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- 3.5 - 4 hours
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Sunset boat cruises aren't just for perfect Pacific Island paradises. Cambodia can also do a mean sunset cruise, so join this Phnom Penh tour to spend a lazy afternoon among the agriculture of Mekong Island, followed by a cruise past wats, pagodas, and palaces.
* Travel by local tuk tuk and boats.
* Explore an island in the Mekong.
* Try local silk weaving.
* See fishing and agriculture.
* Wander around local villages, a Buddhist pagoda and a small produce market.
* See the point where the Tonle Sap, Mekong and Tonle Basac Rivers collide
* Sample Khmer snacks
* Marvel at Phnom Penh’s Khmer and French colonial architecture from the water.
What's included in this trip
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Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.
Confirmation of booking
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.<br />Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information.
Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.
Children are travellers aged between 6 and 11 years inclusively.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour
Pick up in the afternoon is between 2 – 2.30pm by local moto-remork (Cambodian tuk tuk).
This afternoon we explore local Cambodian life on our sunset island visit and boat cruise. Head out of town on the Japanese Friendship Bridge which was blown up during fighting in 1975 and reconstructed by the Japanese in 1993.
Catch a vehicle ferry across the mighty Mekong River to Mekong Island. The island is famous for silk weaving, agriculture and aquaculture. Stop to see the silk weavers at work in the village. You can purchase some of the local product if you wish. Explore a Buddhist temple and experience the simple life style of the local people around 85% of who earn their living from agriculture or aquaculture. See fields of rice, morning glory and fruit. Enjoy some local snacks and wander around the small produce market. Stop to look around the Vietnamese village and see the fishing boats, floating fish farms and the pretty Catholic Church.
Say goodbye to the tuk tuk and board a boat to enjoy sunset from the water at the junction of the Tonle Bassac, Tonle Sap and the mighty Mekong Rivers. Enjoy seeing the distinctive architecture of Cambodia where Khmer influenced buildings such as Wat Ounalom, the Royal Palace, and the Silver Pagoda meet French colonial buildings some renovated some ravaged by neglect and the war. Return to Phnom Penh where you are transferred to your hotel.