Expedition to Cambodia’s South Coast, Kep and Sihanoukville

Explore the spectacular south coast of Cambodia, an area laden with stunning French architecture, laid back fishing towns, great seafood, and stunning coastal scenery. Explore riverside fishing villages, limestone caves, laterite temples, and mangrove forests. Explore the National Park and visit the island of Koh Tonsay, home to beautiful tropical beaches in this tour of Southern Cambodia.

Best time for this itinerary: November to March

Touring style: Private basis with professional English speaking guide and driver

Prices are seasonal, include hotels, breakfast, professional touring and transfers. Starts from:

GBP 1109 per person sharing a twin room, Standard Class Hotels

GBP 1390 per person sharing a twin room, Superior Class Hotels

Airfares are extra..

Expedition to Cambodia’s South Coast, Kep and Sihanoukville at a glance
  • Day 1: Phnom Penh - Kep
  • Day 2-3: Kep
  • Day 4: Kep - Kampong Som (Sihanoukville)
  • Day 5-7: Kampong Som (Sihanoukville)
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Day 1: Phnom Penh - Kep

Drive from Phnom Penh to Kep with sightseeing in Takeo to visit the historical site of Angkor Borei. Continue to visit the Tonle Bati, a lake south of Phnom Penh with a beach and the impressive laterite temple of Ta Prohm, on the site of a 6th century Khmer shrine. Proceed with a visit to Phnom Chisor; the main temple on this hill is constructed of laterite and brick with carved lintels of sandstone. Finally explore Phnom Da, a hill south of Angkor Borei with four artificial caves, built as shrines.

Overnight in Kep.

Distance and journey time: 149 km, 2.30 hrs

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Day 2: Kep

After breakfast, start an excursion to the caves of Phnom Ta’aun, Phnom Sia, and Kampong Trach. These caves form part of a limestone formation with chimneys and intriguing rock
formations, some of which are revered as shrines.

Overnight in Kep.

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Day 3: Kep

Enjoy an excursion by boat to Rabbit Island or Koh Tonsay, a lovely and truly idyllic little island that sits offshore. Located about half an hour by boat from Kep, with several pleasant beaches and a small community of fishermen families, the sea here is shallow and has a long slope, making Koh Tonsay excellent for walking and swimming. Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight in Kep.

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Day 4: Kep - Kampong Som (Sihanoukville)

Drive from Kep to Kampong Som with sightseeing at Ream National Park. From Kep, travel to Preak Tuk Sap, visiting a pepper plantation, a durian plantation, and a crocodile farm. Continue by boat downriver, past tropical forests and mangrove swamps. Many different kinds of birds and animals make their home in this area, located near Ream National Park. On the way visit fishing villages, there will be opportunities for bird watching or dolphin spotting. Discover the offshore island of Koh Sampouch before arriving in Kampong Som. Overnight in Kampong Som.

Overnight in Kampong Som.

Distance and journey time: 230 km, 4 hrs

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Day 5 and 6: Kampong Som (Sihanoukville)

All day at leisure. Overnight in Kampong Som.

Day 7: Kampong Som (Sihanoukville) to Phnom Penh for departure

Drive to Phnom Penh airport for departure.

Distance and journey time: 230 km, 4 hrs

 

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Highlights

Phnom Penh: vibrant bustling capital

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Sihanoukville, Kep and Kampot: Idyllic beaches

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Accommodation

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Knai Bang Chatt

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Kep, Standard Class
Veranda Natural Resort

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Phnom Penh, Deluxe Class
Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra

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Phnom Penh, Deluxe Class
Raffles Hotel Le Royal

Located in the heart of vibrant Phnom Penh, the Raffles Hotel Le Royal is one of the best hotels in Cambodia

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Phnom Penh, Superior Class
Amanjaya Pancam Hotel

Superbly located in the heart of town with fabulous views of river and city from every suite

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Phnom Penh, Superior Class
The White Mansion

This boutique property is a stylish, contemporary hotel with 30 spacious and well-appointed rooms and suites elegantly decorated with Cambodian wood furniture

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Phnom Penh, Standard Boutique
The Governors House

The Governors House is an exclusive boutique hotel with 12 rooms in an elegant colonial-style mansion located in the centre of downtown Phnom Penh

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Sihanoukville, Superior Class
Sokha Beach Resort

Sokha Beach Resort is located in hectares of beautiful landscape beachfront with a private long stretch of pristine white sandy beach

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