Following the recommendation of our daughter who has been on 2 Hidden Cambodia Dirt Bike Tours, my husband and I went on a 1 night /2 day tour to the border of Cambodia and Thailand to visit the temple Prasat Preah Vihear. The trip was organised by email before our arrival in Cambodia and then we met with Paul, the owner of Hidden Cambodia, a couple of days before heading off for our adventure finalise details. Everything was taken care of including my request to be in a 4 wheel drive rather than on the Kawasaki 250cc bike due to my complete lack of experience with bike riding! Although braver souls can apparently be taught the skills of tearing along red dirt roads in remote parts of Cambodia on these 2 wheeled unsteady looking things.
My husband set off with Mr Slim, an experienced and passionate dirt bike rider and thanks to Vannrith my accommodating driver where possible I was not far behind in the 4 wheel drive with the camera at the ready. It was a wonderful trip, seeing the countryside, stopping at places along the way for coffee or food and certainly gave us the chance to see a different side of Cambodia. The temples were as interesting as those around Siem Reap and with far less people - in fact none others at some! Mr Slim and Vannrith were informative guides and good company as well. I can highly recommend Hidden Cambodia if you are interested in getting off the beaten track, and if not they also do tours closer to Siem Reap.