Day 1 : Siem Reap - Battambang
8h00 : Our tour guide and driver will meet you at your hotel, the trip will take you roughly 3.5 hours drive by overland with a stop at Preah Net Preah, a local stone carving village.
11h30 : Arrive in Battambang, check in your hotel. free time for lunch at a local restaurant.
13h00 : Start the afternoon tour by Remork (often called Tuk Tuk), to explore and experience through the lush country side.
The first stop you will visit Wat Ta Mem and learn more about Pagoda Life in Cambodia. Continue to the Bamboo Train Station located a short distance away and board the tiny train. This small engine powered train has a bamboo platform of 3 by 3 meters and can be considered the smallest passenger train in the world. The train can be completely dissembled to allow other transportation to pass on the single railway. Continue through Cambodia’s countryside and meet the friendly local people transporting anything from fresh market produce to motorbikes and construction materials on the way. Next visit is the brick factory, located at the end of the rail track and before continuing to Wat Balatt. Here the you can enjoy a local snack and travel through small villages to the Killing fields of Battambang. Learn more about the history of Battambang during the Khmer Rouge years.
Next village visit of Somrong Khnong and Doun Tiel, visit the local people who produce sticky rice, rice paper, knives and a fish farm. Visit people at their beautiful Khmer home. We back to Battambang then continue to see some old bridges which built during the French colony time on the way up to Phnom Banan. The hillside temple is located 25km south of Battambang and is like a smaller version of Angkor Wat. Built in the 10th century, its location is stunning. Enjoy the ride on the way and climb the stairs to the top for a beautiful view over the plains below.
Back to your hotel at about 19h00, free time to explore the town by yourseves
Day 2: Battambang - Siem Reap ( B)
Breakfast at your hotel, check out then Continue your trip by car
Today, you will travel to Banteay Chhmar. Meet the local people at the community and you will be introduced and explained about their jobs, involvement and activities they are doing to support the local people.
Before touring to the temple, you are invited to join some amazing experience, get a ride on the Ox cart around the area escorted by a local professional guide from the community.
Visit the temple and lunch at the local house within the community.
13h30 : Drive back to Siem Reap and Arrive at your hotel around 16h00. End of the tour