3-Day Battambang Cultural Adventure: Phnom Penh to Siem Reap Escape

Explore the historical charm and scenic beauty of Cambodia's countryside.

Embark on a captivating 3-day Battambang Cultural Adventure, an enchanting journey that seamlessly blends the historical charm of Cambodia with the scenic beauty of Battambang. Immerse yourself in the authentic local life, exploring renowned sites like Kampong Chhnang, Kompong Luong Floating Village (Kampong Luong), and the captivating Phare Circus. Engage in a half-day biking adventure, discovering the rural countryside’s hidden gems and traditional Cambodian industries. From the iconic Prasat Banan Temple to the thrilling Bamboo Train, each day promises new adventures. Conclude your cultural odyssey with an engaging Khmer Ceramics class in Siem Reap, creating unique masterpieces and taking home cherished Ceramics Souvenirs. This tour is your gateway to the rich cultural tapestry of Cambodia, offering a delightful blend of history, community impact, and unforgettable experiences in Battambang.

Bamboo Train, Battambang adventure, Cambodia

Tour Details

Country

Cambodia

Price

From $475 (USD)

Duration

3 Days

Difficulty

Easy

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the authentic lifestyle of local communities on Tonle Sap Lake in Kampong Luong Floating Village.
  • Explore the charm of rural Battambang on a half-day biking adventure, connecting with the local
  • Experience the thrill of the Battambang Bamboo Train, a unique ride in Cambodia
  • Experience the potter's wheel, crafting unique masterpieces with fresh clay, and contribute to the local community.
Kampong Luong Floating Village, Cambodia
Day 1

Phnom Penh to Battambang

Depart from Phnom Penh to Kampong Chhnang, renowned for its red pottery and floating villages. Drive another hour to Kompong Luong Floating village in Krakor, offering an authentic glimpse of local life on Tonle Sap Lake. Explore the lake's ecosystem on a local boat, immersing yourself in a less-crowded experience, untouched by foreign tourists. Continue for 2.5 hours to Battambang, enjoy the scenic countryside and well-preserved colonial architecture. Check in at a hotel committed to responsible practices. In the evening, experience the captivating Phare Circus, a blend of traditional and modern performing arts depicting Cambodian lives and society (subject to availability). Phare collaborates with disadvantaged youth, offering access to circus, theatre, dance, and music through a four-year professional program. After the performance, return to your hotel in Battambang.
Battambang Adventure, Cambodia
Day 2

Battambang Explore

Morning: Embark on a captivating half-day biking adventure (approx. 20-25km) in rural Battambang. Begin with a tuk-tuk ride to Kinyei Café for bike fitting. Cycle through shaded roads, connecting with local families and discovering traditional Cambodian industries. Savor water, snacks, seasonal fruit, and coconut along the way.

Afternoon: Drive approx. 20km to Phnom Banan, ascending 358 steps to the 12th-century Prasat Banan Temple. Revel in panoramic views of plains adorned with sugar palm trees. Experience the thrill of the Battambang Bamboo Train, a unique ride on an improvised rail vehicle known as norry. Return to town and leisurely stroll through Wat Kor cultural village, showcasing old wooden houses from the early 20th century. Conclude your day by returning to your hotel in Battambang.

Khmer Ceramics Centre, Siem Reap
Day 3

Battambang to Siem Reap

Embark on a scenic 2.5-hour drive from Battambang to Siem Reap, the gateway to the renowned Angkor Wat. En route, explore the National Silk Centre in Puok District, gaining insights into silk creation, mulberry cultivation, and the intricate processes involved. Immerse yourself in the ancient art of Khmer Ceramics with an engaging afternoon class upon arrival in Siem Reap. Discover the historical significance of ceramic and brickwork in Cambodian temples with a hands-on experience at Khmer Ceramics and Fine Arts Centre, an NGO supporting people with disabilities. Try your hand at the potter's wheel, creating unique masterpieces with fresh clay. Add your creative touch to a fired ceramics piece and take home a Ceramics Souvenir. The join-in class provides a fun, informal insight into Siem Reap and Khmer Ceramics' community impact. Conclude your day with a transfer to your Siem Reap hotel around 18:00.
N/A Breakfast

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3-Day Battambang Cultural Adventure: Phnom Penh to Siem Reap Escape

from

$475 (USD)

3 Days

Includes

  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle for transfer
  • Bicycle rental and helmet for cycling tour
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Drinking water during tour
  • All sightseeing entrance fee where required in the itinerary
  • Accommodation in twin/double shared room in hotel with daily breakfast

Excludes

  • Flight tickets
  • Visas where require
  • Travel Insurance. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance from home.
  • Personal expenditure (telephone, laundry, shopping and so on…)
  • Tips for guide, driver, porters, etc.
  • Beverage and alcoholic drinks.
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned on itinerary and trip inclusive portion.

More Information

  • Please dress modestly when visiting wats and temples. Shoulders, chest and legs should be covered.
  • Clients are advised not to schedule the final day, which includes the Ceramic class, on their departure day from Cambodia, as the completed pieces will be ready the following day at 17:00. The collection of finished items is at the clients’ discretion.
  • Varied Prices Based on Group Size, Travel Dates & Hotel Options (Our tour can be tailor-made based on your interests and travel requirements.)
  • There is surcharge for travelling on Lunar New Year, Christmas, regional New Year, Tet and other public holidays throughout the region please check with your consultant for date confirmation.
  • Flight times and the daily order of sightseeing are subject to change.
  • Transfer times are approximate and subject to local conditions at the time of travel.
  • All cycling and trekking/walking distances displayed are approximate and subject to the guests’ ability and availability of the route, the guide will use his discretion to ensure safety and comfort for all participants.
  • Singles Joining – If you are joining a trip as a solo traveler please add the single supplement to the trip price. If you are willing to share a room please let us know and we will do our best to find someone for you to share with, we will inform you before finalizing the final payment of the trip.
  • Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed in the proposal, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes made as a result of climatic conditions, alterations to flight schedules or other operational factors.

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