Phnom Penh Urban Adventures
Day tours, with a local
Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh is a chaotic, energetic and fascinating city. The city is situated in the confluence of three great rivers - the mighty Mekong, the Tonle Sap and the Bassac, and is the commercial, economic and political hub of the country. For a real taste of the essence of the city, hop on an Urban Adventure tour of Phnom Penh and find the iconic sights and little known treasures of this amazing city.
Travel by local tuk tuk and boats, explore an island in the Mekong, try local silk weaving, see fishing and agriculture, wander around local villages, a Buddhist pagoda and a small produce market, see the point where the Tonle Sap, Mekong and Tonle Bassac Rivers collide, sample Khmer snacks, and marvel at Phnom Penh’s Khmer and French colonial architecture from the water on Mekong Sunset on Phom Penh Discovery.
On 17 April 1975 Phnom Penh surrendered to the Khmer Rouge. Celebrations in the streets were short lived as the residents were forced to evacuate the city for four years. Find out about this time which is etched in all Cambodian hearts on Phnom Penh's Past.
Take a Phnom Penh tour and discover the secrets of the city from the eyes of your local guides at Urban Adventures. While you're in the area, do check out our other Urban Adventures in Siem Reap, Bangkok, Chang Mai, or Hanoi.
Explore local Cambodian life on our sunset island visit and boat cruise. Mekong island is famous for silk weaving, agriculture and aquaculture. Travel across and stop to see the silk weavers at work in the village. Explore a Buddhist temple and experience the simple life style of the local people around 85% of who earn their living from agriculture or aquaculture. Board a boat to enjoy sunset from the water at the junction of the Tonle Bassac, Tonle Sap and the mighty Mekong Rivers.more...
Phnom Penh Discovery From USD 68.00
Explore Phnom Penh by cyclo. Learn about Cambodia’s connection with France and Vietnam at the Independence and Cambodia/Vietnam monuments. Spot monkeys at Wat Phnom. Explore Central and Russian Markets. Enjoy Khmer delicacies. Walk near where the Tonle Bassac, Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers meet and taste fried cricket!more...
Phnom Penh's Past From USD 43.00
Explore Phnom Penh’s past by seeing some of the classic buildings of the Khmer Rouge era. Learn about the tragic and fascinating recent history of Cambodia, walk through the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and visit the bone pagoda memorial at Choueng Ek. Finish by sampling some interesting and delicious Khmer snacks.more...
The Pchum Ben Festival
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Bonn Pchum BenBonn Om Touk
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The Water FestivalChol Chnam Chen
Place: Around Cambodia - [ 09/02/2014 - 11/02/2014 ]
Chinese New Yearmore events...
Seafood with Kampot Peppers
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03 May 2013 Our guide spoke very good English and was very knowledgable. eWe thoroughly enjoyed our tour
03 May 2013 Very sobering tour. The reign of the Khmer Rouge was indeed a terrible time for all Cambodians.
08 Sep 2012 Our guide was great - very knowledgable and he spoke good English. The only disappointing thing about our tour was when we had to wait for about 20 minutes at the Tuol Sleng prison when 2 people who had signed up for the tour didn't confirm their booking but called up the head office after the tour had started and asked to join the tour. This meant we then had less time at the Killing fields, due to their delays. In my opinion, they should not have been allowed to join the tour when they were at least 45 minutes late after the tour had started. This wasn't our guide's fault though as he was very apologetic and embarrassed.
22 Jan 2012 This was an amazing experience! Not only did we cross the Mekong by public ferry, but we journeyed out into the country to visit with a family who hand-makes silk scarves and other clothing to sell in the markets. It was very educational getting to spend time with them to see how they live on a daily basis. And of course, the cruise down the Mekong was inspiring. So much construction! I'd love to come back in 5 years and do it again just to see how much has changed! My guide was very knowledgeable about the area and answered every question I threw at him (which was a lot). Thanks for a great afternoon!
21 Nov 2011 Our guides name was Vuthy. He was on-time, friendly and knowledgeable. We learned a lot about Cambodia through chatting with him and it was a nice way to start our vacation. It was also nice that he could meet us at our hotel and was willing to drop us wherever we wanted at the end.
Phnom Penh Urban Adventures unlock the hidden secrets of this city of colour and contradictions. Join our dedicated team to find out what makes Phnom Penh tick and enjoy learning more about Khmer food, culture and fun.
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