Kep, Kampot and Takeo
4-day tour including quaint colonial Kampot, the picturesque seaside town of Kep, Rabbit Island and the rarely-visited Angkor temples of Takeo Province
Discover Cambodia's less-visited parts
Seen the sunrise at Angkor Wat and Bayon’s mysterious faces, visited the tragic Killing Fields site, shopped in the Russian Market and had a sun-downer at the famous FCC? Well here’s an opportunity to discover some lesser-known parts of the Kingdom with this fully-escorted, 4-day, 3-night tour of southern Cambodia’s Kep, Kampot and Takeo Provinces.
First off, we’ll discover the excellent Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre, run by Wildlife Alliance in conjunction with Free the Bears. The forested Centre, lying just south of the capital Phnom Penh, is a refuge for numerous species of animals, both local and ‘exotic’, that have been either rescued from hunters, liberated from private zoos, or that were destined for the wildlife trade. A fascinating and very worthwhile visit.
We’ll also include the spectacular, yet rarely visited, Angkor-period temples of 11th-century, mountain-top, Phnom Chisor and the well-preserved 12th-century Ta Prom Temple; take a boat trip to unspoilt Koh Tonsai, better known to visitors as ‘Rabbit Island’, visit one of Kampot’s world-famous pepper plantations and check-out the town’s well-preserved stock of old French period architecture. Last, but certainly not least, you can sample the region’s most famous culinary offering – superb Kep crab in Kampot pepper sauce at one of the local stilt cafes in the tiny coastal town’s picturesque Crab Market.
This 4-day extension is suitable for any tour finishing in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh. An extra night’s accommodation in the capital can be arranged before and or after this mini-tour if required or alternatively we can drop you directly at Phnom Penh’s Pochentong International Airport on our return from Kep should it be more convenient.
The price of is a per person rate based on two sharing while for one person this Kep, Kampot and Takeo extension is £575. For more people, please ask us for rates.
Here's an idea of what you can expect to do and see day-to-day.
Day 1 - Phnom Tamao - visit the Wildlife Rescue Centre
Morning departure from Phnom Penh for the fascinating Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre. In the afternoon we will continue south to the coast and delightful old beach resort or Kep-Sur-Mer, stopping en route at the well-preserved and rarely-visited Angkor period site of Ta Prom, Tonle Bati. in Takeo Province. A sunset stroll along the waterfront to visit the famous Crab Market completes our day.
Overnight: Kep Transport: Taxi, Walk,
Day 2 - Historic Kampot plus a pepper plantation
A morning visit to one of the nearby, world-famous Kampot pepper plantations followed by a walk in Kampot Town to discover the town’s fine collection of period French architecture and cute coffee shops with an afternoon return to Kep and time to relax by the pool, or hone your photographic skills on the atmospheric abandoned villas.
Overnight: Kep Transport: Boat, Walk, Tuk Tuk, Meals: B, L,
Day 3 - Rabbit Island or Kep National Park
Boat trip (weather permitting) to the nearby unspoilt Rabbit Island for some beach-side cafe and swimming time or a hike around the island for the more energetic. In times of inclement weather – or should you prefer – we can organise a hike in nearby Kep National Park to discover some of the forest’s flora and fauna.
Overnight: Kep Transport: Boat, Walk, Meals: B,
Day 4 - Phnom Chisor - return to Phnom Penh
In the morning we will visit the spectacular hill-top 12th-century temple of Phnom Chisor before continuing our return journey. Late afternoon arrival in Phnom Penh.
Extra accommodation in Phnom Penh before or after your extension is available if required.
Overnight: Departure Transport: Taxi, Walk, Meals: B,
The nitty-gritty, the things you need to know, the answers to your burning questions.
Just a few of the many highlights
Discover parts of Cambodia few other visitors see: ancient Angkor temples of Takeo, colonial architecture of Kampot, a Kampot pepper plantation and the waterfront cafes and restaurants of Kep's famous Crab Market.
- Visit the fascinating and extremely worthwhile Phnom Tamao Animal Rescue Centre
- A guided tour of one of the world famous Kampot pepper plantations
- Stay in a comfortable mini-resort with pool and garden setting
- Check out the well preserved carvings and spectacular views of the 12th century hill-top temple Phnom Chisor
- Sample the local signature dish of Kep crab in Kampot Pepper sauce
- Swim, laze on the beach or hike around unspoilt Rabbit Island
We choose our hotels based on a combination of location, comfort and convenience. Here is a *selection of the types of hotel/rooms you can expect to stay at on this tour...
Mealea Resort Kep view
- Perfect location; seaviews and next door to the Crab Market
- Small, low-key and single storey, chalet-style rooms
- Lush garden setting, pool and cafe overlooking Kampot Bay
*This list should be considered a guide only, hotels/rooms may change (without notice) depending on availability.
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Here is what out guest have to say about their experience on this tour...
" On the extension trip to Kep and Kampot, between the choppy seas and our guide's correct observation that I am not one for lying on the beach anyhow, he substituted a wonderful trip to a friend's pepper farm in place of the trip to Rabbit Island, and the pepper farm was one of the real highlights of the entire trip! Adding the short trip to Kep and Kampot at the end of the regular Cambodia trip was brilliant, and a lovely way to end a very good summer's travels: thanks for the recommendation! "