Innovative Travel in Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos & Thailand with Travel Loops
Travel Loops is a locally operated travel agent, and we know the country, the people and life in rural areas. The founder of Travel loops grew up and went to high school in the countryside. From this experience he knows the culture, the needs and problems of rural people.
Travel Loops has developed projects to help and support local families and the community directly. With our home stay tour you will venture off the beaten path, and you will learn about rural life in Cambodia. You will have the opportunity to connect with the people and communities you will visit, and talk with people from the Khmer Rouge Era. Experience farm life, taste traditional meals, and experience a Cambodian bucket shower. Families are especially welcome on this tour!
Our home stay tours are in the rural area of Siem Reap which is surrounded by rice paddies. You will encounter cows, chickens, pigs and ducks. Most Cambodian families prefer to keep dogs as pets and they are free to run around. During your stay with a local family, you will have the chance to share with them their work in the fields and garden. See how they support their daily life, and see how the kids go to school and help the family.
The wet season is from June to Oct. and is the best time to visit the family. During this time they will be working in the rice fields, and you will have the chance of a real-life experience of working with them. Going to and from the fields by oxcart is a fun and unforgettable experience, especially for the kids.
From October to January is another good time when the rice fields turn to gold and the harvest begins. This is also the time to go fishing or look for frogs in the rain at night. It can be fun! It is also the best time for Cambodian teenagers to go on dates.
How is the food? Meals are cooked over a wood fire. The food is well cooked, and safe to eat, and water is bottled drinking water. There are also soft drinks and local rice wine (whisky).
Home stay in the village is quite safe as it is in the peaceful country side with many families in the village. As with most country people, they are welcoming and kind. Also the village leader will sure to take care of visitors who will be staying in the village, as they are there to support the inhabitants and help to develop the community.
Our home stay community is located in Chreas Village, Phuok district, Siem Reap (Angkor), Kingdom of Cambodia, and is approximately 17km from the center of town.
What to bring for your trip
- Light clothing
- Mosquito repellent
- Sun screen
- Sun glasses
- Torch (Flashlight)
- Soap and shampoo
- Small bag for day pack
- Spare batteries for your camera (there is no electric power in the home stay village)
Some Khmer language you should know: