0800 hours, In the morning we pick up from Champa Lodge and drive to Kampot,
Visit the Market
Kampot Market is a typical provincial town market where you can find anything from oranges to the famous local pepper, flowers to silk wedding dresses and gold necklaces. Take your time to explore the market bustle in the mornings and throughout the day. There is also is an area with basic food stalls serving up delicious soups, deep-fried treats and a variety of sweets.
0930 hours, we then drive to one of the cave in Kampot.
Caves & Caverns There are a number of caves in Kampot and Kep. One of the closest to Kampot is “K’bal Romneah”, “Phnom Sorsir” has several caves to explore and the path winding its way up to the hilltop stupa has stunning views over Bokor Mountain. “The White Elephant Cave” takes its name from the shape of the limestone formation at the base of the main cave.
Later, we continue to Starling Firm Kampot Pepper firm.
Kampot Pepper Kampot pepper production is documented as far back as the 13th century. The climate and soil in Kampot Province is ideal for pepper plants and its distinct aromatic flavour has made it a world renowned product, much sought after by gourmet chefs. More than a million pepper poles were producing thousands of tons for export up until the mid-70’s. Local farmers using both traditional and modern techniques have been able to revive this world famous pepper which received a Geographical Indication label in 2010. The peppercorns go through several maturing stages until they are ready to harvest and dry. Make sure you try the young green berries that are eaten fresh and are great with any kind of seafood or steak. You can best visit the pepper plantations in the season which is from September to February. Harvesting is in March & April.
Lunch at Starling Pepper firm with very fresh seafood. Please do let us know if you have any seafood allergy.
In the afternoon, we visit to Teuk Chhou Rapids
Teuk Chhou rapids are just 8km from Kampot. It’s a popular place to picnic for locals and have a swim in the river. Local food stalls provide wooden gazebos and snacks for a relaxing afternoon. Bring your tower and extra cloth if you plan to swim in the river. You will have local contact and enjoy the local ways of life.
Finally, we enjoy sunset over Phnom Dong (Coconut Hill)
Phnom Dong has great views over the ocean as far as Phu Quoc Island. Locals working the salt fields and fishing villages line the gravel track, making this a very pleasant trip.
Before it dark, return to Champa Lodge.
Car/ Guide/ Entrance fees, Lunch and drinking water are included.
Entacnce fee English speaking guide Car