Battambang and Banteay Chhmar Discovery 4 Days

Code:        CBD04 - A

Routes:     Phom Penh - Battambang

Duration:  4 Days/ 3 Nights

Trip Itinerary

At 8:00 AM, we leave Phnom Penh behind and travel to Battambang. We will stop at Kompong Luong, a silversmith village, where you can see silversmiths designing silver objects. Continue your trip to the small riverside town of Kompong Chhnang which is famous for its pottery. As you pass through Pursat you see many large stone carvings in differing stages of completion. On arrival in Battambang, check-in to your accommodation before having dinner at a local restaurant.


Overnight at Classy Hotel & Spa.


Inclusion: Transfer, guide, breakfast, entrance fee, dinner, hotel.

This morning at 8:00 AM you visit the striking hilltop pagoda of Phnom Sampeau. This massive limestone outcrop is dissected by a number of caves. After lunch, you will drive to the village of Ksach Puoy on the banks of the Sangker River. Learn more about traditional agriculture and taste juicy oranges, sweet pineapples, and many other fruits. Not far from Ksach Puoy is Cambodia’s first vineyard, an option for you to visit. A few kilometres further South you arrive at the well preserved 11th-century mountaintop Angkorian temple of Phnom Banan. After climbing the 350+ steps you are treated to a peaceful setting with superb views across the surrounding countryside. The last and probably most memorable stop of today is the bamboo train station. Your bamboo train adventure takes about an hour and you will travel 7 kilometres (4 miles) in total.


Inclusion: Transfer, guide,  entrance fee, breakfast, lunch, bamboo train.

After breakfast at 7:30 AM, you will visit Battambang Museum before heading 120 kilometres north (2-3 hours), to the province of Banteay Meanchey. There, you explore the ancient temple of Banteay Chhmar (Fortress of the Cat or Narrow Fortress), a large temple that is rarely visited by tourists due to its remoteness.


On arrival the local community welcomes you and you can enjoy a traditionally prepared Khmer lunch. Afterwards, you get introduced to your host family, where you will spend the night. After freshening-up, a local guide leads you to Banteay Chhmar temple to enjoy the sunset. A local Khmer dinner will be served in the grounds of the temple by torchlight – a unique experience! Enjoy dinner together with the local is the perfect opportunity to discuss village life in Cambodia. Stay overnight at local homestay.


Inclusion: Transfer, guide, all meals, entrance fees, homestay, permit.

Awake to delightful views of rural Cambodia and rice paddies. After breakfast, there is an opportunity to learn more about the typical village life as you experience an ox-cart ride, visit the rice fields, drop-in on the village bee-keeper, etc. Have a picnic lunch while overlooking a large lake where you can spot various birdlife and head off towards Siem Reap. On the way, you stop at Banteay Top, another wonderful and remote ancient temple.


Close to Siem Reap you reach the village of Puok which is home to the Artisans d’Angkor Silk Farm. Witness the entire silk production process. On arrival in Siem Reap you get dropped off at your hotel around 12:00 AM. The tour ends.


Inclusion: Transfer, guide, breakfast, lunch.