Full Day Kep Countryside Tour by Tut-Tut
- Duration 9 hour(s)
- Hotel Pick-Up and Drop Off
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- Strictly Non Refundable
This full day tour departs from Kep and is a combination of a cultural and nature trip. Get a taste of life in rural Cambodian where you’ll see the villagers at work and learn more about their culture and beliefs. On this full-day trip, you’ll visit Kampong Trach near the Vietnam border, a pepper farm and then a salt field. In the afternoon, we’ll head to a Cham fishing village and then head back to Kep town where you get to see old abandoned colonial-era buildings and drive by the nice coastal strip. This tour is not a guided tour so you can choose how much time you would prefer to spend at each of the attractions.
What to Expect
This morning, we’ll pick you up at your hotel at 9 am and drive for approximately 40 minutes on Highway 33 toward Kampong Trach, which mountain-caves was one of the last Khmer Rouge holdouts. At the entrance of the caves, you will be approached by kids wanting to rent their flashlights to bring into the caves. The large part of day will be spent at the caves and you can also dip to what is known as the Swimming Cave. Have lunch nearby at your own expense and after short drive, we’ll reach the salt farms where during the hot and dry season, you can see the hardworking workers gather the salt into piles, load it into woven baskets and then carry the heavy loads to nearby warehouses. On our next stop, you can get a free tour of the pepper farm and learn about organic farming methods for pepper, different types of pepper and the growing and harvesting seasons, sustainable farming and energy practices. After a picturesque drive through the countryside, you can visit the Cham fishing village where colorful boats are surrounded by remains of mangrove forests that stretch over parts of the coastlines. You can take a look at the mosque and hangout with the kids at the river while observing the fishermen napping while other family members fix the nets and cook a meal. Heading back to Kep town, you can catch a glimpse of why the French in the colonial era and the royal families made this place their summer escape in the more distant past. Stop for photo-shoots while driving along the scenic coastal road before heading back to the hotel