Kep, Kampot and Takeo
3-day tour to visit the Angkor temples of rarely visited Takeo, quaint colonial Kampot and the picturesque seaside town of Kep
Discover Cambodia's lesser visited parts
Seen 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, fascinating 3-day tour of Southern Cambodia’s Kep, Kampot and Takeo Provinces.
Visit the excellent Phnom Tamao wildlife rescue centre, the spectacular 12th-century mountain-top temple of Phnom Chisor, the caves of Kompong Trach, take a boat trip to unspoilt ‘Rabbit Island‘ and last but not least sample the superb Kep crab cooked in Kampot pepper sauce at the tiny coastal resort’s Crab Market.
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 to the fascinating Phnom Tamao wildlife rescue centre run by Wildlife Alliance in conjunction with organizations such as ‘Free the Bears’. The forested centre is a refuge for numerous species of animals, local and exotic, that have been rescued from hunters. liberated from private zoos or that were destined for the wildlife trade. An interesting and worthwhile visit. In the afternoon we’ll continue south to the coast and the delightful old beach resort of Kep-sur-Mer, stopping en route at the picturesque cave temples of Kompong Trach in Kampot Province, On arrival, you can simply relax by the pool or take a stroll along the waterfront to visit the famous crab market?
Overnight: Kep Transport: Taxi, Walk,
Day 2 - Rabbit Island - morning on the island and afternoon explore Kep
Boat trip, (weather permitting), to the nearby unspoilt Rabbit Island for some beach and swimming time or a hike around the island for the more energetic. In the afternoon, time at leisure to relax by the pool or hone your photographic skills on the fishing boats and abandoned French period villas.
Overnight: Kep Transport: Boat, Walk, Meals: B,
Day 3 - Phnom Chisor - return to Phnom Penh
In the morning we’ll 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 tour 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 and the waterfront cafes and restaurants of Kep's famous Crab Market.
- Visit the fascinating and extremely worthwhile Phnom Tamao animal rescue centre
- Discover the caves and limestone scenery of Kampot's Kompong Trach district
- Sample the famous local speciality: sumptuous Kep crab in Kampot pepper sauce
- Check out the well preserved carvings and spectacular views of the 12th century hill-top temple Phnom Chisor
- Swim, laze on the beach or hike around unspoilt Rabbit Island
- Stay in a comfortable and centrally located hotel overlooking Kep beach
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...
The Beach House, Kep view
- Perect location overlooking the bay and coastal town of Kep
- Comfortable, tasefully decorated rooms with sea views
- Pool, bar, Wi-Fi and restaurant
*This list should be considered a guide only, hotels/rooms may change (without notice) depending on availability.
Holidays should never end, stay a little longer. These tours go well with this extension...
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 his correct observation that I’m not much 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 trip was brilliant, and a lovely way to end a very good summer’s travels: thanks for that recommendation! "August 2018