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“9 day Cambodian tour” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Asia Adventures

Asia Adventures
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Dream! Explore! Discover!Cycling, trekking, cruise, motorbiking, 4WD, sightseeing, golf and more.Asia Adventures designs and operates unique travel experiences throughout Southeast Asia: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.In addition to must-see sites, we can take you off the beaten path and introduce you to unspoiled landscapes and unusual attractions. Tours can be arranged to provide genuine interaction with local people and their fascinating lifestyles. We design tours to specifications and make all arrangements, down to the smallest details. Carefully selected guides, drivers, tour routes and services assure you will enjoy a hassle free, high-quality and unforgettable vacation.
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“9 day Cambodian tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

My wife and I were in Cambodia for the first time during the month of January and thanks to Asia adventure had a GREAT time! We were able to visit Phnom Penh for 3 days and 6 days in Siem Reap. Asia adventure made it easy with great service and excellent guides. Just one piece of advice, do not take the all inclusive package, set menus for dinner can be a pain as they are all the same.

Visited January 2013
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“Saigon to Bangkok – 17 days.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

I recently returned from an excellent cycling adventure with 16 fellow cyclists from Idaho, USA. I believe this outfitter is an outstanding option for arranging and executing custom bike trips through SE Asia for recreational cycling clubs. While based in Cambodia, Asia Adventures has long-standing collaborative relationships with other tour guides in other countries to ensure a positive experience from Saigon to Bangkok.

Some specific highlights:
During the pre-trip preparations, Asia Adventures was flexible in accommodating our hotel preferences as we wanted a few upgrades. Additionally, Asia Adventures helped our individual travelers arrange both pre-trip and post-trip extensions.

During the trip, Asia Adventures was able to adjust for several of the travelers in our group who had missed connections and thus required an airport transfer at another time, several in the middle of the night. During the riding, Asia Adventures was able to adjust the riding pace to the needs of our group, including allowing different speed groups. They arranged for a perfect amount of breaks at points of interest along the way and had great snacks at the ready. The tour guides were quite professional. They spoke and understood English quite well. They were passionate about their respective countries. They were funny and outgoing. They helped us meet local people wherever we stopped.
They found the perfect blend between visiting cultural sites, shopping at local markets, and meeting local people. Going through numerous villages on dirt roads, we were up close to daily life, coming across an ox-cart or even an elephant along the way.

The support vehicles were always available, but not hovering too much. The guides selected the food for our group meals and consistently selected tasty and adventurous choices. Due to our group size, we were able to try many different dishes at each meal.

The bike rentals were generally good. We had a few fit issues to work out. Asia Adventures made adjustments as best they could. Our own group mechanics also lent a hand at getting people suited to their bikes. I considered three different outfitters from the region when making this trip. I sincerely believe Asia Adventures was the right choice.

Final note: I believe that Saigon to Siem Reap was the better part of the trip. The cycling in Vietnam and Cambodia were much more compelling as a way to see the countryside than our cycling experience in Thailand.

Visited February 2013
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Phnom Penh, Phnum Penh, Cambodia
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“4 days/3 nights - Mountain Biking and Trekking in Chi Phat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

Our trip to Chi Phat was an absolutely amazing experience thanks to the team at Asian Adventures. An individualised itinerary was put together to accommodate our requests/short-time frame and included a 50 km mountain bike ride into the depth of the jungle and a 30 km trek through banana plantations ; we visited the jars burial site and swam amongst the waterfalls. The mountain biking was tough but added to the experience of the jungle adventure!

We travelled to Chi Phat by bus and boat and returned my bus and moto; this allowed us to see and experience different things. We stayed in a local guesthouse and all meals were provided by the community cooking group; the food was delicious and in abundance! Our local guide spoke excellent English and interacted well with us.

All questions were answered in a friendly, helpful and timely manner; bus tickets were personally delivered and the whole trip went off without the slightest hitch.

Visited January 2013
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Hope Island, Australia
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“3 Day/ 2 Night Cambodian Homestay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

There is no better way to experience the way of life in a foreign country than to live and breath like the locals do. In September of this year I was fortunate enough to do so via engaging "Asia Adventures" to prepare a customized itinerary for me to experience eco-based tourism first hand.
My first stop was an overnight at the Preah Rumkel Community "homestay" which is just off the city of Stung Treng, close to the Laos/Cambodia border.
Getting there included a 9 hour minibus transfer from Phnom Penh and a 20 min boat ride to the community across the mighty Mekong and whilst this may sound like a long day, "Asian Adventures" included some interesting stops and commentary along the way making the distance a breeze.
The "homestay" accommodation here was very clean but basic, offering mats in the communal sleeping area, a pillow, blanket and mosquito net. Bathroom facilities were very "local" including an open shower along the side of the house and a squatter toilet out the back of the property.
The local village people were wonderful, warm and very hospitable which is what this type of travel is all about.
The food was fantastic as were the Angkor beers after a day on the Cambodian roads.
From this community there are many options to explore including the "Sopheak Mitt Waterfall" and the "Anlung Cheuteal" dolphin area where you can view the rare Mekong fresh water "Irrawaddy River Dolphins" to name a few.
My second stop was the homestay on the island of "Koh Trong" which is just off the city of Kratie.
Getting there involved a one hour long tail boat ride down the Mekong via the "flooded forrest" to the city of Stung Treng, a two hour drive south to the city of Kratie and then a short 8 minute boat ride to the island.
The homestay facilities here were very similar to the ones the previous night except for the bathroom facilities which included a western toilet and shower inside of the home.
The homestay owners were a pleasure to meet, the food and hospitality again second to none.
The following morning we toured the island via "horse and cart" stopping at the "reforestation project" to plant my own "family tree" before a quick gallop down to view the "Vietnamese Floating Village" before catching the ferry back to Kratie.
From there it was a 4 hour minivan ride back to Phnom Penh stopping at the "Spider Markets" along the way to devour some "deep fried Tarantula".
If I had my time over I would definitely stay a few nights in each location to truly soak up the atmosphere but I was time poor on this occasion.
No question everything I did could be done solo but to get the full appreciation of what you are experiencing and relieving you of transport logistics, participating in a guided/tailor made tour is highly recommended.
I could not recommend "Asia Adventures" highly enough, every staff member I had the pleasure of meeting were reliable and informative.

Visited September 2012
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“Cardamom Mountains Veal Ta Prak 4 day 3 night Trek - Cambodia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

Four day Veal Ta Prak trek booked remotely via interweb.

Good information and realistic warnings about lack of luxury and basic facilities provided prior to tour being booked. Payment via credit card easy and relaible.

Once in country we were met the day before by Asia Adventures rep who gave us travel details and documents.
Tour uses locally arranged transport including buses, river taxis, motos, tuk-tuks and feet. Accomodation and food is local.

Chi Phat village stay is in local guest house, basic by western standards but still excellent. Clean sheets, towels, room and intact mosquito net. Squat toilet and shower is a rain water but and a ladle.
Chi Phat has a community based eco tourism initiative being run and our tour, stay and food etc was contracted through them. V Good. Trekking, Mountain biking, Wildlife watching all available here.

Extra food and other provisions easily sourced from local market, local stores, village bar or the community run restaurant for food and drink.

Chi Phat is a back water village but friendly. Never felt hassled or treated as a cash cow such as in larger towns or other more popular parts of Asia.

Early starts on Jungle trek along with heavy rain, wet paths, leeches (thankfully very few mossies) and hammock based sleeping arrangements make for alternative but still comparitively tame trip.

Guide and local supplied cook excellent. Some language difficulties but we're foreigners in their country and they speak much better English than our Khmer! Makes for longer evening chats while swinging in the hammocks.
Hammocks, poncho, water, blanket and rucksack provided.

Drinking water would normally be boiled stream water. We took our own water filter which allowed us the opportunity to top up regularly rather than just at lunch or evening stops where a fire would have to be built.

Return to Phnom Penh made by local transport again and well arranged.

As with most of Asia if you just sit back and wait for everything to happen for you then you'll be waiting along time or end up in the wrong place! This trip was well organised but still required a bit of awareness of your surroundings/ activities and some personal involvement to make sure things were on track.

If you don't want to think on holiday, interact, hear, see, smell, taste and generally experience new things and cultures and see how other people live ........ book an all inclusive beach holiday .

If you want a little discomfort, fun and see some fantastic scenery, insects/ wildlife and great people......

....try a trek in cambodia.

Asia Adventures, thank you. Definitely recommed again.

Visited October 2012
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