Battambang’s Countryside Tour- Traditional Livelihoods

Tour listed by Butterfly Tours
About this tour

One of our most popular half-day bicycle tours, Traditional Livelihoods is the perfect way to experience Battambang’s countryside. Cycle from place to place learning about the livelihoods of our local community, and enjoy the relaxing pace of village life.


Stop 1: Rice Paper village

Dontae Village is nestled in the northern region of Battambang, roughly seven kilometers from the city. This village is well known for its unique hand-made products, including its production of rice paper—a fundamental ingredient in Asian cuisine!

Stop 2: Bananas for Bananas!

For our second stop, we will visit a veteran villager who has been involved in the dried banana trade for over 20 years! Learn more about this local agricultural activity and the ways it has continuously supported many families of the village.

Stop 3: Rice Wine

Time for a drink! At our next stop, we will take you to visit a local producer of rice wine. Learn more about the process involved in this local trade, and sample a taste of the sweet and smooth rice wine!

Stop 4: Rice Fields

After some rice wine, we hope you are still peddling steadily at this point! We will next take you to visit the rice paddy. Time for taking photos with the green scenery. Then have our tour guide explain to you about the rice in Cambodia and how we grow it.

Stop 5: Fish Paste Market

Up next, we will bike to the fish paste market—the largest market in Battambang. See and learn more about Cambodian fishery and the local livelihood this industry supports. Be warned though: The smell of fish paste might be a little off-putting at first, but not to worry, we won’t linger for too long!

Stop 6: Bamboo Rice Cakes

We wind down our tour with a visit to the makers of bamboo rice cakes. Find out more about the processes involved in the making of this special countryside delicacy. As you head back to the city, enjoy the unspoiled views of the beautiful Battambang countryside!

Meeting or Pickup Location: Free pick up from in Battambang town
Average Tour duration (minimum booking): 4 Hours
Transportation provided, if any: Yes
What is included in the Tour, Activity or Experience: Hotel pick up and drop off, Senior Local guides, Local bike, helmet, and a full set of first aid kits, Snacks and drinking water, Cold towel after your ride
What is NOT included in the Tour, Activity or Experience: Travel insurance, Personal expense
Tour Category:
Water Activities
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Local Shopping
Local Food Tours
Wine Tours
Local Art Classes
Local Cooking Classes
Shows & Concerts
Cultural Tours
Adventure Tours
Aerial Experiences
Healing Experiences
Amusement Parks
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RV Rentals
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Ideal for:
Wheelchair Accessible
Local cash needed, if any: We are happy to accept our own currency Riel.
Is the Tour or Experience Customizable: Unable
Cancellation Policy (if different from TourPeer default Policy): - Prior to the start of your tour, your booking must be confirmed by Butterfly Tours - If you have booked our tour through a travel agent, hotel, guesthouse, or any of our partners, please bring the receipt of your payment to our office on the day of your tour - If you are incapable of riding your bike or choose to quit halfway through the tour, your tour payment will not be refunded - If you cannot continue riding for the full length of tour and you decide to return, you will have to cover the cost of your transportation fee - If cancellation is made more than 5 days before the date of departure, we will fully refund your deposit - If cancellation is made less than 2 to 4 days before the date of departure, we will refund 50% of your deposit. - If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the date of departure, you will not be entitled to a refund - Turning up late at the start of your tour for whatever reason is considered a late cancellation. You will not be entitled to a refund. - No refund will be made should you voluntarily leave the tour early for any reason, including not being of adequate ability to ride a bicycle during the tour
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