No Products in the Cart
Slowly making its way on to the tourist map, Battambang is a charming riverside town where travelers can experience authentic Cambodian lifestyle. Discover all that this sleepy town has to offer with our Battambang Escape- a journey of culture, nature and adventure!
Travel from Siem Reap through the lush Cambodian countryside to Battambang. Although it is the country’s second largest city, Battambang feels world’s away from the capital as it is exudes a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere. Upon arrival, check in to your chic colonial-style hotel, take a stroll through the town and enjoy a delicious welcome dinner.
Finally, you'll arrive in Phnom Penh where French colonial architecture shines through in fleeting glimpses as you drive along the wide boulevards of the capital city. Overlooking the Tonle River stands the grandiose Royal Palace, home to the country's royal family and the stunning Silver Pagoda. Next door is the city's National Museum which contains hundreds of relics and artifacts from ancient times.
Meet at Poi Pet, Thailand - Cambodia border. Clients will cross border and arrange visa formalities. Angkor T.K will send a tour guide to wait for you in front of the visa center. Drive to Sisophon and lunch at local restaurant. Then continue to Battambang province. Battambang is Cambodia's second-largest city which was founded in the 11th century. It is the former capital of Monton Khmer and lies in the heart of the Northwest of Cambodia. Until the war years, in which almost every infrastructure was destroyed, it was the leading rice-producing province of the country. Arrive Battambang transfer to hotel for check in. Dinner will be at the hotel.
Transfer by tuk tuk to the Bamboo Train station. The Bamboo train has been set up by the villagers to facilitate the transportation of goods and persons. The train is very basic, sitting on the platform you will travel 8 km to the next station through beautiful scenery and rice paddies. On arrival, visit the village and discover the daily life of the Cambodian people living in the countryside. Stop at a workshop specialized in wooden sculpture. Continue to the local NGO (non governmental organization) “La Maison de Coco” and to the city center with its beautiful houses dating from the colonial time. Lunch at local restaurant. Drive to Phnom Bannon Hill and climb the 337 steps to reach the Prasat Bannon temple dating 12th century and enjoy the breathtaking view over the surrounding plains. Overnight and dinner will be at the guest house.
Breakfast at hotel and depart from Battambang to Siem Reap by overland. Before arriving in Siem Reap, stop at National Silk Center in Puok. The farm is located on a 8 hectares site. You will discover the various stages involved in Silk production, from mulberry tree orchards, to silkworm breeding, the spinning mill and the weaving process. Lunch will be at a local restaurant and then transfer to hotel to check-in. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat ride on the Tonle Sap lake. This is the largest permanent fresh-water lake in South East Asia and flows into Tonle Sap River, joining the Mekong in Phnom Penh. We will see a fishermen's "floating village" with floating schools, floating police station, etc. It is same as a big village floating on the lake, and the "village" move from place to place following water levels and current. Dinner will be at a local restaurant & overnight in Siem Reap.
In the morning, visit to the ancient royal capital of Angkor Thom: Bayon Temple, where its giant stone faces have become one of the most recognizable images connected to classic Khmer art and architecture and the curious smiling faces has said to be the representation of King Jayavarman VII and continue to Baphuon temple, Phimeanakas temple, Terrace of Elephants and Leper king, Thommanon and Chausay Thevoda and drive to the local restaurant for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the 7th world heritage wonderful of Angkor Wat. a unique and stunning blend of spirituality and symmetry, an enduring example of man's devotion to his Gods. It is the largest and undoubtedly the most breath taking of the monuments of Angkor and it is widely believed that it is the largest religious structure in the world. Dinner will be at a local restaurant whilst watching a traditional Apsara dance show performance & overnight in Siem Reap.
In the morning, visit to Banteay Srei, the beautiful ‘Women’s Citadel’. Located 32 km from Siem Reap town, this was Cambodia's last major Khmer temple to be re-discovered, then move to visit the fabulous Ta Prohm Temple which is embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees. This temple looks just as it did when the first European explorer arrived. It is also the location of many scenes filmed for the blockbuster movie, tomb raider. Drive back to town for lunch. In the afternoon, explore the grand circle: Preah Khan temple, built by the King Jayavarman VII and, like Ta Prohm, a place of towered enclosures and shoulder-hugging corridors. Ta Som temple, East Me Bon , is a large temple-mountain-like ruin, rising three levels and crowned by five towers. Jayavarman IV, a usurper to the throne, moved the capital from Angkor to Kh Ke in 928AD. Sixteen years later Rajendravarman II returned the capital to Angkor and shortly thereafter constructed East Mebon on an island in the middle of the now dry Eastern Bary. The temple is dedicated to Shiva in honor of the king’s parents. And Pre Rup temple, built by Rajendravarman II in late 10th century. Architecturally and artistically superior temple-mountain. Beautiful carved false door on upper level, as well as an excellent view of the surrounding countryside. Dinner will be at a local restaurant & overnight in Siem Reap.
We drive to Kompong Thom Province. Along the way, you will enjoy the great view of the country side and you will cross an ancient bridge called “Spean Kompong Kdei ” it was built in the 13th century and it is 87 meters long. The balustrades are carved to look like the bodies of giant snakes. On each end it curves up like a giant multi headed cobra. And continue to the famous Sambor Prei Kuk, visit the ancient capital of Chenla with its 100 temples dating back to the Pre-Angkorian period. It is located 31 kilometer northeast of Kampong Thom. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. Then continue to Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital. En route, stop at Samnak Village, this village is famous for their skills in stone carvings. The craftsmen use rocks from Phnom Santuk’s foothills to craft intricate Buddha statues of all shapes and sizes. Arrive Phnom Penh in the afternoon and transfer to hotel for check in and have time to freshen up before dinner at a local restaurant.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day city tour includes Royal Place, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the Silver Pagoda, Raung Damrei Museum. The Palace building and Silver Pagoda are located with in the same walled ground. The Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles. The treasures include a solid gold Buddha encrusted and weighing 90 kilos and a small 17th century emerald and baccarat crystal Buddha. And then move to National Museum of Fine Arts, next to the Royal Palce was dedicated by king Sisowath in 1920. Over 5000 objects are on display including Angkorian era statues, lingas and other artifacts, most notabley the legentary statue of the “Leper King” Though the emphasis is on Angkorian artifacts, there is also a good collection of pieces from later periods, including a special exhibition pf post-Angkorian Buddha figures. Visit the Central Market, another landmark of the city of Phnom Penh. and then the Russian Market (Psah Tuol Thom Pong), a lively outdoor market where you will find antiquities, silver and gold jewelry, gems, silk, kramas, stone and wood carvings, as well as T-Shirts, CDs and other souvenirs. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. After lunch, continue to visit Toul Sleng Museum of Genocide and Cheung-Ek Killing Fields. In the late afternoon, take a boat cruise to see the sunset on the Mekong River. Dinner will be at a local restaurant & overnight in Phnom Penh.
Breakfast at hotel and free at leisure until time for your transfer to airport for your onward flight.
Note: (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
TOUR DURATION: 8 Days / 7 Nights
TOUR OPERATES: Year Round / On Demand
TOUR PRICE: Available upon Request
Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.
Our Services Include:
Our Services do not include:
Creating Unique Touring Experiences