Da was an excellent guide. Her local knowledge made our trip interesting and educational. My 13 year old daughter and I had a great day, thank you.
Ms. Fiona T., Phnom Penh, 04 Apr 2016
My wife and I did a one day tour of Phnom Penh and are extremely satisfied with its entire content. If the beginning was rather sad because of the visit to the Genocide Museum (which is a definite must since it is part oft he country’s history!), the end of the tour on a ship watching the sunset was memorable! All in all, we were able to learn much about the city, its history and were able to experience various things like taking a ferry to a neighbouring island to visit a silk producing business, among others.
This was the second tour we booked with Urban Adventures (the first one being in Ho Chi Mihn, Vietnam) and, as mentioned before, we are completely satisfied. The booking process is straight forward and the communication with the company works very well.
This review would be incomplete if we didnt mention our wonderful tour guide Picheda. She is a young and very motivated tour guide with experience who was very knowledgeable of her subject and very professional. She executed the tour very well, was very friendly and shared with us her knowledge about her country, people and traditions. She is a very nice person to spend the whole day with! We recommend her and her work unconditionally!
Thanks for everything and keep up the good work!
Mr. David G., Phnom Penh, 25 Feb 2016
Very good but the local delicacy eggs with half formed embryos were a bit of a surprise. We couldn't bring ourselves to eat it and may have offended our host by our refusal. Perhaps if we were asked before hand if we were interested in something like that first, would could have said yes or no prior to having the dish presented to us?
The silk farm was a real highlight. Loved helping out the local economy by buying their incredibly well made goods.
Mr. Nathan P., Phnom Penh, 08 Oct 2015
had a fantastic time in Phnom Penh. Our guide was absoutely fantastic and went above our expectations. He purchased a Tarantula for us to eat (something we would never have done). we learnt so much about the culture and history. we had an amazing time and would definately use Urban adventures again. had a a great experience and our guide is a credit to your company.
Ms. Anja C., Phnom Penh, 25 Nov 2014
The trip was a harrowing experience with the horrific events having taken place in my lifetime.The local guide - Daro - was excellent. He left nothing out but handled the whole experience in S21 and the killing fields sensitively. I think everyone should make this trip when in Phnom Penh.
Mr. David S., Phnom Penh, 16 Nov 2014
Many thanks to Daro for making this extremely sad and horrific part of the Cambodian history bearable and dare i say, enjoyable. Daro was very knowledgeable and respectful of his surroundings, and allowed the group to take in the sights and environment in their own time. Meeting the surviving men from S21 was a highlight and a real pleasure.
Ms. Suzanne B., Phnom Penh, 27 Aug 2014
A wonderful day one-on-one with my guide Daro, a young Cambodian man with a passion for guiding and exploring. A very hot day spent travelling around the city, learning about the history, taking in the sights, playing with Tarantulas! and having a few laughs - a truly memorable experience.
Ms. Suzanne B., Phnom Penh, 27 Aug 2014
Insight tour! Booked the tour to S21 prison and Killing Fields and happy with the service provided: worth the price! Pick up was on time and loved that it was a small group - on the day I had the tour, there were only 3 of us. Our guide, Ne, was very knowledgeable on all the historical facts, appreciated how he walked us through the harrowing Khmer Rouge era with such insight and a deeply moving narrative of the fate of the Vietnamese at the hands of Pol Pot. Our group had several questions and Ne answered them all - a sign that he was fully immersed in the details of that era. His anecdotes also reflected the current updates on the Khmer Rouge trial (the week before our tour, 2 top leaders of the Khmer Rouge were sentenced to life imprisonment). Not to be missed when you're in Phnom Penh - it beats just having the audio guide offered on site; it was personalised and the insights you get are valuable to fully understanding VN history.
Ms. JULETTE A., Phnom Penh, 14 Aug 2014
I was very fortunate to have Ne as my guide for this extremely sobering tour. He was sensitive to the nature of what we were going to experience that day but also told it to us straight as there is no way to sugar coat the atrocities that occurred at S21 or Choeung Ek.
Meeting the 2 Survivors of S21 is an experience that isn't going to leave me. I couldn't say anything because I was so close to bursting into tears.
Having taken a few tours, I can say that Ne is a fantastic guide! Knows an incredible amount and I especially appreciated his insights into current Cambodian life and challenges. The snacks and coconut water he provided for us was welcomed and enjoyed. I wish him the very best.