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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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Reviewed September 5, 2013

On my girl friend birth i had reservation Butterfly Cruises, i got perfect time to get experience cruises to Mekong river. Our trip departure from Tonle Sap River cross to Mekong River. I am very interested in Butterfly Cruises, staff very friendly and warm welcome to serve us, the boat is good decoration and look nice. It's good memories in my life with my honey.

1  Thank Heak K
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

I decided to try a last minute sunset cruise and remembered the Butterfly reviews from TA so called them. $19USD included trip, one beer, and round trip in tuk tuk. Only bad part, get clear info on where tuk tuk guy wll get you. I was looking for tuk tuk in front of hotel but he parked down the street and we were essentially standing next to each other for 10 minutes not knowing.

There isn't a ton to see on the sunset cruise, and clouds even hampered that. But crew was very friendly and informative. And river breeze was nice change after city heat!! I bet a cruise during rainy season may be different because river is about 15 feet higher then so you may be able to see more that temple rooftops.

Boat seemed clean and well maintained, and it has a full toilet on board as well, so enjoy the $2 Angkors all you want!!

3  Thank mlspina
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

We had a group of 14 and we did an evening river cruise, expecting a so-so experience. Boy were we surprised when we got our own private boat equipped with a tons of comfy seating (including a fun day-bed at the back of the boat) and we LOVED the cruise. The staff were so kind and accommodating, and the sunset was breathtaking.

3  Thank megan-woodruff
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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.

3  Thank Kim34
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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.

5  Thank Vittoria2011_11
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