Silk Island Half-Day Lunch Cruise and Tour from Phnom Penh - Reviews

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LIGIA M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2018

Excellent

jcohiasm

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2018

The lunch was fantastic and the guide was very nice and she made it a point to explain properly to us even though her language is limited. The silk Island was a good place to learn how traditional silk items are handmade and the villagers are very nice people. An enjoyable educational tour.

Julie W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

We had a super time - it was our first full day in Phnom Penh and we wanted an excursion but nothing too strenuous as we settled into the new time zone, etc. The hotel pickup was on time in a tuk-tuk! and the boat was clean spacious with a great upper deck. Not too crowded, great crew who were very attentive. The trip was about an hour long to Silk Island, where we disembarked onto more tuk-tuks, which we rode to the entrance of the Silk Island property. Learning about how silk is made was really interesting - so much work goes into creating the beautiful cloth they weave on the property! Of course you have a chance to buy some of their work which makes a nice story to go along with the souvenir. Tuk-tuks back to the boat, where we were served a very delicious buffet lunch on our return cruise. I thought this was a great value and a great way to see a part of Cambodia that was out of the city. Not to mention that a cruise on the river was a nice breezy way to enjoy a very hot day.

Robert K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

Very nice. Silk mfg was interesting

Ramona R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

Staff was very friendly, great lunch on board - beautiful tour of Silk Island. All went well and on time.

Frank C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

The people were very nice and helpful, the lunch was good and Silk Island was interesting.

dattrill

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

Amazing watching the ladies weave their silk into lovely scarves! Lovely cruise, delicious lunch and cocktails, great day!

Richard L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

This was a well organized trip and the staff were all very accommodating . Our server, Pin, spoke English quite well and answered all our questions. The island guide was very thorough with his history and knowledge of silk cloth. His presentation was a little lengthy for me due to standing so long in the humid heat. Overall, I do recommend the cruise.

sandraacos

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

Another amazing tour! The food was incredible, the staff very nice and the silk island a great experience. Going through the village was great! It has enough variety for the kids. Everyone enjoyed it!

Kenyetta H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

I had an absolutely LOVELY time with this tour! From the moment I arrived on the boat, I was greeted with lovely and friendly smiles from the young ladies, Pin and Lin. It was only myself and one other passenger for the entire trip, however, Pin, and Lin were wonderful with making sure that we were taken care of and enjoying ourselves with a nice refreshing welcome drink. Very gracious and super sweet hosts!

The cruise was on a beautiful day and the boat is quite comfortable with an over hang to shield you from the blazing sun. The ride was smooth, peaceful and enjoyable and I learned quite a bit about Cambodian fishing life along the way. The lunch was very good and tasty and was a great way to enjoy the scenery as we ate and chatted.

A tuk-tuk met us once we arrived on the island and took us around the Silk Farm and Pin and Lin were great in explaining the history of the island and answered any questions about the island and it's inhabitants. They were fun and quite knowledgeable. From there, we were met by a young man who was our guide for the Silk Island. He was funny, entertaining and gave us great insight into how the silk is produced by the silk worms, the step by step process which was fascinating! He took us around to the silk weavers and watched them at work and let me say, these ladies work HARD and are so incredibly talented! Talk about both an art and skill simultaneously, watching them create beautiful silk articles. the little shop that houses their finisihed products was a field day of color and texture. I had to buy several scarves and other items because everyting was just so beautifully done!

We spent a bit of the time down by the river, and then returned via tuk-tuk to the boat where we had a relaxing trip back with snacks and drinks. Pin and Lin were still as attentive at the end as they were at the beginning and we had an overall great time together. I actually was thankful that there were only two passengers which made it all the more special with Pin and Lin as our hosts.

What a fun day and would highly recommend Cambo Cruises and this tour!

Miller D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

The ride to Silk Island is a great way to view the development of Phnom Penh. We were the only group aboard the ship, and the crew was friendly and attentive. The boat was really spacious and clean. The quick tuk-tuk ride to the silk farm was a fun way to see the island's farms. Our tour guide at the silk farm was extremely knowledgeable and funny! He really made the tour worthwhile. There is a store at the end of the tour offering silk scarves made one the island. They are reasonable in price, starting at 10. Silk Island is a great way to see a piece of Cambodian culture being protected and revived.

Zhan Peng H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2017

I enjoyed the free flow lunch on board the cruise. As i went during the low season, i have the whole cruise to myself. Amazing river scenery and helpful staff to explain the way of life along the Mekong river. I also enjoyed the short stay at Silk Island, learning the origin of the village, way of life, silk production and amazing silk products being offered at the local shop.

Joshua L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2017

The tour was very interesting and the food was brilliant. Perfect is you want to escape the madness of the city for a day.

Oleksandr P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2017

Very nice trip with delicious food and drinks and interesting guided tour in silk production

Melanie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2017

Absolutely loved this trip. The boat is new and comfortable. We sat upstairs at large comfortable tables and the whole boat is undercover. The cocktails were great and the food was fantastic. We really enjoyed the view on the boat trip too. On arrival at Silk Island we took a tuk tuk ride through a small town. It was great to see the little community and all the local kids smiling and waving. The tour of the silk farm was very informative, with lots to see and touch. It was great to see the whole live span of the silk worm/moth and how the cocoon is made into silk. The ladies weaving are amazing and the work they do is beautiful. It was nice to also come away with a few silk scarves to remember our trip. I would highly recommend this trip. It was interesting, fun and the staff are friendly and professional.

Mahbub E Farid Bangladesh

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2017

Excellent experience! Would recommend to anyone.

Ingrid M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2017

Everything that was on the schedule was done perfectly! The area takes you away from the little rush of the capital and makes you feell much more in peace!The crew was very kind and gave us time to enjoy the area. We met the culture out there for real!!

Margaret S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2016

Excellent half day tour

renekamstra3

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

This might be bias review as I was the only person on the tour and they did any and everything possible to make my tour a 5 star . The guides were very knowlegable and the food was delicious. I loved seeing another side of Cambodia with the boat people and the island was so peaceful... The silk farm was very informative and I took tons of video. I am very happy that I took this tour.

MVIC Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

Great trip, the inclued lunch was delicious and the arrival cocktail was fabulous. The tour of the silk production and weaving was really interesting.

Dennis R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

A great trip for all the family! We really enjoyed every aspect of this Silk Island Cruise. The cruise itself, the lunch, the tour of the island and last but not least the tour of the silk farm!

Michelle Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

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Isobel Granger G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

excellant, the staff were friendly and it was a pleasant experience. The only issue was that four of the people took off away from the group and the boat had to turn back after about 30 minutes to pick them up. I think people should be told that they should stick with the tour not to inconvenience others.

Pei Soo A

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2018

There were only 3 of us on the cruise on that trip which allowed us to have the whole boat to ourselves . I had the impression that we would be served seafood but what came was BBQ chicken and pork. Nevertheless, food tasted good. Staff were very friendly and helpful. This 3.5 hour trip was a good duration, not too long on the whole. I would bring my young kids next time and they'd be thrilled to see Mekong River with calves bathing along the river and also live silkworms. The guide at the Silk Village was very informative too. Thank you Cambodian Cruise.

Peter B

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2017

A pleasant boat ride on the Mekong, friendly staff onboard and nice weather. Once on the island the guides took us to the Silk Farm. Interesting to see the work that lays behind it all and in all a nice little tour. Was however not too impressed with the caged animals that were kept there. Small, dirty cages with no stimulation. Not my favourite sight.

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