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

Mekong River Half-Day Small-Group Tour

Discover the delights of the Cambodian countryside on a half-day small-group tour of the Mekong River from Phnom Penh. Escape the metropolitan madness of the city on a traditional tuk-tuk and venture to Koh Dach, an idyllic island known as Silk Island due to its vibrant silk-making culture. Explore indigenous villages and learn about ancient cultural traditions before taking a sunset cruise back to Phnom Penh. Gaze at the incandescent light cast by the setting sun as your compelling cultural tour concludes. 

Highlights

  • Mekong River and island tour from Phnom Penh
  • Travel by tuk-tuk to Silk Island
  • See how silk is woven on hand looms
  • Meet the local villagers
  • Try traditional Cambodian snacks
  • Enjoy a sunset cruise along the Mekong River

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What You Can Expect

Mekong River Half-Day Small-Group Tour

Weaving at Silk Island

Greet your guide at a central Phnom Penh location and climb aboard a traditional tuk-tuk to begin your journey to the Mekong River. Cross the magnificent Japanese bridge and pass picturesque countryside peppered with roadside stalls, selling everything from paper-Mache animals to steamed corn. Climb aboard a barge and sail over the river to the idyllic island of Koh Dach, locally termed Silk Island. 

Disembark and begin exploring the intriguing sprawl of rural Cambodian villages; watch locals weave silk at impressive speed and enjoy the vibrant color of the patterns. Purchase silken shawls as special souvenirs and interact with locals to discover their rich cultural heritage. 

After thorough exploration, board a boat to watch the sun sink into the Mekong River. Marvel at the fiery glow cast by the descending sun and admire the architectural tableau on the shores of Cambodia. Bid your guide and group farewell when you return to a central location in the city. 

Customer Reviews

Graham R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Excellent tour and guide

kevin m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

a fantastic tour , are guide( daro) picked me up on time and was one off the most friendly guides i have
had , we first went by public boat across the mekong, ( which was a great experience)
then by tuk tuk through the countryside to a silk farm where they show you how the silk is produced and made , you even get a chance to weave some silk yourself , the people who own the silk farm are friendly and make you feel most welcome, at the farm wewere given refreshments off fresh fruit and drinks
after the silk farm we were taken to see the reclining Buddha, and the monkeys !!!
and to finish the trip we were taken back to phonm pehn by boat to see the sun set.
this trip is well worth doing while in phonm pehn ,

Patrick USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This tour was amazing!

Kevin F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This half day tour is a nice break from the city and a good way to see some of the countryside. I was picked up from the hotel right at the time that the local tour operator had told me. The guide (Daro) was excellent and very informative and offered different local snacks. The village and silk weaving were interesting and travelling by ferry and then a boat cruise were also great experiences.

NELLIE D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This was the way to see to see Phnom Penh and the guide was excellent

tricia t

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Awesome Thank you

Robert B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

Excellent, fun and informative tour. Travelling by tuk tuk on a dirt road was certainly an experience but a great way to see the local countryside. Silk weaving was very interesting and you can actually have a go at it yourself. Lovely sunset coming back by boat. Our tour guide Tien was delightful with a great sense of humour so all in all a lovely day.

Phillip C

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Enjoyed this tour,it was very cosy being transported by tuk tuk.The guide was very informative and the sights were a joy to behold.Eating some local delicases was an eye opener.Overall a very good tour.

footballfeast

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Really enjoyed the tour - was nice to visit the Silk Weaving family business on Silk Island.
Our tour guide was very friendly and full of knowledge.

Jone Sigvart Ei M

4 star rating: Recommended May 2014

A nice trip outside Phnom Penh. It was interesting to see how they live in the country side. It was very dirty but interesting. Visiting the silk factory was also educating.

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