3-day City Trilogy Experience

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Tour type

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Superior

Tour Period: 3 Days

tour highlights

  • Take a memorable ride on a bamboo train
  • Explore the intriguing traditions of floating villages
  • Ride on the Tonle Sap Lake on a traditional boat
  • Enjoy magnificent views over the Cambodian plains
  • Travel by ox-cart through the lush countryside

tour details

Cambodia is a country of contrasts with busy vibrant cities and traditional scenic villages, rich in culture and history. We’ll travel by boat to a floating village in Kompong Chhnang before exploring the colonial architecture of the city of Battambang. You’ll enjoy a truly unique experience riding a Bamboo Train through the picturesque countryside. On the second day, we’ll explore local life including a visit to Phare Ponleu Selpak, a centre supporting orphans and trafficking victims. Finally, we’ll head to Phnom Banan, with magnificent views from its hilltop. During the wet season, we’ll ride on the Sangker River, enjoying unspoiled landscapes & daily life. During the dry season, we’ll enjoy lunch at a silk farm before taking an ox-cart through the countryside to a floating village.

Pick up at your hotel in Phnom Penh and depart Phnom Penh for Battambang by overland transfer (290 km. 4-5 hours drive).
Stop to see the silversmith village and the pottery village in Kompong Chhnang. Board a private boat to see the floating village along the Tonle Sap river in Kompong Chhnang.
Lunch at local restaurant along the way.
Visit the stone carving in Pursat.
Arrive in Battambang, the second largest city in Cambodia. It is located on a rich and fertile plain, which provides much of the rice and other important crops for the country. The Sangker River cuts through the town center, which is filled with colonial and shop house architecture.
Enjoy Battambang's truly unique form of local transportation and take a ride on the Bamboo Train through the picturesque countryside.
Check-in at the hotel.
Dinner and overnight at best available hotel.
Breakfast at hotel.
Drive along the picturesque Sangker River to Wat Slaket pagoda, the residence of the provincial Buddhist patriarch. Visit a Khmer Ancient House and make a stop to see the production of rice paper used for making spring rolls.Continue to visit Wat Ek Phnom. Visit a market where Prahoc, the Cambodian fish paste, is made.
Lunch at local restaurant.
Visit Phare Ponleu Selpak, this centre supports around 30 orphans and trafficking victims and is schooling more than 1,200 pupils, over 400 of who study visual arts, music, circus, drama and dance for leisure or vocational training.
Drive to Phnom Banon, with its five sandstone towers on top of a hill and enjoy a magnificent view of the surrounding plains until sunset.
Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel.
Travel by private boat to Siem Reap along the Sangker River: Enjoy unspoiled landscapes and traditional daily-life scenes. Stop at Cheur Khmao pagoda, "Black Wood pagoda", in Bak Prier floating village and cross the floating village of Prek Tuol.
Picnic lunch on board.
Continue by boat across the Tonle Sap Lake to Chhong Khneas floating village. Arrive at Siem Reap port and transfer to Siem Reap town.

Note: During the dry season from mid January to mid July, the low level of the Sangker River can extend the navigation between Battambang and Siem Reap or even make the navigation impossible. We recommend during this season Option 2, an overland transfer from Battambang to Siem Reap.


  • Accommodation in shared twin room with air-condition (AC) and private bathroom
  • Meals as stated in the programme B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner
  • Transfers and tours with local English guides (guides in other languages are on request and may be subject to supplements) in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • All entrance fees, boat fees and / or cyclo fees as mentioned in the programme
  • Bottled water and cold towels available on the vehicles


  • Domestic airfare (quoted separately, if requested)
  • International airfare to / from Cambodia (quoted separately, if requested)
  • Optional tours
  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Drinks with meals
  • Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking
  • Visa fees
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme


Ideally a tour to the Tonle Sap Lake is only done during the high-water-level months of July to possibly mid of February. When the water is low boats may get stuck and also the distances to the floating villages increase.
    Tour code: PNHDPMWB

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