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“Great tour operator, amazing trip”

See Asia Differently
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Owner description: See Asia Differently is a European, family owned Asian based Tour Company specializing in unique, bespoke tours in six of South East Asia’s most diverse and exciting countries: Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Burma, Thailand and Indonesia. Our tours, whether you choose to do a one day trip or a two week itinerary; are available to everyone from the single traveler, couples, families and private groups.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We organized our private Cambodia tour with Kevin. He was great. Easy to work with, easy to communicate with. He gave lots of good advice when we were trying to come up with our itinerary. The hotel choices were all great. Our driver, Ra, was the BEST! Which is important since we spent several full days in a van with him as we made our way around the country. He was friendly, fun and smart. He was able to answer all of our random questions about things we saw along the way. I believe you get a good deal for your money with See Asia Differently. Once we saw how much ticket prices were for each attraction, temple or park we went to, and it was all included in our price, we started to realize that it was even a better deal than we originally thought. And in underdeveloped countries like Cambodia, it is worth every penny to have someone looking after us, picking us up, giving us advice and guiding us along the trip. Ra’s air conditioned van was comfortable and clean and we could tell he takes care of his stuff. We totally enjoyed our Cambodian adventure!!! We spent one day in Phnom
Penh just to see the palace and killing fields. Recommend doing that first because it really is shocking and depressing. I wouldn’t want to end our trip on that note. Then we spent 2 nights in Sen Monoram to see the elephants. We had a full day in the jungle, walking to the river, feeding the elephants and then swimming with them and bathing them. With local lunch cooked for us there on the river. We spent one night in Kratie on our way to Siem Reap. We did a dolphin kayaking tour which included 6 miles of kayaking! These adventures are not for the weak! Then we spent 4 nights in Siem Reap. The highlight being a full day of touring Angkor Wat. Amazing. Then a day jeep tour to the sacred mountain. And finally ended our trip with a day off in Siem Reap for just wandering around the markets and finding souvenirs and enjoying the pool.

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

I started contacting tour companies for a last-minute family X-mas holiday in Cambodia in late October/early November, trying to test the waters. Many companies responded with the usual (take your pick) "too late, we're full, we don't do custom tours...", or the best ones were: "pay us thousands of dollars and we'll plan a custom trip for you!". As an important bit of information, all these tour companies were in Europe or North America. And then I heard from Peter Jones, head of See Asia Differently, and he said three magic things: we are local to Cambodia, because of that we know things in detail that the western companies don't or can't know, and we will work with you to plan the holiday you want. He converted all the "full, late, can't, don't" responses I'd received previously to a simple yes. But, since he knows his trade, he's not delusional. He was honest in telling me: we need to do this quickly, otherwise you will run out of time, this time for real. In the space of a week he was not only able to plan an amazing trip hitting all the things we wanted, he was able to read my mind. By just telling him the wants and don'ts he planned and booked activities, sights, transportation and lodging for two weeks. I only had to tell him when we were arriving and leaving. He made a couple of suggestions, and pushed back on a couple of things we wanted to do, i.e. this site is too far away, highway is in bad shape, will take out too much time from your holiday. Once on the ground, Ra, Peter's driver/tour guide/problem solver was on the case. Incredibly funny, great with the kids, extremely helpful, he drove us up and down Cambodia safely. At one point some of us got a stomach bug and Ra jumped into action and dealt with all the externalities in the course of an hour so that we just had to worry about walking to the car and to the hotel room. To anyone who has read this far: I cannot recommend these guys any more, and I look forward to working with them in other countries.

Thank Chaios
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We had the most wonderful holiday in January arranged by See Asia Differently, who were superb.

Having talked to us first to understand the type of people we are, what we wanted to do and see, the type of hotel we wanted to stay in Peter and his team could not have arranged a better holiday - and I would not have changed a thing.

The guides were lovely and adaptable to our requirements either adding or excluding locations on the day. The cars were clean (and cool) and drivers always there when expected.

I would definitely use See Asia Differently again.

Thank Nicky H
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Using See Asia Differently for our trip to Cambodia was the best decision we could have made for our family. My retired parents had never been to Asia before, and I was looking for something that would be a good fit for them, as well as not too touristy for myself, an avid traveler. We couldn't have been any happier with See Asia Differently from beginning to end. Eva and Peter helped us make the best choices in regards to seeing the temples of Angkor, as well as getting an overall cultural Cambodian tour. We spent a day and a half at the temples of Angkor, went to Phare, the Cambodian circus, and visited outlying villages on Tonle Sap lake, with a stop at a cooperative of artisans. Every single moment of every single day was perfect, didn't feel rushed, and the choices made for us in regards to lodging and recommendations for non-profit dining were wonderful. Ra, our incredibly careful driver, was hysterically funny and knowledgeable. We got overviews of what's happened in Cambodia since the war, and felt comfortable asking personal questions about the lives of all of the diverse people that we were visiting. Mr. Chhin was our tour guide for the temples, as well as our translator while we visited with monks, and floated around the stilt villages of Tonle Sap. We inquired about visiting the Land Mine museum and mentioned a few other interests in passing, and See Asia Differently researched possible add-ons for us, that I wish we were able to do- next time, for sure! Mr. Chhin, our private tour guide, moved us through our day, teaching us about the geography, culture, and history of Cambodia, all while somehow sneaking around the most crowded spots, without missing a single site. Our only regret was that we didn't spend more time in Cambodia. When we return to Asia, we will research no further than See Asia Differently. Their professionalism, planning, guides, knowledge, and flexibility and price point made our trip absolutely perfect.

Thank 650Rebecca504
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Two weeks ago we spent more then week in Cambodia. All trip was prepared by “See Asia Diferently”. There were no problems and we were very satisfied. We colud always reach out to them. We can truly recommend this travel agency.

Thank Petr J
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