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Phnom Penh: 1-Hour ana 30 Minutes Mekong River Sunset Cruise

1. Phnom Penh: 1-Hour ana 30 Minutes Mekong River Sunset Cruise

You will start the tour with a hotel pick-up in the afternoon before transferring to the boat pier. Climb aboard the boat for a trip on the Mekong River, where you can enjoy a joint sunset cruise on the Mekong and Tonlesap rivers. Enjoy a nice sunset view of the colonial sights in Phnom Penh, the beautiful developing capital city of Cambodia. The riverfront offers views of some of the city’s most interesting sights including you a great opportunity to explore the Mekong, Tonle Sap and Four Faces River, Diamond Island, Fishing Village, Stilted Houses, lifestyle of the people who live along the riverbank and Relax and enjoy the sunset with free-flowing drinks ( beer and soft drink) before being transferred back to your hotel.

From Phnom Penh: Silk Island Cruise on the Mekong River

2. From Phnom Penh: Silk Island Cruise on the Mekong River

Take a cruise along the Mekong River and learn about the ancient silk production of the area. This is a cruise oozing in all things luxurious and relaxing, on the 12th largest river in the world. The Mekong and its surroundings boast a unique biodiversity, second only to the Amazon, and as you sail along you can appreciate it all with a commentary from your English-speaking guide. Sip cocktails, fresh juices, or beer. You will be treated to a delicious BBQ meal at lunchtime. The cruise lasts for around 6 hours and includes a stop-off at the silk weaving houses at Prek Boeung Kong Pagoda and the Koh Dach beach. Learn how silk is made from the very beginning with the silk worm, to the end product. In the afternoon cool-off with a spot of supervised bathing in the Mekong River–life doesn’t get much better than this!

Tonle Sap Cruise & Road Tour between Phnom Penh & Siem Reap

3. Tonle Sap Cruise & Road Tour between Phnom Penh & Siem Reap

Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Phnom Penh or Siem Reap to start your full-day cruise along the Tonle Sap River and experience the beauty of the landscape from a different perspective.  Journey by luxury cruiser designed to navigate the challenging waterway with ease. Get a welcome drink on boarding and enjoy a buffet lunch and soft drinks, served on board as you sail. Benefit from the unique double hull that allows the boat to travel closer to the riverbanks and explore the narrow waterways along the way. Travel the rest of the journey in the luxury of a private air-conditioned minivan, and take in the stunning scenery as you drive through pristine countryside and the traditional rural villages surrounding Tonle Sap Lake. Experience the unique river and rural life on land.

Phnom Penh: Mekong River Sunset Cruise with BBQ Buffet

4. Phnom Penh: Mekong River Sunset Cruise with BBQ Buffet

Climb aboard a boat that once belonged to a prince of the Cambodian Royal Family and escape the hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh city center on an intimate boat cruise along the Tonlé Sap and Mekong rivers. Avail of the features of the boat that can accommodate up to 30 people and has been refurbished to offer comfort and style on every journey. This boat can navigate areas that other river boats cannot reach. Pass the opulent Royal Palace, located at the meeting of the 2 rivers and marvel at the typical floating villages that contrast with the colonial buildings of the city center. Get panoramic views from the top decks and enjoy a buffet meal of finger food and unlimited drinks, including cold beers and champagne.

From Ho Chi Minh City: Mekong Delta 3-Day Trip to Phnom Penh

5. From Ho Chi Minh City: Mekong Delta 3-Day Trip to Phnom Penh

On day one at 8:00 AM you will be collected from your hotel in District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City and head to Mekong Delta, enjoying the scenic journey along the way lined by green rice fields. Upon arrival in My Tho, you will stop by Vinh Trang Pagoda the biggest pagoda in the Mekong Delta to learn about the religion of the region. After that, you will take a boat trip to cruise along the Mekong River. Hop onboard a rowboat to explore the small canals to see the locals going about their day. Continue cruising to Ben Tre, get off and enjoy a walk around the village. Stop at a local family home to enjoy tropical fruit, taste the honey tea and honey wine and listen to Vietnamese traditional music performed by the villagers. Check out the coconut candy shop and learn how to make candy, and see handicrafts made from the coconuts and so much more. Take your time snapping photos and enjoy the natural scenery before you head to a local restaurant for lunch consisting of special Vietnamese food. After lunch, enjoy your time relaxing, walking around the village. In the afternoon, you will head to Can Tho, and arrive at 6:00 PM and check into your hotel then enjoy your free time. On day two at 6:00 AM check out of your hotel then take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong River. Then proceed to Cai Rang floating market which is the biggest floating market in the region. The unique features and main characteristics of the famous market are the trade in fruits and other specialties of the Mekong Delta. Then go and see how Vietnamese vermicelli is made, take a walk around the village and meet the friendly locals. Experience crossing a monkey bridge, made from a single stem of bamboo. Visit an orchard garden and take a break for lunch. In the afternoon, head to Chau Doc to discover Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, where you will visit the wild bird sanctuary on the small boat traveling along a network of canals deep into the forest, observing tropical birds. After that, you will proceed to your hotel in Chau Doc for check-in.  On day three after breakfast at the hotel, take the nice motorized boat trip through the floating village to visit the fish farm and to see how the people in Mekong Delta raise fish on their floating house. Visit the Champa minorities with their traditional towel weaving village. The boat will return to Chau Doc for lunch then back to Ho Cho Minh City at around 5:30 PM. You do have the option to travel to Cambodia on the third day instead. For this option, you would check out the hotel then be transferred to the Pier to board the speed boat to travel to Phnom Penh. Arrive at Sisowath Tourist Pier in Phnom Penh at around 2:00 PM the same day for the end of the tour. For this option, visas would be granted at the border.

From Phnom Penh: Oudong Stupas & Silver Smith Village

6. From Phnom Penh: Oudong Stupas & Silver Smith Village

At 07:15 AM, your Euro Khmer guide will pick you up from your Phnom Penh hotel or guesthouse and drive you to Oudong – home to various temples and three large stupas (places of prayer) The city, now a UNESO World Heritage Site, was home to a succession of kings – you can view the phials at the three stupas. The city’s most impressive structure is the Vihara of the 18-Cubut Buddha. 30 meter high, it is just about survived first the American bombings and the brutal regime of the Khmer Rogue. On the way back to city center, you will have a set lunch at the local restaurant. Heading back to Phnom Penh, stop at the silver smith village of Kompong Luong.

Phnom Penh: Culinary Underground Local Food Tuk-Tuk Tour

7. Phnom Penh: Culinary Underground Local Food Tuk-Tuk Tour

Embark on a journey to discover the local food culture of Cambodia. Enjoy views of some of Phnom Penh’s best-known landmarks, such as the Independence Monument, as you zoom across the city in a tuk-tuk. Meet your guide outside your hotel or residence and hop aboard the tuk-tuk. First stop, enjoy fresh rice noodles topped with traditional sauce and fresh herbs.  Following this, take a seat on the floor and learn about Cambodia's turbulent history over curry and a banana leaf salad. Third stop, pull up a plastic chair at this popular local spot for some crushed eggplant and Cambodia's famous prahok. Learn also about the importance of rice in Cambodian cuisine. Lastly, feast on a selection of meats roasted in a ceramic jar over an open fire. Finally, sink a local craft beer or cocktail at a rooftop bar. At the end of the tour, bid farewell to the guide and the tuk-tuk will drop you back at your hotel, or wherever you like within the city.

Phnom Penh Dinner Cruise

8. Phnom Penh Dinner Cruise

Enjoy a special evening away from the hustle and bustle of central Phnom Penh with this relaxing, evening dinner cruise. Board a comfortable and cozy cruise boat to see the city from a whole new perspective: the Mekong river. Admire the sunset over the Royal Palace while enjoying a refreshing cocktail. After sundown, savor a catered dinner from one of Phnom Penh’s most established restaurants. Treat yourself with international cuisine, including vegetarian dishes. Relax and soak up the calm atmosphere on this leisurely cruise while you enjoy your meal and take in the many sights along the riverbank. Watch the evening unfold from the water and see local families and friends socializing, before cruising back to the port for a transfer back to your hotel.

Siem Reap to Phnom Penh Full-Day Cruise

9. Siem Reap to Phnom Penh Full-Day Cruise

Water travel from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh has always been difficult due to the ever changing water levels on the Tonle Sap Lake, even in the wet season when the water levels are high enough you have other issues, such as storms on the lake that can make the crossing treacherous. Also the sheer boredom of crossing the lake as there is nothing to see apart from vast swathes of water. Overcome these issues with this cruise by traveling part way round the lake in a luxury private Lexus/minivan to meet up with the Tonle Sap River or the Mekong River (depending on weather conditions) and board a luxury special designed double-hulled cruiser, the Mekong Tara Prince (once owned by the Prince of Cambodia) and cruise down the beautiful Tonle Sap River or Mekong River to Phnom Penh. This way you get to see the awesome river and rural life on the river together with rural life on land. The best of both worlds without the boredom. You will be picked-up from your Hotels or Guesthouses in Siem Reap at 8.00 am before being transferred by luxury private air-conditioned Lexus/minivan to Prek Kdam on the Tonle Sap River or Roka Kaong on the Mekong River, taking in the stunning scenery as you drive through pristine Cambodian countryside and through traditional rural villages. Upon arrival at the Mekong Tara Prince guests will be welcomed aboard by our cruise manager and will receive a welcome drink. Lunch will be served on board, consisting of a BBQ buffet and free drinks, as you cruise along the river South towards Phnom Penh. Seeing life along the river is an amazing experience and our special vessel has a unique double hull which allows us to travel closer to the riverbanks and also explore the narrow waterways on route. Arrival at Phnom Penh dock at approx 5:30 pm and transfer to your Hotel or Guesthouse.

From Phnom Penh: Private Roundtrip Cruise to Oudong

10. From Phnom Penh: Private Roundtrip Cruise to Oudong

Embark on a river journey to Cambodia’s ancient capital Oudong. Watch the traditional riverside life of local fishermen and the countryside of the Tonle Sap River pass by with its floating houses and pagodas. Upon arrival take a 10-minute tuk-tuk ride to the Oudong Hills, heart of the former capital, and enjoy a breathtaking view over Cambodia’s small villages, rice fields, and the Tonle Sap River. Quench your thirst with the large variety of available teas, coffee, soft drinks, one alcoholic beverage offered (beer, cocktail or spirits), while sampling different appetizers. But leave room for the main meal, which is a western-Asian fusion BBQ consisting of shrimp, fish, chicken, and pork, all freshly cooked and prepared on board. One bottle of red or white French wine for 4 people is included in the price. Feel the gentle breeze and take in the beautiful river landscape as you head back to Phnom Penh.

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What people are saying about Phnom Penh

This was fantastic! My partner and I ended up on the boat alone together and we were not disappointed. We would have also been OK if others had joined. The guide we had was kind and chatted with us but didn't partake in the food. The food was good. It's similar to a light dinner. We are two big grown men and grabbed more food after. The sunset was nice and the boat was easy to find. We used our phones and Google maps for our trip etc.

Lovely sunset cruise on the Mekong river. Food was very good and unlimited alcohol, Our guide Samet was a lovely guy and very knowledgeable.

Everything went like clockwork. From pickup up at our out of the way B&B to drop of at our hotel. Good handoff at the cruise.

our guide was very knowledgeable and very friendly. We had a great time on the river tour! We will come back.

Very pleasant Cruise with a Small group of people and a Very friendly guide (Samat)