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Siem Reap

2 Days-Taste of Battambang and Bamboo train from Siem Reap or Phnom Penh

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    What to Expect
    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 the old colonial buildings, such as the Governor’s residence, the small museum which hosts some interesting pieces such as some carved lintels coming from the surrounding temples and some stone or wooden Buddha statues and Wat Kampheng, a colorful temple in a peaceful garden. Then, we will drive 11 km along the Sang Ker River to Wat Ek Phnom temple (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  to Phnom Bannon hill 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 the bamboo train will 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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    • Siem Reap city
    Departure Time
    • Departure at 7 am from Siem Reap
    • Pick up from your hotel at 6:30 am
    2 days
    Return Details
    • Siem Reap town/Phnom Penh Capital
    • Requested drop off point within city center
    • Public bus from Siem Reap/Phnom Penh to Battambang
    • 1 night hotel in Battambang (2 star hotel, Khemara Battambang I hotel or similar)
    • An experienced English-speaking guide through out the trip
    • Bamboo train ride
    • Private taxi from Battambang to Siem Reap or shared taxi/public bus to Phnom Penh
    • 1 breakfast at your hotel
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Breakfast
    • Travel insurances
    • Foods & drinks unless specified
    • Expenditure of a personal nature
    • Tipping/gratuities (recommended)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    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
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    Response from Footprints773772, Guest Relations Manager at 2 Days-Taste of Battambang and Bamboo train from Siem Reap or Phnom Penh
    Responded 30 Mar 2019
    Hello Peter B, Greeting from Green Era Travel! We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such detail feedback about your tour on Trip Advisor. We are so glad hear that overall your experiences was wonderful. We will pass this comment to guide and team as well. We do hope to see you again soon in next trip in Cambodia. Best Regards, GET Team
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    • Green Era Travel
    • Duration: 2 days
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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