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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 (46)
1 - 5 of 9 reviews
Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile
Insightful and knowledgeable

Our tour guide Sreysrop aka “fresh girl” was phenomenal. As someone else put it, it was definitely a roller coaster of emotion. It’s a long day but you see a lot! Lunch was included which is the case for most tours. Would recommend. Overall we...More

Thank gessicat2019
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile
Amazing day with a great guide!

The full day Phnom Penh tour will be a roller coaster of emotions as the first half day is spent learning about the horrific past of the genocide, while the second half of the day lightens the mood with a visit to an NGO restaurant,...More

1  Thank davidhalk
Reviewed 12 December 2018
Indeed an Urban Adventure

Our guide Reya explained the history in detailed on the Khmer Rouge Regime and learn interestingly about the current politics that continue to move this country. took us to an island to visit the silk house. Had a good chat with the owner and Reya...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Veiter
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank renske v
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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.
1 October 2018|
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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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