Vietnam

Land of the Rising Dragon

Chill out in Kampot & Kep

Private Tour

Starting from $399 pp

Overview

Kampot

The area of Kampot and Kep has always been an expat haven for those living in Phnom Penh. One reason being its close proximity to the Capital with direct road links straight down National route 2. However, the main reason is that it is so laid back that you may fall over; making it is the perfect place to take a break from your hectic schedule. The main word to describe this area of Cambodia is timeless charm. You will not find large hotels or restaurants but rustic, characterful places with interesting people both expats and locals.

Kampot’s river side and small town are well worth a night before heading to the coast. Enjoy some good food, the breeze along the riverside and some colonial buildings scattered around town. Once in Kep you must sample the local crab. Also nothing beats taking a short boat trip to the nearby Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay). The beach has lovely clean sand, 4 or 5 places to eat and that is pretty much it; the perfect place to relax. The beach is also great for families as the sand shelf is very shallow so you have to go a fair distance before reaching deep water, making the island very safe.

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

Day 1: Arrive Phnom Penh to Kampot

On arrival in Phnom Penh you will be met by an Asia for Expats representative. Directly from the airport we start our journey to Kampot. Along the way you have the choice of stopping either at Choeung EK (Killing Fields) or at the Phnom Tamao wildlife sanctuary. After enjoying a late lunch on the Kampot riverside you are free to enjoy your new surroundings as you wish.

Day 2: Kampot to Kep and Rabbit Island

Today you will travel a short distance to Kep and board a local boat for the crossing to Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay). You then have the whole day to relax and unwind on the islands main beach until returning to the mainland in time for sunset.

Day 3: Kep

Today you have a free day to enjoy another relaxing day on Rabbit Island or wander around the small town of Kep. Have lunch at the famous Crab market and spend some time looking at all the old abandoned villas. Alternatively, you can look at including one of the activities available in this region.

Day 4: Kep to Phnom Penh and departure

Today you are free to enjoy your last day as you wish until we pick you up in plenty of time and transfer you back to Phnom Penh for your departing flight.

*Please see our list of activities that can be added to your getaway.

Activities

Activities in Phnom Penh

Cyclo City TourCyclo City Tour
Minimum Number: 1 Person
Duration: from 2 hours
Cyclos were a popular form of transport throughout Southeast Asia, and they are still widely used in the Cambodian capital. On this tour you will see many of the most important sites of the city including Wat Phnom, the National Library, Psar Thmei, 178th St, the Royal Palace compound, the National Museum and much more.

Sunset Boat CruiseSunset Boat Cruise
Minimum Number:
1 Person
Duration: from 2 hours
A trip to Phnom Penh isn’t complete without a cruise on the Mighty Mekong. Enjoy a sunset boat trip on board Phnom Penh’s only luxury catamaran. Discover a different side of Cambodia’s capital and do it in style as you sip a cocktail on the top deck, or sit down to some fantastic food.

Phnom Tamao SanctuaryPhnom Tamao Sanctuary
Minimum Number:
1 Person
Duration: from 6 hours
Enjoy a wonderful day trip out of Phnom Penh and visit this great wildlife sanctuary for rescued animals. The sanctuary is home to gibbons, sun bears, elephants, tigers, lions, deer, ginormous pythons and birds.

S21 & Killing FieldsS21 & Killing Fields tour
Minimum Number:
1 Person
Duration: from 4 hours
This tour takes you to Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21) and Choeung Ek (Killing Fields), located about 17km southwest of Phnom Penh. You will spend the morning being guided around these sites, learning about the turbulent recent history of Cambodia.

Angkor Golf Resort

A Round of Golf
Minimum Number:
1 Person
Duration: from 4 hours
Phnom Penh now boasts five courses, three of which we believe that you should try out if you love your golf. We will take care of all aspects of your trip from green fees, transfers, buggy hire and club hire. So all you have to worry about is having fun and keeping that score as low as you can.

Koh Dach Silk IslandSilk Island (Koh Dach)
Minimum Number:
1 Person
Duration: from 4 hours
Catch a private boat across the Mekong River and see some incredible silk production and weaving. You will observe the villagers farming the silk worms and creating the perfect environment for them to weave their cocoons.

Activities in Kampot and Kep

ClimbingClimbing & Caving
Minimum Number:
1 Person
Duration: from 4 hours
There is a wide range of different climbs and caves to explore in the area. We can cater for the beginner to the very experienced.  All of our climbs are ‘top roping’, ranging from grade 4c to 7a.  Our tours range from half-day experiences to full climbing and caving days that include lunch.

Bokor HillstationBokor Hill Station
Minimum Number:
1 Person
Duration: from 4 hours
Bokor Hill Station was the former retreat for the French higher classes that wanted to escape Cambodia’s warming seasonal temperatures.  High up on the mountain lies and old casino and the remains of a 1922 colonial church that boasts an incredible panoramic sea view.

Rabbit Island Day TripRabbit Island Day Trip
Minimum Number:
1 Person
Duration: from 6 hours
A day trip is a definite must for anyone visiting Cambodia’s coast.  The island has calm waters and beautiful palms situated along the beach.  There are four or five beachside restaurants that serve nice local food and pancakes.  The island is also home to a small community of fisher folk and farmers, and has a very relaxed and calm feel.

Expat Tips

Top Expat Tips

  • Enjoy a meal at the riverside restaurant of ‘Rikitikitavi’ or Pork ribs at the ‘Rusty Keyhole’.
  • Looking for a bit of adventure? how about giving paddle boarding a go (new to Kampot).

Challenges:

  • Eat some famous local crab at the restaurants near the crab market.
  • Hire a bike or for the fitter enjoy a run around the 8 km Kep National Park circuit.

For Families:

  • Enjoy a nice family lunch at a pepper plantation and get a tour of the farm.
  • Kep’s Butterfly Farm is perfect for a short day trip, there are some lovely flowers to enjoy too.
  • If you have teenagers that can skateboard then head along to the Jasmine Valley skate bowl.
Information

Tour Includes:

  • Land transportation within Cambodia by private air-conditioned vehicles.
  • English speaking guide
  • Accommodation listed
  • Breakfasts each morning on the tour
  • Excursions as mentioned
  • All admission fees at activities mentioned in the itinerary, temples and attractions.
  • All taxes

Tour Excludes:

  • Flights to/from Asia. (Our team can help you arrange flights if requested)
  • International airport departure taxes
  • Visa fees, currently $30 US per person
  • Meals, unless otherwise mentioned
  • Beverages and personal expenses
  • Other excursions and entrance fees
  • Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation and evacuation in the event of accident of illness).
  • All other services not listed in “Tour Includes”.

Flights

We will arrange all flights and transportation within Asia as mentioned in the itinerary. Our team can arrange bonded ATOL flights to/from Asia upon request. Please complete the enquiry form with the necessary information to issue a quote for your international flights.

Visa

A visa is required to enter Cambodia, the current cost is $30. Our team will happily advise you on visa requirements.

Passport

Please ensure your passport has a validity of at least six months beyond stay. Also at least one blank page for each of the countries you are visiting and 4 passport-size photos are needed.

Insurance

Please make sure you have comprehensive travel insurance adequate for your holidays and the activities you want to undertake. Your insurance must cover medical costs related to hospitalisation, repatriation and emergency travel.

Vaccinations

Please consult your doctor, clinic or your national Department of Health for recommended vaccinations and medication when travelling to Southeast Asia. It is important to arrange the necessary appointments well in advance of your trip.

Currency

US Dollars (USD) are widely accepted in Cambodia as well as the local currency Khmer Riel (KHR). For currency conversion please click here.

How to Book

Only once you are fully happy with your tailor-made itinerary you will receive an invoice. In order to secure availability for your booking, tour, activities and accommodation we require a 20% deposit.

Responsible Travel

Asia for Expats is committed to promote tourism that creates better places to live in and better places to visit. As expatriates living in Asia we care about the people and regions where we travel. Please read our Responsible Travel section to find more.


Please note: 

Our prices are correct at the time of publishing. They are subject to changes and can only be confirmed after receiving an enquiry.

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We can tailor this experience to suit your needs. Please complete the enquiry form specifying any requirements or alterations to the itinerary.