highlights: bamboo train and Phnom Sampov (Killing Cave and Bat Cave), Countryside small villages,Ek phnom temple,handicrafts like: Sticky Rice, bamboo cake, (Wat Samrong Khnong), The Cambodian Cheese Factory (fish paste), rice paper, banana chip.
pickup time: 9:00AM
duration: 8-10 hours
Tour start in the morning, whatever time works for you. I am able to pick you up from your hotel. After a short briefing: First, I take you to let you see how rice noodles are made. Then, at our next stop, we watch cigarettes being rolled. After that, we stop to see how to make rice paper for spring rolls, and I’ll take you to the Ek Phnom temple. We then take a road through the countryside, and stop briefly to show you the Cambodian village lifestyle. We continue our tour with demonstrations of the making of Cambodian cheese, and bamboo sticky rice.
As for lunch, you can choose to eat at the countryside, or in the city, whichever you prefer! We continue our trip with a ride on the bamboo train, from which you can see the countryside and small villages. After this, we head to Phnom Sampov mountain (the killing cave and bat cave) and you can either hike or take a motorbike up the mountain to view the killing cave, big cannon, gun, monastery and Stupa. The view from the top of this hill is one of the most beautiful views in Battambang! Once you are finished at the killing caves, we wait approximately 5-10 minutes for millions of bats to emerge from their cave. I will share with you the history about Pol Pot, the killing caves, and the mountain. When you are finished at the bat cave, I will drop you off at your hotel.
Included: Pick up and drop off, free information, petrol/gasoline, Tuk-Tuk or motorbike, tour guide, cold water, snacks to sample along the way such as bamboo sticky rice, spring roll, dry banana, and rice wine.
Not included: entrance fees,lunch (Bamboo train USD5 per person ,Ek phnom temple USD1 per person, killing cave and bat cave USD1/person)
NOTE: If you feel inclined, donations/tips at various stops are welcomed to help the local people to continue to stay in business, as they depend on this revenue for their livelihood.