This charming town still retains much of its former glory through stunning architecture dating from the French colonization before 1953. It is the gateway to Bokor National Park and tourists enjoy the relaxing riverside setting.
Arcadia Water Park
Our river-side Water Park is truly a unique find for the thrill seeking and adventurous! Test your limits on our huge water slide, person launching “Blob”, acrobatic Russian swing, rope swing and pontoon dive tower. Relax and watch the fun from the riverside bar, or from the river in an inner-tube!
The grounds of Arcadia have a huge selection of activities, including volleyball, ping pong and pool tables, darts, slack-line, home made gym, kayaks and bicycles for rent as well as fun parties and games happening all the time.
We offer a scenic boat cruise everyday that winds its way through the jungle, passing many local villages. Grab some friends and some cold brews and we’ll help you organize a trip down the river to enjoy the most incredible views Kampot has to offer. Just ask the friendly staff at the bar where you can sign up.
The mountains and jungles surrounding Arcadia contain ample trails that are worth exploring. There are incredible trekking destinations including a 14m waterfall (best flows May-December), a mountain top pagoda, and temples set in the jungle. The waterfall hike trail heads at a small village and follows a creek while passing through a vast banana plantation. It is common to come across locals tending their crops or carrying any number of materials up or down the mountain. On the decent from both the waterfall and the pagoda, the views are astounding and expansive. On clear days you are able to take in the entire province and see across the water to Vietnam. We can arrange a takeaway lunch to be brought for the hikes and be sure to bring plenty of water.
Country-side Tours – Caves, The Secret Lake, Pepper Plantation, Kep Beach
Phnom Chngouk Cave is made of crafted limestone and contains several caverns and chambers, with extremely high ceiling tops. Its great fun to hike/climb/slide around. It also houses a 13th Century temple. The Secret Lake is nestled in amongst a group of lime-stone mountains, which makes a great place to relax and soak in the amazing views. Kep is most renowned for its crab market. It is a delicious and cultural place to enjoy a swim at the beach, or have dinner after a day of cruising the country side.
Bokor National Park
Overlooking Kampot, this mountain and jungle filled national park is a great way to spend a day exploring. You have the option of either booking guided trips or at your own pace using hired vehicles. For those travelers comfortable on the road, we recommend riding a motorbike up this great newly-built road to the Hill Station at the top. There is a strange mixture of the old and the new as you experience this national park. You will find a collection of ruined colonial buildings built by the French in the 1920s (Hotel, Casino, Church, Royal Residence and others), and the huge new Chinese-built resort and casino which is the reason the new road was built. Plans are afoot for a vast development project so get there while you can. The Popokville waterfall is impressive in the wet season and there are plenty of statues on the ways up and down. While this mountain was once the jungle home to many creatures including tigers, panthers, and elephants, these days visitors are more likely to sight some interesting birds and snakes rather than the larger beasts of the jungle.
Just off the coast of Kep town, the ‘Rabbit’, as its affectionately known, is a lovely location to relax and enjoy the views. On this tiny and quaint island there are delicious seafood restaurants, great beaches and incredible sunrises and sunsets. There are various accommodations options and as well day trips from Kampot which we can help with booking.