Our experience with Tom couldn't be better. We was sharp on time at 5am to pick us up. With a lot of knowledge on history, he could tell us in details everything about the complex. We spent around 3 hours in Angkor Wat and had a little breakfast pause next to the water, which felt good. We took many pictures of us and waited patiently while we wanted to see something else. We were back on our hotel around 1pm super tired (hot weather!) and pleased with the experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Luiza Thank you so much for a beautiful review and I’m so pleased to hear you earned a wonderful experience from Cambodia, I hope to server you again when you return to visit again. Well, I hope you will share the experience with your family and friends, so then they are confidently coming to visit Angkor Wat as one of the important trip. We love you! God bless you! Thanks Tom
Christina MellaceUnited States
Tom was an incredible guide - extremely knowledgeable and worked so well with our group of four. He offered great insight into how to arrange the trip, and we left feeling like we were able to make the absolute best of the short time we had to see Angkor Wat!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christina It’s my pleasure to hear you had wonderful time visiting Angkor Wat, Siem Reap! I hope to serve you again whenever you return to visit Cambodia again, especially your family and your friends who have not been here. Well, on behalf of Cambodian and Toursbylocals, I wish you a lot of lucks, healthy, prosperity and happiness! I look forward to seeing your returning and hope to serve you again! Thank you so much! Tom
Lawrence BrettUnited States
Tom was an excellent tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about Angkor Wat area sights and could answer all my questions. He is very personable , speaks great English, and is a great ambassador for the Cambodian people. I highly recommend Tom for your Angkor Wat tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lawrence Thanks so much for your great review and thanks so much for coming to visit Cambodia. I hope you have good experiences here and I hope you’re gonna share the experiences to your friends and family. On behalf of Cambodian and Toursbylocals, I wish you all the best of lucks, happiness, prosperity and longevity. Warm Regards Tom
Trevor TavaresUnited States
Sophon "Tom" was the best. He was very helpful from the very start and made our trip to Cambodia extra special. He is very knowledgeable about all aspects of Cambodian history and is not afraid to tackle the tough subjects. You can yell he loves his job and his country very much. He took us on an expertly guided tour of Ankor Wat and also doubled as or photographers. He knows the routes and angles so you get no other people in your photos! He is the best and we can't thank him enough!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Trevor I do hope you have good time and carry back beautiful memories from Cambodia back home. I also hope it’s a special meet like friends or family. Gratefully, on behalf of Cambodia and Toursbylocals, I would like to say thanks so much for choosing us to give services. We wish you all the best of lucks, love, healthy, happiness, prosperity and longevity. I’m looking forward to seeing you again in upcoming future! Warm Regards Sophon
Kuan Wai FoongMalaysia
Sophon is really caring and accommodating throughout the tour as we traveled with my grandma to Angkor Wat. We managed to see everything as planned and even extended our tour to the famous Banteay Srei.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kuan Wai I do hope you have good memories and enjoy learning about our culture. On behalf of Cambodian and ToursByLocals, I would like to say thanks very much and wish you all the best of lucks, love, healthy, happiness, prosperity and longevity. I hope to see you again someday in the future. Warm Regards Sophon
David ClarkUnited States
My tour of Angkor was absolutely fantastic. I am so very glad that I had a private tour as I avoided most of the crowds and had my tour tailored to meet my exact needs. Tom (Sophon and his brother, Chea, the driver) were the best! Tom speaks excellent English and was always fun, polite, attentive and very, very knowledgeable about the sites we saw. I highly recommend Tom, his great driver, Chea, and his wonderful Lexus RX300. Do not do Angkor without a private tour guide! Again, I recommend Tom!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David and Lynn It’s honorably to express Cambodian culture, and our main sites to you. Well, I would like to say thanks so much for coming to visit Cambodia from a very long distance, tour present was a big change to this country. On top of that, I do hope you have fabulous experiences and carry beautiful memories from Cambodia back home. Shortly, I wish you all the best of lucks, healthy, longevity and happiness. Kind Regards Tom
Suzanne SuttonUnited States
Sophon provided me a private sunrise tour of the temples in Siem Reap, which was the best way to experience and understand all the history and details of the each of the amazing temples. He and his driver could not have been more accommodating and thoughtful. Sophon was also extremely knowledgeable, easy to talk to, and entertaining. I would highly recommend him over any other tour guide. I will definitely call upon him to help me navigate any part of Cambodia when I visit again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Suzanne I would like to say thank you very much and appreciate you so much for spending your wonderful time visiting Siem Reap, Cambodia. Well, I do hope you carry fabulous memories from Cambodia back home. Thanks Tom
Maxine BaerwaldtUnited States
He has excellent knowledge and speaks with fluidity. He was one of the best tour guides that I have had in my 11 years of travel. He even taught us how to use our cell phones to take some very tech. advanced photos ! Thank you for a wonderful day !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maxine I would like to say thanks very much for coming to visit Siem Reap, spending time to see temples and our culture. On behalf of Cambodia and Toursbylocals, I really appreciate you so much for choosing us to give you services! Well, I do hope you have a good experience during your days trip here and get some extra knowledge about Cambodia from me. Warm Regards Tom
Eileen MontalvoUnited States
We had a wonderful time touring Angkor Wat and other temples with Sophon. He was very informative, entertaining and attentive. He is also a great photographer. Had we met earlier, we would have booked exclusively with him. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eileen I really appreciate you so much for choosing Cambodia in your days trip! I hope you have a good experience here. Happy New Year and I wish you all the best of lucks. Thanks so much for your kindness! And I hope to see you return to visit Cambodia again. Warm Regards Sophon
Sybil VillanuevaUnited States
Sophon (Tom) was very prompt, professional and knowledgeable. He also provided top notch service (cold bottled water to take with us on the tour, a cool towel every time we came back to the air conditioned car, insect repellant (which I forgot to bring), etc.). If back in the area, we would use Tom again as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It’s my honor to be your own tour guide and show you about my own culture. I hope you will come back as soon as possible. Thanks Tom
Gary AttewUnited Kingdom
We had an amazing tour with Sophon and his brother who drove us in a fantastic private mini bus to all the key temples, including Angkor Wat at sunrise and then on to Bayon and Ta Phrom the one known as Tomb Raider, however Banteay Srei and Floating Village Of Kampong Pluk are two main areas we also put on our list. After the floating village we moved out onto the lake and watched an amazing sunset. A long day but one of those lifetime experiences you will never forget. Thank you ��
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for coming to visit us, and our culture! I do hope you have learned about our culture and experienced nice thins in life. I hope you will be back some day later. Thanks Tom
Elena KnappenUnited States
Tom (and his driver who gave us the tour) was a wonderful guide! We had such a great day learning about and experiencing Angkor Wat. The car is comfortable and there are always cold waters and cold towels to cool you down. Guide knows tons of information and all the best spots for photos. It was a wonderful experience. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elena It’s my great privilege to be chosen as your own personal tour guide. I hope you have a wonderful experience and enjoyable trip, even though you’re sick. I hope the next day of tour could fill up your journey. If it could happen again, I wish to see you again in the near future and please feel like I’m your friend or family. Thanks Tom
Jose Cesar Chavez ZarateMexico
Excellent guide, has all the knowledge about the tour, and adapts to your needs (time in my case), if you ask him more, he clarifies in detail the doubts that come out. And the plus he has is that he is an excellent photographer and knows the best places and angles for a perfect photo. Very pleased with my attention received, thank you very much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It’s my great privilege to be chosen to work with you and on behalf of the Toursbylocals, I would like to say a big thanks and appreciate you so much. I hope to see you again in the near future. Thanks Tom
Hannah RoseUnited Kingdom
Tom was a great tour guide for our visit to the temples, I'm so glad we found him! He knew all the great spots to take photos, was full of information and encouraged us to ask him as many questions as we wanted to. He was so genuine and sincere, it felt like we were spending the day with a friend! Highly reccomend picking Tom for your tours in Cambodia! :-)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hannah and Toby You’re so nice. I’m so pleased to be your own personal tour guide and others. It’s my pleasure to work with this job. I wish you a couple of children soon and hope to see you again in the near future. Thanks Tom
Christopher FordUnited Kingdom
An absolutely amazing day with Sophon guiding us through the temples around Angkor. Sophon was so enthusiastic throughout our 8 hour tour and was incredibly knowledgeable providing insights every time we stopped. I cannot praise him enough for making our visit so memorable. I would recommend him to anyone wanting to have a trip of a lifetime.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm thankful to your kindness and wish to see you in upcoming future!
William S.United States
Sophon made our trip through Angkor Wat comfortable and interesting. I would use his services again in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear William Thanks very much for your kindness! I'll try the best to show you around with more interesting things.
Jennifer Ruiz GarayUnited States
Tom was excellent! Spoke English fluently, knew so many cool facts and stories about the temples, was on time and prepared with a cooler of cold water and cold towels. He was my personal photographer, taking shots I would have never known to look for. I can't think of a better way to experience Angkor Wat than with him! He also went above and beyond and picked me up for evening festivities afterwards. Truly made my trip to Cambodia memorable and I highly recommend his services!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much for being so nice to me! It's been my pleasure to be your own personal tour guide during your days trip in Cambodia. I would to take this opportunity to sincerely thanks very much for your valuable time in Siem Rea, Cambodia. You have created jobs for us that's really important for Cambodian. I hope you have a huge warm and fun here and hope to see you again in the future. Thanks Tom
Chris ReynoldsUnited Kingdom
Very knowledgeable, attentive and kind. Great guiding Tom!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks very much Chris for choosing me as your own personal tour guide, you have created jobs for us and Cambodian. You will be welcome to come back in this beautiful country man!
Basit QayyumNew York, NY, United States
Sophon(tom) is the best guide in siem reap. His knowledge about Cambodia and Angkor Wat is unparalleled. We had pleasure of having him for 2 days and could not get enough of him. On top of his knowledge his personality and his kindness as a person are unparalleled. What a nice human being. His brother who was driver was also very polite and kind.. can happily call Sophon my new friend.. will never forgot Cambodia because of him.. I give him 10 stars if possible!!!'n
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear New Body I'm so glad to hear that. Thanks for being so kind and funny. You're so amazing and thanks again for being a new body to me I will miss you a lot. Hopefully, you'll be back in the upcoming future and i look forward to offering you a great tour again. Thanks Tom