Killing Fields and Prison S21 Tour

Take a self-guided tour of two harrowing Cambodian sites, each a stark reminder of the atrocities committed during the Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1979. First, visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, transformed from the notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21). Then get a sobering look at the Killing Fields, where mass killings and burials took place. Travel by coach round-trip from selected hotels in Phnom Penh, with recorded commentary and an informative video documentary on board. Audio tours are available for purchase at each location. 

  • Self-guided tour of Security Prison 21 and the Killing Fields
  • Ride a shuttle bus to the historical sites from Phnom Penh
  • Listen to recorded commentary and watch a documentary
  • Learn about the regime of the Khmer Rouge at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
  • Audio tours available for purchase on-site

Your tour begins with pickup from your central Phnom Penh hotel (hotel pick up for morning tour from 8.00am to 8.45 according the location of your hotel or from1.30pm to 2.15pm for afternoon tour) and a transfer to Prison S21. Traveling aboard a comfortable air-conditioned tour bus, listen to the pre-recorded English commentary along the way, offering some background information on the prison.  On arrival, your English-speaking bus attendant will show you where to go to purchase your tickets (own expense), after which you will have 1-hour and 15-minute to explore independently. Audio guides are available in 8 languages at the museum for $3 per person (the audio guide is in 2 versions, you will take the short version which is about 50 minutes and is printed in RED numbers or an in-house guide can be hired for USD $2/person for 45 minute tour (we would suggest you to take the in-house guide service if it is available, but availability of in-house guide is not guaranteed because number of guides is limited).  Spend time discovering the harrowing truths of the prison, a former high school that was transformed into a prison under the Khmer Rouge regime and is now home to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. After meeting back up with your guide at the museum entrance, continue on the around 40-minute drive to the Killing Fields. Along the way, a documentary about the Killing Fields will be played on the bus offering an important insight into the site and the events that took place there during the Khmer Rouge regime. On arrival, you will have another 1 hour and 15 minutes for your self-guided visit. Audio guides in 15 languages are also available at The Killing Fields for $3.  Back on the bus, return to Phnom Penh, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel or riverside around 1pm or 6pm.  Please note: This is not a guided tour. The bus attendant will be on-hand to help with practical information but is not a tour guide.

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned tour bus
  • Recorded English commentary & documentary on-board
  • English-speaking bus attendant Separate driver
  • Drinking water

What’s Excluded

  • Entrance fees (at the moment Prison S21 entrance fees are $5, and $3 for under 18 with ID; Killing Fields $3, fees are subject to change by Cambodia Tourism Boaard)
  • Audio Guides (Prison S21 $3, Killing Fields $3, Optional) Guide services (Prison S21 $2, Optional) Food and drinks Gratuities

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Call our local number or send us an email to confirm hotel pick up time and location
  • The Killing Fields tour is a shared tour, please be on time for pickup
  • This is not a guided tour 
  • Phnom Penh
  • Day Trip

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