Make the most of your trip to Phnom Penh on this guided two-day tour of the Cambodian capital. Discover its most spectacular temples and visit museums which tell the tragic history of the Asian country.
Phnom Penh Two Day Tour Itinerary
Your private tour of Phnom Penh will begin, after you've been picked up from your hotel, at the Royal Palace. Get to know the different buildings of this complex, which is to this day the residence of the King of Cambodia. Amongst the many Khmer architectural-style structures that make up the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is a particular highlight. As well as being inlaid with 5000 silver tiles, it is also home to some of the country's most important national treasures, including the "Emerald Buddha" and a life-size gold Buddha.
Delve deeper into Cambodian history on your next stop at the National Museum, the country's main history and archaeology museum, before stopping for lunch at a local restaurant to recharge batteries ready for the next part of your tour.
The afternoon will take you out of the bustle of Phnom Penh: you'll head to Silk Island, or Koh Dach, where you'll enjoy a short river cruise. The boat trip, of around 10 miles (15 km), will take you to a small island whose inhabitants work to produce hand-woven silk.
You'll finish off your first day being dropped off back at your hotel in the centre of Phnom Penh around 5 pm.
After being picked up from your hotel, you'll set off for the second day of your private guided tour of Phnom Penh. The first stop on your route will be the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, which is also known as S-21 as it was "Security Prison 21" during one of the darkest chapters of the country's history. Now dedicated to chronicling the events of the Cambodian genocide, the former high school was a Khmer Rouge internment and torture centre. It is estimated that at least 17,000 people were imprisoned at Tuol Sleng, of which there are only 12 known survivors.
Continuing your journey through history, you'll next visit the Choeung Ek Memorial, which have become known worldwide as "The Killing Fields": the sites where more than a million people were executed and buried by the Khmer Rouge regime. The memorial commemorates the many victims of the genocide.
At this point in the day, you'll take a break for lunch in a local restaurant, before beginning the next part of your tour. The afternoon will see you visit Wat Ounalom, a Buddhist temple and monastery complex, and Wat Phnom, the temple for which the city was named. After enjoying the spectacular architecture of these places of worship, where you'll see a large number of Buddhist monks who live and practice their faith here, you'll finish your guided tour at the famous Russian Market, a hive of shopping activity popular with locals and tourists alike.
Your tour will end back at your hotel at around 5 pm.
The entrance fees for the different monuments and temples on this tour are not included in the price. On the day of the tour, you'll pay the fee at the monuments.
Please note: to enter religious buildings, it is necessary to cover your shoulders and knees. Please bring appropriate clothing.
This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.
English guided tour
Up to 2 peopleUS$ 389
Up to 3 peopleUS$ 469
Up to 4 peopleUS$ 529
Up to 5 peopleUS$ 646
Up to 6 peopleUS$ 725.8
Up to 7 peopleUS$ 804
Up to 8 peopleUS$ 883
Up to 9 peopleUS$ 962
Up to 10 peopleUS$ 1,041
The tour is exclusively in English.
Private and exclusive tour, there will be no one else in the group.
English speaking guide.
Transport by air conditioned vehicle.
Pick up and drop off at hotel.
Boat trip to Silk Island.
Drinks at the restaurant.
Entrance to Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda (6.50 USD).
Entrance to National Museum (5 USD).
Entrance to Wat Phnom temple (1 USD).
Entrance to Genocide Museum (5 USD).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (8:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).