Mekong Sunset - Small Group Walking Tour

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Mekong Sunset - Small Group Walking Tour

From US$ 65 per person

Travel by local tuk tuk & boats, explore an island in the Mekong, try silk weaving, see fishing and agriculture, explore local villages, a Buddhist pagoda and a produce market, see where the Tonle Sap, Mekong and Tonle Basac Rivers collide. And much more!

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Duration 4 hours
Starting time 2:30 PM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Travel by local tuk tuk and boats, explore an island in the Mekong.
  • Try local silk weaving.
  • See fishing and agriculture.
  • Wander around local villages.
  • A Buddhist pagoda and a small produce market.
  • See the point where the Tonle Sap.
  • Mekong and Tonle Basac Rivers collide.
  • Sample Khmer snacks.
  • Marvel at Phnom Penh’s Khmer and French colonial architecture from the water.
Full description
Explore local Cambodian life on our sunset island visit and boat cruise. Mekong island is famous for silk weaving, agriculture and aquaculture. Travel across and stop to see the silk weavers at work in the village. Explore a Buddhist temple and experience the simple life style of the local people around 85% of who earn their living from agriculture or aquaculture. Board a boat to enjoy the sunset from the water at the junction of the Tonle Bassac, Tonle Sap and the mighty Mekong Rivers. Itinerary This afternoon we explore local Cambodian life on our sunset island visit and boat cruise. Head out of town on the Japanese Friendship Bridge which was blown up during fighting in 1975 and reconstructed by the Japanese in 1993. Catch a vehicle ferry across the mighty Mekong River to Mekong Island. The island is famous for silk weaving, agriculture and aquaculture. Stop to see the silk weavers at work in the village. You can purchase some of the local product if you wish. Explore a Buddhist temple and experience the simple life style of the local people around 85% of who earn their living from agriculture or aquaculture. See fields of rice, morning glory and fruit. Enjoy some local snacks and wander around the small produce market. Stop to look around the Vietnamese village and see the fishing boats, floating fish farms and the pretty Catholic Church. 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. Return to Phnom Penh where you are transferred to your hotel. Your trip This trip is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12. 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. Tipping If you are happy with the services provided a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Urban Adventures destinations.
Includes
  • Transport via tuk tuk, vehicle barge, and local boat with life jackets, English speaking guide, Khmer snacks
  • Items of a personal nature, Tips or gratuities for drivers or guide.

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Meeting point

The front entrance of the National Museum of Phnom Penh. Address: Preah Ang Eng St. (13).

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Children policy: Children aged between 6 and 11 years travel inclusively.
  • For most of the year it is hot in Cambodia. The guide will make regular stops where you can purchase water and snacks. Please keep hydrated and bring sunscreen and a hat to protect yourself from the sun.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Interesting varied tour

Due to a misunderstanding by the guide and 2 other customers, I was left waiting at the meeting point ( I’d arrived 15 minutes early) for 20 minutes after the allotted meeting time before I was able to contact the tour operator who realised their error in leaving without me. However, they did absolutely everything to rectify their error and I was reunited with the group an hour later on Silk island. The guide was extremely apologetic and consequently I had an individual demonstration of the weaving. The family of weavers were extremely hospitable and a pleasure to meet. The temple was unusual, beautiful and very quiet, and the sunset river trip was a delight. The guide was very attentive and did his best to inform our small multinational group. All in all, despite the slightly confused start, I had a wonderful time.

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October 23, 2018

November 16, 2019

I recommend

There was only one participant in the tour, but my guide, Neang, was very helpful.

April 7, 2019

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