4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

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  • Location:Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Phnom Penh Full-Day Small-Group City Tour

Delve into the fascinating history of Phnom Penh on a full-day tour of the remarkable Cambodian region. Discover the dark and destructive past of the area as you venture to somber locations made infamous by the Khmer Rouge; learn about Cambodia’s current political situation then venture to an idyllic island on the Mekong. See how locals go about their daily life and hear of ancient traditions on this moving excursion. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited. 

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

Depart from your centrally located Phnom Penh hotel and head straight to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum to delve into the disturbing past of the country. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, browse poignant exhibitions then head to the verdant environs of the city to see the impressive Choueng Ek Memorial, a pagoda constructed out of 8,000 human skulls excavated from the Killing Fields. 

Revitalize with a traditional lunch at an NGO training restaurant, the proceeds of which are returned to community, then travel to the Japanese Friendship Bridge by moto-remork (a traditional form of Cambodian transport) to catch a ferry to Mekong Island. Famed for its silk weaving and agriculture, the island is a picturesque example of provincial charm. Purchase locally made handicrafts as special souvenirs then wander the village in search of Buddhist temples and floating fish farms. 

Then, climb aboard a boat to watch the sun sink into the water from the Tonle Bassac. Gaze as an incandescent glow is cast over the distinctive architecture of Cambodia then return to dry land and travel back to your Phnom Penh hotel in comfort.  

Customer Reviews

J Kenneth R Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The morning was so educational and gave a somber look at what Pol Pot did to his own
people and with such cruelty.The afternoon was much lighter and very much fun and Nean
really knew his stuff.Thanks Nean and thanks to Viator for such an interesting and fun day?

Sathyanarayan K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Daro did a great job as our tour guide and we had a wonderful time. His English skills were very good as was his knowledge of Cambodian history and culture. His enthusiasm and cheerful attitude were infectious and his patient and helpful attitude were exemplary.

The only thing we missed from the tour description and the posted photo was the Cyclo ride.

- Sathya Kumar

Joel P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a pretty hard hitting and macabre start to our Cambodian experience. This tour provides you with a pretty in depth understanding of the Pol Pot regime and the resulting genocide. Our tour guide was pretty in depth in his explanations throughout our visit to the Tuol Sleng Prison and the Killing Fields. I wouldn't recommend this for the feint of heart or young children. However, I couldn't fault the guide. Very thorough in the information he was giving. The remainder of the day was cheerier, with a great lunch being had at the NGO Training Restaurant for young Cambodians, where we got to try deep fried Tarantula. There is normal Cambodian cuisine available. The visit to the Silk farm was also quite educational and fun. The owners of the farm were great to talk to, they spoke English quite well and made us feel quite welcome in their home. The final part of the tour was good, however it was too cloudy to see a sunset. Overall a great way to spend the day in Phnom Penh.

Allyson W USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Take this tour. Very informative. You will have to pay for your drinks if you take the lunch option.

Carly Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Ian K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

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

Gloria D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Great tour and guide. You get to understand and experience Cambodia's past and present. Loved the island trip. Nice to see the capital by car, boat, and Tuk-Tuk. Wonderful day.

Patrick USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This tour was amazing!

dannipee

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Another great tour, and well worth the guided tour. Far far better than doing it on your own and in a tuk tuk, and honestly this way wasn't much dearer, and far more informative.the lunch was a great experience in itself, note though only upto us$7 paid towards your choice, the curry with baguette was totally yummy, and all for such a great cause. The Russian market is hot, and full of the usual market fare. Had "dessert" at the central market, which was actually before lunch...was a little concerned with the fact it wasn't fresh, but stomach seems to have survived....oh and for some reason no walk along the water front, but that wasn't needed anyway, as all likely to do in own time anyway, just surprised mentioned in highlights but didn't happen....although did go to a fish market on outskirts of town, that was a fantastic inclusion as no way would have known or though to visit this alone

NELLIE D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This tour was an experience and a chance to see Phnom Penh through the eyes of the people. The guide was excellent.

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