Phnom Penh Tours

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Phnom Penh: Mekong River Sunset Cruise

1. Phnom Penh: Mekong River Sunset Cruise

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 sunset view of the colonial sights in Phnom Penh Capital City, 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. See Tonle Sap, Four Faces River, the Royal Palace, and Diamond Island. Discover the quaint fishing neighborhoods comprised of stilted houses. Relax and enjoy the sunset with free-flowing drinks (beer and soft drinks) and fruit platter, before being transferred back to your hotel.

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

2. 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 Small Group City Tour

3. Phnom Penh Small Group City Tour

See the highlights of Phnom Penh and learn more about the history of Cambodia, starting with the Royal Palace, built by the French in 1866 after King Norodom relocated the royal capital from Oudong. Explore the palace complex to admire the Khmer architecture on the banks of the Tonle Sap and Mekong River. See the magnificent Silver Pagoda made of 5,329 silver tiles, and hear about different Khmer kings, resident at all times, except during the rule of the Khmer Rouge. Gaze in awe at the jeweled Buddha statues and the Angkor Wat-style Bell Tower. Learn about the turbulent years of the Khmer Rouge at the infamous Tuol Sleng Museum, located in a former high school that was used as the notorious Security Prison 21. See exhibits that tell the stories of some of the estimated 20,000 prisoners murdered and dumped on the notorious Killing Fields.

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 211 reviews

First of all, after asking the organizer, we were able to combine the Phnom Penh city tour and the S-21 prison & killing fields tour, both of which were actually intended as a half-day tour in the morning, into a full-day tour without any problems. The tour is extremely exciting and also very depressing and touching due to the visit to the prison and the killing fields. In the museum (with an extra guide if desired) you can see many exhibits from Angkor. Unfortunately, the royal palace was closed for renovations at the time of our stay. Our fabulous guide, whose almost accent-free English is very easy to understand even for non-native speakers, provided us with a lot of information about the history of Cambodia and especially its darkest chapter, the reign of terror of the Khmer Rouge. Highly Recommended!

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.

Kim was a great tour guide. the car was beautiful and felt luxurious with great air con and my partner and I felt we got more out of this tour with the personal experiences of our incredible guide. there was a lovely balance of history and purpose intertwined with giving us some space to look in our own time. Kim's English was fantastic also and his knowledge of the survivors and relationship also made this tour special

The tour is very interesting. The guide spoke English very well. He picked us up at the agreed time in a timely manner (even asking to be earlier). The explanations were very good. The guide very attentive. Recommended this tour.

We were on a fantastic tour to the highlights of the big city. We had a fantastic guide who knew everything about the history. We also had a good tuk tuk driver who drove super well through all the traffic.