Rice Fields and Hidden Temples

Battambang & Karst Mountains - 2-Day Community Tour - Cambodia

Prices from £375 pp

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Duration2 days / 1 night (flexible)

LocationBattambang - Thai/Cambodia Border - Trat

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Explore Cambodia’s ‘rice bowl’, a scenic jumble of rice paddies and karst mountains. Visit tiny villages and explore the rural landscape before crossing the border into Thailand. It’s a great trip filled with local character that'll give you a real taste of life in the Cambodian countryside. You’ll spend two nights between Cambodia and Thailand, discovering the quiet beauty of rural Cambodia.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Breakfast
  • Transfers from Battambang to Trat
  • Guided tour of the area

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Your day-by-day itinerary

Battambang - Arrival & Guided tour

Arriving in Battambang, you’ll settle into your comfortable resort which is located just outside the city centre. Despite being Cambodia’s second largest city Battambang is still a small town with a rural air. Full of crumbling French colonial architecture, it’s an atmospheric place for a wander, with a lively market and dozens of Khmer restaurants serving tangy local curries.

Family sitting in front of their house in Battambang Cambodia

Today you’ll explore outside on the Battambang city, learning more about rural life. You’ll be picked up from your hotel by remok (tuk-tuk) at around 8am and travel to the ancient temple of Ek Phnom. You’ll continue your trip through authentic villages where you’ll watch sticky rice and fish paste being made and learn how the local people make bananas into paper.

Your next stop is the Phare Ponleu Selpak campus, a not-for-profit project and performing arts school – keeping traditional arts alive. After a lunch break by the river, you’ll continue to the Killing Caves (Phnom Sampeou). The beauty of this temple is the view; you can look out over the surrounding countryside, the green rice fields and karst mountains.

Battambang - Thai/Cambodia Border - Trat

Today, you’ll leave Battambang and head for the Thailand border, a scenic but bumpy journey. After one last look over your shoulder at Cambodia, you’ll cross into Thailand on foot. Once you’ve cleared immigration, you’ll meet your Thai driver on the other side and continue to Trat, where your Thailand adventure awaits.

macaques in thailand

Speak to our Cambodia specialist, Miles

“Cambodia is full of history and beauty, from Angkor Wat to the Cardamom Mountains. You can easily explore in one week or combine with neighbouring Vietnam. I often suggest Cambodia for families as it’s easy to travel around.”

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