Angkor Park is vast comprised more than 200 temples and easy to get lost. Each temple keep its secret history not only just pile of rocks and standing monuments and we strongly suggest you to employ tour guide to bring you around.
Our guides are fully licensed accredited by Ministry Of Tourism and are knowledgable about history, temple sites, other attractions beside temples such as National Museum, Tonle Sap lake including several main fishing and floating villages and flooded mangrove forest, stilted houses, pagodas, paradise waterfall on the Kulen Platau, holy shrines, sandstone quarries, , river of a thousand lingas with numerous carvings of phallic symbols underriverbed etc...
There are dozen reports and feedbacks about our co-workers' guide services from satisfied clients that can be witnessed as below :
-Jame Loghran & Jessica Loghram, Sydney, Australia
Samuel Lim from Siem Reap Guide Services was recommended to us by our Australian friends and is an excellent guide for Angkor. He is quite knowledgeable about both the history of the ruins as well as general information about Cambodia and its culture.
We were travelling with a 3-year old and Sam was extremely patient. He helped us with the little boy in climbing the numerous steps that we had to climb at each and every temple. He was the very height of conscientiousness, highly informed and extremely educational. He performed all his duties with kindness, hospitality and diligence, in particular for making our Cambodia trip very special and memorable!
Finally, the attention he pays to keeping the water cooler well stocked and having cool face wipes ready for use is as you come back from all the climbing is just awesome! And have eaten at his parent in-law is absolutely fantastic with real-authentic home-cooked meals.
I would definitely recommend him to anyone who would like a personal tour catered to your needs.
-Mike Deadlock & Monica Deadlock & Family, Florida, USA
Like others more than hundred posters review on this T_ A thread, we too have used Samuel Lim Seim Reap Guide Services and found him to be professional, personable, punctual, friendly, experienced, intelligent, knowledgeable, interesting and funny! We booked Sam as our tour guide for 2 days in March and our whole trip was faultless with his great recommendation on accommodation and interesting things to do in Siem reap. My partner & I had the absolute pleasure of having Sam as our tour guide/driver in Siem Reap Cambodia. Also beside of his great tour guide services into temples and wealth of knowledge on histories, people, custom and country Sam was also incredibly sweet when we fell unwell. He took us to a pharmacy and translated everything for me. Due to our illness through all of this Sam was always considerate accommodating of the changes. We cannot speak highly enough of his service and he goes out of his way to help us and made a wonderful trip.We would have no hesitation in recommending Sam and certainly would hire him again when next we are in Cambodia. Sam is a hard working young man trying to earn honest dollar.
-Jason Soo & Katherin Soo, Sentosa, Singapore
My husband and I spent 2 days and booked Siem Reap Guide Services with Rani in this winter. Raniwas terrific and we can't say enough good things about him. We found him through many positive reviews on TripAdvisor, emailed him, and set up together our trip schedule promptly. The first time we met him when he picked us up from the Siem Reap airport to transfer us to our hotel, Rani began telling us about the area and temples on the car ride. It was immediately clear that he loves his job and is extremely knowledgeable about the history of his country. Beyond that, he's just a really likable guy, friendly, humble, punctual - very down-to-earth, funny, and nice as can be. Over the 2 day trip, Rani took us everywhere and anywhere we wanted to go, even stopping at a local market to help us haggle for cooking materials and Khmer hammock to bring back home! With Rani, we were able to do as much or as little as we wanted to do. "and very Flexbile", he would say. Plus he took pride in the photos he took of us, making sure to get the best picture possible. He also pointed out to us all the perfect photo opportunities, which we appreciated.
We got to do so much with Rani that we wouldn't have with another tour guide, like walking through the forest to get from one place to another and to avoid big crowds.
If you're taking a trip to Siem Reap, don't hesitate to contact Rani to be your tour guide. He'll make your trip so enjoyable. We're so glad we found him!
-Tony Chan & Kate Chan, Victoria, Australia
Siem Reap Guide Services best private tours ever! Our guide was Nin and was fantastic. I went with Nin for 3 days, after found his raved reviews of Trip Advisor and I could not fault his knowledge at all. His knowledge of Cambodia and temples are truly amazing and If there is a rating over 5 stars, Nin deserves that. I would point to things and he would be able to give me the background of the object and why it was there and facts all its behind. I found him very accommodating and informative. Discovering to Angkor regions were a lot of massive temples, rubbles, giant trees and wanting to see them, Nin made it happen and brought us to new world and beated out of crowds . I asked to eat with the locals instead of the tourist locations, he was very obliging and recommended us to experience his parent in-law family run restaurant where we had the best tasty Fish Amok than we ate all restaurants in town . Highly recommended Sam and his private guided tours and definitely come back to his service again in the near future. Thanks Nin !
-John Preston & Connie Preston, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Our opportunity and experience for touring Angkor Wat with Siem Reap Guide Services and Samuel Lim has been a delight. We found him to be extremely friendly, knowledgeable and informative about not only Angkor Wat, but about all things Cambodian. When we asked him a question about some of the local food available at the markets, Sam had driven to take a detour to show us a special market, and even bought us a Khmer spices after we finished our cooking class attending! (not to mention all the cool stuff you told us about bugs and termites!) Getting to see and learn about the many temples we toured was fantastic (of course) but probably just as interesting was getting to learn so much from you about Cambodian customs, food, and history.
We would highly recommend Sam as an English-language tour guide to anyone. My wife and I having daily cold waters, the cool towels, and the air-conditioned SUV are all huge assets to the services he offers. We also really appreciate how his helpful have been in pointing out good photo opportunities, not to mention the many photos he so kindly offered to take for us.
Many thanks again for everything you've taught and shown us over the past two days; Sam, you have hugely enriched our experience here in Cambodia.
-Roberto Kane & White Kane, Los Angele, CA, USA
Got his contact from our friends that had used Seim Reap Guide Services from last year. We decided to engage Sam as our tour guide during our 3 days trip in Siem Reap. We were satisfied no any regret with all aspect of his service based on his experiences and wealth of knowledge. All our emails were answered promptly with significant info and hhat we liked the most is his flexibility and his friendliest If we decided to change our plans or go to other temples or stay at another one longer he was all ok to accommodate us with smiles and patience!
He always on time, reliable, knowledgeable great personality and I must say his private guided tour is fantastic and price is very good deal too.
His English is good as well and so it is easy to ask him questions, hear some Cambodia history or just chat while touring ruins or driving.
We are planning another trip to Siem Reap coming December and I definitely going to use his services again! Thanks Sam and see you again in the near future!!!
-Jake Anderson & Jenna Anderson, San Fransisco, CA, USA
Our family of two medical professional and 4 kids lived in Thailand for 5 months doing volunteer work with local not-for-profit organizations. Before we are back to USA after we are done our volunteer work, we had so incredibly holiday in Siem Reap Angkor Region and fortunate to have found Siem Reap Guide Services and our guide Mr John from Internet Forum and enjoyed his superb guiding services and company.
John had everything we were looking for in a guide: knowledgeable of the history and culture of the area, willing to tailor trips to meet our needs, charming and kind, and remarkably good at spoken and written English. (We did not meet any other guides--or indeed many Cambodians at all--that spoke English as well as he.) He guided us on trips to a number of Angkor Wat-area temples, to Tonle Sap Lake, and to Phnom Kulen Mountain. Our experiences were consistently excellent, and we would highly recommend John to any English speaker looking for a guide in Siem Reap.
-Johnny Clinton & Sheri Clinton, Calgary, Canada
We were very lucky to come across Trip Advisor website and found a high class tour guide from Siem Reap Guide Services. We have spent our honeymoon at the Angkor Wat and had a wonderful tour with Samuel Lim for 3 days around Siem Reap, Angkor Wat and its magnificent adjacent. Sam is an excellent tour guide with great knowledge, punctual, funny, reliable, gentle, and fully experiences in his professionalism. He has also showed us places, local restaurants and his family kitchen, also provided information on Cambodia, culture and people. We were impressed about his great English and patience answered all of our questions. During our 3 days we went to visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom including Bayon, Ta Prohm, Bantey Srei, Phnom Kulen, Beng Mealea, Koh Ker Group and Tonle Sap lake and we loved all the attractions and his flexible itinerary to suit our preferences.We would highly recommended Sam to anyone who look for the best experiences ever and we will definitely return and will use Sam as tour guide.
-Anthony Crane & Clair Crane, New York, USA
Incredible Private Guided Tours organized by Siem Reap Guide Services And Nin Is Our Great Tutor’s Choice For Touring, Exploring Ruins In Angkor Region And Get Closer To Cambodia Histories!
What’s an amazing experience and wonderful trip to Siem Reap Cambodia made by Sam! You can’t go wrong with him based on his expert, experiences and wealth of knowledge about temples, daily life of people, myths and Cambodia custom. We are Yankees, learned out about this private tours via Trip Advisor. All raved reviews he has attracted our preference and advanced thought, he will be our great host for Siem Reap Tours. We emailed to enquire about his private guided tours for us including 5 star hotel reservation. We were very impressed with prompt reply with suggested itinerary for 3 days and very details in term of costs of tours that we are going to pay for any admission fee, tolls, special evening dinner with cultural show ( had good front seats and yummy Khmer buffet ) and what’s attractions we are going to visit for our 3 days etc.., totally no hidden costs so very convenient for us to bring enough cashes.
For 5 star accommodation, he booked us a very nice Deluxe Double Room at Sokha Hotel with very reasonable, cheaper than we do our own through internet booking from home and that is a such great hotel has good buffet breakfast , nice salty pool, good location and helpful staffs.
First day our arrival at late evening, Nin came extra miles and spent his times to greet me and my wife at the air-port with our name on his sign-board then send us to hotel. He helped to take care of our hotel registration form till finish to make sure we could go to bed early and have comfortable sleep.
Second day he picked us up from hotel at 9 am with an excellent air-con, very clean SUV. We went to visit Angkor Wat the 7 world’s wonder, Ta Prohm the Lara Crofts temple and inside temple out he has a lot of explanations on histories, myths, architectural style and founders. Afternoon we had lunch at his wife ‘s parent restaurant that we had plenty of authentic delicious foods, fruit shakes and especially Milk Fruits the local fruit that we have never eaten before. We continue to Bayon the interesting stunning Buddha Faces before heading to hotel pool and chilled out. Evening visit cultural show with great front seats and buffet dinner.
Third day we got up and had breakfast early around 7 am before heading to Bantey Srei the citadel of women and its detailed carvings made on pink sandstone. Continue to scenic drive up to Phnom Kulen to viist a river of thousand lingas carved on the riverbed ( phallic symbol based on Shiva god ), active pagoda and magical waterfall that has attracted many local tourists to visit all special times of the year. Lunch at local place on the way, good but still thinking his parent in law kitchen much more better. Afternoon we were lucky enough to reach Beng Mealea the sprawling jungle temple has more vegetation than Tomb Raider and only a few couples remnant on the site. We were playing Indiana Jones on the ruble and very interest with this temple natural state. Head back to hotel around 5 pm and pool.
Forth day worth to get up early at 5 am for fantastic first light of sunrise at Angkor Wat temple that its 5 towers looked like Silhouette against to neat sky. Back to hotel for breakfast and bed. Afternoon around 3 pm Sam picked us up from hotel and heading to Kompong Phluk the fishing village homed about 3000 people living on stilted houses along the shore of Great Tonle Sap Lake. It is beautiful village, worth boat trip and saw the real ways of people life. Back to hotel at 6 pm.
Fifth day we were very hard to say bye to Nin and leave his country once he does air-port send-off for us at afternoon and we told him definitely to come back here again to meet you and your beautiful country.
Nin is truly super tour guide that we have never had for our trip around the globe for 15 years. His courteous attitude and guest’s orientation was brilliant and he must be highly recommended, deserve 5 stars rated as top tour guide and Cambodia tour coordinator.
-Leo Sisco & Lynn Sisco, London, United Kingdom
Samuel Lim is the best tour guide/driver we used in all of SE Asia ! Like others more than hundred posters review on this T_ A thread, we too have used Sam from Siem Reap Guide Services and found him to be professional, personable, punctual, friendly, experienced, intelligent, knowledgeable, interesting and funny!
We booked Sam as our tour guide for 2 days in March and our whole trip was faultless with his great recommendation on accommodation and interesting things to do in Siem reap. My partner & I had the absolute pleasure of having Sam as our tour guide/driver in Siem Reap Cambodia.
Also beside of his great tour guide services into temples and wealth of knowledge on histories, people, custom and country Sam was also incredibly sweet when we fell unwell. He took us to a pharmacy and translated everything for me. Due to our illness through all of this Sam was always considerate accommodating of the changes. We cannot speak highly enough of his service and he goes out of his way to help us and made a wonderful trip. We would have no hesitation in recommending Sam and certainly would hire him again when next we are in Cambodia. Sam is a hard working young man trying to earn honest dollar. >
-Lim Chee Meng & Family, KL, Malaysia
We are family of 10 people really enjoyed having Samuel Lim from Siem Reap Guide Services as our tour guide during our a week visit to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. He was very knowledgeable, informative, courteous, friendly, flexible, and easy going to accommodate our needs.
Sam is fantastic and intelligent tour guide for Cambodia. He knows the cities and its adjacent very well, each sites, myths and legends that get involved.
He guided us through Phnom Penh and the Angkor Archeological Park with doubtless that you can go wrong with him. We had seen many attractions through the region and the trip was very memorable, largely because of the work had done by Sam, who proved to be an outstanding and very knowledgeable guide.
Sam chose the highlights of main things to see, to do especially temples and itineraries for us, recommend places to eat in relatively short notice. We would not have seen so much of Phnom Penh tours, Siem Reap and the temple tours without this wonderful tour guide.
He arranged super clean MVP van that air-conditioning working very good and his driver is very safe-driver, friendly, humble and always supply uncountable chilled waters and refreshing towels to us to hydrate and cool after heat of Cambodia.
I would recommend Sam to anyone who thinking of hiring a tour guide while visiting Cambodia.
-Michael Manning & Jenna Manning & Family, Bristol, United Kingdom
Thanks to Trip Advisor for your heaps information that we found our great tour guide in Cambodia. John was brilliant, an outstanding guide throughout our time in Siem Reap Cambodia. We spent four days in Siem Reap visiting many of the local temples including Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Preah Khan, Ta Prohm, Bantey Srei , Tonle Sap lake and Beng Mealea. Sam was very knowledgeable about all of these locations and even provided inside tips on the best spots to climb for the best photo opportunities, chilled waters and refreshing towels after back to heat of each temple tours. But what stood out the most was his energetic, friendly attitude and his willingness to go the extra mile. I would highly recommend John from Siem Reap Guide Services and his private guided tours for your visit Cambodia. We enjoyed his tours so much. He is the number 1 guide!
-Gabriel Robinson & Kate Robinson, Boston, MA, USA
Sam an exceptional tour guide
Sam is highly recommended tour guide for Siem Reap tours experience. We were very lucky enough to have Sam as tour guide during our recently 5 days tours when we were there. We had organized Sam to pick us up from air-port and bring us around for 4 days. We had explored many temples as we were expected including famous Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon, Ta Prohm, Preah Khan, Bantey Srei, Phnom Kulen, Beng Mealea, Koh Ker and great Tonle Sap lake and everything turned out fabulous experience for our holiday.
Sam was awesome, friendly and very informative. We were amazed at how excellent Sam’s English skill and his own knowledge’s temples, Cambodia cultures and politics, Khmer authentic meals recommendation and we had a great chat and discussion with him beside of temple tours. I cannot recommend Sam and his services highly enough.