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

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 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.

Customer Reviews

Lee H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 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.

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.

LOIS B Canada

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.

Andre W

4 star rating: Recommended May 2016

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

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.

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