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Explore Battambang

2 day/1 night tour from $379 per person share twin
Flights are additional
 

2 day/1 night tour from
$379
per person share twin
Flights are additional

Explore Battambang

This personal package provides a great insight into Cambodia’s second largest city. This classically quaint provincial capital displays old-world architecture and ancient pagodas set picturesquely along a river.

Deal includes
• Overnight accommodation with breakfast
• All sightseeing including entrance fees
• All transport in air-conditioned vehicles
• Bamboo train ride and wine tasting
• local English speaking guide and pre-departure information
Flights are additional

Standard Accommodation
From $379 per person share twin / $379 per person triple share / $679 single traveller
Superior Accommodation
From $425 per person share twin / $425 per person triple share / $739 single traveller
Travel: 01 Mar-20 Dec 17

 
Itinerary
Day 1: Siem Reap - Battambang 
This morning a representative will pick you up from your Siem Reap hotel or Siem Reap International Airport where you will then travel to Battambang province. Along the way you’ll have to the opportunity to stop and see how the locals go about their daily lives. On arrival in Battambang, check in to your hotel and freshen up. In the afternoon, visit Ek Phnom, about 45 minutes from Battambang. Ek Phnom is a substantial early 11th century Angkorian-era temple ruin built as a Hindu temple under the ruler Suryavarman I. The temple is in rough condition, consisting of prasats on a platform with some Hindu themed carvings in pretty good condition. You’ll also make a stop where you will learn how the locals produce rice paper, prahoc (typical Cambodian fish paste), grolan (sticky rice stuffed in bamboo) and other Cambodian treats. On the way back, explore the charming city of Battambang where you can view the elegant houses in French-colonial style along the river and the pagoda before heading to your hotel. 

Day 2: Battambang – Siem Reap
After breakfast, head to the Bamboo Train station, set up by the local villagers in order to facilitate the transportation of goods and people, as there are no regular trains running any more. The “train” itself is very basic: one bamboo platform on four wheels, activated by a small motor. Sitting on the train, guests will travel 8km to the next station through a beautiful landscape including rice paddies (dependent on travel season). Next, visit Phnom Banan Mountain. Phnom Banan is a hill top mid-11th century Angkorian-era ruin consisting of five prasats (towers) arranged in the quincunx (five-pointed) form reminiscent of Angkor Wat. Several lintel carvings are in good condition. The hill top is a peaceful location with a sweeping view of the surrounding area. Continue on and make a stop at Prasat Phnom Banan Winery, Cambodia's only commercial winery. Here there is opportunity for wine tasting that includes a red wine that is a blend of cabernet and shiraz, a brandy and ginger juice. In the afternoon, head back to Siem Reap.

 
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Terms and Conditions

Valid for new bookings only. Valid for travel as specified and for sales to 30 Nov 2017. Prices are per person in New Zealand dollars. International airfares are additional. A non-refundable deposit of NZD250 per person is required at the time of reservation. Full payment is due 42 days prior to departure. Prices are correct as at 18 October 2016 and may vary due to currency fluctuations and are subject to change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances until paid in full. Packages are subject to availability. Surcharges may apply during festivals, events and public holidays – please enquire about dates. Active Asia reserves the right to alter the hotels and/or the itinerary if needed due to availability and/or adverse weather conditions. Cancellation fees apply. Cambodia visa, travel insurance, departure taxes, personal expenses and gratuities are at passengers own expense. Contact House of Travel on 0800 838 747 for more information and the best airfare to match your holiday.

Supplier Code: AA

Sale Period

To 30 Nov 17

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