Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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Time4 hours (Approx.)
TicketMobile ticket
Offered in: English

Overview

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 Mekong 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.
  • 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
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 Mekong Island.

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.

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k
, Jan 2018

Sadly I was taken on a different tour, probably because they had more bookings for the silk factory and walking tour, this was not Da the guide's fault, I guess she just follows instructions. I did go on the Mekong River but it wasn't for the Half-Day Small Group Tour that I booked, so yes a little disappointed. The area that we had to walk through to get to the boat was disgusting, muddy and full of all-sorts I dread to think. We also had to walk down a steep rocky area, so if you are not too good on your feet, I would not suggest this trip.

V
, Jan 2017

We were the only people in the group. The tour guide was friendly and informative. It was good to see the ladies weaving the silk and the fruit offered as refreshment. We felt obliged to buy from them as we were the only ones there. This helps their economy but does rather intimidate the tourist. The river trip was very basic, again we were the
only ones on the boat and were offered a tinned beer of drink. Overall rather disappointing.

J
, Aug 2016

This tour represents great value-for-money. The sunset return cruise at the end of the tour was a real highlight we had a giant boat all to ourselves!. Worth doing but the tour can drag a little in places. Great to have a chance to visit Silk Island though and I am glad I chose this package to do so.

A
, May 2016

Really enjoyable, particularly meeting and talking to locals about their way of life , politics etc. they have a wonderful sense of humour

L
, Apr 2016

Well organised.
Lovely guide. Very approachable and knowledgable.
Lady at silk farm was amazing. Made us feel really welcome and the fruit she gave us was great. It was really nice to chat with her for a while to learn more about her and her lifestyle.

G
, Dec 2015

Excellent tour and guide

P
, Jun 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.

f
, Jun 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.

k
, Mar 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 ,

P
, Feb 2015

This tour was amazing!


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