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Betelnut Tours
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

We went to Phnom Tameo animal rescue centre with Betelnut tours. For a backpacker budget we thought $40 was a big price to pay but we were so wrong - great value for money.

We travelled out in a pretty awesome jeep to the park and had a guide with us at all times. The tour wasn't rushed at any time like many are in this part of the world. So you get plenty of time to stop at ask questions about the animals and the park.

Even the lunch we had was great - catered for vegetarians too.

It was one of the best days we had in six weeks in Asia so far. If you are looking for a reprieve from animal cruelty you see frequently out here this is a real gem.

Thank Dan K
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Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

Had read the reviews on trip advisor and decided to book in to this tour, correspondence was fast and everything organised with no fuss.

The group gets picked up at lazy gecko cafe and taken in a jeep to the wildlife park, even though the traffic is chaos the driver is very safe and careful with his passengers.

Guide was so lovely and spoke excellent english, so knowledgable about the animals and really cared for the well being for all the animals. Had a lunch prepared by the owner of the company and the meal was the best food I'd had my whole trip, so yummy. After we'd eaten they give all the left over good to the local children who watch hungrily until we finish which is a bit of a treat for them as they come from quite poor families .
Guides and owner so passionate about the animals, environment, and future of Cambodia, great day out, keep up the good work!!

1  Thank kmm81
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

Vathana and Aram are instantly likeable, you can sense they are excited with the day ahead and sharing their knowledge. Jeep ride was fun as we all traded travel stories, including Aram. We saw and interacted with many of the animals, hearing their personal stories as we went. Lunch was excellent, thank you Vathana. Best trip in Phnom Penh, will do again when I return to Cambodia.

1  Thank SteveCampbell72
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

This was a wonderful day.

This is a small, personal, tour. The guides clearly care about the tour, the animals, and you. There is no formality, just friendly, lively and natural conversation. There is also no forced tour patter - although facts are there, they just get sprinkled into looking at animals behaving naturally. (and this is a good, western style zoo, with large open enclosures)

It is really great value, with a tasty lunch cooked for you on site. Sitting round, on a raised Cambodian style, picnic area with good company. Betelnut do a great job of of making the whole day easy, interesting and highly memorable.

The rain fell most of the day we toured, and we didn't care a bit. A thoroughly enjoyable day!

1  Thank MrsGreenstar76
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Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

We hired Betelnut tours to take us to the wildlife refuge center only a few days ago. Adam - one of the guides - picked us up at the Lazy Gecko on time! We were a tad late (sorry!)....
Adam was very friendly as was the other guide whom I can't seem to remember their name.
The ride out in the jeep was comfortable - they even provided us with a traditional Cambodian scarf to protect us from the sun. As well, several bottles of ice cold water were provided throughout the day.
The guides were both well informed about the animals in the zoo and shared the history behind many of the animals we visited.
The wildlife refuge was not the typical zoo I expected. It was very centered on the animal care and because of that, there is not a lot of focus on the frilly viewer comforts which I must say tend to take away from the environment and habitat - this place was great! You really felt like you were visiting the animals home and you could get closer because of it.
We got to scratch the gibbons and meet Lucky the elephant up close and personal.
It was a memorable day and the lunch provided by Adam's wife was tasty and large enough to provide us with enough fuel to get through it!
I highly recommend this tour provided by Betelnut :)

Thank Kari L
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