Best Of Battambang Day Trip From Siem Reap

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 2 Days
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  • Departure Time :
    Departure at 7 am from Siem Reap Pick up from your hotel at 6:30 am
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    • Small Group Tour, departs at 7:30 am, so pickup is variable between 7 to 7:30 am. So please be ready from 7 until pickup.
    • Private tour, we pick up from your .. read more
  • Return Details :
    • Siem Reap town/Phnom Penh Capital • Requested drop off point within city center
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Getting away as a small group or private day tour from Siem Reap to Battambang (3 hours each way), it is a provincial capital of Battambang province which is the second biggest town of Cambodia. However it still has a very local, untouristed, provincial atmosphere. You will stroll around the city to visit:
- Ek Phnom Phnom Temple from Angkorian Era
- Rice Paper Local Factory
- Psa Nat, the local market
- Theold colonial buildings of theGovernors residence
- Experience the famous bamboo train ride will bring you through countryside and local villages
- Phnom Sompov (Sompov Mountain), sit back and relax to watch millions of bats leave the cave during the beautiful sunset.

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Day 1 Siem Reap / Phnom Penh to Battambang by public bus
Pickup at 7 am from your hotel and then transfer to bus station in Siem Reap or Phnom Penh. The bus to Battamang takes about 4-5 hours. At arrival in Battambang and after check in at the hotel, we will go for lunch at the local restaurant on your own account.
Battambang is the provincial capital of Battambang province and is the second biggest town of Cambodia. However it still has a very local, untouristed, provincial atmosphere. In the afternoon, we will stroll around the city to see theold colonial buildings, such as theGovernors residence, the smallmuseumwhich hosts some interesting pieces such as some carved lintels coming from the surrounding temples and some stone or wooden Buddha statues andWat Kampheng, a colorful temple in a peaceful garden. Then, we will drive 11 km along the Sang Ker River to Wat Ek Phnomtemple (built by Suryavarman I in the 11th century). Then we take you back to your hotel after tour.

Day 2 Battambang to Siem Reap by overland
Breakfast at the hotel, then we will drive 18 km to toPhnom Bannonhill and climb the 337 steps to reach the top (20 minutes climbing). There, we will visit the 12th century's Prasat Bannon temple and enjoy another outstanding view over the surrounding plains. We will continue to the natural cave located down the hill. After a 15 minutes walk through banana plantations and forest, we will get the cave of the holy water. The "Kouhea Preah Toeuk" still hosts some Buddha statues brought by locals in this immense natural room. A real life experience on thebamboo trainwill bring us back to Battambang where we will have some time to relax and having lunch (own account) before taking a private local taxi back to Siem Reap and taking a share taxi/public bus back to Phnom Penh.


An experienced English-speaking guide through out the trip

Private AC car or minivan from start to end

Bamboo train ride

All entrance fees and tickets are included

Cold bottled water during tours

Hotel pickup and drop off

Entry/Admission - Ek Phnom

Entry/Admission - Battambang Bat Caves


Travel insurances

Breakfast, lunch, dinner & soft drinks, beers

Tipping/gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Seats are assigned on departure day and will not be known in advance of the travel date

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Traveler Reviews

  • 24-Aug-2022

    This was a wonderful tour - highly recommend. Chanthorn was my most excellent tour guide - and his knowledge of the area and of the history of the area and of the country was invaluable. We ended the visit with a trip to the pagoda on Sompov mountain, the killing caves from the Khmer Rouge period, and nearby is also where we saw the bats emerge from the cave at sunset. I highly recommend this day trip, and Chanthorn as a guide.

  • 27-Mar-2019

    We just completed a two day trip with Van Long, an excellent enthusiastic guide who spoke perfect English. He was great company on the bus trip from Siem Reap and was very knowledgeable about Battambang. He was flexible in the itinerary and very helpful. It would have been good to have a cold box with water and cold towels as it was very hot on the Tuk Tuk! The highlight of the trip was the Bamboo Train!