Phnom Penh Full-Day Small-Group City Tour
Next on your Phnom Penh tour, you’ll travel by moto-remork (a Cambodian tuk-tuk) and head out of Phnom Penh on the Japanese Friendship Bridge before catching a ferry across the mighty Mekong River to Mekong Island. The island is famous for silk weaving, agriculture, and aquaculture (85% of residents earn their living from these industries). We'll stop to see the silk weavers at work in the village, where you can purchase some of the local products if you wish. As you wander the village, you can explore a Buddhist temple and floating fish farms, see fields of rice and morning glory, and enjoy local Khmer snacks at a family home.
Say goodbye to the tuk-tuk and board a boat to enjoy the sunset from the water at the junction of the Tonle Bassac, Tonle Sap, and the mighty Mekong. You’ll see the distinctive architecture of Cambodia, with Khmer-influenced buildings such as Wat Ounalom, the Royal Palace, and the Silver Pagoda, as well as French colonial buildings — some renovated, some ravaged by neglect and the war.
Finally, we close off the Mekong boat tour with a gorgeous sunset, and return you back to Phnom Penh and your hotel.
- Local English-speaking guide
- Transport by vehicle
- Moto-remork, and local boat
- Khmer snacks and lunch
- Entry/Admission - Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
- Entry/Admission - Royal Palace
- Entry/Admission - Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
- Entry/Admission - Silver Pagoda
- Entry/Admission - Wat Ounalom
- Entry/Admission - Chroy Changvar Bridge
- Entry/Admission - Killing Fields and S21 Tour
- Items of a personal nature
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Small-group tour maximum 12 people per tour
- Visitors to the Royal Palace must wear shorts or skirts that are knee-length or below, shirt sleeves that reach the elbow or longer, and sandals or shoes (no flip flops). Otherwise, they will be required to rent appropriate covering.
- The Royal Palace grounds may be closed on important Khmer holidays for part or all of the day, and as such the order of visiting different sites may change in order to accommodate this. In the rare event that the palace grounds are closed for the entire day, an alternate activity of the same value will be provided.
The tour was really great. Our tour guide Da was so insightful, accommodating, and super nice. I highly recommend!
This is the perfect introduction to Phnom Penh. We started off at the Choeung Ek killing fields and S-21 prison, which are of course sombre places, but important to understand. Our very friendly and knowledgeable guide, Neang, advised us in advance that we'd be seeing and learning about terrible things, and explained to us in clear detail the history of the city and of the places. We then proceeded to a delicious lunch at the charity restaurant, where the service was fantastic. After that, we went by tuk-tuk and ferry to the Silk Island, where I got to try my hand at weaving! The girls at the loom were lovely and very friendly too. The scarves on sale are gorgeous and we did buy a few, although as noted by a traveler below, there's no pressure at all to buy. My only regret is that I'd already loaded up on scarves at the city markets, so buying more felt a little extravagant. I would advise travellers to hold off on scarf shopping after this trip, as the quality is fabulous, the prices are more than reasonable and you know you're supporting a small local enterprise. We closed the tour with the cruise down the Mekong, which allowed us to fully experience the majestic river. The entire day was very organized and punctual yet not rushed, so we were able to learn a lot at a pleasant pace. We were warmly welcomed and well taken care of at all times. I will definitely be recommending this tour to all my friends who will be visiting Phnom Penh and will refer to the tour operator again in the future.
This tour was amazing!
We were picked up on time. There were total 4 people. 1 Our Guide english was poor and spoke very fast, hard to understand. 2 We were told Lunch is limited to Max 7.00, you can barely get an entree for that. The Ferry ride, that takes cars and Tuk Tuk on it, took too long and very tiring in the blazing sun. 3 Silk family visit was more to shop than any substantive information about making of yarn from Cocoon. 4 We were told due exceptionally high traffic, no Sun set sighting trip. We returned an hour earlier. This was a BAD BAD experience. I have enjoyed all my past Viator Trips. Other 2 trips in Phone Pehn were very nice. I felt cheated on this particular trip
Brilliant tour. Highly recommended for anyone visiting Phnom Penh.