Updated April 19th, 2018.
With a knowledgeable local guide, this 40km tour by tuk tuk or motorbike will take you to explore the local scenery of Kampot. Take in stunning views of rice fields and mountains caves, and find the secret lake. Explore the salt flats and pepper farms that produce the famous Kampot pepper and learn more about how it is produced. Also, see the local people rice farming in Kampot. Your local guide will tell you all about these landscapes and livelihoods.
Don’t miss this chance to learn more about the people, their livelihoods and the beautiful landscape of Kampot.
Stop 1: Salt Farm
Your first stop will be at a salt farm, where your guide will explain the importance of Cambodia’s salt industry to the local community of Kampot. Learn about the processes involved in this industry, and try to sneak a taste if you’re lucky!
Stop 2: Rice Fields
By your next stop, you will have noticed Kampot’s vast landscape of paddy fields. Paddy farming is a major agricultural activity in Kampot, and many local farmers still use traditional methods to farm and harvest rice. Your guide—who may even have had experience working in the paddy fields—will tell you more about the processes involved in this activity, as you take in this incredible scene.
Stop 3: Pepper Farm
Next up, your guide will lead you to a pepper farm, a well-known industry of Kampot. Here, you will learn about the different varieties of pepper and its plantations. This is also a great stop for photo opportunities!
Stop 4: Secret Lake
Moving away from Kampot’s economic activities, your guide will take you to the “Secret Lake,” originally an irrigation dam built during the Khmer Rouge regime. This is a lovely, peaceful spot to relax and swim.
Stop 5: Historical Temple Cave
Your final stop will be at a temple cave overlooking Kampot’s gorgeous, natural landscape. Learn more about this historical temple from your guide, and be sure to take lots of photos!