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“A fantastic day out beyond the temples and into real Cambodian culture.”
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Bees Unlimited
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Discovering Cambodia away from the Temples and the Tourists--Culture and Cuisine (Food, Food, Food!), People, Daily Life, Nature--that's what we're about. And we do it by foot and by tuk tuk--nice and slow. Perfect for adults, and kids alike. Bees Unlimited--Your Temple Tour Alternative: A unique and unforgettable experience, guaranteed!
Reviewed October 5, 2013

My son and I had a great day with Dani, visiting local markets, villages with many photo opportunities on the way.
Dani took the time to meet us the day before to see what we might be interested in and we left it in his capable hands from there.
Having lived in Cambodia for twenty years, he is fluent in Kmer, has great insight into the culture of the people in town and the countryside just out of Siem Reap.
We started at the local market, which was a multi-sensory experience as Dani led the way, encouraging us to sample food and showed us many things we may have missed just walking through.
He then took us to the countryside to visit some places out of town meeting local people making incense, rice noodles, making charcoal and my son got to ride a water buffalo.
Dani gives you the opportunity to see Cambodian life that you wouldn't otherwise see passing through as a tourist. His tour is well off the beaten track, with not another Westerner in sight- a perfect antidote for templed-out.

Thank Padjb
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Dani J, Owner at Bees Unlimited, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2014

We pride ourselves in being able to provide a service that is unparalleled.
We're so much more than bees! Bees Unlimited, as aptly stated above, does indeed provide you an opportunity to see and experience Cambodian life in a way you wouldn't otherwise experience it. Don't miss it!

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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Through Dani, we got a glimpse of the culture and lifestyle that is authentic of Cambodia and closer to the heart. I loved that he thoughtfully plans the tour based on our interests. Visiting the wet market was an eye opener and I highly recommend it to everyone! I'm also very impressed with Dani's knowledge of not just the archaeological sites but also his vast knowledge of the biodiversity that is the areas around Angkor grounds. He took us on a memorable nature trek and welcomed us into his community with open arms.
If you're looking to explore Cambodia beyond the touristy must-dos, Dani is the one you should go to.

Thank Adeline T
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Dani J, Owner at Bees Unlimited, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2014

Bees Unlimited offers a select few tours, which include an Angkor Nature Tour; Bee Tours; several "Discover Cambodia" Tours (one of which--our Combo Tour--is far-and-away our most popular, taking in a market, lots of food, village life, and the Cambodian countryside); and a Floating Village Tour--plenty-enough to keep you occupied and entertained during your short visit to Siem Reap.

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Reviewed September 22, 2013

We had an eye-opening village/countryside tour with Dani, visiting a local wet market, then travelling through quiet villages on a tuktuk to see a side of Cambodia we'd never have seen if we'd stuck to the well-trodden tourist path. We saw incense sticks, fish traps and palm sugar sweets being made, along with nom banh chok noodles and charcoal. I highly recommend this tour if you have children - it was an eye-opened for my two girls aged 11 and 7 years. Thank you Dani

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Dani J, Owner at Bees Unlimited, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2014

The temples are great--but kids get 'templed out' pretty quickly; so, when coming to Cambodia (Siem Reap) with kids, you'd better have a plan B--as in Bees Unlimited. Highly rated on TripAdvisor's "Things to do in Siem Reap with Kids"--read the reviews!--Bees Unlimited (Your Temple Tour Alternative) offers a number of tours that take you out of the Temple Complex, away from the tourists, and exposes you to Cambodian life and living. You--and the kids--will love it! Pick a tour that fits your needs, and Bees Unlimited will do the rest. We look forward to hearing from you, and taking you and your family on a Cambodian adventure that you won't soon forget.

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Reviewed September 19, 2013

This was a truly unique tour and one that I was very happy to experience. I was able to see the beauty of Cambodian temples, but most importantly this tour showed the culture and lifestyle of the Cambodian people in Siem Reap. If you want a diverse tour that takes you to places you would not see in a normal tour, then this is the one for you. I saw a variety of things from the nature hike like bee hives and caterpillars to interesting Cambodian lifestyle such noodle making, frog and fish trap making, tobacco cutting, and even went past some of the famous temples and gate structures. This tour was a real value for money and not a normal boring temple tour.

Thank J K
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Dani J, Owner at Bees Unlimited, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2014

The temples are a treat! Some are even magnificent; but you know what? They tend to all look the same by the end of a day; so, if you've bought a three-day pass, anticipating taking them all in, and are 'templed out' after your first day, don't feel bad; it happens to most every temple visitor. What do they do? Many--if not most--go on TripAdvisor, of course, and look for 'Things to do in Siem Reap'. And that's often when they find Bees Unlimited (Your Temple Tour Alternative). We're up near the top, easy to find. Read the reviews, e-mail or phone us, and we'll take it from there! Look forward to hearing from you! NOTE: Due to the ever-growing popularity of our tours, don't be surprised if a last-minute booking doesn't come through for you. Our advice: BOOK EARLY!

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Dani's tour is the real deal. If you want to see what is beyond the temples and the tourist crowds, then Dani Jump is your man. We booked this tour after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. Dani was very prompt at returning emails and was from the outset willing to personalise the tour to make it our experience. From the beginning, you can tell Dani is incredibly enthusiastic about showing people around this beautiful part of the world. Dani was keen to catch up with us the night before the tour, just to touch bases with us and to get a feel for what we might like to see. We were picked up on time at our hotel and whisked away by tuk tuk to the local food markets. Dani, being a regular and fluent in Khmer, was able to ask for samples of all of the amazing foods on offer, lots of sweet foods, fruits, vegetables, bamboo shoots and wonderfully sweet sugar palm juice which came in a little plastic bag with ice and a straw sticking out the end. We stocked up on some foods for the trip and off we headed into the countryside. We visited so many people, a family making palm sugar, some women grinding rice to make noodles, a wonderful elderly woman making inscense, a little girl weaving palm leaves and so much more. At each stop, we met incredibly gracious people with big welcoming hearts and smiles to match. These were not necessarily all planned out activites. Dani and his driver have this ability to see something on the side of the road, stop and just walk up to peoples homes to see what they are doing. We even pulled up on the side of the road so our two boys could have a go at planting rice in a field, where they were once again welcomed with open arms.
On the way back, we stopped at a restaurant near the terrace of the elephants in Angkor Thom complex where we had a delicious lunch and a chat and a laugh about our adventures for the day. My children 11 and 10 really enjoyed the tour. The only place that I ushered them out of quickly was the dog restaurant. That was quite confronting, but this is part of life in Cambodia. If you do this tour with kids, I'd ask Dani not to stop there. All in all, Dani gave us the unique opportunity to see a part Cambodia that I would never have seen otherwise. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Thank Lisa W
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Dani J, Owner at Bees Unlimited, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2014

If you want to eat Cambodian food and meet, see, and interact with Cambodian people, then Bees Unlimited is the place to be! We cater to your wants and needs, showing you what you want to see, and not showing you what you don't. Our tours are YOUR tours, after all--and very kid-friendly, to boot! The countless reviews tell it all. Join us--and enjoy!

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