Private tour

Battambang: Temples & Bat Caves Tour with Bamboo Train Ride

Activity provider: Cambodia Voluntours

Battambang: Temples & Bat Caves Tour with Bamboo Train Ride

Activity provider: Cambodia Voluntours

From US$ 89 per person

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of Battambang with hotel transfers. See how to make Cambodian dishes, visit Wat Ek Phnom and Wat Banan temples, see the Phnom Sampeau caves, and take a bamboo train ride.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 15 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • You'll learn how the families make rice paper
  • Visit prahoc market (typical Cambodian fish paste)
  • Visit Wat Ek Phnom is a small, partially collapsed 11th-century temple
  • Experience the bamboo train ride
  • Wat Banan, a beautiful and serene Angkorian temple on a hilltop with great views
Full description
Start the tour at 8.00am at the your Hotel is the meeting point. The tour focuses on showing the "real" Cambodia how local families still make their living today. You'll learn how the families make rice paper, prahoc (typical Cambodian fish paste), grolan (sticky rice stuffed with bamboo), and other Cambodian treats. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and the Battambang area is known for its high quality rice and oranges. A stopover will be made at Wat Ek Phnom. Wat Ek Phnom is a small, partially collapsed 11th-century temple surrounded by the remains of a laterite wall and an ancient baray (reservoir). Above the east portal to the central temple is a lintel showing the churning of the Ocean of Milk. This is a very popular picnic and pilgrimage destination for Khmers, especially on local holidays, and especially for women trying to conceive. You will return to Battambang around 12:30pm. Ride the Bamboo Train, an original means of transport on the railroad tracks - 2 axles with wheels, covered with a bamboo mat with padding. If there is oncoming traffic, the vehicle is simply lifted off the rails and then used again. The Bamboo Train stops at a small settlement. The people are very friendly, the children surround you and laugh and enjoy the pictures on the cameras. Wat Banan, a beautiful and serene Angkorian temple on a hilltop with great views. Then visit the only vine plantation in Cambodia, located on the way between the Banan Mountains and Battambang. The wine produced here can be tasted directly at the winery or in some restaurants. In the area there are other fruit plantations such as oranges, bananas, dragon fruit and many vegetable plantations. Continue to Phnom Sampeau, which can be reached via 150 steps. This temple is a pilgrimage site for Cambodians. Here was a Khmer Rouge front line. In the mountain there is a so-called Killing Cave, in which the Khmer Rouge murdered critics of the regime. The rock also has a large bat cave.
Includes
  • Private English Speaking guide
  • Transportation by Tuk Tuk
  • Pick-up and Drop off from hotel
  • Local snacks
  • All admision fees
  • Cool drink water during tour
  • Accommodation
  • Other personal exspense
  • Other meals and beverage
  • Tips guide and driver
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 70 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Product ID: 430308