Frequently asked questions
Am I a Triple A kind of guy/girl?
We often get the classic “I’m too old for this!” or the just-as-common “I’d love to do it but I’m traveling with kids”, or the odd “what if I don’t get along with other travelers during the trip?”. We say Nonsense! Anyone with an adventurous spirit will not only be warmly welcomed on our trip but will also thoroughly enjoy the journey. We’ve had 70-year-olds having a blast cycling around Bakong villages alongside with young backpackers. Consider Triple A as a big family where everyone comes with an open mind and a joyful spirit. Think about it for a second: people who are choosing to join our trip are very likely to be willing to share, discover and play with fellow travelers and locals altogether. As for children, our trips are fully suited for kids over 10 and we can provide children bicycles.
Responsible tourism is important to me. Will the local population benefit from the money I invest in your tour?
We’ve made sure that each trip we take benefit to the local population. It is very important to us and one of our company’s core principles. We always favor local community-owned businesses over the ones owned by corporations. You would probably be quite shocked if you knew the number of touristic sites in Cambodia owned by international corporations. Needless to say, the locals hardly get anything from tourism revenue when this is the case. This is why, for example, we chose to go to Kompong Kleang floating village: Not only are it is the most authentic in the Siem Reap province, but all the money we spend goes to the locals.
What’s up with food?
The food provided during our trips will mostly vary on the season and on what the locals decide to prepare. We agreed with them on the standards we expect in terms of quality and hygiene, and they so far never failed to meet our expectations. In most cases, our customers thoroughly enjoy the quality of the simple and delicious dishes they get to eat.
Do I need to be very fit?
Nope! None of our activities are very physical and everyone without a physical condition will be able to do them. In any case, if there’s something you don’t want to do, just say it and we’ll try to accommodate something else. Life’s easy, don’t worry!
How about the bicycle rides included in your trips? Are they very long?
Don’t worry, the point of riding bicycles here isn not to get you fit for the next Tour de France! It is rather to allow you to see a lot of the countryside while going at a more relaxed pace than in a car. We always stop a lot along the way to show you things and to let you take pictures. Anyone who knows how to ride is definitely able to come with us. Generally our rides are about 10km long and are 95% flat (true story!).
I don’t know how to ride! Can I still go on your trips?
Of course! If you don’t know how to ride a bicycle, just let us know! We’ll discuss of an alternative with you, and we’ll make sure that you have just as much fun as the others!
Should I bring anything in particular?
Just bring what you would normally bring for a trip through South East Asia. Don’t forget to bring a raincoat and a sweater during the rainy season. Oh, and strong mosquito repellent always comes handy. [/pane][pane title=”What footwear do I need?”]Although you can only come with flip flops, we do recommend getting some walking/trekking shoes or trainers, as it is always better to get your feet and ankles protected while in the jungle.
Will itineraries/activities vary depending on the season?
They will to an extent. As most of you are aware of, roads condition vary drastically with the seasons. For this reason, we might decide to change our routes in order to avoid getting stuck in a giant puddle. Besides, the boat ride are sometimes not possible during the dry season, as the water level gets too low (in which case we’ll let you know beforehand).
What about tips?
While our staff is paid with a fair salary, our customers are always welcome to tip if they are satisfied with the services provided and feel like they have the budget for it. In any case, nothing will ever be requested from you, and the good service we are willing to provide you with will remain the same in anyhow.