Cambodian Coastal Experience (6D)
Trip Over View
Cambodia is a land of wonders, interesting destinations and welcoming people. Cambodia's coastline offers very different beaches from that of neighboring countries. The relaxing islands and sparkling white sands here are now becoming famous among the beach lovers from around the world. This trip lets you experience Cambodia’s beautiful and pristine tropical islands. You can simply enjoy in the course of Cambodia’s scenic coast and discover its antique temples, fascinating fishing villages or just calm on its quiet beaches. The shimmering beaches, flawless rainforests and white sandy coastline make it an ultimate break for the visitors. This is the six days Cambodian Coastal Experience tour that includes three most beautiful places Phnom Penh, Kep and Kampong Som.
Phnom Penh is Cambodia's capital, spread out on the banks of two rivers and it possesses provincial appeal and calm. Once known as the "Pearl of Asia", Phnom Penh is the wealthiest and one of the popular tourist attractions. The French colonial mansions, tree line boulevards and monumental Angkorian architecture enlighten environment of Phnom Penh. At Phnom Penh, you will also discover the contrasting sides to Cambodia’s history like Silver Pagoda and Royal Palace and witness the harsh reminder of the violence committed by the Khmer Rouge.
Kep is a seaside tourist city which is the capital of Kep Province. Besides lying on the beach, there are quite a lot of different activities to do in Kep. The beach is only one thousand meters long and appropriate for swimming around and Kep is also famous for a big seafood market, magnificent views of the mountains and the beaches.
Kampong Som is a coastal city founded in 1964 and it is the capital city of Sihanoukville Province. Kampong Som is the only deep-water port in whole Cambodia, it is really attractive with sand beaches and there are numerous islands. This is a seaside escape without much crowds and has quite a laid back and relaxed atmosphere and with most wonderful natural landscape and it is being redeveloped very progressively as a popular tourist destination. Besides relaxing and enjoying sea food by the beach, you can enjoy scuba diving, kayaking, snorkeling etc. Also, this place is surrounded with night clubs, restaurant and pubs to be in– you will find the liveliest nightlife here.
- See the places of interest of Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh.
- Travel around mystifying, jungle-clad Ta Prohm, 6th century Angkor Borei and Phnom Da.
- Take a boat trip to exquisite and heavenly Rabbit Island and relax at the beach.
- Learn to prepare conventional Khmer dishes at a cooking school in Kampong Som.
Day 1: Phnom Penh.
Day 2: Phnom Penh – Kep.
Day 3: Kep.
Day 4: Kep – Kampong Som.
Day 5: Kampong Som.
Day 6: Kampong Som.
Day 1: Phnom Penh
Expend the day visiting the attractions in Phnom Penh, a full of life and enthralling city. Take a cycle trip around the city alongside the picturesque Tonle Sap River, accompany with verbal history of the area. Elegant tree-lined roads and riverfront walkways are souvenir of a long-gone period, however today they are full with life and bustles as motorcycles entwine in and out of traffic and hawkers hawk their products. Get idea into Cambodia’s cultural heritage with a visit to the Royal Palace and nearby Silver Pagoda which is also identified as the Pagoda of Emerald Buddha. Carry on to the graceful National Museum and take in its wide-ranging assortment of Khmer Art. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 2: Phnom Penh – Kep
Take a trip to southwest to Kep, on the way visiting Tonle Bati, a lake south of Phnom Penh, with a beach and the remarkable laterite temple of Ta Prohm. Visit Angkor Borei, a 6th century monument, constructed in laterite by King Rudravarman of Funan. His supporter divinity was Vishnu and many Hindu statues survive from this place. It is one of the few lasting places with traces of the Kingdom of Funan (a kingdom influenced by India and supposed to have stretched as far as southern Burma and Indonesia). Head to nearby Phnom Da, a hill crowned with a primordial temple and five imitation caves with shrines. Overnight in Kep.
Day 3: Kep
Take a pleasant trip via boat to Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay), an exquisite and peaceful little island situated just about half an hour via boat from Kep, with numerous pleasing beaches and a small fishing community. The sea here is shallow and has a long slope which makes Rabbit Island exceptional for strolling around and swimming. Enjoy the afternoon at relaxation. Overnight in Kep.
Day 4: Kep – Kampong Som
Head off in the morning for Kampong Som from Kep, visiting the Sor Soea Caves and Phnom Chhnork alongside the way. Phnom Chhnork is the first cave that visitors see and it is also one of the most important caves. Limestone Mountains speck the backdrop and many contain limestone caves, some decked with striking rock formations and Hindu and Buddhist shrines. Visit Phnom Sasear or “White Elephant Cave”, so named due to limestone formations similar to white elephants. This cave is situated next to a stunning pagoda. Climb the stairs that rise from the side of the limestone extending for an astonishing sight of the countryside. Overnight in Kampong Som.
Day 5: Kampong Som
Enjoy a cookery class at a conventional Khmer cookery school. The class starts off with a fresh fruit salad, tea, coffee or a soft drink of selection. Following refreshments, guests are introduced to all of the ingredients which are fresh from a local morning market. Learn how to prepare three different conventional Khmer cuisines from an English speaking Khmer chef. Enjoy lunch with the food that has just been freshly prepared. Then, enjoy your afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Kampong Som.
Day 6: Kampong Som
Leave via vehicle for Phnom Penh from Kampong Som.
- 3 meals a day.
- English speaking licensed guide.
- Drinks, tip and expenses of personal nature.
- Extra expenses due to nature and unforeseen events.
- Travel Insurance.