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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-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Phnom Penh | Drive Kampot
Day 2 : Kampot Countryside Biking
Day 3 : Rabbit Island & Kep
Day 4 : On to Sihanoukville & Koh Rong
Day 5 : Koh Rong Samloem Island
Day 6 : Return Phnom Penh

Highlights

  • 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

Places Visited

  • Asia
  • Cambodia
  • Kampot
  • Kep
  • Koh Rong Samloem
  • Koh Tonsay
  • Phnom Penh
  • Sihanoukville

Activities

Trip Type

  • Adventure Life Exclusive

Activity Level

Easy Active

Trip Snapshots

Tropical beaches of Koh Rong island Tropical landscape of Koh Rong island Sihanoukville beach, Cambodia Village near Kampot Hammock on Sihanoukville beach Sihanoukville beach at sunset Boats at Sihanoukville beach

Day 1 Arrive Phnom Penh | Drive Kampot

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).

Day 2 Kampot Countryside Biking

Set out from your hotel this morning to meet your English-speaking guide and your bicycle. The ride will take you through rice fields and durian and rambutan orchards against the scenic backdrop of the mysterious 'Elephant Mountains.' Stop at local villages along the way to meet and speak with local people. Your guide will help translate, and if you are feeling adventurous, try out a few words in Khmer - they are always delighted to hear you try!

Your final destination will be the rapids on the Kampot River. Stop here for a swim in the cool waters and enjoy a leisurely picnic lunch. Then transfer back to your hotel.

Cycling distance: 7.5 miles (12km)

Day 3 Rabbit Island & Kep

Start your day at leisue after breakfast at your hotel, where you will be picked up by your local TukTuk driver and transferred to the Koh Tonsay pier. Hop on a local boat for the 30-minute journey to Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay), where secluded white sand beaches and coconut trees await. While not the pristine, crystal clear paradise associated with many islands in Southeast Asia, Rabbit Island is a charming, quiet and relaxing place to laze away the day. Enjoy a variety of corals, sea animals, and plants in this area as you enjoy the day swimming in the shallow waters. Pick your sun chair, settle in for the day and enjoy a feast of cheap, fresh and delicious seafood for lunch on your own and perhaps a few cold beers.

After a relaxing day, toward the end of the afternoon, board your local boat back to the mainland. Return to Kep in the evening as the sun sets over the Gulf of Thailand.

Day 4 On to Sihanoukville & Koh Rong

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. Drop off at the pier for taking a shuttle boat transfer to Koh Rong.

Day 5 Koh Rong Samloem Island

Enjoy a free day at your leisure on what is arguably the most beautiful island in Cambodia, Koh Rong Samloem. This is the second largest island in the chain, and here you can enjoy 3 miles (5 km) of white sand beach, along with mountains, waterfalls, and freshwater streams that run down to the ocean.

Day 6 Return Phnom Penh

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy a leisurely morning before driving four hours back to Phnom Penh in time for your flight on to your next destination.

After breakfast, take a shuttle boat transfer back to Sihanoukville. Meet your private driver and local guide for transferring directly to Phnom Penh International Airport for your departure flight home.

Kep - Hotels

Koh Rong Samloem - Hotels

Phnom Penh - Hotels

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$1,183

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Included

  • 5 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch
  • 5 Nights Accommodations
    • 4 Nights Hotel
    • 1 Night Lodge
  • 5 Days Guide Service
  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are included.

Excluded

  • International Flights
  • Tourist Visa
    • US citizens must obtain a visa

Budgeting

  • $150 Meals not Included
  • $90 Optional Excursions
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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.
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