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Steve Lidgey

As general manager, I oversee our team in handcrafting unique journeys. We believe in letting our guests experience the destination by, where possible, giving them interaction with local people. Fortunately, in Cambodia, people are very open and eager to meet tourists making interaction easier. I believe travelers should also give something back to the place they are visiting - that can include just being friendly and communicating with local people. As a travel agent, we then help on the rest in order to do things in a responsible manner by supporting as many local people and projects as possible.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Cambodia is a small country so we cover the whole country for all budgets. We specialize in personalized travel, listening to our guests and creating unique itineraries according to the interests, budget and other requirements. Where possible we try to include local interaction, be that stopping at the side of the road to try local snacks with vendors to staying at local community homestays."

How did you get involved in travel?

"After I left college I worked in Germany for a hotel that was only open from Apr-Oct. Working hard I was able to save lots of money and travel to see the world. After visiting 50+ countries I decided to get a job that allows me to help others travel. First I worked back in my home country (England) before moving to Cambodia where I set up my own travel company.
The personal desire to travel is still there. However, instead of counting countries, I prefer to explore places I like in more depth and off the beaten track. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Inevitably I should mention Cambodia. I was lucky enough to visit in 1994 and had Angkor Wat almost all to myself. It wasn't a happy time in Cambodia as the civil war was still going on and there was an air of sadness to the country. Many places were off limits and I hired a motorbike to visit the temples. It was educational more than enjoyable at that time.

Fast forward to 2011 when I next visited Cambodia for a tourism trade show. I was able to see the country developing as a destination with friendly, welcoming people. The dangers were gone and the natural happiness of the Cambodian people returned. I decided to look for work in travel and moved later that year to the capital, Phnom Penh."

Steve is part of the following groups: Laos Travel Agents, Cambodia Travel Agents
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Recent trip reviews for Steve

Family's trip to Cambodia
Cambodia | Jan 7 - Jan 18, 2024

meredith
meredith s.
Australia | Reviewed on Feb 25, 2024
My family's trip to Cambodia was absolutely wonderful
From the first contact with Steve to the fairwell at the airport we could not fault the professionalism the willingness to help for one minute. Our guides Len and Horn where "the best" and our driver "Mr.T" was an absolute gentleman.
We all agreed that Cambodia was our favourite country as the people where so welcoming and kind and not jaded.
Cambodia is an absolute gem and my heart is full of joy when my mind goes back there.
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My family's trip to Cambodia was absolutely wonderful
From the first contact with Steve to the fairwell at the airport we could not fault the professionalism the willingness to help for one minute. Our guides Len and Horn where "the best" and our driver "Mr.T" was an absolute gentleman.
We all agreed that Cambodia was our favourite country as the people where so welcoming and kind and not jaded.
Cambodia is an absolute gem and my heart is full of joy when my mind goes back there.

Hotel Reviews
Palace Gate Hotel & Resort
Phnom Penh

Palace gate Hotel was an oasis, an absolute delight to come home to at the end of the day. Loved the roof top bar and the poolside restaurant where a highlight

Authenticity & Character
The decor was cool and cambodian/old time colonial
Location
Very central
Staff
So friendly
Cleanliness & Comfort
Room was spotless
Canvas & Orchids Retreat (formerly 4 Rivers Floating Lodge)
Koh Kong

Loved the boat ride to reach the island was a relaxing experience Extremely warm welcome and felt relaxed the whole stay Our overwater bungalow was wonderful I particularly loved the wooden shower overlooking the river The well looked after orchids where absolutely stunning and where everywhere

Authenticity & Character
"Island life"
Location
Stunning location Loved diving off our balcony in to the river Swam over to the neighbours for a visit
Staff
Warm and friendly Nothing a problem
Cleanliness & Comfort
Bambu Hotel
Battambang

Only thing that stopped this hotel being 5 stars was that on the nights they have the night club, situated next door, going if there is room put guests in the downstairs rooms as upstairs rooms where quite noisy. Our group where there on a weekend and one has downstairs and the other had an upstairs room, didn't hear a thing downstairs. Just a suggestion ... Anyway we absolutely loved this hotel. The pool was a welcome relief and the poolside bar and restaurant where wonderful, very chill 😎

Authenticity & Character
Felt instantly relaxed. Old world Cambodia
Location
Centrally located
Staff
Friendly and relaxed
Cleanliness & Comfort
The Aviary Hotel
Siem Reap

What an absolute plstaying at the Avery Loved the pools, the roof bar, the coffee and our room was spacious with a cool balcony. The decor was funky and light filled

Authenticity & Character
Plenty of character
Location
Staff
Incredibly friendly and helpful Genuine and engaging
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Royal Palace
Royal Palace
Phnom Penh

Loved hearing about the royal families past

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Tuol Sleng & Russian Market
Tuol Sleng & Russian Market
Phnom Penh

The genocide museum was shocking. It is a credit to the people of Cambodia to not be full of hate. Found it very informative as we had a great guide

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Champey Academy of Arts
Champey Academy of Arts
Phnom Penh

We all absolutely loved the dancing and seeing the kids creating their art We felt privileged to be at their performance and also lived being involved Please visit and support these great kids as they are keeping their beautiful Cambodian culture alive with this new generation What an absolute delight. A huge highlight ✨️

Quality of Experience
Very genuine
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Dinner at Canvas & Orchids
Dinner at Canvas & Orchids
Koh Kong

Absolutely delicious and the service was great

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
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{{start_location}} to {{end_location}} via Hanuman Shooting Range, Udong & Ondong Rossey
Cambodia

Very professional Safety was five star Weapons where excellent

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Dinner at Jaan Bai
Dinner at Jaan Bai
Battambang

Absolutely brilliant food and service Terrific cocktails and amazed that so professional for a training school The staff will go a long way if this is their start.

Quality of Experience
Best place
Food
Food was 10 out of 10
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Half day countryside local industries cycling
Half day countryside local industries cycling
Battambang

Loved visiting the rice paper, fried banana, fruit plantation, rice wine and sticky rice business What a great group of producers Very interesting to hear their stories and see how it is done

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Phare, the Cambodian Circus (Seat B - open seating in the rear half of the middle seating area)
Phare, the Cambodian Circus (Seat B - open seating in the rear half of the middle seating area)
Siem Reap

This was fantastic Must see

Quality of Experience
Very funny and talented performers
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Phnom Sampeau sunset
Phnom Sampeau sunset
Battambang

The caves and the temple along with the bats migrating out of the cave was a great sight

Quality of Experience
Traditional dance performance and dinner
Traditional dance performance and dinner
Siem Reap

Very nice evening The performance was impressive and dinner was delicious

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
A morning with the elephants at Kulen Elephant Forest
A morning with the elephants at Kulen Elephant Forest
Siem Reap

Very professional operation but still felt personal and the staff and keepers where very accommodating

Quality of Experience
Loved being able to move around the elephants a get some great photos
Food
Delicious lunch, plenty of food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Dinner at Chanrey Tree
Dinner at Chanrey Tree
Siem Reap

Very nice evening, quite special event Venue was beautiful in amongst the garden area Food delicious

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Service top shelf
Tatai Waterfall (private excursion)
Tatai Waterfall (private excursion)
Koh Kong

Beautiful swimming spot and highlight was sitting under the waterfalls

Quality of Experience
Food
Cooked lunch on the boat, delicious Enjoyed the whole experience Don't miss out
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide was super informative as to local species of vegetation
Transport
Ta Phrom with optional sunset
Ta Phrom with optional sunset
Siem Reap

Must see

Quality of Experience
Short cyclo tour to Wat Phnom
Short cyclo tour to Wat Phnom
Phnom Penh

Absolute blast !!! Best way to see the city, amongst the thick of it.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sunrise (and return to hotel for breakfast)
Sunrise (and return to hotel for breakfast)
Siem Reap

The sunrise at Ankor Wat is an unforgettable experience. Our guide's knowledge of the temple and the best vantage point to view the sunrise was so beneficial to our experience.

Quality of Experience
Unparalleled scenery.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Expert knowledge and experience in relation to the temple. Our driver was so helpful in finding one of our party who became separated from us.
Transport
Our driver was extremely helpful.
Banteay Srei & Apopo Hero Rats (same day as sunrise)
Banteay Srei & Apopo Hero Rats (same day as sunrise)
Siem Reap

Banteay Srei is a unique temple with beautiful stone work. It's quite isolated which means there are no crowds. The setting is lovely. The hero rats experience was fantastic. Learning about the problem of land mines and other explosives in Cambodia was fascinating, as was the demonstration of the rats at work. Great to be able to support such a wonderful organisation.

Angkor Thom (morning) by remork
Angkor Thom (morning) by remork
Siem Reap

The scale of Angkor Thom was quite incredible. Definitely worth visiting as part of any trip to Siem Reap. The ride out and back in a remorque (Cambodian Tuk tuk) was a lot of fun.

Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guides explanation of the history of Angkor Thom and surrounding settlements enriched our experience of Angkor Thom.
Bamboo train ride
Bamboo train ride
Battambang

The ride was loads of fun. Great to be out in the countryside watching the rice fields slip by.

Quality of Experience
Being out in the countryside, almost like a (noisy) magic carpet ride.
Countryside walk & Village Activities
Countryside walk & Village Activities
Siem Reap

A beautiful experience. Watching the sun set over rice paddies while sipping a gin and tonic was truly memorable. The hospitality of our hosts was wonderful and felt truly genuine.

Local specialist: Steve Lidgey

Angkor Wat Bucket List Trip -- January 2024
Cambodia | Jan 22 - Jan 30, 2024

Beth
Beth W.
Aspen Hill, MD | Reviewed on Feb 02, 2024
My mother had wanted to see Angkor Wat in person for 70+ years--ever since she wrote a middle school paper about it. Time flies and it seemed like she might miss her chance. But then in early 2023 we found KimKim and Travel Asia A La Carte. Steve quickly responded to my inquiry and created an interesting trip in Cambodia for us that would accommodate an 82-year-old who struggles in the heat, walks very slow, and needs help getting up and down steps. All throughout the planning process, Steve... Read more

My mother had wanted to see Angkor Wat in person for 70+ years--ever since she wrote a middle school paper about it. Time flies and it seemed like she might miss her chance. But then in early 2023 we found KimKim and Travel Asia A La Carte. Steve quickly responded to my inquiry and created an interesting trip in Cambodia for us that would accommodate an 82-year-old who struggles in the heat, walks very slow, and needs help getting up and down steps. All throughout the planning process, Steve was quick to respond, friendly and accommodating. He organized a fantastic trip for us that included enriching experiences that highlighted Cambodia's history and culture. Ra was our driver throughout the trip, Pich was our guide from Phnom Penh to Battambang and Siem Reap and Kin was our guide throughout our time in Siem Reap and back to the airport. These people are outstanding and made our trip The Best. The activities, accommodations and meals were all super--loved every one of them and everyone we met--but what made the trip great was Steve and his team--Ra, Pich and Kin--and the care they gave to us and especially my mother throughout our time in Cambodia. They were always friendly and respected my mother's slow walking pace, accommodated her when she needed to stop and rest, and never tried to rush her. They helped her up and down steps and in and out of boats and challenging seats and strategized ways to get her to see as much as possible without having her walk more than necessary or miss anything interesting or important. Any they were always friendly and joyful about it. This trip would have been impossible without these wonderful, loving people. Thank you to all.

Hotel Reviews
Palace Gate Hotel & Resort
Phnom Penh

Loved it!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Maisons Wat Kor
Battambang
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Treeline Urban Resort
Siem Reap
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Afternoon introductory Phnom Penh City Tour
Afternoon introductory Phnom Penh City Tour
Phnom Penh
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Siem Reap to Phnom Penh Airport via Spean Praptos, Santuk Silk Farm & Skuon (for Beth & Betsy)
Siem Reap to Phnom Penh Airport via Spean Praptos, Santuk Silk Farm & Skuon (for Beth & Betsy)
Cambodia
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Phnom Penh to Battambang via Ondong Rossey & Floating Villages
Phnom Penh to Battambang via Ondong Rossey & Floating Villages
Cambodia
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Traditional dance performance and dinner
Traditional dance performance and dinner
Siem Reap
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Bamboo train ride
Bamboo train ride
Battambang
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sunrise (and return to hotel for breakfast)
Sunrise (and return to hotel for breakfast)
Siem Reap
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Phnom Sampeau sunset
Phnom Sampeau sunset
Battambang
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Dinner at Jaan Bai
Dinner at Jaan Bai
Battambang
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
National Museum & Royal Palace
National Museum & Royal Palace
Phnom Penh
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Phare, the Cambodian Circus (Seat A , reserved seating)
Phare, the Cambodian Circus (Seat A , reserved seating)
Siem Reap
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Dinner at Eleven One Kitchen
Dinner at Eleven One Kitchen
Phnom Penh
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Tuol Sleng & Killing Fields
Tuol Sleng & Killing Fields
Phnom Penh
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Banteay Srei, Landmine Museum, Banteay Samre & local noodles
Banteay Srei, Landmine Museum, Banteay Samre & local noodles
Siem Reap
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Half day countryside local industries by remork
Half day countryside local industries by remork
Battambang
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Ta Phrom (afternoon by remork)
Ta Phrom (afternoon by remork)
Siem Reap
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Additional airport transfer
Phnom Penh
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Steve Lidgey
Steve
Steve Lidgey
Local specialist in Cambodia | Replied on Feb 02, 2024
Hi Beth,
It was a pleasure to welcome you and your mother to Cambodia. Naturally, we arranged for patient, sociable, and knowledgeable guides to make sure everything went to plan. I will let Pich and Kin know you appreciated them very much. Also to the driver Ra.
It's great you booked a private tour, meaning we could do things at your pace and not having to rush any visits. We only arrange private tours via Kimkim and is the best way to personalise a tour.
Both the guides mentioned the joy of...
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Hi Beth,
It was a pleasure to welcome you and your mother to Cambodia. Naturally, we arranged for patient, sociable, and knowledgeable guides to make sure everything went to plan. I will let Pich and Kin know you appreciated them very much. Also to the driver Ra.
It's great you booked a private tour, meaning we could do things at your pace and not having to rush any visits. We only arrange private tours via Kimkim and is the best way to personalise a tour.
Both the guides mentioned the joy of the visits, and that the Cambodians found your mother beautiful! It would be very rare for a Cambodian of a similar age to your mother to travel very far.
Unfortunately your travel dates coincided with my trip to Laos for a trade show so we could not meet in person. However, I just about managed to greet your mother before needing to check in for my own flight.
Thanks again and please remember to tell your friends and family about the wonderful trip you had, and hopefully they can also visit us one day.

Perfect trip to Cambodia
Cambodia | Dec 30 - Jan 14, 2024

Charlotte
Charlotte O.
Switzerland | Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024
We went to Cambodia for two weeks and the trip was exceptionally organized by our local operator, Steve. All the transports were flawless, the experiences (especially with the local families) amazing and the hotels very nice: The guides were great and we’ve loads of fun together. Couldn’t recommend it more. Cambodia is a great and highly undervalued country which really deserves a visit outside of Angkor Wat. Read more

We went to Cambodia for two weeks and the trip was exceptionally organized by our local operator, Steve. All the transports were flawless, the experiences (especially with the local families) amazing and the hotels very nice: The guides were great and we’ve loads of fun together. Couldn’t recommend it more. Cambodia is a great and highly undervalued country which really deserves a visit outside of Angkor Wat.

Hotel Reviews
Palace Gate Hotel & Resort
Phnom Penh
Authenticity & Character
Location
Very central!
Staff
Always smiling and happy to help!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Cardamom Tented Camp
Trapeang Rung

Sleeping in the jungle is priceless! Everything from the food to the excursions were amazing. Highly recommended.

Authenticity & Character
Location
It’s idyllic!
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
It’s a tent but the bed was very comfortable !
Farmhouse Resort & Spa
Sameakki Mean Chey
Battambang Resort
Battambang
The Aviary Hotel
Siem Reap
Local specialist: Steve Lidgey
Steve
Steve Lidgey
Local specialist in Cambodia | Replied on Jan 31, 2024

Thanks a lot, Charlotte for the kind words. I'm so happy that all went smoothly and most of all that you feel Cambodia is an underappreciated destination. The country is not well known besides Angkor of course. Thanks to both you and Giulia for travelling with us and hope you can encourage your friends to also visit Cambodia one day!

Wonderful First-Time Family Trip to Cambodia
Cambodia | Dec 26 - Jan 3, 2024

C
Claudia M.
San Rafael, CA | Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024
Our family of four (parents and two adult sons) had an amazing trip to Cambodia thanks to Steve and his team. While we have traveled in Asia before, this was our first time in Cambodia and Steve was enormously helpful in crafting a trip that worked for our family and gave us an incredible introduction to the culture, history and beauty of Cambodia. We will definitely be back! We began with 3 days in Siem Reap where our guide Ms. Sokin shared her in-depth knowledge of the beautiful temples... Read more

Our family of four (parents and two adult sons) had an amazing trip to Cambodia thanks to Steve and his team. While we have traveled in Asia before, this was our first time in Cambodia and Steve was enormously helpful in crafting a trip that worked for our family and gave us an incredible introduction to the culture, history and beauty of Cambodia. We will definitely be back! We began with 3 days in Siem Reap where our guide Ms. Sokin shared her in-depth knowledge of the beautiful temples of Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat, Ta Phrom & Banteay Srei. We enjoyed the traditional Apsara dancing one night and had delicious meals there and at Haven restaurant. Having a guide and driver from the moment we landed at the airport made the trip so much easier. We traveled by boat to Battambang, which was a long trip (@7 hours) but definitely worthwhile as we saw the floating villages and beautiful countryside along the way, and the boat was comfortable and a fun experience in itself. We stayed 3 days in Battambang with Ms. Sokin continuing as our guide - highlights included making lunch with the locals, where we harvested local ingredients and prepared delicious local cuisine as well as the bike tour, where we toured a number of local home-industries. Also the bamboo train was a fun experience and the visit to Phnom Sampeau for sunset should not be missed. We then traveled by car to Phnom Penh, stopping along the way to visit a pottery maker and the market, where we tried some local delicacies (some of us more adventurous than others!). We spent 3 days in Phnom Penh. Our guide there Ms. Sreyhouch led us through the beautiful central market, where you can get anything from fresh food to housewares to jewelry. We also visited the Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields, important to understanding the history of the Khmer people. All-in-all, our trip was amazing (but slightly exhausting) - the hotels were all comfortable and accomodating, and we felt that we were really able to see the local experience (particularly in Battambang). The knowledge and support of our guides and driver deepened our experience, allowing us to focus on the experience rather than worrying about whether we were missing something or how we were going to get to the next place. We would highly recommend Steve and his team!

Hotel Reviews
The Aviary Hotel
Siem Reap
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Maisons Wat Kor
Battambang
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Palace Gate Hotel & Resort
Phnom Penh
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Angkor Thom (afternoon) by remork (tuk tuk)
Angkor Thom (afternoon) by remork (tuk tuk)
Siem Reap
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Traditional dance performance and dinner
Traditional dance performance and dinner
Siem Reap
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Angkor Wat  morning visit
Angkor Wat morning visit
Siem Reap
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
HAVEN Restaurant
HAVEN Restaurant
Siem Reap
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Bamboo train ride
Bamboo train ride
Battambang
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Steve Lidgey
Steve
Steve Lidgey
Local specialist in Cambodia | Replied on Jan 23, 2024

Thanks Claudia for the review. And lots of information to see that the experiences were not just enjoyed, but remembered for a lifetime. We do love Battambang and after 'temple town' (Siem Reap) and the 'big city' (Phnom Penh) it's a great place to experience Cambodian culture, especially in the small villages.
It was great to meet you and the family at Haven in Siem Reap and check all was going well.
Thanks for travelling with Travel Asia a la carte and Kimkim and we very much forward to you returning again.

Amazing vacation thanks to Steve and his tem!
Cambodia | Dec 8 - Dec 19, 2023

Nick
Nick B.
Australia | Reviewed on Jan 20, 2024
I cannot speak highly enough about Steve and his exceptional team at Travel Asia A La Carte. Our recent two-week trip to Cambodia exceeded all expectations, thanks to their meticulous planning and unwavering commitment to ensuring our family of four had an unforgettable experience. From the moment we started discussing our preferences with Steve, it was evident that he and his team were dedicated to tailoring the perfect vacation for us. Our family, including two children, has specific... Read more

I cannot speak highly enough about Steve and his exceptional team at Travel Asia A La Carte. Our recent two-week trip to Cambodia exceeded all expectations, thanks to their meticulous planning and unwavering commitment to ensuring our family of four had an unforgettable experience.

From the moment we started discussing our preferences with Steve, it was evident that he and his team were dedicated to tailoring the perfect vacation for us. Our family, including two children, has specific dietary needs, and Travel Asia A La Carte went above and beyond to accommodate them. Every meal was a delightful culinary adventure, showcasing the diverse and delicious flavors of Cambodia.

What truly set this experience apart was our desire for an authentic vacation with a touch of adventure. Steve crafted an itinerary that perfectly balanced cultural immersion with thrilling activities, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Whether exploring ancient temples in Siem Reap, cruising along the Tonle Sap Lake, or engaging in hands-on experiences with local communities, every moment felt like a unique adventure.

The attention to detail in the itinerary was impeccable, ensuring that our family's interests and preferences were seamlessly integrated into each day's activities. The accommodations selected were not only comfortable but also reflected the charm and character of Cambodia.

Steve's team (Horn and Mr Tee in particular) demonstrated unparalleled professionalism and a genuine passion for showcasing the beauty of Cambodia. Their local knowledge, combined with a personalized approach, made us feel like we were in the hands of true experts.

Local specialist: Steve Lidgey
Steve
Steve Lidgey
Local specialist in Cambodia | Replied on Jan 20, 2024

Thank you Nick for the wonderful feedback. We loved that all of your family wanted to experience Cambodia most authentically, and were happy to take part in rice harvests, pottery making, and meeting the landmine detecting rats, amongst many, many local interactions. In the planning stage you said you wanted as local as possible which we were delighted to provide you.
I will let the guides know about your kind comments also.
Please do share your love of Cambodia with friends and family so that they can discover this authentic country as well.

We had a tremendously interesting and enjoyab...
Cambodia | Nov 29 - Dec 12, 2023

Kim
Kim C.
Hong Kong SAR China | Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023
We had a tremendously interesting and enjoyable 2 weeks in Cambodia, thanks to Steve & Travel Asia a la Carte. One of their sample itineraries on kimkim.com mostly matched our wish list and Steve tweaked it to accommodate all our requests. He was extremely responsive, replying to queries within a day and offering good advice, even stopped by our hotel to say hello. The itinerary was wonderfully varied, well-organised, and went off seamlessly, at a packed but manageable pace, with great... Read more

We had a tremendously interesting and enjoyable 2 weeks in Cambodia, thanks to Steve & Travel Asia a la Carte. One of their sample itineraries on kimkim.com mostly matched our wish list and Steve tweaked it to accommodate all our requests. He was extremely responsive, replying to queries within a day and offering good advice, even stopped by our hotel to say hello. The itinerary was wonderfully varied, well-organised, and went off seamlessly, at a packed but manageable pace, with great guides & drivers, nice hotels. Steve & his team took much of the stress out of travelling in a developing country and we have no hesitation in recommending them.
Of the places on our route, of course we were thrilled to finally visit Angkor Wat, Bayon, Preah Khan, Ta Phrom & other stunning sites in Angkor park. But we also really enjoyed the Apopo "HeroRats" demo, Phare Circus, Kampot’s shophouses and Old Cinema Hotel, Kep's seafood market, La Plantation, Santuk silk farm, our beach interval on Koh Rong, the heritage tour of Phnom Penh by tuk-tuk & tablet, and driving through the countryside. The food experiences were a riot, from fried tarantula to stuffed frog, nam ben chok noodles to authentic Portuguese cuisine in Kampot!
Best of all was the lovely Cambodian people we met, their ready smiles, openness and sense of humour, despite their horrific recent history that touched almost every family. The children just melt your heart and their families seem happy to engage. Even the persistent vendors were more friendly than pesky. Our guides were highly professional and delightful personalities, especially Ms Dy and Mr Sothea, who made late changes to cater to our interests and comfort. We felt in safe hands with the drivers, especially Mr Ya and Mr Date (sp?), who always aircon-cooled the car before we got back in – we felt thoroughly pampered. All the hotel staff were smiling & obliging, especially Tina, Chanthy and Sophan (possibly the most attentive waiter we've ever met) at Sohkkak Boutique Resort.

Hotel Reviews
Penh House
Phnom Penh

Pretty, greenery-filled hotel in great neighbourhood, near the palace. Lovely, small, rooftop pool with city views. Good breakfast spread with enough Western & local options eg eggs cooked to order, noodle soup, and plenty of assorted fruit. Deluxe room tastefully done with effective aircon & little balcony; unfortunately faint odour of drains in bathroom.

Authenticity & Character
Exhibition of photos of Angkor in lobby
Location
Surrounded by small eateries & cool shops
Staff
Helpful in giving directions, booking tuk-tuk
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean overall but occasional slight sewage odour in bathroom
Sokkhak Boutique Resort
Siem Reap City

Beautifully appointed 12-room hotel. Small pool but great for cooling off in. Very good breakfast choices, cooked to order. Always smiling, helpful staff who greet you with cold towels & tea every time you return, book remorks, recommend restaurants (albeit in the same Chanrey Tree Group), break up US$100 bills, tell you about Sin Sisamouth. Deluxe room not big, no sofa or chair, but has balcony. Very comfortable firm bed. Powerful aircon and shower pressure.

Authenticity & Character
Elegant local furnishings and decor, lotus flower arrangements, lush landscaping in pool area
Location
10 minutes remork ride from town. But just down the road from Apopo visitor centre
Staff
Tina, who obligingly sprayed my husband's legs with the hotel's lemongrass-scented bug repellent every morning! Sophan, super-attentive waiter who remembered our breakfast preferences and just a very sweet guy. Chanthy who brought cold drinks & cold beer to our room
Cleanliness & Comfort
Mattress was firm and very comfy, as in all the hotels we stayed at
Long Set Resort
Koh Rong

Hotel is on a gorgeous beach - turquoise sea & powdery white sand shaded by palms - but there weren't enough sunbeds for guests (and you're warned not to lie on a towel on the sand due to sandflies). Decent beach-facing restaurant/bar serving fun cocktails and okay food. Resort could use a refresh, eg worn cushions, broken sunbeds, misaligned doors. Room just adequate but well-cooled. Occasional very brief power cuts, not really bothersome. Complimentary use of kayaks & SUPs, snorkel mask & fins, small gym.

Authenticity & Character
Typical mid-range beach hotel in the tropics, not luxe but fine for 3 nights
Location
Only half-hour boat ride from Sihanoukville port. Short stroll from pier.
Staff
Lovely, smiley, obliging staff. Runy served us the most - she's a sweetheart. Louise was great about rebooking our snorkelling trip.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Comfy bed. Good aircon & shower pressure. Toilet paper has to be thrown in a lidded bin, not flushed, but room is cleaned daily.
Hotel Old Cinema
Kampot

Absolute gem of a hotel. Our favourite of the trip. Excellent adaptive reuse of a former cinema building and superbly restored, then beautifully decorated. Aesthetically pleasing details in every corner. Even the breakfast was a visual (and tasteful) delight. Lovely little restaurant/bar. Tiny pool inside but open to the sky. Our superior room with king bed had a small balcony facing the indoor garden, very quiet.

Authenticity & Character
See above
Location
In centre of town, surrounded by French colonial-era shophouses. Walkable to many restaurants, open-air food court and the riverfront promenade.
Staff
Jilly was great, happy to answer questions on history of the hotel and developments in Kampot, and book restaurants for us.
Cleanliness & Comfort
High threadcount linen and firm mattress made for best sleep
Vakara Hotel
Kep

Very nice, new, modern hotel, on the edge of a national park and not near Kep town, so better to have your own transport. Our spacious deluxe room (finally with a sofa!) plus large balcony looked down on the huge swimming pool and towards the forested hills of the national park. We saw no other guests (only 7 of the 70 rooms were occupied the night we stayed) so it was extremely quiet. Breakfast, served by the pool, was fine, with 11 set menus to choose from!

Authenticity & Character
Not much character but ideal for families, with chalets on the grounds, kid's playground, big pool and lots of space to run around
Location
Staff
Staff were all smiles and eager to please
Cleanliness & Comfort
Sparkling clean. Comfy firm mattress.
Activity Reviews
National Museum & Royal Palace
National Museum & Royal Palace
Phnom Penh

Palace: Besides gawking at the ornate architecture, it was interesting to watch the monks & local devotees. Museum: beautiful French-designed, Khmer-style building around a lovely courtyard, worth visiting even if not too interested in the exhibits, which are mostly pre-Angkorian and Angkorian sculpture and carvings - annotated, including those returned to Cambodia by US, UK etc.

Quality of Experience
Both places evocative - the museum evoking French colonial patronage , the palace the reverence for the monarchy especially former King Sihanouk (who was imprisoned there by the Khmer Rouge).
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Mr Bunna was our guide (subbing for Mr Sovann, who was busy that day) - more understandable English than Mr Sovann and very jolly. Tried hard to explain the Sisowath and Norodom royal family trees but we were still confused!
Transport
So cool to have an aircon car waiting for us!
Phnom Penh Heritage Tour
Phnom Penh Heritage Tour
Phnom Penh

Novel way to tour historical sites with narration & old photos/maps on a tablet - brilliant idea, particularly when guide's English is hard to follow. We got off the tuk-tuk to take photos at some stops and also entered a couple of the 22 sites.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Always fun to travel by tuk tuk.
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Cambodia

Very interesting and fun stops on the long drive to Siem Reap. Husband ate a fried tarantula for bragging rights. I tried a fried grasshopper - crunchy. Learned a lot about silkworms at Santuk silk farm, first time we saw up close silk threads produced from the cocoon; bought some silk scarves. Enjoyed the boat ride on Tonle Sap to Kompong Khleang and learning about life on the lake, seeing the kids playing in the water (though surprised there's no treatment of sewage at all before it goes into the lake!)

Quality of Experience
The variety of interesting experiences
Food
Tasty, simple lunch at the silk farm
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Mr Sovann enthusiastically and earnestly answered our many questions, and we could understand about 60% but didn't want to keep asking him to repeat himself.
Transport
Safe driving all the way by Mr Ya
Angkor Thom (morning) by remork
Angkor Thom (morning) by remork
Siem Reap

Exhilarating to finally be in Angkor park and then within the Bayon, discerning the differences in enigmatic facial expressions on the towers; having details in the bas reliefs explained by our guide; seeing the actual length of the Terrace of Elephants. The vast size of the park and how green it is dawns on you as you putter around it by remork.

Quality of Experience
The scale, artistry, exactitude (in the 12th century!) similar in jaw-drop factor to Petra (tho that was 1000 years earlier). Apart from the romance of the jungle setting, the sheer engineering involved is mind-boggling & mystifying
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide Ms Dy's excellent commentary really added value to the experience. She took some fantastic photos for us too.
Transport
Fun to tour by remork, iced water provided too.
Lunch at Srah Srang
Lunch at Srah Srang
Siem Reap

Tasty set lunch at tourist restaurant.

Quality of Experience
Food
Found out there are regional variations of fish amok!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Afternoon and sunset at Angkor Wat
Afternoon and sunset at Angkor Wat
Siem Reap

We visited Angkor Wat at midday when it was 33C and remember it through a heat haze. There's no shade on the causeway, no breeze around the wat. Ms Dy valiantly kept us going with rest breaks and fanning as we struggled to pay attention to her detailed commentary. We had no energy to clamber to the top level. That said, the site is breathtaking & baffling (how did Khmers build this in the 12th century?!) and the long bas-relief galleries stunning, especially the Churning of the Sea of Milk which I'd long wanted to see. We did not stay for sunset as my husband was exhausted from the heat and wanted to return to the hotel.

Quality of Experience
see above
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Ms Dy’s deep knowledge and patient explanation of the sites, Hindu-Buddhist hybridity, deities, S2 and J7, restoration & conservation with minimal intervention, and much much more.
Transport
Remork driver drove safely, had iced water in his cooler
Phare, the Cambodian Circus (Seat B - open seating in the rear half of the middle seating area)
Phare, the Cambodian Circus (Seat B - open seating in the rear half of the middle seating area)
Siem Reap

High-energy dancing, acrobatics, juggling, mime, live music on Khmer instruments and drums - with a creative Cambodian angle ... great fun for a good cause.

Quality of Experience
Wonderful experience of contemporary Cambodia and its talented youngsters
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Ms Dy met us at the venue, showed us all the food stations, took us to our seats under the tent. Mr Ya waited for us with his car till the show ended.
Transport
Appreciated the door-to-door service, particularly as many people were trying to flag tuk-tuks on the street after the show.
Sunset river cruise
Sunset river cruise
Kampot

Relaxing cruise upriver, passing fishing boats heading the other way out to sea. Typical SE Asian rural scenes of mangroves, coconut groves, fish traps, riverside tourist chalets. Very pleasant as the sun sank behind Bokor mtn.

Quality of Experience
Fun to dangle legs over side of wooden boat
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Mr Sothea bought fresh coconuts, beer & snacks for the ride. Friendly boatman, tried to find fireflies for us.
Transport
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{{start_location}} to {{end_location}} with La Plantation pepper farm visit
Cambodia

Fascinating tour of a sustainably-run pepper plantation overlooking a lake, enjoyed the pepper tasting in a beautiful old Khmer house. Learned a lot about pepper cultivation and processing, eg that black, white, green, red peppercorns come from the same stem. Bought all our gifts for home at the shop.

Quality of Experience
Admirable agritourism project. Happy to support a social enterprise that funds a school for its rural community and helps other small farmers
Food
Delicious pepper-themed 3-course lunch at the restaurant, trying the various pepper-infused sauces.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Informative in-house guide who welcomed questions
Transport
Mr Date and his 'golden elephant' safely transported us over potholed dirt roads
Kep Crab Market
Kep Crab Market
Kep

Very fun and tasty grazing on bbq squid and deep-fried mini-crabs as Mr Sothea guided us through this seafood market by the beach. Tubs of fresh blue crabs, octopus, squid, shrimp, big pots steaming over wood fires, assorted fresh fish grilled over charcoal - worth coming to Kep for this market, as well as the sun setting behind the surreal giant crab sculpture and seeing local families enjoying themselves on the beach.

Quality of Experience
After a scrumptious meal of crab, fish, shrimp & squid the previous night (at less than US$50 for 4 people!) at one of the nearby seafood restaurants, good to see where it all came from.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Mr Sothea always looking out for us. My husband the foodie was tempted to sample the fresh local oysters on display in the market but Sothea sensibly cautioned against it as we had a long drive to Phnom Penh ahead of us.
Transport
Our route included a couple stretches of really bumpy, rutted, dusty roads that Mr Date handled with aplomb
Grand Circuit morning tour
Grand Circuit morning tour
Siem Reap

We visited 3 more sites in Angkor Archaeological Park this morning. Each had its own character and distinctiveness. Especially enjoyed Preah Khan and the WMF interpretation gallery there. The rectangular symmetrical layout, surprising 2-storey columned sanctum, massive garudas, graceful apsaras, made it special. Also loved smaller-scale Ta Som, its well-preserved four-faced towers and unusual devatas. East Mebon was interesting as a brick-built temple to honour an earlier king’s parents and its stone elephants an irresistible photo op. After clambering around its big laterite steps under a blazing sun we were happy to call it a day.

Quality of Experience
Glad we added an extra day in Siem Reap to see these, particularly Preah Khan, in addition to the more famous wats.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Ms Dy again expertly guided us through all 3 sites, explaining what's known about the history, the scholarly theories, pointing out details and distinctive features. In Preah Khan's hall of dancers she demonstrated the hand gestures of the apsara carvings that Khmer dancers still practise today. She also helped us old fogies climb the high uneven steps and led us on easier paths. We could not have asked for a better-informed or more considerate guide.
Transport
Mr Ya waited for us at each stop. Nothing beats an aircon car to ferry you around in the heat!
Kampot Walking Tour
Kampot Walking Tour
Kampot

Very interesting tour on foot and by car of the French colonial-era shophouses and riverside cinema-turned-Starbucks, Cham Muslim village & mosque, Chinese temple & school, Buddhist monastery, gilded wat & funerary stupas. Many photogenic scenes of monks soliciting alms, entire families on motorbikes, massive durian roundabout, dating couples on the riverside promenade ...

Quality of Experience
Charming laid-back town, less touristed, yet has incredibly good local & European cuisine. At La Tertulia, we had the best Portuguese meals outside of Portugal, so good we ate there both nights.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Mr Sothea would tell us the plan for the day so we knew what to expect, then flexibly modify it along the way depending on our interests, thoughtfully or humorously answered every question, took us to his favourite eatery for lunch. He made the trip more local and authentic than if we'd done it ourselves, and was great company throughout.
Transport
Mr Date was at our beck and call, always on time, his car spotless, his cooler full of ice water
Tuol Sleng, Central Market & Killing Fields in the afternoon
Tuol Sleng, Central Market & Killing Fields in the afternoon
Phnom Penh

Central Market was worth visiting even though we're not avid shoppers. The building is humongous and houses scores of stalls selling everything, from gems to galangal, plus cubicles where you can get a massage, hair wash, nail varnish. The food stalls section was fun; we snacked on grilled squid there, would've tried other stuff that looked interesting if we knew what it was (our guide didn't come in with us). Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and killing fields were even grimmer than anticipated, but well organised with a set route (no guide necessary) and descriptive boards in English. Glad we dressed appropriately.

Quality of Experience
S21 heightens appreciation of the Cambodian recovery and resilience of its long-suffering people, why they'd rather put up with a dynastic autocracy than oppose it.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Guide could accompany guests into Central Market to help with translation & questions, instead of waiting outside.
Transport
Car & driver was always waiting for us
Apopo HeroRats, Banteay Srei, Banteay Samre, Noodle Village, & Ta Phrom
Apopo HeroRats, Banteay Srei, Banteay Samre, Noodle Village, & Ta Phrom
Siem Reap

At our request to avoid heat exhaustion, Steve and Dy rejigged the schedule: we visited Apopo and Ta Phrom in the morning, returned to hotel 12-2pm, went out again at 2pm for late lunch and visit to Banteay Srei, skipping Banteay Samre. This was perfect and we were able to enjoy the temple visits much more. Apopo HeroRats: must-do, fluently narrated by guides who know their stuff. The landmine-detecting demo was fascinating and HeroRats so cute; we "adopted" one for a year for US$100 - an eminently worthy cause. Ta Phrom: very atmospheric to wander around, even with people lining up to take the iconic photo of tree roots gripping the ruins. Ms Dy skillfully manoeuvred us into strategic spots and snapped some great pictures. Interesting to learn about the hollow spong trees. Noodle village: deliciously different nam ben chok rice noodles, eaten with 2 sauces & fresh veggies. Also tried stuffed frog at a roadside stall in Pradak village and almost tried whole roast pig-on-a-spit but it was still roasting. Banteay Srei: must-see, exquisite carvings in dusky pink sandstone, well preserved. A bridal couple in traditional costume were taking photos there, which added to the ambience. The drive there through villages & countryside was interesting too, stopped to buy palm sugar.

Quality of Experience
We loved the variety of experiences interspersed between temple visits
Food
Loved the nam ben chok noodles. Stuffed frog with tamarind paste was a first for us - yummy.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Ms Dy was an outstanding guide, flexible, open, chatty, answering questions fully, diligently pointing out details, repeatedly explaining till we got it. We learned a lot from her. Also a born story-teller, with an extraordinary family history of survival and achievement. With our careful driver Mr Ya we felt we were in responsible hands. He was a sweetie too.
Transport
Mr Ya was unfailingly punctual, his car comfortable and clean.
Local specialist: Steve Lidgey
Steve
Steve Lidgey
Local specialist in Cambodia | Replied on Dec 16, 2023
Dear Kim & Tom,
Thank you so much for the comprehensive review. The most comprehensive ever! I can tell you like reviewing and sharing advice for future travellers. Great stuff, and of course not everything is 5/5. (from the comments we will share with Long Set Resort and hope they take on board (some work was done post-Covid but a little more required). We will also share all the positive comments with the lovely hotels with character, such as Hotel Old Cinema and Sokkhak Boutique.
It was...
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Dear Kim & Tom,
Thank you so much for the comprehensive review. The most comprehensive ever! I can tell you like reviewing and sharing advice for future travellers. Great stuff, and of course not everything is 5/5. (from the comments we will share with Long Set Resort and hope they take on board (some work was done post-Covid but a little more required). We will also share all the positive comments with the lovely hotels with character, such as Hotel Old Cinema and Sokkhak Boutique.
It was also great to meet up with you in Siem Reap. I will share your feedback with the guides and of course say thanks to Mr Ya (or Ya Ya), the driver who was with you for a lot of the trip.
Thanks again for travelling with us and hope you will recommend Cambodia to your friends and family. And of course Kimkim will look forward to hearing where your next travel destination will be.
Steve.

Wonderful trip to Cambodia
Cambodia | Oct 17 - Oct 23, 2023

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Deborah Z.
Overland Park, KS | Reviewed on Dec 10, 2023
This trip was more than I ever dreamed it would be. Top notch tour guides that truly loved their jobs. They brought to life the history and culture of Cambodia … In Phnom Penh we saw the Royal Palace, the Killing Field, Russian Market. On our trip north we spent several hours at the Pre-Angkorian temple ruins Sambor Prei Kul. Our guide Sreylen was so knowledgeable. Then onto Siem Reap and Angkor Wat. Amazing place. Evening hike to a hilltop ruin to watch the sunset. Sunrise over... Read more

This trip was more than I ever dreamed it would be. Top notch tour guides that truly loved their jobs. They brought to life the history and culture of Cambodia … In Phnom Penh we saw the Royal Palace, the Killing Field, Russian Market. On our trip north we spent several hours at the Pre-Angkorian temple ruins Sambor Prei Kul. Our guide Sreylen was so knowledgeable. Then onto Siem Reap and Angkor Wat. Amazing place. Evening hike to a hilltop ruin to watch the sunset. Sunrise over Anghor Wat. Great interpretation by our guide Sokin. You could tell that she really loves being a tour guide…Awesome guide. We loved every minute if this trip!! Thanks Steve for putting it together:)

Local specialist: Steve Lidgey
Steve
Steve Lidgey
Local specialist in Cambodia | Replied on Dec 10, 2023

Thank you Debbie, David & Barb for travelling with us in Cambodia and taking the time to share these glowing comments.
The quality of the tour guide is for me the most important part of a trip. It doesn't matter how well I plan tours to match guest requirements if the guide does not deliver the essence of the itinerary and services. It's wonderful to hear Sreylen and Sukin did such great jobs and I will thank them again.
Please share Cambodia's magic with your friends and encourage them to visit us.
Thanks again.
Steve.

Our trip was amazing! We were taken care of f...
Cambodia | Oct 25 - Oct 31, 2023

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Eliza C.
Wolf Trap, VA | Reviewed on Nov 19, 2023

Our trip was amazing! We were taken care of from start to finish. Smey was our guide in Siem Reap and he was amazing - he knew everything about every carving and piece of symbolism in every temple and monument. Sopheak was with us in Phenom Penh and she was very helpful and knowledgeable about the city and its history.

Local specialist: Steve Lidgey
Steve
Steve Lidgey
Local specialist in Cambodia | Replied on Nov 20, 2023

Hi Eliza & Cody,
Thanks for travelling with Kimkim/Travel Asia a la carte in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.
I'm delighted to ready that our guides took excellent care of you, and were also very knowledgeable. Exactly as planned.
It was also great to meet you before the trekking day at Kulen Mountain. Guide Smey had a good workout over the few days...haha.

A great week in Cambodia
Cambodia | Jul 8 - Jul 13, 2023

Jamie
Jamie H.
Richmond, CA | Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023
Steve was so helpful in planning our trip to Cambodia. It felt like we got to see all the highlights with no stress. The only negative is that we wanted to stay longer to do more! I feel grateful that we were able to see and do so much. Cambodia is a great place to visit. I would highly recommend working with Steve to create a great Cambodia itinerary. It would have been very overwhelming without him. Read more

Steve was so helpful in planning our trip to Cambodia. It felt like we got to see all the highlights with no stress. The only negative is that we wanted to stay longer to do more! I feel grateful that we were able to see and do so much. Cambodia is a great place to visit.

I would highly recommend working with Steve to create a great Cambodia itinerary. It would have been very overwhelming without him.

Hotel Review
Phum Baitang
Siem Reap

This is one of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed in. The attention to detail, the ambiance, and the staff were all incredible. It was also very quiet, and a great place to relax after a busy day

Authenticity & Character
Loved the little touches, the fresh fruit in our room, the water Buffalo, the frogs at night
Location
Staff
They were very attentive to our every need
Cleanliness & Comfort
The rooms were always spotless
Activity Review
Apopo Landmine detecting rats (private tour)
Apopo Landmine detecting rats (private tour)
Siem Reap

This was a very special tour, and I’m glad I got to meet hero rats. Would recommend everyone to check this out

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Steve Lidgey
Steve
Steve Lidgey
Local specialist in Cambodia | Replied on Jul 20, 2023

Hi Jamie,
Thanks for travelling with us in Cambodia, and also for your very sweet words. I'm glad you wanted to stay longer! Please come again and see more of the country.
I agree, Phum Baitang is a lovely place to stay and get a feel for the Cambodian countryside. And the lodges are wonderful.
It was also great to catch up with you during the market visit before the cookery class. Please send my regards to Joe.

Amazing "Feel Good" tour in Cambodia
Cambodia | Jun 14 - Jun 25, 2023

Rebecca
Rebecca E.
San Francisco, CA | Reviewed on Jul 03, 2023
Our local specialist Steve Lidgey did an exceptional job planning a tailor-made trip for my friend and me. He kept in touch with us every step of the way to make sure everything went smoothly. Our tour guides Ms. Sreypick and Ms. Dy deserve high praise for their knowledge, communication skills, warmth, and attentiveness. We met so many kind people and enjoyed delicious food and first-rate hospitality everywhere we went. We also learned so much about the rich history and culture of the Khmer... Read more

Our local specialist Steve Lidgey did an exceptional job planning a tailor-made trip for my friend and me. He kept in touch with us every step of the way to make sure everything went smoothly. Our tour guides Ms. Sreypick and Ms. Dy deserve high praise for their knowledge, communication skills, warmth, and attentiveness. We met so many kind people and enjoyed delicious food and first-rate hospitality everywhere we went. We also learned so much about the rich history and culture of the Khmer people. I highly recommend Cambodia to any traveler seeking a transformative and culturally immersive experience.

Local specialist: Steve Lidgey
Steve
Steve Lidgey
Local specialist in Cambodia | Replied on Jul 03, 2023

Hi Rebecca,
Thank you so much for the appreciative words. It is really satisfying to read you were pleased with the service before and during the trip, and also that our guides did a fantastic job. Moreover, I do love the fact that you 'understood' Cambodia, and recommend it to other travellers, 'seeking a transformative and culturally immersive experience'. It really is a special place and thanks for travelling with Kimkim/Travel Asia a la carte to discover the country.