On this half-day Silk Island Lunch Cruise and Tour, enjoy an all-you-can-eat lunch (if selected) prepared on board, just for you. Visit Silk Farms to see silk production from larvae to finished products, a modern temple (pagoda) that is a working monastery, and stroll by plantations. Tour guides will be provided on the island. Full bar, cocktails, coffee available for purchase on board.
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.