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Testimonials in 2009: What our clients love about travelling with Hanuman
 
 
 
Peter & Louise Evans (UK) December 2009
We were very fortunate to have a guide in Butha, who spoke fluent English, was born before the Pol Pot era, was willing to share his personal experiences with us and to answer our numerous questions. We feel that this has given us an exceptional insight into the history and culture of the country which we would otherwise have not been able to appreciate and we are most grateful that our lives have been so enriched as a result. We have been on five different tours in five different countries and with many guides; our guide here was the best we have ever had.

Ilhan Nebioglu (UK) December 2009
Our guide Bosay was very good, knows a lot about the history of Angkor, he’s polite, very knowledgeable and very helpful. We would like to use him again when we come back. Everything was excellent.

Thomas Cooney (USA) December 2009
By far the best part of our tour was our tour guide Mardy. He was very knowledgeable, personable and enthusiastic. We got a lot out of our time here because of Mardy’s exceptional service.

Steve & Dena Evans (UK) December 2009
Our guide, Mr Johnny (Khim Bunley) was outstanding. His English skills are excellent and he was so open and willing to share many things with us as we wanted to learn a lot about your country. He was accomplished enough in English to catch the nuances of our conversation and really added so much to our journey and learning. We were lucky to have him as our guide. Our driver, Mr. Sreng, was also a joy, he was so attentive and such a careful driver. And Dorn Vichet in your sales team, was always willing to answer and handle anything and everything we thew at him. This is fine crew and I highly recommend all of these individuals.

Stephen Bawtree (UK) November 2009
We found the tours a fascinating introduction to Cambodia. We would love to come back. We particularly enjoyed the mixture of archaeology, recent history, city, countryside and people. Our guide Eak was charming and informative throughout. He was especially good at creating opportunities and enabling us to get to meet local Cambodians in ways we would not have thought possible.

Michael & Carole Finchen (UK) November 2009
Everything was great. Hok San our guide, the driver, the vehicle were excellent. The itinerary and timing of visits ensured we had a very personalized experience in a wonderful country. It was fantastic - it was as perfect as it can be.

Jill & Lewis Saperstein (USA) November 2009
Everything we did was wonderful! We thought Hong was an outstanding guide. He took care of our every request and is extremely knowledgeable of everything in and around Siem Reap.

Brian Naylor & Patricia Harnden (UK) November 2009
Our guide Chamrong was superb at explaining the history of the temples and he introduced us to local people in the places we visited with ease. We also enjoyed his help in identifying the birdlife on the lake. From our point of view the trip couldn’t have been better. We really enjoyed ourselves. You have found a real talent in your guide Chamrong.

Brian Naylor (UK) November 2009
The tour has been superb. Our guide, Chamroeun, was excellent. It was an honour to hear from him the story of the Khmer Rouge and his personal story. The time we had was well spent and we are very grateful to Chamroeun. It was perfect for us.

Jef & Linda Schleiger (USA) November 2009
This tour was outstanding. Syden, our guide, made this trip exciting, informative and very interesting. The tour was perfect, please do not change it in any way.

Berto Giancarlo (Italy) November 2009
Everything was perfect, thank you!

Ian & Angela Macfarlane (UK) November 2009
The visits to Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom were the highlights but the whole stay in Siem Reap has been wonderful. We love your food and our guide, Bunley, has been most informative and fun to be with.

Amanda Wachsmuth (USA) November 2009
My guide and driver were both excellent and Eng Mardy was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions. I got a very comprehensive view of the temples.

Michael Stajner & Anni Snitgaard (Australia) November 2009
Our guide Chamrong was wonderfully enthusiastic and has been an excellent companion and guide. The itinerary was great and we really enjoyed avoiding the crowds. Helpful and incredibly friendly staff through it all, wonderful food, hotel and temple safari.

Chris Hoggard (Canada) November 2009
Very informative guide, Toun Pun. Friendly, prompt and would do anything for us. Made our trip to Cambodia fabulous.

Pamela Sayer (UK) November 2009
Thank you for a wonderful tour. My guide, Eng Mardy, was very knowledgeable and most obliging.

Dewi Thomas (UK) November 2009
Ta Prohm at dawn, with no-one else around, was a wonderful experience. Our well-informed guide (Ley) made all our tours very interesting and his flexibility was also very good.

Stephen & Sarah Bawtree (UK) November 2009
Our expert guide (Chamrong), without whom we would not have seen so many hidden places. Our friendly and cheerful guide and driver allowed us to relax and enjoy our tour and safari. We would happily do the same again and would recommend to others.

Paru Mehta (India) November 2009
We were very happy with all the arrangements made for us. Wish we could’ve stayed longer! You are doing a great job and we will recommend you to others.

Gabrielle Farm (UK tour leader) November 2009
Everything has been great - the temples, floating villages, Temple Safari and Phnom Penh. Nothing to improve, you are doing a great job already.

David Milner (UK) October 2009
Polrith, our guide was outstanding – we have travelled all over the world and he is the best guide we have ever had.

Pamela Scraggs & party (UK) October 2009

Polrith’s encyclopaedic knowledge of the temples and their detailed frescoes was huge. He also provided us with excellent insights into Cambodia today which will encourage us to return. His good humour was much appreciated throughout our tours.

Bob Sinclair (UK) October 2009
The tour was well managed and everything was on time and we liked the way the company kept in touch with us to ensure everything was running smoothly. We have been very impressed with the guide (Somol) and driver (Longdy) who have been excellent. They have been very flexible in changing the itinerary to accommodate our wishes. We cannot praise them highly enough.

Alec & Shelagh Coleman (Australia) October 2009
An excellent tour. The tour leader was knowledgeable, articulat e and friendly. We liked the contextual approach, starting with early temples, etc, leading to Angkor highlights.

Gayle Callow (UK) October 2009
The variety of activities was well arranged and facilitated. The guide (Vuthy) was knowledgeable and very friendly It was good to have free time built in to revisit or ex plore.

John & Linda O’Connell (UK) October 2009
We enjoyed it all! We saw a wide variety of temples and our guide (Hong) timed our visits perfectly so that they were quiet. Please continue as you are.

Lisa Trigg (UK) October 2009
Our guide Polrith was great – very informative, really flexible and a great sense of humour. Our cycling guide Vanda is our hero! Very helpful and loads of interesting information. He looked after us beautifully.

Alice Carnall (USA) September 2009
The tour covered everything expected and more. So much information about history, religion and the culture of Cambodia. I liked how my guide (Polrith) explained all about the different foods at food stalls, He always had so much information!

Karlton Keller (Thailand) August 2009

The guide (Polrith) was great. The trip was very well organized. I really have enjoyed the whole experience in Cambodia.

Tom & Peggy English (Canada) August 2009
Our guide Polrith was outstanding. We enjoyed his knowledge, sense of humour, his sense of timing to avoid crowds, and sensitivity to the needs of our group. We would highly recommend him.

Maryse Gray (UK) August 2009
Our tour guide, Hok San is extremely knowledgeable about the temples and we very much enjoyed his tours and his company. Both San and our driver made us fell very well looked after. Many thanks!

Inez Cooper & party (Ireland) August 2009
Paul (Polrith) was an excellent guide. He has a lot of knowledge and information including history, culture and natural history. Prompt and efficient service. Very pleasant and helpful. Order of sightseeing was very well thought out. Went at a nice pace, not too fast, and not too slow. All in all, a great experience which we would recommend to others.

Tasmin Garwood (UK) August 2009

Loved all the temple visits, saw everything on our agenda, especially Ta Prohm at dawn. We were the only ones around. Tinh, our guide, has an encyclopaedic knowledge!

Cherry James & family (UK) August 2009
Vy our guide was very thorough and informative, and spoke very good English. We enjoyed his company. HanumanAlaya hotel is absolutely charming and all the staff are very courteous and delightful. We really liked it.

David & Yvonne Smith (UK) August 2009
We found our guide Johnny (Bunley) to be most informative and pleasant with extensive knowledge and extremely good English. He was always punctual and patient. The driver too was most professional.

Melanie Katzman (USA) August 2009
We loved Hong! He made everything come alive with his stories. Of course the temples are magic and all we hoped for. Having Hong take such good care of us made the trip really special.

Ronn Johanson (USA) August 2009
Savuth is a very personable guide. He made the trip a pleasure with his knowledge, character and caring attitude. We also enjoyed the many places we visited and the sights of the Cambodian people and countryside. We were very pleased ovrall to have chosen your company. We wanted to experience the country and all aspects of your service helped to ensure that.

Eva Seidel-Maloha (Austria) August 2009
Good itinerary, good explanation and friendly, well-informed guide (Sothy). Well structured timetable, which provides time to relax at noon.

Katie McBride (UK) August 2009
The series of ½ day tours that we did with Viseth were very informative, professionally and efficiently run and relaxing. He tailored his commentaries to us when we expressed an interest in how people live now/Angkor period. The trip to Ta Prohm at dawn was fantastic.

Simon Nye (UK) August 2009
A well organised friendly guide (Chamrong) who was very knowledgeable. The trip to the floating village was especially memorable. We also loved the HanumanAlaya hotel as everyone was so helpful and friendly.

Ian Munro (UK) July 2009
We enjoyed the full coverage of the Angkor area with our articulate and intelligent guide (Polrith) especially the information about Cambodia, its people and politics. The boat trip and visits to villages were excellent!

Mal Elwood (UK) June 2009
We liked it all – we had a great guide, who very very knowledgeable and most interesting. Savuth is a real credit to your company. A great all-round package!

Pietro Poli (Uruguay) May 2009
The whole tour was great – everything was perfect!

Marfatia Sanaya & party (Singapore) May 2009
An informative, patient and friendly tour guide (Chamroeun). All tour services were excellent.

Janis Henley (UK) April 2009
The best thing was going to Tuol Sleng and meeting one of the 7 survivors. This was a very special thing and I am very grateful to my guide Eak for introducing me to him. I also really liked the cyclo tour.

Steve & Gabrielle Peskin (UK) April 2009
Excellent tour. Informative and relaxed, with very knowledgeable guide (Chamroeun). It was really great. Our driver (Vutha) was careful, courteous and very cheerful. A flawless service.

Roy Sanderson (UK) April 2009
The guide (Eak) was very flexible concerning our requirements and very informative at all times.

Robert Westlake & Marit Mohn (UK) April 2009
Though Phnom Penh has many interesting sites, they were made memorable by our guide, Chamroeun’s willingness to share with us his personal experiences of the Khmer Rouge. The visits to the Tuol Sleng Museum and Choeung Ek will stay with us forever.

Chris & Beverly Goodridge (UK) April 2009
The personal attention of our wonderful guide Panya, with all his insights and knowledge were of great help in getting to see not only the many historical sites but also modern life in Cambodia.

Bruce Rayment & Holly Reid (Canada) April 2009
It was excellent. Polrith our guide was extremely knowledgeable and told great stories and corny jokes! We liked that he adapted our tour to suit our schedule and fatigue. We liked having a private guide who knew when it was the best time for viewing – we were never rushed and everything was extremely well explained, including local customs, trees, animals and insects.

Margrit Bieri (Germany) March 2009
We will take unforgettable impressions with us and our guide (Bosay) was very good, gave good and understandable explanations and information.

H Angliss (UK) March 2009
It was all that we could have hoped for and more. We would never have found out all the details if we hadn’t had such a brilliant guide (Chamroeun). Nothing was too much trouble for him and he brought the tour to life with stories and vivid explanations. He was terrific. We would have no hesitation in recommending the tour with our guide and driver, who was also exceptional.

Martin & Birgit Ullrich (Germany) March 2009
Our guide (Ponlok) knew so much about the history and places we visited, not only did we get the facts but really perfect impressions as well. Everything was excellent, perfect!

Alex del Rosario & David Cullen (USA) March 2009
A great educational experience – really brought my art history class alive. We appreciated the flexibility in scheduling the different temple visits and pointing out the best photo spots and timing for the best light of the day. The visit to Artisans d’Angkor was an unexpected highlight of our trip.

Diane Green (UK) March 2009
The early morning visit to Ta Prohm was fantastic, and the early morning was worth the early start with the explanations of the stories on the temple friezes really bringing the temples’ history to life. Our guide (Panya) spent plenty of time explaining and was very good. His English is excellent and he also spent some time explaining about modern day Cambodia which was also very interesting. He was very enthusiastic and showed us all sorts of interesting details and is very knowledgeable – an excellent guide.

Barry & Eileen Besnard (Jersey, Channel Islands) March 2009
We have nothing but praise for our guide and driver, they were both excellent. We thought the tours were very well constructed and conducted at a good pace. Our guide (Chamrong) was very knowledgeable and attentive to us at all times. All the places we visited were highlights.

Mr & Mrs T Haworth (UK) March 2009
It could not have been any better, highly recommended. We loved visiting the temples in three sessions – which gave us time to rest at our hotel in between. Our guide, Reaksmey, was delightful, helpful and spoke very good English which made it all very easy for us to understand.

Barbara & Michael Williams (UK) March 2009
The tour was very informative, well balanced and great fun. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our guide and driver were first class and very flexible. It was just as we’d hoped for.

Desha Hill (USA) March 2009
The guide, Savuth, was well informed about the history and temples we toured. He spoke excellent English and was flexible and willing to take me shopping in addition to touring the temples. I found him to be courteous and prompt and always helpful. I very much enjoyed his tours and I will be recommending him to my friends who travel to Cambodia.

Jane & Michael Guest (UK) March 2009
What we saw was better than we expected but our guide (Panya) was the best of all, very knowledgeable and delightful.

J Cosier (UK) March 2009
Well planned, well organised and well presented. Best guide and driver of the tour. Well done.

Brian Stoneham (UK) March 2009
All tours and service were impeccable. The 3 day trip was excellent, everything was amazing. Our guide Panya was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and helpful and made our trip to Siem Reap very special. His knowledge of local bird life made for more interesting viewing on all our journeys. Soum our driver was very polite and friendly too. We would definitely recommend these two people as a great guide and driver and should we ever return to Cambodia we would request both of them for our tours.

Marion Montgomery (USA) March 2009
Hanuman Tourism and Mr Vichet was a godsend for us. So professional, great response time, clear information. Seam Mardy was our guide. He was on time, paced us well and was attentive to our overheating, etc. We enjoyed our time with him and recommend ‘D’ to any other tourists.

C Wylde (UK) March 2009
The morning tour to the floating village was aborted due to bad weather and our guide Piseth arranged an impromptu visit to his home village – for me it was the highlight of my tour.

Kelley Kirklin (UK) March 2009
We give the highest praise to your company and to our guide Sothy. The tour has been fantastic! We enjoyed all aspects of the tour tremendously. The combination of sights and events was fantastic, and Sothy was able to educate us about this beautiful country. He gave us many insights into modern Cambodian life and described the ancient monuments in understandable detail.

Elizabeth Morrison (UK) March 2009
Our guide Polrith was wonderful – incredibly knowledgeable, interesting, friendly and welcoming to a fascinating country. His humour and insight into the country and its history really made our trip. The temples, floating village and especially Angkor Wat at sunrise were all special highlights. Overall a wonderful trip – made even more special by Polrith.

Majorie Battersby (UK) March 2009
A well balanced tour, experiencing the temples but also more importantly the culture of Cambodia. Sothy was a sensitive, intelligent, flexible, courteous and interesting guide. My compliments also to Barn for his excellent driving. They both made our trip to Cambodia a memorable experience. The HanumanAlaya hotel was also excellent with immaculate service.

Teddy & Marcy Bourne (UK) March 2009
Your service was faultless. We greatly appreciated Panya’s knowledge, intelligent suggestions and flexibility. He went out of his way to find out about our particular interests and to plan our tour to cover them. He was enthusiastic, courteous, considerate and punctual. His knowledge of birds added to our enjoyment. Particular highlights: Panya was able to explain, in real detail, the significance of the bas-reliefs; the walk through the forest to Ta Nei; Panya planned for us a walk through the villages of Wat Sbay and at Athvea which was very interesting. In fact we enjoyed all of it – it was all we had hoped for and more.

Mr & Mrs H Angliss (UK) March 2009
We had a superb guide, Piseth, who was able to tell us so many stories about the life of the people of Angkor and he was very passionate. We felt very lucky to have him. Thank you. A comprehensive tour around the temples avoiding most of the other tourists and a flexible itinerary to suit our needs.

A Simmonds (UK) March 2009
Our cheerful and excellent guide Samol was able to provide us with all the information we needed about the historical sites and his love of his country.

Trudy & Ian Gray (UK) March 2009
Piseth was a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide for our 3 days at the temple – it was easy to keep interested for that time. He was very helpful and flexible and patient. Also helpful in suggesting good places for photographs. It was good that he seemed to enjoy the trips too!

David & Lynne Stanford (UK) March 2009
A fantastic tour, we loved all the temples and had a good time on the lake too. Our guide Piseth had a huge amount of knowledge and his English is extremely good.

James Grisdale (Italy) March 2009
Excellent guiding and wide knowledge of Thinh, who also speak very good English – he tailored the tour well for our requirements and helped us avoid the worst crowds. Angkor is outstanding and we particularly enjoyed the quieter, less restored temples such as Ta Nei and Preah Khan.

Kathleen Duncan (UK) March 2009
Tour was remarkable for its consistent quality and content. Our excellent guide Hong was very responsive to our needs. Extent of his knowledge impressed us and his concern for keeping us out of the heat of midday. Very skilled at avoiding crowds at the temples which added hugely to our enjoyment and appreciation of these wonders.

T & J Mould (UK) March 2009
It was just perfect. It was fascinating and captivating, a real adventure and an insight into another culture.

Richard Adams (UK) February 2009
Every aspect of our visit to Siem Reap was wonderful, and greatly enhanced by the enthusiasm and knowledge of our guide Vuthy and a good driver.

Bill & Christine Redmond (UK) February 2009
We felt very lucky to have such a knowledgeable guide (Vy), with good English, a conscientious attitude, a quiet delivery and a sense of humour. Thank you for such an enjoyable first visit to Cambodia!

Laura Smith (UK) February 2009
Kimlieng was excellent and spoke very good English. Really enjoyed the tour of Phnom Penh with her, and the sunset cruise was excellent.

Sue Lewis (UK) February 2009
The guide, Sun Veasna, his knowledge of all trips in Cambodia is fantastic and with perfect English – he is the best guide I have ever had.

Tom & Linda Gibson (UK) February 2009
We loved meeting the people in the villages, markets and in their homes, particularly in Battambang, with the bamboo train and going around the village. Also stopping unexpectedly at a banana drying house, women working on cassava, etc. Eak and Sna both did their best to help us enjoy our holiday and we couldn’t have asked for a better guide and driver.

Andrew Page (UK) February 2009
The background and context provided by our guide Smey was excellent. Smey’s English was very good and this helped our understanding.

Dr R Long (UK) February 2009
My guide Kunthear was excellent and very responsive and I enjoyed being with him.

Mr & Mrs Benfield (UK) February 2009
Having a female guide (Monira), who speaks good English, gave us interesting explanations of locals customs, traditions and beliefs. She treated the Pol Pot era with great sensitivity and we enjoyed hearing about her families experiences in a refugee camp. She is a very good guide.

Jim & Vicki Sykes (Australia) February 2009
Very knowledgeable guide (Ponlok) who gave us a good understanding of the country, its history and traditions. We were very well looked after.

Ila Asplund (USA) February 2009
Chamroeun was a wonderful guide and watched every detail. We had a very moving experience with all our visits and speakers and we will never forget it. And he was very flexible with our changes.

Richard & Caroline Smerdon (UK) January 2009

Ponlok’s English was really excellent and he gave clear and sensitive explanations to any questions we put to him whether cultural or political. He was very good at adapting our programme to fit our interests better.

Richard Brott (Canada) January 2009
Our guide Pisith was very organised and had a thorough knowledge of the area. He was flexible and willing to take us to places we requested off our scheduled itinerary, which made for a great trip.

Janette Dixon (Singapore) January 2009
Our guide, Yada, shared his personal story about his family’s experience during the Pol Pot regime while we were at the Genocide Museum. He and our driver were exceptionally helpful and accommodating.

Brandon Cooke & Jacqui Wong (Hong Kong) January 2009
Very friendly and knowledgeable guide (Phirum) and driver – we were often taken to temples at good times to avoid the crowds and we saw many places but never felt rushed. We had many chances to experience the local culture. Of course the temples were spectacular. In short if we have another chance to visit, we will request the same guide and driver.

Richard & Caroline Smerdon (UK) January 2009
Ponlok’s English was really excellent and he gave clear and sensitive explanations to any questions we put to him whether cultural or political. He was very good at adapting our programme to fit our interests better.

Janette Dixon (Singapore) January 2009
Our guide, Yada, shared his personal story about his family’s experience during the Pol Pot regime while we were at the Genocide Museum. He and our driver were exceptionally helpful and accommodating.

Richard Brott (Canada) January 2009
Our guide Pisith was very organised and had a thorough knowledge of the area. He was flexible and willing to take us to places we requested off our scheduled itinerary, which made for a great trip.

Robert Asquith (UK) January 2009
Very interesting history, our guide Phirum was very knowledgeable. Nice to see the local people in the villages, especially the riverside villages.

Kelley & Hannah Kirklin (UK) January 2009
Everything was very well done, especially the very sensitive discussion of the Khmer Rouge period and the genocide. Our guide (Yada) was excellent.

Gust Manfred (Germany) January 2009
Our guide Eng Hark is the best! Irrawaddy dolphins – wonderful, the hotel in Kompong Thom was very very good, we loved the journey through the villages.

Jeremy & Kath Del Strother (UK) January 2009
Our guide (Ponlok) had lots of interesting information on people and places and was keen to see we learnt about Cambodia. He was friendly and helpful and made sure we were happy. The best visit was the PSE project in Phnom Penh.

Olivia Harrison (UK) January 2009
Our guide was very informative, patient and flexible to our needs. Sieng was an excellent guide.
 
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Hanuman's Temple Safari is featured on page 32 of ‘The Guide to Responsible Tourism in Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam'.
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