Delve into the fascinating history of Phnom Penh on a full-day tour of the remarkable Cambodian region. Discover the dark and destructive past of the area as you venture to somber locations made infamous by the Khmer Rouge; learn about Cambodia’s current political situation then venture to an idyllic island on the Mekong. See how locals go about their daily life and hear of ancient traditions on this moving excursion. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited.
Depart from your centrally located Phnom Penh hotel and head straight to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum to delve into the disturbing past of the country. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, browse poignant exhibitions then head to the verdant environs of the city to see the impressive Choueng Ek Memorial, a pagoda constructed out of 8,000 human skulls excavated from the Killing Fields.
Revitalize with a traditional lunch at an NGO training restaurant, the proceeds of which are returned to community, then travel to the Japanese Friendship Bridge by moto-remork (a traditional form of Cambodian transport) to catch a ferry to Mekong Island. Famed for its silk weaving and agriculture, the island is a picturesque example of provincial charm. Purchase locally made handicrafts as special souvenirs then wander the village in search of Buddhist temples and floating fish farms.
Then, climb aboard a boat to watch the sun sink into the water from the Tonle Bassac. Gaze as an incandescent glow is cast over the distinctive architecture of Cambodia then return to dry land and travel back to your Phnom Penh hotel in comfort.
Guest Name: Mr. koen castelein
N.of Person: Me, wife and 1.5 year old baby pax
Travel date: 10-05-2023
Booked: Phnom Sankos Wildlife Sanctuary