4 Days / 3 Nights - Tour
Kampot and Sihanoukville
Kingdom of Cambodia
Day 1 Phnom Penh - Takeo - Kampot
We depart Phnom Penh early in the morning. We drive south out of
Phnom Penh and our first stop will be at Phnom Chisor Temple Mountain,
which dates from the 11th Century. About 500 steps lead to the top
of the hill - a steep 20 minutes climb. Once at the top, we can
enjoy fabulous views over the surrounding countryside and there
are several well-preserved lintels carved in sandstone. From Phnom
Chisor, we continue south to the quiet town of Takeo. This was quite
an important place in French times and several old colonial-style
buildings remain. We will board a speedboat for the 30 minutes trip
to Angkor Borei (please note that the speedboat does not have a
cover or any shade - hat and sun-tan cream are essential). We will
first stop at Angkor Borei town, located just a few kilometers by
boat from the Vietnam border. We will visit a small museum with
several reproductions of sculptures and inscriptions from the nearby
ruins. Artifacts have been carbon-dated as far back as the 4th Century
and extensive excavations have been done by a University of Hawaii
team trying to find out more about the Funan era. The museum has
a shady garden and is a pleasant place to stop and have our picnic
After lunch, continue by speedboat to Phnom Da
Temple, built on the 6th Century site of a Funan Empire era temple.
The existing Phnom Da Temple dates from the 11th Century - the climb
up is easy as this particular Phnom (hill) is not very high. From
Phnom Da, we can walk round the hill, through a tiny (and poor)
fishing village to see Asram Maharosei Temple. The path up to the
temple is steep, over some big rocks. This is the only temple of
its kind in Cambodia, built in Indian style, and well preserved.
Return to Takeo by boat and then drive further south to Kampot.
Dinner at local restaurant. Accommodation at Hotel, Kampot.
Day 2 Kampot - Bokor - Sihanoukville
Breakfast. An early morning walk around Kampot before leaving town
to visit Bokor (Phnom Popok) Hill Station. The steep road to Bokor
starts a short distance from Kampot and it takes about 1 hour to
drive up to the top. This mountain has now been declared a National
Park - it was formerly a hill resort, playground for the French
during their occupation of Cambodia. Sadly, the Khmer Rouge destroyed
most of the old buildings but a few ruins remain, including the
former casino and a church. The mountain rises more than 1000 m
above sea level and, although sometimes shrouded in mist, it offers
dramatic views out to sea. We will take a rest in this beautiful
area and enjoy our picnic lunch.
On the way down, we will stop at the ruins of the
former residence of King Sihanouk. Then, continue our journey to
Sihanoukville (formerly known as Kompong Som). The drive along the
coast takes approximately 3 hours, depending on the road condition.
This beach resort has long been a place of relaxation for residents
of Phnom Penh. There are some 10 km of beach along the mainland
and dozens of small islands a short boat ride away. Dinner at local
restaurant. Accommodation at Seaside Hotel, Sihanoukville.
Day 3 Sihanoukville
Breakfast. A full day to relax and enjoy the beach at Sihanoukville.
Lunch and dinner are NOT included. Accommodation at Seaside Hotel,
Note: Your guide and driver will be staying in
Sihanoukville and be at your disposal during your stay. Your guide
would also be happy to arrange a boat trip for you, at extra cost.
Day 4 Sihanoukville - Phnom Penh
Breakfast. Morning at leisure. In the afternoon we will drive back
to Phnom Penh (3 ½ hours). Late afternoon arrival in Phnom
Penh. Transfer to your hotel.
Please note that although the beach in Sihanoukville
and the offshore islands are nice, the facilities can not be compared
to an international beach resort as Phuket.
Sightseeing tour & transfer as detailed in
Tour Guide as described above
Accommodation in specified hotels or hotels of similar category
Full board as specified throughout the whole tour
Domestic flights with Siem Reap Airways as mentioned in the itinerary.
Domestic Airport Tax where applicable
All entrance fees
Boat trips as specified
Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
Services not mentioned in the itinerary
Meals not mentioned
International flight To and From Cambodia
Cambodia visa fees (currently US$20 per person if arranged on arrival)
Expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, souvenir, etc)
International Airport Tax (currently US$15 from Siem Reap and US$20
from Phnom Penh)
Seat In Coach departures are guaranteed with a
minimum booking of two (2) persons.