There are tours aplenty in Siem Reap, although many budget outfits offer identical temple or Tonle Sap itineraries, with rushed schedules and large group sizes. Rather than booking the first tour proposed by your guesthouse or hotel it’s well worth checking out the operators below, both for general sightseeing and other activities, which frequently offer far more rewarding insights into local culture and history than you’ll experience sitting on a tour bus. In addition to tours of the floating villages on the Tonle Sap, specialist activities include hiking, camping, cycling, dirt-biking, kayaking, horseriding, quad-biking, jeep tours, boat trips, birdwatching, yoga, meditation, photography trips and more, plus cookery classes, massage, spas and swimming. Note that some activities (riding, quad-biking and ziplining, for example) may not be covered by your insurance policy, and you may be asked to sign a liability waiver when you sign in.

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