Vacations to Koh Kong, Cambodia
Koh Kong Province, a vast region near the Thai border in the south-west of Cambodia, offers everything an adventurous ecotourist could want. Home to lush rainforest, untouched coastline, remote mountains and native wildlife – elephants, sun bears and leopards – traveling here will make you feel like a true explorer.
Koh Kong City is a great base for accessing the area’s many attractions. Set on the banks of the Prek Koh Pao River, it has plenty plenty of restaurants and hotel, as well as a two kilometer-long bridge linking it to Thailand, making it a handy stopover point for onward travel. One unmissable excursion is Koh Kong island, a relatively short hop from the city by boat. Famed for its secluded white-sand beaches and crystal clear waters, you can swim or snorkel with shoals of tropical fish or just watch the water from the hot sands.
Covering 260 square kilometers, Peam Krasaop Wildlife Sanctuary is only seven kilometers from the city, but you’ll feel like you’re a million miles away. This expansive area of mangrove forest is part of the Koh Kong Conservation Corridor, and provides protected grounds for a diverse range of aquatic and avian life. You can access the sanctuary from Boeng Kayak village via a series of elevated platforms, suspension bridges and walkways. There’s also an observation tower here which takes you high above the treeline. The best way to see the area though is by boat. You’ll be taken deep into the twisted trees, passing floating fishing villages and, if you’re really lucky, you’ll spot some saltwater crocodiles or those elusive Irrawaddy dolphins.
The Tatai River and Waterfall is the area’s other main attraction. This serene river snakes through the Cardamom Mountains, with sloping, densely forested banks each side. You can easily while away a day swimming and splashing in the cool pools, and picnicking on the rocks. In the dry season you can even stand on top of – and underneath – the cascading falls.
Unwind on secluded island beaches
Explore massive mangrove forests
Cool down in cascading waterfalls
Koh Kong trip ideas
Here are some trip ideas in Koh Kong. All of our trip ideas shown below are examples, and we’ll amend, adapt or start from scratch, until we’ve created the perfect trip for you. See one you like, or have a trip in mind? Call us now to book: 020 3510 5777
Map of Koh Kong
When to go to Koh Kong
Good weather conditions throughout Cambodia with little to no rain
Good weather throughout Cambodia with temperatures gradually rising throughout the month, with lunchtime shade most welcome.
Hot weather generally across the region, with cooler temperatures in the North east. Keep day tours short and enjoy the sun fully on the beach.
Very hot generally across the region, although the beaches will feel pleasant in the heat.
Dry and hot with sporadic spells of rain. Angkor temples will see less crowds and the rainfall will bring the humidity down.
Wet throughout most of the region, especially in the North East where the rains will make traveling around difficult.
Very wet, but with some dry days. Thunder clouds will create some spectacular views during this time as well.
Rainfall will reach its peak but it will be a good time to visit Tonlé Sap Lake, when water levels will be high enough to see the floating villages by boat.
Wet and warm with lots of rain, making it a good time to visit floating villages and flooded forests. The moat and pools around Angkor temples will be full of water.
Warm with less rainy days. Tonle Sap Lake will be at its fullest and the waterfalls in the Northeast will be full of flowing water.
Start of the dry season with a few short showers early in the month. Now is the perfect time to visit Tonle Sap, with warm weather but a lake full of water.
One of the best times to visit with dry sunny weather and relatively low humidity.