Cruise the Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers, places of natural beauty and traditional culture. Gaze upon fishing boats and passenger ferries plying the waterways. Explore island villages untouched by time and witness skilled artisans weaving intricate silks. Swim in the refreshing waters and bask in the rhythm of rural life.
Boat trip Silk Island - Full Day
Today’s tour will begin at 08:00. Spend a day exploring the kaleidoscope of colours and cultures on Cambodia’s waterways during this Cambodian silk island tour. Board a luxury river boat and cast off along the Tonle Sap River, enjoying a light breakfast on the way. Pass by fishing boats laden with the bounty of the early morning catch. See passenger ferries transporting residents, motorbikes and even animals across the river to the capital.
Go ashore at Prek Boeung Kong Island, one of the authentic Cambodian silk island destinations. This typical river island boasts a small silk weaving industry. Visit a local house to see an exhibition of silk development starting from the worm to the final product. This is a great way to understand the traditional skills of the rural Cambodian people. Continue around the island to Boeung Kong Pagoda.
Return to the ship and cruise onwards to Koh Dach, another famous Cambodian silk island. This island’s stretch of beach is popular with locals who come to swim, relax and enjoy picnics with friends and family. Relax and enjoy the tranquillity of this pristine strip of shoreline; depending on the river currents, there is also an opportunity to swim.
Lunch is served on board as the ship cruises back to the capital. After a morning exploring the rural lifestyles of Cambodia, it’s time to disembark and delve back into the modern energy of Phnom Penh. (L)
Lunch is included.
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