Is it possible to get a bus or taxi from PP to Kampot town...in Kampot province...is it possible to do a day trip....what is the journey time....is there anywhere closer I can go in the Province...to get pepper and maybe get a glimpse of the pepper plantations
#1 giroffle has been a member since 27/7/2011. Posts: 41
You will easily get a bus to Kampot from PP - just ask some of the travel agents or at your guesthouse. I think it took between 4 and 5 hours and cost $4.50 2 years ago. Kampot is a nice riverside town - a great place to chill for a few days.
Would secong all of BL's comments.
Think I took the bus from PP to Kampot at about 1 p.m. I would recommend going all the way to Kampot and not settling for somewhere closer to PP, it is only 3 hours after all!!
Consider hiring a motorbike for a few days and zipping over to Kep for seafood lunch and around to the caves and pepper plantations also.
Really ace spot is Kampot. Enjoy.
#3 chinarocks has been a member since 17/6/2011. Posts: 738
I agree with all of the above but I got the impression that OP was considering visiting Kampot as a day trip just to visit a pepper farm and that wouldn't be so wise. Yes, it can be done if you take the first bus at 7 am (arrive around 11am in Kep ) get a tuk tuk, visit a pepper farm and go back on the last bus at 1 or 2 pm.
In all honesty that isn't worth it. A pepper farm may be interesting but you're literally looking at plants growing. Guides, farmers or tuk tuk drivers hardly have anything exciting to tell about the pepper. I'd say, safe yourself the trip and money and buy the pepper at a PP market or souvenir shop.
And for your information: The best Kampot pepper comes from around Kep. It's called Kampot pepper because Kep used to be part of Kampot province and the pepper was named after the province and not after the town.
Why not spend the night in Kampot? It's a lovely town, very chill. No need to rush through it, take your jacket off and stay awhile :)
#5 whardy has been a member since 14/11/2011. Posts: 66
Hello again...many thanks for your replies....we are currently in Laos but are considering changing the plan a little here...which means we may have a few extra days in Cambodia (we enter via Stung Treng...next week)...I think we will stop over in Kampot for a couple of days...you are right eastwest...I was going to squeeze it in, in a day...but not worth it..so at least a night or two...that way we can visit Kep too.
#6 giroffle has been a member since 27/7/2011. Posts: 41