Phnom Penh -
Battambang tour 3 days
Battambang is home of Khmer culture and also home of the best-preserved
colonial architecture in the country and some of the most hospitable Khmers
you expect to meet and also is a relaxed and
laid back town sitting on the banks of the Sangkar River just to the
south west of the Tonle Sap lake, and is in the heart of Cambodia’s ‘rice
bowl’. Battambang is primarily a farmer and trader town and makes a
refreshing change from the tourist town of Siem Reap as it still has a very
local, untouristed, provincial atmosphere.
Phnom Penh | Battambang | Wat Slaket | Wat Ek Phnom | Sangkar
river | Siem Reap
Itinerary in brief:
Day 1: Phnom Penh - Battambang
Day 2: Visit Battambang
Day 3: Battambang - Siem Reap | Boat
Itinerary in details:
Day 1: Phnom Penh – Battambang (L,D)
Pick up at your hotel in Phnom Penh and depart for Battambang by overland
transfer (290 km. 4-5 hours drive). Stop at the Silversmith village, see the
pottery manufactories in Kompong Chhnang and visit also a fish market. Lunch
at local restaurant along the way.
Arrive in Battambang, and check-in at the hotel. Walk through the town to
discover its beautiful colonial architecture. Dinner at local restaurant.
O/N in Battambang.
Day 2: Battambang (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive along the picturesque Sangkar River to Wat Slaket
Pagoda, the residence of the provincial Buddhist patriarch Continue to visit
Wat Ek Phnom. Visit a market where Prahoc, the Cambodian fish paste, is
made. Lunch at local restaurant.
Visit the Provincial Museum (closed on Saturdays / Sundays) and the local
market. Drive to Phnom Banon, with its five sandstone towers on top of a
hill and enjoy a magnificent view of the surrounding plains until sunset.
Dinner at local restaurant.
O/N in Battambang.
Day 3: Battambang - Siem Reap (by boat) (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel. Travel by boat to Siem Reap along the Sangkar River;
enjoy unspoiled landscapes and traditional daily-life scenes. Stop at Cheur
Khmao Pagoda, “Black Wood Pagoda”, in Bak Prier floating village and cross
the Biosphere Reserve and the floating villages of Prek Tuol
Picnic lunch on board. Continue by boat across the Tonle Sap lake to
Chhoeung Kneas floating village. Arrive at Siem Reap port and transfer to
Siem Reap town.
Note: Best period of the year to do this tour is from August
to February. In the remaining months the water level of the river will be
too low, which will extend the navigation time or even make the tour
Transfers and tours with
local English or French speaking guide.
Accommodation in shared
twin rooms at indicated hotels or similar,
Meals as specified in the
program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner),
Service charges, room tax
and baggage handling.