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“Butterfly River sunset trip” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mekong Getaways

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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Midi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Butterfly River sunset trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

We enjoyed this trip, the young couple were informative and gave a good welcome, and a drink was included. It gave a different prerspective of the city.

Visited February 2013
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3 Thank Kim34
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Port Moody, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A highlight of our trip to Phnom Penh”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

We took the sunrise cruise with the Butterfly crew and liked it so much that we went back in the evening for the sunset trip. Loved both for different reasons. Our guide Kim spoke great english and was a perfect host with his wife and the captain along, we were well looked after. In the morning we were the only two passengers and felt very special. Thank you to The Butterfly for a wonderful and memorable day.

Visited February 2013
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5 Thank Vittoria2011_11
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Rare glimpse of life along the Mekong River.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

Our sunset cruise was very relaxing and peaceful. We enjoyed a drink on board whilst listening to our informative hostess. Our captain was very pleasant and spoke English well.
Fascinating watching the activities along the river. A photographers delight. Highly recommended.

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5 Thank joycie56
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New York City, New York
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“Not worth it”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

Nothing wrong with the boat or the crew or the hostess. They were all fine, but there is nothing to see! There is nothing scenic, nothing spectacular, no great sunset view, nada, zilch. The hostess did a good job trying to explain what was around. But it was just all pathetic, boring and disinteresting. And at $15 per person, it was not cheap by Cambodia standards.

Do not waste your time and money.

Visited January 2013
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3 Thank ZenHealer7
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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Delightful Morning Cruise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

For $15/per, our party of 6 had the entire boat for a 1 hour+ cruise. A relaxing and, thankfully, breezy journey along the Tonle Sap and Mekong. Coffee, tea, croissants, watermelon and a very gracious host in Captain Kim. Tuk tuk pickup at your hotel included. A great way to start out your day in Phnom Penh.

Visited December 2012
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4 Thank AnitaAnn
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