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Hanuman goes quad-biking

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Quad-biking outside Phnom Penh

Quad-biking outside Phnom Penh

Looking for something a bit different during your stay in Phnom Penh? Look no further than the quad-bike adventures that present guests with one of the more unusual options in the city, from a sunset tour to a village adventure to a two-day, overnight pagoda stay and trek. We’ve just got back to the office after a three and a half hour quad ride around the villages southwest of the city, starting out from the departure point in front of the Choeung Ek memorial site. And it was great fun. Fortunately most of the tracks and paths we used were fairly dry or else I would’ve looked like something resembling the ‘swamp monster’ though the word is that when it’s really wet the quads and the adventure steps up to another level. I was quite happy with just a small layer of dirt, not being a motorbike enthusiast in the slightest, whereas my colleague, Nick Ray, took to it like a duck to water. Whilst he was thrashing his 150cc automatic Chinese-made ATV Quad-bike, I was following a more sedate path, stopping to take photos and interact with the locals. At most of the villages, on cue, the younger children would run to the side of the track, waving wildly, shouting and jumping for joy as we passed by, which is guaranteed to increase anyone’s enjoyment of the adventure. For much of the trip we rode alongside the Prek Thnot River as it meandered its way through the rice fields and acts as the border between Phnom Penh and Kandal provinces. We stopped at a few pagodas, as well as a sugar-cane juice break and got to see exactly what most tourists miss if they stick to the tried and tested routes. It really is a great way to experience life in the countryside and to see the Cambodia we love, where the majority of the population still live a rural lifestyle existence. Do yourself a favour and checkout the quad-bikesĀ  in Phnom Penh for a different kind of adventure. Ask our Sales Team for an itinerary and quote.

Andy Brouwer