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
Peter SmithREADING, BERKSHIRE, United Kingdom
We asked Sophon to create a tour that was different to that we had mainly experienced in our previous few days in Cambodia consisting mainly Cities and Temples. He took us to the unique fishing village of Kampong Phluk and to Tonie Sap lake. This was exactly what we wished to see. Villagers going through their normal ( difficult) life and to an area that is vital to the economy of Cambodia. His knowledge was first class, his personality and openness made us feel very welcome. Great driver and a vehicle
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter I really appreciate you so much and would like to say big thanks to you, well, I was so glad that you decided to experience this authentic lifestyles of Cambodian. I hope this experience will be a big memory to your trip. I hope to see you again in the near future. Thanks 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
Suzanne SuttonUnited States
Sophon was the perfect tour guide. He was very easy to communicate with in advance of the date about logistics and itinerary. Even though my friend and I stayed at different hotels, he picked each of us separately and promptly. Sophon was easy to communicate with, flexible to our needs, and knowledgeable. He planned a perfect itinerary that was filled with a diverse range of delicious foods (sans scorpions, snakes, and water bugs, which we learned were only for tourists) and a few locations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Suzanne Well, I hope you have beautiful experience with our foods. I really thank and appreciate your visit to Siem Reap, Cambodia! I do hope to see you again in the near future. Thanks Tom
It was a pleasure having Sophon (Tom) as our guide. He was very accommodating and his suggestions for places to dine were excellent. His love and knowledge of his country made our first trip to Cambodia very memorable. I can highly recommend him. Elaine and Lewis from Canada
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elaine It was my pleasure as well to introduce you about Cambodian Culture and History. It was a great honor to be your own personal tour guide, with the present of both of you, my brother and I have gotten jobs to improve our economy. Well, I do hope you carried big memories about our culture and history with good experiences, learned something from here. On top of that I hope to see you again in the near future. I wish you all the best of lucks, healthy, happiness and longevity. Thanks Tom
Gianpaolo PaterliniUnited States
Could not have asked for a better guide and day in Siem Reap. Sophon (Tom) our guide was waiting for us at the airport. He took us straight to the temples and informed us all the way of the history and daily life in Cambodia. It was a hot day so for Sophon to have water and cold towels for us as we went from one temple to the next was a life saver! Sophon is also a great photographer. Thanks again for everything. -Gianpaolo and Margaret
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gianpaolo It’s my great privilege to be your personal tour guide. Well, I would like to say thanks so much for coming to visit Cambodia, without you we might not be employed, you have helped to our economy to run out of poverty. On top of that, I do hope you have good experience and also find out about our beautiful cultures to have a beautiful memories here. Hopefully, we will see each other again in the upcoming future! I would like to say thanks so much and appreciate both of you! 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
Our tour guide, Sophon (Tom), was knowledgeable, friendly, and reliable. He picked us up on time, was patient with our requests, and recounted a wealth of knowledge about Cambodia's history and the temples. We enjoyed our tour very much and highly recommend this tour company and our tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert It’s my pleasure to take care you guys and give you warm services as you have spent your valuable time visiting us! Without you and other travelers we will not be able to survive here and on behalf of Cambodian, this is what I can do! Whenever I happen to Penang, I’ll let you know! Anyway, Happy New Year! I wish all of you all the best lucks in upcoming future! 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
Todd DvorakUnited States
Sophon (or Tom) is the guide you want if ever visiting Cambodia. He went above and beyond and made all our our group feel that they have a close friend in Siem Reap who genuinely cares for everyone. No request was too much and he gave us 5 days of open activities that we changed at times by the hour. Many in our group had requests that are completely out of the any planned itinerary (Traditional Khmer Buddhist Monk Tattoo) Sophon on the fly did addition research and made everyone's requests happen.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Todd Thank you very much to all you guys who have been here, I’m so glad that you have a great time with us. It’s my honor to show you my culture. I wish you so powerful like the meaning of tattoo and hope to see you again in the future.
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
Charles BurnsUnited States
We have been to all Seven Continents and Tom is the best tour guide we have ever had. We had an incredible time in Cambodia thanks to Tom and his driver. We could not have had a better guide !! Tom is very knowledgeable and extremely helpful with suggestions for activities and taking photographs. Tom knew all the little details about the temples we visited and where to take the best photos. We really enjoyed discussion of culture in the past and present. We highly recommend Tom. Five stars.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It’s my great privilege to be your own personal tour guide in Siem Reap, Cambodia. On behalf of Toursbylocals, I would like to say a huge thanks for choosing us in your day trip. I wish you the best! Gods bless you. I’ll try my best of to offer comfortable services to all visitors. Warm Regards Tom
Despo PishiriUnited Arab Emirates
Sophon is an excellent guide with very pleasant personality. He has excellent knowledge and he has made sure we visited all important places in a very short period. We were extremely happy with him and the driver he used was very careful on the road. We certainly recommend Sophon and we would use him again if he ever came back to Siem Reap.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Let me says a million thanks to your group who are really kind and your kindness to Cambodian is extremely awesome to remember. I’m sure I’ll try my best to make your trip worth visiting Cambodia again If we happen to meet again. 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!
Honest and friendly guide. Extensive knowledge on the history of Cambodia. We enjoyed our tour thoroughly with Tom!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much for your kindness! I hope to see you in the near future again. I wish you all the best luck! Warm Regards Tom
Nikolette Dr CsomósHungary
Sophon is an excellent guide with a huge knowledge of the Angkor temples, the Hindu & Buddhist heritage of his country, and the ancient Khmer Empire. He is very enthusiastic about his job and during the 2-day tour he never got tired of my many many questions. :) He and his older brother, who was the driver during my stay there, made my Cambodia stay unforgettable. Definitely recommended to travelers!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much dear! I hope to see you in the near future again!
Excellent day , informative , happy , efficient . Nothing was a problem .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kindness to me! I wis gods bless you and take care! Have a wonderful trip! Tom
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.
Guide (Tom) was very helpful and keen to please. Driver was very safe and professional. We were very pleased with our tour and would not hesitate to recommend you all.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for spending time visiting Siem Reap, Cambodia, thanks for such a wonderful kindness to me. I'm very pleased to learn a lot from you and hope to see you in the near future!
Siphon Sid (Tom) gave us a full day tour of Angkor Way today. He was excellent. Tom was enthusiastic about the sites, was very informative, was very personable and was attentive to our needs. His English is very good. We highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much for being kind to me! I wish you a wonderful trip around Southeast Asia. I hope to see you in the near future again. Thanks Tom
Thillai Raj T RamanathanMalaysia
Speaks English well with a pleasant personality. Tolerant and helpful to my three 10 year old boys and their grandma. The itinerary was well planned and evenly paced. Event the climb of 1.4 km to the River of the Thousand Lingas was made easy for the elderly. Cold towels and chilled water which were provided after each visit to a temple reduces the tiredness and enabled all 7 of us to have a wonderful experience of 8 hours for each day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much to your kindness! A huge wish to all your children and miss them already. I hope to see you again in the near future. Take care! Thanks Tom
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
Azman ToyUnited States
Sophon took me to so many special places and was thoroughly knowledgable about the cultural and historical significance of the areas visited. If you truly are interested in these aspects of Cambodian life, Sophon is the right guide for you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much man! You guy has been nice to me, creating jobs for us. I really appreciate so much. I hope to see you again in Cambodia in the near future. Thanks Sophon
Andrius SimaskaUnited Kingdom
We arrived in Cambodia for 5 Days. We booked a four day tour with Tom as we wanted to see as much of the country as possible in our short stay. To say the least it was an exhausting experience but truly amazing. Tom showed us so much and looked after our every need throughout out the tour. Would give him 5 stars. Anyone who is interested in the culture and history of this beautiful country needs to book with Tom. Thanks again for such an incredible experience xx :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I would like to say millions thanks to you who has chosen Cambodia for your holiday. it's my honor to be selected as your own personal tour guide here. I wish you from my soul a wonderful trip in your three weeks holiday. Gods bless you both! Thanks Tom
Jimmi OngUnited States
Excellent tour with Tom! We loved our 1 1/2 day custom tour for 6 people. Tom was knowledgeable, informative, great at showing us the best locations for photos and skirting the largest tour groups. He really knows his history and answered our non-stop questions about culture and politics. We learned so much about the country and are really inspired to return. Thanks again for making our trip so wonderful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I would like to say thanks very much to you Jimmi and your friends for choosing my service. Thanks very much again for visiting Cambodia, you're welcome to visit here anytime. On behalf of Cambodia, I really appreciate you so much.
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!
Extremely kind, polite, and very knowledgeable about the tour. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour with Tom.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you very much to you for choosing me as your own personal tour guide. I really appreciate you so much! Hopefully, you'll come back again in the future. Thanks Tom
Basit QayyumUnited 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