Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Siem-Reap-Cambodia by Tour Guide Sotath T. (Guide #9415)


Alicia Abelmann

United States
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Tour: #182454, One Day Angkor Wat Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Oct 8/18

This was a perfect tour experience for my son and I. We really appreciate Sotath's Attention to detail and explanations at all the temples. He was kind, patient and informative. He was also very flexible, which was so nice. Definitely book with him if you come here!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks to both of you for coming to visit our country and used our tourbylocal service Best wishes to you all

Chanaka Ekanayake

United States
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Tour: #101000, 2 days Angkor Wat tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia    view tour
Date: May 17/18

Amazing guide! Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you very much for coming to visit our country and our tourbylocal service

Joaquin Barrera

Mexico
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Tour: #182454, 1 day Angkor Wat tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Mar 9/18

Guida was 5 of 5. Would recommend he recommends some books to read.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thank to you for coming to visit our country and used our tourbylocal service All the best to you

Leif Andersen

Thailand
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Tour: #182454, 1 day Angkor Wat tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Feb 27/18

Mr. Sotath was an excellent tour guide. He was knowledgeable and with very good communication skills, a good tour planner, so - for the latter - we avoided queue ups. Finally, he was diligent, and wanted to satisfy all our needs. Leif.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for coming to visit our country and use our tourbylocal service. All the best to you

Adrian Chew

Singapore
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Tour: #101000, 2 days Angkor Wat tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Feb 18/18

Friendly and helpful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to both of you for your our service All the best to you

Pauline Fairley

West Vancouver, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada
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Tour: #129687, Sim reap and Angkor wat with2 days Tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Feb 15/18

Sotath Toun was an excellent guide. He included all the sites we wanted to see and showed us other areas he thought would interest us. The history he told, added a great deal to my knowledge of the country and the area we were visiting which added greatly to the enjoyment of the tour. I would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thank to you for coming to visit our country and used our tourbylocal service All the best to you

Kristen Marsh

Canada
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Tour: Angkor Wat Tours by Tuk Tuk, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Date: Jan 29/18

We had a great experience on this tour. Our guide knew the local area well and spoke perfect English. He was happy to go at our pace (we had our 2 young daughters with us) and took pictures of the family for us. We would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks to you and families for using our tourbylocal service for coming to visit our country May god bless you all

Carole Shaw

Canada
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Tour: #175466, Angkor Wat at sunrise, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jan 27/18

Excellent guide .found me the perfect spot. Unfortunately the clouds obstructed the sun

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your coming to visit our country use our tourbylocal service All the best to you

Jose Bautista

Philippines
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Tour: #100913, 3 days Angkor Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jan 5/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your coming to visit our country

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.

Gabriel Feiler

Australia
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Tour: #100913, 3 days Angkor Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Dec 29/17

Sotath is an extremely kind, attentive and thoughtful tour guide. He managed to navigate and accommodate the needs and demands of our group of 15 and was flexible, informative and helpful throughout. Thank you so much

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks to all of you for coming to visit our country and used our tourbylocal service . Happy New Year to all of you and your families May God bless you all

Pierfrancesco Catalano

Italy
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Tour: #129687, Sim reap and Angkor wat with2 days Tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Dec 24/17

Sothat was an amazing guide, very helpful and nice. The tour was great and he showed us astonishing landscapes.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks to you for coming to visit our country and using our tourbylocal service , MayGOD bless you Hope to see you again

Richard Rowe

United Kingdom
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Tour: #175466, Angkor Wat at sunrise, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Dec 19/17

A really good trip and a great guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to all of you

Sarika Sud

Australia
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Tour: #101000, 2 days Angkor Wat tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Dec 17/17

We took 2 day Angkor tour. Sotath was great; he made us feel instantly comfortable. He was knowledgeable & spoke good English. He was always on time & we saw all the sights on itinerary. He tailored the tour to our needs; we added Beng Mealea which is out of town & skipped the floating village & lake. He never made us feel rushed & gave us time to explore. He also accommodated sunset & sunrise. I would recommend Sotath & this tour to anyone who wants to experience the highlights of Angkor temples.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to all of you for coming to visit our country used our tourbylocal service All the best to you

Caroline Montgomery

Australia
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Tour: #182454, 1 day Angkor Wat tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Nov 29/17

We had a lovely time with Sotath. He was very knowledgeable and funny, with some great insights into local history. We would gladly go with him again and recommend him to anyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to both of you for your our service Tourbylocal May god bless you and your families Kind regards Sotath

Augustus Yiu

United States
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Tour: #146043, Countryside and Angkor 5 days tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Nov 21/17

We concentrated on touring the Angkor Wat Temples, and Sotath is the right person for our tour. He is courteous, patient, punctual and professsional. He tailored the tour to meet our needs, and maximized the time of the 3-day admission tickets to visit the most essential temples. We enjoyed his company and appreciated his dedicated service very much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to all of you for using our tourbylocal service for coming to visit our country All the best to you and I extremely hope to see you again

Jun Reina

United States
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Tour: #114655, 3 days Angkor tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Nov 5/17

We spent a wonderful 3 days in Siem Reap with Sotath. He brought a level of service that went above and beyond. Although our tour was supposed to start the following day, I contacted Sotath if he could arrange an airport transfer for us. He immediately offered to provide to/from airport transfers for us at no additional charge. His passion for and knowledge of his country are outstanding. It was a pleasure getting to know him during our visit to Cambodia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thank Jun and Reina for coming to visit our country and used our service Tour by local , All the best to to both of you and all your families God bless you !

Helga Todhunter

Australia
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Tour: #147105, Mountain Tour ( Kulen mountain ), Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Nov 4/17

Kulen Mountain with Sotath as our guide was a trip highlight...a very good choice and we are so glad we chose this day tour with him. The drive was very comfortable and the sights and scenery very worthwhile. The drive up the mountain allowed us to glimpse mountain life for those villagers who live there. The waterfall is beautiful and the giant sleeping Buddha amazing to see. We went just at the end of the rainy season so this ensured lots of water flowing over the fall. I highly recommend this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thank to both for using our tourbylocal service to visit Cambodia May God bless you and all your families

Rosanna Rubin

Canada
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Tour: #129687, Sim reap Angkor 2 days Tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Oct 30/17

excellent guide services

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thank to you for coming to visit our country used our tourbylocal service May god bless you all the time

Sarah Chin Chee Fat

Trinidad and Tobago
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Tour: #182454, 1 day Angkor Wat tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Oct 25/17

Sotath was very friendly and knowledgeable during our tour. He was quite pleasant to interact with and helpful with our requests. His experiences of travel and living both abroad and in Cambodia provides a unique perspective of the way of life in Cambodia. I would highly recommend toursbylocals to anyone planning a short trip to siem reap to gain the most out of their time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks you for coming to visit our country and used our service All the best to you Kind regards

Susan Harkness-Shifflett

United States
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Tour: #101000, Two- day Angkor Wat tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Oct 18/17

Wonderful guide, very knowledgeable about history of Cambodia, pleasant, honest, good English, flexible always putting my needs and wishes first. We packed so much into our time together from sunrise views to sunset views! It was fabulous! Activities from visiting beautiful historical temples to Kulan Mountain, boating Tole Sap Lake to see floating village, to hiking Kbal Spean, wonderfully delicious lunches, and cultural stops along the way to learn about Cambodian way of life. Excellent tours!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for coming to visit our country use our service hope to see you again All the best to you Kind regards

Chin Ling Chrissy Chan

Hong Kong
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Tour: #129687, Sim reap Angkor 2 days Tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Oct 16/17

We had a wonderful 2-days tour for our trip in Cambodia. The tour guide - Sotath Toun is so passionate about his job. He's one of the most genuine & friendly tour guide we've met lately. We'd definitely recommend to book your next tour with the company - ToursByLocals & ask for the same tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for coming our country, Best wish to all of you

Linda K Greene

United States
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Tour: #182454, Angkor halfday Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Sep 12/17

Sotath customized a tour for us. We had a mid-afternoon flight from Siem Reap after arriving the previous day from a Mekong cruise, and wished to see Angkor Wat. Sotath picked us up at our requested time, took us to see all four Temples and got us to the airport in good time for our flight. He speaks excellent English, is very knowledgeable about the temples, and very caring. In short, I can highly recommend this guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you, hope to see you again All the best to you

Sophie Birken

France
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Tour: #129687, Sim reap Angkor 2 days Tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Aug 19/17

A full tour of the temples of Angkor and of the floating villages thanks to our guide. You can be sure to have a maximum of explanation about the place and you can also ask all your questions about the site or the country's culture. Mr Sothat speak slowly so it's an easy understanding even for the non-native speakers.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks to all of you for coming to visit our country, we hope to see you again All the best to you

Josh Morris

United States
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Tour: #175466, Angkor Wat at sunrise, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Aug 13/17

My guide Sotath was great. He was knowledgeable about the temples and in general Cambodian facts and history. Super helpful when assisting with ticket purchase as well. However the need to purchase tickets separately was not explained in the tour description. Tours by Locals should update this on each tour where tickets/registration applies.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your coming to visit our country

Cristina Lopez

United States
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Tour: #182454, 1 day Angkor Wat tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jul 4/17

We had a great experience with Sotath. He speaks very good English, very polite and knowledgeable. We were two families, total 7 ppl and we enjoyed the whole day tour. He knows the history well and has lots of stories to share. I would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thank to all of you

Benjamin Proctor

United States
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Tour: #114655, 4 days Angkor tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: May 25/17

Great guide, very knowaladgable smart tiny and kind! Wonderful person supervises out of his way for whatever you need!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks to all you for coming to visit our country I do hope you come again All the best to all of you and your families

Tracy Hatlestad

United States
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Tour: #182454, 1 day Angkor Wat tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: May 24/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your coming visit our country God bless you

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Jane Flew

United Kingdom
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Tour: #144065, Floating Village Tour ( Tole Sap lake), Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Apr 16/17

Excellent tour by Sotath who was very informative and interesting.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to all of you

David Reintjes

Hong Kong
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Tour: #101000, 2 days Angkor Wat tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Apr 14/17

Excellent guide! Sotath was incredible and knew not only how best to get around but provided great background about all the key sights. He is a seasoned guide and you could tell by how he could anticipate our needs. It was a pleasure to meet him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you for coming to visit our country All the best to you

Henri Pornon

France
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Tour: Bandeary Srey & kola d tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Date: Mar 9/17

nice guide, but bad organization : we lost about 2 hours, starting with phnom kulen where we were obliged to wait 1h30, then a lot of kilometers to go to beng mealea and then come back to banteay srei. As we had few time, we made a very quick visit of the two temples. At the end, I have discovered more things in the temples that I visited alone with my guidebook, than in the 2 temples I visited with Sothat.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank for you use our service for one day tour even your tour one weak in Angkor complex. I appreciate your feedback and I will reconsider delivering an itinerary like this in the future as this was an itinerary that I was not entirely familiar with and the distances are too far to accomplish in one day. Sorry for the experience and again, thank you for your feedback.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals are committed to quality customer experiences and take all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences and we have taken necessary action to address the issues raised in this review.

Janice Ang

Singapore
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Tour: #101000, 2 days Angkor Wat tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Mar 3/17

Enjoyed our angkor wat trip with our tour guide and driver. Excellent services provided with lots of love and patience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to all of you

Sophia van Norden

Canada
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Tour: #129687, Angkor Wat 2 day Tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Feb 28/17

What we really appreciated about Sotath is his respect for our personal space. He was always there when we needed him, but gave us space at lunch etc. His knowledge of the history of Cambodia was incredible. Just one thing...his picture on the website makes him look like a very serious person...he is in fact very friendly and personable. ;)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thing to all of you for coming to visit our country and use our service, thanks again

Deno Barroga

United States
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Tour: #175466, Angkor Wat at sunrise, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Feb 19/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you

David K.

United States
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Tour: Angkor wat 8 day tours, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Date: Feb 5/17

we spent 8 days touring w Sotath, including 4 days at local and distant temples. He demonstrated superior knowledge of the temples, including ones less commonly visited. He showed flexibility when we asked to alter our itinerary along the way, including a day trip to Battambang. We can recommend him without reservation, both for those seeking a 1-2 day temple visit as well as those looking for a more in-depth tour of the area

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks to both of you

Bradley Bishop

Canada
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Tour: #101000, 2 days Angkor wat tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jan 16/17

We had a two day tour with Sotath of Angor Wat. Sotath is an extremely professional and knowledgable guide. He is very well educated and has an encyclopedic knowledge of Angor Wat and Cambodia which he shares willingly. Sotath picked us up on time both days and drove us around Angor Wat and the surrounding area. He provided an excellent description of the various sites and responded to all of our questions. Sotath also took us to excellent restaurants for lunch. I highly recommend Sotath as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thank for coming to visit our country and use our service

Beatrice Taylor

Australia
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Tour: #182454, 1day Angkor wat tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jan 14/17

Your tour was excellent. He is courteous and informative, and you are fortunate to have such a person on your team.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to all you

Anusia Sivaratnam

Singapore
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Tour: #101000, 2 days Angkor Tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Dec 23/16

Sotath was friendly and very knowledgeable. Though 2 of the 4 of us had to miss a part of the tour, he skillfully guided us so we didn't miss any of the important sights hence we had beautiful memories to bring home! Thank you Sotath for an excellent job!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thank to all of you for coming visit our country

Martin Reiser

Switzerland
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Tour: #101000, 2 days Angkor Wat tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Dec 18/16

Our guide, Sotath exceeded our expectation by a large margin. We are photographers and our need differ from the normal tour business. We need flexibility, go early and stay until sunset and need the good advise where to go Sotath did all this but more, he was the perfect photo assistant, even though he did not do this before. Sotath is highly educated from international universities. Accordingly, his knowledge and his English are really outstanding. I highly recommend Sotath to everyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you very much

Roy Taylor

Derby, DERBYSHIRE, United Kingdom
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Tour: #129687, Angkor Wat 2 day Tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Dec 3/16

Sotath was an excellent guide, his English was good and he conducted the tour at the pace we wanted. He not only gave us interesting information about the sights but also gave us an insight into life in Cambodia. He was a credit to his country. He was also very mindful of our needs when visiting the many of the ruins and ensured my wife, who has a sight impairment, was cared for when I was taking photographs. He also adapted the itinerary to meet our needs and assisted us with shopping in Siem Reap.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thank to you for coming to visit our country and used our service

Susan Nesselroth

United States
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Tour: #175466, Angkor wat sunrise, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Nov 19/16

I did this tour on my last day in Cambodia before heading home that afternoon. The weather wasn't perfect, however it was still beautiful watching as the sun came up over the temples - it was a different feel then the sunset views I had the evening before.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you for coming to visit our country All the best to you

Denise Selati

United States
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Tour: #175466, Angkor wat sunrise, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Nov 6/16

a great experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you

David Little

Pompton Plains, NEW JERSEY, United States
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Tour: #118325, Angkor wat with rural, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Oct 18/16

We had two full days with Sotath which included airport pick-up & drop-off, very helpful. He has a very good knowledge of the Anghor Wat area and the various temples, our main reason for the trip. Sotath is very knowledgeable regarding the history of the Khmer empire and the changes in the history. He was always on time and most courteous. Water, towels and a cool car were always waiting after a temple visit. Sotath's english is good but you must concentrate to catch all the words.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you very much for using our service

Jenny Gynther

QLD, Australia
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Tour: #182454, 1day Angkor wat tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Aug 28/16

From the time I was picked up from hotel I felt very comfortable! Guide very knowledgeable and flexible with areas that we were in. Communicated very well in english and was able to answer many questions and share of his incredible background. I told Sotath that he should write a book!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thank to you and wishes you and your families get successful of your wishes and hope to see you again

Alvaro Mancera

Mexico
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Tour: #129687, Angkor Wat 2 day Tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jul 16/16

Sotath was great. Always ready and giving his best. Nice to get arround with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you very much

Rashid Ocheltree

United States
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Tour: #101000, 2 days Angkor wat tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jul 10/16

I was very impressed with my guide's knowledge of the different temples and also of the local area. He was patient and helpful. He was also flexible. He suggested changes to take advantage of good weather.I enjoyed the two days we spent together.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you very much for coming to visit our country and using our service, hope to see you again

Robert Waite

United States
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Tour: #101000, 2 days Angkor wat tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jul 1/16

This tour met my every high expectation. Sotath was on time at the airport, he took us around in a very comfortable van, he was knowledgeable about every temple, he added information everywhere we visited. Some have commented that Sotath is hard to understand. There were a few times that we asked him to repeat information, but he was always careful to tell us until we understood. May of the names are difficult, but he would repeat them slowly. I have only high praise for him and our driver.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you very much for coming to visit our country, wish you good luck

Katherine Mahjoubian

Hong Kong
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Tour: Private Tour Angkor Wat 2 days & half, Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Date: Jun 28/16

I rarely give "5" stars just b/c I always feel there is room for improvement. Sotath and Tours By Locals were great catering the tour for us when there was a mix up on timing. Sotath gave us good tours...was with us when we wanted to...but also let us have alone time to enjoy each other and the sites. He was always on time and kept us informed of our timing, etc. Thanks for a great time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you

Chet Davis

United States
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Tour: #101000, 2 days Angkor wat tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jun 22/16

We had a great time visiting the Temples of Angkor Wat with Sotath as our guide. He led us through several temples with a trip to the Floating Village of Tonlé Sap. He provided rich details on all we saw, sharing his deep knowledge of history and culture. He is kind and very attentive to his clients' needs (we SO appreciated his clean, air-conditioned vehicle). My wife and I are photographers & he suggested great shots and even took some treasured family photos. Great guide - wonderful experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thank to you , wish you good luck all time

Karen Arulsamy

Malaysia
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Tour: #129687, Angkor Wat 2 day Tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jun 20/16

Very good tour with detailed explanations on the history and architecture of the different temples. Sotath was polite, friendly and spoke very good English. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone traveling to Siem Reap.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thank to you

Angela Foster

Australia
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Tour: #101000, 2 days Angkor wat tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia    view tour
Date: May 19/16

Would like to comment on our guide Sotath who guided us around the temples of Angkor Wat. He was extremely knowledgable with his history lessons and certainly looked after us in a professional And kind manner. Highly recommended. The only downside was the heat and humidity, he suggested Travelling between November and February for a more enjoyable time. Many thanks we had a great time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you

Joelle Birge

United States
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Tour: #118325, Rural Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: May 14/16

Sotath made our visit to Siem Reap much more enjoyable by suggesting the most opportune times to visit certain sites. He also provided very interesting historical commentary as well as suggested the best places to take photos. On top of all of that, Sotath always had cold water and cold towels waiting for us in his car, which was much appreciated in the heat! Overall great experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for coming to visit our country

Andrew Wong

Australia
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Tour: #182454, 1day Angkor wat tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: May 13/16

Sotath is an extremely kind-hearted, accommodating tour guide we've had in a very long time (he wouldn't even hurt an ant- yes, he picked up the ant and placed it on the earth instead of swatting it!). He was very high-energy and spirits despite a very early morning start, was humorous in his style, and had an extensive knowledge in his history and significance of Cambodian temples. Sotath cares very deeply about his country and is proud to take travelers around to see it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you very much for coming to visit our country

Sian Fereday

Australia
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Tour: 3 days tours, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Date: May 9/16

Sotath was the perfect guide - knowledgeable, friendly and able to explain clearly the history and significance of the sites we visited. We also appreciated that we could tailor the tours each day to suit our ability to cope with the heat and humidity. His command of English is extremely good and we enjoyed his company, especially as we drove to various venues. We cannot recommend him highly enough.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you very much for coming to visit our country

Anne Sherry

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #147105, Mountain Tour ( Kulen mountain ), Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Apr 7/16

Wonderful day spent at Kulen Mountain.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thank to you for coming to visit our country

Anne Sherry

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #101000, 2 days Angkor wat tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Apr 3/16

Outstanding tour to breathtaking sights! Sotaths commentaries were very informative and descriptive, greatly enhancing my knowledge of the park. Two days provided a pacing that was not overwhelming. I had enough time to wander and explore what interested me.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you very much

Kamera R.

New Zealand
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Tour: #118325, Angkor wat with rural, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Mar 25/16

If you are looking for the best guide in Siem Reap / Angkor Wat / Cambodia look no further! Sothath has a deep love of his culture and a wealth of knowledge that he willingly shares. His flexibility is appreciated as he tailored each day of our tour to our interests, fitness level and coffee needs :) He conducts himself with professionalism, honour and integrity at all times. It was a privilege to be shown around by the best guide in Siem Reap who created an unforgettable experience for us :D

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I would like to say many thanks for your coming to visit our country, May you be happy, healthy , long life and good luck all the time

Richard B.

United States
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Tour: #118325, Angkor wat with rural, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Mar 20/16

Sotath made our visit to the temples very interesting by providing us with his knowledgeable insights and excellent advice on how to best navigate the various sites we explored.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your coming to visit our country, May you happy, heathy , and good lucky all time Hope to see you again

Elias Mizrachi

Panama
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Tour: #129687, Angkor Wat 2 day Tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Mar 14/16

very helpful, enthusiastic and very patient with the tourist. he went out of his way to help us and take us around Siem Rep, even after tour finished at the end of the day. We liked him very much & enjoyed his tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your coming to visit our country

Victoria S.

United States
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Tour: #182454, 1day & half-Angkor wat tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jan 26/16

Mr. Sotath is very knowledgeable, and a good guide. He was great about adjusting the tour to our pace (slow), and would walk ahead of us on the way out of each temple to cool down the car before we got there. I was a little disappointed that the museum tour was self guided, but other than that, he did a very nice job.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sorry, insite museum they not allow tour guide to explain to tourist, it can be disturb to other tourist that why museum have odiuo for rent, or tourist can read

Robyn Potter

Australia
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Tour: #118325, Angkor wat with rural, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jan 19/16

John Demorest

United States
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Tour: Angkor Highlights in only ONE day, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Date: Jan 3/16

We had a very good day with Sotath. He was fun to be with, very knowledgeable about Angkor, spoke English well, and managed the tour and our time (even with a few extras) very effectively. A very professional guide and highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thank to you

Roberto Saracco

Italy
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Tour: Adventure in the lost of kingdom, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Date: Dec 30/15

We enjoyed the tour very much. The guide was very informative, flexible to adapt to our needs, and made our experience much better. It might be possible to visit the sites at a lower cost but having a private guide makes everything much more relaxing.

Sam Kim

United States
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Tour: #182454, 1day Angkor wat tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Dec 28/15

We did the 1 day tour due to the fact that he was fully booked. I highly recommend a tour with Sotath. He's very knowledgeable and passionate about his work and also Angkor history. I would call him again when visiting Siem Reap, without a doubt. Also, if you plan on seeing the sites yourself, you will regret it.

Lynn Scarsbrook

United Kingdom
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Tour: #147105, Mountain Tour ( Kulen mountain ), Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Dec 8/15

A good day out in peaceful surroundings, you can swim in the waterfall too to cool off if you want

Helmut Springer

Netherlands
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Tour: #114655, 4days Angkor tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Nov 28/15

The 4 day tour was outstanding. Sotath spoke perfect English and Chinese and was totally flexible to our needs. Probably the best educated, and world travelled, tour guide I have had. He covered everything I wanted to see and photograph plus a lot more. He also respected our need for a 2 hours rest when one of my guests was very tired. Car was comfortable and he made it as easy as possible. Would recommend without reservation! Thanks Sotath!

Trevor Carpenter

United Kingdom
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Tour: #129687, Angkor Wat 2 day Tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Nov 21/15

Sotath was brilliant, polite, knowledgeable and with just the right amount of information and detail for a couple who generally prefer self guiding. Very pleased we used a guide and I would highly recommend Sotath.

Frances L.

United States
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Tour: #101000, 2 days Angkor wat tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Nov 15/15

My husband and I spent two days touring Siem Reap with Sotath in his comfortable, air conditioned car. He is an excellent guide and friendly person. When I expressed an interest in the monkeys on the side of the road, he stopped the car so I could photograph them. He always had cold water available if we needed it. He told us the history of the temples and also gave us time to take it all in and wonder around on our own. Best of all, he knew when to visit the temples to avoid the tour bus crowds. Hire Sot

Eli A.

United States
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Tour: #129687, Angkor Wat 2 day Tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Nov 3/15

Sotath was great! He showed up on time, knew the history, and could explain in pretty good English. Sotath planned things so we would get to places when there werent a lot of tourists (like after lunch) and he knew all the best picture spots. I feel like I saw all I wanted to see. He also balanced explaining and letting me explore alone to discover what I could. I would definitely use him again, and if others I know come to Cambodia, I will suggest they contact Sotath.

Boris Popov

Russia
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Tour: 3days Angkor Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Date: Oct 31/15

Very poor command of English. Poor guide qualifications. Spoiled our visit to Angkor.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank-you for sharing your feedback with me. I am sorry to read your review as it is the first time I have been told my English is poor, in fact my other customers and Tours By Locals staff have been able to communicate with me clearly.I understand support reached out to you for more information about the shortcomings for this tour but you wished to move on. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Philip Coulson

Edwards, CO, United States
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Tour: 5 days tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Date: Oct 4/15

Very knowledgeable about AW - always early - car a little run down - sometimes I had trouble understanding but always got thru. Fun to be with.

Kahwei Ng

Malaysia
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Tour: #101000, 2days Angkor wat tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jul 19/15

Sotath made our visit a lot more pleasurable and meaningful. He is well versed in English & can even say a few phrases in Mandarin. As I brought my elderly father along, Sotath was very most accomodating, ensuring at all times that my father was comfortable, and that he wasn't walking too fast. His car was immaculate and air conditioned, and his driving was very careful. He was always on time, courteous, gave us a lot of good information about the area and the temples. Having a guide saves a lot of time.

Nancy Martinez

United States
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Tour: #101000, 2days Angkor wat tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jun 17/15

Outstanding Guide - very helpful in all aspects of tour - wonderful air conditioned car - extremely helpful in finding restaurants and stores that had good value for the price - Sotath has excellent knowledge and willing shares answers no matter the question - speaks excellent English - Most highly recommend Sotath as your tour guide.

Allan Andersen

United States
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Tour: Angkor with rural 2days Tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Date: Jun 3/15

Sotath is a great guide, knowledgeable, always on-time and accommodating. The car was a bit run-down, but much better than the Tuk-Tuks in the heat.

Anne Thiesen

Hong Kong
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Tour: #101000, 2days Angkor wat tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia    view tour
Date: May 22/15

Sotath is a great guide and made a big difference to our visit to Angkor Wat and Siem Reap.He is not only a very nice person who gave us the impression to visit his beautiful country with a friend but also a very knowledgeable. He made a prefect plan to visit the temples and gave us a great insight. We learned so much about the Cambodias history as well as daily live and people. He is very attentive and nothing to much. He has the empathy to understand people and make the best of their stay.Thanks so much

Maaike Dekkers

Netherlands
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Tour: 3days Angkor Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Date: Apr 9/15

Sotath is very friendly and knowledgable guide.

James Duckworth

Russellville, AL, United States
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Tour: #101000, 2days Angkor wat tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Mar 22/15

Sotath was excellent, his English was easily understood, he was punctual, clean, personable, and exceptionally kind. Knowing that I have walking problems, he always asked the gate officials for permission to drive me close to the temples, enabling me to see as much as possible despite my handicap. His knowledge of the sights was appreciated, his extra stops for camera problems, to replenish cool water for all of us, and to show us local habitats and animals added to our enjoyment and comfort.

Nicole Bours

Netherlands
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Tour: Exploring Angkor in just two days!, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Date: Feb 20/15

Our guide was very good and well informed. We would give 4/5 stars were it not that he asked us at the end of day 1 whether we agreed with a non-guide replacement for the second day (he had family visiting) We agreed as having a disappointed guide the second day did not seem attractive. His relacement was friendly; clearly not a guide but a driver who dropped us of at temples and left us with our Lonely Planet for info. We also wanted to see buffalos and the museum and that worked OK.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear sir ! I am so sorry to hear about this. I asked permission from them to have agreement and I tried to guide them on important temple on the the day1 that I guide them remain only 2 temple on the next day, we agree each other, but on the next day he asked to add 6 place more out of itinerary and we did this for them but they still want more like Bangmealer temple , sras strong ...a long drive

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Toursbylocals does not permit guide substitution except in cases of emergency and Nicole was compensated for the second day of the tour

Carla Gregor

Canada
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Tour: 1day Tour Angkor Wat, Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Date: Feb 4/15

We enjoyed our time with Sotath. He was knowledgable, prompt, and service oriented. We also enjoyed his sense of humor. We would recommend his services.

Carol Most

United States
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Tour: 1day Tour Angkor Wat, Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Date: Jan 14/15

Solath was so knowledgible about Anghor Wat and other temples and took us beyond our expectations to see the boat people and their villages. He was a treasure!

Jinnine Ridge

Australia
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Tour: 1day Tour Angkor Wat, Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Date: Dec 27/14

Knowledgeable Guide. Sotath went out of his way to accommodate our extra requirements in itinerary and was very polite and helpful. Highly recommend.

Paul S.

United States
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Tour: #118325, Angkor wat with rural, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Dec 23/14

Sotath provided us with 2 days of tours to see many of the temples near Siem Reap. Sotath is very informative without being overwhelming. We enjoyed our time with him and would recommend him to others.

Laurene Oudart

France
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Tour: #144065, Floating Village Tour ( Tole Sap lake), Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Dec 19/14

Sotath arranged an early visit so we were the first visitors to the village. The scenery is beautiful and I enjoyed discovering this side of Cambodia. Sotath can tell you a lot of interesting things about his country and you finish the tour feeling you learned a lot.

Ivan Grasis

Australia
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Tour: #129687, Angkor Wat 2 day Tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Oct 22/14

A most enjoyable, memorable, experience could not have been fulfilled without Sotath's knowledgeable input for our two day tour. As well his company was most enjoyable. A marvellous two days exploring the history of Siem Reap's temples. We can only highly recommend Sotath.

Jason Bichard

Canada
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Tour: #101000, 2days Angkor wat tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Oct 1/14

Just returned from a 5 day trip to siem reap in which we availed the guide services of Sotath for a two day guided tour of angkor wat. Sotath was very accommodating as well as very knowledgable about the temples and any other questions we had about Siem Reap culture. Booking a private tour made it easier to set our own pace and itinerary and our guides personable nature and professionalism helped to make it a memorable experience. I would highly recommend using this service. Thank you for a great tour.

Andrea Lessard

United States
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Tour: #118325, Angkor wat with rural, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Sep 5/14

We had a great trip. We had two days with Sotath and he was very flexible as we changed things around quite a bit and customized the tour to what we wanted. He is knowledgeable and fun to converse with on all sorts of topics, not just the history of the sites we saw.

Jeffrey Chung

Hong Kong
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Tour: 1day Tour Angkor Wat, Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Date: Jun 23/14

Sotat provided excellent service. He had great knowledge of Angkor Wat and surrounds as well as understanding our needs in terms of both physical exertion and attention span. He planned a great itinerary and ensured we experienced all the important monuments at the right time. Highly recommend his services.

Robert May

United States
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Tour: 1day Tour Angkor Wat, Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Date: Jun 20/14

Very good guide with excellent English skills.

Natalia Boncagni

Argentina
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Tour: #101000, 2days Angkor wat tour, Angkor Wat, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Apr 15/14

Very good experience! Sotath speaks very good English so we could easily understand his explanations. His broad knowledge on Cambodia allow him to answer all our questions on the temples and the country's history. The car is in excellent conditions and the effective AC was essential to enjoy the tour. It was very hot! Only suggestion: during the end of the tour the explanations were not as complete and more information would be nice. He recommended an excellent restaurant for launch in Siem Reap!

Axel Klafstad

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: 1day Tour Angkor Wat, Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Date: Mar 12/14

Sotath was a very friendly and well educated guide speaking very good English. He took us to the "must see" sights in Angkor Wat and the area around. He also took us the next day to the Crocodile farm, Sunset on the lake, etc. Highly reccomend Sotath if you want a geniune experience of Cambodia.

Gillian Munro

United States
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Tour: 1day Tour Angkor Wat, Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Date: Feb 10/14