Silk Island by bicycle from Phnom Penh half-day tour
Activities

Silk Island by bicycle from Phnom Penh half-day tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Experience riding by bicycle along the Tonle Sap river passing communities of the local Cham to catch a ferry to Koh Dach
  • Marvel at the various shirts, crafts, ties, dresses and many other things made of silk in the village
  • Admire the transformation of a wool-like texture changing into a silk thread, and have fun with the opportunity to try weaving yourself
  • Learn about Cambodia’s silk weaving history from a guide and the families who are still using the old traditional methods
What to expect

Discover Cambodia’s silk weaving history, plus experience a journey by bicycle and ferry on this half-day guided tour. Also, have fun with the opportunity to try weaving yourself and see the incredible silk items available to purchase as well as a visit to a local temple.

Starting from meeting your guide at the Royal Train Square, your journey of discovery begins. Ride along the Tonle Sap river passing communities of the local Cham to catch a ferry to Silk Island (called Koh Dach) leaving behind the bustling Phnom Penh to a more tranquil location. Then, as you arrive at a village of picturesque stilted houses with silk workshops below, you'll start feeling your curiosity increase.

Next, enjoy meeting the families who are still using the old tradition of hand looming silk to learn about this process. Admire the transformation of a wool-like texture changing into a silk thread, and have fun with the opportunity to try weaving yourself. Lastly, you'll have the chance to decide if you'll like to purchase the stunning silk items directly from the family. A visit to a local temple completes the experience.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Staff have their temperatures checked regularly
  • Staff are regularly tested for COVID-19
  • Tickets can only be purchased online
  • What's included
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • Mountain bike with helmet
    • Ferry tickets
    • Water
    • Snacks
    What's not included
    • Food and drinks
    • Tips (optional)
    Where

    Royal Train Square, Railway Station, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    Meeting point:

    Please meet your guide at the Royal Train Square in Phnom Penh city.

    What to remember
    • The minimum number of adults that can be booked is 2 and the tour is limited to 10 participants to ensure a more personalized experience
    • Please ensure you are at the meeting point at least 15 mins prior to the starting time selected
    • It is recommended to wear weather-appropriate clothing although a poncho may be provided if there is rain. Also, wear comfortable shoes. Plus, your knees and shoulders need to be covered following local religious requirements
    • The bicycling distance is 25 kilometers over mostly flat terrain
    • The activity is not recommended for anyone with walking difficulties, wheelchair users or if pregnant
    • This tour is available in English only
    • Infants (age 0-1): free of charge and do not need to be booked
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    Provider
    Vivu Journeys Cambodia
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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