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The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek are two of the most important sites related to the Khmer Rouge. On this tour, gain a greater understanding of Cambodia’s tragic past by visiting both sites. A small-group size means extra attention from your guide. You’ll enjoy lunch at an NGO-run restaurant, experience traditional life on Mekong Island, and take a sunset cruise of Tonle Bassac.
You'll start at
National Museum of Cambodia
Preah Ang Eng St. (13), Phnom Penh, CambodiaFront Entrance of National Museum of Phnom Penh, Address: Preah Ang Eng St. (13), Phnom Penh.
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- 1National Museum of CambodiaStop: 30 minutes - Admission excludedSee details
- 2Tuol Sleng Genocide MuseumStop: 105 minutes - Admission includedSee details
- 3Choeung Ek Genocidal CenterStop: 4 hours - Admission includedSee details
- 4Silk IslandStop: 105 minutes - Admission includedSee details
- 5THE SILK HOUSEStop: 3 hours - Admission includedSee details
You'll end at
Phnom Penh, CambodiaDrop off at centrally located hotels in Phnom Penh
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- 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
- Personalized experience: small group of up to 12 people
What to Expect
After pickup from Phnom Penh hotel, you’ll travel by car or minivan to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Take a guided tour of the museum and uncover the shocking history of the Khmer Rouge regime as you walk around the former Security Prison 21 (S-21). Continue to the moving Choeung Ek Memorial and listen as your guide explains why the area is known as the “Killing Fields.” Enjoy lunch at an NGO-run restaurant, which serves as a training restaurant for young workers and funnels its profits back into community projects. In the afternoon, you'll head to the Japanese Friendship Bridge, where you’ll board a ferry for Mekong Island. On the island, enjoy a glimpse of everyday life as you explore the rural villages, floating fish farms, and silk-weaving workshops. At dusk, set sail across Tonle Bassac for a sunset cruise, then end your tour with a hotel drop-off.
National Museum of Cambodia, Preah Ang Eng St. (13), Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
- Local English-speaking guide
- Entrance fees to Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21)
- Choueng Ek Killing Field
- Transport by vehicle
- Local boat
- Khmer snacks and lunch
- Entry/Admission - Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
- Entry/Admission - Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
- Entry/Admission - Silk Island
- Entry/Admission - THE SILK HOUSE
- Additional food
- Entry/Admission - National Museum of Cambodia
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Small-group tour maximum 12 people per tour
- Visitors to the Royal Palace must wear shorts or skirts that are knee-length or below, shirt sleeves that reach the elbow or longer, and sandals or shoes (no flip flops). Otherwise, they will be required to rent appropriate covering.
- The Royal Palace grounds may be closed on important Khmer holidays for part or all of the day, and as such the order of visiting different sites may change in order to accommodate this. In the rare event that the palace grounds are closed for the entire day, an alternate activity of the same value will be provided.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travellers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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I have to admit that the tour of the killing field and the prison was at times overwhelmingly distressing to experience. I had to walk away from our fantastic guide a few times because I could not bear to hear or see one more example of man's inhumanity to man. The atrocities…
Date of experience: February 2020
Killing fields and the genocide prison are both incredible places which you should definitely do - but it would be better on your own with an audio guide. I could have spend the whole day in those 2 places. The tour guide knows her stuff, tells you about each place but other…
Date of experience: November 2019
Response from keosopherth, Manager at Phnom Penh Full-Day Small-Group City Tour
Responded 27 Nov 2019
Hi Chris, Thank you very much for your time in giving us the instruction feedback. It is very important for us and we are surprised that our local guide did not talk and did a good explanation for you. We will work out in this case. However, let give us explain some cases that we did not visit the Royal Palace. On the day tour, in the Royal Palace had the funeral of King's Sister how this place open to the public? Another thing, the tour itinerary does not say that this tour visits Royal Palace that is we can not do a refund for you. We also did another tour at the Silk Island and Sunset cruising which finished at the sunset time. As you know this tour is a join-in tour so sometimes, it is not perfect because sometimes other customers do not come on time. Totally, we are sorry that our service does not meet your expectations and we will learn from your feedback to ensure that our future services are perfect. Kind regards, Sopherth
Neang is the most informative tour guide I’ve had the pleasure of being accompanied by. The sites we visited opened my eyes to the rich and tragic history of Cambodia. The tour is worth every dollar I paid for. I highly recommend it to everyone.
The scale 1 to 5 , we give 5 for this tour, thanks to the adventures tour especially for Neang the guide. You are very well informative. All of you want to know the "emotional tour" must try this. Neang, know well all site we visit. Again thanks to you Neang.
Response from SopherthKeo, Manager at Phnom Penh Full-Day Small-Group City Tour
Responded 5 Nov 2019
Dear GusD, Thank you very much for the kind review. We are really happy that you enjoyed your time on our tour with our team. Thanks again for this wonderful feedback and looking forward to hosting you again in the next future. All the Best! Sopherth and Team
We had the fantastic tour guide Neang, We did a full day with Neang and he never stopped. he introduced us to Phnom Penh and gave us a great introduction to life in Cambodia today. He told a great story and explained everything really well to us. he was clear, interesting and…
Date of experience: October 2019
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