Phnom Penh Private tours

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Phnom Penh: S-21 Prison and Killing Fields Half-Day Tour

1. Phnom Penh: S-21 Prison and Killing Fields Half-Day Tour

At 8:00 AM, depart from your hotel and drive to the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, located about 16 kms south of Phnom Penh. Here,you will experience a very moving and confronting experience. The Killing Fields were the final resting place for over 17,000 men, women, children and infants between 1975 and 1978. It is estimated the Khmer Rouge Regime took the lives of between 2 and 4 million Cambodians during their destructive and devastating time in control between 1975 and 1979. Your guide will provide you with a detailed tour of the fields. Continue to Tuol Sleng Museum. In 1975, Tuol Svay Prey High School was taken over by Pol Pot’s security forces and turned into a prison known as Security Prison 21 (S-21). It rapidly became the largest center of detention and torture in the country. Prisoners were repeatedly tortured and coerced into naming family members and close associates, who were in turn arrested, brought to S21, tortured and eventually killed. Spend time discovering the harrowing truths of the prison. At 12:00 PM, your tour comes to an end and your guide will transfer you back to your hotel.

Phnom Penh: Killing Field & Village Quad Bike Tour

2. Phnom Penh: Killing Field & Village Quad Bike Tour

This tour of 4 hours will allow you to explore the brutality of the Khmer Rouge with a professional English Speaking tour guide. The Choeung Ek killing field is a former orchard and one of the mass grave sites found after the fall of the Khmer Rouge. After visiting Choeung Ek, you will take your private Car or Minivan to an authentic Cambodian village, where most people still live in the traditional manner established by their forefathers hundreds of years ago.  On the way to and from the village, you will witness the beauty of Cambodia's countryside and Local people, including rice fields on the side of the road.

Phnom Penh: Private Taxi Transfer to Siem Reap

3. Phnom Penh: Private Taxi Transfer to Siem Reap

Enjoy a safe and reliable private taxi transfer from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap onboard your choose of vehicle options: a Lexus RX300 or a Mercedes Istana minivan. Along the way, you will enjoy the landscape of the general life of Cambodian people as well as several city centers. You can also stop for a break to have a look at the city, and throughout your entire tour will also enjoy the atmosphere of an air-conditioned vehicle. You will receive door-to-door service from the start to the end, with your guide dropping you off at any location in Siem Reap that you wish.

Best of Phnom Penh: Half-Day Private City Tour

4. Best of Phnom Penh: Half-Day Private City Tour

At 8:00 AM, start your tour of the charming capital with a visit to the city’s namesake, Wat Phnom. The pagoda was built to house Buddhist relics washed ashore by the river. After, you will visit the Royal Palace built in 1866 by King Norodom. See the different structures of this pagoda-style compound and stroll in its beautiful garden. Visit the Silver Pagoda named because of it’s floor that is comprised of 5,000 silver tiles. A gold Buddha encrusted with 9,584 diamonds and a small 17th century emerald and baccarat crystal Buddha are also housed here. Continue to the nearby National Museum. Built in 1917, it is an exceptional example of traditional architecture and is exclusively devoted to preserving and displaying Khmer art and sculptures. Hundreds of pieces are housed here including both pre-and post-Angkorian pieces. At 12:00 PM, your tour will come to an end and your guide will transfer you back to your hotel.

Private Taxi Transfer Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

5. Private Taxi Transfer Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

Start your transfer conveniently form the comfort of your accomodation located in Siem Reap. Here, you will meet your friendly, English-speaking guide before setting off to your chosen destination.  During your comfortable, air-conditioned journey, you will get to enjoy the landscape of Cambodia and witness the locals going about their daily lives. In the city center, take the opportunity to stop for a break and take in the sights and sounds of the city. This door to doo service will take you to the location in Phnom Penh that you desire, hassle-free and in comfort and style. Choose between two types of vehicles: the Lexus RX300 or the Mercedes Istana minivan, whichever best suits you and your party's needs.

Private Transfer Phnom Penh & Siem Reap by Car, Van or Bus

6. Private Transfer Phnom Penh & Siem Reap by Car, Van or Bus

This transfer service between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap on Highway 6 provides transport in a clean, safe and reliable vehicle as well as a professional and friendly driver to meet the transportation needs of international travelers from all over the world. Vehicles include sedans cars, multi-passenger vans, and passenger buses. Rental rates depends on the type of vehicle you hire to transfer between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap on a private basis. The driver will pick you up at 8:00 AM from your hotel in the city (other departure times on request) and travel to Siem Reap or Phnom Penh base on your request, with a journey time of around 5-6 hours. Travel through two provinces, Kampong Cham and Kampong Thom on this 314km-long route.  Your transfer includes stops on the way for refreshment breaks and to take photos (depending on your request). Arrive Siem Reap or Phnom Penh in the afternoon and be dropped off at your hotel in the city.

Phnom Penh City Tour + Mekong River Boat Trip

7. Phnom Penh City Tour + Mekong River Boat Trip

Following a hotel pick-up at 08:00 from Phnom Penh City area hotel, your first stop will be Royal Palace. The Royal Palace is one of Phnom Penh’s most splendid architectural achievements. Next, head to Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh, a phenomenal area in Cambodia filled with hundreds of years of history. You will visit Cambodia's National Museum, offering a charming setting for a stunning collection of ancient Khmer art. Next up, you visit Wat Phnom. The temple has a strong connection with the establishment of the capital city of Cambodia. The current name of the city Phnom-Penh in native language means literally the hill of Ms. Penh. Wat Phnom temple was built in 1373.  After lunch at your own cost, you will board your boat and travel down the Tonle Sap River to where it meets the mighty Mekong River. You are cruising past the floating villages and onto the first of two islands. Your boat will first dock in the village of Prek Bongkong on Silk Island. Enjoy a tour of the working silk farm known as Heng Naysim Traditional Cambodian Weaving House, to see how silks are made by tracing the steps from collecting the silk from silkworms, to crafting the final shimmering sheets. You will have the opportunity to purchase beautiful handmade silk products direct from the farm. You will spend one hour back at Phnom Phen city by the same 1-hour boat ride. You will proceed to visit the Independence Monument. Built in 1955, this symbolizes Cambodian independence gained from French colonialism in 1953. This monument is a copy of the Bakong temple (a temple from the Rolous group of the 9th century). The one-hundred Nagas and snake motif can be seen in  historical, cultural, archeological, and business contexts. At approximately 18:00, you'll arrive back at your hotel in Phnom Penh city area where the tour will end.

From Phnom Penh: Full day tour to Kampong Cham

8. From Phnom Penh: Full day tour to Kampong Cham

Following an 7:300 AM pickup and welcome at your hotel or guest house by your driver/guide, you will depart from Phnom Penh by car to Kompong Cham province, a 124 km (77 mile) drive away. This ride should take about 2 hours. Kampong Cham, the most populous province in Cambodia, is a gateway to North-Eastern side of the country and its beautiful scenery. Visit Wat Nokoh, featuring an ancient temple that dates back to the 12th century. A short tour of Kompong Cham includes examples of colonial architecture in the city, and a walk through the relaxing and quiet town that was once an important trading post during the French colonial period. Following lunch at a local restaurant, drive to Chup to visit a rubber plantation and factory established in the region by the French. In the late afternoon drive back to Phnom Penh to your hotel or guesthouse.

Half Day Royal Palace, National Musuem and Wat Phnom Tour

9. Half Day Royal Palace, National Musuem and Wat Phnom Tour

A guide will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to Phnom Penh City. Your first stop is Wat Phnom, a 14th-century Buddhist temple. At 27 meters, it is the highest religious structure in the city. Your next destination is the Royal Palace (under renovation) – a majestic building constructed in 1866 by King Norodom. Stroll through its beautiful gardens while admiring the various pagoda style structures. The silver pagoda is named after its floor, which comprises of 5,000 silver tiles. Inside, it houses a gold Buddha encrusted with 9,584 diamonds. Finally, you will visit the National Museum – a museum dedicated to preserving the Khmer art. Among the hundreds of pieces are examples of pre and post Angkorian art.

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4.3 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Our half day trip to S-21 and the Killing Fields was excellent. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and sensitive to the complicated nature of visiting these two sites. His English was excellent and easy to understand. He was willing to answer any questions we had and we appreciate the he shared his own family story with us as well. The transportation was clean and well maintained. I highly recommend visiting these two sites with a tour guide who can answer questions and explain the significance of both places.

All as promised as well as a very helpful and entertaining driver. Highly recommend. 6 hours but time went quickly

Visiting these sites is difficult but important to do. I was grateful for the chance to honor the victims

Mr. Smey was terrific! A real gentleman and very knowledgeable.

Very informative! Kim was awesome! highly recommend!