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Full-Day Lives of Battambang

Created with Sketch. Battambang, Cambodia
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Duration

Full-day

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

6 people

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Languages

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Overview

Enjoy a fun, full-day bicycle tour to the Battambang countryside! Get to know the lives of local villagers, experience authentic local cuisines, and have a chance to explore the old temple built in the 11th century.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Memorial site
  • Bamboo rice cakes
  • Fish paste factory
  • Rice wine
  • Rice paper making
  • Local lunch
  • Bananas for bananas
  • Khmer noodles
  • Traditional Handmade mat
  • Ek Phnom
  • Rice paddies

Itinerary

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Stop 1: Memorial Site

First up, we will bike to a local memorial site dedicated to Khmer Rouge victims. We will fill you in about this difficult period of Cambodia’s history, but will also speak about its effect on modern-day Cambodian society.

Stop 2: Bamboo Rice Cakes

On our next stop, we will pay a visit to the makers of bamboo rice cakes. Find out more about the processes involved in the making of this special countryside delicacy, and yes—you may sample a taste!

Stop 3: Fish Paste Factory

We will then make our way towards a local fish paste market. The smell may be slightly overwhelming for some, but we’re sure you’ll find this stop fascinating! As you watch the processes of fish paste making, you’ll learn about the fishing culture of Battambang and the community that depends on the sea for its sustenance.

Stop 4: Rice Wine

We will then cycle to Donteav Village, located roughly 7 kilometers from the town center. With the development of Cambodian tourism, this little village has built a reputation for its quaint, handmade and home-grown products. At Donteav, we will check out the processes involved in the making of rice paper, a staple that can be found in many Asian cuisines such as spring rolls.

Stop 5: Rice Paper Making

On our next stop, we will find out more about the humble banana—a fruit native to Battambang. We will meet a local villager who has been involved in the dried banana trade for more than 20 years and discovers how this simple trade has sustained the lives of many families in the village.

Stop 6: Local Lunch

Hungry yet? We bet you will be! At this point, we will take a break at the Rice Paper Stop, where we will enjoy a delicious local lunch served with refreshing coconut water. There are hammocks here too, so you are more than welcome to relax and have a short snooze; or you may opt to chat to your friendly guides, who will be more than happy to answer any questions you have.

Stop 7: Bananas for Bananas!

Next, we will cycle to a local rice wine distillery where you will get to observe the processes involved in the production of this local favorite, which is used for medicinal and recreational purposes. And yes, if you are wondering, you will get to sample a taste!

Stop 8: Khmer Noodles

Next up, we will visit a local noodle maker. Here, you’ll learn about another important staple in Cambodian cuisine. Be sure to check out (and try) the manual pounder, a unique device that is still used in noodle making!

Stop 9: Traditional Handmade Mat

Such a creative and complex handmade product! You might never see how locally made their sleeping mat from tittle water plan nearby Tonle Sap lake. As Battambang is one of the five provinces neighboring to the basin of Mekong river (the low Mekong—Tonle Sap), with your local guides, they will help you find out more about their livelihoods and how these products are being made.

Stop 10: Ek Phnom Temple

One of the 11th-century temple built on the land of Battambang province which is away from the city about 7kilomatre. There are plenty of things to discover besides on this green province. Ek Phnom is an interesting stop to learn about Cambodian ancient time before Angkor Empire.

Stop 11: Rice Paddies

Paddy fields widely spread almost everywhere in Cambodia. As our local guides were born in the countryside, they will help explain to you clearly about rice agriculture. Taking fresh airs on the field and enjoy taking photos of the stunning view of rice field.

Included/Exclude

  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Senior tour guide
  • Local lunch & cooking class
  • Seasonal fruits
  • Bicycle & helmet
  • Cold towel and drinking water
  • Price included (VAT 10%)
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expense

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Battambang, Cambodia

FAQs

Where to start a tour?
We start our tour at Butterfly Tours'office in Battambang. Our tuk-tuk will pick up you from the hotel at 7:40 AM.
How can I pay for the tour?
You have two choices: (1) book online with us and deposit 30% and pay the rest at our office or pay 100% through our booking platform. (2) if you contact a local agency, you can either pay at the agency or pay directly at Butterfly Tours' office.
Do you offer tour for family with children?
We offer private tour for family. Parents must come along with kid(s). Children from 7 to 17 years old (discount 20%) and infant from 0-6 years old (discount 40%).
Why tour's price is different from the brochure?
We would like to apologize for different pricing on each tour. On the brochure design, we didn't include (VAT-10%) therefore, the price on the website is different according to the increase of 10% on each tour.
How do you contribute the tour's income to the local community?
Our company's philosophy to help the local economy by taking tourist to see their day-to-day living. Yet, while disturbing time as some tourists might take part in experiencing those activities, so we have decided to give them a small compensation which is included in the tour's price.
Cancellation Policy
- Prior to the start of your tour, your booking must be confirmed by Butterfly Tours
- If you have booked our tour through a travel agent, hotel, guesthouse, or any of our partners, please bring the receipt of your payment to our office on the day of your tour
- If you are incapable of riding your bike or choose to quit halfway through the tour, your tour payment will not be refunded
- If you cannot continue riding for the full length of tour and you decide to return, you will have to cover the cost of your transportation fee
- If cancellation is made more than 5 days before the date of departure, we will fully refund your deposit
- If cancellation is made less than 2 to 4 days before the date of departure, we will refund 50% of your deposit.
- If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the date of departure, you will not be entitled to a refund
- Turning up late at the start of your tour for whatever reason is considered a late cancellation. You will not be entitled to a refund.
- No refund will be made should you voluntarily leave the tour early for any reason, including not being of adequate ability to ride a bicycle during the tour

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