4.5 star rating: Recommended 71 Reviews

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  • Location:Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Duration:4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Historical Phnom Penh Small-Group Tour, including Genocide Museum and Killing Fields

Delve into the moving history of Phnom Penh on a half-day, small-group tour of the Killing Fields. Uncover the soul-stirring stories of one of the 20th century’s most horrific tragedies with your knowledgeable guide; visit the Killing Fields and the poignant memorial at Choeung Ek; peruse the sensitive exhibitions in the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum; and sample local Khmer snacks from authentic food stands. Enjoy convenient hotel pickup on this thought-provoking tour. 

Highlights

  • Half-day, small-group, historical tour of Phnom Penh
  • Hear personal stories of one of the darkest periods in Cambodia's history
  • Visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Musuem
  • See the Killing Fields and memorial stupa at Choeung Ek
  • Try local Khmer snacks

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What You Can Expect

Historical Phnom Penh Small-Group Tour, including Genocide Museum and Killing Fields

Killing Fields Stupa, Phnom Penh

Greet your guide at your Phnom Penh hotel and depart in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan to some of the city’s most historically significant sites. Listen as your knowledgeable guide describes the darkest period in Cambodia’s history and hear of the fateful day when the Khmer Rouge took Phnom Penh. 

Visit the infamous Tuol Sleng High School to see the remnants of the S-21 prison camp and hear about how the horrors of the regime unfolded in this innocent location. Peruse the sensitive exhibitions within the high school, which now houses the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a gallery that speaks eloquently of the brutality of the Khmer Rouge. 

Next, venture to Choeung Ek to feel emotionally moved at one of the Killing Field’s most well known sites. Hear of how masses of people were murdered and see a sacred shrine filled with over 8,000 human skulls. 

After a morning of quiet reflection, pleasure you palate with a selection of local specialties in the vibrant heart of the city. Hear of how the city in moving forward after its tragic past and bid farewell to your guide at a central location.   

Customer Reviews

Helen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This tour was extremely good. Well worth the money and our guide was fantastic with the personal experience of having a family member being unwillingly involved in the Pol Pot regime. It was great having a small group as well. It was very confronting but that was to be expected.

Pamela M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

A must-see in Phnom Penh. Our guide was knowledgable and a great storyteller. Highly recommend this very emotional tour.

Alan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Our tour was fantastic, our guide was very knowledgeable. Although the subject matter was very hard to take it was fascinating. This a must see tour, remember t bring your hankies.

Remedies C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Very interesting tour. Thanks to Daro,our guide who speaks English very well and knowledgeable of the history of the places we went to. Hard to imagine, something like this has happened to people especially innocent children .

Susan L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This tour is a MUST. I highly recommend you do it as soon as you arrive in Cambodia. It enables you to understand how and why the society runs as it is. The tour guide was fantastic, his knowledge was comprehensive. he was sensitive, caring and empathic. An extremely emotional tour, heart breaking but a must in today's political climate. If you only do one tour this is the one to do. Do not do the genocide museum or the killing fields without a guide.

S D B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Excellent tour guide, very knowledgable. Good tour, Really interesting, but horrific what actually happened.

Erin S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent tour and tour guide couldn't have been better. Very knowledgable. Well paced tour covering Cambodia's very dark history

Andrew M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was a fantastic tour and our guide Daro was superb. We visited the museum first and heard from genocide survivors about exactly what went on at S21. Our trip to the Killing Fields was similarly moving. Well recommended.

Rebecca G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We highly recommend this tour and our guide, Daro. Although it was a somber tour by nature, Daro did an excellent job. His explanations were clear and descriptive and he was helpful answering any questions we had. We liked that it was a smaller group for the Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields. We feel that it helped to put the rest of our travels of the beautiful country of Cambodia in perspective. We recommend this tour and our guide, Daro, if you are in Phnom Penh.

Jake H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A must see. The tour is extremely emotional and intense but it is also extremely interesting and captivating. Our tour guide Daro was excellent. HE was extremely knowledgable, friendly, approachable, fun and spoke very good english. Definitely use these guys!

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