Littleton, CO (PressExposure) June 05, 2009 -- PEPY Tours is thrilled to announce a brand new itinerary for Cambodia that will combine PEPYâs usual cycling adventure with a boat expedition across the largest lake in South East Asia, the Tonle Sap, including an overnight stay at a floating village.
Two versions of the Cambodia tour will be offered: a compact 7-day highlights tour (Bike & Boat Highlights) and an extended 12-day adventure traversing all the way to the capital of Phnom Penh by a mixture of bike and boat (Bike & Boat Odyssey).
âWe are always looking to support community based development programs here in Cambodia, and this option in the Tonle Sap is one we are really excited to introduce! The biking and boating combination is new to Cambodia and we are looking to attract those people who are seeking both an exciting adventure as well as a chance to learn more about Cambodia and its people,â says Daniela Papi, PEPY Tours Founder.
Both tours will commence with a bike and hike visit to the world-famous temples of Angkor, widely referred to as the 8th wonder of the world. While in Siem Reap, tour participants will have an opportunity to visit and learn about PEPYâs educational programs as well as the programs of partner non-profit organizations.
From there participants will embark on a voyage across the Tonle Sap to the Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary where they will have a chance to see rare bird species and floating villages with an overnight stop at community-based homestay.
The next morning the tours will split with the Highlights tour returning to Siem Reap while the Odyssey participants continue by boat to colonial Battambang to explore the city, its surrounding countryside, and mysterious caves.
After two days of exploring the area by bicycle participants will begin to cycle south to the capital of Cambodia - Phnom Penh - passing intimate villages, rural street markets, and scenic countryside of lime-green rice paddies, wandering water buffalo, and Cambodian signature red dust.
The Odyssey trip will conclude with a tour of Phnom Penh, visiting the Tuol Sleng Museum and the Killing Fields where participants will learn about the darker side of Cambodiaâs history.
âWe believe that learning should be experiential, so if we want to know what the realities of life in Cambodia are like, why not go out and experience it ourselves?â says Daniela Papi. PEPYâs trip leaders and local staff will offer additional insight into Cambodiaâs current culture, history, and issues facing the country today through articles, discussions with local authorities, and visits to non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
PEPY will begin offering these tours in the Fall of 2009. Feel free to learn more at http://www.pepytours.com