1 independent reviews for Mekong adventure holiday, Laos & Cambodia

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review 24 Nov 2015

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Every day was something different, we walked through jungle; rode elephants; explored caves and sailed in wooden boats, sometimes we used a wooden plank, sometimes we were knee deep in the river! We saw amazing temples and wooden huts that the locals lived in, we saw how people lived and how they dried peppers in their satellite dishes! There were sad parts too, understanding the legacy of the Vietnam war, unexploded bombs everywhere and maimed people. However, the people were great fun, as curious about us as we were about them.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

This was our first trip to S.E. Asia, so we were unsure about what to expect. The hotels were all ok or good, with showers and proper toilets, but when you are out and about it's mainly squat toilets. The guides and drivers wouldn't let us carry our bags, the staff in all the hotels were all helpful and the guides couldn't do enough to help. Everything was well organised, and the guides and transport were always on time. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday? Just book it, and have an amazing time, we did!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The guides used local restaurants, transport and services, so it looks like most of our money went into the local economy. It didn't feel like a normal corporate style package holiday, there was time to enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of local markets.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Brilliant.....we're planning the next trip!

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
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