Killing Fields and Prison S21 Tour
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Killing Fields and Prison S21 Tour

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Your tour begins with pickup from your central Phnom Penh hotel (hotel pick up for morning tour from 8.00am to 8.45 according the location of your hotel or from1.30pm to 2.15pm for afternoon tour) and a transfer to Prison S21. Traveling aboard a comfortable air-conditioned tour bus, listen to the pre-recorded English commentary along the way, offering some background information on the prison. 
On arrival, your English speaking bus attendant will show you where to go to purchase your tickets (own expense), after which you will have 1-hour and 15-minute to explore independently. Audio guides are available in 8 languages at the museum for $3 per person (the audio guide is in 2 versions, you will take the short version which is about 50 minutes and is printed in RED numbers or an in-house guide can be hired for USD $2/person for 45 minute tour (we would suggest you to take the in-house guide service if it is available, but availability of in-house guide is not guaranteed because number of guides is limited). 
Spend time discovering the harrowing truths of the prison, a former high school that was transformed into a prison under the Khmer Rouge regime, and is now home to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.
After meeting back up with your guide at the museum entrance, continue on the around 40-minute drive to the Killing Fields. Along the way, a documentary about the Killing Fields will be played on the bus offering an important insight into the site and the events that took place there during the Khmer Rouge regime. On arrival, you will have another 1 hour and 15 minutes for your self-guided visit. Audio guides in 15 languages are also available at The Killing Fields for $3. 
Back on the bus, return to Phnom Penh, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel or riverside around 1pm or 6pm. 
Please note: This is not a guided tour. The bus attendant will be on-hand to help with practical information, but is not a tour guide.
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  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned tour bus
  • Recorded English commentary & documentary on-board
  • English-speaking bus attendant
  • Separate driver
  • Free WiFi
  • 1 x bottle of drinking water
Not included
  • Entrance fees (at the moment Prison S21 entrance fees are $5, and $3 for under 18 with ID; Killing Fields $3, fees are subject to change by Cambodia Tourism Boaard)
  • Audio Guides (Prison S21 $3, Killing Fields $3, Optional)
  • Guide services (Prison S21 $2, Optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Call our local number or send us an email to confirm hotel pick up time and location
  • The Killing Fields tour is a shared tour, please be on time for pickup
  • This is not a guided tour
  • Pick up times: Morning tour: pick up time starts from 8am. If your hotel is near riverfront, pick up time will be between 8am - 8:15am. If your hotel is a bit far away from riverside, pick up time will be between 8:15am - 9:00am. Afternoon tour: pick up time starts from 1:30pm, if your hotel is near riverfront, pick up time will be between 1:30pm - 1:45pm, if your hotel is a bit far away from riverside, pick up time will be between 1:45pm - 2:30pm
  • Guide services run by Prison 21 are subject to availability
  • Please wait near the reception desk for pick up and inform the receptionist. Please do not stay in your room as you may miss the pick up vehicle.
  • Pick up might be delayed due to traffic condition and special events.
  • Audio Tours: (Optional)
  • S21 (Genocide Museum) Audio Tour: $3,
  • available in 6 languages
  • Our visit time assigned at the museum is from 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes depending on the traffic on the road. So you are suggested to take the highlight tour if you take the audio tour. Highlight Audio Tour is about 1 hour. Please follow the numbers printed in RED on the tour map. Extensive Audio Tour is about 2 hours long and is not suitable for our group.
  • Killing Fields Audio Tour: $3, available in 15 languages
  • if you are very interested in the history of Khmer Rouge regime and really want to know more or study more about it, we would like to suggest you to take a
  • full day private tour
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5 | 2018-08-23

A great way to get to both Prison S21 and the Killing Fields in one day. This is a hugely sobering experience. It fills in the background history to how world events allowed Pol Pot get into power and commit one of the worst acts of genocide you could possibly imagine.

Chee Meng L
1 | 2018-05-11

This tour is disappointing! Alot of time is wasted waiting for the tour members to return to the bus after each tour. The tour guide is also quite inexperienced. Not recommended.

Sheridan J U
5 | 2018-05-06

A sobering, disturbing - but necessary - experience. Every traveller to Cambodia should visit these places to have a better understanding of what the friendly, gentle Cambodian people have suffered in relatively recent times. The Prison S21 tour gives an excellent insight into the way in which many Cambodian people were treated and abused during the Pol Pot years and the Kiling Fields provides graphic evidence of the depravity that man is capable of. This tour is an inexpensive way to see both sights. The video shown on the air-conditioned bus as you travel between the prison and the Killing Fields provides a comprehensive history of the era our guide at the Prison was excellent and we even had the opportunity to speak to - and be photographed with - one of the few survivors of the prison and stills bears the scars of his torture. The audio guide included at the Killing Fields provides all the information you need to understand the significance of the place and the events that occurred there. Thoroughly recommended and excellent value for money.

Clark B
5 | 2018-03-30

Very moving. The guide was informative and passionate. I am able to better appreciate a part of tragic history as a result.

Christopher D
5 | 2018-03-21

Very interesting look into Cambodia history and the cruelty of Pol Pot. If you love history like me then you must do this tour!

5 | 2018-02-21

Must visit for Cambodia trip.

LShawn H
5 | 2018-02-19

This tour is exactly how it is described. They pick you up at your hotel if you are in a certain area of the city my hotel was in the designated area, so they picked me up, and they take you to the museum. You are than given about an hour and a half plenty of time to go through the main spots on the audio tour and then they take you to the killing fields. You are then able to tour the fields with an audio guide. Although there were others on the tour bus with me, it is a solitary experience, which was exactly what I wanted. I was quite satisfied, and I recommend this tour to anyone who prefers to experience such things solo.

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