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.

$130 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Bokor and Kampot Revealed by Knai Bang Chatt

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Bokor National Park, Kampot, Kampot ProvinceDepart Kep by car and enjoy the best that Kampot has to offer, explore the glorious Bokor Hill with sweeping views of the region.Duration: 1 hour

$48 Outdoor Activities

Discovery Tour: Caving, Climbing, Via Ferrata and Abseiling

The half day Discovery Tour starts with an easy 35 meter toprope climb (you are belayed by a guide from above) for maximum security. On top of the hill you are rewarded with beautiful views of Kampot countryside, the islands in the ocean, the salt fields and Bokor Mountain. Up on the mountain starts a Via Ferrata (a steel cable which you are clipped onto twice) which takes you across the mountain to the abseil-point where you abseil 30 meters down amazing caves, which at the same time is part of the climbing site. Then we go for a big tour inside the magnificent caves. The mountain inside is a maze of corridors, big and small caves all interconnected, big stalactites, shrines, unique flora and fauna ... and ... 2 more Via Ferratas lead you safely out of the caves to the top and back again to the heart of the mountain. Then we do some proper rock climbing, toproped. Enough to make you tired. Don't worry about not having any or little previous experience as we hang the ropes on the more feasible routes. There are 20 routes in total so everybody, from absolute beginner to more experienced people can climb their heart out. All climbing gear is provided (not the climbing shoes which are not a necessity for this tour), the guides, water and a lot of fun. Transport is included for guests staying in town (Out of town is an additional fee). The caves are 5 km out of town, at the site called Kbal Romeas. The morning sessions starts at 8.45.

$35 Outdoor Activities

Full Day Pepper Farm Adventure by Scooter

Stop 1: Kampot’s Salt Field We begin the first stop at the beautiful looking, salt field. It is the best way to learn the interesting mix of Cambodia’s salt product. Your guide is ready to tell you the many relevant information of the only located salt area in Cambodia. Stop 2: Agriculture beyond the Salt The next stop is the greenery rice fields. At this stop, you will get to see the different season practice of planting rice. Your friendly local guide will detail you about the agricultural development from having rice product, and yes you sometimes get to bump into the field and plant the rice, too! Stop 3: Temple and Cave Times! After farming stop, there is temple and cave time! Your guide will ride you off the beaten track to see a mountain-cave-temple.  This time, please put your shoes ready as you will get to hike up to the cave. When inside the cave, you will get to learn the interesting of the temple history and the Khmer’s ancient cultures. Time to also capture the great Kampot’s view from the top! Stop 4: To the Secret Lake After a little bit of mountain activities, it is time to relax! Relax but ready! Your guide will take you to the “secret Lake”. It is the historical dam built during the Khmer Rouge Regime. Listen to the stories of this sad built dam from your knowledgeable guide. And we bet you can also take a Swim! Stop 5: Explore the Pepper Farm Next up, your guide will lead you a Pepper Farm, a well-known farming industry of Kampot province. Here, you will learn about the different varieties of pepper and its plantations. This is also a great stop for photos opportunities! Stop 6: The Cambodian Cuisines Hungry yet? After an active visit to the world’s best pepper, your guide will take you to a relaxing place for your lunch! Choose your own selection menu, but let’s say it’s a typical Khmer food. If you like chicken, we would say “Char Kdoa Moan”; it is the best among all! Stop 7: Beach Time! After a delicious lunch, your guide will take you to the beautiful beach, Kep! Don’t wait, take an enjoyable swimming in the very clean sea. Take a visit to the nearby Crab market and probably giving some try on the unique crab taste?We finish our tour by driving the scooter back to Kampot town. Feel the relax and enjoy a great night sleep after a busy tour!

$25 Outdoor Activities

Half-Day Adventure to the Pepper Farm by Scooter

Stop 1: Salt Farm Your first stop will be at a salt farm, where your guide will explain the importance of Cambodia’s salt industry to the local community of Kampot. Learn about the processes involved in this industry, and try to sneak a taste if you’re lucky! Stop 2: Rice Fields By your next stop, you would have noticed Kampot’s vast landscape of paddy fields. Paddy farming is a major agricultural activity in Kampot, and many local farmers still use traditional methods to farm and harvest rice. Your guide—who may even have had experience working in the paddy fields—will tell you more about the processes involved in this activity, as you take in this incredible scene. Stop 3: Pepper Farm Next up, your guide will lead you to a pepper farm, a well-known industry of Kampot. Here, you will learn about the different varieties of pepper and its plantations. This is also a great stop for photo opportunities! Stop 4: Secret Lake Moving away from Kampot’s economic activities, your guide will take you to the “Secret Lake,” originally an irrigation dam built during the Khmer Rouge regime. This is a peaceful and lovely spot to relax and swim at. Stop 5: Historical Temple Cave Your final stop will be at a temple cave overlooking Kampot’s gorgeous, natural landscape. Learn more about this historical temple from your guide, and be sure to take lots of photos!

$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)