Welcome to Kampot


Eclipsed as a port when Sihanoukville was founded in 1959, Kampot also makes an excellent base for exploring Bokor National Park, the neighbouring seaside town of Kep, and the superb cave-temples and verdant countryside of the surrounding area. A growing expat community is contributing to new cultural developments and more culinary variety.


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$150 Shore Excursions

Shore Excursion: Best of Kep - Kampot from Sihanoukville or Phnom Penh

We will start to leave from hotel client stay in Sihanoukville or from Phnom Penh refer to Kampot Kep to explore tour full day. Discover the rustic and charming Kampot town, its history and architecture as we explore the town’s streets. You will also get a chance to see a fishing village at work, to give you insights of daily life around Kampot. Salt is one of Kampot’s most important products.  In this tour, we will stop at a salt field near the coastline where you will witness and learn how salt is made the traditional way.  Salt fields only operate during the dry season.  You will never look at salt the same way again after seeing how much hard work making them entails. and well known for its export-quality peppers.  We will then spice up our tour with a visit to a pepper farm. Get a chance to understand how peppers are grown, harvested, dried and ground.  See different varieties of pepper ranging from black, green, red and white.  Before we move on the Kep, we will make a stop at the Phnom Chhngok Cave Temple.  The brick temple nestled inside the limestone cave is dedicated to Shiva.  Kampot City, located in southwest Cambodia, is a town cut across by the Praek Tuek Chhu River and is blessed with a view of the Elephant Mountains.  One cannot escape the hints of French colonial occupation in Kampot, where you could see colorful French-style buildings mixed with red tile-roofed shop houses. We will continue to Kep town, Kep is best known for its sea foods, especially crab.  We will take you to the Crab Market to see the bustling activity while locals bring in their fresh catch.  Our next stop will be a relaxing break at Kep Beach.  Enjoy the laidback and quiet beach environment along Kep’s coastline.   Return to Sihanouk Ville or Phnom Penh after tour and drop off at your hotel or port.

$150 Outdoor Activities

Kachoch Hill-tribe Jungle Trek

Each tour begins with Evening briefing. At 4:30 PM, we will meet at your hotel in Ban Lung, Ratanakiri for a journey briefing. It is the first opportunity for everyone to meet the guide on their trip and to run over the final details so everyone knows what to expect.Day 1: Approximately 4-6 hours trekYou will be picked up from your hotel at 8.30am and travel north to Kachon village approximately 90 minutes drive. From Kachon we take a scenic boat ride for about 50 minutes on Sesan river to a remote village of Kachoch ethnic minority. Upon arrival to the village, we meet our Kachoch ranger and start our trekking tour. At the beginning of the hike, we pass by many interesting rice fields and farm houses.Lunch break at a farm house. Prepare and get changed to avoid getting cut from the jungle and beaten by insects as we are heading deeper.Carry on the trek and hike passing through bamboo forest, rocky hills, streams, thick jungle stopping on a hilltop to enjoy beautiful scenery. After 4 hours we arrive to the waterfall. This three tier waterfall measures at least over forty meters and a beautiful clear river at its bottom is waiting for you rinse the sweat off your body and invigorate your muscles. In the evening, your guide and ranger will set up a shelter, prepare the food, dinner at the camp-fire and overnight in hammock with mosquito net near the waterfall. (Accommodation: hammock with mosquito attached, meal: lunch, dinner)Day 2: Approximately 4-6 hours trekEarly in the morning, you can enjoy hot coffee or tea. Breakfast will be prepared on wood fire. Today trek is on a loop back to Kaoh Piek village and the primary forest changes in to the secondary. Once in a while we take a rest a little bit to enjoy the jungle surrounding and your guide will explain the natural resource as well as you will learn about your ranger’s way of life. After 3 hours of the trek we reach the outskirt of Kaoh Piek and a small farm house where we can take our main break for lunch. In the afternoon, we continue further south to Kachoch village of Kaoh Piek where we’ll visit the sacred cemetery of Kachoch indigenous group. Kaoh Piek is home to a traditional Kachoch burial ground complete with carved effigies of the deceased. Family groups are buried side by side and elaborate ceremonies held after a period of mourning. There are wooden men and women statues standing in front the tombs to guard and likeness of elephant tusks and beautiful decorated tombs. You will learn about the animist belief of Kachoch hill tribe from you guide. Afterwards we walk to Sesan River and continue by boat back to Kachon village. Our our Kachoch hill tribe adventure mountain trek has now come to an end and we are picked up by car and travel back to Ban Lung arriving at approximately 4.00 PM. (Meal: breakfast, lunch)

$1187.50 Private & Custom Tours

7-Days Cambodia from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh - Kampot - Koh Rong

This 7-day tour will give you a great insight in Cambodia. Our guide and the tours listed are also included. Itinerary: Day 1: Pick up from Siem Reap hotel to visit Angkor Wat, Angkor thom (Bayon, Bapoun, Elephant terrace), Ta Prom (Lunch at Local restaurant). Overnight in Siem Reap.  Day 2: Early tour at 5am to visit the sunrise at Angkor Wat and after coming back to the hotel fyou have free time to rest or explore Siem Reap till 15h00pm. Then we go to visit the Pink Temple of Banteay Srei. On the way back we stop at Pre Rup for sunset view. Overnight in Siem Reap.  Day 3: We say goodbye to Siem Reap at 9am. We will head to our hotel in Phnom Penh.  Half way we stop for lunch and visit an old temple called Sambor Preikuk. We will arrive at Phnom Penh around 6pm. Overnight in Phnom Penh.  Day4: After breakfast at 9am we visit the royal palace, killing fields (1975-1979) and Wat Phnom. You will enjoy the lunch at a local restaurant and afterwards go straight to Kampot province.Overnight at Kampot.  Day5: At 8am we start to visit a Kampot pepper farm, the salt fields and sea food market and visit kompot city.Overnight at Kampot. Day6: Check out from Kampot and drive to Shihanoukville around 8am. We explore the town a little bit before taking the speed boat to Koh Rong paradise island.Overnight at Koh Rong Island.  Day7: Check out from Koh Rong and back to Shihanoukville or transfer to Phnom Penh International  Airport. End of service. 

$1045 Multi-day & Extended Tours

11-Day Cambodia Adventure Tour

Day 1 - BangkokMake your way to the Stray Bangkok Shop by 4pm to collect your tickets to Siem Reap and be briefed on tomorrow's express journey to Siem Reap. Day 2 - Bangkok to Siem ReapLeave Bangkok by 9am on an unguided connection across the border to vibrant Siem Reap. In early evenings you will meet your Tour Leader to learn more about the next day's activities and the adventure ahead. Day 3 - Siem ReapSpend the day on a full day guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Angkor temples rated one of the worlds number one landmarks. By evening you will get to enjoy a truly unique performance and dinner at the local not-for-profit Phare Circus.Day 4 - Siem Reap to Battambang (homestay)Head to the picturesque countryside where you’ll stay in a local Cambodian family’s home to experience rural village life first-hand. Often considered a highlight, you’ll meet your hosts, share a traditional meal with them, explore the local community and nearby rice paddies.Day 5 - Battambang to SihanoukvilleFrom the heart of rural life we travel to the coast, visiting the busy markets and floating village in Kompong Chhnang on the way to our next stop in popular seaside town of Sihanoukville.Day 6 and 7 - Two free days in SihanoukvilleToday is yours to kick back and relax in Cambodia's premier beach location. Hang out on the beach, go swimming, diving or snorkelling, take a Khmer cooking class or hop on an island boat tour to check out beautiful Koh Rong and the other nearby islands just off shore.Day 8 - Sihanoukville to KampotJust a short drive to the riverside town of Kampot allows you a free afternoon for optional activities such as: visit the fascinating salt and pepper farms, go cycling or trek in the Bokor National Park. A relaxing sunset boat cruise on the Kampot River is included this evening.Day 9 - Kampot to Phnom PenhFrom Kampot we head inland for the bustling Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. In the afternoon we take a tour of the infamous Khmer Rouge S21 Prison and Killing Fields to learn more about Cambodia's sobering history. Day 10 - Phnom Penh to Siem ReapLeave Phnom Penh early for an express return to Siem Reap, giving you time in the evening to spend one more memorable night on Pub Street.Day 11 - Siem Reap to BangkokSay goodbye to Cambodia and make your way across the Thai border on an unguided public bus connection organised by your Tour Leader. Your trip officially comes to an end when you arrive back in Bangkok in the evening.Accommodation: 9x Guesthouses/Hotels/Hostels (2-3 star), 1x Village HomestayActivities: Refer to inclusions

$122 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip to Kampot and Kep Village from Sihanoukville

Warmly welcome at Sihanouk Ville Port Main Gate (You need to walk from ship to main gate around 3km). After meeting our guide, we board on our private vehicle to Kampot town with a countryside scenic drive approx. 2 hours with 105km distance where you will enjoy the landscape of some of Palm Trees, and Rice Fields. Our first visit will be Ropang Ropov Fishing Village. Upon arrival, firstly you will visit the Kampot Market to observe the local way of life through lively commercial scenes full of venders who sell fresh food or local products. You may wander the stalls and perhaps purchase a traditional Krama, the colourful Cambodia headscarf so commonly warm by all Khmers. Then you will also drive around Kamport Town to view the Classic French Colonial architectures and the riverside walkway where you will see more French Colonial Building. We also stop at Salt Filed to learn how local people product salt before going to crab Market at Kep. KEP was already an affluent seaside resort back in the 1960s when Sihanoukville was just a fishing village. Nowadays it’s experiencing a revival as a relaxing destination. Your next stop will be Starlingridge Resort where you will visit to pepper plantation in the resort followed by time to enjoy your Khmer mouth-watering lunch at Starlingridge Resort. Afterwards lunch, we make our way back to Sihanoukville Port.

$132 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip to Bokor National Park from Sihanoukville

Warmly welcome at Sihanouk Ville Port Main Gate (You need to walk from ship to main gate around 3km). After meeting our guide, we board on our private vehicle to Kampot town with a countryside scenic drive approx. 2 hours with 105km distance where you will enjoy the landscape of some of Palm Trees, and Rice Fields. Our first visit will be Ropang Ropov Fishing Village. Upon arrival, firstly you will visit the Kampot Market to observe the local way of life through lively commercial scenes full of venders who sell fresh food or local products. You may wander the stalls and perhaps purchase a traditional Krama, the colourful Cambodia headscarf so commonly warm by all Khmers. We then drive up Bokor National Park. The most beautiful and most mystical natural park of Southeast Asia, it is, of course, Phnom Bokor. 140 thousand hectare of untouched mountain jungle, the biggest herd of wild elephants in Southeast Asia. Park Phnom Bokor is located in Elephant mountains being continuation Cardamon mountains (Kravan). Most park Phnom Bokor point – mountain Kamtjaj is high (Bokor, Phnom on khmer dictionary means - the mountain) has height of 1077 metres above sea level and is the point second for height point in Cambodia. At once at entrance to park virgin forests begin. Then you will also drive around Kamport Town to view the Classic French Colonial architectures and the riverside walkway where you will see more French Colonial Building. Afterwards lunch, we make our way back to Sihanouk Ville Port.