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Traditional Livelihoods

Created with Sketch. Battambang, Cambodia
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6 people

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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.


  • Rice paper
  • Bananas for bananas
  • Rice wine
  • Rice fields
  • Fish paste market
  • Bamboo rice cake


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Stop 1: Rice Paper

Donteay 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! On 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 rice paddy. Time for taking photos with the green scenery. Then have a short lesson from our tour guide explain you the rice in Cambodia and how do 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!


  • 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
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expense

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Battambang, Cambodia


Where to start a tour?
We start our tour at Butterfly Tours'office in Battambang. We have two sessions: morning: 7:40 to 12:00 PM and afternoon: 1:40 PM to 5:00 PM. Our tuk-tuk will pick up you from the hotel at 7:40 AM and 1:40 PM.
How can I pay for the tour?
You have two choices: (1) book online with us and deposit 30% and pay the rest at our office or pay 100% through our booking platform. (2) if you contact a local agency, you can either pay at the agency or pay directly at Butterfly Tours' office.
Do you offer tour for family with children?
We offer private tour for family. Parents must come along with kid(s). Children from 7 to 17 years old (discount 20%) and infant from 0-6 years old (discount 40%).
Why tour's price is different from the brochure?
We would like to apologize for different pricing on each tour. On the brochure design, we didn't include (VAT-10%) therefore, the price on the website is different according to the increase of 10% on each tour.
How do you contribute the tour's income to the local community?
Our company's philosophy to help the local economy by taking tourist to see their day-to-day living. Yet, while disturbing time as some tourists might take part in experiencing those activities, so we have decided to give them a small compensation which is included in the tour's price.
Cancellation 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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