4. Angkor Tour on a Vespa Scooter
On the back of your Vespa, you will comfortably navigate the magnificent Temple City of Angkor to explore its most famous, beautiful and astounding temples. You will also disover many hidden jewels not everyone is lucky enough to see. This tour will give you a real sense of the ancient culture and its people and what they are all about.
The Angkor tour is special because it is personal. The founder of the local operator, Ms. Akim, grew up right in Wat Angkor Kang Chuong, the spiritual heart of Angkor nestled within the walls of Angkor Wat. There she was raised by her grandfather; the last of three generations of Chief Monks that guided the spiritual life of this entire wondrous Temple City. Your official and professional guide will tell you about Akim’s life as a young girl and how day-to-day life continued in Angkor Wat after the Khmer Rouge. Hear tales about the omnipresent ghosts, burials, bicycles and the thread linking her proud Khmer heritage.
As well as seeing the famous Angkor Wat, Bayon and Ta Phrom temples, dive deeper into Cambodian culture by meeting local craft villagers at Angkor. Share a classic Cambodian lunch, with 4 to 5 courses so that you get to try some Khmer favorites. The day ends exploring the most famous of the temples–Angkor Wat. Following your guide, you’ll approach this amazing scene from a less traveled route. At this time of day the low sunlight sets the temple alight, making for an awe inspiring sight and a photo opportunity like no other. At around 4:00 PM, the Angkor Wat tour will finish with a comfortable ride back to your hotel or any other drop off location in Siem Reap.