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Silk Island Half-Day Lunch Cruise and Tour from Phnom Penh

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    What to Expect
    Journey begins with free hotel pickup inside Phnom Penh. Upon boarding you will receive a free Sunset Cocktail.

    After departure, at approximately 12pm, a lunch is made from fresh, local, organic food is served that is prepped and cooked just for you on the boat in a stainless steel kitchens; never on land hours before, and definitely not on a rusty charcoal grill. No food is frozen or foreign. No fish from the river is served, ever. Salad, spring rolls, organic brown rice, curry, fruit, fresh bread, sandwiches, and a variety BBQ with Texas-style BBQ and Asian teriyaki sauce is available. There are low-carb, vegetarian, vegan, and halal options available.

    At the bar, most any cocktail can be made, but be sure and try an original signature cocktail. Local and imported beers, as well as wines by the glass or carafe. Fresh, locally grown coffee beans are ground just before brewing to ensure fantastic espresso, and coffee.

    Cruising along the Phnom Penh riverfront, enjoy the view from the upper deck or down on the main deck for a more cozy experience near the bar. Passing the Royal Palace, see the junction of the Tonle Sap, Mekong, and Bassac Rivers. Up the Mekong River you will see floating villages and fishing families living on their boats. The trip to Silk Island takes about 1 hour.

    Docking at Silk Island you are a short ride away from the silk farms. Along the way you can view plantations and see village life. A traditional pagoda nearby is also an active monastery. This is not a tourist attraction, be respectful. At the silk farms you can watch the intricate process of silk being made from larvae to finished goods. Tour guides will be provided.

    The boat will be open for food, drinks, relaxing or for using the facilities while in port.

    On the 1-hour ride back to Phnom Penh cool off with a cocktail. Snacks will be provided, if the lunch option was purchased.

    The cruise boat is a newly constructed vessel designed solely with lunch/dinner cruising in mind. With 365 degree views from the top, it has 140 seats with a rustic, wooden, Cambodian design with modern touches. It is equipped three toilets, men’s, women's, and staff's, running water from fresh water tanks, and a water filtration system for clean, purified drinking water. Hygiene, safety, and guest satisfaction are the priorities. A large commercial kitchen with floor to ceiling stainless steel walls and appliances, and rubber flooring is designed to prepare food for up to 120 guests in short order. The boat is licensed, inspected, and has staff that is well-trained in safety and first-aid procedures, with flotation devices, safety equipment, and fire extinguishers onboard. No other boat in Phnom Penh can offer you all of these things.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please note that your package includes free pickup. If you need assistance with transportation after the cruise, we are happy to assist you in securing the best price and service to suit your needs. You are not obligated to take the same driver that dropped you at our boat.
    Departure Time
    12:00 PM
    Duration
    4h
    Inclusions
    • Delicious, made-to-order lunch (if lunch option selected). You can pick from many items, and have it your way. If you want more, just ask.
    • Snacks on return trip (if lunch option selected)
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup (inside central Phnom Penh)
    • Tour escort/host
    Exclusions
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
    • Return transfer to your hotel (our staff can assist you in arranging one upon return to port)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • On the DAY OF your cruise if you need to contact us please call (or ask your hotel to call) and speak to our English/Khmer speaking staff at Cambo Cruise on 092 290 077. We may not be available via email at short notice, to avoid disappointment please call
    • BYO conditions: 10USD corkage charge applies per bottle for wine/champagne & 25USD corkage charge applies per bottle for liquor. Full service of ice/attendance included.
    • No outside food permitted onboard.
    • No outside beer or mixers (soft drinks/juices etc) permitted onboard.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I need a professional tourguide, I meet a student-she is my tourguide-She is still young sothat She completes her job.
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    You must visit here if you have been in Phnom Penh.. There is a nice silk willage when passed the river by ferry.. Again there are many hand made silk sellers on the Road..
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    There were only 10 of us on the boat. **You go down some stairs, then down a steep ramp so not wheelchair or disabled friendly! I liked the ability to see how the workers live around the big new (Chinese) hotel construction, the huge houses vs the tiny shacks. The best
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    This trip was worth doing The staff were friendly and gave lots of information about the rivers, the history etc Silk island was interesting And the shop at the end was sensibly priced! Tuk-tuks took is from the boat to the farm and back Through interesting land bursting
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    Super interesting, with a detailed and interactive explanation of the whole process from moth egg to silk spinning. A wide array of finished products at incredible prices available for purchase at the end of the tour. The group was very small so a set meal was served rather than
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    By: Cambo Cruise
    377 reviews
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    17MovesNCounting
    Bangkok, Thailand
    3317
    Good food, wonderful staff & service
    Solo travelling with 2 young kids and we all had a wonderful time on the cruise. They provided pick up from the
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    sonytuktukt
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    20
    Welcome to Phnom Penh City
    A long the Mekong River opposition of Royal palace fishing visited Sunset on the river. If want to Relax to work
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    579JohnB579
    Gatton, Australia
    93
    Relaxed and Scenic
    Wonderful cruise off the foreshore of Phnom Penh. The boat was quite seaworthy for the calm waters of the Meekong
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    Vien H
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    10
    It is beautiful but servicing is not good
    I need a professional tourguide, I meet a student-she is my tourguide-She is still young sothat She completes her
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    Radhika N
    Fresno, California
    9835
    Relaxing cruise
    It was a good way to start our trip to Phnom Penh . The cruise staff is friendly, drinks are good. The boat was
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    Supamat14
    Bophut, Thailand
    3823
    Nice Sunset & Lovely staff
    Very recommended this trip with Cambo Cruise. Very nice view and beautiful sunset and you will enjoy with a lovely
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    Jomalong
    163
    Excellent New Year Trip
    Good value for money. The food was fabulous and there was plenty of it. The kitchens were spotless and all food
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    RedhenUk
    East Cowes, United Kingdom
    3832
    A lovely evening
    We booked to go on this cruise for Christmas day and had an amazing evening from start to finish. We were picked
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    491muzafferdurak
    90
    A different point
    You must visit here if you have been in Phnom Penh.. There is a nice silk willage when passed the river by ferry..
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    Jamesmithsn
    66
    Great!!!!!!!!
    We would like to thank the whole crew of Cambo Cruise! Firstly because the trip to the sea on the occasion of the
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    ohdoggy
    Chester, Canada
    219119
    If you aren't going on the water, this is a nice way to spend half a day.
    There were only 10 of us on the boat. **You go down some stairs, then down a steep ramp so not wheelchair or
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    996Chrissy
    Lincoln, United Kingdom
    11544
    It was OK
    I probably wouldn't bother with this tour unless you are desperate to say you've been on a boat in the Mekong. It
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    frenchabroadFrance
    France
    11547
    Good trip definitely worth doing
    This trip was worth doing The staff were friendly and gave lots of information about the rivers, the history etc
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    ticomacho
    21
    A Must Visit!
    Super interesting, with a detailed and interactive explanation of the whole process from moth egg to silk
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    Timmy_Read
    Chelmsford, United Kingdom
    2622
    Great little tour
    Great little tour. Good lunch, relaxing boat journey. Silk Island very interesting and pretty. Would do it again.
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