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Posted: 25 march 2014

Siem Reap

Good news! From today onwards our teachers and students are ready to guide you around the secrets of Seam Riep.

Why ?

You want to experience Seam Riep beyond the typical tourist attractions? Take time to learn about the real life and the secrets of Cambodia with local, knowledgeable and friendly guides. Explore authentic places and hear local stories, while supporting the community.

By taking our tours you are helping our older students and teachers earn extra income, practice their English and share the beauty of their country. The tours encourage teachers to stay with SOID, instead of looking for other jobs thereby creating stability for the children. While you get a unique opportunity to learn about local life in Cambodia. As our guest, you'll also have a chance to visit our school and see how donations are spent.

These tours are the first step to sustainable tourism! All profits go directly to the SOID project. Our aim is that in the future SOID will be self-sufficient and not dependent on donations.

What?

There are two tours showing Siem Reap highlights and surroundings.

Option 1: " Two Treasure eXperience"

This tour focuses on the two treasures that make Cambodia so unique: The temples of Angkor Wat and their ever smiling children. An English-speaking student or teacher will guide you around their village where you'll meet local families. The tour includes a visit to the SOID school to see first-hand how profits from our tours are spent. Afterwards you'll visit the UNESCO World Heritage site including the four main temples: Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, Bayan and Phrom Bahkeng.

  • Program:
  • 8h-8h30: Pick up
  • 8h30: Visit our village to experience local life
  • 9h30: Visit SOID school during playtime (not to disturb classes)
  • 10h30: Angkor Wat, minimum 2 hours visiting time when most tourists have left
  • 12h30: Lunch
  • 13h30: Ta Prohm, the famous 'Jungle Temple'
  • 15h: Bayan, the huge little brother of Angkor Wat
  • 17h: Phrom Bahkeng, stunning sunset views
  • 18-19h: Drop off (depending on sunset time)
  • * Our timetable is flexible where you can spend as much time at each site. However, school time (9h30) is fixed. We recommend being at Phrom Bahkeng around 17h for sunset.

Option 2: "Full Day For Children"

Siem Reap is much more than temples. On this tour we'll show you around different places of interest. This tour is full of variety!

  • Program:
  • 8h-8h30: Pick up
  • 8h30: Visit our village to experience local life
  • 9h30: Visit SOID school during playtime (not to disturb classes)
  • 10h: Wat Thmei: Killing Fields of Siem Reap
  • 11h: Guided tour of the Khmer Ceramics and Fine Arts Centre (local guide)
  • 12h: Lunch
  • 13h: Guided tour of Artisan d' Angkor (local guide)
  • 14h: Drive through the fabulous countryside in the direction of the Angkor Silk Farm
  • 15h: Guided tour of the Angkor Silk Farm (local guide)
  • 16h30: West Baray Lake where locals spend their free time and where you can enjoy a great sunset (depending on weather)
  • 18-19h: Drop off (depending on sunset time)
  • * Our timetable is flexible where you can spend as much time at each site. However, school time (9h30) is fixed. We recommend being at West Baray around 17h for sunset.
  • Note :

    Children are not attractions. We think it is important to show you the work locals and volunteers do to give these children a future. This is why we invite you to visit our school and to show you how donations and tour profits are spent. Please respect the work and children.

    Prices :

    • Two Treasure eXperience: 25$ for 1 Tuktuk to drive you around. Includes English-speaking student/teacher, pick up/drop off. Not included: entrance to temples
    • Full Day For Children: 25$ for 1 Tuktuk to drive you around. Includes English-speaking student/teacher, pick up/drop off.

    Reservations: (855) 16 655 123

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