adventures unveiling our beloved homeland. Come home with captivating stories transporting you right back to Cambodia’s magic.

Siem Reap Countryside Tour Glossary

Hey there, intrepid explorers and wanderlusters! 🌍 If you’re itching for an adventure that’s more than just the usual touristy trail, hold onto your hats, because I’ve got something special in store for you. 

Buckle up as we dive headfirst into the heart and soul of Siem Reap’s countryside – a realm of authenticity, charm, and surprises that will leave you awestruck.

Siem Reap Rural Villages: Where Time Takes a Leisurely Stroll

Step off the beaten path and into a world where tradition and simplicity intertwine in a captivating dance. Siem Reap Rural Villages welcome you with open arms, offering a glimpse into the unhurried pace of life that’s a far cry from the hustle and bustle of the city. The air is crisp, the scenery is picturesque, and the locals, oh the locals – they’ve got stories that’ll warm your heart faster than the sun on a chilly morning.

Siem Reap Floating Villages: A Symphony of Water and Life

Hold onto your hats, folks, because we’re about to set sail to Siem Reap Floating Villages! Imagine cruising down waterways lined with stilted houses, as the gentle ripples of Tonle Sap Lake serenade you. It’s like stepping into a real-life painting where the harmony between water and life is an art form unto itself. Get ready to soak in the sights, sounds, and stories that have been woven into the very fabric of these unique communities.

Siem Reap Elephant Sanctuary: A Tryst with Gentle Giants

Oh, majestic creatures of the land! Our journey takes us to the Kulen Elephant Forest, where elephants are the stars of the show. Witnessing these gentle giants roam freely is a humbling experience that will stir your soul. It’s more than just an encounter – it’s a chance to understand, appreciate, and connect with these incredible beings on a deeper level.

Tonle Sap Lake Villages: Where Life Reflects Like a Mirror

Prepare to be mesmerized as we set foot in the enchanting Tonle Sap Lake Villages. The waters mirror not just the sky above, but the very essence of Cambodian life. Rustic homes, vibrant markets, and the serenity of the lake come together in a symphony that captures the essence of a culture deeply intertwined with its aquatic surroundings.

Kompong Phluk Floating Village: Where Dreams Float on Water

Ahoy, adventurers! Get ready for a jaw-dropping visit to the Kompong Phluk Floating Village, where dreams, just like houses, float gently on water. As you navigate through the narrow channels, you’ll discover a way of life that’s as harmonious as it is resourceful. The sights, sounds, and scents of this village will paint a vivid memory that you’ll carry with you long after you’ve left.

Traditional Cambodian Rural Life: A Glimpse Back in Time

Ever wondered what life was like in a time when simplicity was the ultimate luxury? Traditional Cambodian Rural Life gives you a window into the past, where daily routines are carried out with grace, and the wisdom of generations is passed down like precious heirlooms. It’s a chance to appreciate the beauty in the basics and find joy in the unhurried cadence of life.

Private Siem Reap Tours: The Intimacy of Discovery

Yearning for an adventure that’s just for you and your inner circle? Private Siem Reap Tours have you covered. With a personalized itinerary and a local expert leading the way, you’ll feel like you’re uncovering the city’s secrets with an old friend. It’s all about forging connections and creating memories that are yours and yours alone.

Customized Siem Reap Tours: Your Adventure, Your Rules

Are you the captain of your own ship, steering your adventures toward uncharted horizons? Customized Siem Reap Tours put the power in your hands. Craft an itinerary that speaks to your heart’s desires, from must-see landmarks to hidden gems that are waiting to be unearthed.

Siem Reap Countryside Attractions: A Kaleidoscope of Wonders

Hold onto your wide-brimmed hats, my fellow wanderers, because Siem Reap Countryside Attractions are about to blow your socks off! From serene rural villages to bustling floating communities, and from the graceful elephants to the tranquil Tonle Sap Lake, every corner of this enchanting land tells a story that’s just waiting for you to unravel.

So there you have it, adventurers – a whirlwind tour of Siem Reap’s countryside that’s bound to leave you enchanted and hungry for more. Whether you’re drawn to the serenity of rural life, the magic of floating villages, or the allure of exclusive experiences, Siem Reap has it all. So pack your curiosity, grab your sense of adventure, and get ready to embark on a journey that will stay etched in your heart forever! 🌟🌴🐘

Tour confirmation

Tour confirmation

For the tour confirmation:

  • Upon completing your reservation, you will receive an immediate confirmation email with an e-ticket from us.
  • A second email will follow with your tour guide and driver’s information on the day of the excursion. You’ll be able to reach them at this number if your hotel pick-up is a bit delayed since this might happen from time to time due to traffic or other customers running behind schedule. Hand the tour guide number to your hotel reception so they can take care of the call!
  • We ask that you please tell us if there are any problems or changes to the location/hotel where your trip will begin. Notify us via email if you’d like to alter the tour’s pick-up location or hotel after booking.

The time to act is now.

Pickup details

  • We will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel, but please provide us with your hotel name and address so that our tour and driver can greet you in the lobby.
[On the checkout page, filling up your data, you will see a dedicated space to write a note for us, including your pick-up place, as your meeting point to start the tour will be at your hotel lobby].



While filling out your information on the checkout page, you will notice a special box to add a note for us, including your pick-up location, as your meeting point to begin the trip will be at your hotel lobby.

Following your reservation, we will provide you with all the pick-up information and schedule through email.

The meeting site for your tour pick-up and land transport is outside the hotel lobby near reception, outside your villa or rental airbnb.

The driver will arrive and ask for your name and voucher number, which you will provide on your mobile device.

On MySiemReapTours

  1. Itineraries are created in collaboration with notable travel bloggers, local experts, and the best-rated local guides.
  2. Small groups only! No buses, no crowds, and a limit of 10 passengers, with only top-notch modern leather-seat minivans.
  3. Solo travelers do not pay more; there are flat charges per person.

The booking process

How do I reserve a tour?

Find your favorite Angkor Wat tour or Siem Reap tour, select the number of guests, select a date on the calendar, and click on the “book now” button.

You will then enter your contact information to arrive at the payment page and receive your booking confirmation email. 

Begin the journey!

When buying a tour, what does ‘Instant Confirmation’ mean?

It means you will receive an instant confirmation of your booking via the email address you provided when you registered with MySiemReapTours, together with your payment receipt.

Your instant confirmation is your tour E-ticket.

Your confirmed booking, including all relevant details, will also be visible on your personal booking dashboard.

What is the longest time it takes to confirm a tour?

Most of the tours are confirmed in minutes. For a few private tours, we might need 1 hour or 2 to organize all your tour needs.

MySiemReapTours accepts which currencies?

We support transactions in U.S. dollars. If you are from a different region, the charges should immediately be converted into the currency of your home country by your credit card.

Most major credit cards can be used to pay for a MySiemReapTours activity.

Is it feasible to pay in cash or in person for an activity?

MySiemReapTours does not currently accept cash payments, and our physical locations do not handle ticketing or booking.

What should I do if the driver fails to arrive on time?

No worries, please contact the phone shown in the “contact tour operator/guide” part of your booking confirmation email for updates.

Who should I contact if I need to modify my reservation details?

Please notify us of any changes to your pick-up address, phone number, or email address.

What should I do if my plans change?

Please contact MySiemReapTours.

…or use the online chat to contact us.

Please keep in mind that last-minute modifications may not be permitted.


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