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Phnom Penh Full-Day Small-Group City Tour

  • See two important Cambodian history sights in one tour
  • Lunch at an NGO-run restaurant benefits the local community 
  • Sunset views of Phnom Penh from the water
Phnom Penh Full-Day Small-Group City Tour
From US$ 110.00
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Phnom Penh Full-Day Small-Group City Tour
From US$ 110.00
Spend the day learning about Phnom Penh's past and present. Delve into the region's dark history and how it has shaped into the Cambodia of today. Visit somber locations made infamous by the Khmer Rouge and learn about the current politics that continue to move this country. Then, get out of the capital to visit an island on the Mekong, where you'll experience the local way of life along the river.
What to Expect

Your Phnom Penh tour starts by learning about and confronting Cambodia's tragic past. You’ll take a guided tour of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a former school that served as a Khmer Rouge torture centre. Then, head out of the city to the Choueng Ek Memorial, where a pagoda made up of some 8,000 human skulls marks the site of one of the infamous Killing Fields. Afterwards, make a difference to the Cambodian community by enjoying a Khmer lunch at an NGO training restaurant.

Next on your Phnom Penh tour, you’ll travel by moto-remork (a Cambodian tuk-tuk) and head out of Phnom Penh on the Japanese Friendship Bridge before catching a ferry across the mighty Mekong River to Mekong Island. The island is famous for silk weaving, agriculture, and aquaculture (85% of residents earn their living from these industries). We'll stop to see the silk weavers at work in the village, where you can purchase some of the local products if you wish. As you wander the village, you can explore a Buddhist temple and floating fish farms, see fields of rice and morning glory, and enjoy local Khmer snacks at a family home. 

Say goodbye to the tuk-tuk and board a boat to enjoy the sunset from the water at the junction of the Tonle Bassac, Tonle Sap, and the mighty Mekong. You’ll see the distinctive architecture of Cambodia, with Khmer-influenced buildings such as Wat Ounalom, the Royal Palace, and the Silver Pagoda, as well as French colonial buildings — some renovated, some ravaged by neglect and the war. 

Finally, we close off the Mekong boat tour with a gorgeous sunset, and return you back to Phnom Penh and your hotel.

Reviews (43)
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Reviewed 25 August 2018
Phnom Penh City Tour August 2018

This was an excellent tour, providing a historical overview of Cambodia, particularly the country's genocide. Our tour guide DA was very knowledgeable of the history and articulated well her country's story. We were taken to S21 and the Killing Fields. We also took local transportation...More

Thank YvettaW1
Sopherth K, Manager at Phnom Penh Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Hi Yvetta, Da was very happy when she got your great feedback and on behalf of the team here, we would like to thanks for choosing Urban Adventures as your day trip operator in Cambodia. Wish you all the best and Best Day Ever! With...More

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Impressive day trip

Excellent guide and a very imressive day trip. Very well organised and a good insight of the past and present.

Thank renske v
Reviewed 5 May 2018
Bargain well, else you will lose money

You may be charged at least three times for a short trip tour. Total distance travelled is less than 50 kms in 5 hours, still they charge 130 dollars. Just think how much does a taxi rented for 5 hours in your city charges!. All...More

2  Thank drjagathlal
Reviewed 5 March 2018
Awesome tour.

Awesome tour from the sobering visits to the Choeung Ek Genocidal Centre and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum then oto a great lunch, market place tour and then across the river to a bit of village life. A worthwhile day. A big thank you to...More

Thank Russell W
Sopherth K, Manager at Phnom Penh Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Hi Russell, Thank you very much for your kind feedback about the trip in Phnom Penh with our guide Ms. Reya. I will share it with her and I am sure she will be happy with it. Thanks again for this wonderful feedback and looking...More

Reviewed 8 December 2017
Educational, thoughtful, a full day

I highly recommend this tour. Diya was a wonderful guide, and in our one day in Phnom Phen we experienced a great education of the atrocities of the war, but also adventure, traveling throughout town, and ended on a beautiful boat ride down the Mekong...More

Thank Mariana C
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12 November 2018|
Response from YvettaW1 | Reviewed this property |
This was an full day. I believe I got back to the hotel after 5pm.
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Response from CorryenKees |
Yes, this would be traumatic for her. She is too young as the story, pictures and the massa Graves is horroble to look at. IT might Hove her bad dreams.
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