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“Money well spent!”

Private Siem Reap Tour Guide
Ranked #10 of 858 Tours in Siem Reap
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Private Siem Reap Tour Guide is an experienced local tour guide teams specialized in offering a private Angkor customized tours with professional tour guide and driver services (Van/SUV/4WD/Car/Jeep/Bike) for Siem Reap Angkor Wat region tours, countryside tours, remote sites ( Phnom Kulen, Khbal Spean, Bantey Srei, Beng Mealea, Koh Ker, Sambor Prey Kuk, Bantey Chhmar, Preah Khan Kompong Svay, Preah Vihear ), floating/fishing village on the Great Tonle Sap Lake ( Kompong Khleang & Kompong Phluk ), Battambang tours, Mekong Dolphin tours, Phnom Penh tours, Beaches & Island tours and around Cambodia.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage
Reviewed February 3, 2013

We spent three days with Sam early January. We decided to go with the flow and let Sam organize our itinerary. We gave him general guidelines and our activity level and interests and left the rest up to him. During the course of our three days Sam was very flexible. We had so many questions.......Sam didn't just tell us the answers, he would take us to experience the answers. I had done a lot of research on history, culture and the temple complex before our trip, however, I was amazed at the size and beauty of this area. The Cambodian people and their willingness to share their way of life was something that Sam helped us experience and we will be forever grateful to him for this gift. We are already planning our return.

As stated in other reviews Sam has a great vehicle and provides water and cool towels. He doesn't overload you with dates and names.....he lets you experience the areas at your own pace. He knows how to avoid the crowds and the best places for photo ops. Sam would pull over on the side of the road so my husband could harvest rice with a group of local people, climb a palm tree to learn about making palm sugar, or stop to eat BBQ snake at a roadside stall. Great memories!
All of this for just over two hundred dollars for three days. Best money we ever spent. Thanks Sam and see you next year.

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Harry9990, Manager at Private Siem Reap Tour Guide, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2013

Dear Guests!
Thank you so much for using our tour guide services while you are in Siem Reap Cambodia my country who remain colorful custom and civilization. We are feel very grateful to your patronage and taking your time to post us a wonderful review on this useful traveler's website.
We are delighted to hear about your wonderful time in our country and with our services.
We wish you and your family doing great and hope to meet you up here again.

Warm regards.

Harry

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Reviewed February 3, 2013

We hired Sam for three days at the end of January and are so glad we did.

A few weeks prior to our trip, I emailed him about our dates and some ideas of things we wanted to see and do. He worked with us on an itinerary that covered it all, and at a pace that worked for us.

Sam is incredibly knowledgeable and generous in providing information. I don't think there were any questions I asked that he couldn't answer (and I asked a LOT of questions). We felt like he was our connection to the people and places we were visiting. There is no way we would have gotten a sense of life and culture in Cambodia without him.

Sam's English is very good, which was a big plus. He also knows the best times and approaches to the temples to avoid crowds (to the extent possible) and to keep you in the shade when shade is available.

We would highly recommend Sam for trips in and around Siem Reap. He has also done trips with people going further afield in Cambodia, so if you are considering a longer trip, he's also a good person to contact.

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SRGServices, Owner at Private Siem Reap Tour Guide, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2014

Dear Valued Client,

Thank you so much for taking your time to post another wonderful review to prove and witness our tour guide and transport services and thanks for using us while you are in Siem Reap Cambodia the kingdom of wonders who remain colorful custom, grandeur culture, art and civilization.

We are happy and feel very grateful to hear from you and your kindly patronage to our business.

We are delighted to hear about your wonderful time in our country and with our services.
We wish you and your family doing great and hope to meet you up here again.

Warm regards,

Siem Reap Guides

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Reviewed February 1, 2013

We have travelled the world and Sam is by far the most knowledgeable and interesting guide we have ever hired.
We had 5 days with Sam in January 2013 and not only did he arrange trips to all the major sites and some rarely visited ones, but his commentary on life in Cambodia as we passed through different villages and areas added so much to our trip.
His English is unbelievably good and his range of vocabulary was quite impressive. His fees are so reasonable too.
Thank you for making Cambodia a highlight of our vacation!

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SRGServices, Owner at Private Siem Reap Tour Guide, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2014

Dear Valued Client,

Thank you so much for taking your time to post another wonderful review to prove and witness our tour guide and transport services and thanks for using us while you are in Siem Reap Cambodia the kingdom of wonders who remain colorful custom, grandeur culture, art and civilization.

We are happy and feel very grateful to hear from you and your kindly patronage to our business.

We are delighted to hear about your wonderful time in our country and with our services.
We wish you and your family doing great and hope to meet you up here again.

Warm regards,

Siem Reap Guides

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Reviewed January 25, 2013

We had planned our 3 day trip to Cambodia for 1 year, and Mr. Sam had been recommended by our son who had used Sam during his trip. We were somewhat disappointed when Sam informed us only days before we arrived that he would not be our guide as he had a wedding to attend (?). Sam's replacement, Mr. Chet was a knowledgeable, flexible and amicable young man who made sure the 4 of us were seeing what we wanted to see. I cannot imagine visiting the temples without someone like Chet providing the history and amazing stories. Thank you Chet!
If I can make some recommendations it would be: 1) The van could use an upgrade. The back seats were incredibly uncomfortable for our longer trips. 2) the PRE-determined restaurants for lunch were "touristy" expensive and not very good. By day 3 we asked to stop for fresh fruit at a market and enjoyed having that for lunch. 3) It might be a good idea to change the brand of bottled water they give out. 2 of us could not drink it as it had a weird taste (!?!?)
Chet was definitely the highlight of our 3 days....AhKuhn :-)

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SRGServices, Owner at Private Siem Reap Tour Guide, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2013

Dear Guests!
Thank you very much for taking your valued time to post the detailed review you left with us. We are delighted that you have spent your holidays on our country and used our guide and transport services.

I assure you that the details you have mentioned for improvements are closely looked into and we will be improved to follow all your recommendation to make sure your next stay will be even more memorable.

Warm Regards,

SRGServices
Private Siem Reap Tour Guide Service Owner

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Just got back from a three day trip to Cambodia. Booked a two days tour with Sam and it was a blast. He was able to explain all the information about every corner of every temples and all.
I emailed him before I boarded my flight to Cambodia and the next thing is that he is already at the airport to pick us up.

Thank you again Sam! See you soon!

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Harry9990, Manager at Private Siem Reap Tour Guide, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2013

Dear Client!
Thank you very much for taking your time to write and post the detailed review you left with us. We are delighted that you have spent your holidays on our country with our hospitalized services and that you enjoyed your stay with us.

I assure you that the details you have mentioned for improvements are closely looked into and will be improved to make sure your next visit or next client experience will be even more memorable.

Warm Regards,

Harry

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