|07:30 AM - 01:00 PM|
|Highlight of the city|
Half day Tour
Butterfly Tour - Bike to the Back Road of Kampot is good for
- Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
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Why Butterfly Tour - Bike to the Back Road of Kampot is special ?
Butterfly Tour is a small company initiated and maintained by a group of Cambodian university students.
Butterfly Tour - Bike to the Back Road of Kampot is designed to interact tourists with the local people in Kampot to learn about their lifestyle and the area. It is geared towards exploring the outdoors whilst taking in the fresh air to see lush, green rice paddies, to understand the lifecycle and importance of rice, to try local specialities and so on. You will be guided by lovely and friendly local student tour guides who are very knowledgeable and excited to share their experiences.
What to explore at Butterfly Tour - Bike to the Back Road of Kampot?
Stop 1: Lotus Farm
Lotus is a beautiful flower and very significant to the Cambodian people. It has many religious uses such as using them for praying to the Buddha, especially on the Buddhist holidays. Besides it's religious symbolism, the lotus also contains a small fruit. You might get the opportunity, if the framers are picking the fruit, to try it with your local guide.
Stop 2: Spectacular Rice Paddies
You might be aware that the main land use in Cambodia is full of green areas or rice paddy fields. Here you can be amazed by the beautiful scenery of Kampot and witness farmers in operation. The farmers in Kampot are mostly still using the traditional farming ways; therefore, you will see how they do it differently compared to other developed countries.
Stop 3: Traditional Khmer Noodle
Most of you may miss the chance to taste Khmer noodle which are made by local people. At this stop you will see how locals make rice noodles and even try it if you wish. The process of producing Khmer noodle is complicated, but very interesting to see how they use smart techniques with what they have. Your guide will tell you and answer any questions and if they don't know they will ask the locals for help. Here you can take the opportunity to interact with the locals as they are very friendly. The kids in the countryside are also very energetic and friendly, you will always hear their beautiful voice along the way.
Stop 4: Cambodian Roll Cake
Roll Cake is one of Cambodian cake, which is many people called in different names. This small job can support the family for living. Also it has been transporting to other provinces in Cambodia. Your Local guide will bring you to see how is the process of making Roll cake and enjoying testing the tasteful with the local people. If you wish to try to make one of yours, you will be allow.
Stop 5: Rice Mill
Besides seeing and listening about the process of rice farming, you will also get a chance to see the final stage where the rice skin is taken off to become white rice that we eat. The small family rice mill is an important part for the tiny village in the countryside. This is kind of family business that help the family earn extra income besides doing the rice farm.
Tuk Tuk Pick Up
Cold Water, Towels
Snacks and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Individual esxpense: shopping, telephone, etc.
- Wonderful insight into rural Kampot
- Great place for family day out
- Experience the local life in Kampot
- Chance to try the traditional food
- Memorable trip
Tips for you
Butterfly Tours, a company run and owned by young Cambodians, is well established in Battambang and Siem Reap however they have only recently opened up a new office in Kampot. I booked the "Bike to the Back Road of Kampot" tour and was lucky enough to be the only person in the tour group. My guide Sovankun was really great - he answered all my questions and also shared some of his insights on the Cambodian way of life. We visited a few food stops including rice noodles, rice wine and Khmer egg rolls. The locals were very friendly especially the grandma from the egg roll stop!!! We also stopped by a local school and a few pagodas. If you're lucky you may also get to see an elephant!! It was a very adventurous and fun morning! Water and light snacks are included. If you come to Kampot and want to have a genuine cultural experience you can't afford to miss this wonderful tour!!