Angkor Wat and Colonial Battambang

Phnm Penh, Siem Reap, Battambang

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Overview

Experience a 8 day package with the astounding temples of Angkor are a monumental experience, a sight to witness at least once in your life. On this short journey, enter via the lesser used eastern gate and watch the sun coming up over the majestic temples. Further afield, uncover the ruins of tree covered Ta Prohm and imposing Bayon, as well as the highlights of Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. In Battambang, take a stroll along the banks of the Sangker River to admire some of the best colonial architecture in Cambodia.

Itinerary Summary

By Day Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Phnompenh Arrival
Day 2 Phnom Penh City Tour Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Phnom Penh - Battambang 290KM, 4HRS Breakfast
Day 4 Battambang - Siem Reap Breakfast
Day 5 Siem Reap - Angkor Tour Breakfast
Day 6 Siem Reap - Walking Tour - Floating Community Breakfast
Day 7 Siem Reap Departure Breakfast

Full itinerary

Day 1

Phnompenh Arrival

On arrival in Phnom Penh, transfer to your hotel to check in. 

Meals:

Day 2

Phnom Penh City Tour

Set out on a city tour to visit the Royal Place built in 1866 by King Norodom; Silver Pagoda, visit Tuol Sleng Museum, a reminder of the Khmer Rouge regime. Visit the peaceful stretch of green fields of Cheung Ek may not indicate what kinds of horrors have taken place there. Cheung Ek was made famous by the movie “The Killing Fields”. 

Continue to visit the Russian market and end the trip with a visit of the Wat Phnom Temple, Phnom Penh’s namesake, from where you can enjoy views over the tree-lined avenues of Phnom Penh during sunset.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Phnom Penh - Battambang 290KM, 4HRS

Have nearly five hour drive to Battambang. Leave the hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh behind as you head north to Kampong Luong which is a silversmith village. Observe silversmiths creating ornate and fashionable silver objects. Learn how the community makes pottery in the traditional way and observe how sugar is collected from the sugar palm trees.

Transfer onwards to Battambang and check into your hotel upon arrival late afternoon. Lunch is at the hotel (own account). 

Enjoy bamboo train ride viewing the real countryside landscape and observe the daily activities of the indigenous people. 

End of the day with a visit to Phnom Sampeau

Tonight you are recommended to visit Lotus Bar and Gallery or Bric-a-Brac for a glass of wine following by the dinner at Jaan Bai restaurant (own account). The menu was created by a Michelin Star chef who resides in Bangkok, Thailand.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4

Battambang - Siem Reap 170KM, 3HRS

Spend your day exploring the countryside around Battambang opt on a bicycle visiting Cambodian families who produce traditional products (such as fermented fish paste, rice paper, dried bananas, bamboo sticky rice, and rice wine), made in the same way they have been for generations. You will learn first-hand about everyday life in rural communities which make up over 70% of Cambodia’s population. 

Continue after lunch with a transfer to Siem Reap, located about 2.5 hour drive away. 

 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5

Siem Reap - Angkor Tour

Morning, visit the picturesque Ta Prohm, continue to visit the intricately carved Khmer ruins at Angkor Wat - one of the world’s most impressive ruins.  The temple still owns fine Apsara carvings in Angkorian era art. 

Afternoon, explore the mysterious Royal city Angkor Thom & Bayon. Its 54-tower temple is an awesome sight. Further, visit the surroundings of the complex including the Baphuon, Elephant Terrace, Lepper King Terrace and Royal Place area. 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6

Siem Reap - Walking Tour - Floating Community

Morning transfer out of the Siem Reap town to a beautiful village in the countryside, you will start to walk through the village houses, witnessing very nice and different activities from the locals for their daily life. 

Enjoy a view of this wonderful area and interact with very kindly people in the village. Leisurely walk through the rice paddies and see how this family doing daily work such as making rice wine, handicraft works 

Next, hop in your van for driving onward to the next destination, a floating community, arrive at the quay for embarking on a motorized boat to visit floating houses village offering an incredible natural phenomenon of making their lives from the lake in a respectful and meaningful way.  (Note***floating community is recommended from September to February)

At your choice, Kayaking is available on request on Tonle Sap Lake at additional cost.

 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7

Siem Reap Departure

Free at leisure until transfer airport for flight back home/next destination

Meals: Breakfast

Trip Notes

Inclusions

  • Private tour with local English Speaking Guide 
  • All transfers and land tour with A/C vehicle 
  • All entrance fees as per program 
  • Boat ride as per program 
  • Cold water and towel during the tour 
  • Local bike with helmet
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast 

Exclusions

  • Visa
  • international or Domestic flights
  • Tips and anything not mentioned in the itinerary

Accommodation

Destinations 3 star 4 star 5 star
Siem Reap

Sokha Roth Hotel

Saem Siem Reap Hotel

Sokha Angkor Resort

Phnom Penh

Le Mont Hotel

Hamorny Hotel

Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel

Battambang

Classy hotel

Battambang Resort

Battambang Resort

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