Start the tour with a hike to the top of Sampov Mountain where you will catch a stunning sunset
Visit a local buddhist temple and let your guide share more about the murals that don the temple walls
Witness thousands of bats flying out of the caves in huge droves during dusk
Learn local culture and history from your guide, from Khmer Rouge to the way of life for most Khmer people
Tuk Tuk pick-up and drop-off service within Battambang
Bicycles & helmets
Water & snacks for the tour
English speaking tour guide
Not Inclusive of:
5 Out of 5
16 Feb, 2017
Seeing the bats fly out at dawn is an absolute must. Sopheap ensures a spot as close to the caves as possible and encour...
$US 29.00per guest
1 - 8 guests
Cancellation Policy: Moderate
Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.
More About This Experience
We will start the tour from Battambang city to Sampov Mountain to catch the time of the day when the sun disappears and night begins. The views are fabulous from the top of Sampov Mountain. Enjoy the cool air on the mountain in the late evening and seeing the long line of bat flying from the caves. Listen to our experienced local student tour guides telling the history of Khmer Rouge Killing Caves and the Sampov Mountain story.
Hiking: When we arrive Sampov Mountain, we will walk up to the top of the mountain. While you are walking, you will see the spectacular views of the villages and rice paddies.
Visiting the temple wall: On the temple walls you will see beautiful painting that hold a lot of cultural and religious significance for Cambodians. Here your local guide will explain to you what these walls depict in terms of the different religions in Cambodia, in particular about Buddhism which most Cambodians today practice.
Killing Caves: It gets a bit dark as we arrive at the cave in the evening. There will be a guide here who is also the caretaker and is knowledgeable about the caves ? in terms of its history and how it was used by the Khmer Rouge so this is a good point to listen to him and learn about the Killing caves. In the caves you will see the clothes that have remained even though their skins and bones have almost disappeared.
Catching the sunset: The Sampov Mountain provides you fresh air while you look down at all the greenery. If you feel stressed or tired, you just sit there it will help you to refresh and release your tension. While you enjoy the sunset and fresh air, your tour guides will tell you about the story of Sampov and others nearby mountains.
Monkey fun: When you come up to the top of Sampov mountain, there are many monkeys are running around and jumping up and down on the trees and looking at us to ask for some fruits to eat. It is awesome that those monkeys are not even afraid of us, they are running around us and sometimes making us ridiculous face at, too.
Bat Caves: When finished with visiting the top, on our way down we will be just in time to catch the bats flying in a long extended line out of their caves. This is an excellent photo opportunity and the sounds you hear are also mesmerizing!
Pick-up and drop-off service is included in this tour. You will be asked to enter your pick up address during checkout
Participants must be physically fit to join this tour
It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing
This tour operates daily at 1:40 pm departure
Your return time to Battambang will be approximately 6:30 PM
You will travel up to 20km to 24km
In case the tour gets cancelled due to inclement weather, the we will inform you if the tour will be rescheduled or if refunds will be granted
Pheap! Or call me Sopheap! I was born in a poor and big family, in a tiny village in Kandieng district of Pursat Province. When I was young, I have no bicycle for going school. I have walked for 2kms for three year...
Seeing the bats fly out at dawn is an absolute must. Sopheap ensures a spot as close to the caves as possible and encourages you to walk right up to the entrance when they start flying out. The rest of the tour was great - it can get somber due to the history. There are some hills that you need to conquer in the heat and it can get hot, but the reward is immense - and Sopheap cools you down with fresh fruit and ice cream. Seriously though, our guide was fantastic and was one of the reasons I had a good time.