Cambodia’s South Coast 5 Days

Cambodia’s South Coast  5 Days

The south coast around Sihanoukville is evolving as a popular destination for holiday makers. The unspoilt islands, tropical beaches and natural beauty are reminiscent of Phuket before the crowds. 


 
Phnom Penh  •  Sihanoukville •  Kampot  •  Kep
 
  • Itinerary

    Day 1 – Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville
    Transfer from the capital to Sihanoukville, one of Cambodia’s premier beach resorts. On the way, visit Kirirom National Park for a stroll along some for the many trails enjoying views of the pine forests, streams, rapids and Cardamom Mountains. Lunch is at Kirirom Resort before continuing on to Sihanoukville in time to enjoy some free time to watch the sunset over the Gulf of Thailand from the private beach of the Independence Hotel, your hotel for three nights. (L)

    Day 2 – Kbal Chhay excursion
    Sihanoukville’s prime waterfall, Kbal Chhay, is visited today. Once used as a hideout for Khmer Rouge soldiers, the falls are an impressive sight in the wet season and a great spot for swimming in the dry season.  Relax in the pristine environment before returning to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. (B)

    Day 3 – Ream National Park excursion
    Visit nearby Ream National Park, home to a number of rarely seen endangered animals such as macaques, sun bears, dolphins, mouse deer, pangolins and over a hundred species of birds. Board a local boat with your guide and explore the mangroves. Climb up the watch tower for views over the area and observe several endangered bird species. Continue by boat over open waters and observe the tranquillity and beauty of this untouched area. Disembark at a white sand beach where picnic lunch is served and enjoy snorkelling and swimming. Spend the afternoon on the island or head back to the National Park for a 5km guided trek through the forest. (B,L)

    Day 4 – Sihanoukville to Kampot and Kep
    Travel towards Kampot, one of Cambodia’s most attractive towns. The route passes stunning scenery with the Damrei (Elephant) Mountains as a constant backdrop. Visit the Kampot Pepper Project and learn how Kampot pepper has been acknowledged by international chefs to be among the world’s best. Continue to Kampot and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant overlooking the mountains and Kampot River. Stroll through Kampot and observe the French colonial architecture, some beautifully restored. Continue to Kep and stay overnight at the Rikitikitavi Hotel, a basic hotel, clean and comfortable, with air-conditioning. (B,L)

    Day 5 – Kep to Phnom Penh
    Visit Koh Tonsai, a secluded island a short boat ride away, for a morning of swimming or snorkelling. Return to the hotel to freshen up for the drive back to Phnom Penh. On the way, visit Tonle Bati, a popular lake and its 12th century temple named Ta Prohm. Walk the hallways of the temple, seeing floral offering and little shrines around every corner. Tour concludes on arrival in Phnom Penh. (B)

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    Hotel accommodation

    Meals as listed (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner).

    Airport transfers and transportation

    Sightseeing tours as listed, by private vehicle with driver and English speaking guide, inclusive of entrance fees

    Sole Traveller prices apply for one person travelling on their own and staying in a single room.  The Single Supplement applies when two or more people travel together and a single room is required.

 

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Cambodia’s South Coast  5 Days
 

Highlights

Cambodia is a mysterious place, its history – like dappled sunlight falling through foliage onto an ancient stone temple – a mixture of darkness and light.  Traverse the shining waters of Tonle Sap Lake, past tranquil villages and glowing rice fields, and it’s hard to reconcile the peaceful surroundings with the brutality of the Khmer Rouge.

 
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