Mr. DARA is an extraordinary tour guide. He knows his craft very well and takes care of his guests as if it was his own family. I would recommend him to my friends who are planning to visit Angkor Wat. He is an valuable asset to your country and to your company.
Hui Jiun QuekMalaysia
Dara was very responsive with my customised tour. He was punctual on the day of our tour and was also patient and polite. He is knowledgeable and speaks good English. It was a delight having him as our tour guide and would definitely recommend him for those who are looking to visit Siem Reap.
Susan BegynUnited States
What can you say about a tour of Ankor Watt. It was absolutely amazing and Dara did a good job of presenting the information and answering our endless questions. We were able to decide what we wanted to do and enjoyed his outlook on the history of Cambodia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to all of you for spending your time in my country and It was my pleasure of serving you. Hope to see you all again some day. Dara.
Dave ThompsonSouth Africa
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.
Stoey StoutUnited States
Dara was on time for pick up in an air conditioned van. His tour kept the excitement building throughout the day. We saw more of Angkor Temples on one day w Dara than we would have in three days on our own. Her knew where every photo should be taken and where every secret route was to avoid the crowds. He also took us to the Artisans D'angkor center. Loved it, then finished it off with the Apsara Show. There were 5 in our group and we all agreed a guided tour is the ONLY way to see this site.
Odessa Del RosarioPhilippines
We enjoyed the Angkor wat tour with Dara. He is a very nice and approachable tourguide. 4 years ago he is our guide together with my 2 friends and I am happy he is our guide again with my family.
Arturo FerminUnited Kingdom
Dara is not only informative, punctual and curteous; but he is also a delightful individual that personifies the warm and welcoming nature of Cambodian people. Excellent guide!
Mohan DoraisamyUnited Arab Emirates
Dara Rann was very friendly and knowledgeable. He was very attentive to the questions we asked and answered them clearly. He always had our interests and comfort in his view. He arrived 10 minutes before schedule and was flexible and in full control of the itinerary. Helped us all the way through with various points of interests which we would have missed without him.
Michael DrakeUnited States
Dara was fantastic. We are a family of six with children ages 12, 10, 6, and 4. He was great with the kids. Very informative.
Deno BarrogaUnited States
Dara was a delight from the beginning. Nothing was too much trouble & his local knowledge made our day run smoothly. We would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
We have made a short trip from Thailand to Siem Reap to see the temples and selected Dara R as our guide. The tour was well organized and Dara was an excellent guide helping us with avoiding crowds, pointing out most important areas to see and providing other relevant info. The selection of restaurant for breakfast and lunch was very good. We are very happy with everything and recommend Dara to any individual tourists or groups. Waldemar Ulejczyk, United States of America.
Jafar HamidUnited Kingdom
Myguide in Siem Reap was Dara and he did an exceptional job. I only had a few hours in Siem Reap and Dara made sure i visited all the key tourist sites. He was knowledgeable about the history of Angkor Wat and the other historic sites i visited and his English was perfect. Watching the sun rise over Angkor Wat was the highlight of my trip and Dara made sure I was in the perfect spot to photograph the sun rise over Angkor in time. The visits to Angkor Thom, Bayon and Ta Phrom was equally well organised.
Manhal TobiaUnited States
Dara met us at our hotel on time and toured us through all the main temple complexes including Angkor Wat. He was very polite, kind person, spoke great English and provided us with ample information about the country and the sites. He smartly maneuvered us through all the crowds and showed us all the best spots to take pictures. He has an eye for photography. We enjoyed our time with him and the tour so very much. We can't recommend him enough for your tour of the temples, he is absolutely fantastic.
Great day out with Dara today. He was very knowledgeable, friendly with a good sense of humour! Definitely recommend the early start to see sunrise over Angkor Wat.
Colin O'DohertyUnited Kingdom
Dara is very friendly and was an excellent and knowledgable tour guide for the one day Angkor Wat and surrounding temples tour. Thanks to Dara's advice we found the best photo opportunities at each venue. We had a great time and thoroughly recommend Dara for your tour
Excellent tour with Dara.He managed to avoid the crowds and had his own way around the temples- through quieter paths.We enjoyed our morning tour.Would recommend this definitely as the best way to see Angkor Wat and surrounding temples.
María Gabriela GonzálezVenezuela
We had a great day out with Dara. He maneuvered us around the crowds and was full of knowledge. Very well organized day with a 4:45am pickup from the hotel to see the sunrise over Angkor Wat. Definitely would recommend Dara and also do the early start. It will be worth the view.
Dara was an excellent guide and we totally enjoyed our tour of Angkor Wat. Dara was very knowledgeable and we loved that he would tell us here all the best "money shots" were so we weren't wasting time photographing a million things. We saw the 3 temples that were amazing. It was 40 degrees celsius so we opted to go to the Artisans d'Angkor Artisans that was created to help young people practice their craft while providing them with a vocation. I would definitely recommend him as a guide.
Simply excellent all round. I am a Professional Tour Giude in Australia and would have Darra as a guide instantly.... English is very good, knowledge is good ... intuition and reading the client is excellent... good sense of humour.. punctual.. well organised.... can't fault him on anything. I totally recommend Darra.
Jeanette ShelburneWest Hills, CA, United States
Dara is an excellent guide, friendly informative and responsible.
Thomas RetaUnited States
guide had a good grasp of the history and specifics of each temple we visited. dara was sensitive to what i needed specifically - good camera positions, a rest at the blue pumpkin mid tour and additional stops along our route to highlight other sights not on the days itinerary. also - he has a good sense of humor. i had a great day thanks !!
Steven ProctorUnited States
Fabulous tour guide, wonderful trip! I use Dara every time i come to Cambodia with guests!!
Pedro MasettoUnited States
Dara was instrumental in making our experience in Siem Reap an extraordinary one. He is very polite, accommodating and knowledgeable about the area and its history. Dara was also quite patient with our endless questions as well as our requests for breaks and photo shooting time. We highly recommend Dara as a tour guide for Siem Reap.
Louis PotenzianoUnited States
Dara is a gentleman. From the beginning to the end he was polite, helpful and continually looked for ways to make our trip memorable. On several occasions he would guide us on where and how to take photos so that we got the best possible shot. He also has an extensive knowledge of this region. Thanks for the great tour!
Dara met us at the Hotel at 5am. He has so much knowledge about Angkor Wat and that made the tour interesting. He showed us some paths that are usually not taken by other guides - not so touristy and we enjoyed our mini trek :) He also gave us good recommendation to watch a live performance of Traditional Khmer Dance (Aspara) and many more that was really interesting. Plus he takes really nice photos :) Thank you dara!!!!
Wei Meng NgMalaysia
Emma WilkinsHong Kong
Friendly, flexible and knowledgeable guide... Was happy to adapt the program to suit me.. had a great trip!
We had a great time with Dara. He's very knowledgeable and fun to be with. Aside from sharing information about the temples, he also made us try a local fruit fresh from the tree. After our tour, he assisted us in making reservation for our trip to Bangkok and directed us to a money changer. This is my 2nd time having Dara as a guide and will definitely book him again given the chance.
Joy T.United Kingdom
An excellent, well-planned day. Dara had a great deal of knowledge and proved a wonderful guide, able to answer all our questions. We only had one day to see the temples and Dara ensured we made best use of our time. Being able to sit in a nice cool car from time to time meant we didn't get exhausted and we appreciated the supply of cold water. Would highly recommend.
Michael BurkeUnited States
This excursion was great and just what we needed with the amount of time that we had. I highly recommend this to the traveler on limited time and that wants to see the 'big' items. Dara was very knowledgeable and professional and I highly recommend. Our driver was equally professional and SAFE! Side note - the second part of our tour was in the rain. No problem! We just pulled out umbrellas and off we went, the same positive attitude throughout. Thank you Dara!
Kenny PorushUnited States
Dara was professional and polite, and shared a wealth of information during our tour. We saw all of the Angkor Wat complex and enjoyed hearing about its history. Our stop for lunch was excellent. Dara allowed for flexibility in our program and transportation was very comfortable.
Taking a guide to Angkor is definitely recommended - it really added value. What we liked: promptly waiting for us at the hotel. Good car. What we didn't like: occasional difficulties with communicating. Ran out of water even though he assured there will be enough. Repeatedly hurried us back to the city around 2-3pm even though originally agreed to stay until sunset (6:30pm).
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comments. I will be sure to carry more water on tours in the future. I asked you whether you want to get back hotel or not ( according to the weather was not good for sunset), and you said "I think so". You asked for going to Tanei temple and We were happy to add it for you even if the road was not quite good with our modern SUV.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We are sorry to hear about this avoidable misunderstood. Dara is happy to be flexible during the tours and has a good car for changing plans when is required and possible, so next time she will be more aware of traveler´s expectations.
Lots of information, well organised, excellent service. Just what we wanted.
Debra LiUnited States
Dara did an excellent job giving us a tour of the Angkor complex. He's very knowledgeable about Cambodian history, culture, and the Siem Reap area. He also took care of my elderly parents and was very considerate of our needs. I recommend him highly!
Neeraj KumarUnited Arab Emirates
Dara is a great guide, friendly, knowledgeable. Our day was memorable.
Dara was a calm, well organised and friendly tour guide. He paced our tour well and was knowledgeable. We would recommend him to other travellers.
Dara is a kind, considerate, and informed guide, and we recommend him without hesitation. Best of all, he was very flexible, as private guides should be, amending the typical day tour with alternate activities (case in point the local kickboxing match which was a real hoot). Good man.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to your visit to my country and looking forward of seeing you again soon. Dara !
I think we came away very pleased with the service provided by Dara. Very professional and knowledgeable and we would recommend him to friends in future. We dont recommend visiting Angkor in May unless you loved the oppressive heat and humidity which saps your energy, consequently reducing your attention and enjoyment as the day wears on.
Superb! I've always dreamed of going to Angkor. And my tour with Dara made my reality more than what I expected. He was able to give us a comfortable pace. He knew I wanted to take the best pictures and knew exactly where to take those. He was always helpful in taking our pictures. He also choose nice locations in the temples to sit down and give tell us the history of that particular area. I highly recommend him! The best ever!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jaclyn to let us having a chance of serving you ! Wishing you having a good health and happiness and more success with work and life.
Wing Sum LoonMalaysia
Dara is an excellent tour guide. Very attentive, personable and knowledgeable. He is able to explain the history behind the stone carvings in an interesting manner. Had a good time on his tour.
Diane FalusiUnited States
Dara is a wonderful guide. He knew the best ways to avoid the crowds. He was very informative during our tour. He also knew each and every spot to recommend to get FABULOUS pictures, I cannot stress enough how helpful this was to us during our short stay, he made the most out of each and every moment. I would highly recommend Dara as your guide he will be a great asset to anyone using his services. We travel quite a lot and use guides quite a lot as well, book with Dara you won't regret it.
Dara provided an excellent tour of the main temples and buildings around Angkor. He has a thorough knowledge of the sites and an excellent sense of humour.
Susan GerardUnited States
Dara was wonderful!! So kind, sweet and knew the answer to every question. His excitement about this tour made us enjoy it even more. What a fabulous place. We learned so much of the history that we were overwhelmed. He took us to exactly what we had requested and when we told him we did not have enough time, he said "yes, I can do it !! And he did !! The excursion was planned we never had to wait at the airport or the hotel..and never had to worry about a language barrier. It went like clockwork.