Get to know the real Cambodia
To spend a day with a Cambodian family is an interesting opportunity to get to know the real Cambodia. This authentic travel experience guaranties fascinating discoveries - be it on an oxcart ride, while accompanying a fisherman or when preparing a traditional Khmer dish together with your hosts.
Together with Khmer families from all walks of life Mekong Adventures offers this unique travel experience which can be integrated into your itinerary instead of staying in a hotel in almost every corner of the Kingdom. The standard of ccommodation is typically very basic (often without electricity or only in the evenings), but offers everything travellers need.
Visit a traditional fishing family in a floating village
In the early afternoon our boat takes us to the floating fishing village on the Tonle Sap Lake. Our hosts take us on a boat tour around the village. We visit the floating market, the school, the pagoda and observe the goings-on on the water and in the houses, before we prepare and enjoy a delicious fish dinner together with our hosts.
After an early breakfast with our host family we join a fisherman on his way to the lake and learn more about his daily work as well as the unique eco-system of the Tonle Sap Lake. Around lunchtime we return to the village and continue by boat to the boat harbour.
Homestay on a typical farm
In the early afternoon we are welcomed by our host family in their village. We explore the area on a buffalo cart tour and enjoy the scenic countryside as we pass through picturesque villages, paddy fields and along mango groves and vegetable gardens. You may want to lend a hand with some of the farm work, for example with feeding the animals or planting rice. Before we return to our host family’s house we collect a number of ingredients for our dinner which we prepare together with the family. We get a true taste of rural life and experience Khmer hospitality as we enjoy the delicious food and interesting conversation.
After a good night’s sleep we visit the local pagoda and have the opportunity to have a conversation with the Buddhist monks. After breakfast with the family we observe the villagers as they weave baskets or produce other traditional handicrafts before we say goodbye to our host family.