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  • Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
Take a trip into the Cambodian countryside and along the Mekong River on this half-day, small-group tour from Phnom Penh. Travel out of the city by tuk-tuk, and then cross the river to Koh Dach, an island also known as Silk Island. You’ll travel back to Phnom Penh on a sunset cruise along the Mekong, where the setting sun provides a stunning backdrop to the city.

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

What You Can Expect

Mekong River Half-Day Small-Group Tour

Weaving at Silk Island

Leave the hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh behind as you jump in a tuk-tuk (a type of auto rickshaw) and travel over the Japanese Bridge and into the countryside. Pass through rural settings and by roadside stalls selling everything from paper-mache animals to steamed corn. Then board a barge that will take you across the river and onto the island of Koh Dach, also known as Silk Island.

The village on Silk Island is typical of many rural Cambodian villages, with houses built up high on stilts. You will see people underneath the houses, weaving silk on hand looms and dying it vibrant colors. See how the silk is transformed from a cotton wool-like texture into thread on homemade spinning wheels made from bicycle parts. Try using the looms to weave the silk into distinct Ikat patterns, or wander the village and meet the locals.

Later, board a boat for a sunset cruise down the Mekong River and back to Phnom Penh. Admire the city from the water as the setting sun provides a stunning backdrop to the skyline.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

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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.

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