Spend five full days on the relaxing shores of southern Cambodia on this short beach getaway. Explore ruins and treasures of Cambodia en route to Kampot and Kep, bike through the rural countryside, and spend time lounging on the beaches of Sihanoukville. Visit Koh Rong Sanloem, a pristine island destination.
Day 1 : Arrive Phnom Penh | Drive Kampot Day 2 : Kampot Countryside Biking Day 3 : Rabbit Island & Kep Day 4 : On to Sihanoukville Day 5 : Koh Rong Samloem Island Day 6 : Return Phnom Penh
Bike through small fishing communities and see spectacular ocean views
Visit Rabbit Island to relax on the secluded beaches
Visit the crab market, famed as the sweetest crab in Cambodia
Tour Koh Rong Samloem Island's white sand beaches and waterfalls
Arrive to Phnom Penh today where you are met at the airport and set out on the long drive south to Kampot (approximately 3 hours). Along the way stop at multiple places including Tonle Bati where you see Ta Prohm of Bati, and then at Yeay Peau temples. Continue to Phnom Chisor and climb the hill to enjoy a spectacular view of the surrounding plains. Arrive to Kampot and check into your hotel for some relaxation from your journey.
This evening enjoy a sunset cruise on the Kam Pot river. As you cruise on the river you will see locals engaged in variety of daily activities including fishing, their traditional river houses, and views of the Damrei Mountains (Elephant Mountains).
Set out today for a full day biking tour for an up close look at traditional Cambodian life with the scenic backdrop of the mysterious Damrei Mountains (Elephant Mountains). Get a great view on country live while biking through Khmer farming villages, durian and rambutan fruit orchards, and rice fields before relaxing with a riverside picnic and a swim near the rapids. After lunch continue south to Phnom Dong Island and the sea salt fields before return to the hotel in the late afternoon.
Today visit Koh Tonsay, otherwise known as Rabbit Island. Hop a local boat for the 30 minute journey to the secluded white sand beaches and coconut trees of this beach destination. Enjoy a variety of corals, sea animals, and plants in this area as you enjoy the day swimming in the shallow waters. After a relaxing day, head towards the mainland to Kep where you stay tonight. Enjoy views at sunset before settling in to your hotel in Kep.
Today set out with your driver to explore the famous Crab Market in Kep. This market is well known for selling the sweetest crab meat in all of Cambodia. After the market stop, continue two and a half hours to Sihanoukville.* Check into your hotel and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure to explore Otres Beach with white sands and few crowds.
*If you would like to opt for a bit more privacy and luxury, we recommend upgrading to stay on the private Song Saa Island.
Set out to explore what is arguably the most beautiful island in Cambodia, Koh Rong Samloem. Cruise out to the island, on the way you'll pass other picturesque islands such as Koh Tas, where you stop for an hour to swim and snorkel. Enjoy a buffet lunch here before continuing on to Koh Rong Samloem. This is the second largest island in the chain, and here you can enjoy the 3 miles (5 km) white sand beach, along with mountains, waterfalls, and freshwater streams that run down to the ocean. Spend the rest of the day here before heading back to the mainland late afternoon.
Day 6 Return Phnom Penh
Enjoy a leisurely morning before driving four hours back to Phnom Penh in time for your flight on to your next destination.
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.
When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.