Day Trips from Phnom Penh

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Our most recommended Phnom Penh Day Trips From

  • Tonle Sap Cruise & Road Tour between Phnom Penh & Siem Reap

    1. Tonle Sap Cruise & Road Tour between Phnom Penh & Siem Reap

    Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Phnom Penh or Siem Reap to start your full-day cruise along the Tonle Sap River and experience the beauty of the landscape from a different perspective.  Journey by luxury cruiser designed to navigate the challenging waterway with ease. Get a welcome drink on boarding and enjoy a buffet lunch and soft drinks, served on board as you sail. Benefit from the unique double hull that allows the boat to travel closer to the riverbanks and explore the narrow waterways along the way. Travel the rest of the journey in the luxury of a private air-conditioned minivan, and take in the stunning scenery as you drive through pristine countryside and the traditional rural villages surrounding Tonle Sap Lake. Experience the unique river and rural life on land.

    Everything went like clockwork. From pickup up at our out of the way B&B to drop of at our hotel. Good handoff at the cruise.

  • From Phnom Penh: Private Roundtrip Cruise to Oudong

    2. From Phnom Penh: Private Roundtrip Cruise to Oudong

    Embark on a river journey to Cambodia’s ancient capital Oudong. Watch the traditional riverside life of local fishermen and the countryside of the Tonle Sap River pass by with its floating houses and pagodas. Upon arrival take a 10-minute tuk-tuk ride to the Oudong Hills, heart of the former capital, and enjoy a breathtaking view over Cambodia’s small villages, rice fields, and the Tonle Sap River. Quench your thirst with the large variety of available teas, coffee, soft drinks, one alcoholic beverage offered (beer, cocktail or spirits), while sampling different appetizers. But leave room for the main meal, which is a western-Asian fusion BBQ consisting of shrimp, fish, chicken, and pork, all freshly cooked and prepared on board. One bottle of red or white French wine for 4 people is included in the price. Feel the gentle breeze and take in the beautiful river landscape as you head ba...

  • From Phnom Penh: Silk Island Cruise on the Mekong River

    3. From Phnom Penh: Silk Island Cruise on the Mekong River

    Take a cruise along the Mekong River and learn about the ancient silk production of the area. This is a cruise oozing in all things luxurious and relaxing, on the 12th largest river in the world. The Mekong and its surroundings boast a unique biodiversity, second only to the Amazon, and as you sail along you can appreciate it all with a commentary from your English-speaking guide. Sip cocktails, fresh juices, or beer. You will be treated to a delicious BBQ meal at lunchtime. The cruise lasts for around 6 hours and includes a stop-off at the silk weaving houses at Prek Boeung Kong Pagoda and the Koh Dach beach. Learn how silk is made from the very beginning with the silk worm, to the end product. In the afternoon cool-off with a spot of supervised bathing in the Mekong River–life doesn’t get much better than this!

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What people are saying about Phnom Penh

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 56 reviews

A relaxing way to travel

We very much enjoyed the road / river trip and the insights provided by the guides. Very interesting to see floating villages at the same time as the rapid development of the city as we approached Phnom Penh. It was a wonderful way to enter the capital city. The lunch on board was delicious. This trip would be even better during the season when most of the journey can be done by river. The organisation and communication was very good. It’s worth noting that access to the boat was down a wet, steep, and very muddy river bank - this didn’t cause any problems at all, but it would be difficult for someone with reduced mobility (and would trash delicate shoes). Also access to the road from the boat at the end of the journey was by steep steps. We were not told whether life jackets are carried on board.

Wonderful experience with great guides!

We booked the travel from Siem Reap to Phnom Phen and had a great time. Our guide picked us up from our hotel & drove us safely to the boat. The entire way explaining what we were seeing, stopping at interesting places, & having a conversation about Cambodia & life in general. The van trip was a little longer than we expected, but they made sure to take care of us on the way. Once on the boat we were served a delicious meal & fresh beverages all they way to the city. We didn't want the trip to end! Thank you to our guides & all the employees on this trip.

It was individual and fantastic

Very great tour. Bigger, clean boat, great crew and perfect tour guide. Bathing in the Mekong, great freshly prepared dishes. It was just perfect. Thank you.

Everything went like clockwork. From pickup up at our out of the way B&B to drop of at our hotel. Good handoff at the cruise.

Well worth it

My 3 boys and I absolutely loved this cruise. The tour guide was so informative, friendly and helpful. Don’t loose him!!