Kimkim Trip Reviews for Cambodia

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Sapek1362 - cambodia travel in july 2019, Cambodia - Jul 15 - Jul 20, 2019

Traveler: Stephanie L. - Local specialist: Ha Truong

Our guides were friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed touring Angkor Wat and the surrounding area. We appreciated getting to learn more about the history and culture of Cambodia.

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Ha Truong, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Stephanie,

Thank you so much for having us on your lovely trip to Cambodia. It is our great joy and pleasure to assist you in planning little details regarding this tour.

We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the future, with more destinations to explore and more experiences to own! Wish you all the best in life.

Best Regards,
Ha

Cambodia trip, Cambodia - Jun 16 - Jun 22, 2019

Traveler: Sheela B. - Local specialist: Steve Lidgey

Steve and his team took such great care of us throughout the trip! Our two guides, Pich and Dy, were wonderful as they helped navigate us around Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Not only did they show us the sites but they were helpful in recommending places to visit as well. The itinerary crafted by Steve was well thought out and was very accommodating to my family since we could only walk a few miles per day. I highly recommend using this agency for any future Cambodia travels!

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Steve Lidgey, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Sheela,
Many thanks for taking the time to review our services. That really helps future travellers.
We were pleased to welcome you to the Kingdom of Wonder and it seems like both you and your parents have happy memories. Do let us know if you ever plan to return.
Best regards from a sunny Siem Reap in rainy season!
Steve.

Adventure bike , Cambodia - Mar 12 - Mar 23, 2019

Traveler: Teresa O. - Local specialist: Thuy Nguyen

From the moment I emailed Kimkim to our departure from Phonm Pehn , it was perfection! I've previously been a travel agent and would highly recommend Kimkim Travel & Ms Thuy. We asked for a biking/beach adventure through Cambodia with 4-5 star accommodation, Ms Thuy nailed the entire itinerary. She sent the route we should ride/drive with suggestions of accommodation. The accommodation was outstanding! The transfers were seamless which makes life so much easier. Our guide from Siem Reap down... read more

From the moment I emailed Kimkim to our departure from Phonm Pehn , it was perfection! I've previously been a travel agent and would highly recommend Kimkim Travel & Ms Thuy. We asked for a biking/beach adventure through Cambodia with 4-5 star accommodation, Ms Thuy nailed the entire itinerary. She sent the route we should ride/drive with suggestions of accommodation. The accommodation was outstanding! The transfers were seamless which makes life so much easier. Our guide from Siem Reap down to Phonm Pehn was awesome, his English was great which helped us greatly in every aspect of travel. We were able to adjust our itinerary during the days as it was much hotter than we anticipated. We loved our four nights in Siem Reap, especially upgrading hotels for a night at the Shinta Mani Angkor, our champagne on arrival set the scene!! Ms Thuy also suggested Koh Rong Island in a Beach Bungalow at the Sok San Resort, this is a must do if you stay on the Island.
Kimkim Travel is definitely the only way to go if you want an Independent/flexible holiday that you can design around your individual needs and wants.
Thanks Ms Thuy & Kimkim for a perfect, seamless, fantastic Adventure through the beautiful country of Cambodia."
Warmest Regards
Teresa & Matt

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Thuy Nguyen, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Teresa & Matt,

I sincerely thank you for such motivating feedback that is priceless gift to me in particular and Kim Kim's team in general. I am truly glad to know that you all were satisfied with our travel arrangements and had great time in Cambodia. And we hope to welcome you back on other memorable holidays to other destinations with us.
Thank you so much once again for traveling with Kim Kim.

Warmest regards,
Ms. Thuy

Sapek547 cambodia cycle trip, Cambodia - Mar 3 - Mar 10, 2019

Traveler: andrew w. - Local specialist: Trang Tran

We tagged a 6 day cambodia trip onto a far east excursion. .we asked for a lot and after 4 suggestions got exactly what we wanted. Great cycling and tour guides 10 out of 10.

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Trang Tran, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Mr Andrew,

Thank you so much for your nice feedback about recent trip to Cambodia. We are very glad to know that you are all round satisfied with our services. We hope to welcome you on your next trip to Asia soon.

Best regards
Trang

Cambodia, Cambodia - Feb 1 - Feb 11, 2019

Traveler: Joyce L. - Local specialist: Steve Lidgey

It was a beautiful trip and the guides, such as Dao in Laos and Mak in Siem Reap went out of their way to provide us with all the experiences we had hope to have. Going to alms in Laos, having 2 hours with a meditation master in Hanchey Bamboo Resort, and visiting Angkor Thom were some of the highlights. While in Siem Reap we stayed at Jaya House. We have traveled extensively and there are few hotels that we have appreciated as much as Jaya House. Thank you for choosing that hotel. ... read more

It was a beautiful trip and the guides, such as Dao in Laos and Mak in Siem Reap went out of their way to provide us with all the experiences we had hope to have. Going to alms in Laos, having 2 hours with a meditation master in Hanchey Bamboo Resort, and visiting Angkor Thom were some of the highlights. While in Siem Reap we stayed at Jaya House. We have traveled extensively and there are few hotels that we have appreciated as much as Jaya House. Thank you for choosing that hotel. It was such a pleasure to work with Steve, our local specialist, in planning the trip. We had some unusual requests and he definitely listened to us and even provided us with options of which we were not even aware. Will definitely use the services of KimKim again, and if we return to SEAsia, will ask for Steve. Thank you.

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Steve Lidgey, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Joy,
Many thanks for taking the time to review our services. I am very pleased they met your satisfaction. I will share the comments with the guides.
There was nothing too unusual about your requests. All very manageable and we pride ourselves on doing customised tours. We believe that is how travel should be...changed to meet each individuals needs.
Wishing you all the best and it would be a pleasure to welcome you back to the Far East.
Best regards, Steve.

Authentic cambodia, Cambodia - Feb 4 - Feb 13, 2019

Traveler: Eric R. - Local specialist: Steve Lidgey

My wife and I spent a wonderful 10 days in Cambodia in Feb 2019 on a trip designed by Steve to see as much of the "authentic Cambodia" as we could in the limited time we had in-country. In short, to say that we enjoyed the trip would be an understatement. Steve's local knowledge and expert planning made all the difference - we hadn't been to Cambodia before so his suggestions and recommendations were absolutely invaluable. Our guides (Reya in Phnom Penh and Dy in Battambang / Siem Reap) and... read more

My wife and I spent a wonderful 10 days in Cambodia in Feb 2019 on a trip designed by Steve to see as much of the "authentic Cambodia" as we could in the limited time we had in-country. In short, to say that we enjoyed the trip would be an understatement. Steve's local knowledge and expert planning made all the difference - we hadn't been to Cambodia before so his suggestions and recommendations were absolutely invaluable. Our guides (Reya in Phnom Penh and Dy in Battambang / Siem Reap) and drivers were just fantastic, and all trip logistics (transport, hotels, restaurants/cultural events etc) were impeccably handled. Our trip really wouldn't have been the same without Steve's input...
We started the visit in Phnom Penh (to avoid the Chinese New Year tourist crush in Siem Reap) and had a great visit with Reya to the Royal Museum, National Museum, and the S21 Detention Centre and Killing Fields (pretty depressing, but obviously an important part of the country's recent history). Next was Battambang with Dy, in which we experienced the French colonial centre, saw the nearby bat caves at dusk (pretty amazing natural phenomenon), took a ride on the Bamboo train, and did a bike tour through local communities to see how they produce rice paper and other local products. Also saw the Phare circus one evening - definitely recommended.
Then onwards to Siem Reap to see some of the Temples of Angkor, including Angkor Wat. Totally amazing complex and history - with some of the oldest temples in the area dating back some 1,000 years - but the truth is you'd really need months to see everything! We also spent a morning on the Tonle Sap lake, which included a visit to the village of Kompong Khleang (only possible to drive through in the dry season when the lake level is at its lowest). Here we had a really heartwarming experience - whilst checking out the local fish drying process on an extremely hot day, a fortuitous encounter with lots of kids coming out of school and an ice cream vendor lead to about 70 ice creams being handed out to all the kids in town (plus a few adults as well). The cost was nothing but the happiness generated was incredible.
Aside from the sites we visited and the local cuisine, one of the highlights for us was the Cambodian people themselves - incredibly friendly, dignified, hard working. Truly amazing people.
But back to the overall trip - I can't emphasize the value of Steve's local knowledge in making this trip so memorable for us. I would highly recommend - especially for first time travellers to Cambodia - booking through Steve. And as for us, we will certainly be back in Cambodia sometime soon!

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Steve Lidgey, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Eric.
Thanks for your kind words. We worked hard to give you and Pamela a fabulous trip and it paid off. Of course it does help you told us about your interests and preferences. That makes the planning a lot easier.
I will share your lovely comments with our guides and drivers. They are the hardest working of all.
It would be a pleasure to welcome you again to Cambodia.

Sapek949: siem reap adventurous xmas 2018, Cambodia - Dec 22 - Dec 25, 2018

Traveler: Milish R. - Local specialist: LinhB Bui

Men and Ny were awesome :)

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LinhB Bui, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks Milish, I passed your good words to the guides. Hope to welcome you again in Asia soon.

Cambodia, Cambodia - Dec 30 - Jan 4, 2019

Traveler: Gillian E. - Local specialist: Huyen Nghiem

The planning process was great but the itinerary was a little dull. We were looking for a little more adventure. Luckily our local guide was able to change our itinerary to better suit our needs.

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Huyen Nghiem, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Gillian,
Thank you very much for booking with Kim Kim & your good review. We will try to improve our service to serve you in your next coming trip.
Yours sincerelys,
Huyen Nghiem (ms)

Jimmy

Travelling from siem reap to phnom penh then siahnookville, Cambodia - Dec 18 - Dec 24, 2018

Traveler: Jimmy T. - Local specialist: Steve Lidgey

This was an absolute pleasure from planning right through to the experience, which raged from navigating the crowded terraces of Angkor Wat to an impromptu game of "hacky-sack" Cambodian style at night on the riverbank in Phnom Penh. Our principle guide, Sarun, was a wealth of historical information and our night food Vespa Adventures tour was a highlight. The local specialists were Travel Asia a la carte and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone who wants a tailor-made tour. Just make sure you include the Phare Circus - a highlight of our two weeks in Vietnam and Cambodia.

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Steve Lidgey, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Jimmy & Sue,
Thanks for travelling with Travel Asia a la carte. It was a pleasure to meet you in Siem Reap and I'm glad to hear that the tour was an 'absolute pleasure'. The information received during the tour planning about your likes and dislikes was exactly what we needed to plan the perfect trip.
Please share with your friends and family the wonders of Cambodia and hopefully they will visit us someday.
Happy New Year for 2019 and thanks again.

Cambodia, Cambodia - Dec 28 - Jan 12, 2019

Traveler: Janet R. - Local specialist: Jasmine Whitney

A truly beautiful holiday - every aspect - thankyou

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Steve Grace, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks Janet! It was fun working with you on this itinerary. Hope to see you again.
Steve

Thailand & cambodia , Cambodia - Mar 27 - Mar 31, 2018

Traveler: Claire B. - Local specialist: Adam Platt-Hepworth

The entire trip with kimkim and Grasshopper adventures was truly a seamless and spectacular experience. The details were perfectly coordinated and the service was outstanding. My boyfriend and I enjoyed all sorts of nice surprises and experiences along the way from refreshments and cool towels to awesome stops at longan orchards and temples and roadside stands. Our two guides, Tik and Vicheka and their drivers were true professionals and did a great job of making us feel comfortable and... read more

The entire trip with kimkim and Grasshopper adventures was truly a seamless and spectacular experience. The details were perfectly coordinated and the service was outstanding. My boyfriend and I enjoyed all sorts of nice surprises and experiences along the way from refreshments and cool towels to awesome stops at longan orchards and temples and roadside stands. Our two guides, Tik and Vicheka and their drivers were true professionals and did a great job of making us feel comfortable and safe and going above and beyond to make sure we had a wonderful time. The trip was amazing and we are so glad we went with KimKim and Grasshopper!

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Adam Platt-Hepworth, local specialist, responded to this review:

Claire,
We are all quite happy to read your review. Thanks for the kind words! I've had a chance to debrief with the guides and they very much enjoyed being with you on tour. There's lots to explore in Asia and we look forward to seeing you again in this part of the world.

Spiritual journey to angkor wat & cambodia, Cambodia - Jul 4 - Jul 15, 2017

Traveler: Wynette Y. - Local specialist: Laurence de Laminne

Perfect in Siem Reap! As you know, not as good in Phnom Penh.

I really appreciated the way that she grasped the kind of trip I was after, found a dinner companion for me, and matched me with an intelligent and compatible guide.

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Laurence de Laminne, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Wynette,
Thank you for your feedback. We are please to hear you keep a wonderful souvenir of your journey with us... And we will be please to welcome you maybe for another adventure later on ....
Have a nice day
Estelle