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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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    We were a little late arriving at the boarding point and the staff waited for us. Had a wonderful lunch and enjoyed the trip to Silk Island. Tour guide and boat staff were all great.
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    A very relaxing, & enjoyable way to start our trip to Cambodia. After a long journey from Scotland to Pnomh Penh it was good to relax on the river. Lunch & staff were excellent
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    As the boat only had six passengers we had the boat to ourselves.It was a pleasant sail to Silk island during which time we had a complementary free drink.With us being very few our lunch was plated rather than buffet.Enjoyable never the less.On arrival tuc Tucs were waiting for
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    Very friendly staff, even we were only with a limited amount of people on the cruise. Good quality lunch, interesting visit to the silk farm. Of course the opportunity to buy the local products without being pushy.
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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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    Janet L
    21
    Good tour
    We were a little late arriving at the boarding point and the staff waited for us. Had a wonderful lunch and
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    paul g
    Stirling, United Kingdom
    50
    Silk island tour
    A very relaxing, & enjoyable way to start our trip to Cambodia. After a long journey from Scotland to Pnomh Penh
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    Mrubash1
    San Francisco, California
    71
    Affordable and nice boat tour!
    Great bout tour for the price with tasty (sugar-y) free drink time start! Cruises around the river and Mekong for
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    497Bruce
    Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
    12229
    Very nice evening
    This was a very pleasant way to start the evening, with a nice BBQ and drinks on the river, looking back at the
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    hilary262015
    Blackpool, United Kingdom
    145
    A pleasant trip
    As the boat only had six passengers we had the boat to ourselves.It was a pleasant sail to Silk island during
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    Casey E
    20
    Sunset cruise
    Very interesting information from our host. Food was light but tasty. Definitely would recommend to anyone.
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    OxRow96
    London, United Kingdom
    60
    Great views and amazing food
    We were picked up at our hotel by a complimentary tuk tuk driver. On board, we received a warm welcome from all
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    Dirk
    50
    Best way to visit Silk Island
    Very friendly staff, even we were only with a limited amount of people on the cruise. Good quality lunch,
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    MHM
    31
    Average sunset dinner cruise
    I have been on numerous "sunset" dinner cruises and I have to admit, this was one that did not exceed my
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    しのぶ
    Shinagawa, Japan
    42
    Nice authentic Kumer music on the boat
    I had a chance to stay at Phnom Penh one night in my first visit to Cambodia. The first thing came into mind is to
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