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Introduction

South Coast Explorer    
7 Days / 6 Nights
   
For this introduction to the southern coastal areas of Cambodia, we head for Koh Kong after arrival in Phnom Penh. We spend two nights aboard our luxury floating lodge where kayaks are available for the more adventurous, before continuing onto the country’s prime beach location of Sihanoukville for some relaxation downtime and sun worship. The re-emerging resort of Kep beckons and we enjoy fresh seafood on an island trip and the unique cave pagodas in the limestone karsts that dot the area. Our final leg of the journey crosses the border into Ha Tien in Vietnam and our final leg of the itinerary, the beautiful island paradise that is Phu Quoc.
South Coast Explorer

In Brief

South Coast Explorer
7 Days / 6 Nights

Day 1: Arrive Phnom Penh. Travel to Koh Kong.

Day 2: Kayaking and Relaxation.

Day 3: Koh Kong to Sihanoukville.

Day 4: Free time in Sihanoukville.

Day 5: Sihanoukville to Kep.

Day 6: Morning to Rabbit Island. Afternoon Kep Cave Pagodas.

Day 7: Kep to Ha Tien and Phu Quoc.

In Detail

South Coast Explorer
7 Days / 6 Nights

Day 1: Arrive Phnom Penh. Travel to Koh Kong.
On arrival we head south on National Highway 4 and pause to pay our respects to Yeay Peau, a protective spirit who looks after travellers on the road at Pich Nil Pass, where the road cuts through Bokor and Kirirom National Parks to the east and west and is lined with shrines and incense. We swing west on new National Highway 48 towards Koh Kong, passing through some beautiful stretches of Cambodian countryside. We stop for a local lunch along the way before arriving at Tatai, where we transfer by boat to our overnight floating lodge.

Day 2: Kayaking and Relaxation.
We spend the day relaxing at the floating lodge. Kayaks are available and a boat trip to Tatai waterfall is included in the program.

Day 3: Koh Kong to Sihanoukville.
We leave Koh Kong province after breakfast and continue south to the popular resort of Sihanoukville, home to Cambodia's finest beaches. We check into our hotel and leave the rest of the day free to enjoy the beautiful beaches and warm waters.

Day 4: Free time in Sihanoukville.
Day free at your own leisure.

Day 5: Sihanoukville to Kep.
We leave Sihanoukville and travel north on National Highway 4. We pass through the small town of Veal Renh and then turn east towards Kampot. This pretty road passes under the shadow of Bokor Mountain and hugs the coastline for much of its length. We may stop in Kampot for refreshments and a stroll along the riverfront before continuing to the old French beach resort of Kep.

Day 6: Morning to Rabbit Island. Afternoon Kep Cave Pagodas.
This morning, we travel to the boat pier to board a local boat for the journey to Koh Tonsay or Rabbit Island. We journey across calm waters to this beautiful palm-fringed island, home to a small community of fisherfolk and farmers. We leave some time free to enjoy the white-sand beaches that ring the island. Then, we travel back to Kep by boat.
In the afternoon, we leave Kep and travel to the little town of Kompong Trach. For a long time this place was forgotten, as the civil war kept it off the map, but the new border crossing with Vietnam has seen a bit of a boom. We stop to visit the interesting cave temple of Wat Kirisan, built into the base of Phnom Sor. We travel through a small cave to a hidden chamber open to the elements, the sheer walls dripping with foliage. There are several hidden shrines here, as well as the Cave of a Thousand Ricefields, where locals claim the limestone looks like terraces.
We then journey to Phnom Chhnork, a large cave that contains a 7th century brick temple in remarkable condition. This hidden temple is a very sacred place for local Khmers. Later we return to Kep, our base of the night.

Day 7: Kep to Ha Tien and Phu Quoc.
We leave Kep and head south towards the Vietnamese border. We leave Cambodia and cross into Vietnam. We then travel to Ha Tien and transfer to the island of Phu Quoc.

What's In

South Coast Explorer
7 Days / 6 Nights

What’s In:
   -  All sightseeing and transfer services as detailed in our itinerary
   -  Accommodation in confirmed room category and named hotels
   -  Meals: daily breakfast at hotel only or as specified (drinks not included)
   -  English-speaking local guides (or the relevant language requested)
   -  All entrance fees as detailed in our itinerary
   -  Private air-conditioned vehicle with drinking water during sightseeing
   -  Boat trips as specified
   -  Hanuman arrival and departure gifts
   -  Public liability insurance

What’s Not:
   -  Tour services not detailed in our itinerary
   -  All meals not specified and no drinks except complimentary water
   -  International departure taxes
   -  Visa fees
   -  All International flight tickets
   -  Overweight luggage
   -  Early Hotel check-in/ Late check-out
   -  Expenditure of a personal nature
   -  Tips and gratuities
   -  Other services not listed in ‘What’s In’
   -  Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expense, including repatriation in the event of accident or illness).

Service Charter
Many local companies promise a high level of service, but not all are able to reach this goal. Here at Hanuman, we are genuinely committed to delivering the highest level of service during all stages of your trip, including the planning. Should our standards drop below your expectations at any stage during the booking procedure, then please contact us immediately.

Price Promise
We don't claim to offer the cheapest trips in the Mekong region, as many of the cheap tours cut corners. We don't believe in cutting corners and strive to deliver the best experiences on offer during a visit to the Mekong region. We do claim to offer value for money and strongly believe that our original trips are an excellent deal. However, we are aware that we operate in a competitive environment, so please do contact us if you find a significantly better price elsewhere. There may be a reason for the discrepancy in the detail, but we will take it upon ourselves to review your quote and see if we can offer a better price.

Extra Touches
We pride ourselves on really looking after our guests. Travel with a personal touch isn't just an empty slogan, but a philosophy that has guided our company through almost two decades of friendship with international travellers from more than 150 countries around the world. Welcome gifts on arrival, departure gifts to remember Cambodia by, complimentary drinking water throughout, our team is always on hand to ensure you have a most memorable time in the Mekong region. Your satisfaction is our satisfaction. Rely on our experience to better your experience and enjoy an authentic journey to the Mekong region with Hanuman.
 
     
PATA
Hanuman is proud to be a member of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). Hanuman is also a member of the
Cambodian Association of Travel Agents (CATA) and the Cambodian Community-based Ecotourism Network (CCBEN).
Hanuman's Temple Safari is featured on page 32 of ‘The Guide to Responsible Tourism in Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam'.
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