Welcome to phnom penh

Before civil war broke out, Phnom Penh was nicknamed ‘The Pearl of Asia’ as it was considered one of the finest cities in the region. Located in the south-central region of Cambodia, at the junction of the Mekong, Bassac and Tonle Sap rivers, Phnom Penh has been Cambodia’s capital for most of the last six centuries.
Having recovered from the dark legacy of the Pol Pot era in the 1970’s, Phnom Penh today is a vibrant economic center with a population of two million. Cafes, restaurants and hotels line the riverfront while boutique shops and art galleries sprout along smaller side streets. Even as it undergoes urban development, Phnom Penh has retained much of its old world charm as evident in the French colonial architecture and traditional ornate temples.
Rich in history, the city offers a number of cultural and historical sites including the National Museum, Royal Palace, and Silver Pagoda. To truly understand the country’s history and the people’s mindset, a visit to the Tuol Sleng Prison is a must. Also known as S-21, this former school became a torture center and has now been preserved as a museum.
On the outskirts of Phnom Penh are the Killing Fields, an area where some 17,000 men, women and children were murdered and dumped in mass graves. Not for the faint-of-heart, these sites are sobering reminders of the Khmer Rouge’s brutality—and of the rest of the world’s failure to intervene.

Phnom Penh excursions & experiences
Suggested half-day tours in Phnom Penh
PNHHD01: Phnom Penh Orientation

Our guide and tuk-tuk driver pick you up from the hotel in Phnom Penh and drive you for the Phnom Penh orientation tour, we start to visit Modelled on the central tower of Angkor Wat, the Independence Monument was built in 1958 to commemorate the country’s independence from France in 1953. It also serves as a memorial to Cambodia’s war dead. Wreaths are laid here on national holidays. Continue to visit Wat Phnom, the symbol of Phnom Penh that is built on the top of a small hill, and next, we will stop at Wat Unaloem, this wat is the headquarters of Cambodian Buddhism. It was founded in 1443 and comprises 44 structures. The Wat received battering during the Pol Pot era, but today it has come back to life. The head of the country’s Buddhist brotherhood lives here, along with a large number of monks. The tuk-tuk driver and guide ride you back to the hotel.

Tour: Private
Duration: 3 Hours
Suggested Time: 8 am or 2 pm
Inclusive of: English Speaking Guide, Tuk-Tuk with a driver, Mineral Water, Entrance fees
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses

Our guide and driver pick you up from the hotel in Phnom Penh and drive you to visit the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda.
The Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda are two of the most striking buildings in the capital and are considered some of the finest examples of Khmer architecture. They were initially constructed in 1866 by the French. The Royal Palace is home to the current King Sihamoni. The neighboring Silver Pagoda stands out in its own distinctive way. The floor consists of 5,329 solid silver tiles to which the building owes its name. The building houses many gold and jeweled Buddha statues including the highly prized 17th century baccarat crystal Buddha. Other important buildings that can be found within the compound include Wat Preah Keo Morokat, where Royal ceremonies are performed, and stupas such as King Ang Doung Stupa – the burial site of former King Norodom. If time permits, we visit Independence Mountain and walk along the riverfront before driving you back to the hotel.

Tour: Private
Duration: 3-4 Hours
Suggested Time: 8 am or 2 pm
Inclusive of: English Speaking Guide, Vehicle with a driver, Mineral Water, Entrance fees
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses

Our guide and driver pick you up from the hotel in Phnom Penh and drive you to visit The National Museum of Cambodia is home to the world’s finest collection of Khmer sculpture: a millennium’s worth and more of masterful Khmer design. It’s housed in a graceful terracotta structure of traditional design (built from 1917 to 1920) with an inviting courtyard garden, just north of the Royal Palace. And continue to walk along Art Galleries Street to see painters and artists working in their galleries and shops and drive back to your hotel for relaxation

Tour: Private
Duration: 3-4 Hours
Suggested Time: 8 am or 2 pm
Inclusive of: English Speaking Guide, Vehicle with a driver, Mineral Water, Entrance fees
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses

Our guide and driver pick you up from the hotel in Phnom Penh and drive you to visit A landmark building in the capital, the art deco Psar Thmei (literally ‘New Market’) is often called the Central Market, a reference to its location and size. The huge domed hall resembles a Babylonian ziggurat and some claim it ranks as one of the 10 largest domes in the world. Walking through the market you will see the locals selling a variety of foods, clothes, and other stuff which are really interesting. Then we continue to visit The National Museum of Cambodia is home to the world’s finest collection of Khmer sculpture: a millennium’s worth and more of masterful Khmer design. It’s housed in a graceful terracotta structure of traditional design (built from 1917 to 1920) with an inviting courtyard garden, just north of the Royal Palace. Drive you back to the hotel for relaxation.

Tour: Private
Duration: 3-4 Hours
Suggested Time: 8 am or 2 pm
Inclusive of: English Speaking Guide, Vehicle with a driver, Mineral Water, Entrance fees
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses

Our guide and driver pick you up from the hotel in Phnom Penh and drive you to visit the Toul Sleng, it was a high school prior to 1975, an interrogation prison known as S-21 during the Khmer Rouge era and today it as a genocide museum. It tells the sad story of the thousands of innocent Cambodian people who were tortured on its grounds. Walking through the narrow corridors and former classrooms of the buildings will give you an eerie feeling of being part of Cambodia’s turbulent past. The stories of the victims are documented and some torture devices are on display for visitors to learn about the suffering the people endured. Photographs were taken of each prisoner passing through the prison and hundreds of the haunting black and white photos are now on display in the museum. While this experience may be depressing, it is recommended to visit in order to truly understand the cruel methods of control the Khmer Rouge implemented over the country. And then continue to visit Russian Market, this market became the foreigner’s market during the 1980s when most of the foreigners in Cambodia were Russians, hence the name ‘Russian Market.’ It is of far less architectural interest than the Central Market but has a larger, more varied selection of souvenirs, curios, and silks. Drive you back to the hotel for relaxation.

Tour: Private
Duration: 3-4 Hours
Suggested Time: 8 am or 2 pm
Inclusive of: English Speaking Guide, Vehicle with a driver, Mineral Water, Entrance fees
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses

Our driver and guide will pick you up from the hotel and drive you to visit the Cheung Ek Killing Field.
The peaceful stretch of green fields of Cheung Ek may not indicate what kinds of horrors have taken place there. Situated 17km from Phnom Penh town, Cheung Ek was made famous by the movie “The Killing Fields”. Nowadays, a large memorial has been built to commemorate the 17,000 victims who died here under the reign of Khmer Rouge leader, Pol Pot. The remnants inside the memorial and the mass graves that dot the area remind you of the suffering of the victims. This journey into Cambodia’s past will provide you with a background on the cruelty of the Khmer Rouge regime. It will also give you an appreciation of the struggle that Cambodian people have faced and their tremendous courage to move on and rebuild their nation. Drive you back to the hotel for relaxation.

Tour: Private
Duration: 3-4 Hours
Suggested Time: 8 am or 2 pm
Inclusive of: English Speaking Guide, Vehicle with a driver, Mineral Water, Entrance fees
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses

Our guide and driver pick you up from the hotel in Phnom Penh and drive you to visit the Royal Railway Station of Cambodia. Start the tour with The Phnom Penh Railway Station, which opened to passengers in 1932, and was built during the French colonial era. Phnom Penh Train Station is a magnificently maintained structure from a very different age, despite being ineffectively out of service as a railway station for an 11-year period from 2005 to 2016. Enjoy a cup of coffee at the station, and then we continue to visit the bright yellow Central Post Office is a landmark from the time when Phnom Penh experienced massive growth and development. When Cambodia and France signed the protectorate treaty of 1863, the city was only a small village between the river in the east and the plain in the west. The Post Office occupies a square alongside many heritage buildings at the heart of the French district. During the 1940s, a central tower surmounted by a cupola roof was replaced by an array of loudspeakers. The building underwent a full restoration in 2004 and today remains a functioning post office. And get up to the top of the Vatanac Building, the viewpoint of the Phnom Penh Capital City, and enjoy a glass of soft drink or local beer before getting back to your hotel for relaxation.

Tour: Private
Duration: 3-4 Hours
Suggested Time: 8 am or 2 pm
Inclusive of: English Speaking Guide, Vehicle, One local beer or Soft Drink at Vatanac Cafe, Entrance fees
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses

Our guide and tuk-tuk driver pick you up from the hotel in Phnom Penh and drive you to Koh Dach, crossing the Japanese friendship bridge and also crossing the Mekong River by ferry. This half-day excursion is for you to experience the ‘real Cambodia’. Stop at the local school, pagoda, and also visit the Koh Dach Silk Center to learn the whole process of silk weaving. Then we continue to ride our tuk-tuk throughout the villages, getting more stops in different houses to see how the villagers made rice paper, weaving, and harvesting or planting on their farms. Our guide will take you to one of the local cafés for a drink before we ride back to your hotel for relaxation.

Tour: Private
Duration: 4 Hours
Suggested Time: 8 am or 2 pm
Inclusive of: English Speaking Guide, Tuk-Tuk, Snacks and Drinks, Ferry Ride
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses

Suggested full-day tours in Phnom Penh
PNHFD01: Phnom Penh Unique Experiences

Our guide and driver pick you up from the hotel in Phnom Penh and drive you for the full-day experience in Phnom Penh. Visit Wat Phnom, the symbol of Phnom Penh that is built on the top of a small hill. And continue to visit the Royal Railway Station of Cambodia, which opened to passengers in 1932, and was built during the French colonial era. Enjoy a cup of coffee at the station, and then we continue to visit the bright yellow Central Post Office is a landmark from the time when Phnom Penh experienced massive growth and development. When Cambodia and France signed the protectorate treaty of 1863, the city was only a small village between the river in the east and the plain in the west. The building underwent a full restoration in 2004 and today remains a functioning post office. Next, we meet the local monks in Ounalom Pagoda for interaction to learn more about Buddhism and Monk Lifestyle as much as get Monk Blessing Ceremony and offer lunch to the monks. Offering food to the monks is one of the oldest and most common rituals of Buddhism and is a meritorious act that demonstrates generosity and selflessness. Once the monks ate the food that means our food has been sent to our relatives, parents who passed away. Our guide will assist you to prepare the food in the containers of well-wrapped, to be handed to the Monks and keep some of the food for you. Say goodbye to the monks, our guide and driver transfer you to meet the Banana Cooking Class Team where you will join others to learn to cook Cambodian food. Start the afternoon by exploring a local market where you will experience the hustle and bustle and absorb the flavor of a typical Cambodian market. You will have time to walk around, take pictures and observe vendors selling their wares. You will learn about local fruits, vegetables, and herbs and procure the freshest ingredients you need for the day’s lesson.
Returning to our kitchen, our experienced chef will guide you through tried-and-true Khmer cooking techniques. Unlock ancient secrets of Khmer cooking through this authentic culinary experience. After the demonstration and with our chef’s assistance, you will discover new tastes and textures as you learn to prepare traditional dishes, which will be enjoyed for lunch. The recipes are yours to keep so you can recreate the Cambodian culinary experience in the comfort of your own home and impress your friends and family. Drive you back to the hotel for relaxation.

Tour: Private
Duration: 8-9 Hours
Suggested Time: 8 am
Inclusive of: English Speaking Guide, Vehicle with a driver, Mineral Water, Entrance fee, Interaction with Monks, Offering Lunch to Monks (and your own lunch), Cooking Class (early dinner), Cold drink or a cup of coffee at Railway Station.
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses

Our guide and driver pick you up from the hotel to take a full day to see the must-visiting places. Start with Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and continue to visit Killing Field. The peaceful stretch of green fields of Cheung Ek may not indicate what kinds of horrors have taken place there. Situated 17km from Phnom Penh town, Cheung Ek was made famous by the movie “The Killing Fields”. Nowadays, a large memorial has been built to commemorate the 17,000 victims who died here under the reign of Khmer Rouge leader, Pol Pot. The remnants inside the memorial and the mass graves that dot the area remind you of the suffering of the victims. This journey into Cambodia’s past will provide you with a background on the cruelty of the Khmer Rouge regime. It will also give you an appreciation of the struggle that Cambodian people have faced and their tremendous courage to move on and rebuild their nation. Enjoy the BBQ lunch at Tonle Bassac Restaurant
After lunch, we visit the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, two of the finest examples of Khmer architecture in the capital. The Royal Palace was built in 1866 by the French for King Norodom. The grounds of the palace are also home to the Silver Pagoda, which received its name because its floor is made up of 5,329 silver tiles. The palace has been inhabited by kings at all times with the exception of the period when the radical Khmer Rouge party took control in 1975. Next, the National Museum houses Khmer art and sculptures from different periods of Cambodian history. Drive you back to the hotel for relaxation

Tour: Private
Duration: 8-9 Hours
Suggested Time: 7 am
Inclusive of: English Speaking Guide, Vehicle with a driver, Mineral Water, Entrance fees, Lunch
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses

Our guide and driver pick you up from the hotel and drive to visit King Norodom Sihanouk’s statue and Independent monument, and then transfer to meet the banana cooking class team. Start the morning by exploring a local market where you will experience the hustle and bustle and absorb the flavor of a typical Cambodian market. You will have time to walk around, take pictures and observe vendors selling their wares. You will learn about local fruits, vegetables, and herbs and procure the freshest ingredients you need for the day’s lesson. Returning to our kitchen, our experienced chef will guide you through tried-and-true Khmer cooking techniques. Unlock ancient secrets of Khmer cooking through this authentic culinary experience. After the demonstration and with our chef’s assistance, you will discover new tastes and textures as you learn to prepare traditional dishes, which will be enjoyed for lunch. The recipes are yours to keep so you can recreate the Cambodian culinary experience in the comfort of your own home and impress your friends and family.
After lunch, our guide and driver pick up again to drive to visit Central Market and get to Champey Academic. Take a 2-hour workshop at Champey Academic. Founded in 2013, Champey Academy of Arts is a non-profit school offering the youth of Phnom Penh free training in Cambodian traditional arts including dance, music, drawing, and painting. Champey’s mission is to inspire young people to preserve, protect and promote their nation’s culture. The students will show you around 3 or 4 dances, the hand poses with the meaning, and how to wear the traditional skirt. You can try the traditional skirts and learn how to dance basic classical dance as well as the popular dances with the students. After that, the students will take you to visit the other classes at Champey Academic of Arts including the drawing and painting class and the traditional music class. You are invited to draw or paint something that the teacher assigns and if you wish, it’s a chance to play some instruments in the music class with the students. Drive you back to the hotel for relaxation

Tour: Private
Duration: 8-9 Hours
Suggested Time: 7 am
Inclusive of: English Speaking Guide, Vehicle, Drinks, Cooking Class (lunch), 2-hour workshop at Champey Academic
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses

Our guide and driver pick you up from the hotel in Phnom Penh to drive for a city tour. First stop, we visit the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, two of the finest examples of Khmer architecture in the capital. The Royal Palace was built in 1866 by the French for King Norodom. The grounds of the palace are also home to the Silver Pagoda, which received its name because its floor is made up of 5,329 silver tiles. The palace has been inhabited by kings at all times with the exception of the period when the radical Khmer Rouge party took control in 1975. Continue to visit Russian Market and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum before having lunch at the local restaurant.
After lunch, we drive to visit Killing Field. The peaceful stretch of green fields of Cheung Ek may not indicate what kinds of horrors have taken place there. Situated 17km from Phnom Penh town, Cheung Ek was made famous by the movie “The Killing Fields”. Nowadays, a large memorial has been built to commemorate the 17,000 victims who died here under the reign of Khmer Rouge leader, Pol Pot. The remnants inside the memorial and the mass graves that dot the area remind you of the suffering of the victims. This journey into Cambodia’s past will provide you with a background on the cruelty of the Khmer Rouge regime. It will also give you an appreciation of the struggle that Cambodian people have faced and their tremendous courage to move on and rebuild their nation. Drive back to the hotel in the city center

Tour: Private
Duration: 8 Hours
Suggested Time: 8 am
Inclusive of: English Speaking Guide, Vehicle with a driver, Mineral Water, Entrance fees, Lunch
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses

Our guide and tuk-tuk driver pick you up from the hotel in Phnom Penh and drive to Koh Dach, crossing the Japanese Friendship on the Tonle Sap River and taking the ferry to cross the Mekong River. Koh Dach is an island in the Mekong located only a short tuk-tuk transfer from Phnom Penh. Riding our tuk-tuk around the island which is home to luscious trees and fruit plantations. As you ride on a tuk-tuk, observe the daily activities of the local community. Enjoy a homemade lunch at Bong Thea’s house in the midst of wonderful scenery and connect more closely with rural Cambodian life. Continue riding a tour tuk-tuk through villages and answer the many warm greetings from local children stop to visit the Silk Farm Center, and many other stops to visit the local school, pagoda, and local farms before we ride back to the hotel in Phnom Penh.

Tour: Private
Duration: 8 Hours
Suggested Time: 8 am
Inclusive of: English Speaking Guide, tuk-tuk with a driver, Mineral Water, Snacks, Entrance fees, Lunch
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses

Depart Phnom Penh by car to Udong which functioned as the capital of Cambodia between 1618 and 1866 and is home to impressive Khmer architecture that resembles the glory days of Cambodia. Upon arrival at Udong climb the main stairway that leads to an impressive stupa from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the surroundings of Udong and continue to the small handicraft village of Koh Chen. The artisans in this village produce all kinds of silverware. Continue to drive to the riverside town of Kampong Tralach to discover a magnificent pagoda well hidden in Cambodia’s rural hinterland and surrounded by local villagers. Visit the 100-year-old pagoda and admire the original paintings before returning to Phnom Penh

Tour: Private
Duration: 8 Hours
Suggested Time: 8 am
Inclusive of: English Speaking Guide, tuk-tuk with a driver, Mineral Water, Snacks, Entrance fees, Lunch
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses

Located about a 1-hour drive from Phnom Penh, Tonle Bati is a small lake that is a popular place for locals to spend their weekends. Small wooden platforms and huts dot the lake and function as shelters where Cambodian families prepare a picnic. However, during the weekdays the place is deserted and you will most likely have the area to yourself. The most noticeable feature is the 12th-century temple named Ta Prohm. This beautifully conserved temple was built by King Jayavarman VII. Visit the temple upon arrival and walk through its hallways. Flowers and little shrines can be found around every corner. Partake in a blessing from a monk elder and donate some small money to light an incense stick. Continue to Phnom Chisor, which is situated a mere 20-minute drive away by car. Upon arrival enjoy a picnic lunch. Take some time to catch your breath before you climb the 461 steps to the top of the hill for a magnificent view. The temple there was built in the 11th century by King Suryavarman I. Its construction is made of laterite and bricks and is home to some carved sandstone lintels. Admire the views before you return and transfer back to Phnom Penh.

Tour: Private
Duration: 8 Hours
Suggested Time: 8 am
Inclusive of: English Speaking Guide, a vehicle with a driver, Mineral Water, Snacks, Entrance fees, Lunch
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses

Depart in the morning from Phnom Penh and transfer 1.5 hours south of Phnom Penh to Phnom Chisor. Upon arrival at Phnom Chisor, you will climb the 461 steps to the top of the hill for a magnificent view. The temple there was built in the 11th century by King Suryavarman I. It is made of laterite and bricks and carved sandstone lintels. Explore the temple and admire the views before returning to the bottom. Take a short break before you continue by car to Takeo. Enjoy lunch upon arrival in Angkor Borei at a local restaurant. After lunch, towards Phnom Da and enjoy a visit to the Angkor Borei temples on the way. The earliest archaeological evidence found at Angkor Borei dates back to the 5th century. Continue to Phnom Da where upon arrival you climb the hill and admire the 11th-century temple built on top. The views are memorable and provide a lovely setting in the late afternoon light. Return to Phnom Penh by private vehicle.

Tour: Private
Duration: 8 Hours
Suggested Time: 8 am
Inclusive of: English Speaking Guide, a vehicle with a driver, Mineral Water, Snacks, Entrance fees, Lunch
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses

Depart this morning for a 2-hour drive to Kirirom National Park. The park is situated in Kampong Speu province and was the first to receive national park status in Cambodia. You will follow Highway 4 all the way until you reach the Kirirom junction from where the road becomes slightly bumpier. Take a turn first towards the Chambok community and explore one of Cambodia’s first community-based tourism projects. Enjoy a 30-minute trek through the forest to the Chambok waterfall. Continue to Kirirom Resort where lunch will be served. You will pass through the gate of Kirirom and drive all the way up to the top to admire the views of the surrounding forest and mountain ranges at 675 meters above sea level. Take a stroll along some of the many trails. The pine forest is of particular interest and offers a relaxing walk and there are numerous streams and rapids in the park to be visited as well. Enjoy some snacks and drinks on the way and climb the stairs to the pagoda. Return to Phnom Penh mid-afternoon after a refreshing day in the national park.

Tour: Private
Duration: 8 Hours
Suggested Time: 8 am
Inclusive of: English Speaking Guide, a vehicle with a driver, Mineral Water, Snacks, Entrance fees, Lunch
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses

Phnom Tamao is Cambodia’s foremost wildlife rescue center. It is located 45 minutes southeast of Phnom Penh and occupies a total space of about 1,200 hectares. It is home to the world’s largest captive collections of Pileated Gibbons and Malaysian Sun Bears. Other rare species such as Siamese Crocodiles and Greater Adjutant Storks also can be observed here. Meet with a local caretaker who will show you around the park. A large number of the animals found here are endangered species and many of them have been rescued out of the hands of poachers or from being held as pets. Phnom Tamao with its spacious grounds, large animal enclosures, and excellent caretakers is a refreshing change from some of the lesser equipped and cramped zoos elsewhere in Southeast Asia. Phnom Tamao is a great outing, especially with kids. Elephants paint or play soccer on occasion in the park. Your guide will tell you all about the background of the animals and how they have been rescued. Lunch will be enjoyed in the park. Return to Phnom Penh by car.

Tour: Private
Duration: 8 Hours
Suggested Time: 8 am
Inclusive of: English Speaking Guide, a vehicle with a driver, Mineral Water, Snacks, Entrance fees, Lunch
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses

Suggested outdoor activities in Phnom Penh
PNHA01: Good Morning Phnom Penh by Cycling

For whom like early morning cycling, if you are on holiday in Phnom Penh but still miss your early morning cycling at home please join us for 1 hour of cycling and see the city without crowd. Our guide and bicycles will be at your hotel in Phnom Penh at 6 am, get a quick briefing about the cycling loop from the tour guide. And then we start cycling from your hotel to Independence Monument and continue to cycle along Norodom Bvd to the central market and Wat Phnom. Get a few stops to take pictures of old buildings such as Central Market, and Railway Station, and cycle further to the Riverfront and take a break for a cup of coffee in front of the Royal Palace to see the locals doing exercise (dancing), the locals will invite you to do with them. And cycle back to your hotel to enjoy your breakfast.

Tour: Private
Duration: 1-2 Hours
Suggested Time: 6 am
Inclusive of: Cycling Tour Guide (English), Mountain Bikes & Helmet, Snacks & Coffee
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses

08 am, our guide and mountain bikes are ready for you at the hotel. Get a quick briefing about the cycling loop and tour, then we start cycling from your hotel to take the local ferry to cross the Mekong River to visit one of the local families are making silk weaving for a living, our guide will assist to explain the whole process of making silk. Then continue to cycle to take the second ferry to cross the Mekong River again to reach Koh Ouknha Tei (Small Island). As you cycle, observe the daily activities of the local community, stop to visit the local school, and learn more about the education standards in Cambodia. Meet some of the local children (if your visit is on a weekday) and learn more about their ambitions in life. Homemade lunch will be provided at Bong Thea’s house, Bong Thea is a retired German Speaking Guide, she was educated in Germany and returned to Cambodia to work as a tour guide for more than 20 years before she runs own business in her village now (homestay and homemade lunch for tourists that come to visit Koh Dach Island). After lunch, we continue to cycle further to the beach of Mekong Island, get a few more stops in local houses to see what they doing daily for living, and then we cycle back to your hotel in Phnom Penh.

Tour: Private
Duration: 8 Hours
Suggested Time: 8 am
Inclusive of: Cycling Tour Guide (English), Mountain Bikes & Helmet, Snacks & Mineral Water, Homemade lunch
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses

Depart Phnom Penh by bike to Udong which functioned as the capital of Cambodia between 1618 and 1866 and is home to impressive Khmer architecture that resembles the glory days of Cambodia. Start with a short transfer to Preak Phnov a local market located 12km north of Phnom Penh. Start cycling from the busy market and observe the bustling trade that is part of daily life. Continue cycling over dikes, through beautiful countryside, passing pagodas and traditional houses. Upon arrival at Udong climb the main stairway that leads to an impressive stupa from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the surroundings of Udong and continue to the small handicraft village of Koh Chen. The artisans in this village produce all kinds of silverware. Continue to the riverside town of Kampong Tralach by bicycle or private vehicle and discover a magnificent pagoda well hidden in Cambodia’s rural hinterland and surrounded by local villagers. Visit the 100-year-old pagoda and admire the original paintings before returning to Phnom Penh by private vehicle. (Maximum of 30 km cycling)

Tour: Private
Duration: 8 Hours
Suggested Time: 7 am
Inclusive of: Cycling Tour Guide (English), Mountain Bikes & Helmet, Snacks & Mineral Water, Homemade lunch, Support Van
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses

Our guide and driver pick you up from the hotel in Phnom Penh and transfer you to the Shooting Range which is 27km away from the city center. On arrival, meets the expert who will give us a presentation of the place and enjoy the class of shooting that you may choose. Let you shoot every single, auto and full auto of rifle machine guns like, AK47, M16, PKM machine gun, and pistol. Take a break for snacks and drinks before driving back to the hotel in Phnom Penh, along the way and on-site our guide will assist you in translation and giving information about the shooting range.

Tour: Private
Duration: 3-4 Hours
Suggested Time: 8 am or 3 pm
Inclusive of: English Speaking Guide Transfers, Snacks & Mineral Water, One set shooting
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses

A private car with a driver will pick you up from the hotel in Phnom Penh and drive you to our quad bike office which is located in the Cheung Ek Killing Field area. Our quad bike team will take you to visit the killing fields with an audio tour. After the visit, our guides will give you safe driving, instructions on how to drive the quad bike, and will make a short training for the beginner to adobe with the quad bike. Enjoy the quad bike riding, the guide will show you the isolated villages and pagodas along the Prek Thnot River. You will ride across the forest, the bananas and mangos plantation, and rice fields in the countryside. This trip will stop one or two times to take water or soft drink on the way. Ride the quad bike back to our office, and then transfer you to the hotel in Phnom Penh city center by a private car.

Tour: Private
Duration: 5 Hours
Suggested Time: 7 am or 1 pm
Inclusive of: English Speaking Guide, Transfers, Snacks & Mineral Water, Entrance fee, Quad Bike Riding
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses

07.00 am, a private car with a tour guide pick you up from the hotel in Phnom Penh and drive to Chambok Community, on arrival you will be welcomed by a head of the community who speaks very good English. He will give you a presentation about the community and share his life story with you before trekking to see the waterfall. Then continue to drive up to the top of Kirirom Hill, and stop to visit the former King Residence before enjoying our picnic lunch on the riverside. After lunch, we enjoy soft trekking along the pine trees and jungle to the viewpoint which is the best point where you can see the beauty of the jungle and other small hills. Drive back to the hotel in Phnom Penh.

Tour: Private
Duration: 8-9 Hours
Suggested Time: 7 am
Inclusive of: Cycling Tour Guide (English), Transfers, Snacks & Mineral Water, Entrance fee, Quad Bike Riding
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses

06.00 am, a private car with a tour guide pick you up from the hotel in Phnom Penh and drive to Stung Porpok in Sre Ambel District located in Koh Kong Province within 150km away from Phnom Penh, stop on the way for a cup of coffee and breakfast. On arrival at the trekking spot, our guide will let you do a quick warm-up to let your muscle get ready for the trek. Start trekking up to the top of Stung Porpok Mountain to the viewpoint, take a break for a snack and drinks see the beautiful mountains around. And then, we continue to trek through the deep jungle to visit 1000 turtle stones, and the golden grace field, picnic lunch will be provided in the jungle. After lunch, we continue to trek to visit the Stung Pongul waterfall and enjoy swimming before we drive back to your hotel in Phnom Penh.

Tour: Private
Duration: 8-9 Hours
Suggested Time: 6 am
Inclusive of: English Speaking Guide, Transfers, Snacks & Mineral Water, Breakfast, lunch, Local Ranger
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses

Suggested unique experiences in Phnom Penh
PNHUE01: Phnom Penh University with Khmer Historian

The Royal University of Phnom Penh is a national research university of Cambodia, located in the Phnom Penh capital. Established in 1960, it is the country’s largest university. It hosts around 20,000 students in undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Enhance your knowledge of Khmer history and culture by attending a lecture by a Khmer archaeologist who has over 15 years of experience in this field. He has been working on updating Cambodian history for the Royal Academic including teaching and researching. He is also a lecturer at the Faculty of Archaeology at the Royal University.

Tour: Private
Duration: 45-60 Minutes
Suggested Time: 11 am or 5 pm
Inclusive of: English Speaking Guide, Transfers, Drinks (Mineral Water and Coffee), 60 minutes of lecturing
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses

You will start out from your hotel by Cyclo for a three-hour tour through the streets of Phnom Penh to admire the mix of Khmer and French colonial architecture. A local professional escort will explain the history, structure, and style of the buildings such as the Old Post Office, the Railway Station, and the Central Market. Some of the buildings you are able to enter and explore the interior in more depth while others can only be observed from the outside. Cambodia’s most famous architect, H.E. Vann Molyvann had a big hand in developing many of the structures you admire today.

Tour: Private
Duration: 2-3 hours
Suggested Time: 9 am or 3 pm
Inclusive of: Khmer Architect (English), Cyclo and a diver, Mineral Water, and Entrance fees
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses

You will start out from your hotel by a private car for a three-hour tour through the streets of Phnom Penh to discover the signature features of the coined ‘New Khmer Architecture’ movement heralded throughout Southeast Asia in the 1960s by visiting sites H.E Van Molyvann, Cambodia’s most prominent architect: 100 Houses Social Housing Project, the Royal University of Phnom Penh’s Institute of Foreign Language and the iconic National Spot Complex (Olympic Stadium).

Tour: Private
Duration: 2-3 hours
Suggested Time: 9 am or 3 pm
Inclusive of: Khmer Architect (English), Car and a diver, Mineral Water, and Entrance fees
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses

Meet a young local artist, Chea Dalin who graduated from a contemporary art class by Sa Sa Art Projects. Her series of paintings in The Boundaries of Life has been showcased in a graduation exhibition and is now at The Ero Café. Take a cup of coffee or soft drink before interacting with her, she will share with you about her life experiences and knowledge of arts. Next, she will accompany you to paint, enjoy discovering your artistic self, exchanging ideas, and knowing you have helped the local community.

Tour: Private
Duration: 2-3 hours
Suggested Time: 9 am or 3 pm
Inclusive of: Khmer Artist (English), Transfers, Drinks, and Painting with Khmer Artist
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses

Phnom Penh is situated between two rivers, the Mekong River and the Tonle Sap River. At night when the sunlight fades and the neon lights appear along the river banks, small cruise boats will take you out onto the river to take in the city from a different perspective. Witness the sunset over the Royal Palace and the Mekong River while enjoying a glass of wine. A catered picnic dinner from one of Phnom Penh’s well-established restaurants is served shortly after sundown. Enjoy a leisurely cruise while enjoying a picnic dinner and taking in the sights along the river bank including many local Cambodian families and friends socializing. Cruise back to the port and transfer back to your hotel.

Tour: Private
Duration: 2 hours
Suggested Time: 9 am or 3 pm
Inclusive of: English Speaking Guide, Transfers, Picnic Dinner, and Drinks (mineral water, sodas, local beer, and a bottle of wine)
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses

06.00 pm – Our tuk-tuk driver and guide pick you up from your hotel in Phnom Penh and ride you to a café at the Royal Cambodian Railway for a welcome drink. The guide will brief you about the tour and tell you about the way of life of Cambodian people in the city as much as the food stories. Then continue to ride to take through a lively local night market before sitting down with the locals at a popular local street food spot. Savor the flavors of Cambodian-style fresh seafood, a special recipe Saba (mackerel) fish dish, and squid with world-renowned Kampot pepper. We then cruise through the bright city lights to a trendy nightspot with live music to enjoy some exciting local delicacies. Afterward cruising to the much-celebrated Independence Monument for a quick insight into the city’s history and a fantastic photo opportunity. We finish the evening at one of the city’s most stylish bar areas where trendy locals and foreigners in the top roof which is the viewpoint with a panoramic view of the heart of Phnom Penh City.

Tour: Private
Duration: 3 hours
Suggested Time: 6 pm
Inclusive of: English Speaking Guide, Tuk-Tuk with a driver, Drinks, and a progressive dinner
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses

We reckon this is one of the more unusual things to do in Phnom Penh, however, most Cambodians eat noodle soup for breakfast. So, we recommend skipping your hotel’s free Western breakfast in favor of hitting the streets. Find a corner shop, pull up a plastic chair, and eat what you’re given.
This morning at 07:00 am, our guide and a cyclo with a driver pick you up from the hotel in Phnom Penh and ride you to Orussei Market Area. Stop at one of the valley food yards, near the Khemera Guesthouse (Sok Hok, St 107), and walk through the alley, you see a lot of locals having breakfast and coffee. Our guide will get you to try noodle soup or fried noodles or steamed rice with grilled pork, then continue to the next café shop for a cup of coffee before we visit the Orussei Market and heading back to the hotel by tuk-tuk.

Tour: Private
Duration: 2-3 hours
Suggested Time: 7 am
Inclusive of: English Speaking Guide, Cyclo and Tuk-Tuk ride, Drinks, and a progressive breakfast
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses

This wat (monastery) is the headquarters of Cambodian Buddhism. It was founded in 1443 and comprises 44 structures. The wat received a battering during the Pol Pot era, but today it has come back to life. The head of the country’s Buddhist brotherhood lives here, along with a large number of monks. And it is also the home for many monks from different provinces around Cambodia who are staying for further education in Buddhism and general knowledge, most of them speak good English. Pay the visit to this wat, learning Buddhism in depth by interacting with the local monks, they will be more than happy to share their stories and experiences with you. Our guide will prepare gifts for you to donate to the monks such as books, pens, and things for daily use such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, and shoe. After the interaction, the monks will invite you to visit all the main buildings in the Wat complex and explain to you the meaning of each building, and what it is used for. Before leaving, the monks will give you a quick blessing ceremony with holy water by spraying on you softly and getting you a string bracelet for good luck and prosperity.

Tour: Private
Duration: 60 minutes
Suggested Time: 9 am or late afternoon
Inclusive of: English Speaking Guide, tuk-tuk transfers, mineral water, gift/donation for monks
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses

You are picked up by a tuk-tuk driver and transferred to see our team and the banana cooking class’s kitchen. Start the tour by exploring a local market where you will experience the hustle and bustle and absorb the flavor of a typical Cambodian market. You will have time to walk around, take pictures and observe vendors selling their wares. You will learn about local fruits, vegetables, and herbs and procure the freshest ingredients you need for the day’s lesson.
Returning to our kitchen, our experienced chef will guide you through tried-and-true Khmer cooking techniques. Unlock ancient secrets of Khmer cooking through this authentic culinary experience. After the demonstration and with our chef’s assistance, you will discover new tastes and textures as you learn to prepare traditional dishes, which will be enjoyed for lunch. The recipes are yours to keep so you can recreate the Cambodian culinary experience in the comfort of your own home and impress your friends and family.

Tour: Join-in
Duration: 2-3 hours
Suggested Time: 9 am or 4 pm
Inclusive of: English Speaking Guide, tuk-tuk transfers, mineral water, gift/donation for monks
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses

At around 02:00 pm, the guide will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to Champey Academic for 2 hours of the workshop. Founded in 2013, Champey Academy of Arts is a non-profit school offering the youth of Phnom Penh free training in Cambodian traditional arts including dance, music, drawing, and painting. Champey’s mission is to inspire young people to preserve, protect and promote their nation’s culture.
The students will show you around 3 or 4 dances, the hand poses with the meaning, and how to wear the traditional skirt. You can try the traditional skirts and learn how to dance basic classical dance as well as the popular dances with the students. After that, the students will take you to visit the other classes at Champey Academic of Arts including the drawing and painting class and the traditional music class. You are invited to draw or paint something that the teacher assigns and if you wish, it’s a chance to play some instruments in the music class with the students.

Tour: Private
Duration: 2-3 hours
Suggested Time: 9 am or 4 pm
Inclusive of: English Speaking Guide, tuk-tuk transfers, mineral water, 2-hour workshop
Exclusive of: Tipping, Personal expenses