This Backyard Travel tour tailored specially for families gives you the chance to awaken your inner archaeologist and adventurer! Immersive activities that emphasize learning and exploration allow you to experience Cambodia’s majestic Angkor region with all ages. You’ll wander through the enigmatic carvings of ancient temples and see Angkor Wat from above in a hot air balloon ride. A cycling tour through the idyllic countryside, a boat trip on Tonlé Sap Lake, and other optional activities will keep your family’s itinerary exciting and full of discovery.
Your home base for this 4-day family tour is the riverside town of Siem Reap, the gateway to the ancient relics of Angkor, the magnificent seat of the Khmer Empire. You will explore and investigate all the most famous temples, beginning your tour of Angkor Wat from 120 meters in the air in a tethered helium balloon. Follow this up with an on-foot exploration of the massive temple complex at sunset.
A cycling ride into the rice paddies and palm plantations will reveal the ways of life in rural Cambodia. You’ll have the opportunity to mingle with local families as you stop for refreshments. Then, hop onto a private boat that will show you the wonders of Tonlé Sap Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia! You’ll discover stilted houses and floating cities in this watery world—and you’ll even get the chance to have lunch in a floating house!
An exploration of Angkor Archaeological Park’s best sites—such as the ancient city of Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm temple, and Bayon temple—will be followed by an evening at the circus! Be wowed by the phenomenal acting, dancing, juggling, acrobatic, music and more at Phare Circus, a locally run arts troupe that is also a social enterprise.
Before you end your exciting family tour of the Angkor region, you can opt to take part in an eye-opening or active adventure, such as zip lining, going on a quad bike tour, visiting a silk farm, or touring the Cambodian countryside via horseback. No matter what you choose, you’re sure to show your family a unique and unforgettable holiday in Cambodia.