5 independent reviews for Cambodia adventure holiday

Reviews for Cambodia adventure holiday

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review 11 Jan 2019

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

It was great to have enough time to see everywhere properly, by staying two or three nights in most places, and not just rushing through like so many tours do. We had plenty of time to explore Angkor Wat and the other temples, with a ticket that let us go back later individually if we wanted.

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

The island trip and beach stay at the end was lovely, but Sihanoukville town itself is a rubbish dump meets building site, so don't expeect anything of that. The traveling times between different places also generally took longer than scheduled.

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

Yes, and there are many restaurants, craft centres and massage rooms you can seek out that support disabled and blind people or give opportunities to youngsters.

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

I enjoyed it - I wanted to experience Cambodia itself and not just as a tag-on to Vietnam or Thailand, and this is one of very few tours that offers that,

review 30 Mar 2010

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

The people of Cambodia are amazing, so friendly and smiling. Also the wonderful flora and fauna, just fabulous, promenades of the river or ocean at dawn. Motor bike taxis and tuk tuks!

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

If you go to Sihanokville try and pre book the pre nup mangrove forest; we never got to do this but if you like bird watching it might be worth a try. the regular trip most people do is snorkelling and beach and the mangrove might be more interesting.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

I am sure the money we spent trickled down to the local level and benefited the local people. We were a small group so not intrusive. There was not always a place to fill up on safe water so buying bottled water and the plastic involved is a problem; need to promote recycling more, as in India. I wonder about all those people walking all over the temples at Angkor Wat; is this causing damage; it is fantastic to be able to do it but it might be worth looking at more closely.

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

Excellent value for money; Cambodia tugs at the heart strings and makes you want to help in some way.

review 8 Dec 2008

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

Temple visits in Siem Reap, moto trip to Battambang villages.

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

Bring an extra bag to buy souvenirs!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes, definitely. We ate in local places and shopped at the markets.

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

Great. Wonderful tour leader.

review 24 Jan 2008

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

1. Angkor Wat & other temples in the area & 2. Motor bike ride outside Battembang

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

Be aware that there are a lot of journeys on public buses which are not all clean.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

to some extent, not a lot

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

Good, but too many long journeys on public buses - one would be enough. Rest should be by air when available or private bus/taxi. Latter is cheap and takes far less time.

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you for your review Patricia and I'm pleased you had a great tip with us. We do try to minimise our negative impact on the environment in Cambodia by travelling on local buses. The rationale is that these buses are running with local people offering our travellers the chance to experience the real Cambodia while not adding to the road traffic by using private buses. Warm regards Daniel Pawlyn

review 2 Nov 2007

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

Seeing the floating village (Siem Reap) and Angkor Wat.

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

Get your visas in good time. Don't bother bringing travellers cheques, there are numerous ATMs. No need to bring bedding (eg sleeping bag or liner) the hotels are top notch. Bring an extra memory card for all your photos.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

We went shopping in the local markets and ate at the restaurants so in that respect the locals certainly benefited from our visit. I believe the impact on the environment was minimal and certainly could not be reduced.

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

I had such a good time, the size of the group was just right and the age band was not too wide. Our guide was very competent and really made the trip work, it was so stress free.

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