This tour starts in Phnom Penh. Being transferred (approximately 3 hours) to the riverside town of KAMPOT. Located in the Southwest of the country, this charming town is famous for its French colonial architectures, tranquil river and beautiful countryside. Upon arrival in this laid-back town, stroll along the nice, busy streets, visits iconic colonial architectures, observe local’s daily life and absorb the pleasant atmosphere of the town.
Afterward, we head to your hotel for check in and relax. In the afternoon, take a scenic sunset cruise (1.5 hour). During the tour, the boat will take you past riverside fishing villages, pagodas and mangrove forests. There is also the chance to stop for a swim and visit a fruit plantation of a local farmer. The river is so beautiful and we finished off with the amazing sunset.
You are free in the evening. You can walk around the town, enjoy some fresh seafood at local restaurants and have a drink at one of the charming riverside bars before returning to the hotel.
Overnight in Kampot.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Bokor National Park which is only 8 kilometres from the quiet town of Kampot. This park comprises 1581km² of protected land, home to diverse fauna such as wild elephants, tigers, chestnut-headed partridge and green peafowl.
Upon arrival, ride up to the top of hill to visit Bokor Hill Station, an old French hill station at 1,080 m. It was built by the French in the 1920s to be used as a retreat from the heat of the plains. From the top of hill, you will have spectacular views of the Gulf of Thailand, the Southern Cambodian islands and Phu Quoc island.
We then make our way to Popokvil waterfall, another great stopping off point to snap some pictures. The rainy season (from July to November) is the best time for visiting as the falls are at their most impressive. Enjoy a picnic lunch on arrival.
Then transfer back to Kampot to try a simple but effective “seeing hands” massage at the hands of a talented blind masseur with their famed Shiatsu technique. The rest of day is free at leisure in Kampot.
Overnight in Kampot.
OPTIONAL: You can wake up early in the morning, and walk to the nearby fish market which is just few minutes distance from your hotel. Observe the daily activities in this small but busy market. Here, fish crab and seafood is sorted and quickly sold off to middlemen to take to the surrounding markets in Kampot.
Following the breakfast, take a tour to the countryside Kampot, passing through peaceful, small villages, traditional wooden houses, delightful scenery of rice paddies, pepper plantations and karst limestone outcrops. En route, make a stop at a pepper farm to learn about the steps in the processing of pepper and the differences between white, black, green and red peppers. We also visit a cave decorated with a Buddhist statue from which you have great views over the province. Afterwards, we drive to a coastline village, then visit the salt fields. Our guide will explain you the process of making salt from seawater.
Arrive in KEP around lunchtime. Today, Kep is one of most popular destinations for the domestic and international tourists to enjoy the beach vacation. The rest of day, you are free to explore Kep on your own. You can take a visit to the popular Kep crab market to enjoy the delicious, fresh carb with Kampot pepper.
Overnight on Kep.
You will spend whole day to explore the pretty island Koh Tonsay, also known as Rabbit Island. From the town’s pier, embark on a short boat trip (approximately 25 mins) to this beautiful island.
Upon arrival, you can explore the island by your own, swim in the sea, walk along the Koh Tonsay's 250meter long main beach or do nothing. Have your seafood barbecue lunch on the beach while enjoy the beautiful views of the sea. In the mid-afternoon, be transferred back to Kep. The rest of day is free at leisure.
Overnight in Kep.