Travel south from Siem Reap to discover the beautiful Khmer countryside, waterways, and historical monuments of Battambang and Phnom Penh. Cruise across Lake Tonle Sap to Cambodia’s second largest city to explore the temples, including the hilltop situated Phnom Banan.
Begin your eventful excursion with a full-day cruise on Lake Tonle Sap, stopping at the floating villages Prek Tuol and Bak Prier on your way to Battambang. In Bak Prier you have the chance to see the Cheaur Khmao Pagoda, also known as the "Black Wood Pagoda." Arrive in Cambodia's second largest city and lead rice producer to check-in at the French-era La Villa hotel. Spend the evening at your leisure and prepare for another lively day.
After a bite to eat you head to Wat Slaket pagoda, driving along the Sangker River. Venture to a Khmer Ancient House to see firsthand how rice paper is made, and then visit the colorful Wat Ek Phnom. Continue on to the Provincial Museum to browse the Angkorian artifacts. Next, hop on the Bamboo Train for a short ride to a local village, admiring the rice paddies.
In the afternoon you have an insightful tour of Phare Ponleu Selpek, a school for vulnerable children. After a winding drive passing typical wooden homes, close out the day at Phnom Banan temple to appreciate a hilltop sunset view.
Prepare for a long but scenic drive ahead on the journey down to Phnom Penh. Along the way you make stop in Pursat to see the stone carving, and pass through Krakor to experience the floating village of Kompong Luong by boat. Conclude the tour in the capital Phnom Penh.