Your journey starts as you are picked up from port by your expert tour guide and driven in an air-conditioned vehicle to Independence Beach with its multiple restaurants and resorts. Dig your toes into the white sand, gaze out over the clear aquamarine waters, and discover why the New York Times dubbed it Asia's Next Trendsetting Beach. Learn about the area's colorful history and interesting facts, such as the former Independence Hotel that welcomed Jacqueline Kennedy in the 1960s, then later became a target range during the war. Enter Wat Kraom (Lower Wat), a beautiful Buddhist temple dedicated to the deity Yeah Mao and sit in reverence as the locals offer up their prayers.
From there you will visit a Cambodian traditional house to see a wonderful example of the architectural style of ancient Khmer, then interact with local children at the Kampign Chhas Primary School. Savor authentic Cambodian food before heading to Kbal Chhay Waterfalls. Fed with waters from several mountain sources, these stunning 14 meter-high waterfalls were once used to hide the Khmer Rouge soldiers during war and today are now used as a clean water source. Grab a photo or two before you enjoy a scenic ride back to port. Book this popular Sihanoukville tour now to experience a fun day of sightseeing in Cambodia's rising jewel.
Please Note: Guests are required to have a Cambodian visa, which can be secured onboard your ship through your ship card. Visa fees include a small processing charge and normally run between $5 US to $10 US, depending on the cruise line.