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“Great way to see Phnom Penh”
Review of Mango Cambodia

Mango Cambodia
Ranked #9 of 130 Tours in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: MANGO CAMBODIA is a small but perfectly formed independent tour company based in the heart of “the hidden pearl of Asia”, Phnom Penh. Our team of discerning westerners and inspired locals has designed a range of Boutique Holidays, one-day Tours and “Detours” to enable our clients to explore the very best of the captivating Kingdom of Cambodia.
Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Great way to see Phnom Penh”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

we were short on time for our trip to camobida, so on a recommendation from a friend i contacted Bruce at Mango Camodia. we had one day to see as much of the city as we could and the main cultural highlights. he tailor made our day, cramming in everything we wanted to see which included an awesome lunch at a beautiful restaurant which supports local young people training to work in the hospitality industry. really knowledgeable tour guide, and great transport, we were collected from the airport and then at the end of the tour dropped to our hostel. the continuous supply of water was a great addition to the trip. I would highly recommend this company for helping plan your tour .

Visited August 2013
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Cork, Ireland
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“Made our trip to Phnom Penh memorable!”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

I cannot recommend Mango Cambodia enough.

We emailed Bruce at Mango Cambodia on a Thursday afternoon to organise a tour on the Friday for a half day. Within an hour we had arranged a tour to S21 and The Killing Fields and we were looking forward to it. Bruce is the manager of the company and met us at our hotel that night on our arrival. Bruce spoke to us on how he came to Cambodia and showed us where the places to visit were that evening/night. It was a great welcome to Phnom Penh. Our tour guide(Sa em) picked us up 8am. He had a vast knowledge and had good english. We visited S21 first, a harrowing place, being there in person is an experience. We then visited Wat than Pagoda to visit the monks. We then visited one of the most memorable restaurants I have been to on my Trip to SE Asia - Romdeng. for anyone visiting Phnom Penh, you should definitely visit here for lunch. We then went to the Killing fields - this place cannot be described in words. That particular day it was quite busy at the airport and they kept an eye on the traffic situation to ensure we made our flight home.

I thoroughly recommend using this tour group - they went above and beyond for us and made our trip to Phnom Penh is memorable.

Visited July 2013
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Connecticut
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79 reviews
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“Pleasantly Surprised, Shop Around”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

I've been traveling in Cambodia a few times in the last 6 months, to Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. Mango had a full day tour for US100 I thought was expensive as most of the tour attractions are very low cost admission, example Wat Phnom is US$1. Anyway, they had a half day tour where I joined with a few others for $50, still a bit expensive when it was a 3 hour tour, but the van was air conditioned and roomy, the tour guide was very knowledgeable almost to the point of too much detail. Overall, you are paying for the knowledge or the tour guide and from what the tour operator says is the high cost of transportation insurance. Anyway, at end of the day they need to make money and I had a need for fill time, so it worked in the end. Another reviewer had a half day tour for $36 and mine was $50, while the Mango website shows half day is $75+, I am sure prices vary depending upon where you are from, the agency will judge your affordability.

Overall, I had a good time and would recommend Mango again, just make sure you are clear what you want to see, we saw Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and Independence Tower and Diamond Island, the last two sights not much to see but drive and look.

Visited July 2013
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MangoCambodia, General Manager at Mango Cambodia, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Dear Mango Guest

Thank you so much for your review and for recommending Mango to others. We greatly appreciate your feedback. However we just need to clear up a few misunderstandings on our pricing policy, as detailed above. First of all, we quote according to the tours people require and how many in their party rather than where they are from or what we guess they can afford. Tour prices are inevitably higher for solo travellers such as yourself, as unfortunately our fixed costs remain the same. So wherever possible we try to pair solo clients up with others in order to be able to reduce the individual costs – as we did with you. Our standard prices are on our website, where the price of our half day city tour is actually listed as starting from $49 - not $75 as stated above. The reviewer who recently paid $36 for a full day city tour specifically wanted an experience in a tuk tuk, with no guide, no entrance fees or other amenities. We will happily adapt our services to suit such individual requirements, whether people are looking for a half day tour or an exotic three week holiday. The admission fees to attractions in Phnom Penh range from $1 to $6.50 per person and all are included in our prices. Despite the misunderstandings above, we are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with Mango and very much hope to welcome you back to Cambodia in the future. Thanks again for taking the time to review.

The Mango Team
“the next best thing to visiting friends..”
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Sydney, Australia
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“Excellent!”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

Several email communications prior confirming our slightly different requirements, (we were travelling with a wheelchair, so access was our main priority).

Bruce came and met us at our hotel to collect payment, ($36 for both of us for the full day), provide us with a mobile phone pre-programmed with their number in case there were any problems, (there weren't, but this little touch went a long way to instilling confidence from the beginning, and explaining the day, and clarifying our needs. Bruce was very friendly, and was genuinely interested in not only our needs for the day, but also our trip in general. He has also since followed up to get feedback on how we found the access to all sites, so that he can improve the tours for disabled travellers in future. This shows a genuine care.

Mr Khun, our driver for the day was waiting outside for us with his Tuk Tuk, and we were very warmly met by him when we finally came out from our breakfast. He expertly strapped my wheelchair to the front of the Tuk Tuk, behind his seat, and securely strapped it in with Bungee Cord. We still had all of our room in the seating area, our view wasn't in any way obstructed, and we felt that the wheelchair was tightly strapped in. This was all done with ease, and we highly suspect that Mr Khun had practiced first!

We were offered cold bottles of water and wet wipes, and were introduced to our "lifesaver bag", a backpack filled with ice filled with water and wipes for the day that we could just help ourselves to. This was very much appreciated in the heat and dust of the day, and there were perfect quantities to see us through to the end of the day.

Our first stop of the day was the Royal Palace, and as you can't drive down the road to the palace entrance, Mr Khun drove us as far as we could go. He then quickly un-strapped the wheelchair, and helped me down from the Tuk Tuk. This then set the scene for the rest of the day, as he expertly and tirelessly took the wheelchair off, helped me down, helped me up, strapped the wheelchair back on. We can't thank Mr Khun enough for all of this extra help, all done with a smile on his face each time!

When we came out of the Palace, we walked across the road to meet Mr Kuhn, but couldn't find him. Eventually he saw us, and crossed the road to pick us up. After that initial loss however, he made special care to look out for us, and would present himself in front of us immediately as we would exit a site.

I have written reviews for each of the sites we went to separately, but our structure was as follows:

Palace
A drive along the River through the city
Silver Pagoda, (we didn't stop here due to accessibility)
The Central Market
S21 Museum
Lunch at Romden (reservations made by Bruce)
Cheung Ek Killing Fields

Back to our hotel for perfectly on 5pm.

This was a full day from 9am, (when we set off), until 5pm. We felt that we saw everything that we had on our itinerary, and so much more. For us, this was a perfect itinerary, suggested by Bruce prior to the trip. It took into account our reduced mobility and extra walking time required, as well as access to areas that we would find difficult.

It was made clear to us before the trip that Mr Kuhn was not a guide, and we were offered a guide at an extra cost. We chose not to take this option. We don't think we missed out too much through this, as Mr Khun pointed things out to us, and did his very best to explain items to us, despite his limited English. We also had a guide book!

It is also important to note that Mango Cambodia Tours supports the locals, as they suggest either Romden or Friends restaurant for lunch. Both restaurants are important restaurants for training of street kids and giving them a chance to seek good work in the future. We ate at Romden, and loved it!

I would highly recommend Mango Cambodia Tours for any day trips in Phnom Penh, as they go the extra mile, and really care about meeting and exceeding your needs.

A big thanks to Bruce and Mr Khun!

Visited June 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Excellent day around Phenom Peng”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

I would highly recommend this tour operator to anyone looking to see the sights in Cambodia. We booked a day tour around Phenom Peng. We were collected by our tour guide, Mr Sa Em, who was just brilliant, he gave us so much information while not boring us at any stage. He was so friendly and gave his own personal stories to us, which made the tour even better.
To think about what was done to the people of this country, it really made us all very sad however this tour shows the beauty of Phenom Peng but also showed us how wonderful the people are also.
I would definetly book with this tour company again.

Visited June 2013
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