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Phnom Penh Full-Day Small-Group City Tour

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Spend the day learning about Phnom Penh's past and present. Delve into the region's dark history and how it has shaped into the Cambodia of today. Visit somber locations made infamous by the Khmer Rouge and learn about the current politics that continue to move this country. Then, get out of the capital to visit an island on the Mekong, where you'll experience the local way of life along the river.
Highlights
  • See two important Cambodian history sights in one tour
  • Lunch at an NGO-run restaurant benefits the local community 
  • Sunset views of Phnom Penh from the water
  • Personalized experience: small group of up to 12 people
What to Expect
Your Phnom Penh tour starts by learning about and confronting Cambodia's tragic past. You’ll take a guided tour of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a former school that served as a Khmer Rouge torture centre. Then, head out of the city to the Choueng Ek Memorial, where a pagoda made up of some 8,000 human skulls marks the site of one of the infamous Killing Fields. Afterwards, make a difference to the Cambodian community by enjoying a Khmer lunch at an NGO training restaurant.
Next on your Phnom Penh tour, you’ll travel by moto-remork (a Cambodian tuk-tuk) and head out of Phnom Penh on the Japanese Friendship Bridge before catching a ferry across the mighty Mekong River to Mekong Island. The island is famous for silk weaving, agriculture, and aquaculture (85% of residents earn their living from these industries). We'll stop to see the silk weavers at work in the village, where you can purchase some of the local products if you wish. As you wander the village, you can explore a Buddhist temple and floating fish farms, see fields of rice and morning glory, and enjoy local Khmer snacks at a family home. 
Say goodbye to the tuk-tuk and board a boat to enjoy the sunset from the water at the junction of the Tonle Bassac, Tonle Sap, and the mighty Mekong. You’ll see the distinctive architecture of Cambodia, with Khmer-influenced buildings such as Wat Ounalom, the Royal Palace, and the Silver Pagoda, as well as French colonial buildings — some renovated, some ravaged by neglect and the war. 
Finally, we close off the Mekong boat tour with a gorgeous sunset, and return you back to Phnom Penh and your hotel.
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing guide we had. So knowledgable about pp and cambodia as a whole. The day trip consisted of the killing feilds, s21, silkwork farm, cruise on the mekong. Transport provided was great. Started off on a sad and visited the historical sites of the khymer...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Irontontravellers
Reviewed July 12, 2019 via mobile

Had a terrific personalised tour with Da who had excellent knowledge and provided a lot of detailed information about the genocide museum and the killing fields. Also went to a family’s home to see silk scarves being made and enjoyed a nice chat and sharing...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Phil V
Reviewed May 24, 2019 via mobile

I would recommend taking this tour over using the audio guides at the killing fields and the S21 museum! I read the reviews here before booking the tour and emailed the company to request for Neang to be my tour guide. That was probably one...More

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Reviewed April 24, 2019 via mobile

We did 2 tours with Neang - the street eats tour and the full day tour and he was an excellent guide! The tours were informative and enjoyable and went at a really good pace to see as much as possible without feeling rushed. I...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Rachel N
Reviewed April 16, 2019

We only had a short time in Phnom Penh and this is the tour to do. Nanette was our tour guide, and he was great. He met us at the National Museum and then explained to us how the day would unfold. He gave us...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jane S
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November 11, 2018|
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This was an full day. I believe I got back to the hotel after 5pm.
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October 1, 2018|
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Thank you for this. Someone else has confirmed your perspective. We wont do this visit until she is old enough to understand and be able to deal with it.
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