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“Stunning Sunset Cruise!”
Review of Mekong Getaways

Mekong Getaways
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Owner description: The Le Tonle cruise is a wonderful and unique experience. Our traditional rice boat is 20 meters long from bow to stern. Take in the fresh air, the magical splendor of Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers. Our team of professional sailors, attentive cooks, waiters and guides are here to make your aquatic escapade as smooth as memorable. Launched in early July 2009, the beautiful boat comes complete with comfortable lounging bed, good sound system and catering according to need. There’s also a proper loo! Designed for up to 20 guests, we take customers on both longer and shorter tours on the Tonle Sap River and beyond. We offer a variety of cruises: The Sunset Aperitif Cruise: Watch the city lights from the quiet of the Mekong and have the opportunity to visit our floating bungalows. This unique cruise departs from Phnom Penh passenger port at 5pm. Our beautiful boat takes you south on the Tonle Sap River, past the Royal Palace and around to the Vietnamese floating villages and Floating Bungalow and back into the sunset into port. The Boat departs at 5pm daily; $15/pp, including one way pick up and one drink on board. Silk Village Cruise and Visit: Discover the Cambodian countryside and traditional crafts after a pleasant cruise across the river. Get onboard Le Tonle and have the chance to explore the Cambodian countryside on Silk Island, a picturesque destination only 20 mins from downtown Phnom Penh by boat. Rate: 30 USD per person Departures: 9am & 1pm daily Includes: Two-way tuk tuk, horse cart on the island and English speaking guide. Private Hire: You can privatize Le Tonle, which has been modified to welcome cruises and private events for up to 25 persons. We are the perfect choice for celebrations. There is an open-air deck and another covered-awning which has armchairs and sofas, as well as a large sunbed at the rear. Drinks and refreshments available. Price: 100 USD for 2 hours, drinks and refreshment not included. Mekong Birthday Party Celebrate your birthday on the River! The boat leaves the Passenger Port at your convenience. First cocktail drink complimentary. Dinner party at Sunset Bar (live music optional). Revelers sail back to Phnom Penh Pier at 10 pm, the host enjoys a complimentary stay overnight in our 77 sq m suite with his-her partner. Dinner on the river Escape from the city and dine in style on our floating restaurant with a five course Khmer set menu. Our healthy and delicious menu includes freshwater fish and plenty of vegetables. Join us for this memorable dining experience. Rate: 45 USD per person Departures: 5pm or 7pm, to 9pm daily Includes: Two-way tuk tuk, onboard welcoming drink, five course set dinner & glass of wine Staycation Escape the city and come and enjoy an overnight stay at our floating bungalow. Watch the stars from the quiet of your floating suite! Rate: 80 USD per night including breakfast or 135 USD per night including breakfast and dinner.
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Ilminster
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“Stunning Sunset Cruise!”
Reviewed 6 April 2014

The wooden boats are delightful,with comfortable seating. Everyone gets a great view of the river. This trip was booked through the hotel and cost $15. We felt this was very reasonable as it included the tuk tuk ride from the hotel, a drink, nibbles, a 90 minute cruise and a lovely sunset.
Our guide was very sweet, smiled a lot and with concentration we managed to understand most of what she said.
The cruise took us past huge dredging barges, a fishing village and busy ferries as we headed towards the floating bungalow where we stop to watch the sun go down.
There are signs at Sisowath Quay offering cruises from $5 but I don"t think they would be as good.
This was the highlight of Phnom Penh for me.

Visited March 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Thoroughly enjoyed the sunset cruise”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Unsure really if we paid more than others on the same cruise but in reality we thought at the time it was great value for what we received.
The night was stunning and we were happy to find only a group of 4 with another 2 girls from a local accommodation house.
We totally relaxed on the back cushioned lounge area and enjoyed the beautiful light in order to take some great photos.
We sailed out to a secluded bar area and watched the exquisite sunset from very comfy deck chairs from a lovely floating bar
Mam was our host for the night and even though we found her a little high pitched and difficult to understand, she was a real sweetie and full of happiness and a joy for life which was contagious.
We thoroughly enjoyed this cruise and you really must get out on the water to fully appreciate the wonderful city of Phnom Penh

Visited March 2014
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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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“Sunset on the river ...”
Reviewed 1 March 2014

A very pleasant way to spend an hour or so before dinner - and a great way to end a day and lift the mood if you've been visiting some of the sites connected with the Khmer Rouge.

The Butterfly is a very attractive boat with comfortable seats including a raised, cushioned area at the stern which is a good point from where to take photos. As the boat's relatively small, it doesn't feel overcrowded.

There are good views of the other river traffic - ferries, cruise boats, barges laden with silt - but the most enjoyable part, I felt, was cruising along the far bank of the Mekong where there are floating houses, fishing boats, kids showing off and jumping into the river, and so on. The late afternoon light bathes everything in a golden glow, and it's possible to get some nice shots of the sunset over Phnom Penh on the return journey.

We enjoyed it very much - a good memory from our last night in Phnom Penh.

Visited February 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Relaxing”
Reviewed 28 February 2014

Booked through our hotel and the tuk tuk pick up was included in the $15 price each.Included a drink,wine beer or soft drink and extra beers are $2 each. Guide was friendly and explained all but her English was not the best, but full marks for trying.
The tour does not include the tuk tuk back to the hotel but it's only about $3 anywhere anyhow.
There were only 3 couples on our tour so it was lovely and comfortable. Boat has a clean toilet and compared to the other companies' huge boats was very personal.
Peanuts included!

Visited February 2014
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Wales
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“Lovely way to see sunset”
Reviewed 9 January 2014

We booked the sunset trip through out our hotel it was $15 for a one hour cruise with a drink (wine or beer) and pick up from hotel. The boat was lovely and the guides very knowledgable. Unfortunately we found it a little hard to understand the woman so I moved closer and this seemed to help, plus she was happy to answer questions. It was interesting to see the floating village and overall good way see sunset on the river.

Visited January 2014
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