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Silk Island Half-Day Lunch Cruise and Tour from Phnom Penh

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Overview

Escape the city for a scenic half-day cruise to the Silk Island from Phnom Penh, including hotel pick-up. Sail past the floating villages and fishing farms of the Mekong River, as you sip cocktails and tuck into a delicious BBQ lunch (included) on-board. After docking on the island, get a taste of local life as you visit the temples, silk plantations and villages, then learn about the island’s silk production as you tour a silk farm.
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Delicious, made-to-order lunch (if lunch option selected). You can pick from many items, and have it your way. If you want more, just ask.
Snacks on return trip (if lunch option selected)
Local guide
Hotel pickup (inside central Phnom Penh)
Tour escort/host
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Gratuities
Return transfer to your hotel (our staff can assist you in arranging one upon return to port)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please note that your package includes free pickup. If you need assistance with transportation after the cruise, we are happy to assist you in securing the best price and service to suit your needs. You are not obligated to take the same driver that dropped you at our boat.

Departure Time

12:00 PM
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • On the DAY OF your cruise if you need to contact us please call (or ask your hotel to call) and speak to our English/Khmer speaking staff at Cambo Cruise on 092 290 077. We may not be available via email at short notice, to avoid disappointment please call
  • BYO conditions: 10USD corkage charge applies per bottle for wine/champagne & 25USD corkage charge applies per bottle for liquor. Full service of ice/attendance included.
  • No outside food permitted onboard.
  • No outside beer or mixers (soft drinks/juices etc) permitted onboard.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cambo Cruise

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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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 maximum group size during Silk Island Half-Day Lunch Cruise and Tour from Phnom Penh?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Highly recommend this tour to anyone that is looking for a relaxing half day on the Mekong and learning about silk weaving." See review
  • "This 3.5 hour trip was a good duration, not too long on the whole." See review
  • "You spend about half an hour cruising south on the Mekong, allowing for some beautiful views of the river, but also the city and surrounding areas." See review

Reviews

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star-4
A great way to spend half a day
Gayani_K
, Mar 2020
The tour was great. The Cambo Cruises team, were friendly, enthusiastic and spoke excellent English. The cruise up river was peaceful and slow and a commentary would have made it more interesting. Our tour guide on the island was both informative and entertaining. He showed us the silk-making process, the large fish found in the Mekong, to other exotic animals kept in the sanctuary, Was definitely not impressed with the caged animals that were kept there. Small, dirty cages and confined areas with no clean water. Would be good if the conditions can be improved for these animals at the earliest.
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star-5
Worth It - Do It
LoganDC84
, Feb 2020
Everything about this was great! When we arrived, a Cambo Cruises employee quickly found us to guide us to where the ship was docking. On board, the staff was super friendly - actually the friendliest Cambodians we've interacted with in this country and I've lived here for 8 months. They spoke great English. They provided us a complimentary drink as soon as we departed that was unexpected and delicious. The food was amazing! There were only 6 of us on the cruise and it felt like a private excursion so the buffet service was closed. But when we wanted to share a 2nd serving of the yummy Khmer BBQ meats, they happily made more for us. The tour was great. Our tour guide was pleasant and the experience was both informative and entertaining. And the ferry itself was very relaxing. A great way to spend half a day.
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star-5
Slik Island tour
andrewmulcahy2019
, Nov 2019
Booked this as I had half a day spare so thought I might go and see what a silk farm is. I thought that perhaps this was just another on of those tourist traps designed to give you the bear minimum and then fleece you at the end with high priced goods. I was totally wrong, and instead found this tour to be one of the best I've taken, starts with a very serene and relaxing boat trip on the Mekong river while eating a very nicely cooked and large lunch. Then a 15 minute tuk-tuk ride during which one of the crew explains more about island life and the the Mekong river. Once at the farm, it;'s then onto a guided tour of the whole production cycle from eggs to finished product. The highlight for me was being able to chat with the ladies doing the weaving and learning more about the art of weaving by hand. Highly recommend this tour to anyone that is looking for a relaxing half day on the Mekong and learning about silk weaving. Added bonus is that the crew are just so friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.
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star-5
Visit to Silk island
Palithas17
, Nov 2019
A beautiful way to spend few hours on Mekong river and a visit to the island. Get to see how the local silk farmers live their lives... though the silk products they sell are priced about 5 times higher than the local markets in Phnom Penh so be warned! Lovely hosts and nice relaxing journey on the boat.
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star-3
Overpriced Experience
EuroAdventure999
, Jul 2019
We paid for the Silk Island lunch cruise and tour package for 2. The cruise arrived on time and boarding was smooth. Cocktail was refreshing, albeit too sweet. The lunch was a disappointment and overpriced as it is a limited buffet with over cooked meat. There were no water served at the buffet and you have to buy your own. The cruise journey was smooth. The short journey on land to the silk farm was accomplished by tuktuk. The silk farm guided tour was interesting and we understand the process of silk making. After the obligatory silk purchase, we were brought back to the cruise for the return journey. In my opinion, the overall experience is not worth the price we paid and in Phnom Penh where prices in general are low, this overpriced 4-hour tour stood out like a sore thumb.
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star-5
Excellent day
JamesP2210
, Jul 2019
after a few others cancelled i was lucky enough to be the only customer for the day. the food was excellent, the cocktails were very good, and the tour of the Silk Island was absolutely fascinating. big thank you to Ten for accompanying me on the tuk tuk ride on the island and for the fun chat!
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star-5
Great Trip
Wander68311693506
, May 2019
Has a good day. Good guide and nice tours. The silk farm tour was great. I would recommend the tour to all and would use Viator again
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star-5
Value for money
Journey42190718101
, Mar 2019
The food was fantastic and the guide was awesome. We were picked up late from our hotel but they profusely apologised even though it was due to a traffic jam. The tour was informative and showcased the creation of silk items. A must!
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star-5
Silk Island Cruise tour
Fiona B
, Dec 2018
Was a fantastic trip, welcomed with a cocktail and lunch which was delicious and catered for all. Staff were accomadating and friendly. Tour guide was very interesting with lots of humor and learnt so much about silk. Worth a visit for sure!
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star-4
Four stars may be being a little...
ScottAlexander M
, Jul 2018
Four stars may be being a little harsh because of circumstances - we had accidentally been to a silk operation two days earlier on a bike tour we didnt know we were and, because it was off season, we ended up on the cruise on our own as a group of four so perhaps lost some of the social elements. The Cambo Cruises team, who outnumbered us 10:4, were excellent and enthusiastic. The food was beautiful. The cruise up river was peaceful and interesting. Perhaps some commentary would have been interesting. The Silk Farm itself was eclectic - but in a good way. Our guide was informative and we learnt some new stuff. The extra feasts for the eyes which I will leave as a mystery were cute, cool and fun. Overall, a pleasant days outing.
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Product code: 10106P2

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