Battambang to Siem Reap

Battambang is centered between Poipet (Border of Cambodia and Thailand), Phnom Penh and Siem Reap of tourist attractions. If you have traveled from Phnom Penh or Poipet to Battambang, you have not yet visited Angkor Wat, because you have a short time to depart from Cambodia via Poipet Pass to Thailand, you can take our service taxi trip from Battambang to Siem Reap in one day and return to Battambang or to Poipet.

What to expect

*After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive from Battambang to Siem Reap trip along National Road No,6. drive for two hours and we can stop on the way for a local lunch at Preh Neth Preah on the middle way between Battambang and Siem Reap trip for an hour.

*At noon, we will continue to spend half an hour. We will not stop in Siem Reap city and we can go straight to buy Angkor Wat tickets ( Entrance fee). so you can entrance to visit the temples.
Traveling to Angkor Wat, I would like to introduce you for this, only selecting the main temples, including:

*The temple of Ta Prohm, a large-scale temple complex or jungle temple and a Hollywood movie also play movie connect this temple ( it’s titled Tomb Raider). We will spend here only 40 minutes for visiting Taprohm temple and continue to visit Angkor Thom.

*Prasat Bayon is also considered a major temple that amazing with four faces which we will visit the temple after Ta Pram Temple. Bayon temple is located in the Angkor Thom area, with many temples such as Baphoun, Elephant & Liper King Terrace Phimeanakas temples, etc. and spent only 40 minutes here.

*At the time, we will visit Angkor Wat as a final visit to the Angkor site, and we spend one hour to visit Angkor Wat. We will leave the Angkor area by crossing Siem Reap by Pub Street, but we will not stop for a long time, we will leave the city to return to Battambang or return to Poipet.

Inclusions & exclusions

  • What’s included
  • Private tour
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Cool towels

What’s excluded

  • Insurance

Guides and languages

  • In-person: English
  • Audio: None
  • Written: None
  • In-person guide is not licensed or certified
  • In-person guide is also the driver

Price for transport

  • $150 by car ( Group: 3 to 4 people ), Drop-off Battambang .
  • $180 by car ( Group: 3 to 4 people ), Drop-off Poipet .

Walking Tour of City

Battambang walking tour…

Battambang city is Cambodia’s second largest city, and is known as the heart of Cambodia’s rice country – surrounded by a countryside of rice fields. Battambang is a peaceful and pleasant place to visit and relax. Battambang has historically been off the map for visitors, but roads and guesthouses have recently improved, making Battambang a great place to visit to learn about real Cambodian life. Highlights of the town include the many examples of French colonial architecture, and the Buddhist temples (Wat) that were built more than 300 years ago. The main parts of the city are situated close to the Sangkae River, a tranquil, small body of water that winds its way through Battambang Province and offers a pleasant, picturesque setting.

The greatest way to understand Battambang is by learning about the city’s culture, religion, and history through a walking tour with a local! The best time to walk around is in the late afternoon through the early evening, as temperatures cool. During our walking tour, we will visit a Buddhist temple – a sacred space for prayer in the Buddhist religion. From there, we will wall to many interesting sights to learn about the Cambodian way of life, including Provincial Hall and the Central Market (Phsar Nath Market).

TOUR ITINERARY

  • Wat Domrei Sor Pagoda (Buddhist Temple)
  • Provincial Hall
  • Naga for Peace Statute
  • Main Train Station
  • Ancient Buildings
  • Museum
  • Phsar Nath Market (Central Market)

Departure

  • We will pick you up at your hotel between 3:00 and 3:30 pm
  • We start the tour at 3:30 pm in the afternoon once the temperatures begin to cool, and tour the city by foot until 6:00 pm.
  • We finish at the Central Market (Phsar Nath Market), with a sample of some local foods.

Price

  • $5/pp

Duration

  • 3 hours

Included

  • Water and snacks
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Some entrance fees

Excluded

  • Personal expenses (pocket money)

Full Day Bike Tour

Full Day Bike Tour

This is a fun way to explore the countryside around southern Battambang. The full day bike tour is organized for cyclists of all skill level who want to see and learn about the local villages around the countryside with a local guide. This tour allows you to combine the joy of countryside cycling with discovering and learning about Khmer (Cambodian) culture and lifestyles. The full-day tour includes a visit of an ancient house, Buddhist temple, rice wine distillery, and small rural dried banana and rice paper factories. You will get face-to-face interactions with locals from the place you visit.

Highlight Tour

Bamboo Train

Despite being briefly closed in 2017, Battambang’s original Bamboo Train is back open! There is also a new Bamboo Train nearby. The Battambang Bamboo Train is a truly unique highlight to any visit to Battambang and cannot be missed!

Traditional Wooden House

This full day we will bike tour to Wat Kor village and visit an old traditional wooden house that was built in 1920 and is still well maintained. Walking around this ancient house is like walking back in time.

Buddhist Temple

Theravada Buddhism is the official religion in Cambodia , and is practiced by 95 percent of the population. We will visit a Buddhist Wat (temple) and pagoda (temple complex) and learn about the Khmer Buddhist tradition.

Fishing Village Exploration

Tonle Sap Lake is surrounded by five Cambodian provinces, stretching across the northwest section of the country. More than three million Cambodians reside around the bank of the lake, and 90% of them earn a living through fishing and lake-side agriculture, including rice and vegetables. During our visit to one such fishing village at Cham Place ( Islam Cambodia), you will learn from villagers about how to use a traditional Cambodian fishing net and get the chance to try to catch fish with the locals.

Cambodian Rice Whisky

Cambodian spirits have traditionally been made from rice. Along with enjoying rice spirits as a simple daily social pleasure, Khmer people drink rice spirit both ceremonially and for traditional medicine. Cambodian rice whiskey is fermented with herb, roots, and sometimes with poisonous animals like tarantula, cobra, and scorpion. During our visit, we will not only see how rice whiskey is made, but will have the chance to raise a glass together!

Rice Paper Making

Battambang rice paper is a uniquely local product. At our visit to the Rice Paper factory, you will observe how locals make rice paper is made, and get to join in on the action! You will also have a chance to taste delicious fresh and fried spring rolls made with the rice paper.

Dried Banana

We will cycle to visit a local family who makes dried banana chips, a well-known and delicious traditional snack in the village. You will learn how dried banana chips are made and get a chance to try your hand at thin-slicing a banana. You will have time to interact with locals and learn about their daily life and the local traditions of Cambodia from your local tour guide.

Price

  • USD$35/person.

Duration

  • 7 hours.
  • Begins at 8:30AM.
  • Distance about 40KM.

Meeting Point

  • We will pick you up from your hotel

 Included

  • One drink before or after the tour.
  • Friendly, English-speaking guide.
  • High quality imported mountain bike (Giant bike).
  • Helmet.
  • Ticket for Bamboo Train.
  • Snacks and food samples along the way.
  • Lunch in a local restaurant.

Excluded

  • Biking clothes and shoes
  • Personal expenses (pocket money)
  • Personal travel insurance

Half Day Bike Tour

This popular tour allows visitors to escape the Battambang city center to explore local villages by bicycle. On the tour, you will learn about the everyday life and livelihoods of Khmer (Cambodian) villagers for half day by bike tour. You will have the chance to observe locals making various products, and can sample many of the foods you learn about.  Join our half day bike tour to get a taste of rural Cambodia!

Highlight Tour

Rice Paper Making

Battambang rice paper is a uniquely local product. At our visit to the Rice Paper factory, you will observe how locals make rice paper is made, and get to join in on the action! You will also have a chance to taste delicious fresh and fried spring rolls made with the rice paper.

Dried Banana

We will then cycle to visit a local family who makes dried banana chips, a well-known and delicious traditional snack in the village. You will learn how dried banana chips are made and get a chance to try your hand at thin-slicing a banana. You will have time to interact with locals and learn about their daily life and the local traditions of Cambodia from your local tour guide.

Rice Wine Distillation

It is Khmer tradition to relax after work with friends and some delicious rice wine fermented with herbs and fruit. Battambang has its own special local rice wine recipe. During our visit to the rice wine distillery, your guide will show you how local rice wine is infused and processed by the local people.

Rice Noodle Making

Not all rice noodles are alike – Khmer rice noodle are distinct from rice noodles in neighboring countries! Khmer noodles are made from a unique rice grain with a special texture. It is commonly served in a cold soup made of Cambodian herbs and flavors, unlike anything else. At the rice noodle factory, you will learn about Cambodia’s special rice noodle tradition.

Bamboo Sticky Rice Cake

Our next stop is a local manufacturer of rice cakes which is made from bamboo sticky rice. You guide will explain the process of making the bamboo rice cake and you also have a chance to try it as well.

Thai Laiy Cake

Thai Laiy is a Khmer cake that made by local people in village with half day by tour. It’s made with rice flower, salt, sugar, coconut milk, and steam and cooked in a small cup, then topped with coconut shavings and yellow bean. You will learn how to make Thai Laiy during your guided visit.

Price

  • Adults $15/pp.
  • Children under 13 years old $10/pp.

Duration

  • 5 hours
  • Begin at 8 am
  • Distance about 20 km

Meeting point

  • We will pick you up from your hotel

 Included

  • One drink before or after the tour
  • Friendly, English-speaking guide
  • High-quality imported mountain bike (Giant bike)
  • Helmet
  • Snacks and food samples along the way

 Excluded

  • Biking clothes and shoes
  • Personal expenses (pocket money)
  • Personal travel insurance