Start your Phnom Penh Mekong tour off with some excitement, as we will go by moto-remork (aka Cambodian tuk tuk) in preparation for your chilled afternoon exploring local Cambodian life.
Head out of Phnom Penh on the Japanese Friendship Bridge, which was blown up during fighting in 1975 and reconstructed by the Japanese in 1993, before catching a vehicle ferry across the mighty Mekong River to Mekong Island.
Mekong Island is famous for silk weaving, agriculture and aquaculture, and we'll stop to see the silk weavers at work in the village, where you can purchase some of the local product if you wish.
Explore a Buddhist temple and experience the simple lifestyle of the local people around 85% of who earn their living from agriculture or aquaculture. See fields of rice, morning glory, fruit, visit local family's house and enjoy Khmer snacks. Look around the Vietnamese village and see the fishing boats, floating fish farms, and the pretty Catholic Church.
Next up, it's time for the Mekong tour part! 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.
After the Mekong boat tour and gorgeous sunset, we'll return you back to Phnom Penh and back to your hotel.
INCLUDES: Local English speaking guide, transportation via tuk tuk, vehicle barge, local boat with life jackets, Khmer snacks.
EXCLUDES: Items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for drivers or guide.
DRESS STANDARD: Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.
YOUR TRIP: This trip is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12.
CONFIRMATION OF BOOKING: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher. If you make your last minutes booking, you should call to our local hotline number to check the availability
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For most of the year it is hot in Cambodia. There will be opportunities to purchase water or bring a supply with you. Please keep hydrated and wear sunscreen and a hat to protect yourself from the sun.
CHILD POLICY: Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select "child' above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
+ Travel by local remork (tuk tuk) and boat down the Mekong
+ Explore an island in the Mekong, discovering the local way of life
+ See fishing and agriculture and try your hand at local silk weaving
+ Wander around local villages, visit a local family's house and sample Khmer snacks and fruits
+ Marvel at Phnom Penh's Khmer and French colonial architecture from the water
+ Duration: 3.5 - 4 hours
+ Pickup location: Front Entrance of National Museum of Phnom Penh, Address: Preah Ang Eng St. (13), Phnom Penh.
+ Departure time: 2.00 PM
+ Drop off location: Drop off at centrally located hotels in Phnom Penh.