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Mekong River Half-Day Small-Group Tour

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Take a trip into the Cambodian countryside and along the Mekong River on this half-day, small-group tour from Phnom Penh. Travel out of the city by tuk-tuk, and then cross the river to Mekong Island. You’ll travel back to Phnom Penh on a sunset cruise along the Mekong, where the setting sun provides a stunning backdrop to the city.
  • Mekong River and island tour from Phnom Penh
  • Travel by tuk-tuk to Silk Island
  • See how silk is woven on hand looms
  • Meet the local villagers
  • Try traditional Cambodian snacks
  • Enjoy a sunset cruise along the Mekong River
Transportation via tuk tuk
Sunset cruise - vehicle barge, local boat with life jackets
Local english-speaking guide
Khmer snacks
Gratuities

Departure Point

National Museum of Cambodia, Preah Ang Eng St. (13), Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Departure Time

2:30 PM

Return Details

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Leave the hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh behind as you jump in a tuk-tuk (a type of auto rickshaw) and travel over the Japanese Bridge and into the countryside. Pass through rural settings and by roadside stalls selling everything from paper-mache animals to steamed corn. Then board a barge that will take you across the river and onto Mekong Island.

You will see people underneath the houses, weaving silk on hand looms and dying it vibrant colors. See how the silk is transformed from a cotton wool-like texture into thread on homemade spinning wheels made from bicycle parts. Try using the looms to weave the silk into distinct Ikat patterns, or wander the village and meet the locals.

Later, board a boat for a sunset cruise down the Mekong River and back to Phnom Penh. Admire the city from the water as the setting sun provides a stunning backdrop to the skyline.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Phnom Penh
Leave the hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh behind as you jump in a tuk-tuk (a type of auto rickshaw) and travel over the Japanese Bridge and into the countryside. Pass through rural settings and by roadside stalls selling everything from paper-mache animals to steamed corn. Then board a barge that will take you across the river and onto Mekong Island. You will see people underneath the houses, weaving silk on hand looms and dying it vibrant colors. See how the silk is transformed from a cotton wool-like texture into thread on homemade spinning wheels made from bicycle parts. Try using the looms to weave the silk into distinct Ikat patterns, or wander the village and meet the locals. Later, board a boat for a sunset cruise down the Mekong River and back to Phnom Penh. Admire the city from the water as the setting sun provides a stunning backdrop to the skyline.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Mekong Island - Koh Dach
Leave the hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh behind as you jump in a tuk-tuk (a type of auto rickshaw) and travel over the Japanese Bridge and into the countryside. Pass through rural settings and by roadside stalls selling everything from paper-mache animals to steamed corn. Then board a barge that will take you across the river and onto Mekong Island. You will see people underneath the houses, weaving silk on hand looms and dying it vibrant colors. See how the silk is transformed from a cotton wool-like texture into thread on homemade spinning wheels made from bicycle parts. Try using the looms to weave the silk into distinct Ikat patterns, or wander the village and meet the locals. Later, board a boat for a sunset cruise down the Mekong River and back to Phnom Penh. Admire the city from the water as the setting sun provides a stunning backdrop to the skyline.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Life jackets provided on cruise
  • Small-group tour maximum 12 people per tour
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures Cambodia

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Mekong River Half-Day Small-Group Tour?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Mekong River Half-Day Small-Group Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Mekong River Half-Day Small-Group Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Mekong River Half-Day Small-Group Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mekong River Half-Day Small-Group Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Mekong River Half-Day Small-Group Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Mekong River Half-Day Small-Group Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Mekong River Half-Day Small-Group Tour.

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worth joining in..
zachariahamalraj
, Nov 2019
quite an interesting and educative visit on rural silk making ..a bit tiring given the heat..evening river cruise was rewarding though..wonderful guide and meticulous arrangements
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Sadly I was taken on a different...
kelly
, Jan 2018
Sadly I was taken on a different tour, probably because they had more bookings for the silk factory and walking tour, this was not Da the guide's fault, I guess she just follows instructions. I did go on the Mekong River but it wasn't for the Half-Day Small Group Tour that I booked, so yes a little disappointed. The area that we had to walk through to get to the boat was disgusting, muddy and full of all-sorts I dread to think. We also had to walk down a steep rocky area, so if you are not too good on your feet, I would not suggest this trip.
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We were the only people in the...
Valerie E
, Jan 2017
We were the only people in the group. The tour guide was friendly and informative. It was good to see the ladies weaving the silk and the fruit offered as refreshment. We felt obliged to buy from them as we were the only ones there. This helps their economy but does rather intimidate the tourist. The river trip was very basic, again we were the only ones on the boat and were offered a tinned beer of drink. Overall rather disappointing.
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This tour represents great...
James D
, Aug 2016
This tour represents great value-for-money. The sunset return cruise at the end of the tour was a real highlight we had a giant boat all to ourselves!. Worth doing but the tour can drag a little in places. Great to have a chance to visit Silk Island though and I am glad I chose this package to do so.
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star-4
Really enjoyable, particularly...
Andre W
, May 2016
Really enjoyable, particularly meeting and talking to locals about their way of life , politics etc. they have a wonderful sense of humour
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star-5
Well organised. Lovely guide...
Lee H
, Mar 2016
Well organised. Lovely guide. Very approachable and knowledgable. Lady at silk farm was amazing. Made us feel really welcome and the fruit she gave us was great. It was really nice to chat with her for a while to learn more about her and her lifestyle.
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Enjoyed this tour,it was very cosy...
Phillip C
, Jun 2015
Enjoyed this tour,it was very cosy being transported by tuk tuk.The guide was very informative and the sights were a joy to behold.Eating some local delicases was an eye opener.Overall a very good tour.
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Really enjoyed the tour - was nice...
footballfeast
, Jun 2015
Really enjoyed the tour - was nice to visit the Silk Weaving family business on Silk Island. Our tour guide was very friendly and full of knowledge.
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star-5
a fantastic tour , are guide( daro...
kevin m
, Mar 2015
a fantastic tour , are guide( daro) picked me up on time and was one off the most friendly guides i have had , we first went by public boat across the mekong, ( which was a great experience) then by tuk tuk through the countryside to a silk farm where they show you how the silk is produced and made , you even get a chance to weave some silk yourself , the people who own the silk farm are friendly and make you feel most welcome, at the farm wewere given refreshments off fresh fruit and drinks after the silk farm we were taken to see the reclining Buddha, and the monkeys !!! and to finish the trip we were taken back to phonm pehn by boat to see the sun set. this trip is well worth doing while in phonm pehn ,
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star-5
This half day tour is a nice break...
Kevin F
, Dec 2014
This half day tour is a nice break from the city and a good way to see some of the countryside. I was picked up from the hotel right at the time that the local tour operator had told me. The guide (Daro) was excellent and very informative and offered different local snacks. The village and silk weaving were interesting and travelling by ferry and then a boat cruise were also great experiences.
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