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Motorbike tour for Angkor Wat

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Sterling, Virginia
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Motorbike tour for Angkor Wat

Hello All,

I wanted to hire a motorcycle to take me around the Angkor Wat/Thom complex as well as Banteay Srey. Can one hire a motorcycle once when arrives in Siem Reap for the next day with an early morning start through the guesthouse that I will be staying in? Or should one book from some travel agent on the street?

How much should I be paying for the whole day to have someone take me around on a motorcycle?

Does anyone have any names they can share with me whose services they have used?

Please let me know

thx

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1. Re: Motorbike tour for Angkor Wat

you mean a tuk tuk with driver taking you around? it's about $15/day for the small circle, maybe just a little more for the big circle. your guesthouse should be able to get you one.

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2. Re: Motorbike tour for Angkor Wat

No, you can have a motorbike or tuktuk though not every hotel will arrange a motorbike. I've used motorbikes a lot but the advantage of a tuktuk is you can relax on the way, check your guidebook, sort out your camera settings, that sort of stuff.

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3. Re: Motorbike tour for Angkor Wat

Your guesthouse can arrange a motodop for you, although they typically won't speak a lot of english and the house might be hesitant to release potential work from their own tuktuks, so if it seems the slightest bit challenging, just go down to Pub Street and ask around, you'll have the greatest chance of finding a mototaxi with a bit of English down there.

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4. Re: Motorbike tour for Angkor Wat

Hiring a moto guy is MUCH faster than a tuk-tuk and they can negotiate crappy roads much easier. They are about the same price (or a bit less) than hiring a tuk-tuk, moto is my usual mode of transport around Siem Reap. Have your hotel hire a guy for you.

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5. Re: Motorbike tour for Angkor Wat

Is it possible I can rent the bike and drive it myself? I do not wish to have a driver.

thank you-

lewes uk
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6. Re: Motorbike tour for Angkor Wat

Hi,

I don't think so, unless the rules were changed recently.

Cheers

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7. Re: Motorbike tour for Angkor Wat

The rules have changed, at least for one company, whose owners I am told are the police :)

Motogo, next to the ANZ bank.

http://moto-go-rental.com/About-us.html

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8. Re: Motorbike tour for Angkor Wat

PS bring a map of the area, including the temples as there are very few signs.

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9. Re: Motorbike tour for Angkor Wat

Before renting a motorbike in Siem Reap you may want to read this brief article phnompenhpost.com/siem-reap-insider/man-abou… Doesn't look like the law has changed:)

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10. Re: Motorbike tour for Angkor Wat

true on a technicality. The law hasn't changed, just the practicalities. A common occurrence here. Motobikes are being rented to tourists daily at Motogo. Much to the chagrin of every tuktuk driver in town. :) It might not last, as it is against the law. No one here knows how they are getting away with it. When asked "what do we do if I have an accident, since it's not legal for me to drive here?: they just say "call us and we will take care of it". Indeed a mobile phone with local sim card is required for hiring the bike, if you don't have one, they give you one.

It would perhaps be risky. I'm just giving the information as to availability, do as you see fit.

Another option would be khmer ways. You are on your own moto, but with a local escort on their own bike. For some reason, that's legal, maybe because their tours are outside city limits, because it's only illegal in Siem Reap, not everywhere else in Cambodia.