Mekong Sunset - Small Group Tour

This was an amazing experience! Not only did we cross the Mekong by public ferry, but we journeyed out into the country to visit with a family who hand-makes silk scarves and other clothing to sell in the markets. ...Mr. Justin N. ., – See more reviews
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What To Expect

Explore local Cambodian life on this sunset island visit and boat cruise. Travel across and stop to see the silk weavers at work in the village. Explore a Buddhist temple and experience the simple life style of the locals. Board a boat to enjoy the sunset.

Highlights

  • Cross the Mekong River via a local remork (tuk tuk)

  • See fisheries and farms and try the ancient craft of silk weaving

  • Explore local villages and sample Khmer snacks and fruits

  • Admire Phnom Penh's Khmer and French colonial architecture from the water

Specifications

Type:
Tours around Phnom Penh
Departs From:
Phnom Penh
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up
Duration:
4 hours
Availability:
daily at 2:00 PM
Product Code:
6761
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Description

In this afternoon tour, explore local Cambodian life by visiting the sunset island and a boat cruise. Head out of town on the Japanese Friendship Bridge which was blown up during fighting in 1975 and reconstructed by the Japanese in 1993.

Catch a vehicle ferry across the mighty Mekong River to Mekong Island. The island is famous for silk weaving, agriculture and aquaculture. Stop to see the silk weavers at work in the village. You can purchase some of the local product if you wish. Explore a Buddhist temple and experience the simple life style of the local people around 85% of who earn their living from agriculture or aquaculture. See fields of rice, morning glory and fruit. Enjoy some local snacks and wander around the small produce market. Stop to look around the Vietnamese village and see the fishing boats, floating fish farms and the pretty Catholic Church.

Say goodbye to the tuk tuk and board a boat to enjoy sunset from the water at the junction of the Tonle Bassac, Tonle Sap and the mighty Mekong Rivers. Enjoy seeing the distinctive architecture of Cambodia where Khmer influenced buildings such as Wat Ounalom, the Royal Palace, and the Silver Pagoda meet French colonial buildings some renovated some ravaged by neglect and the war. Return to Phnom Penh where you are transferred to your hotel.

Includes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Transport via tuk tuk

  • Vehicle barge and local boat with life jackets

  • English speaking guide

  • Khmer snacks

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks unless specified

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests.

  • Children below 6 years old are not permitted on this tour.

  • As dress standards are conservative throughout Asia and as this trip visits religious sites, modest clothing is strongly recommended. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, light, and long clothing is both respectful and convenient in the predominantly warm Asian climate.

  • For most of the year, Cambodia experiences a warm climate. The guide will make regular stops where you can purchase water and snacks. Please keep hydrated and bring sunscreen and a hat.

  • Pick up is by local moto-remork (Cambodian tuk tuk).

  • Tour duration is between 3.5 to 4 hours.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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