Day 1: Phnom Penh – Kep
Depart from Phnom Penh for Kep. En route, stop at Tonle Bati and visit Ta Prohm temple (12th-13th centuries) and Yeay Peau temple (12th century). Visit the Prasat Neang Khmao, the temple of the Black Virgin (10th century). Visit a silk weaving village before proceeding to Takeo.
Take a boat from Takeo to Phnom Da (please note that the speedboat does not have a cover or any shade – hat and sun tan cream are essential). Visit Phnom Da temple, a pre-Angkorian laterite tower (6th century) and Asram Maharoseil (6th century), an Indian-style sandstone temple constructed in a style unlike any other temple in Cambodia (the climb up is easy as this particular Phnom ‘hill’ is not very high. The path up to the temple is steep, over some big rocks). Return to Takeo by boat and continue to Kep, formerly known as Kep-sur-Mer. This beautiful coastal area was once the favorite holiday spot for Cambodia’s French-influenced elite.
Day 2 + 3 Sihanoukville
Enjoy a half-day boat trip to Rabbit Island (Koh Tunsay) and discover the beautiful and pristine scenery. In the afternoon, drive to Kampot and enjoy a tour of this quiet town which has preserved some nice colonial architecture houses. Stop at the market. Continue along the coast and the Damrei (Elephant) Mountains to Kompong Som (Sihanoukville). Arrive in Kompong Som and proceed to hotel for check-in.
Day 4 Phnom Penh – departure
End of the trip, our driver will pick you up and transfer you to the airport for the departure flight.