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  • Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)
Spend the day learning about Phnom Penh's past and present. Delve into the region's dark history and how it has shaped into the Cambodia of today. Visit somber locations made infamous by the Khmer Rouge and learn about the current politics that continue to move this country. Then, get out of the capital to visit an island on the Mekong, where you'll experience the local way of life along the river.

Highlights

  • Small-group city sightseeing tour of Phnom Penh
  • Travel by cyclo and coach for a unique tour of the city
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at an NGO (included)
  • Experience Cambodia's tragic past and get a glimpse of what the future holds
  • Visit various temples and the French Quarter

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What You Can Expect

Phnom Penh Full-Day Small-Group City Tour

Independence Monument, Phnom Penh

Your Phnom Penh tour starts with an educational experience about Cambodia's past. You’ll take a guided tour of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a former school that served as a Khmer Rouge torture center. Then, head out of the city to the Choueng Ek Memorial, where a pagoda made up of some 8,000 human skulls marks the site of one of the infamous Killing Fields. Afterwards, enjoying a Khmer lunch at an NGO training restaurant and give back to the community.

After lunch, you’ll travel by moto-remork (a Cambodian tuk-tuk) and cross the Japanese Friendship Bridge leaving Phnom Penh to catch a ferry across the Mekong River to Mekong Island. The island is famous for silk weaving, agriculture, and aquaculture. 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.

Leave the tuk-tuk behind and board a boat to enjoy the sunset from the water at the junction of the Tonle Bassac, Tonle Sap, and the 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.

Customer Reviews

Carly
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

A great tour, directed by a fantastic tour guide who really knew his stuff. Highly recommended.

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