Sihanoukville City Tour

Sihanoukville City Tour

Sihanoukville City Tour is a perfect shore excursion for cruise ship passengers who stop at Sihanoukville Port and want to discover all the hidden charms and beauties of Sihanoukville in 1 day. By booking Sihanoukville City Tour, you not only have a great chance to visit Wat KraomPhsar Leu market, Kbal Chhay Waterfall, but also try the most delicious food in the world.

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Sihanoukville City Tour from Sihanoukville Autonomous Port

We are highly recommended by many customers on TripAdvisor, Viator, Cruise Critic, Private Guides and other prestige channels. With over 20 years of experience in organizing private shore excursions in Vietnam and Cambodia for many international customers, we guarantee a local perspective that will give you and your family a once in a lifetime experience. Please check out the recommended Sihanoukville City Tours. If you do not find any suitable itinerary, please contact our Vietnam travel experts. We will help you to customize a unique Sihanoukville City Tour that is exclusively for you and your family.

Sihanoukville, also known as Kampong Som, is a coastal city in Cambodia and the capital of Preah Sihanouk Province, at the tip of an elevated peninsula in the country’s south-west on the Gulf of Thailand. The city is flanked by an almost uninterrupted string of beaches along its entire coastline and coastal marshlands bordering the Ream National Park in the east. The city has one navigable river, the mangrove lined Ou Trojak Jet running from Otres Pagoda to the sea at Otres. A number of thinly inhabited islands – under Sihanoukville’s administration – are near the city, where in recent years moderate development has helped to attract a sizable portion of Asia’s individual travelers, students, and backpackers.

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Sihanoukville City, Cambodia

The city, which was named in honor of former king Norodom Sihanouk, had a population of around 89,800 people and approximately 66,700 in its urban center in 2008. Sihanoukville city encompasses the greater part of six communes (Sangkats) of Sihanoukville Province. A relatively young city, it has evolved in parallel with the construction of the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port, which commenced in June 1955, as the country’s gateway to direct and unrestricted international sea trade. The only deep-water port in Cambodia includes an oil terminal and a transport logistics facility. As a consequence, the city grew to become a leading national center of trade, commerce, transport, and process manufacturing.

Sihanoukville’s many beaches and nearby islands make it Cambodia’s premier seaside resort with steadily rising numbers of national visitors and international tourists since the late-20th century with their Sihanoukville City Tours.

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As a result of its economic diversity, the region’s natural environment, and the recreational potential, an increasing number of seasonal and permanent foreign residents make Sihanoukville one of the most culturally varied and dynamic population centers in Cambodia. As of 2014 tourism remains insignificant in comparison with neighboring Thailand. Sihanoukville’s future will largely be defined by the authorities’ ability to successfully manage natural resources on the one hand and the necessities of urban and insular development, increasing visitor numbers, expanding infrastructure, the industrial sector and population growth, on the other.

Despite being the country’s premier seaside destination, after decades of war and upheaval the town and its infrastructure remain very much disjointed and architecturally unimpressive. Infrastructure problems persist, in particular related to water and power supply, while international standard health facilities remain limited. Sihanoukville also faces challenges related to crime, security, and safety with the city frequently being the focus of scandals linked to serious organized crime, petty crime, and corruption

Sihanoukville City Tour

In recent years, Sihanoukville has seen unprecedented levels of Chinese investment into the city with numerous casinos having opened up throughout the city. Demographically, the city’s ethnic makeup has changed with nearly 80,000 mainland Chinese workers, developers and investors accounting for 90% of the city’s expat population as of 2019. Mandarin signage is increasingly replacing Khmer and English signage in the city and crime in the form of drunken violence and organized crime are increasing. Sihanoukville is one of the major cities on China’s One Belt One Road Initiative. Therefore, you should join Sihanoukville city tour to explore this beautiful city.

  • Port of Call: Sihanoukville Autonomous Port, Cambodia
  • Meeting Location: Sihanoukville Autonomous Port, Cambodia
  • End Location: Sihanoukville Autonomous Port, Cambodia
  • Duration: 7 – 9 hours
  • Transportation: Private transport with well air-conditioned and seat belts
  • Tour Type: Sihanoukville Shore Excursions
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Medical Concerns: Please let us know if you have any of allergy to your food

Sihanoukville City Tour

Sihanoukville City Tour Itinerary

At 08:00 Am: Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port and start the Sihanoukville City Tour – Full Day Private Tour with Vietnam Shore Excursions. Firstly, we will take you to visit and enjoy the Independence Beach and visit the nearby Wat Kraom, a sacred temple sitting at the foot of Sihanoukville Mountain.

Keep doing the Sihanoukville city tour, we will take you to visit a Cambodia Traditional House constructed in ancient Khmer architectural style and later on, Kampign Chhas Primary School where you can interact with lovely local children. You will have a great chance to gain insights into the local culture and people from your first-hand observation and commentary by your guide. On the way, we also stop to take a photo at the symbol of Sihanouk Ville, Golden Lion II.

Continuing the Sihanoukville city tour, we will visit and go shopping at the Phsar Leu Local market, the main market in Sihanoukville. Featuring sections which provide fruits, seafood, clothing, tailors, jewelry, Khmer food, and other goods. You can enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of this typically busy local market. Get an insight into daily Khmer life. Have lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, we will continue the journey with a visit to Kbal Chhay Waterfall, standing at the height of 14 meters. Water cascades down from several sources along the mountain ranges, but only three of which are visible. You will listen to your guide about its historic past. Once a reservoir, Kbal Chhay quickly became the hideout for the Khmer Rouge army during the civil war. Finally, our tour guide and driver will take you back to your cruise ship. End the Sihanoukville City Tour with Vietnam Shore Excursions. Thank you and say goodbye!

English speaking guide, Air-conditioned transport, Lunch at local restaurant, Entrance fees at all tourist sites, Cold water, Wet Tissues

Drinks, Tips for guides and drivers, Travel Insurance, any costs not included above

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Terms & Conditions

We ask for a 60 % deposit on your receipt of our PayPal invoice for this Sihanoukville City Tour. The rest of the balance you will pay at the end of your tour in cash – $USD or local currency VND at the exchange rate prevailing on the day or pay online in advance by (PayPal/ Credit, Debit Card). Your booking will be instantly confirmed with ticket booking.

Please note: We will charge an extra 3% for bank services if you pay your deposit or the total of payment via PayPal, Credit cards, Debit Card.

Phsar Leu Market, Cambodia - Vietnam Shore Excursions

Deposit Cancellation Terms:

If customers cancel some or all portions of the booking regardless of the reasons, the customers agree to pay cancellation fees as follows:

  • If you cancel the trip 40 days before the arrival, VSE will refund your deposit.
  • If you cancel the trip 39 – 30 days before the arrival, you will lose 10% of the full payment.
  • If you cancel the trip 29 – 15 days before the arrival, you will lose 30% of the full payment.
  • If you cancel the trip 14 – 7 days before the arrival, you will lose 50% of the full payment.
  • If you cancel the trip 6 – 2 days before the arrival, you will lose 75% of the full payment.
  • If you cancel less than 2 days, you will lose 100% of the full payment.

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