Take a tuk-tuk ride to the base of Sampov Mountain and start your hike to explore the beautiful landscapes and historical landmarks of Battambang. Learn about the culture and history of Cambodia with a visit to an intriguing local temple and the Killing Caves. Once at the mountaintop, prepare to take in an incredible sight at the Bat Cave, where thousands of bats will fly into the sunset.
Meet up at Butterfly Tours’ office in Battambang
Hike Sampov Mountain
You will be able to take in incredible views of the lush green forest and rice fields of the distant Battambang town—this is truly a sight to behold!
Stop at The Temple Wall
We'll explore an ancient Buddhist temple with walls decorated in traditional Eastern art. Learn many stories and traditions associated with these decorated walls, and its connection to Buddhism in Cambodia.
History of the Killing Caves
Walk through the caves and learn about the atrocities committed during the dark period of Cambodia’s history, the Khmer Rouge, but look out too for the fissures that allows light in—a symbolic reminder that hope and reconciliation will always prevail.
Take in the Sublime Lookout
Immerse yourself in the wonderful scenery of the landscape below and the orange hues of the sunset.
As we approach the top of Sampov Mountain, we will likely spot small groups of monkeys scampering around the nearby trees.
A Spectular Sight at The Bat Caves
We're just in time to catch the bats! As darkness falls, we will begin to see thousands of nocturnal bats taking flight from the surrounding caves in a massive formation of dark, black clouds.
Transportation fares are included.
Admission fees are included.
Meals are excluded
You will not only see the spectacular sight of the bats flying into the sunset, but you will also visit important places in Cambodia's history. The hike also allows you to enjoy the beautiful nature of the mountain and explore at your own pace.
Hiking shoes, modest clothing (shirts that cover your shoulders and pants that cover the knees, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera