Known once Cambodia’s main port, the charming provincial capital of Kampot is characterized by the peach and faded-yellow French-colonial boutique shops as well as the orderly tree-lined boulevards. Once an important trading center, Kampot was Cambodia’s primary port until the establishment of a deep sea port at Sihanoukville in the 1950s. The package provides you with a glimpse of city highlights and local daily life.
DAY 1: PHNOM PENH-KAMPOT (L)
This morning, depart Phnom Penh for a pleasant drive to the charming provincial capital of Kampot is characterized by the peach and faded-yellow French-colonial boutique shops as well as the orderly tree-lined boulevards.
On arrival, take a stroll along the riverfront to admire the French colonial architecture while your guide will share with you the stories of this town. Meander through the local market and see the artisan workshops for the sort of souvenirs you won’t find anywhere else in town. Stop at leisure at one of the coffee shops or riverside restaurants for a perfect lunch with local specialties before heading back to your hotel.
Overnight in Kampot
DAY 2: KAMPOT-PHNOM PENH (B/L)
Kep is a small fishing village on the Gulf of Thailand, where the locals earn their living mainly by fishing. This morning, transfer to a bustling local crab market that has given this town a new life. While most Asian markets are filled with colorful fruits and elaborate displays of local produce, this market targets only fresh seafood and everything that can be made from seafood. Stroll around to learn about the traditional way of trading socializing, take in the sights and sounds, smells, and flavors of a real Cambodia market. Opt to purchase locally fresh crab, shrimp, fish and have a local vendor cook and serve it traditionally.
Pepper grown in Kampot has enjoyed a reputation as the world’s best for decades thanks to a combination of the rich, mineral soils mixed with the sea flavor. Today, transfer to a local pepper plantation that is dedicated to organic and sustainable production. Located in the protected rural environment of Kampot, the plantation offers a breath-taking view over the Gulf of Thailand. Tour the plantation get gain an insight into the history of Kampot Pepper and learn about the traditional and organic growing methods. As a gourmet, taste a wide range of peppers and spices, organically grown, processed, and packaged at the farm. Enjoy lunch with local specialties at the Khmer House inside the plantation before driving back to Phnom Penh.