Cambodia Tour with Kampot and Kep 12 Days

An enjoyable journey to see beautiful Cambodia, starts the trip from the vibrant Phnom Penh to visit the most popular Royal Palace, National Museum and witness the historical sites of killing fields. Ideally resume to visit the less touristy coastal towns in Kampot and Kep for Kampot River sunset cruise, salt fields, mountainous caves, pepper farms, Bokor mountain, interesting Crab Market and enjoy a tranquil jungle trekking in Kep Naitonal Park before unwinding yourselves for beach leisure on gorgeous Rabbit Island. In Siem Reap, discover the fantastic Angkor Heritage Complex especially the incredible Angkor Wat temple and the intricately carved beautiful Banteay Srei. Followed by the boat trip to the impressive Tonle Sap Lake, a half day with Kulen elephants will definitely make your day well worth a visit.

Briefing Program

  • Day 1: Phnom Penh – Arrival,  Private Car/Minivan to Kampot & River Sunset
  • Day 2: Kampot – The Surrounding & Bokor Mountain
  • Day 3: Kampot – Kep Crab Market, National Park Trekking & Rabbit Island
  • Day 4: Kampot – By Private Car/Minivan to Phnom Penh Capital
  • Day 5: Historical Sites of Phnom Penh & Sunset Cruise
  • Day 6: Phnom Penh Tour by Cyclo
  • Day 7: Phnom Penh – Public Air Bus to Siem Reap
  • Day 8: Fully Guided Angkor Discovery
  • Day 9: Sunrise, Beautiful Banteay Srei & Grand Circuit
  • Day 10: Tonle Sap Lake, City Tour & Cultural Apsara Show
  • Day 11: Kulen Elephant Forest (share-tour)
  • Day 12: Siem Reap – Departure

Program Detail

Day 1 | Phnom Penh – Arrival, Private Car/Minivan to Kampot & River Sunset

Meal: None
Upon your arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport, you will be greeted by our friendly tour guide and driver then transfer with 3 hours directly to a booked hotel in Kampot Province and have free time after check in.

Evening, we leave hotel to the riverside where we process to take a local boat which slowly cruises along Kampot River to let you cool down to enjoy beautiful nature, along with local snacks and beers (or soft drinks) while catching the spectacular sunset fading right behind mountain range.

Overnight in Kampot

Day 2 | Kampot – The Surrounding & Bokor Mountain

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast is at hotel.
Today we leave at 8.00am to see the salt fields, enhanced by beautiful rice paddies dotting with palm trees and mountainous landscape then we move toward Phnom Chhnouk where we experience walking 203-step staircase, down into the caves and admired by Pre-Angkorian bricked temple. Continue our journey to observe the process of pepper at Sothy’s Pepper farms where the best famous Kampot pepper comes from.

Enjoy delicious lunch with seafood at a local restaurant.

Afternoon, we drive up Bokor mountain to capture the highlights of Bokor attraction including 29-metres high Yeay Mao statue, The Black Palace of King Norodom Sihanouk, along with the interesting legend of Wat Sampov Pram (5 Boats Pagoda) which was built in 1924 by King Monivong and also grab the breathtaking with picturesque panoramic views. We resume to visit a grand colonial building “Le Bokor Palace” and Catholic Church before returning back to the hotel.

Overnight in Kampot

Day 3 | Kampot – Kep Crab Market, National Park Trekking & Rabbit Island

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast is at hotel.
We head out from Kampot town to visit the famous Kep Crab Market animated by crab farming, people selling a lot of fresh seafood as well as regional vegetables and fruits. Next, we venture by trekking with 8km through the jungle trail in Kep National Park, feel the serenity of the mother nature that admired by songs of wildlife/birds and you will probably come across wild monkeys, and take beautiful photos of Cambodia’s landscape overlooking blue sea, islands and countryside.

Transfer to Kep boat pier, embark a local boat to Rabbit Island where we will have lunch mixing of fresh seafood and fried crabs with Kampot green peppers. Enjoy free time, swimming by the white sand beach or have a short trekking to see people growing sea weeds on this island. We take the boat back to the mainland and return to hotel in Kampot.

Overnight in Kampot

Day 4 | Kampot – By Private Car/Minivan to Phnom Penh Capital

Meal: Breakfast
Breakfast is at hotel.
Simply enjoy the rest of free time in Kampot. Our guide and driver transfer you back to a booked hotel in Phnom Penh, check in and have free time.

*Note: If you love kayaking through the tranquil Kampot Riverside, please feel free to speak with our tour guide for this arrangement.

Overnight in Phnom Penh

Day 5 | Historical Sites of Phnom Penh & Sunset Cruise

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast is at hotel.

Today our guide and driver meet you at hotel’s lobby at 8.30am then drive to witness the tragic site of Choeung Ek – the killing field that proceeded more than 20 thousands of civilians and the site is connecting with Tuol Sleng Museum – was the former school that was transformed to Tortured Prison S21. Stroll around Russian market for shopping.

Enjoy yummy Khmer set lunch Bopha Titanic Phnom Penh by Phnom Penh Riverside.

Afternoon, we go for a guided tour at the National Museum, the world’s most important collection of Cambodian antique sculptures and carvings. Next, continue to visit Wat Phnom with interesting legendary of founding place of Phnom Penh Capital. Return hotel refreshment and short break.

Evening, we head to Phnom Penh’s Riverside then get on board and enjoy a welcome cocktail while the boat is slowly cruising along Mekong & Tonle Sap, watch the sunset fading at horizon. Disembark and return hotel.

Overnight in Phnom Penh

Day 6 | Phnom Penh Tour by Cyclo

Meal: Breakfast
Breakfast is at hotel.
We leave hotel at 8.00am to challenge of cyclo ride (rickshaw) along riverfront for fantastic morning highlight of Phnom Penh Capital toward Independent Monument where we stop to capture some beautiful photos before resuming the ride to stroll around central market to see bustling local trades. Finished the cyclo ride at Royal Palace, we walk to visit The Royal Palace – a complex of buildings which are served as the royal residence for the King of Cambodia, admired by impressive Silver Pagoda with over 5000 solid silver tiles and other Royal Stupas, shrines, monuments etc.

Return hotel and have your own free time.

Overnight in Phnom Penh

*Optional Tours for Afternoon:

Option 1:
We head out by boat to explore Koh Dach (The Silk Island) – Koh Dach is actually famed for its fine silk productions, sits by the River Bank of Upstream Mekong in Kandal Province and the Island houses numerous silk communities where visitors can learn more about silk process, feeding worms, a reliable place purchasing silk items, scarves, Sarong, handicrafts as well as a great home for you to reveal silk weaving history in Cambodia. Besides silk weaving activities, you have chances to see authenticity of Cambodia including lifestyle, gardening activities, feeding animals and other interesting insights

Option 2:
We start heading out of the bustling Phnom Penh toward Phnom Oudong which locates in Kampong Speu and 40km Northwest Phnom Penh Capital. The journey takes approx. an hour drive passing beautiful countryside dotting with palm trees and huge rice fields. On the way, we make a visit at Silver Smith Making Village where we observe the locals making silver handicrafts

Stepping our feet in the base of Mt Oudong and admired by green jungle, we gently enjoy walking up the main stairway with around 500 steps to reach the summit where we take off our shoes to explore the surrounding that includes three magnificent stupas and other small temples whilst witnessing Oudong history from our tour guide.

It’s true to take the advantage of breathtaking and capture the panoramic view before we set off back to Phnom Penh in the evening.

Day 7 | Phnom Penh – Public Air Bus to Siem Reap

Meal: Breakfast
Breakfast is at hotel.
Check out and goodbye to Phnom Penh, our team transfers you to bus station for Air Bus departing at 8.00am (6 hours) to the wonderful land of Angkor Siem Reap.
*Domestic flight or private car/minivan (surcharge) are available upon request.

Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by our friendly team then transfers to a booked hotel for check in.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 8 | Fully Guided Angkor Discovery

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast is at hotel.
We’re journeying out of hotel at 8.00am the South Gate of Angkor Thom atop 4 giant faces that religiously represents compassion, sympathy, equanimity and charity. Stroll around Bayon temple consisting of more than 200 smiling faces in stone, admired by interesting temples including Baphuon, Phimeanakas, terrace of leper king and terrace of elephant. Resume the journey to visit Ta Prohm temple adorned with the stunning, amazing tree roots where Lara Croft Tomb Raider was filmed.

Enjoy Khmer set lunch at a selected local restaurant near temple.

Afternoon, continue to witness the marvelous Angkor Wat – the world’s heritage listed by UNESCO in 1992 and the largest unrivaled monument in the world. Built by Suryavarman II in 12th Century, Angkor Wat is considered as one of the top destinations in Asia and is a must-see in your lifetime. Learning from your tour guide the amazing history, its ancestral incredible, architectural masterpieces and the finest carvings dates back to the Khmer Empire when it dominated the largest parts of Southeast Asia.

Note: Visiting beautiful sunset is available at Phnom Bakheng, please speak to our tour guide to manage this for you. This is a hiking up (Approx. 30 minutes/way) to the hill and it’s always touristy or skip it if you feel tired.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 9 | Sunrise, Beautiful Banteay Srei & Grand Circuit

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast is at hotel.
We start the tour at 5.00am then drive within Angkor jungle toward the magnificent Angkor Wat where we wait to watch the spectacular sunrise over Angkor Wat towers and capture its beautiful sunrise reflection at the lotus pond.

Return your hotel for breakfast then leave hotel again to stroll at Preah Dak village to observe local people making the famous steaming-rice cake which hides coconut milk inside that you have a chance to grab a few bites before continuing to unlock the intricately carved, beautiful red-pink sandstone temple of Banteay Srei – considered to be a Jewel of Khmer art which features elaborate decorations and its finest details. These factors have made the temple extremely popular with tourists, and have led to its being widely praised as a “precious gem”.

Enjoy Khmer set lunch at a selected local restaurant near temples.

Afternoon, we head out to visit 12th century Banteay Samre temple in good condition then go to explore some Angkorian temples located in the Grand/small Circuit such as Ta Som, Neak Pean (Coiled Serpents), Preah Khan (Royal Sword), Banteay Kdei and Srah Srang (The Royal’s Basin).
*Please be aware that there are a lot of available temples within grand circuit for visiting. Flexibly depends on your interest and how you feel whether you want to skip or continue.

Return hotel and simply have your own free time.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 10 | Tonle Sap Lake, City Tour & Cultural Apsara Show

Meal: Breakfast, Dinner
Breakfast is at hotel.
We set off hotel at 8.30am for countryside sightseeing along with a visit at local market to see interesting trades before resuming our journey to Kompong Phluk village of Tonle Sap Lake. We process to take a boat trip along canal toward the centre of Kompong Phluk then the boat slows down to let you enjoy the surrounding admired by amazing houses atop high poles, come across the highlight of fishing activities as well as see people selling fruits/vegetable/meats on their boats, you sometimes see kids in their student uniforms coming back from their classes. Witness how life works on the water and how people make the lake as home then we embark on a canoe to explore the pleasant mangroves, enjoy the serenity while taking picturesque photos and you may see a few waterbirds. Continue by our main boat to see the great lake of Tonle Sap, learn from your tour guide about Tonle Sap ecosystem and its rich biosphere reserve.

Afternoon, we go for guided orientation at the finest Artisan Angkor wood/stone carving center which displays various defined handicrafts and silk products, continue to stroll around old market to see interesting daily trade as well as bargaining for local handmade products, paintings, lacquers, carvings, clothes, traditional crafts and so on, and you can also go to Royal Residence Garden for walking and breathtaking.

Evening around 6.15pm, we leave to enjoy delicate Khmer set dinner followed by traditional Apsara dance performance at a selected local restaurant.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 11 | Kulen Elephant Forest (share-tour)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast is at hotel.
Our driver (no guide) will pick you up at 7.40am from hotel’s lobby then transfers to Kulen elephant forest’s office in Siem Reap town. Next, the shuttle minivan will leave at 8.00am with an hour drive to the Kulen Elephant forest which locates at the base of Kulen Mountain range.

Once at the reserve, you will spend time to learn from the local tour guide to get understanding the way of elephants live, play and roam as well as knowing how they are being well taken care mostly through their natural habitat, observing their relationships and behaviors. At noon, retire to base camp and enjoy a traditional meal before heading back to Siem Reap (approx. 2.00pm).

You will then get picked up by our driver from Kulen elephant forest’s office to hotel.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 12 | Siem Reap – Departure

Meal: Breakfast
Breakfast is at hotel.
Simply enjoy the rest of free time in Siem Reap before our team picks you up from hotel’s lobby and transfers to Siem Reap Angkor International Airport for your flight to the next destination.

*Thank You and Goodbye to Beautiful Cambodia

Request Quotation

  • Stay, City/Region
    • 3 nights in Kampot
    • 3 nights in Phnom Penh
    • 5 nights in Siem Reap
  • Recommended Hotels in Kampot
    • Hotel Five.S 3*
    • Pippali Boutique Hotel 3*
    • Kampot Sweet Boutique 4*
    • Amber Kampot – Luxury Resort 5*
    • RiverTree Villa & Resort 5*
  • Recommended Hotels in Phnom Penh
    • Home Chic Hotel 3*
    • Ohana Phnom Penh Palace Hotel 3*
    • Sun and Moon Urban Hotel 4*
    • Baitong Hotel & Resort 4*
    • The Pavilion Hotel 4*
    • Palace Gate Hotel & Resort 5*
    • Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh 5*
    • Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra 5*
  • Recommended Hotels in Siem Reap
    • Ladear Angkor Boutique Hotel 3* Plus
    • Sokkhak Boutique Resort 4*
    • Angkor Village Hotel 4*
    • FCC Angkor by Avani 4*
    • The Embassy Angkor Resort 5*
    • Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra 5*
    • Anantara Angkor Resort 5*
  • Package Included

    › Stay in double or twin room share
    › Breakfast is provided by hotels
    › Lunch & dinner are mentioned
    › Experienced local English speaking tour guide
    › Round trip airport/bus/boat transfers
    › Traveling in air conditioning car/minivan
    › Public air bus ticket: Phnom Penh to Siem Reap
    › All entrance fees per program
    › Sunset boat cruise
    › Sightseeing & tour activities per program
    › Boat excursion and canoe
    › Kulen elephant forest (share-tour)
    › Mineral bottled water & fresh tissue

  • Package Not Included

    › Cambodia visa
    › International/domestic flights
    › Airport taxes/stamping fees
    › Any travel insurances
    › Drinks and personal expenses
    › Luggage handling
    › Tipping & gratitude for guide/driver
    › Meals are not mentioned
    › Single supplement surcharge
    › Early check in and late check out
    › Peak seasons (To be advised)
    › Compulsory gala dinner on 24th/31st Dec

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