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Address: Phnom Penh 26000, Cambodia (Formerly Butterfly Cruises)
Phone Number:
+855 17 531 514
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00

The Le Tonle cruise is a wonderful and unique experience. Our traditional...

The Le Tonle cruise is a wonderful and unique experience. Our traditional rice boat is 20 meters long from bow to stern. Take in the fresh air, the magical splendor of Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers. Our team of professional sailors, attentive cooks, waiters and guides are here to make your aquatic escapade as smooth as memorable.

Launched in early July 2009, the beautiful boat comes complete with comfortable lounging bed, good sound system and catering according to need. There’s also a proper loo! Designed for up to 20 guests, we take customers on both longer and shorter tours on the Tonle Sap River and beyond.

We offer a variety of cruises:

The Sunset Aperitif Cruise:

Watch the city lights from the quiet of the Mekong and have the opportunity to visit our floating bungalows. This unique cruise departs from Phnom Penh passenger port at 5pm. Our beautiful boat takes you south on the Tonle Sap River, past the Royal Palace and around to the Vietnamese floating villages and Floating Bungalow and back into the sunset into port. The Boat departs at 5pm daily; $15/pp, including one way pick up and one drink on board.

Silk Village Cruise and Visit:

Discover the Cambodian countryside and traditional crafts after a pleasant cruise across the river. Get onboard Le Tonle and have the chance to explore the Cambodian countryside on Silk Island, a picturesque destination only 20 mins from downtown Phnom Penh by boat.

Rate: 30 USD per person

Departures: 9am & 1pm daily

Includes: Two-way tuk tuk, horse cart on the island and English speaking guide.

Private Hire:

You can privatize Le Tonle, which has been modified to welcome cruises and private events for up to 25 persons. We are the perfect choice for celebrations.

There is an open-air deck and another covered-awning which has armchairs and sofas, as well as a large sunbed at the rear.

Drinks and refreshments available.

Price: 100 USD for 2 hours, drinks and refreshment not included.

Mekong Birthday Party

Celebrate your birthday on the River!

The boat leaves the Passenger Port at your convenience. First cocktail drink complimentary. Dinner party at Sunset Bar (live music optional). Revelers sail back to Phnom Penh Pier at 10 pm, the host enjoys a complimentary stay overnight in our 77 sq m suite with his-her partner.

Dinner on the river

Escape from the city and dine in style on our floating restaurant with a five course Khmer set menu. Our healthy and delicious menu includes freshwater fish and plenty of vegetables. Join us for this memorable dining experience.

Rate: 45 USD per person

Departures: 5pm or 7pm, to 9pm daily

Includes: Two-way tuk tuk, onboard welcoming drink, five course set dinner & glass of wine


Escape the city and come and enjoy an overnight stay at our floating bungalow. Watch the stars from the quiet of your floating suite!

Rate: 80 USD per night including breakfast or 135 USD per night including breakfast and dinner.

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Great relaxing boat trip

My wife & I booked a private boat tour in the afternoon including sunset, and had a fabulous time on the river. As we wanted to have the boat to ourselves, I was in contact... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife & I booked a private boat tour in the afternoon including sunset, and had a fabulous time on the river. As we wanted to have the boat to ourselves, I was in contact with Mr Sotharoth (General Manager) a few months prior to our trip by contacting them via their website. He provided a great level of information... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

No life jackets or safety instructions provided. Seemed expensive for what wa provided. Somewhat confusing as to whether dinner was provided or not. Tied up next to a riverbank squatters camp and then when it was apparent that no food would be provided, cruised back. I don't think it was money well spent

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Tannum Sands, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

This is now called Le Tonle Cruises. We booked a river cruise with dinner at last minute on 9 April. Package included pick up and drop off at hotel via tuk tuk. Enjoyed several hours on river, including dinner and drinks at Mekong Bungalows (a floating restaurant). It was so relaxing having our meal, floating on the water, watching the... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

We arrived to the hot, humid, bustling city of Phnom Penh after a long flight from the US. We had purposely pkanned a river both to take advantage of the time we had and to help with jet lag. The cripuise was quite pleasant and we had dinner at the sunset bar at the Mekong Bungalows. The service was very... More 

Thank SusieQ2001
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

This was such a perfect way to end a long day of touring the city—and an incredible value. There are various boats to choose from for a sunset tour on the Mekong, but I wouldn't have wanted to be on any other boat. Le Tonlé is small and holds around 10-12 people, with everyone getting their own seat or a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

This was a very last minute booking - they were very helpful and arranged a pick up for me at very short notice. Welcome drinks on arrival much appreciated. Lovely little cruise, very relaxing and a lovely guide who pointed out landmarks and made sure everyone was ok. Downside was that it was over too quickly!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

We had a beautiful sunset cruise on the Mekong river in Phnom Penh. The service was great. The boat was not for large groups so we were free to interact with other couples enjoying the experience and a couple of drinks. The river was in good condition with minimal obvious pollution.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

The price of this trip initially put us off plus I thought the "Silk Island" would be a big tacky tourist trap, however I was so very wrong. The trip is pricey, however as other reviewers have stated, the boat is lovely with character and the hostess was so very helpful and always smiling. She went out of her way... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

Small boat lots of Character compared to others, this was the best one Comfortable seating, chez lounge back, poll position. welcome drink and snack. Hostess attentative, informative. 2.5 Hrs, stopped at floating bungalo. Cruise started 5pm . Excellent way to see skyline and contrast of old and new. Few boat dweller along way weather good , sunset very pleasant. We... More 

Thank Madoladi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

We went middle of the week so it was not crowded. We shared the boat with only 1 other group. Their boat is better than the other cruises. It was made of wood and gave the "native" feeling. Hurry to get the couch at the tail-end of the boat so you can lay or just put your feet up. The... More 

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