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“The Mayfly - Cruising the Mekong”
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Mekong Getaways
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Owner description: The Le Tonle cruise is a wonderful and unique experience. Our traditional rice boat is 20 meters long from bow to stern. Take in the fresh air, the magical splendor of Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers. Our team of professional sailors, attentive cooks, waiters and guides are here to make your aquatic escapade as smooth as memorable. Launched in early July 2009, the beautiful boat comes complete with comfortable lounging bed, good sound system and catering according to need. There’s also a proper loo! Designed for up to 20 guests, we take customers on both longer and shorter tours on the Tonle Sap River and beyond. We offer a variety of cruises: The Sunset Aperitif Cruise: Watch the city lights from the quiet of the Mekong and have the opportunity to visit our floating bungalows. This unique cruise departs from Phnom Penh passenger port at 5pm. Our beautiful boat takes you south on the Tonle Sap River, past the Royal Palace and around to the Vietnamese floating villages and Floating Bungalow and back into the sunset into port. The Boat departs at 5pm daily; $15/pp, including one way pick up and one drink on board. Silk Village Cruise and Visit: Discover the Cambodian countryside and traditional crafts after a pleasant cruise across the river. Get onboard Le Tonle and have the chance to explore the Cambodian countryside on Silk Island, a picturesque destination only 20 mins from downtown Phnom Penh by boat. Rate: 30 USD per person Departures: 9am & 1pm daily Includes: Two-way tuk tuk, horse cart on the island and English speaking guide. Private Hire: You can privatize Le Tonle, which has been modified to welcome cruises and private events for up to 25 persons. We are the perfect choice for celebrations. There is an open-air deck and another covered-awning which has armchairs and sofas, as well as a large sunbed at the rear. Drinks and refreshments available. Price: 100 USD for 2 hours, drinks and refreshment not included. Mekong Birthday Party Celebrate your birthday on the River! The boat leaves the Passenger Port at your convenience. First cocktail drink complimentary. Dinner party at Sunset Bar (live music optional). Revelers sail back to Phnom Penh Pier at 10 pm, the host enjoys a complimentary stay overnight in our 77 sq m suite with his-her partner. Dinner on the river Escape from the city and dine in style on our floating restaurant with a five course Khmer set menu. Our healthy and delicious menu includes freshwater fish and plenty of vegetables. Join us for this memorable dining experience. Rate: 45 USD per person Departures: 5pm or 7pm, to 9pm daily Includes: Two-way tuk tuk, onboard welcoming drink, five course set dinner & glass of wine Staycation Escape the city and come and enjoy an overnight stay at our floating bungalow. Watch the stars from the quiet of your floating suite! Rate: 80 USD per night including breakfast or 135 USD per night including breakfast and dinner.
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

This is a great way to enjoy 'fives' with friends; messing about in a boat on the Mekong, drink in hand, watching the scenery roll by. The Mayfly is a small timber boat that has been expertly restored. Smaller than the Butterfly, what she lacks in size, she makes up in personal service. Captain Kim was a gracious and informative host and our party of three (including our very own mariner) thoroughly enjoyed navigating the waterways of the Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers. Great fun and a memorable evening.

2  Thank Lesley O
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Reviewed June 11, 2012 via mobile

Love the way the butterfly has been restored, keeping the original spirit. Having the PavilionninnPhnom Penh, we recommend it to all our guests!

3  Thank Alexis d
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Reviewed April 21, 2012

This is the only way to view what Phnom Penh has to offer from the Tonle Sap river and lake system that passes Phnom Penh and drains into the Mekong River.We were traveling in the style of the Original Old River Boats that were originally used for carrying Rice.They have been amazingly renovated back to their original condition, we traveled in absolute comfort, with seating in the open or under cover. All forms of catering can be arranged for parties, luncheons and dinners,along with refreshments.I was amazed at what I could observe and enjoy in the early evening and learnt from the very informative staff.We all enjoyed organised Tappas and beer/wine.
Whats best of all, there are proper LOO'S.

2  Thank TonyNZ01
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Reviewed April 5, 2012

The sunset cruise was a perfect way to see the river system and villages along the banks. It was lovely to have a beer and see some authentic Cambodian life. I would definitely recommend going with Butterfly as the guide explained many things about the local culture and answered our questions. A fun afternoon!

3  Thank Ashleigh A
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

Nothing much to say, along the Tonle Sap and then the Mekong river, slowly with a cold beer while sunset arrives...if you want a short cruise, no dinner but including pick up from hotel and drink just do it! You will not regret it!

1  Thank Surzen
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