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| Lazy Gecko Cafe, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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One of the best days we had in a three week trip!

We had a great day out to Phnom Tamao during our stay in Phnom Penh - the day was full of great... read more

Reviewed today
Laura C
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Really nice day with a family feeling to it

My partner and I did this tour with Vathana and Aram a few weeks ago. We really enjoyed it. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TeeKay61
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Small, personal trips around Phnom Penh. Take a daytrip to the Phnom Tamao Wildife Rescue Center or spend 2 days in the countryside with a homestay, Feed and interact with a variety of rescued and endangerd animals at the rescue center or see some ricefields, go hiking near a waterfall and spend a night at our family farm. Both tours include delicious homecooked meals and everything else you need. The size of the groups is limited, to give you a more personal experience. The area around Phnom Penh is varied and offers many different sights besides temples and Khmer Rouge history that most people associate with Cambodia. We want to show you some of these happy places.
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| Lazy Gecko Cafe, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had a great day out to Phnom Tamao during our stay in Phnom Penh - the day was full of great animals and Vanatha was a super knowledgeable and friendly guide. We had the best Khmer food we had in our whole stay in...More

Thank Laura C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I did this tour with Vathana and Aram a few weeks ago. We really enjoyed it. The tour is not as expensive as other tours available to the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Centre, however both Vathana and Aram are full of knowledge about...More

Thank TeeKay61
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Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

We had an excellent almost full day trip with very kind and honest hosts, one of whom has lived in Cambodia for a long time (the other native Cambodian) and they are also in a close relationship with the rescued animals. This means that they...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Don’t be fooled!! This tour is not actually what they sell you in the website!! It is a trip to the Zoo, with some monkeys and an elephant living around. Animals are in small cages and seem pretty sad, it doesn’t look like a rescue...More

3  Thank Josefina G
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AramVisser, Owner at Betelnut Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2018

Hi Josefina, I'm sorry to see that the tour didn't live up to your expectations. I'm not sure what you mean that this tour is different from the website. We make it quite clear what is involved. No matter what you think, Phnom Tamao is...More

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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

We were sold a 'wildlife safari' and discovered it was a tour to the local zoo. We were taken in a smelly old van to the zoo - which is only about 40kms outside Phnom Penh - at a ridiculously slow speed (even when the...More

4  Thank LagartoUy
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AramVisser, Owner at Betelnut Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2018

Hi Lagarto, I'm sorry to see that your expectations were so different. You said that you "were sold a 'wildlife safari'". I'm not sure who sold that to you, but our website makes it quite clear that's not what this tour is. It's a daytrip...More

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Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

Aram is a knowledgable guide, him and his wife put a lot of effort into making sure you have a great day. Lunch was tasty and plentiful with meat and vegetarian options. There was a constant supply through the day of free ice cold bottled...More

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Reviewed January 12, 2018

After a day spent in the busy and hot hustle of the city, we desperately wanted to escape and enjoy our last day in Cambodia doing something unique. After reading other people’s positive reviews we booked a last minute seat with Betelnut Tours. It was...More

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Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

Lovely day away from city chaos. Delicious food and such care tanking atmosphere. So much knowledge about the species and the animals themselves. All the info boards were just in khmer. If wanna visit the site, highest recommendation.

Thank Emil V
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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

Today we made the trip. We really loved it very much . Adam and his wife are soo friendly and they know really the park. The Lunch also was very tasty. I think they can open also a restaurant. The food was really Nice.we enjoyed...More

Thank Marc R
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

Just came back from our tour with Aram and his family to Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre. We had a wonderful day. Aram was a great guide, telling us all sorts of interesting facts, serious and fun, about the Centre and the animals. Lunch was delicious,...More

Thank Matt M
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