3 independent reviews for Photography tour in Vietnam and Cambodia

Reviews for Photography tour in Vietnam and Cambodia

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review 4 Jan 2020

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

Just everything about the tour, the people and places visited.

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

Be prepared for the temperature, humidity if you are not someone who is accustomed to hot weather and be prepared to get up early to make the most of the day.

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

Not particularly, although it does provide some employment for local guides and drivers.

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

Overall it was excellent, the one photograph that I wanted most, the Angkor Wat eluded me, but was more than made up for by the thousands of other pictures that the massed crowds at Angkor Wat did not get. The hotels and organisation were generally very good, the odd shortcomings are really not worth mentioning.

review 29 Nov 2017

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

When I first saw Angkor Wat for the first time.

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

Phnom Phenh, Siem Reap, and Saigon are the places with really big touristy markets. If you're looking for the touristy souvenirs, ensure you get your shopping there. Laundry services are cheap and available at many hotels. No need to bring tons of clothes, can just get them washed during the trip. Clothing at touristy markets super cheap, also just buy new clothes. Many cooking classes offered in cities you'll be visiting, if you have free time and love the food, definitely an activity for consideration. Tipping local guides, drivers, etc. isn't required, but definitely nice to do if you appreciated their service. Ensure to budget money for this.

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

A small amount in tourism dollars. Many many bottles of water were consumed during this trip, which I hope were all recycled. Money paid to temples and tourist sites I assume (hope) go towards conserving these historical sites.

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

Amazing. A definite must go destination. One gets a new point of view when the focus of the trip is photography. Get to visit sites when lighting is amazing and local guides know when and where to go to get amazing shots. Our photographer, Gary Lantham, was very informative and there to help whenever we needed. I really benefited from all the tips and instructions I received on this trip.

review 10 Mar 2017

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

All parts were memorable and the pagodas and temples were amazing.

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

Street photography is easy here. Most people are friendly and don't mind you taking their pictures. Take 100% Deet mosquito repellent my 50% Deet didn't stop the bites.

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

Yes as we were able to contribute in a small way to conservation when purchasing handmade goods from craft centres such as the Water Hyacinth Project.

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

I thoroughly enjoyed my trip and highly recommend it as I had a brilliant experience. This was helped along by our excellent photographer guide, Jeff, and the local guides. What an adventure!

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