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Cambodia Cycling Guest Book (Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos)

Cambodia Cycling aims to provide once in a life time adventure tours with real life experience. You will enjoy local food, experience Cambodia at its most authentic with combination of our culture and history. Below are some of the comments we have received from our guests. In order to improve our services, we appreciate all the feedbacks.

Names: Ms. Melissa Brown, Australia
Date:
03 to 10 July, 2012 (Angkor to Sihanouk Ville)

July 2012 I had the experience of a lifetime thanks to Cambodia Cycling. I undertook the 8days/7nights cycling tour from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville including two days exploring the sites around Siem Reap including Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, Bayon and Banteay Srei. 

Whilst doing reseach for my trip I found Cambodia Cycling online and was initially a little hesitant about going with a company I knew nothing about, but on contacting Cambodia Cycling I found Mr Hun Socheat to be thorough, cordial and extremely efficient in replying to emails, so I took the gamble and wow did it pay off. Mr Hun Socheat was able to guarantee my tour and also willing to make alterations to suit my needs. In the end I was the only person on my tour due to a couple cancelling at the last minute and although I must admit leaving Australia a little hesitant at the thought, from the moment I met the staff from Cambodia Cycling I knew I was in good hands. 

My cycle guide Pheap was an absolute pleasure the entire time, encouraging me when I needed it, making me laugh when I was getting tired and cranky and even pushing me up some of the hills when I didnt think my legs could go any further, how he managed to do that and peddle his own bike I will never know!! His knowledge and passion for his country was outstanding and I learnt so much from him during the trip. 

My driver Mr Theap (or Mr Dee) was another absolutely amazing addition to my trip. Every day he had fruit and water ready for me when we stopped. I would go to fill up my camelback just to find that he had already done it without my noticing. He always made sure to have dragonfruit ready for me once he knew it was my favourite. And he also gave me lots of information about Cambodia and the places we were travelling through. His jovial nature and smiling grin always brought a smile to my face.

Mr Sun was my temple guide for the first two days of the tour around the Angkor Complex and again was knowledgable and cordial the entire time. To visit a place such as Angkor Wat is such an amazing experience and Mr Sun made it even more so with his knowledge and good spirit. 

Overall my trip was an amazing experience, the people that I had looking after me made me feel so safe and comfortable, especially as I was a young single woman on the tour alone, the accommodation was excellent, the food sublime, the bike was in a great condition and the sights that I saw will stay with me for a lifetime.

I would recommend Cambodia Cycling to anyone who is looking for a tour with a difference, I am not overly fit, so don't think that you need to be an athlete to complete this tour. I will definitely be back to do another trip with Cambodia Cycling in the future!!

Melissa Brown, Melbourne, Australia



Names: Shaun Fergus (South Africa)
Date: 19-28 June, 2012
(Angkor to Saigon)

My wife and I did the Angkor to Saigon route which was 10 days and 9 nights. The tour was incredible and very well organised. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Cambodia Cycling to anyone. Our Cambodian team in particular of Bouen and our driver Dee were fantastic. Bouen's passion for his country and cycling were evident in the friendly, knowlegeable and professional manner in which he lead the tour. He is easily the best guide we've had for any adventure tour anywhere. It was particularly great to be able to explore the back roads and paths which we would never have been able to do ourselves. We'll definitely be back to see more of South East Asia on a bike.

Shaun Fergus,
Cape Town, South Africa



Names: Stephany Sullivan (Australia)
Date: 10 to 17 June, 2012 (Bangkok to Angkor)


My friend and I wanted a trip that involved more than just sitting on a tourist bus. Being fit and healthy, we decided on a cycling trip through Thailand and Cambodia. Being two middle-aged ladies was no barrier to us, but we did want something of an adventure by day, and be able to relax in comfort by night. Cambodia Cycling gave us everything we had hoped for. We originally chose this company for three reasons. 1. The ‘Bangkok to Angkor’ 8 day tour was exactly what we wanted. 2. We wanted to use a local company rather than a multi national. 3. It was the best price by far.

We were met in Bangkok by our guides and transferred to Pattaya where our cycling adventure began. During the week we cycled through many towns and villages, soaking up the atmosphere and stopping occasionally to admire local attractions, and of course, for meal breaks. Actually, this trip could be renamed, “Cycling Tour & Awesome Culinary Experience Adventure’. Every mealtime a delicious banquet of Thai & Khmer food was served up for us. Our accommodation at night was top notch. In most places we were able to indulge in a swim or a much needed massage or sauna after a good days cycling.

Our cycling guides Pheap & Bein were amazing. Easy going, polite, and patient. Our van drivers, Sulin and Tree, treated us like royalty, always topping up our water bottles, feeding us snacks and handing us refresher towels. The boys along with Mr Hun even organized a surprise birthday cake & dinner for me. Thanks boys!

The temples of Angkor, the Floating Village, the lush countryside, the happy waves and cheers from the local children as we rode along. Unforgettable.

Names: CUFA Leadership Challenge (Australia)
Date: 06-12 June, 2012
(10pax)

This company has helpful, informative staff. They were supportive and gave exceptional serice.
Thanks to Mr Hun and Nak for keeping us so safe and also Mr tree and Mr Dee for keeping us hydrated and fed.
Recommend this company without hesitation.



Names: Kimberly Gonzales (USA)
Date: 29 May, 2012 (Angkor Full Day Cycling)

The bike tour was absolutely the best way to see Angkor Wat! We were promptly picked up at our hotel for our full day tour of Angkor Wat. The bikes provided are higher end Trek Mountain bikes, which were great for some of the rougher portions of the road in the Angkor Wat complex--most roads were fairly smooth. Our guide was incredibly knowledgable about the history of Angkor Wat which greatly enhanced the tour. After touring for the morning we stopped for lunch (provided in the cost of the tour) and it was fantastic. After completing the afternoon portion of the tour our guide took us thru some rural Cambodian villages. It was amazing to see, and was something we would not have been able to see had we been in a taxi, or on a tour bus with a large group. I would definitely do this tour again and plan to do a longer bike tour of Cambodia the next time I return.



Names: Mr. Woo Sor Chye (Singapore)
Date: 29 April - 01 May, 2012 (Angkor Cycling & Trekking) 
The email correspondence with Mr Hun was quick and efficient . We choose the 4 days and 3 nights cycling and trekking package 

Pros : We enjoyed the ride on the Angkor’s perimeter wall , which encircle by the moat . We had practtcally the whole secluded track to ourselves . We were initially advised to skip this route as we were behind schedule . Try not to skip this route where possible .

Our group felt very safe and relax as the last cyclist are always shadowed by the tailing van . During the tea break , the driver provided us with freshly cut mangoes and water melon beside the cold drinks and cakes .

Cons : We had a terrible buffet dinner c/w cultural dance on the 2nd day - the place is overcrowded and we encountered very long queue for the foods .The traditional show is also consider quite commercialise .Skip it if you can . I guess this is a standard package allocated to all the tour agency .The dinner on other nights was very good .


Overall , beside the hot weather during this period , we truly enjoyed our cycling trip with Cambodia Cycling . Cambodian are beautiful and humble people , especially along the rural areas , where we were continuously greeted with enthusiastic “hello “ from all the children .

Ending note : On one of the cycling trip , we saw Mr Hun navigating a dirt bike group . Seem interesting , will try next time if I in Cambodia. 



Names: Mr. Bruno Senouci & Party (4pax) France and Vietnam
Date: 29 April to 01 May, 2012 (Angkor Dirt Bike Tour)


Socheat organized for us a private 3 days dirt bike tour from Siem Reap and around the temples of Bang Melea, Preah Khanh and Koh Ker in April-Mai 2012. From the initial booking discussions to our last day in Siem Reap when Socheat came to our hotel at 6am to deliver the videos he had taken during our trip, the people from this company have been a real pleasure to deal with.

cambodia_motorbikeOur group of 4 was quite heterogeneous in terms of dirt bike handeling skills with two complete beginners and two other more skilled participants. Before the trip, one of our fellow participant, a small sized Vietnamese women, was nervous and didn't think that she could make it as the others could. She drives in HCMC, but it is very different from the dirt bike challenges that we were expecting. Despite that fact, they adapted quite fast and our two beginners were on confident on the road in no time. They made the tour possible for everyone, not only by adapting the tour on a daily basis, but also using by using their knowledge on how to properly manage the capabilities of their tour guests.

We have been handled by 3 experienced guides and mechanics focusing on our security with Socheat capturing all of these great moments on camera. We had nothing else to do or worry about but enjoying the trip and get the most out of this off-road and authentic experience of this marvellous country. The cambodian people we met were beautiful. We fully enjoyed the beauty of landscape, people, culture, and cuisine. They also knew when to push us out of our comfort zones, our limit and when it was time to rest. After the first day, we all felt confident, not in pushing ourselves to catch up and thrive to finish the tour, but rather pushing ourselves to get the most satisfaction and for especially for our beginners, the enjoyment of "I-can-do-even-I-thought-that-I-cant".

For us it has not only been a tour, but also a truly self-discovering process when you can learn, play, and experience Cambodia and their great people. The whole trip was wonderful - the experience of a lifetime. Hun Socheat and his team offered us a trip with good accommodation, good food and many wonderful experiences on the off the beaten tracks.

Go for it ! 

Names: Katie Affleck (U.K)
Date: 14 to 28 May, 2012
(Bangkok to Saigon)

I did the Bangkok to Saigon cycling trip in May and it was excellent. Initially during my research on tours, I was slightly concerned that Cambodia Cycling seemed to be cheaper than other similar cycling tours, however, I was pleased to discover that it offered great value for money.

Guides and Drivers – We had fabulous guides and drivers on our trip who were real personalities. The guides made sure to take us away from the main roads as often as possible, so we were able to enjoy the countryside and therefore the ‘real’ Cambodia / Vietnam. Our Vietnam guide, Sene, had even done a trial run of our route the week before, making sure it was taking in the best of the scenery. The drivers were always helpful and smiling and on hand with snacks a-plenty during the day!

Accommodation & Food – The accommodation was definitely better than expected and even in the very popular Siem Riep, we had a fantastic hotel with a lovely pool to relax in after the day’s cycling. The budget allocated for food seemed to be just right and we never went away feeling hungry. It was also a great opportunity to try different dishes chosen by the guide.

Bikes – We had mountain bikes for the whole tour and these were perfectly fine.

I would certainly recommend Cambodia Cycling to friends and family.



Names: Regina Clark & Party (4pax) Australia
Dates: 10 to 26 March, 2012 (Saigon to Hanoi)

Dear Mr Hun,

thank you very much for the wonderful cycling experience provided by your company for Iain, John, Jenny & myself. Guides and drivers in both the north & south have been friendly & helpful beyond expectation. They accommodated our every need even helping us change rooms to get one large bed instead of 2 small ones.

When we expained our interest in trying local foods they went out of their way to find interesting regional food choices. We feel that it has been as much a gourmet food adventure as a cycling holiday.

I will be very keen to travel with your company again in the future and will recommend you to other cyclists that we know.

The trip has been good value for money, accommodation adequate to very good .

Plase pass on our congratulations to your teams in Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi for the wonderful job they have done.

Best Regards

Regina Clark & Iain Stewart



Names: Joke & Johan Vermeiren (Belgium) Tandem Bike Tour
Date: 01 to 19 March, 2012 (Cambodia Adventure) with 7 extra relaxing days

Dear Socheat,cambodia_tandem_bike_tour
Dear Bouan,

We did very much enjoy the bicycle tour with Cambodia Cycling.
We want to thank you both and Three very much for the service.
Bouan and Three did a very good job.

And we want to thank Cambodia Cycling specifically for the arangements for the tandem.
The providing of the tandem made it possible to us for exploring Cambodia by bike; without the tandem it was impossible.

The extra relaxing days were great and very useful for Joke to recuperate.
The professional guidance of Bouan and practical support of Three added a extra dimension.

Is it ok for you that we mention to others that Cambodia Cycling can provide a tandem as a part of the overall good service ?

I add some pictures you can freely use.

Kindly regards

Johan & Joke



Names: Andrew Cross & Carl Machen (Australia)
Date: 11 February - 2 March, 2012 (Luang Prabang to Angkor)

Hi Mr Hun,

We had a fantastic trip. This was my third cycling trip through S/E Asia and by far the most challenging riding.
The cycling was tough but manageable and it was very satisfying at the end of the day to put your feet up, have a cold beer and look back over the day.

We learnt that northern Laos has mountains, that both countries are very different but both great , that all the friendly people along the way add to the fantastic trip, that "a little bit up" can be quite an understatement and finally that your guides love their jobs and love cycling.

The highlights must have been staying at the Kingfisher Eco Lodge and watching the elephants from your own bungalow balcony, and
The sense of achievement at the end of every great days riding.

The Guides were fantastic.

Northern Laos – Son is a real gem. She was fun to be with, quick to pick up on the Aussie sense of humor and she's not bad on a bike. I'm not sure who got more stares from the villagers, the westerners riding bikes or the girl riding along looking after them. She looked after us well, organized a doctor when needed and always made sure we were safe and had plenty of food and drink. Tanja our driver was also very good.

Sothern Laos - Teala was also excellent. He had a wealth of information and always watching out for us. He always had a smile on his face and was fun to be with. He was always checking over the bikes to make sure everything was OK. Another good driver Mr Kon, always ready with food and water

And in Cambodia it was great for me to meet up with Sam again. He is a wonderful person, and again looked after us wonderfully well. His genuine honesty meant we learnt so much from him about everyday life in Cambodia.
We all got on really well and he was very flexible to ensure we were all looked after. He would always explain what lay ahead and show us things along the way. Our driver in Cambodia Mr D was fantastic; He had a wonderful sense of humor and was always laughing. He had great knowledge of the trip, was always ready with food and water and when he was driving we always felt safe.

We had so much fun.

I think the balance of the itinerary from the beautiful mountains in northern Laos to the flatter south along the Mekong and 4 thousand Islands, Cambodia's less travelled Mondulkiri Provence and finishing in Seam Reap is challenging but great.
Accommodation, bikes and food all wonderful.

Thanks again to you and all your guides and drivers, this was my second trip with your company and will always recommend your wonderful trips.

Andrew Cross
Melbourne, Australia.



Names: Mr Claus Munk and Mrs Wiki Ulrich (Germany)
Date: 27 January - 03 February, 2012 (Southern Adventure)

Dear Mr Hun Socheat

We wish to thank you and your team for a great Southern Adventure tour.
The sightseeing tour in Phnom Penh (by van) took us to the scary S21, the killing fields, national museum and silver pagoda. Gave us a very good impression of the city.

The Hotel in Phnom Penh was basic and clean. Our view was a brick wall. But very nice restaurant on the roof.
Getting south was easy and smooth. We had a break every 20 km and our driver Mr Tree was the perfect assistent. Always cold water, fruit and snacks ready for us.

We did not cycle quite as many km as promised because of traffic, but next time our guide Mr Phreap must give us the missing km (hi hi).

The hotels in Takeo and Kampot was also basic and clean and the hotels in Kep and Sihanoukville was very,very nice. Mr Phreap had booked the best room for us in Sihanoukville. And what a view !!!
We had great food on the tour. Khmer-food - fresh and not so spicy.

We really had a great tour and a special thanks to Mr Phreap (Pep) and Mr Tree.
We will be back.

Best wishes
Mr Claus Munk and Mrs Wiki Ulrich

Names: Kate & Katie Etchells (England)
Date: 22 - 29 January, 2012 (Angkor to Sihanouk Ville)

Hi Hun,
We had a wonderful time in Cambodia with your company. The guide was excellent- a lot of fun, very knowledgeable and flexible to our needs. We didn't really enjoy the night in the mountain resort but overall we thought the routes were good. One of our friends, Emma Hayes has booked with you around Easter I think. I have told her about our trip so she is very much looking forward to her own!
Thank you to all your staff for such a lovely holiday.
Regards,
Katie and Kate



Names:
Taco Ottens & Family (6pax) (Hong Kong)
Date: 20-30 January, 2012 (Cambodia Discovery)


Dear Mr. Hun,

In general we really enjoyed the trip and the right balance between biking, walking and visiting interesting spots. Mr. Boeun was a very good guide with a lot of knowledge on Cambodian history. He could share this not only with us but also with the children. Impressive (personal) stories at S21 and the killing fields.

Hotels were good esp. the last one was a great place to stay. Bikes were right size and each day well prepared by the driver. The selected biking routes were also good esp. on unpaved roads.
We enjoyed the food at all places also in the bus there was always enough food and drinks.

One recommendation would be to equip the bus with seat belts.

Give our regards to Boeun and the driver,

Taco Ottens and family



Names: Mark and Allison Wilkins (New Zealand)
Date: 02-22 January, 2012 (Luang Prabang to Angkor)

Hi

We are very happy to provide feedback. We had the most amazing trip. The cycling was much harder than we expected but very satisfying as we managed all those hills and we are much stronger and fitter now. we believe from our guides that the tourists won't usually do those hills so we felt quite pleased with ourselves and never gave up and even did extra kilometres.

Our first guide in Laos - Sang Vien was generally very good. He had alot of information that he shared with us and he was fun to be with. However, he did seem tired alot of the time and would have liked us sometimes to give in on the hills and take the van. However, he did not pressure us to go in the van and let us do the cycling we wanted to and what was on the itineray. He looked after us well and always made sure we were safe and very well fed. Our driver was also very good.

Our next guide - the young lady - I don't know how to spell here name was more than excellent. We just loved her. She loved the biking as much as we did. Again she had a wealth of information and always watching out for us and helping us if we needed help when buying items. She also was fun to be with and taught us so much. Another very good driver.

And finally in Cambodia we were excited to meet up with Sam again. He must be the best guide there is. We loved our time with him. He is a real character, full of fun but also full of information and never afraid to take us and show us things along the way. We often stopped as there would be something else Sam would want to explain to us that he saw. We learnt so much from him about everyday life in Cambodia. we certainly got in alot of cycling with Sam and he seemed pleased that finally someone wanted to cycle the difficult areas - even in the rain. We had so much fun.

The people are just wonderful in both countries - very friendly and welcoming. The food is fantastic. Both countries are very beautiful in different ways. We loved the experience of staying in the mountain village with quite sparse facilities and shared toilet and shower with cold water but all part of the trip - but they had the best food there.

Our driver in cambodia was the best you could have. He had a wonderful sense of humour and had us laughing alot. He was also very encouraging with the cycling the hard parts, as was Sam. The driver was also a wealth of knowledge and taught us so much. He looked after us exceptionally well - always on the ready with food and water. The driver seemed to know what we wanted before we did. We were very lucky to have him.

We could not have asked for a better trip or itineray. Everything was perfect.

Thank you so much for running such a great company, organising such wonderful trips. You are very much appreciated as are your guides and drivers. It was great how everything was organised for us and all we really had to do was cycle and enjoy - which we did.

Many thanks again and we hope one day we can do another trip with your company. We spoke to others on cycle trips with different companies and they do not cycle nearly as much as what we did and did not see and do nearly as much. we love the cycling part and like to do as many km as we can.

Thank you again

Regards
Allison and Mark



Name: Julie Westland (America)
Date: 17-24 January, 2012 (Southern Adventure)


HI Mr. Hun --

I just wanted to let you know I enjoyed my time in Cambodia, as well as the cycling trip. I really enjoyed Paeb (don't know how to spell his name) our cycling guide, and our driver (we called him Mr. T). Cambodia has some beautiful scenery, I loved the temples, had fun on the beaches, and have never seen so many friendly, smiling people as the Cambodians. Paeb spoke English well and was really friendly and accommodating.

I'll write more later, but I didn't want too much time to pass before I sent my thanks.

Julie Westland
Colorado< USA



Names: Ollie and Glenda Galante (Australia)
Date: 01-12 January, 2012
(Cambodia Adventure)

Dear Hun

We loved cycling around Cambodia and have already mentioned your company to many bike riders over here in Australia. The driver and all of our guides were wonderful, friendly and very helpful. We will remember them fondly.

We were impressed with the quality of all the accommodation, especially the Somedevi Hotel and Champey Inn in Kep and the food was plentiful, varied and delicious.

The route we took from Siem Reap round to the coast and then to Phnom Phen was really good with the lovely boat ride in the middle. At times we found all the gravel roads hard work.

Could we just suggest that it's a good idea to stop every 10 or 12 kms to re-hydrate with water only because it was a little hard to drink as you ride with the screw top water bottles. (That's probably something to do with our age!)
There was certainly plenty of water on hand.

Overall, the trip was interesting and challenging (in a good way) and Ollie and I both thought it was very well-organised and excellent value! We really enjoyed your country and would love to return another time.

Thanks for everything

Best wishes
Glenda and Ollie




Names: Mary McCormick (Canada)
Date: 20-30 December, 2012 (Classic Tour Vietnam & Cambodia Explorer)

Happy New Year to you as well!

We had the best time on our trip.  Your company did a fantastic job with all the arrangements.  The restaurants were fabulous and in out of the way places that we would have never found if traveling on our own.  Overall, the experience was phenomenal.  Our guides in each location were also amazing, especially Tung Pham in the Mekong Delta region.  He was very personable and enjoyable.  His English (as was true of all the guides) was impeccable.  All of the guides and drivers were very friendly, they were all flexible and accomodating.  All of the guides were very knowledgeable and really brought the history of both countries to life:

Mei  in Ho Chi Minh City

Tung Pham in Mekong Delta

Loch Kea in Sieme Reap

Sophia in Phnom Penh

I will certainly return to Southeast Asia again and will absolutely contact you for our arrangements. I have already highly recommended your company to others interested in traveling to Cambodia and Vietnam.  We could not have made a better choice in a travel company. Thank you for everything.

Mary 



Name: Rupali Shah
Date: 19-29 December, 2011 (Angkor to Pakse)

Dear Mr Hun

I just wanted to let you know that I had the best cycling trip with Baen and Chirag from Siem Reap to Pakse in Dec 2011.

The cambodian people we met were beautiful. Always smiling and positive. Laos too was very beautiful. Son and Pon was excellent and made us stop and taste the Laotian sweet potatoes which were sweeter than honey.

Your company is excellent and I have already recommended the trip to my friends. My friend Dawna from Canada is keen to do the same trip in Oct this year and will be in touch with you.

Thanks to you and your team for all the hard work and effort you put into the organizing and executing the itinerary. Really appreciate it!

Best regards
Rupali



Names: Peter & Kim Cook (Australia)
Date: 13-29 December, 2011 (Indochina Adventures Tour)

Dear Mr Hun,

You may recall that my wife and I completed the cycle tour from Ho Chi Minh City to Paxse in December.

We wished to endorse the quality of the trip and especially give feedback on the delightful guides that your company provided.

All the three guides and three drivers (Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos) were excellent but we especially wished to mention Boeun and the Cambodian driver Choreck (unsure of the spelling) who we spent most time with.

They were both particularly attentive, helpful and friendly and we enjoyed their company immensely. Whenever we stopped, we were immediately supplied with refreshing cold drinks and water, food, fruit and nibbles. They did everything to make the journey enjoyable and it was reassuring to have their support at all times. They both spoke very good English, had a great sense of humour and were full of information about the regions through which we were travelling and the historical areas we visited. Their professionalism contributed to the trip being very successful and something we enjoyed greatly. 

We highly recommend them and would like you to pass on our thanks once again to both of them.

Kind Regards,

Peter & Kim Cook



Names: Giulio Pitton (Italy)
Date: 06-13 December, 2011 (Bangkok to Angkor)

Good afternoon Hun,
I'm back to Thailand right now, after the tour finished.

Let me thank you personally for the incredible adventure I had in
Cambodia. It's probably one of the best trips I have ever done, under
all aspects. Organization was perfect, Pheap was a wonderful guide and
very kind person. All drivers were very gentle and helpful. And all
hotels were very high level!

And I can tell you that I discovered a wonderful country named Cambodia,
with wonderful places and wonderful people to.

I am trying to advertise Cambodia with all its magnificent features to
all of my friends and I already started to send them the link of your
agency.
I hope I will have the chance to join your tours again in the future,
for the moment just 2 words: THANK YOU!

Ciao

Giulio



Name: Mr. Murray Coates (Canada)
Date: 26 to 30 November, 2011
(Southern Adventure)

I went on a four day cycling tour with mr Hun and his staff from Cambodia Cycling and it was the best tour ever for me. I have cycled in the USA, Canada, Iceland,Denmark and Slovakia and this was the most interesting. I plan to come back in 2012 and do Vietnam.


Name: Nicola Bristow (Australia)
Date: 15 to 30 November, 2011 (Cambodia Explorer)


I just completed the 'Cambodian Explorer' cycling trip run by Cambodia Cycling. 
Cycling is a great way to see a country like Cambodia - good weather, not many hills, friendly locals. This trip was well organised, the accommodation was good and the food excellent. Everything is included in the cost, so you just need pocket change for beer and souvenirs. 16 days was a great amount of time to hit all of the highlights of Cambodia - from the border of Thailand to Battambang, to Siem Reap, to Phnom Pehn, to Takeo, Kep, Kampot, and on to Sihanoukville. We did and saw everything, from eating tarantulas to seeing the temples at sunrise, from a bamboo train to a floating village, from swimming under a waterfall to cycling over rickety bridges and through small villages. It was fabulous!

Pheap our guide was great, and always there for us to ask questions. Mr D (our driver) was always not far behind in the van, with cold drinks, food and support.

I would recommend this trip for anyone who loves riding bikes, trying new things, and getting up close with locals.
Make sure you bring a pair of bike shorts, cos it's not fun riding 70km in the heat along a dusty road without 'em!


Name: Mr. Mike Firth & Party (U.K) 12pax
Date: 14 to 18 November, 2011 (Cycling Mekong Delta Vietnam)

FROM : Mike Firth 

Vietnam Cycling Tour Mekong Delta
I booked a cycling tour of the Mekong Delta with Hun and his team . It was a wonderful experience for our party of 12 'senior citizens'.

Advance communication was excellent at all times and Hun took care of hotel and other arrangements for us outside of the 5 day cycling .

The actual cycling was well planned through very interesting areas which gave us a unique insight into rural life off the beaten track. Hun and Thach cycled with us covering the front and rear of our group with a support team and bus for the few who couldn' t quite manage a full day's riding.

Hotel accommodation along the route was very comfortable and all our needs were catered for . All we had to do was ride and enjoy.

Hun , thank you for all you did to give us a memorable trip.I would be very happy to talk to any potential customers who might need a personal report and please feel free to pass on my mobile .

Mike Firth  m             0044 (0)7710 018858      



Name: Mr. Mark Vidler 
Date: 20 November, 2011 (Full Day Dirt Bike Tour)

Dear Mr Hun

I had a fantastic day with Tin

One of my best ever, the bike was great, we even had a puncture but Tin had it all fixed in 10 minutes

We saw many temples, had great lunch and Tin took me many varied roads for a great experience

Thanks again, I will recommend you to my friends and I hope I will see again soon, maybe Siam Reap or Sinoukville next!

Best wishes



Names: Mr. Lazzaro Amanzio (Italy) x 2pax
Date: 05 to 12 November, 2012 (Bangkok to Angkor)


Dear Hun, 

we are back to Italy after the wonderful vacation between Thailand and Cambodia. The cycling tour was great. Pheap was excellent, he guided us very efficiently and safely taking care of us along the days. 

The guides and drivers on both Thailand and Cambodia were also very good and friendly. And good we had two brand new bicycles!The route and places visited and biked along the tour were amazing. We liked more Cambodia with less traffic, very friendly people and magnificent Angkor temples! 

You definitively live in a great and beautiful country and we hope one day to return over there for another cycling tour between Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. If it will happen, I will certainly return to you!

Thank you so much for your kind assistance and please pass our thanks again to Pheap and to the driver (Mister D!) for their great assistance and for the good time we had!

Wish you and all your team all the best….and to a next trip in Cambodia!Best regards.

Lazzaro Amanzio




Names: Juan Piposola & Party (Spain) x 6pax
Date: 13 to 23 September, 2011 (Cycling Pakse, Laos to Angkor)
Laos Cycling Tour

hello Hun. I am sorry for the delay,but i have been operated on the hip last october and now i am OK.

Speaking about the trip,Every thing vas perfect quides,hotels,and in general all the organization
we enjoy cycling very much and we hope we can do another holidays with you.

I sen you some pictures  in 3 or 4 e-mails

best regards


Names: Ashik Kabir (USA)

Date: 10 to 22 August, 2011 (Cambodia Dirt Bike Tour)

Cambodia

The riding experience of a lifetime!

cambodia dirt bike tourThis dirt bike tour in Cambodia is by far the most difficult endeavor I've ever pursued. The roads can be treacherous!  The difficulty can be extreme, but the beauty of the country side and villages far outweigh any of the potential dangers.  From the awe inspiring Ang Kor Wat site, to remote temples where you feel like Lara Craft or Indiana Jones running around long forgotten ruins;  between the chaotic streets of Phnom Penh and the small provinces where the local people are warm and welcoming; to the beautiful sunsets along the Mekong river resting beside bustling villages and thriving fishing towns;  or to the travesties visited and uncovered by the genocide committed by the Khmer Rouge; Dirt biking in Cambodia will expand your mind on what you thought was possible from a culture so rich in history, yet it’s people are humble enough to make the country accessible to their guests visiting from far and distant shores.

The basic setup and logistics required for a safe tour begins with your gear.  I purchased a pair of boots and a fitted jersey for decent prices in America and had them shipped to Cambodia Cycling using FedEx(shipping was around $70).  The rest of the gear including armor, goggles, and a helmet can be rented for less than $10/day in Cambodia.  It’s a necessary investment!  Secondly, to ensure a safe ride that visits a wide range of locations included the makeup of a tour group.  I decided to go with Cambodia Cycling from four other companies since Hun Socheat was the most responsive in his emails and had the most in depth itinerary for the longest tour possible of 13 days.  Also, his price was the best and in no way did I feel this dampened the riding experience.   Hun managed to place me in very comfortable hotels and introduced me to local experiences, such as interesting types of food,  that you wouldn’t get with any other tour guide.  The team count required for this trip is at least two, but for the first half of the trip, we continued on with me as the solo tourist along with Hun as the tour guide and Tin as our trusty mechanic.  The tour guide rides in front while the mechanic rides in the back, with me riding in the middle.  For the first few days, this riding position made me feel safe and gave me the confidence to blast ahead.  Hun takes care of the planning, but the arrangement seemed to be the best possible way to efficiently ride around the country.    

Timing is another factor and I couldn’t be happier that I did this tour near the end of monsoon season.  Though the rain and mud can be frustrating at times, the challenge of the road, the pools of mud, and hours of cloudy conditions, actually made for a far more interesting and challenging adventure.  Dry days meant dustier conditions and though getting stuck in six inches of mud can be infuriating, it’s a lot better than crashing into mud-turned-concrete during dry season.  We certainly had to take more ferries and side roads since some paths were flooded, but the sun and rain made the country side that much more majestic.

An interesting point is that the 250cc dirt bike is the road king out there.  You’ll experience jeers and cheers and looks that make you feel completely awesome.   Children will smile and shop keepers will go out of your way to make you feel at home.  There were a very few vehicles that could go as fast as us off-road.  We averaged 90kmh on dirt roads, 100kmh on paved roads, and a frighteningly fast 50kmh off road.  I tended to keep it in 2nd or 3rd gear unless we were in the open where I let the throttle rip.   I had very little dirt biking experience, but the tour guide will find roads for you that suit your ability.  Also, if the roads became too difficult, I just took it slow and got thorough sure enough.

Expect to fall, often.  I sunk my bike a few times and took a bit of a beating, but nothing I couldn’t walk away from and luckily, no major damage was done to the bike.  Hun and Tin were always there to pick me up from a hard fall and we took as many rests as needed.  Being the sole member of the tour group meant I could take a day or two off to explore a city, as I did in Battambang, Siam Riep, and Preah Vehear, while cutting other cities or routes short to maximize my time in the places I enjoyed.  Of course, expect to pay for day offs, but it’s well worth it when you’re doing a 2 week tour.  Plan accordingly, but also expect the unexpected.  An 11 hour riding day followed by shorter 4-5 hour riding days just means that you’ll have that much more time to explore a new location.  Walk around and say hello to local people and you’ll often be asked to join them in a beer, or a meal, or a pleasant conversation.

As far as the riding experience is concerned, there are some things you learn as soon as you hit the road.  I realized that though you may have a 20 foot wide road, there are only 4 inches that are really good to ride on.  You have to point your front steering wheel like a gun...to save your back and knees from all of the bumping and grinding.  And when I mean precision steering, remember that most of the roads are built along sides of canals, mud plains, or fully irrigated rice fields.   I found it easier to ride standing.  So in an 8 hour session of riding, I found myself standing for 70% of it.  I encountered countless narrow bridges, steep inclines, and unforgettable mud flats.  In some cases, you’ll ride a few hundred meters through flooded patty fields which are quickly contrasted by busy shopping towns and rough, but highly congested, village roads.  Zig zagging through herds of cows, running dogs, sleeping oxen, and scurrying chicken becomes normal after your first day of riding.

The tour guide had an HD camera so I came away with some awesome videos.  He also took some of the better pictures during the tour, so I recommend bringing a large thumb drive or small hard drive to store all of the captured images.

The country is gorgeous, the people are lovely, and I couldn't have picked a better place to spend two weeks.  We covered over 3,000 kilometers in 12 days of riding, with roughly 80% of it off road.  I did some of my own exploring and covered approximately 150 kilometers on some of our off days.  

I'm a rider.  It's the thing I most enjoy t o do when at home and when I’m traveling.  There are things you do in life, struggles and responsibilities back home, or things you buy like a nice car or a bigger house, but if you really want to live life on the edge and experience something that will make you a wiser and perhaps a more confident individual; visit Cambodia and do this tour.  Though I risked life and limb for this journey, all I can say is that the risk has been absolutely worth it!  In fact, I loved the tour so much, I’m already planning on coming back with a few friends for a similar tour within the next two years.  I feel lucky and fortunate to have found Hun Socheat and Cambodia Cycling as they offered a safe and flexible tour that covered a wide range of terrains, remote temples, and a sharing of knowledge through guided tours that I will never forget.  In the end, expect to come out of the country with people who you’ll be glad to call your friends! 

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Names: Gisela and Gerhard Blädel, Susane and Oeistein B. Lundeby (German) 4pax
Date: 05 to 14 September, 2011 (Vietnam & Cambodia Explorer) Calssic Tour


Dear Mr. Hun Socheat,

We would like to thank you for the amazing effort made by all concerned ensuring that our tour of Vietnam and Cambodia was a huge success. All four of us in the group benefitted immensely from the very knowledgeable tour guides at our disposal, the great choices of hotels (some better than others) and meal plans.

The Mekong River trip was very educational, vibrant and colorful especially the floating markets. We all remarked how the inhabitants of both countries were so calm and always welcoming with their smiles despite the language barrier. A special mention for our Vietnamese guide Dara Son and the Cambodian guide Uy Channa whom we would like to recommend with high praises as they acted even beyond their duties to make us feel welcome and comfortable. We will definitely recommend these two to act as tour guides again when we send our friends over to visit.

Despite the weather challenges in Cambodia, we had fun frolicking in the high waters on the streets of Siem Riep during our evening walks after dinner. The mouth watering soups of both countries have definitely left a huge impression on all of us – and which will therefore have to be repeated.

Wishing you all the best and success in your business.

Kind regards
Gisela and Gerhard Blädel
Susane and Oeistein B. Lundeby

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Names: Jodie, Joe, Dave, Sigrid and Don Coopers (Australian) 5pax
Date: 30 August to 13 September, 2011 (Cycling Bangkok to Saigon)


Dear Socheat,

thailand cycling bangkok to saigonWe are responding to your request for feedback on our recent trip with your company. On Sunday we had a get together (debrief) with everyone (Jodie, Joe, Dave, Sigrid & Don)and discussed the merits of the trip. We all agreed it was a great experience and that we were very well looked after. The trip was well organised, had a variety of scenery, interesting back roads, satisfactory bikes, friendly and knowledgeable guides and was fun.

Once again we had a thoroughly enjoyable adventure and would like to thank you and Peap for your guidance and care. We particularly enjoyed the after ride evening at the markets in Sien Riep where we were able to meet local people over a beer and interesting food.
We will not hesitate to suggest your company to friends for future trips.

Kind regards
Don & Sigrid Cooper

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Guest Names: Mitchell Rech and party (Australia)
Date: 15 to 30 August, 2011 (Saigon to Hanoi)

Good morning Hun,

I just completed your vietnam cycling trip and it was a fabulous experience. I would like to provide feedback on Hai and Liem who was our guide and driver from Saigon to Hue. They both did an exceptional job. Hai was very knowledgeable and made the trip alot of fun and he was excellent guide and really looked after us. Liem was great driver he was very safe and took us to some magic spots for coffee with ice and made some excellent lunches. I just wished they could have come the whole way through with us.

The accommodation and food was excellent and the trip well planned.

Thanks
Mitchell Rech

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Guest Names: Mr. Manuel Del Rio (U.S.A)
Date: 11 to 16 August, 2011
(Cycling Phnom Penh & Angkor)

Hello mr. Socheat:

It was such a wonderful experience. Your country is gorgious. The people warm and generous. Poleak was a excellent and warm guide. Very funny too.! Seriously considering coming back with an addition of Vietnam. I would like to so Indonesia including Borneo .
Do you cover this country or know of a company who might? I am thinking about January or Feb.
Please keep me informed. Again wonderful experience..

Oh , I almost forgot. It was magnificent your group helping me get my Chinese visa. Too few words of gratitude.

Thanx
M. Del Rio

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Guest Names: Ms. Clark Deborah & Stuart Davidson (United Arab Emirates)
Date: 11 to 16 August, 2011
(Cycling Angkor to Sihanouk Ville)

Dear Hun

Many thanks for your e-mail.   We had a wonderful holiday and felt that we really did get to see the remote parts of the real Cambodia.  If we were to provide any negative feedback it would be that a set lunch every day was unnecessary and far too much food.   People will benefit from just choosing one dish of a limited menu instead.  

Sam and the Driver were excellent and really worked hard.  The commitment and dedication by them was impressive and you are lucky to have them on your team of staff.

Kind regards
Clark Deborah

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Guest Names: Ms. Belinda, Helena & Brad Sheehan (Australia & U.K)

Date: 05 to 16 August, 2011 (Cambodia Adventure)

Dear Mr. Hun,

We had a wonderful time on the cycling tour, was such a fantastic way to see cambodia!  The guides were wonderful, Mr Peip our cycling guide was great & mr D our driver was a very funny man, both doing whatever they could to make our tour enjoyable. 
Authentic good great, really appreciated all the cold drinks & beautiful fruits at the cycling breaks.

Please send our regards to Mr piep & Mr d

Helena & brad

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Guest Names: Dirk Teckenburg and party (Hong Kong)

Date: 23 to 30 July, 2011 (Cambodia Trekking)

Dear Hun Socheat,

Generally said we were very fine and happy with the trip, the team and the accommodations.

SanBath was a very good and kind guide. He always had some stories to tell and was explaining us the attractions as well as the Cambodian Culture with a lot of knowledge and background. He was able to adjust the trip in short to accommodate some of our special requests such as having more local food rather than being in tourist places. Striking was also his friendly and kind manner and great smile.

For the temples it was great to include Liam (?) to the trip as apparently he has a knowledge about the temples, history and culture. Very appreciated and valuable approach.

The driver was always driving with care and making sure we would be safe. He made sure everybody was very well on time whenever we had to go somewhere ore in the mornings. Also he somewhat somehow organized somewhere a little snack or local dish which made it very interesting. Also he had a very open and friendly personality.

Last but not least we appreciated the yummy food from the cook as we were able to discover some local Khmer cuisine. Therefore we also were happy when we were able to change our food plans to get more freshly prepared dishes from her.

Overall a very great and interesting trip I would refer to friends. Everything worked out very seamless and well organized.

One thing I would possibly consider is to ask up-front a bit more in detail whether the customer would like to explore a bit more local culture or are comfortable with a more tourist program. For us for example the local dishes were very nice and it can be simple but should be authentic while we do not like too much typical tourist places, neither for food nor shopping.  Luckely your team was flexible enough to change some of the itinerary according to our preferences.

The last day trekking was a bit too short and could have been a bit more challenging - but I think this is difficult to assess from a distance which fitness level the customer might have.

Thanks again for the organization of this memorable trip.
We might get back to you and ask for a more tailor made program in a bit more remote areas of Cambodia if you offer such.

Please pass on our very best regards to everybody we met of your team.

My Best regards,
Dirk

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Names: Gone Cyclin Charity Saigon to Angkor (Singapore, Australia, Canada, Netherland) 11pax
Date: 19 to 24 June, 2011 (Saigon to Angkor)vietnam_biking

During our charity cycling expedition, Cambodia Cycling showed a high degree of professionalism, flexibility, expertise in cultural knowledge and provided great catering. They're even helping us achieving our fundraising target! They made a tremendous positive difference in our cycling experience. Highly recommended!

Gone Cyclin Team

It was an awesoem trip Mr Hun! Thanks to you Sam and Soujit for doing a great job taking us around and showing us the real side of Vietnam and Cambodia.

Kimble Ngo

Thank you Mr Hun for making our trip so remarkable! We all enjoyed your guidance and efforts!

Laurens Koppellaar

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Names: CUFA Leadership Cycling Challenge 2011 (Australia)
Date: 05 to 11 June (2011)

Dear Mr Hun,

Thank you again to the whole team for a wonderful program this year. We very much enjoyed the challenge and your care and special attention to each member of the team.

CUFA would like to use your services again next year for a similar program. Can you confirm at this stage that you would be available from the 05/06/2012-11/06/2012? We could then discuss the itinerary and costs at a later stage, but we would like Cambodia Cycling Company to cycle to one or two of the schools with us and see what we do next year, so perhaps that is something we can add in.

Thanks again and I hope to hear from you soon.

Warmest Regards
Anne

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Names: Ms. Dianne, Julie & Kerry Belinda Purvis (Australia) 4 people
Date: 2 to 18 March, 2011 (Cycling Saigon to Hanoi)


Dear Mr Hun

vietnam_cycling_saigon_hanoiThank you  for your email.
We had an amazing  holiday, cycling Saigon to Hanoi. The whole trip was very well organized, the 2 star accommodation surprisingly good, the bikes satisfactory.

We would like to thank our  guide Hai, a very well informed, enthusiastic and ‘good fun’ young man. Hai really looked after us, ensuring we had a true Vietnamese experience. We rode through many villages that would not see busloads of tourists and ate with the locals at Vietnamese restaurants, Hai helping us with the menu. Thank you also to the driver, Dung, he took great care of our luggage and patiently followed up and down the hills, always having drinks and snacks ready. Each one of us felt genuinely sad to say goodbye to Hai & Dung at the train station.

We plan to visit Vietnam & Cambodia in 2013 for another cycling adventure, we will be in contact.

We unreservedly recommend your company Mr Hun. Congratulations.

Best regards
Belinda, Dianne, Julie & Kerry

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Names: Team Alameda (California, USA) 11 people
Date: 13 to 22 March, 2011 (Bangkok to Angkor)


Dear Socheat,
  
We returned home safely yesterday, but coming back to our real world lives is a hard thing to do after spending so many wonderful days with you.  
  
This is my third cycling trip in South East Asia (I used a different tour group for the other two) and by far the best one.  You and your team managed our group very well.  From keeping us all together while riding (not an easy thing to do with a group of 11 riders), keeping the bikes in good shape cleaning and oiling the chains often, making sure we where happy with our hotel accommodations to every day needs such as which fruit we like to have for snacks. I don’t think there was time when I filled my own water bottle; there was always someone there to assist. 
  
There where many highlight to this trip: the rural farms, the children waving from the side of the road, the 1000s of years of history and the monuments left behind, watching the sunsets in the evening, but for me the best moment was the picnic by the lake outside of Siem Reap.  It was such an honor to have your wife cook a lunch for us.  Just sitting by the lake with no other tourist around really made us feel like we got a taste of Cambodian life.  It is clear that having picnics is a something you and your family do with some regularity.   Thank you for arranging this for us.
  
We are already talking about our next cycling adventure and will be in contact with you soon.
  
Regards,
  
Harold Hart

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Names: Andrew Cross & Mr. Terry Smith (Australia & Canada)
Date: 22 February to 08 March, 2011 (Cambodia Adventure)

Hi Hun Socheat,

I write to thank you for your organization of the Cambodia Adventure tour Feb 2011. The tour was fantastic, it really allows people to SEE, FEEL and TASTE the real Cambodia.

The tour was well planned and the Accommodation, Bikes, Food and Guides all great.

Sam was a great guide, friendly, helpful and is truly a wonderful person. Please thank him personally for me.

I think it is very hard to travel through Cambodia and not be affected by the wonderful people.

I am thinking about how I may be able to help in some way and would like to talk more over the email.

Thank you and Sam for an amazing trip

Andrew Cross
Melbourne, Australia

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Names: Beth Berk (American) 5 people
Date: 21 to 25 February, 2011 (Cycling Mekong Delta) 


Hi Hun,
  
I wanted to say that overall the bike trip was very enjoyable and a great way to see the Mekong Delta area. Daily itineraries were good and fun too, great food, driver great, Sari was great also despite his English skills. The hotels, could be a bit improved. The hotels in Chau Doc and Can Tho were great. Sari knows his way around and between him and Nam the driver, all worked out well. 

Also, Lavender Hotel was a great recommendation....and great location too, thank you!
  
Again, thank you!
  
Beth

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Names: Babara Ilett (Australia)
Date: 13 to 22 February, 2011 (Cycling Saigon to Angkor)

Hello Socheat

It was good to meet you too and I am delighted to give you feedback.
We really had a wonderful holiday - I am just home from Australia!
The cycling tour was really memorable - we saw some wonderful places and were able to  really absorb the atmosphere as we cycled.Cycling is a wonderful way to see a country.

Vietnam
Trung was good fun as a guide and always cheerful. Occasionally he didn't follow the exact itinerary as set out in your literature, but some of his routes were fabulous. The driver was good too and they always made sure we had plenty to eat and drink. The meals in the evening were good and the lunches adequate.Our hotels were very good and we appreciated the free internet access in all of them. The cycling through the Mekong Delta was amazing- so peaceful and picturesque.

Cambodia
Ben was a wonderful guide. He is a very considerate man and was very conscious of our well-being. He and the drivers were very attentive and again we had plenty to drink and eat.It is amazing how much water we drank and there was always enough. The fruit snacks Ben prepared were really refreshing and perfect for the cycling. Ben has a deep understanding of the history of the area and of the temples and was very happy to share this with us.He helped to make this the most memorable of trips.
The Takeo guest house was perfect and the town itself is quite charming.
The other hotels were excellent - the Juliana and Ree are of a high standard and we ate some excellent food in both Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Ben switched the last 2 days around and this was an excellent idea. We did the 95 kms Bantray Srei trip on the penultimate day and the 25 kms in Angkor Wat on the final day. This made  a lot of sense as the 95- km day is a  hard one and would have been an exhausting way to finish. You could maybe consider changing your itinerary. 

All in all, it was an excellent trip. The cycling was challenging at times - mainly because of the heat - but a fantastic experience.
Thank you for everything and we will certainly recommend you to our friends.

Kind regards
Barbara 

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Name: Thomas Thomson (America) 
Date: 07 to 24 February, 2011 (Unknown Cambodia Classic Tour)

Hello Mr. Hun Socheat,

I am most happy to give you a feedback on my resent tour to Cambodia.

First,  I was very pleased with the tour.  The itinerary you planned for me was excellent.  I wanted to see a Cambodia "where tourists normally do not go" and that is exactly what you planned for me.  So "thank you".  I enjoyed visiting some of the tribal groups in Ratanakiri Province as well as visiting various other sites.  And, I enjoyed swimming in the Yak Lom lake.

Second,  the hotels were okay.  I did not expect anything fancy, and they were not,  but I always had a good nights sleep and the hotel manger was always polite and helpful. 

I had no trouble with any of the food.  My guide was very helpful in helping me choose food.

My guide was the best ever.  I have had many guides over the years as I have traveled in Asia and she was one of the best I have ever had.  She worked hard to make my tour enjoyable,  she was friendly and very professional.  As you know a guide can make or break a trip for a tourist and she made my trip to Cambodia very special.  I would use her again, recommend her to anyone, and I would encourage you to give her a raise.  I hope my guide was as happy with me as I was with her.  In fact, she was so happy, I ended up calling her "Happy" instead of "Channy."   My driver was dependable and did a good job.    I have attached a picture of my guide on the boat on the lake for your enjoyment.

Because you did such a good job for me,  when I return to Asia I will use your company again.  Do I remember correctly from past emails that you also do tours in Laos, Viet Nam and Thailand?  Do you also do tours in Malaysia?   I take a vacation every February - and sometimes in September or October.  I again would want a private tour with a private guide.

I hope this is helpful to you.  If there are any other questions I can answer, please feel free to email me.

Your friend,

Mr. Tom Johnson

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Names: Judy Harman (Singapore)
Date: 03 to 11 January, 2011 
(Cycling Phnom Penh to Angkor) 5 Stars

Hello Hun,

I have been meaning to send this email to you for several weeks.

Just wanted to say that we had a fantastic holiday in Cambodia.  We were very pleased with the tours you organized for us and the quality of the guides, bikes and drivers. 

I will be recommending your services to my friends and colleagues, and when we return to Cambodia we will be in touch with you to help us organize our next holiday.

THANK YOU !!
Ciao Judy


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Names: Robin Martin (Canada, Sweden) 5 people 
Date: 04 to 09 January, 2011
 (Cycling Phnom Penh to Angkor)

Dear Mr Hun,

Thank you so much for an AMAZING trip!!! I wasn’t sure about doing this tour, because I thought I could do Cambodia more cheaply, but it was worth every penny for a totally stress-free and authentic experience.  

Sam was fantastic in Phnom Penh and getting us to Siem Reap, and sorted out my VN Visa seamlessly. It was such a blessing. Too bad he got sick (hope he’s feeling better soon!).

Aki was a most excellent replacement. We got to spend so much time off-road because he knows the area like the back of his hand! We even got to pass through the village where he grew up, and see authentic rice noodles being made. The highlight was getting to meet and play with some of the local children (I was on the bus waiting for the other real cyclists!). I cried when I left Siem Reap.

These guys know everything and everyone – it made it the best trip I’ve had in ages...

I’ll be back again – probably even next year. I found my soul and left my heart in Cambodia. Next time I’ll actually be in shape for cycling! This was the best way to see the real country...

Thanks again!!!
Robin

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Vietnam CyclingNames: Michelle Burge (South African Cycling Club) 11 people
Date: 05 to 19 December, 2010 (Cycling Tour Bangkok to Saigon)

Good Morning Hun,

Sad i didn't see you to say goodbye and thank you for an amazing trip!! Well organised and very well put together, the experience will be with me forever.

Guides: WOW, friendly, helpful always willing and truly made the trip fun! Sam is a real asset to your team, and you knowledge and enthusiasm was encouraging. Thank you.

Bike: was very surprised that the Trek bikes were so comfortable to ride, was great, even the bike in Vietnam was perfect - I had no arguments with any of the bicycles as they served their prurpose for what we were using them for. 

Hotel: Shjew - i felt very spoilt, had never stayed in such fancy hotels before, so it was a real treat for me. I can not complain about anything, I enjoyed everywhere we stayed. Thank you.

food: I LOVE THE FOOD, and am going on a Thai/Asian cooking course after tasting the delicious food we ate. There was ALOT of it, I am not used to eating so much so was worried about the left overs being wasted. Portions could be smaller. The food was a highlight. Thank you

THe trip was a real eye-opener for me and I am greatful i had the opportunity to experience the 3 countries, Cambodia will see me again very soon, i loved the poeple and the landscape - a very beautiful and humble country. The single track through Viteman was amazing.  

Most importantly I would like to thank you for making my birthday so special, It is definatley one of the best birthdays i have had and will never forget it, and that cake was deliciuos AROY AROY! THANK YOU for the hard work and effort for my special day!

The trip was a dream come true for me.

THANK YOU to you and all involved who made it so special,

Michelle Burge

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Names: Alex and Sunshine Weiss (02 pax) U.S.A
Dates: 23 to 28 November, 2010 (Cambodia Trekking Tour)

Hi Hun,

I enjoyed the trip very much and Aki was a great guide and I loved the food.  It would have been nice to have the option to save $100 or more by staying in cheap hotels that were only $15 a night, or at a hostel for $5, or even better to camp for $0.  But I liked the trip and would probably take a bike trip next time if I come back.  The waterfalls were great!  

Thank you so much and happy new year!
Alex

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Names: Lydia Santa Olalla (09 people) U.K
Dates: 23-31 October, 2010 (Cycling Tour Angkor to Siahanouk Ville)

Sorry, for the delay in writing, since we have been back it has been very busy indeed. We all had a wonderful trip. Special thanks to you, Sam, Aki and the whole support team for looking after us so well and helping organizing such a good itinerary.

We particularly enjoyed the food which was a very welcome surprise. The accommodation was really nice, especially in Phnom Penh & Siem Reap.

I will certainly recommend you to friends looking to do a similar trip and I am sure if we look to do another trip like this in Thailand or Vietnam, we will certainly be in touch.

Best regards,

Lydia

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Vietnam BikingNames: Warren & Kym Hubner (07 people) Australia
Dates: 23 Sep - 11 Oct, 2010 (Mekong Delta Cycling) & (Cycling Tour Saigon to Hanoi)


We had a wonderful holiday in Vietnam with your Tour "Saigon to Hanoi". We found the tour well balanced which allowed us to cycle through spectacular rural scenery and to experience the adventure of dealing with the urban traffic in the  major cities. To experience the culture and learn of the history of Vietnam from the grass roots perspective on a bicycle was truly an experience that we will never forget.
  
It is difficult to name a section of the tour that stands out because it was the whole experience put together that was special. The 24hrs sailing on Halong Bay was amazing, the experience of Dalat and the Central Highlands was great and the coastal areas had their own touch of beauty.
  
The accommodation provided was of a very high standard and better than expected. The food provided certainly provided us with a broad taste of the local cuisine. 
  
We wanted to make special mention of Hai who was a fantastic guide and certainly showed his obvious experience . He not only had an extensive knowledge of the local customs and history but he also displayed excellent people skills and always had the interest and the safety of those of us on his tour foremost in his thoughts.  From the moment he met us at the airport, we felt comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed all the days we had with him as our guide!  
  
All Drivers were excellent in the provision of their services to the tour.
   
Socheat, we also felt priviledged to have you on the tour with us.  We appreciated your assistance (particularly Kym who benefited from your help when climbing the mountains!) and your attention to detail in making sure all of our needs were being met throughout the tour. 
  
Over all, we congratulate you on the excellent tour services that you provide and we hope that our circumstances in the future will allow us the opportunity to take part in one of your other tours.
  
Best Wishes
  
Warren & Kym 

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Names: Karren O'Neill (07 people) New Zealand
Dates: 25 Sep - 11 Oct, 2010 
(Cycling Tour Saigon to Hanoi)

Thanks for your email. As for the trip, it was excellent! I thought it was very well organised and we were looked after extremely well, in fact I would say “too well” when it came to some of the restaurants we were taken to - I don’t eat at such fancy places or as near as well when I am at home. The cycling route from my perspective was perfect, a nice mix of terrain with some superb views of the countryside and I just loved cycling through the villages – definitely the only way to see Vietnam is on a bike! Hai (is that how you spell his name?) is extremely good and worth his weight in gold, Trung (spelling is probably wrong again) and Tony were both nice guys. I think having you on the trip more than made up for this. We felt very privileged and fortunate to have had you on the tour as well. All in all it was a great experience and I would highly recommend your company to anyone looking to do a cycling tour in Indochina. Again thank you for a very memorable experience.

Kind regards
Karren

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Names: Robyn McDonald (07 people) New Zealand
Dates: 25 Sep - 11 Oct, 2010 
(Cycling Tour Saigon to Hanoi)

Many thanks for great biking tour......Hard to believe we are now back at home.....no horns or toots, everything is very clean and tidy....no rubbish!!! But that is our country I Guess!!!! Come and see us!! We can take you for some amazing bike tours as well!!! Had great time and it is all back to the normal everyday normal life. The food and supplies were fantastic.....haven't eaten so much amazing food. It was fantastic and we have been telling everyone over here how great it was. You may get some more tourist from here at some stage as we are definitely recommending it . We will get photos developed and show everyone. Thank you very much for such a great lifetime experience.....very keen to do more biking...even though an "old lady".

hope you and family well and happy all the best
Regards Robyn

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Names: Francisco Valdivia and Jacqui Morgan (Canada)
Dates: 09 - 25 August, 2010 (Hanoi to Luang Prabang) & (Luang Prabang to Vientiane)

Hi Hun
we finally made it. It was a very memorable trip really enjoyed it.
Just a couple things I'd like to know. What time will the airport transfers pick us up in Vientian and also in Hanoi?

Thanks and I'll give you more feedback once I am on a proper computer.
Frank

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Name: Ms. Jane Newman (U.K)
Date: 15-17 August, 2010 (Angkor Discovery)

Hi
I had a very nice time thanks, and was pretty happy with everything.
Best and many thanks for a nice holiday
Jane

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Names: Audrey, Ron Barnes (Australia) 03pax
Dates: 20 - 29 June, 2010 
(Cycling Angkor to Saigon)

Dear Hun,
 
Thank you so much for allowing us the opportunity to ride with you and your cycling colleagues. We have enjoyed and learnt heaps about Cambodia. Your willingness to help and be supportive is much appreciated. We wish you very sucess.
 
Many thanks - Please keep in touch and e-mail us your literature.
 
Kind Regards,
Audrey and Ron

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Names: Hyde and Sophie Thomson (Australia)
Dates: 01 - 13 May, 2010  (Cycling Tour Cambodia Discovery)

We had the most fantastic experience. The bikes were fine and Khun was expert at fixing them and noticing when we were nearly dead from the heat!
 
The others cyclists around Siem Reap on our tour were lovely. They all put up with me unsure of my ability to cycle and certainly made me laugh at meals.
 
The food in Siem Reap was appropriate for a tour group - although it was a huge amount!!!!! Hyde was delighted.
 
The accommodation at all places was terrific and a great variety. San Boeun handled all the mixed personalities very well and answered all our questions about the temples.
 
Once we left Siem Reap we really started our experience!  San (guide) and Khun (driver) were fantastic. We enjoyed sharing our meals together and eating whatever was suggested during the day. San assisted me but also allowed Hyde to have a bit more of a challenge.
 
I loved the idea to go to Kep and then Kampot and the ride was better. The accomodation was gorgeous - but it wasn't until Shinoukville that we saw the real market. Your staff are terrific San was amazing.
 
We love your country and your people and am proud that we have been so graciously received in your country.
 
San was amazing and got us into Malibu bungalows - absolutely perfect and should be recommended for those clients that want to be away from that area of Shinoukville where that area was awful, full of barangs (hahaha). It all ended well with Malibu. The staff were beautiful and we had a fantastic time. 

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Names: Gemma Byrne (2pax) U.K
Dates: 03 to 06 May 2010 (Angkor Cycling & Trekking) 


The tour was very well organised and excellent value for money. We found our guide to be extremely informative throughout the trip - his English and knowledge of the sites was brilliant. The general support crew were all very helpful. 
  
The accommodation exceeded expectations and we were very happy with our stay. In particular, the food that we were given at meal times was excellent - a good choice of restaurants.
  
The quality of the bikes were good. The holiday as a whole was fantastic.
  
We hope to be able to come out there again and enjoy further bicycle tours.

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Names: Mandy & Nathan Cornish (Australia), Donal Carrol (America), Emily Grenman (Norway)
Dates: 27 April - 06 May, 2010 (Cycling Angkor to Saigon)

We had a fantastic time with you and your staff on the trip. We really enjoyed having local guides who shared the Cambodian history and also their life experiences. We had no troubles with the bikes or the accommodation.

We were very impressed with the high standard of accommodation and food, however it would be good to also get a mix of more 'local' restaurants too e.g. the 'hawker'/night markets that we saw in Phnom Penh.

Overall, we had a great time and learnt a lot about your country's culture.

Many thanks,
Mandy & Nathan

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Names: Rick and Lily Whitehouse (2pax) Australia
Dates: 07 to 13 April 2010
 (Cycling from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu)

Trip was fantastic! Guide was great. 

Thank-you

Rick and Lily

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Names: Katja Kung & Party (4 people) German
Dates: 26 March to 03 April 2010 (Cycling Saigon to Hanoi)

Vietnam is a fantastic country! Beautiful nature/landscape, great French influenced architecture, absolute friendly people, delicious food! Especially the southern part was very impressive.

Also the tour in the south was perfectly organized. We were more than happy with our guide Hai and his driver Xing, who really did a fantastic job!!! We can’t say anything than positive things about Hai- he was really, really great with everything! The cycling itself, the entertainment, the food.. He made us feel comfortable ANYTIME!

The night in the National Park was good. Next morning, we went to Halong Bay. The Halong Bay trip was also great! Everything well organized on the boat.

Finally we made it, the hotel was good.

All in all, we were all happy with the trip- thanks to Hai, who is mainly responsible for this! The impression we have from Hai and the time we spend together.

Something general: The bikes we had were in good condition and the hotels chosen exceeded our expectations (since we booked 2*).

Thank you for the great trip, Hun Socheat, we will never forget our cycling tour in Vietnam!

I have already recommended you as an organizer for trips in Indochina.

Best rgds,

Katja

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Names: Georgina and David Staley (Australia) 
Dates: 14 to 25 March 2010
 (Cambodia Adventures)

Georgie and I both enjoyed our trip. It was well organised and fun. Thanks to everyone again.

Thanks
Dave

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Names: Jonathan Sadler
 (U.K)
Date: 22 February 2010 to 03 March 2010  (Cycling Angkor to Pakse - Laos)

Dear Hun
  
Good to hear from you.
  
We had a great trip so thanks again for organising.
  
Pheap and Dea were great on the Cambodia stretch (if a little quick at times!) and likewise Son was a great guide in Laos. All 3 were very friendly, spoke good English and were good company along the way.
  
A great trip with happy memories for both of us.
  
Kind regards
  
Jonathan

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Names: Stephen Fairbanks and Deborah Manning (American)
Date: 22 February 2010 to 08 March 2010 (Cambodia Mekong Trekking) 

Socheat,

Thank you for giving Debra and I an awesome vacation before I leave for a year long deployment in Iraq.  It was a perfect ending and helped us cement our relationship into something more before I leave.  Plus, we are already talking about another trip there in the future. 

Anyway, both of us have been showing our pictures to our coworkers and several have expressed interest in going there to visit.  I have a few Japenese firefighters who wanted to know if you have translators there that speak Japanese.  The guys speak great English but their wife's do not.  Can you design vacation packages for 7 days because they usually don't take more than 7 days at a time.  Let me know when you get a chance.

Take care and we'll send you pictures of you guys later.

Steve

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Karen Feng (Australia)
Date: 22 to 26 February 2010 (Cycling Phnom Penh to Angkor)

Dear Hun Socheat,
 
I would like to thank you for organizing the tour for me from 22-26th Feburary. I have a wonderful time with your team and I really enjoyed Cambodia. I have recommended my friends to do this tour if they come to your country. I hope I can do more cycling or hiking tour with your organization in future. I forgot the guide's name, could you please tell me again? I would like to thank the driver and the guide.  Is your oganization on Facebook or Twiter? If so what is the link?
 
All the best,
 
Karen Feng

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Mr. CHAD REX AUSBURN (2pax) - Package 4 days 3 nights in SIEM REAP
Date: 14 to 17 February 2010

Kudos on a fantastic holiday in Cambodia! I wanted to send you a quick email to provide some feedback on our recent trip that you assisted with.  First, the guide you arranged for us in Siem Reap was EXCELLENT!  He was knowledgeable, polite, dependable, flexible, and represented Cambodia very well.  I would absolutely recommend him as a guide for any English speaking tour group.  Please pass along my highest thanks to your colleauges in Siem Reap so they know what an excellent job Mr. Chamnan did during our visit.

Regarding the Angkor Village hotel/resort, it was a very good resort.  In reality, both properties were good and I would recommend either of them. 

Thanks for a good trip.  You guys did a great job on this one!

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Names: John Hood (Australia x 5pax)
Date: 30 January to 08 February 2010 (Cycling Tour Angkor to Saigon)


Dear Hun Socheat

I am sending this email firstly to say how much I enjoyed the bike trip I recently completed with your company. I was on the bike trip from Seam Reap to Siagon which commenced on the 30/01/2010. The trip was better than I could have expected and I particularly would like to thank both the guides and the other staff on the trip whose services went well beyond what would normally be expected. I am already thinking about doing another trip this time maybe in Laos / Northern Vietnam so if you can suggest a suitable trip please let me know. I may not be able to do this trip until later this year or early next year depending on what would be a suitable time, weather wise. 

Thanks again, I hope I can go on another of your trips.  

 John Hood

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Tim & Marika McGettigan (American & German)
Date: 19 January to 11 February 2010 (Indochina Bike Tour) & Vung Tau Beach Extension

Hello Socheat,

Yes, the weather is cold here, and from what we have heard we missed a lot of colder weather when we were in Cambodia.

We both agree that our trip was excellent.  The hotels and food was better that we expected.  I think that Cambodia has a great future as a cycling destination.  There was really nothing that we would like to have had differently.  Maybe, just a few tips:

-        Offer the cold beers at the end of the day as part of the service.  Customer pays for the beer, of course.  A lot of people will not use that service, but the ones that like a cold beer at the end of the day, before a shower, will really appreciate it.
-        Mention that free wireless Internet is available in almost all hotels.  That is more & more important, and just might induce some unsure people to go.
-        If the weather is always as good as it was on our trip, then I would emphasize that in your web site.  That is probable the most important reason why Europeans go to SE Asia in the winter.
-        Also highlight how many  people in Cambodia speak English.  That is a big advantage over Thailand & Vietnam.

It is a little early now, but when we plan our trip next winter, we will certainly think of Cambodia and your company as an alternative.

Hope you have a good season and thanks for all of the effort that you put into making our trip so enjoyable.  It is really good that you can enjoy a beer with your clients.  That makes for a good atmosphere.

Tim

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Garry and Nikki Stones (U.K)
Date: 14 to 21 January 2010 (Laos Northern Adventure)

Dear Hun
 
Sorry for the slight delay, we are now back in the UK.
 
I am delighted to say that the cycling trip was excellent from start to finish, Sangvien did a great job looking after us and guiding us along, a driver was also really nice and helpful and always smiling which helps to!
 
Overall tour which we rated as amazing and had a fabulous time!!
 
Many thanks
 
Garry

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Ms. Stephanie Haag & Eric Aulicino (Germany & America)
Date: 22 December 2009 to 05 January 2010 (Bangkok to Saigon Reversed Trip)

We recently cycled with you and we wanted to thank you very much for this wonderful experience… We had a fantastic time with you and were very impressed with the professionalism of what your company offers. We felt very safe and well taken care off during our time with you.

Thank you so very much for showing us the beauty of your country,

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Mr. Hilton and Mrs. Shanee SANDARS (U.K)
Date: 05 to 19 December 2009 (Bangkok to Saigon)

Hi Socheat,

Thanks for a fantastic trip; we had an absolutely wonderful time. We look forward to cycling with you again.

Kindest regards

Hilton

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Mr. Chris and Clare Hozack (Australia)
Date: 25 to 30 November 2009 (Angkor Cycling Back Road)


I just thought i'd quickly let you know that Sam Boeun (sorry i know i've spelt his name wrong) is such a great guide. i have never had a guide so knowledgable on every aspect of the tour - archeaology, history, government, law, everything! We are really looking forward to the next couple of days with him. We had the best time, and at a reasonable cost.

My husband Chris and I decided to split our honeymoon into two parts – beach in Thailand and adventure in Cambodia. We had a mediocre time in Phuket and left for Siam Reap after 7 days. Hun Socheat from Cambodia Cycling designed our itinerary especially for our fitness and interests, and tailored it to our budget and timetable. It was challenging and interesting, and our guide, Buoen, was incredible. His knowledge was bottomless as he explained Cambodian politics, history, and archeology.

The support vehicle provided plenty of water and snacks, and all meals were delicious. We were never hungry or in want of anything during the 5 days we spent with Cambodia Cycling. Despite experiencing exhaustion and discomfort (which were our own fault since we asked for that itinerary!), there was a euphoric sense of achievement when we finally finished. We were already discussing our next trip at dinner on the last night. We had a fantastic trip and recommend Cambodia Cycling for any adventurous people without reservations.

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Mr. Paul Aston & Ms. Carrie Lam (U.K)
Date: 10 to 17 November 2009 (Cycling Angkor to Sihanouk Ville)

We really loved the trip.  You guys made us feel safe without smothering us.  We liked the fact that sometimes we were just left to cycle on our own, but knew you weren't too far ahead and the van wasn't too far behind.

All the hotels were a lot better than we expected, and the one in Siem Reap, Tara Angkor Hotel, was one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in.  We thought that you could have maybe offered a range of hotel options, as some people may have wanted to pay extra to stay in 5 star hotels or other may have been happier saving money and going for the 2 star option.

Food was also a big surprise.  All the restaurants were very good, although the food in the first one we ate at in Siem Reap (We think it was called Cafe Indochine) was a bit bland.  But we really did enjoy our picnic lunches!

But all in all it was one of the best holidays we have ever had, we are recommending you to our friends and we hope to be able to see you again on a trip to Laos!

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Name: Ms. Michelle Barnes (USA)
Date: 15 September 2009 (Essential Angkor)

I enjoyed it very much.  Cycling proved to be a wonderful way to see the temples and the surrounding countryside.  Much better than a car.  I honestly cannot think of anything for improvement.  The bike was quite comfortable, the lunch was lovely, and Da is an excellent guide.  It was also quite nice to have the support van with cold water and those refreshingly cold wipes.  
I have friends coming to Siem Reap in November.  I've highly recommended the tour, so they should be contacting you soon.

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Name: Mr. Christopher Reed (USA)
Date: 13 September 2009 (Cycling Saigon to Mytho)

The trip was Fantastic! Mr. Huy and Mr. Phoc did a wonderful job! Thank you!

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Names: Ms. Alissa Kruse & Mrs. Lorna Kruse USA
Date: 3-13 August 2009 (Cycling Angkor to Sihanouk Ville)

We really had a great time on our trip.  It was great that you were able to work with our time frame of the random 11 days and work in as much as possible.  Highlights were the home stay, hike with the family dad, killing fields, Siem Reap hotel (Tara Angkor Hotel), Angkor wat and of course the biking.  Your planning and communication was really great before, and throughout the trip.  Thanks so much, we really had a great time on this personal tour, and have highly recommended you to other teacher friends that like to bike and travel to the countries you go to.  

Alissa Kruse

Thank you so much for the great care that you gave my wife, Lorna and my daughter, Alissa Kruse.  They had a wonderful time and thought very highly of you and all your hard work and efforts to make their cycling adventure a most memorable one!  They tell me that I would have enjoyed everything...Anyway, I just wanted to let you know how much they appreciated your expertise and your personal efforts that helped make their trip so enjoyable!

With Sincere Appreciation!
Mr. Don Kruse

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Names: Laura Sandars, Vivienne Le Quesne (U.K), Maud Alphandery (France)
Dates: 1 July to 11 August 2009 (Gap Year Volunteer 6 Weeks)

We're having a lovely time out here, and i can hardly believe that it's been 3 weeks since we left england - time has flown by.
We've just got back from our long weekend in which we went to Phnom Penh. It was a really really good trip and fascinating to see another part ofCambodia. We spent 3 nights there and managed to fit in quite alot of sight seeing- The genocide museum S21, the Killing Fields, The Royal palace and the silver Pagoda as well as all 3 markets.Vietnam Biking

The accomodation out here is really good, on arriving i didn't really know what to expect, despite being shown picutres by alice at the training day i was still unsure of where we would be living, but was very pleasantly suprised. As i'm sure you know, we have our own house between the three of us, so we all have our own room and our own space, 2 bathrooms and a nice dining area. Perhaps i'm a bit biased since i love asian cuisine, but the food is really good, and it's lovely not to have to worry about doing it myself.  We hope to try and do a cookery lesson at some point before we leave and have seen lots of places where we can do that so when we come back we'll all be professional Khmer chefs!
  
On thursday we start our next part of the project, and it seems very strange that we have already finsihed at trailblazers and the orphanage.
  
I really loved working at the orphanage - the children are all very loving and when we arrived on the first day a couple of them ran up to us and gave us big hugs. I found that i had a passion for teaching and am quite sad that that part is over, although we've promised to go back and visit the kids before we leave.  

Working at trail blazers was quite an experience!! visiting the villages where trailblazers was helping out was very interesting, and a great way to see what rural life in cambodia is like. This was definately the best part of working there, although we did meet some lovely people whilst we were working at the base in siem reap, washing sand etc. On one trip out to one of the villages we were most definately the star attraction for that day if not the entire week/month, with the whole village crowding round us and
wanting to get a good look at us!
  
We're looking forward to the next part of the project and will keep you
updated on how that goes.
  
   
Laura, Vivienne and Maud!

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Name: Kim Leong & Family from Singapore (2 adults & 1 child 13 years old)
Date: 11-12 June 2009 (Angkor Cycling 2 Days)

Consider the first time to Cambodia. It is amazing and eye opener for us on this trip. Our request for a supporting vehicle because of my daughter and also we just book for 2 days cycling and we were provided a supporting vehicle along with us. Excellent cycling guide, helpful, understanding cycling team and support driver.

The 2 days trip covers different routes and destinations. In addition to seeing some of the temples in Siem Reap, we were given an excellent tour on the historical facts, the culture, boat ride at the lake and surely not forgetting the visit to one of the home in the village where we carried out some community work with the cycling team.

Our appreciation to the cycling team and effort for providing an unforgettable and memorable trip for us.

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Name: Audrey Huang & Mr. Chris (USA)
Date: 11 - 18 May 2009 (Cycling Angkor to Sihanouk Ville)

We really enjoyed the bike tour. Both the driver, An Souk and the guide, San Bouen, were EXCELLENT. We really enjoyed their company and their knowledge. Bouen is an exceptional guide and his knowledge of the temples was comprehensive. Overall, we really liked the trip. Thank you so much for helping us arrange it.

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Names: William Minton, Rowan Gaffney, Louise Kavanagh, Johanne Nelson, Catherine Morpeth, Hector Witt, Rachel Dixon, Alexandra Locker, Daniel Jarrett (U.K)
Dates: 1 April to 10 June 2009 (Gap Year Volunteer Group 6-10 Weeks) 

Everything is great here thanks. Most of the placements I found great. Although despite seeing the benefit of the work we were doing I didn't feel that the trailblazers placement was that great. Only one person really took the time to explain anything. The other placements that the 10 weekers did I found particularly good. I think that if it is possible for the 6 weekers to experience maybe one of the placements they would gain alot from it.
  
We really got under the skin the country and managed to feel like we were helping where it was really needed and mixing with lovely people.

The house is lovely and we are really enjoying the placements and the tuk tuk driver are really funny! 
No problems to report and all three of us are travelling afterwards around Thailand as well.

Thanks,

Rowan Will and Cat xx

Apologies for not getting in contact thoughout the last ten weeks, internet time was so valuable and went so quickly! 

But it was the most amazing experience that I'll never forget, and it's all thanks to you at The Leap, because I'd never have heard about it otherwise. So thankyou!

Thankyou so much for all the support and help, it's been invaluable.

Catherine Morpeth

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Name: Hugh, Fiona and Sarah Stocker 03pax (New Zealand)
Dates: 14-19 February 2009 (Angkor Adventure 6 Days/ 5 Nights)

We enjoyed our stay in Cambodia very much, and thought the cycle guide Mr. B San was excellent. His knowledge of the history of Cambodia and the  temple sites was excellent. He was always friendly and and helpful.

Your company provided good value for money, was reliable and provided all the things you said you would. We would be happy to recommend your company to other tourists.

Thank you very much for  a wonderful experience.

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cambodia tourLara Chapple, Rosie Cornick (UK)
Date: 6 January to 16 March 2009 (Gap Year Volunteer 10 Weeks)


I have just filled in the post scheme questionnaire but I also wanted to include a letter to say thank you again for everything. Our fantastic experience with The Leap was brought sharply in to focus when we did a volunteer project with another company, which was a disaster.
  
This was the single best experience of my life, everyone was so helpful and made the whole process really easy. Socheat our project leader was beyond incredible…I only have good things to say! I had never done anything like this before but I know that all of my expectations were exceeded.

The morning work in Samrong village was amazing. It was really good fun weaving the baskets (although I struggled a bit with the mats)! In the same way as the well, it was amazing to see a tangible finished project. I have so many pictures of her house in various stages of being built and finally when it was finished! It was a really amazing thing to be a part of. Building the paddy field was the hardest work I have ever done! It was particularly bad when it got to the point when Socheat turned around on the way back home and said, "It's getting really hot now". You can only imagine how hot Lara and I were!! It is also very cool to know that the next placement is going to be planting that field we laboured over! 
  
I will never forget Cambodia and my experience there and I know I speak for Lara and our families as well when I say how well looked after and safe we felt. Thank you again for everything!
  
X Love Rosie Cornick x

Thank you so much for your email. I really appreciate all your efforts. 
  
I mainly wanted to share with you, what an incredible experience we are all having. Though I am speaking on behalf of the others, we all talk a lot about how we feel about Cambodia, and I well and truly believe that you have given us every angle on the country. For that, I am eternally grateful. I have never been so involved, and felt like I'm truly being of service in a place before. Siem Reap is beautiful! I am very excited about returning there, and the new arrangements sound superb. Pnom Penh is fantastic! I was shocked (in a positive way, if that makes sense) byt the poverty that is ousted from the main city. It is a real privilege to be able to see how the majority live, and, not to sound overly cheesy, but it is certainly teaching me a lot, as it's a true awakening.
  
The highlight at Trailblazer was certainly going out to deliver the filters, and seeing the rural communtities. Teaching at the orphanage there was such fun, and they have made tremendous progress in building the place in the short period I was there for. The children's English is surprisingly fluent! cambodia_travel

Here, the work is beautifully hard. I love waking up knowing I will see something that I am sure to remember. The Monks are a dream, they really are. Though I feel very attached to those adorable kids at the pagoda already. They are fast learners, and refuse to have a break from their lessons. The Nuns and kids at the afternoon school are just as bright and gorgeous! It is a pleasure teaching them. Plus I have aquired a new flower-making skill from my visit ti the community this morning.
  
Of course, I have so much else to say, but I thought I would touch base and thank you for allowing me such an experience. It is more than what I could have asked for on this placement, and I really mean that.
  
Lara.


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Joelle Dunne, Katherine Brashaw, Natasha South, Hannah Standring (UK)
Date: 6 January to 16 February 2009 (Gap Year Volunteer Group 6 Weeks)


All is well here, you guys have done an amazing job at organizing us! We have met other people with different organizations who have not had such good experiences.

Socheat is the perfect project host and has been looking after us very well. The family we are staying with are lovely and I think everyone is pretty much happy with the way things are :)

The work is good, think we like the orphanage more then Trailblazers, we seem to clock watch a bit there but it's fine and does break the day up. Cambodia is an amazing country and I'm loving Siem Reap so far so no complaints from me! 

Joelle

I am home now and already Cambodia seems very far away! 
   
Socheat and his family are amazing, you have found a gem there. If we need anything we ask him and he is very helpful. He is doing the volunteer work in Phnom Penh with us as well so he really cares.
  
In terms of the work I have really enjoyed everything we have done. It's great that we have had such variety but at the same time I have felt as though we have had enough time to make a difference.

Katherine Brashaw

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Name: Financial Design for Life (AFA Rising Star Winner)  14people (Australia)

Dates: 31st Jan - 01st Feb 2009 CYCLING CHALLENGE (2 Days Angkor)

The group had a great time your service was excellent. Chris Browne (Tour Leader) 

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Name: Jenny Gould (Australia)
Date: 28th Dec 2008 to 06th Jan 2009 (Cambodia Trekking & Cycling Trip)

 

My time in Cambodia well exceeded any expectations that I had of the country and especially the organized tour.  Being the only person on the tour gave me an incredibly high level of personalized service by Socheat and several local guides, particularly Rith.  You were both so knowledgeable in all areas of the temples, museums, villages, locals and surrounding areas as well as being personable and very easy to get along with.  It was a pleasure being in your company.  The itinerary covered the regular tourist spots along with many less visited and traveled.  A particular highlight for me was the village stay at Chambok – the happy village life makes you realize that you don’t need material objects to be happy.  The balance between trekking and cycling was perfect and was a much more enjoyable way of getting around with the perfect weather.  I can still taste the jack fruit in my mouth and I’m missing the fish soups every day. 

Thank you for such a fantastic trip, I can’t wait to get to Vietnam and catch up with you again in the next 12 months!

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Names: David Treacher & Susan Parker (England)
Date: 08th to 23rd November 2008 (13 Days Bangkok to Sihanouk Ville)

The holiday was excellently organized with a good diversity of activities, accommodation etc. Restaurants were good and you were flexible with Sue's requests. Thank you for finding all the fruit many of which I had never had and some which Sue had not tasted. We were very well looked after. We enjoyed the home stay in Chambok as it made us appreciate electricity and facilities elsewhere. Dara (the driver for support vehicle) was very helpful and seemed to enjoy the trip which also helps.

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Names: Peter (England), Waifong Yip (Malaysia) & Soira Stone (New Zealand)
Date: 16th to 25th November 2008 (Cambodia Discovery Trip)

We have enjoyed traveling around Cambodia especially the cycling. The Khmers are a friendly bunch of people. Boeun was very informative and helpful. He was always making sure that we were ok and looked after us very well. You have been very good. It was very much appreciated. The drivers we had were very good, helpful and friendly.  We liked Steung Siem Reap Hotel and Goldiana Hotel in Phnom Penh very much as the staff were helpful and friendly and the pools were nice. The home-stay in Beng Melea had good scenery. Overall you and your team have done a great job organizing the tour for us. We will definitely recommend your travel company and to our friends and families.

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Name: Shelley Perry (California USA)
Date: 21st & 22nd November 2008 (Angkor Cycling 2 Days)

The two days were great.  So overall it was a great few days and great experience.  I loved the Floating Villages, that was awesome.  Second day was great too. The two places you chose for lunch both days were great!!! I liked the routes because they were different, one in the countryside, water, the other temples. Once again, the guide was great guy and terrific guide. I would like to come back to Cambodia at some time.

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Names: Singapore International Golf Hub (12 people)
Date: 05th to 08th August 2008 (Cambodia Golf Tour)

Sofitel Royal Angkor Hotel is nice. We really enjoyed the 02 golf courses of 18 holes at Sofitel Phukeetra Golf and Angkor Golf Courts. The green at Sofitel Phukeetra is better. The tour at the temple wasgreat. All the ladies enjoyed the half day Spa package at Shinta Mani while we were playing golf. Thank you to look after them well. Thank you so much also to offer complementary massages to all our men at the Sofitel.

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Names: Marcia & Paul Secord (USA)
Dates: 08th-12th January 2008 (Cambodia Bird Watching Trip)

A fantastic trip - with the temples Angkor a high point (one of many) for me! Our guide there, Sophoan Rath, was especially good - we highly recommend him for future tours. He was able to show us a large temple some miles out in the country, which was much appreciated and  a bit of an extra effort for him. 

We a still amazed that everything, and I do mean everything, worked so well - right down to the flights home.