Upon arrival in Kampot, meet with your specialized escort for the day. Join him for a walk around Kampot and observe the beautiful riverfront with its colonial shop-houses, the authentic central market and large range of French colonial villa’s that are still standing impressive as ever.
Lunch is served at a local restaurant before you continue to Kep, which is a small fishing village and has grown into a very attractive small retreat for Phnom Penh residents over the years. The anthropologist is still with you and will lead you to one of Cambodia’s finest pepper plantations. Visit one of the Pepper projects and learn how Kampot pepper has been acknowledged by international chefs to be among the world’s best. During the Khmer Rouge time all plantations were abandoned and only recently this NGO has picked up on re-instating the plantations.
Continue to Kep and visit the Royal Family’s retreat house. Nowadays this house is standing abandoned on top of a hill overlooking the Gulf of Thailand. With the help from our anthropologist, the story of the Royal Family and what Kep was like in its prime days will flourish again.
Return towards Sihanoukville and visit on the way Phnom Chhnork. This cave temple is located in the beautiful countryside that surrounds Kampot and Kep. It is also the only cave temple in Cambodia and dates back to the 8th century. Enjoy the explanations of the history of the temple and the ethnic diversity in the region before bidding farewell to your specialized escort.
Departures: 08:30 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - All citizens from European Union countries, USA and Canadians may obtain visas on arrival. Visas can be done by the cruise lines but it is recommended to apply beforehand. This saves a lot of time (and money), which is especially appreciated if you have a short amount of time to explore Cambodia.
- This tour does not cover any visa fees or visa processing.