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Experience the Real Battambang

Full Day Tour

Departure time: 9 AM

Place to Pick up: From your Hotel or another arranged Venue

Duration : 9 to 10 hours

Tour highlights: This full day tour is the best way to see and participate in the interesting things around Battambang.  You will have some experiences such as seeing the real village life, traditional handicrafts, unique aspects of Cambodia, as well as the most popular tourism attractions and taste local lunch and food.

To make the tour become unique and get a more authentic experience, we will mix Bicycle and Tuk Tuk tour together in a day but if you do not like or fit with the bike, no worry we still can use Tuk Tuk!

In the morning we will do cycling to see local village life and countryside. In the afternoon we will see how the local people make different handicrafts and have our lunch which will be prepared by locals. In the early evening we will travel to Phnom Sompov mountain.

  • Tuk Tuk

  • Bike

  • Hat

  • Tour Guide

  • Lunch

  • Locally made snacks

  • Drinks & Water

  • Phnom Sompov Entrance Fee

  • Motorbike or Car up to Phnom Sompov mountain (Walk up if you prefer)

  • Free WiFi (Use it at our home place during Lunch time)

Morning: Bike Tour (9am to 12pm)

– Village Life

– Countryside

Afternoon: Tuk Tuk Tour (12pm to 3:30pm)

-Bamboo Train (optional)

-Making  Rice Paper

-Making Rice Wine

-Making a Khmer Scarf

-Making Dried Bananas

-Making Fish Paste

-Making Bamboo Sticky Rice

Lunch and Relax (2pm to 3:30pm)

Evening: Tuk Tuk Tour(4pm to 6pm)

-Phnom Sompov Mountain( Killing Cave and Bat Cave/flight)

Stop 1: Village Life

This is the best way to see the authentic and real Cambodia. You will have a unique experience of cycling to explore the real local life. I have been living here for my whole life so I am happy to show you the real way people live. It is a special village where we will enjoy the riding through the beautiful jungle and nature. So in this activity if you can not ride the bike don’t worry too much we can use Tuk Tuk –  just let us know before.

Stop 2: Countryside( Rice Season)

It is the best time to see the beautiful countryside. Battambang produces the largest and best rice in Cambodia. We will go to the rice fields so you can see a very nice countryside and I will provide you information all about the agriculture and rice economy. You can take pictures as much as you can. Please note that we can do this activity only during the rice season.

Stop 3: Making Rice Paper

Have you ever wondered how the rice paper for fresh spring rolls is made? We will visit a family rice paper business and witness how the skills that have passed down through the generations is used to make this delicate product, over a fire.

 

 

 

Stop 4: Making Rice Wine

We will visit a home-made distillery.  Rice wine is the traditional alcohol for local people. It is made using traditional methods from rice and yeast, being fermented for few days in clay jars before being distilled.

 

 

Stop 5: Khmer Scarf Making

Khmer scarves are made using large wooden manual looms. Watch the locals create the detailed patterns on scarves, weaving cotton threads together, quickly and with great skill.  Have a go at weaving yourself and get to wear a traditional Khmer scarf!

 

 

 

 

 

Stop 6: Making Dried Bananas

Watch the locals slice the bananas patiently into thin pieces and dry them under the sun. These delicious snacks are a result of a family business where everyone helps in the process before selling the products to locals.

 

 

Stop 7: Making Fish Paste (Prohok)

The fish paste market is where we see how Cambodians make this vital ingredient. Before the fermented paste is finally ready to be eaten, it has to be stored in large pots and preserved for many months. We will also see the locals drying other kinds of fish that come in interesting colors.

 

Stop 8: Making Bamboo Sticky Rice (Kro Lan)

This healthy and well-known snack, cooked in pieces of fresh bamboo, is enjoyed by local travelers and farmers. It is often seen for sale on road side stalls. You will see how it is cooked using natural ingredients such as raw sticky rice, black beans, coconut and sugar before being cooked over a charcoal fire for several hours. Taste this delicious smelling snack yourself, warm off the charcoal.

Stop 9: Lunch Time (2pm)

You will have the experience to eat our local food which my wife will kindly prepare for you. After lunch you can rest a little bit in hammock and use our free Wi-Fi here. (Please tell us before if you are vegetarian).

Stop 10: Phnom Sompov mountain

-Pagoda: On the middle way of the mountain you see one pagoda with the beautiful painting on its wall. It used to use as a prison during the Khmer Rough regime.

-Killing Cave:  Many people were killed during the Khmer Rouge regime. A large number were marched up to the top of the mountain and plunged to their death into this cave. It is a very enlightening and somber experience.

-MonkeysYou will see many monkeys jumping through the trees and playing on the ground.

-The beautiful views: At the top of the mountain you will see the beautiful panoramic landscape of the Battambang region and its extensive green rice paddies.

Stop 11: Bat Cave/Flight

When we arrive at the bottom of the mountain, it will be time to watch the bats take flight. It is incredible to watch the long and endless line of bats as they fly out from the cave. Every evening, millions of bats fly to Tonle Sap Lake to feed on mosquitoes and insects, before returning in the morning.  This is a crucial symbiotic relationship between rice farmers and bats.  Lastly, we might see the sunset and finally return to your hotel.

Half Day Tour

Departure time: 9 AM

Place to Pick up: From your Hotel or another arranged Venue

Duration: 4-5 hours

Tour highlights:

This tour is designed for anyone who had already done the Phnom Sompov (killing cave and bat cave ) of wants to just see the first half of our full day tour.

  • Tuk Tuk

  • Bike

  • Hat

  • Tour Guide

  • Lunch

  • Locally made snacks

  • Drinks & Water

  • Free WiFi (Use it at our home place during Lunch time)

Stop 1: Village Life

This is the best way to see the authentic and real Cambodia. You will have a unique experience of cycling to explore the real local life. I have been living here for my whole life so I am happy to show you the real way people live. It is a special village where we will enjoy the riding through the beautiful jungle and nature. So in this activity if you can not ride the bike don’t worry too much we can use Tuk Tuk –  just let us know before.

 

Stop 2: Countryside( Rice Season)

It is the best time to see the beautiful countryside. Battambang produces the largest and best rice in Cambodia. We will go to the rice fields so you can see a very nice countryside and I will provide you information all about the agriculture and rice economy. You can take pictures as much as you can. Please note that we can do this activity only during the rice season.

Stop 3: Making Rice Paper

Have you ever wondered how the rice paper for fresh spring rolls is made? We will visit a family rice paper business and witness how the skills that have passed down through the generations is used to make this delicate product, over a fire.

 

 

 

 

 

Stop 4: Making Rice Wine

We will visit a home-made distillery.  Rice wine is the traditional alcohol for local people. It is made using traditional methods from rice and yeast, being fermented for few days in clay jars before being distilled.

 

 

 

 

Stop 5: Khmer Scarf Making

Khmer scarves are made using large wooden manual looms. Watch the locals create the detailed patterns on scarves, weaving cotton threads together, quickly and with great skill.  Have a go at weaving yourself and get to wear a traditional Khmer scarf!

 

 

 

 

Stop 6: Making Dried Bananas

Watch the locals slice the bananas patiently into thin pieces and dry them under the sun. These delicious snacks are a result of a family business where everyone helps in the process before selling the products to locals.

Stop 7: Making Fish Paste (Prohok)

The fish paste market is where we see how Cambodians make this vital ingredient. Before the fermented paste is finally ready to be eaten, it has to be stored in large pots and preserved for many months. We will also see the locals drying other kinds of fish that come in interesting colors.

 

 

Stop 8: Making Bamboo Sticky Rice (Kro Lan)

This healthy and well-known snack, cooked in pieces of fresh bamboo, is enjoyed by local travelers and farmers. It is often seen for sale on road side stalls. You will see how it is cooked using natural ingredients such as raw sticky rice, black beans, coconut and sugar before being cooked over a charcoal fire for several hours. Taste this delicious smelling snack yourself, warm off the charcoal.

Stop 9: Lunch Time (2pm)

You will have the experience to eat our local food which my wife will kindly prepare for you. After lunch you can rest a little bit in hammock and use our free Wi-Fi here. (Please tell us before if you are vegetarian).

Optional: Bamboo Train
The Bamboo Train used to be a very useful transportation for local people. They used it to transport goods, animals, rice and people after the war was ended but now it’s become a famous and fun vehicle for tourists. You will spend to ride it around an hour to go and come back from Odambang village to Osrolau village. (additional $5 per person)

Or create your own custom tour!
You can create your own tour itinerary based on your interest and time availability.  Keep in mind that everything is possible. So you can ask us more information we are very happy to answer any questions you have.