The pristine and white-sand beaches along its long coastal line and the lively country life in this region make an important part of Cambodia's claim to fame. Take part in our well-planned tour to explore the stunning landscapes, white-sand beaches and peaceful village as well as the ancient ones in the South of Cambodia will be a memorable experience you hardly have otherwise.
Begin our tour with the morning departure from Phnom Penh to Takeo Province – the Southern Province from Phnom Penh. Arrival in Takeo, then enjoy a simple but tasty lunch at a local restaurant.
After that, we have short sightseeing in Takeo. Visit the local market before boarding a fiberglass motorboat to zip along the city’s ancient canal, disembarking at the archaeological museum of Angkor Borei and the temple ruins of Phnom Da, the first work of pre-Angkorian period. En route, take note of the rural life unfolding along the shores.
Climb uphill the Phnom Chisor mountain which houses the well-preserved ruins of a 10th century Angkorian temple. Enjoy some amazing views over the typical Cambodian countryside.
Continue the journey on to Kep, Cambodia’s prestigious seaside resort of the 1960s, which takes 2 hour drive. Kep is now awakening to its former glory. The small town offers reminders of the past and a growing choice of activities including island trips, a national park, and the famous crab market.
During the dry season, Temple ruins of Phnom Da must be accessed via car (due to low water levels); the boat trip is only possible from June to March.
Archaeological museum of Angkor Borei, Phnom Da temple and Phnom Chisor mountain
- Raingsey Bungalow
- Le Bout du Monde – Khmer Lodge
In this morning, we embark on a short boat trip (30 mins) to reach tiny but scenic and rustic Koh Tonsay island (Rabbit Island). Spend the morning at leisure exploring the island and relaxing on the tropical beach of this beautiful island. Enjoy your lunch on the island. In mid-afternoon, return to Kep and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island)
This morning, free at leisure to explore the Crab Market, where water's edge selling famous Kep seafood: crab, shrimps, squid and fish are sold by local people. Enjoy lunch with fresh seafood.
After lunch, you will be transferred to riverside town of Kampot. Have a short break at your hotel, before we start the afternoon sightseeing. Visit the Bokor National Park – an abandoned French hill station. Park comprises 1581km² of protected land, most of which is primary forest, particularly rich in endemic flora and home to globally endangered fauna such as the tiger, chestnut-headed partridge, and green peafowl. Explore the national park and have the sights over the beautiful ocean of Kampot.
We continue to visit Popokvil Waterfalls, then return back to your hotel in Kampot to rest. For tonight activities, you could leisurely wander to explore Kampot nightlife or try a simple but effective ‘seeing hands’ massage at the hands of a talented blind masseur. Overnight in Kampot.
Crab Market, Bokor National Park, Popokvil Waterfalls
- Hotel Five.S
- The Columns Hotel Kampot
At early morning, we make an early start for the 10 min walk from the hotel to the local fish market (arrive around 6AM). The villagers’ boat would have just docked and the fish and seafood is sorted and quickly sold off to middlemen to take to the markets.
On the drive to Sihanoukville, discovering the beauty of Kampot province. We will visit a pepper farm which is well known for its premium quality pepper. We also visit a cave which decorated with a Buddhist statues offering great views over the province.
Arrive in Sihanoukville around lunchtime, check in at hotel. Free at leisure.
- Tamu Hotel
- The Secret Garden At Otres Beach
Relax on paradise beach of Sihanoukville.
Enjoy your day, lying on the beach or take part in one of the numerous activities on beach.
This morning, you will be free at leisure or buying souvenir. Check out of hotel by 12:00 noon.
Our driver will transfer you to Phnom Penh airport for your departure flight.
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This property is 12 minutes walk from the beach. On a hillside in Kep National Park, the charming Raingsey Bungalow offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant and air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. It is a short 5-minute walk from the famous Crab Market and the sea.
Tastefully decorated, the cosy suites and bungalows have large windows and a private balcony that opens out to the greenery. They are fitted with a seating area, flat-screen TV and an en suite bathroom.
Raingsey Bungalow is 1 km from Kep Beach and 2 km from Kep Town Central. Rabbit Island is a 30-minute boat ride away.
One of our top picks in Kampot – and a guest favourite.
Offering an outdoor saltwater pool and views of the mountain, Hotel Five.S is situated in Kampot in the Kampot Province Region, 10 km from Bokor Mountain National Park. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.
The rooms come with a flat-screen TV. Some units have a seating area where you can relax. Views of the pool, garden or city are featured in certain rooms. All rooms include a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes and free toiletries.
There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Guests enjoy complimentary use of bicycles to explore the surrounding area.
Located on Otres Beach, Tamu Eat & Sleep features chic and modern rooms with ocean views and a free Wi-Fi. A beachfront restaurant and outdoor pool are available while private boat trips can be organized.
Downtown Sihanoukville is a 15-minute tuk-tuk (automatic rickshaw) ride from Tamu Eat & Sleep. Ream National Park is 25 km away while it takes approximately a 4-hour taxi or bus ride to reach Phnom Penh.
Offering a private balcony with ocean and pool views, each spacious and air-conditioned room has a flat-screen TV with DVD player and laptop safe. A minibar and tea/coffee making facilities are included. Private bathroom comes with a shower.
Water sport activities available for guests include snorkelling, kayaking and kite surfing. Tamu Eat & Sleep also offers car and motorbike rentals and has a 24-hour reception attending to guests.
Tamu Restaurant serves cooked European and Asian food using fresh ingredients. It opens daily from 09:00 – 22:00.